When Occy met Iggy - video

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Welcome to another Great Moment in Marketing.

To cross promote their new Iggy Pop x Billabong boardshorts - a collaboration that feels as natural as a 70-year old in a leather jacket - Occy has been lined up to interview James Newell Osterberg, though it may as well be Robert Mugabe for all the rapport established.

Occ doesn't know where Iggy is from. Iggy has never heard of Kong or Chappy Jennings. Occy doesn't know Iggy's music. Iggy didn't hear the question.

...and so on.

After a purple patch of Occ-Casts, this instalment hits like a speedhump. Still, nice to know Iggy is healthy though if you want some better vision then see below.


Countdown, 1979

The Passenger live, Manchester, 1977

TV Eye, I Feel Alright, Cincinnati Pop Festival, 1970 (4:04 is the moment)

'Dog Food'. Opening scene to 'Dogs in Space' by Richard Lowenstein

Iggy and Tom Waits from Jim Jarmusch's 'Coffee and Cigarettes'

Iggy Pop hates punk rock. CBC interview, 1977

Comments

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blindboy commented Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017 at 3:07pm

Never listened to Iggy's music? Occy, Occy Occy, where have you been all your life?

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abc-od commented Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017 at 3:12pm

Oh gawd. A slow moving train wreck slightly redeemed by the Dogs In Space scene.

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017 at 3:31pm

Ha ha Iggy board shots? WTF?

And Occy interviewing Iggy WTF? (bit awkward, Iggy was patient and positive though)

How is Iggy, 70 and still got all his hair and not an ounce of fat on him, he looks the same as he did in the early 90's

Ada gula, ada semut!

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017 at 3:45pm

Preemptive strike on the hollow vessel that is Billabong 2017 when I said that the Metallica boardies were the low point in surf clothing history the other day.

Though judging by this tepid effort it's obvious I was wrong.

If I find a pair of these putrid things under the tree then someone is going to have their merry Christmas pulled up short.

Wait , do they even make them in a 59 inch waist ?

PS That 70 year old ain't wearing a leather jacket....it's his skin.

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simba commented Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017 at 5:06pm

hahaha...its his skin....chuckling..nice.

simba

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crg commented Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017 at 8:02pm

Had a mate who was in London in the mid 90's working for MTV...his role was "runner" for the guests. Essentially the green room was to be furnished with the requirements of each guest...his job was to liaise with the necessary suppliers and keep the guest happy. Iggy's requirement was an A4 page of pharmaceuticals listed in order to the milligram. They were to be placed out in order and he would work through them in sequence to get through the show. He said it was the most outrageous thing he has ever seen. They don't make rock stars like that anymore.

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filthyphil commented Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017 at 9:29pm

Imagine the comedown from that

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Mort commented Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 at 12:28am

At least he was organised?

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hairmick commented Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017 at 10:31pm

Wow I don't remember real clearly but I'm sure I saw iggy pop play in the new year at Falls festival in Lorne about 20 years ago. He was past it back then and was one of the recycled acts they brought out each year. I don't know about the criticism of the Billabong Metallica board shorts. I haven't bought many items from the big 3 surf brands for about 20 years but love the Metallica boardies I scored. Very cool I thought!

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Mort commented Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017 at 10:59pm

She's so Fine
She's so Fine

And that's allright

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Mort commented Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 at 12:17am

It is so about the past, I take what I can from the past. There will be dead people, make no mistake.

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Mort commented Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 at 12:24am

Here's a Story

When Occy met Iggy
Occy chased down this wolf in the forest
Cornered him, Occy tried to calm him
Iggy bit back

Occy relaxed, fell asleep
Iggy went up and smelt him!

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helmet-not-hose commented Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 at 8:15am

Iggy on boardshorts WTF? And here we were wondering why kids think surfing is now uncool. Question answered.

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t-diddy commented Thursday, 7 Dec 2017 at 1:19am

officially lost complete respect for the Occ. Between not knowing anything about Dane Reynolds and now Iggy Pop..it would take 30mins of research on google to ask some informed questions - who flew around the world for god's sake!

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t-diddy commented Thursday, 7 Dec 2017 at 1:34am

my gawd that 1970 show ! where did he find that peanut butter?!!?!?!

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udo commented Thursday, 7 Dec 2017 at 7:00pm

Iggy dont remember but Kongs got the pic on his insta.