CBC National Television Special Featuring
Bill and Sue-On Hillman
Script with accompanying screen captures from video tape
to Maple Grove Media Room chat
SANDI: Is there anything you are trying to say in your music?
Is there a point youíre trying to get across?
SUE-ON: Hire us! <g>
BILL: Donít notice the mistakes ... donít notice how rotten we are. <g>
SUE-ON: I donít know...itís just having fun ... and being together.
Weíve done so many things all these years -- together --
and music has certainly kept us together.
to close up of large Chinese wok in Sooís Restaurant kitchen.
Sue-on supervising the staff and giving directions in Chinese.
AUDIO: Ambient sounds of a busy kitchen... much talk in Chinese.
SANDI: Away from the glamour
of the music industry,
Sue-On manages Sooís Restaurant in downtown Brandon.
It was her familyís business until she and Bill bought it up three years ago
and expanded it to include a banquet hall.
VIDEO: Sue-On carrying a large bowl of deep fried shrimp out to the dining room buffet
-- mingling with and talking to customers on the way.
AUDIO: Buzzing dining room noise.
Customer overheard saying: ďAre you on TV?Ē
Sue-On's reply: ďNo. You are.Ē
to Strathclair Collegiate and
Billís integrated Computer/Social Studies/English classroom.
Bill at chalkboard... students at computers.
BILL: Take the first file...
SANDI: Billís full-time job puts him at the front of a high school classroom in Strathclair.
BILL: So itís time to get organized.
SANDI: Getting organized
is something that Bill and Sue-On are pros at.
You see in addition to the music and day jobs, theyíre collectors.
AUDIO: Heavy guitar chord.
VIDEO: Pan across 20 guitars displayed on music room wall.
SANDI: Thereís the guitar collection.
SUE-ON: Every one of the them has been a favourite at some time or other.
He tends to favour the Fender guitars and the Gretsch guitars.
AUDIO: Sounds of the old Red Skeleton radio show.
VIDEO: Pan across shelves filled with hundreds of boxes of reel-to-reel tape and
600 16 inch Electrical Transcription (ETs) discs.
Then to Sandi and Bill examining the tape collection on shelves.
SANDI: The old radio show collection.
BILL: Iíve compiled a collection of about 10,000 old radio shows from the Ď30s, Ď40s and Ď50s.
This is part of it and it sorta goes on and on all through the house.
VIDEO: Close-up shots of Chinese carved furniture.
SANDI: Thereís the collection of carved and inlaid Chinese furniture.
SUE-ON: My secretary desk here -- itís carved in teak and camphor wood as well.
closeup shots of magazine covers:
National Geographic, Country Music Magazine, National Lampoon, Mad, Architectural Digest, etc.
and wall shelves full of magazines and comics.
SANDI: The magazine and comics collection covering five decades and just as many topics.
VIDEO: Close-up Bill opening Playboy and starting to unfold the centrefold.
Sandi reaches out an quickly closes the magazine.
performing original song Good Time Jamboree.
VIDEO: Flipping album covers and pan of record collection, cassettes, CDs, DVDs and video tapes on shelves.
SANDI: And their huge music collection in all formats,
not to mention the 3000 video tapes crammed with movies and TV shows.
(Flashback: Now over 4000 video tapes and just as many DVDs)
at computer desk at Kensington home keying titles into a computer database.
SANDI: Not only have they all been collected,
but theyíve all been catalogued on computer.
of Bill and Sandi in front of video and magazine walls
thumbing through large book of computer print outs of video titles.
BILL: All of the "All Creatures Great and Small" series. A lot of English stuff -- a lot of British comedy.
SANDI: And every copy of Coleman and Company thatís ever been made so far? LOL
BILL: I have some. [LOL] I pick your show up on Brandon
and itís Sunday morning on the Brandon channel, so Iím not always home to get it.
SANDI: Yeh. Yeh... excuses. [LOL] Too well organized.
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