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The Sandpit: Casey Bennetto in song

What does it take to be a Modern Man? Singer-songwriter-funny-bugger Casey Bennetto enters the Crikey Sandpit to lay down a tune on the week in politics …

The modern world is a confusing and contradictory place, and never more so than in engaging with the essence, the stuff, the very marrow of our intellectual existence: the quest to better oneself. For songwriter Casey Bennetto, an important piece fell into place this week. Recorded yesterday for Crikey, here’s his reflection on what it takes to be a Modern Man


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*Casey Bennetto is most well-known as the writer of Keating!, but is also responsible for the songs in The Terminativity — a Christmas pantomime cross between the greatest story ever told and the Nativity. He’s scored several television shows and is currently up to his neck in Eurovision entries.

  • 1
    Posted Friday, 28 March 2014 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    Courageous move. Definitely room for musical satire here, but not sure if that hits the top note. A bit MOR in all respects.

  • 2
    Posted Friday, 28 March 2014 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Hmm…A week’s digging in the sandpit has not yet struck gold.
    Still, keep digging.
    As EMC says, courageous.

  • 3
    Posted Friday, 28 March 2014 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    I am reminded of Friday Night Funnyman Eliot Rhodes. ‘Heh heh he’s done it again.’

    Big paw prints to follow in though. Onwards, Crikey.

  • 4
    zut alors
    Posted Friday, 28 March 2014 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Is it only one week since we’ve been Dogless?

  • 5
    Posted Friday, 28 March 2014 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Welcome Casey, long time listener to Superfluity on RRR (once rising to the honour of selecting a start off track !).

    Rest assured emc that the yacht-rock MOR groove is a satirical vehicle and not indicative of Casey’s prodigiously catholic musical tastes. Next time it could be rap, soul, punk, bossa-nova or madrigal. Personally I’d like to throw out a request for Bill Shorten doing shoegaze.

    And spot on Crispy. I loved Eliot Rhodes, and even more so Mike Moore’s insincere accolades. Supposedly based on Ray Martin never ‘getting’ Clarke and Dawe.

  • 6
    Posted Saturday, 29 March 2014 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Luv Ya Casey….
    Would have loved some visuals with it though :)

  • 7
    Patrick Bowman
    Posted Saturday, 29 March 2014 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Nice one.