The ridiculous “goon show” version of the National Anthem as we heard on your show is a disgraceful mockery. What is so overwhelmingly important that people cannot stand still and listen to the whole thing for a few minutes ? Whether some people think it is bad music or whatever is beside the point.
It is a national symbol , another one which some are always trying to mock and destroy. They must not be allowed to succeed because of our laziness and indifference.
Both the Duntroon and Australian Defence Force Bands feature a high standard of musical professionalism and should be permitted to demonstrate this for the pleasure of listeners, visitors alike., not cut off as if they are contestants in Red Symon’s ” “Red Faces”.