9 episodes

Bonnie & Tom lament the long lost radio show "Love Song Dedications", and in particular, the dulcet tones of Richard Mercer and his engagement with lovestruck or lovetorn individuals. The show ran every weeknight between 1997 and 2013, across the East Coast of Australia. Has the art of the love song dedication been lost? Do we need it?
This series follows Bonnie & Tom on their quest to find the voice of the Love God, and exactly what made him special - along the way, they'll talk to the experts of love songs in their city.

|| The Missing Richard Mercer podcast is made in conjunction with the theatre production, "Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer)", Tom Hogan & Bonnie Leigh-Dodds, as part of Ten Tonne Sparrow. Original music by Tom Hogan. For more information, visit http://missingrichardmercer.com

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    • 4.7, 12 Ratings

Bonnie & Tom lament the long lost radio show "Love Song Dedications", and in particular, the dulcet tones of Richard Mercer and his engagement with lovestruck or lovetorn individuals. The show ran every weeknight between 1997 and 2013, across the East Coast of Australia. Has the art of the love song dedication been lost? Do we need it?
This series follows Bonnie & Tom on their quest to find the voice of the Love God, and exactly what made him special - along the way, they'll talk to the experts of love songs in their city.

|| The Missing Richard Mercer podcast is made in conjunction with the theatre production, "Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer)", Tom Hogan & Bonnie Leigh-Dodds, as part of Ten Tonne Sparrow. Original music by Tom Hogan. For more information, visit http://missingrichardmercer.com

    #8: The Epilogue

    #8: The Epilogue

    Tom wraps the podcast up with a recap of the final development with Richard Mercer, before finishing his quest with one last dedication, and a blue goodbye... There's not a cloud in sight.

    || Visit MissingRichardMercer.com for all episodes and information on the theatre shows. Stay tuned; we may come to an unconventional theatre space near you! Make sure you check out Tom's other podcasts and projects at TomHogan.com.au

    • 18 min
    #7: A Rose By Any Other Name (feat. Richard Mercer)

    #7: A Rose By Any Other Name (feat. Richard Mercer)

    With the show over and Bonnie gone back to Melbourne, Tom manages to interview Richard Mercer. Sort of.
    Check out Richard Mercer's Golf Academy at www.richardmercergolf.com
    Songs discussed in this episode include Milli Vanilli's Blame It On The Rain, and at one point Richard Mercer sings Singing In The Rain but we're pretty sure he sings "swinging" instead, as a golfing pun.

    • 39 min
    #6: With Or Without You (feat. Bonnie Leigh-Dodds)

    #6: With Or Without You (feat. Bonnie Leigh-Dodds)

    Breaking up is hard to do. But it's much easier when you have someone you trust in the room, with pizza and beer, to make you feel better. Introducing... Bonnie Leigh-Dodds. (... and Pedro!)

    Songs featured in this show include U2 - With Or Without You, and Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman.

    • 33 min
    #5: Stand With You On A Mountain (feat. Polish Club)

    #5: Stand With You On A Mountain (feat. Polish Club)

    Tom goes full Serial Podcast, revealing exactly how to be the creepy stalker guy on the internet (do you really want to look up car rego numbers? Did he really do this? What IS truth?), but it's always friendlier just to ask people. He then flirts with power duo Polish Club who ask the question we've all been waiting for. Things. Get. Sweaty.

    Polish Club are playing July 7 at the Corner Hotel, Melbourne, and July 14 at The Factory Theatre, Sydney, supported by All Our Exes Live In Texas. Get tickets on the Polish Club website, http://polishclub.co/

    Make sure you check out their video for Truly Madly Deeply. Polish Club albums and EPs are available on Spotify, and iTunes.

    Songs featured in this episode include: Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply, Bryan Adams & Mel C - When You're Gone, as well as a sample from Polish Club - Gimme Money from the Okie Dokie EP.

    • 47 min
    #4: Life Is Like A Song (feat. Kristie Mercer)

    #4: Life Is Like A Song (feat. Kristie Mercer)

    We have to admit, it's not always roses. So Tom takes a break from the mumbo jumbo musical analysis to get to the heart of a very special guest, following the hot tip that Richard Mercer's daughter is also a radio announcer and more... |
    Find Kristie Mercer's Thinkergirls Podcast on iTunes, Facebook, or visit http://www.thethinkergirls.com.au

    | If you want to hear Kristie perform a cover of At Last, you can watch it here: 
    https://www.facebook.com/kristieleemercer/videos/823930341143813


    Special thanks to Mel Herbert who wished to remain anonymous sort of but not really but kinda. |
    Songs featured in this episode include Etta James - At Last.

    • 43 min
    #3: Change The Locks (feat. Hottest 100s & 1000s)

    #3: Change The Locks (feat. Hottest 100s & 1000s)

    In a last minute decision storm, as well as an actual storm, Tom changes tactics. He then explores a few classic key changes and settles on an old favourite, before bringing the results to the Hottest 100s & 1000s Podcast. Meanwhile, Bonnie makes a shocking discovery, and then Tom calls his grandma. It's a big 32 minutes. |

    Find out more about the Hottest 100s & 1000s Podcast, visit them on iTunes, Whooshkaa, Facebook or Twitter. |

    Here is a Spotify playlist full of songs with an assortment of key changes: You Change The Locks, We Change The Key... or | 
    https://open.spotify.com/user/1237418493/playlist/7a75SXmqMC4xvLjPTbKmw5?si=rcF0TZKFQKWPG7c7ncqctw

    | Songs featured in this episode include The Corrs - Runaway, Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up, Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way, Beyoncè - Love On Top

    • 31 min

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