The ABC (or Australian Broadcasting Corporation), used to play film clips to take up some of the space left in programming due to their not running ads. Usually there was one or two five minute clips to take the station up to the hour and for a new show to start.
Where do I begin?
These ... were ... awesome.
I can't remember them too clearly. One was a swedish (I think) group playing in a weird clay house, with young ladies dancing with ribbons while a skivvy beard dude played a variety of instruments.
Another was a titan rocket (I think it was) taking off, with the camera mounted on the outside recording the separation of stages with some techno music backing it.
There was Tusk of course, by Fleetwood Mac - and Sky playing on a airport tarmac in the middle of nowhere.
But the best of all was this film clip of Charlie Chaplain and some others chasing each other around in mini hovercrafts - all to the tune of 'the Sailor's Hornpipe'.
It may be the best f_ck off film clip I have seen in my entire life.
A brief skim across the web has revealed it is most likely by Mike Oldfield. Anyone know any different or know where I could see the clip again?
Man it was kewl.
God I love the ABC. Best f_cking TV station on God's green earth.
Typical the libs want to take it out back and shoot it.