Monday, August 25, 2008

Dave to Spice It Up???

Gossip obsessed bloggers are tapping their keyboards in overtime due to the latest in Spice Girls drama. Diff’rent Strokes diva and wannabee pop star David Lim entered the fray this week as a rumoured replacement for Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham in the latest amalgamation of the Spice Girls reunion tour.

Spice Girls: Generation Next???

Beckham is reported to be so hung up on her life in Hollywood she is not interested in being ‘Posh’ anymore. While the search for a replacement has been a top secret operation, keen Diff’rent Strokes fans caught whiff of Lim’s audition for the gig, and leaked the story on a variety of online forums.

Lim made headlines earlier this year when he went on a tirade and denounced the Spice-ys, refusing to play them on his radio program, as revenge for cancelling their Australian tour plans. He is well known for his Posh inspired appearance, so much so he has now replaced Katie Holmes as the most believable Posh-doppleganger.

Spice Girls management are refusing to comment and Diff’rent Strokes insiders aren’t talking either. More soon…

Monday, August 18, 2008

Diff'rent Strokes Q & A Part 2

Jade and Dave are back answering your questions. Read on to hear more about Dave's burgeoning pop career, the favourite podcasts of the dynamic duo, and of course more X-Files references from Jade...

Dave we're always hearing about your pop career when can we expect to see an album released?

An album sounds all too ambitious right now. I won't lie though, I am working on material for a demo as we speak. I'm most likely to make a party electro pop record. Stay tuned.

How do you respond to internet speculation that you are actually a straight couple posing as gay for fame?

(Dave)I'll always stand by the fact that I'm proud to be on a gay and lesbian radio station (JOY) but I draw the line at my personal life. The who's who of who I'm doing is of no concern to anyone but myself and the who.

(Jade) Dave’s right we love being a JOY show, and the awesome support we have there. Feel free to continue speculating away I love it when people use their imaginations.

I love your show. Do you have any suggestions for other shows/podcasts I should listen to?

(Dave) If you enjoy pop music and particularly, brit pop as much as I do, I'd recommend the Popjustice or Island Records podcasts.

(Jade) I’m such a podcast junkie so I could go on forever but the ones I can’t live without are; Here! With Josh & Sara, The Planet, Sunday Night Safran, This American Life, Street Stories, and Hot Gay Comics.

Dave your hair is always so silky smooth in Diff'rent Strokes publicity
shots, take us through your hair routine?

Haha! My hair is very much a tragedy right now as we speak. It's really not as high maintenance as you think. I don't splurge on branded shampoos and conditioners or products. I'd be as out of place in Hair House Warehouse as a gas plumber would be - not to perpetuate stereotypes of course!

Mya, Criminally ignored???

What song best describes you?

(Dave) Really depends on what head space you're at. Right now I'm really feeling a new Mya ballad: "All In The Name of Love" taken from her largely ignored new record, "Liberation".

(Jade) Apart from “Jade’s Song” you mean??? I agree with Dave it’s really hard to pick one, my top three would be: “Back In Your Head” by Tegan & Sara, “Run” by Ben Kweller, and “David Duchovny” by Bree Sharp.

Shipper or No-Romo???

Dave after your turn as an X-Phile would you say you're a shipper or a no-romo? What about you Jade?

(Dave) It's been so long since I put my X-Phile hat on. But I'll take a stab in the dark and say no-romo! Let's keep it strictly about the UFOs.

(Jade) Everyone starts out no-romo Dave. I love that their “relationship” doesn’t affect the awesomeness of the show, The X-Files is about all things sci-fi but lets face it, the show lives and dies on the chemistry between Mulder and Scully. As you might have guessed I’m a shipper all the way now.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Diff'rent Strokes Q & A

JOY's infamous Diff'rent Strokes duo: Jade Gulliver and David Lim takes time out to answer some of your questions.

Dave gives JOY a shameless plug

Q: Jade, what's really going on between you and the intern ("Dave")?

A: “Dave” actually has a habit of intensely looking at me with those puppy dog eyes of his and given my well documented social awkwardness it makes me uncomfortable. I’m often prone to weird behaviour ranging from aggression to what may be termed ‘divaness’ when I’m in socially awkward situations. Besides, to paraphrase David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson when you spend so much time together it’s like a brother and sister relationship sometimes you love each other, other times you can’t stand each other. That’s how I feel about “Dave” right now, maybe I shouldn’t have made him move into the spare room at my house, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Q: Who would you have picked to sing the upcoming Bond theme instead?

A: (Dave) I don't know - this White Stripes dude and Alicia Keys sound like a pretty Diff'rent Strokes-ey combo to me, Jade! I like it. Although, I would've really loved to see Amy Winehouse do it though. What a shame! Remember kids - crack is whack!

(Jade) It is very Diff’rent Strokes-ey… How about to totally rip off one of our promos Deathcab for Cutie and Emma Bunton??? This new Bond is supposed to have some crossover appeal and we all know what Deathcab did for the OC and vice versa.

Jade in a whole other life!

Q: Is there a colour you wouldn't wear?

A: (Jade) I have two nevers in this life, one is wearing pink, the other I chose to let you imagine rather than reveal here.

(Dave) I seriously don't look good in orange. Hard to find anyone who is, really!

Q: What are your hidden talents?

A: (Dave) I used to think I was the only one who could curl my tongue. But soon realised I wasn't so unique after all.
(Jade) Oh, the tongue curl, it’s kind of cute you thought you were the only one! My hidden talent is the ability to tell what colour an M&M is just by tasting it. There are a lot of skeptics out there on that one, but let me tell you it’s actually a well honed art.

Q: Who chooses the music you play on the show?

A: (Jade) The music on Diff’rent Strokes is a personality all to its own. It actually is quite scary how well a Sugababes import only track and the latest from Ben Kweller compliment each other. To answer your question “Dave” has recently taken over the job of selecting what tracks demonstrate the inherent differences between Dave and myself.

Dave's beloved '97 edition Tamagotchi: as mentioned on the "Growing Pains" segment!

Q: Has Dave found a Tamagotchi yet?

A: (Dave) Umm! Yes, actually. They were going for about $25 at Toys 'R' Us - but I can't endorse that, kids. It's like the mutated nouveau kind. Not the authentic original series I grew up with in '97!

Q: Which would you rather - mow the lawn or knit?

A: (Jade) I was actually quite an avid knitter as a child and have also done my fair share of lawn mowing. I don’t know that I could chose without reinforcing a stereotype I’m not willing to actively perpetuate.

(Dave) Haha! You'd be surprised to hear this but I'd rather mow the lawn. Of course it'd be a vision much like Eva Longoria in season one of Desperate Housewives: in that episode where she's in her evening wear, working a lawn mower at night!


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Monday, August 11, 2008

OH&S Targets Jade!

Diff'rent Strokes sweetheart, Jade Gulliver, is the latest target of tabloids for her diva misdemeanours. The radio star shocked fans after news leaked of her ill mistreatment of the show's intern, "Dave" (pronounced: Air Quotes Dave). Listeners were outraged to hear of Gulliver's outlandish demands of shoe polishing and one reported instance of "Dave" being asked to hold out his hand for her to spit out her gum before going on air.

Situation apparently escalated out of hand last week when staple presenter, David Lim, was away. A close source revealed "Dave" rushed out, fighting back tears and nursing what was reportedly a bruised eye. Gulliver couldn't be reached for a comment.

Conditions are reportedly frosty between the pair, many speculating an explosive tell-all by "Dave" this Wednesday as he does his MPR (Monthly Performance Review) with David Lim live on air.

Don't miss Diff'rent Strokes this week: for Air Quote Dave's MPR and tips on how to shine in job interviews!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

She's Got The Whole Show In Her Hands...

Dave's away and Jade is left to introduce Diff'rent Strokes newest addition "Dave" the intern.

Listen in to JOY 94.9 tonight between 10 and 11pm for a sneak peek at the all new Diff'rent Strokes.

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We look forward to hearing from you! Stay tuned because there's a change coming in the land of Diff'rent Strokes very soon.