Friday, April 27, 2007


The celebration of Alan (Mo) Morris’s amazing life is currently underway at the Sydney Opera House, Opera Theatre Northern Foyer. The Morris family have invited Mo’s many friends and colleagues to join them for this upbeat and informal event overlooking his beloved Harbour. The wake started at 11.30 this morning and last count there were over 550 attendees, with more coming by the hour.
2:30pm update... CB Blog talked to Ted Horton who was at the airport after attending the Mo wake. He said it was a wonderfully moving tribute, especially when Jo sang farewell to his old friend. Everyone who was anybody was there, he said,, from the past to the present day. The wake will continue until 4:30 when it will no doubt spill over into the pubs around the Rocks and Circular Quay.
Tucker - at Mo’s request - will be totally Aussie: party pies, mini-burgers, sausage rolls, lamingtons and stuff, with maybe noodles for vegetarians. And yes, Tooheys have generously made sure there’ll be ample amber liquid on tap.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear don i will be there mal ritchie

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A question.
If Mo & Jo's work never won any awards but is hailed now as great Australian advertising what does that say about the way the industry judges what is good?

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the first commercials I directed was for Mojo. It was a beer ad. When it was edited I asked the agency producer who would be viewing it. Mo and Jo. Bring it in. Nervously into their office I went. Past the guitar propped on the wall. Past their small round wooden table where they wrote the jingles. Screened the ad. Jo said "It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up". Mo said "If it ain't broken don't fix it. Good on ya son" and slapped me on the back. The commercial was finished and went to air. The world has changed.

12:40 PM  

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