Hip to be square
MUSIC aficionado Myf Warhurst says her new show will be a heart- warming ride through the ’ 80s for Spicks and Specks TV fans and retro diehards.
The six- part series on ABC1, Nice, covers food, fashion, photography, art and music, and retraces some of the most influential aspects of Warhurst’s own childhood.
The first half- hour episode features music, similar to a spin- off of Spicks and Specks, with Warhurst striking up a duet with legendary US country singer Kenny Rogers ( below).
In all the excitement, Warhurst struggles to remember the words to Islands In the Stream, and misses nailing the moment she has dreamt of since she was a teen.
‘‘ I’m sure everyone will be able to relate to that moment,’’ she says.
Warhurst admits Nice is a way for her to reconcile with her past and finally come out of the closet on all the daggy and uncool things she liked and did growing up.
The former Triple J announcer says she never really owned up to her pop- culture past while working at the hip radio station, as it would never have fitted with her working image.
But now aged in her 30s, Warhurst says it’s been fun revisiting her childhood and hopes the topics she covers resonate with all ages.
‘‘ I was embarrassed when I was younger, at Triple J when I was surrounded by kids and great music and kind of cool stuff,’’ she says.
‘‘ I was like, ‘ Oh God, I grew up listening to AM radio and pretty much commercial pop’ and it’s sort of taken a lifetime to be at one with all that stuff and know it’s OK.’’
Premieres on ABC1, Wednesday, 8pm