Frydenberg turns corner of post-election mourning after quitting riding deserted streetcars at night listening to Radiohead – The Betoota Advocate
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Former Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has been spotted on many Melbourne night trams in recent months alone with his headphones on.
On one such occasion, the ex-Kooyong member was seen listening to Radiohead’s Child Awhich, according to the private citizen, helped him through the darkest times after the somewhat shocking election result.
Mr. Frydenberg spoke to the lawyer this morning by cordless telephone.
“I went for my first jog in months, I feel a lot better,” he said.
” But yes it’s true. I spent many nights sitting in trams listening to Radiohead. Not a lot of their weird stuff, more of their sad stuff. It’s just something you have to do when your life is turned upside down like this.
“You just need time to feel sorry for yourself, but I’ve turned a corner now. You know, what Malcolm [Turnbull] said about politics is fair enough. At Goldman Sachs, he could simply fire someone for incompetence. You can’t do that in politics. As much as he wanted to fire George Christensen and Alex Hawke. He could not. You just can’t fire people in politics. Now that I’m back in the private sector, I don’t have to put up with fools anymore – can I swear?
Our reporter indicated that he could.
“I don’t have to put up with bastards like that anymore. I find comfort in that.
Not since losing to Darren Cahill in the second round of the 1989 Kooyong Classic, he says, has he done something like this.
“Yeah [laughs] I used two My Bloody Valentine’s is nothing tapes after that,” he said.
“The night alone in a tram in the direction of Aubépine.”