Archive for May 19th, 2009

Another day, another song

Not a request this time, just one that happened to be in the log this morning. Leon Russell’s “Roll Away The Stone”.

Mike Jeffreys used to use the first few seconds of this song as a sting, and I’m sure that I heard Rush Limbaugh use it as some stage last week. It’s the thing which irritates me about stings extracted from songs…there is almost no way to identify the song if you don’t already know the song. That said, I vaguely recall hearing about an iPhone app (of which I assume there are non-iPhone clones) which can identify songs if you give it a sample of the song…I should try that on a few stings if I can find such a service, which would require me to actually look for a service.

In the meantime, I love the 2QN playlist as it seems to be chock full of songs I like, and songs to which I have been trying to put a name and artist for a while.

Samuel

May 19th, 2009 at 09:11pm

For defence, it’s all a war zone

I was browsing Mark Parton’s blog today and was amused by Mark’s spot-on take on the kangaroo cull in Majura:

The problem with Defence, with all respect to them, is that they always seem to believe they’re in a war. They love their cloak and dagger stuff.
[..]
I don’t actually find it difficult to believe that Mike Kelly wasn’t told by his own department that the roo cull at Majura had already begun. The shooting started on May 5….they didn’t bother to tell Mike, who is the Federal Parliamentry Defence Secretary till the following day.

They were probably doing another security check on him at the time…..because he might be a spy.

There’s a story which I would love to share with you about Defence’s cloak-and-dagger approach to even the simplest things, but alas, a non-disclosure agreement prevents me from doing so. Instead, I’ll just recommend that you click on the link above and read the rest of Mark’s article.

Samuel

2 comments May 19th, 2009 at 07:15pm

Just a tad late

I received an email this morning from the folks at McAfee anti-virus with the subject line “Your Dell PC Protection Expired 14/09/2008”. Looking back through my emails I can see that they did warn me about the impending expiry on the 7th of September last year, but this is their first “warning warning warning: your anti-virus subscription has expired” emails.

It’s good to see that those courier pigeons are as quick as ever.

I should point out that one of the first things I did after purchasing my laptop in June 2007 was remove McAfee from it. I am quite happily using Kaspersky anti-virus, which I believe to be a far superior product.

Samuel

May 19th, 2009 at 05:08pm

GrodsCorp turns five

A belated happy fifth birthday to GrodsCorp, which turned five on Sunday.

GrodsCorp is one of those blogs that I don’t always agree with, but usually find quite amusing. I’m proud to be able to say that I have been a part of their five years on the Internet, as one of their subjects on a few occasions.

Incidentally, this blog isn’t far behind, as it will be celebrating its fifth birthday in April of next year, and I will be sure to make a big deal of it, just like I did for the blog’s first birthday.

Happy birthday to Scott and the team at GrodsCorp!

Samuel

1 comment May 19th, 2009 at 02:46pm

Staying an extra week

My stay in Deniliquin has been extended by a week. I will be on news duties for 2QN and Classic Rock next week, and will continue to do breakfast on 2QN this week.

Samuel

May 19th, 2009 at 02:08pm


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