"It really is a heavy book. It'll break your shoulder."
- Margaret Throsby on "Out Of My Comfort Zone" by Steve Waugh, ABC Classic FM, 25.10.05
Christmas is coming, and that means another book from Steve Waugh. Retirement from the game may well mean no more diaries, so this year we get his autobiography. That, of course, means hitting the media trail. Two interviews that he gave to ABC Radio this morning are both online.
He gave a one-hour interview to Margaret Throsby on ABC Classic FM. As a guest on Throsby's program, he gets to choose five tracks to be played during the hour. I was expecting Waugh's idea of classical music to be John Williamson singing "Ol Man Emu". Thankfully, I was wrong.
Waugh's interview can be heard in either realaudio or windows media format for about one week on the Margaret Throsby page on the ABC Classic FM site. There's also a photo of Tugga and Throbbers on this page.
Elsewhere in the ABC's Ultimo headquarters, Waugh was interviewed by Richard Aedy for Radio National's excellent morning talk program "Life Matters". (This program is, in my opinion, light years ahead of the egomaniacal froot loops on commercial radio at the same time.) This 25 minute interview is available for two weeks on the Life Matters site in RA, WMA and MP3 format. For subscribers to the Life Matters podcast (which I personally recommend highly), it is today's download.
For afficionados of John Winston Howard, Australian cricket's most famous hanger-on gave the speech at Waugh's book launch on Sunday. The transcript is on the PM's website.