Archive for September 11th, 2005

Schnappi Schlipping

Schnappi has slipped to 12th on the ARIA singles chart this week, but it’s not all bad news, I did notice that Schnappi now has a Gold Accreditation, which means it has sold a minimum of 35,000 units.

Samuel

September 11th, 2005 at 10:57pm

Samuel’s Musicians Of The Week

The award this week goes to Dragon (in their original lineup) and the feature song from them this week is Are You Old Enough?. I will say right now that you really have to hear the song to understand why I have chosen it as the feature song.

Ten years in the gaoler’s eye
And I’m thinking ’bout my baby,
Lookin’ at my life go by

Fallin’ in the streets of Rome
And I’m laughing at the poor man, Talking to the blind man

See the lady in the street car lights
Colour a’la Toulouse
Television and a red red wine
So won’t you tell me, won’t you tell me the truth

Are you old enough?
Are you old enough?
Are you old enough?
Are you old enough?
Are you old enough? (woo hoo)
Are you old enough? (whoa oh)

Time goes and here we stand
Laughin’ at the sideshow
Sinking in the quicksand (quicksand)

The other side of another world
Scratch my back for the coloured girl
Yeah, oh yeah

I just wanted to kiss someone
I got the moondog blues
You just happened to be standing there
So won’t you tell me
Won’t you tell me the truth

Are you old enough?
Are you old enough?
Are you old enough?
Are you old enough?
Are you old enough? (woo ooh)
Are you old enough? (whoa oh)

See the lady in the street car lights
Colour a’la Toulouse
Television and a red red wine
So won’t you tell me, won’t you tell me the truth

Are you old enough?
Are you old enough?
Are you old enough? (woo ooh)
Are you old enough?
Are you old enough?
Are you old enough?

Ten years in the gaoler’s eye
And I’m thinking ’bout my baby,
Lookin’ at my life go by

Samuel

2 comments September 11th, 2005 at 07:12pm

More radio fun

It appears that 2LT Lithgow had much more fun than 2CC did last night. 2CC’s problems were of course ads from Sydney, Lithgow probably let the monkeys loose in the studio, I’ll let “it’s just not radio” from google groups aus.radio.broadcast explain.

This might explain some of the network dramas experienced overnight by
the once listenable 2LT Lithgow. Had the misfortune to discover the 2UE
Garden show this morning on 2LT, minus any sign of pulses. No
commercials, no weather, no news theme, just plain old silence each and
every network break.
To compound this embarrassing error, the imbecile repsonsible for the
on air mechanics hadn’t factored in any left over commercials;- so at
9:00am today, listeners were treated to ALL the Garden show commercials
back to back! 30 minutes worth, non stop!
And this on top of last night’s N.R.L cock up between 8:00pm and
11:00pm, which came complete with 3 hours of automated local program,
SIMULTANEOUSLY…what a joke! Just reinforces that old adage about
peanuts and monkeys hey!
Don’t know who runs / owns this mob but is it any wonder regional radio
has such a poor name. Guys, do yourselves a favour and hand back the
license, you are a disgrace. You take the Gold Logie for destroying
regional radio credibility.
Being from the Bathurst region , I thought 2BS / B-Rock had that mantle
well and truly covered. WRONG, they now have another contender.

Now, where’s that bigger antenna??????

I guess this is why these changes are made in the middle of the night on a Saturday…nobody in the regional studios to take any notice.

Samuel

September 11th, 2005 at 06:26pm

2UE’s New Studios

Congratulations to Sydney radio station 2UE, who have now moved to their new digital studios. The first program broadcast was Saturday Night Live with Stuart Bocking at 9PM last night, which was pretty much exclusive to 2UE as most of their network stations (including 2CC Canberra) were covering the rugby league finals.

I did notice though that 2UE managed to send their ads through to the network stations, this may have been an operator error (there were a couple of those as the staff got used to the new equipment) or it may have been an oversight on the technicians behalf where they either forgot to prevent ads from being broadcast to network stations or forgot to inform the operators of the correct procedure for ad breaks.

According to people who have worked their previously, with the old equipment it was neccesary to mute the computer on the audition channel which went through to networks during ad breaks, and it may be similar with the new equipment.

Most of the network stations (actually, I think all of them) run automated overnight, so they pretty much leave the 2UE channel and the computer channel open and things work as expected, as 2UE sends silence to network station during the ad break. Instead, last night 2UE sent their ad breaks through, so the computers at local stations played the ads, but 2UE were also playing ads and therefore both sets of ads were playing over the top of each other.

If it happens again tonight I will make sure I bring it to 2UE’s attention tommorow so that they can fix it.

Apart from that, the new equipment and studios should be fantastic, and I will be keeping an eye out for some photos to share with you, especially the new John Laws studio, which is rumoured to have a gold coloured desk.

Samuel

1 comment September 11th, 2005 at 05:23pm


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