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I shudder to think how many copyright laws are being broken in using the accompanying visual image for Daniel Merrett’s next entry in this series. Probably just one really big one actually. Still, given that The Simpsons is still a smallish cult show, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers merely a mid-level bar-slash-stadium band, we might just get away with it.

We move now into the do or die section of The Vinyl Series, and meet our guest scribe’s second week choices: their very own semi-vinyl contenders.

Dan kicked our Vinyl Series off beautifully last week choosing Jimmy Eat World’s self titled fourth album as his Qualifying Vinyl choice.

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OasisBobWe are quite delighted to throw the spotlight on to our fourth Vinylist for The Vinyl Series, Mr Bob Murphy. When we were thinking of people we’d love to contribute to this series, there were a few strict criteria we had in mind:

1)   MUST have played over 250 games for the Western Bulldogs and be a champion of the club.

2)   MUST have a regular weekly column in The Age.

3)   MUST appear on a specialist football show at least once per week, preferably on a Tuesday night.

4)   MUST have a strong love of music and own record player.

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In another life, today’s Vinylist Paul Dempsey could be playing in the ruck and resting up forward for his beloved Saint Kilda FC. He’s got the height, the love of the game, and let’s face it, his vertical leap is probably elite. Had he pursued that option however, we would be aurally poorer for the fact that his 20 year musical would have almost certainly have been derailed by the training, recovery sessions, media commitments, and of course, actual games. As it happens, Paul’s contribution to the Australian musical landscape as part of Something For Kate and as a solo artist have been magical, and become a huge part of many, many people’s lives – as SFK’s recent sold out 20 Year Anniversary tour and album reissues showed.

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Our Vinylist today is a man who needs very little introduction – he’s Presentation Night royalty after all. That said, we’re going to give him one anyway because by jove he deserves it. We’re very happy to welcome the one and only Mr. Francis Leach to The Vinyl Series. If you’ve seen Francis hosting one of our live shows, read one of his articles, checked out his excellent blog, or caught him on the telly on Offsiders, you’ll know he’s a rare bird. A Saint for life, Francis is a true renaissance man with a deep love of music, sport, of human behavior, books, ideas…he’s our kind of guy.

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We’re keen fans of Brisbane Lions’ big man Dan Merrett here at Presentation Night -and not just because he’s wearing a Bears jumper in this picture (although that is definitely a plus). Whilst he’s got the ability to play up forward and kick a bag of goals when the occasion demands it, he’s also the ultimate versatile swingman with the skills to pay the bills in defence when required, usually getting the unenviable task of quieting the biggest names in the business:  Buddy, Tomahawk, Travis Cloke and their ilk. As people a lot younger and a lot cooler than us say, “RESPECT, Dan Merrett”.

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Vinyl Series

All of a sudden, the home and away season has finished, the top eight are ready to roll, and just like that, our fancy turns to the finals series.

We’ve decided to celebrate this special time of year here at Presentation Night with our very own version of those big four weeks in September that we’re calling The Vinyl Series. We’ve asked four of our favourite Presentation Night alumni to join us over the next month to count down their top four albums of all time week by week, culminating in their Numero Uno in that last week of September – The Grand Vinyl.…

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