"Cosy Cool" Young - A phoenix rising from
the ashes, by Greg Tingle -
31st May 2004
Gary Young, legendary Australian
cult film maker (and his horse), recently survived
a savage fire that swept through their property
at Goulburn on the 14th May. The bushfire saw
8 fire trucks storm the area, and resources were
pushed to the limit.
Young feared that his horse, "Bibi",
an 18 year old Anglo-Arab Palomino Cross, stood
to die of smoke inhalation, due to aggravation
of its lungs.
who know their films will be well aware of "Cosy
Cool", "Nuts, Bolts & Bedroom Springs",
"Sip The Wine" and classic documentary,
"Wheels On Fire". Young's' titles heralded
the beginning of "R"-Rated movies in
Australia, circa 1970. Recently, Young recognized
a need to collaborate in the making of a documentary
on the glorious history of Australia, including
the wrestling madness that swept the land "down
under" during his "hey day". Young,
a true bushman, also sees the need to complete
his "Tall Tales from the Outback", that
he was working tirelessly on, before the fire.
claims to be a white "Goditcha", although
some would dispute this. He was trained from just
10 years old by a group elderly Shanas, who all
"had a problem with the bottle", Young
neighbours (1 kilometre away) from Young's property,
were the first to alert the fire brigade.
Mick Butz, was going berserk; not only worried
about his house and "vegi" crop, but
also about his prized, so-called, "World's
Largest Steer" (NO BULL). "TWLS"
is 6'3 at the shoulder, but Mick and "Gaza"
thought he was about to become a 1/4 or 3/4 WHOPPER!
Incidentally, Butz and his agent have been "busting
their balls" trying to secure an insurance
sponsor for the steer since January. All were
relieved that all the livestock and "farm
pets" survived mother nature at her most
film and animal lovers alike, will be delighted
to hear that both Young and Butz are well on the
road to recovery, and many are predicting that
these recent events will be eclipsed by better
news, including more documentary material), to
come. In the true spirit of country folk, the
Butz-Young clan has been showered with goodwill
and kind deeds from their rural mates.
the time of printing, Young is debating if he
will attend the debut of "Publicity Stunt",
as part of the upcoming AWF Pro Wrestling extravaganza
to be held at Woonona Bulli RSL Club on the 6th
of us close to Young are adamant that he is indeed
a phoenix rising from the ashes.
and some video footage available upon request.
*Interviews available upon request.
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