- Samuel's Blog - https://samuelgordonstewart.com -

Playlist for Sydney Trip

As promised, I am now publicising my playlist for my trip to Sydney and back on Thursday. (I could have said up to Sydney, but John Kerr and myself had a debate on-air about whether it is up or down to Sydney, we just settled on “to Sydney”.)

For those of you who aren’t aware, as part of my trip to Sydney for the New Day Australia Christmas Cruise [1], I will be taking my radio [2] with me. As I leave Canberra I will listen to 2CC, when I lose the 2CC signal I will listen to a 90 minute audio cassette, when that finishes I should be within range of the 2UE signal. On the way back I will listen to 2UE followed by a different 90 minute audio cassette and then 2CC.

The 90 minute audio cassettes are TDK cassettes which do usually run for closer to 94 minutes, which is approximately 47 minutes per side. Keeping that in mind, I have designed the playlist to be compatible with this format. The tapes mainly consist of audio clips which have been downloaded from the John Laws website, the 2CC reunion website, and the occasional radio recording. Tape 4 contains a cut down version of an episode of Insatiable Banalities [3]. Each tape (although it isn’t listed) will end with a looped version of the instrumental intro to Iggy Pop – Lust For Life, which is used as an intro for the Mike Jeffreys Breakfast Show, I decided to do this so that I can easily end the tape without silence or interrupting something else. You may notice some songs by “The Cuckoo’s Nest”, they perform mostly satirical songs for John Laws. Also included are some of my Tape Highlights Packages [4].

Tape 1, Side A

Tape 1, Side B

Tape 2, Side A

Tape 2, Side B

If I do happen to find that I am unable to pick up the 2CC or 2UE signal than I will probably continue on to the next tape in sequence, in which case I am likely to hear a tape more than once, although there shouldn’t be an issue.

There is a two second crossfade between each track, and as it needs to go on to audio cassette I have decided to burn the individual tape sides to rewritable CD-Rs so that I can then place them on tape. I have absolutely no intention of running cables half way across the house just to record these things to tape.


Comments Disabled (Open | Close)

Comments Disabled To "Playlist for Sydney Trip"

#1 Comment By Kerces On November 29, 2005 @ 5:21 pm

Sam, I think you need a discman for Christmas.

#2 Comment By Samuel On November 29, 2005 @ 5:28 pm

That would certainly save a bit of hassle, as would an MP3 player, but I don’t mind the current setup as I have the radio and tape player all in one. I do have to wonder if there will ever be an MP3 player which has an AM radio?

#3 Comment By Kerces On November 29, 2005 @ 5:37 pm

You used to be able to get little radios with headphone sockets, about 3x5x2cm, that transmit AM; probably still can.

Alternatively, you could get an FM receiver plugin for the discman and find a new favourite station?

#4 Comment By Kerces On November 29, 2005 @ 5:39 pm

Also, out of interest, which 17 minutes have you cut out of IB30?

#5 Comment By Samuel On November 29, 2005 @ 6:03 pm

Yes, well carrying multiple audio devices wouldn’t hurt me, but what I have will do for now.

The IB30 story is interesting, it all started with an experiment where I compared the amount of talk to the amount of music in an old IB, last time around I ended up with about 45 minutes of talk and 15 of music. On this occasion I found roughly the same thing, and had 45 minutes to fill…so I’ve got a lot of talk and not much else.

The talk has always been my favourite part of IB, so the choice was fairly easy. I can still listen to it in full at home if I want to.

#6 Comment By 1000umbrellas On November 29, 2005 @ 6:43 pm

i prefer 10cc myself, but do 2CC do podcasts? if so an mp3 player would be ideal.

#7 Comment By Samuel On November 29, 2005 @ 6:57 pm

10cc were quite good, Art For Art’s Sake is the song that springs to mind for me, good band.

#8 Comment By Samuel On November 29, 2005 @ 7:06 pm

No, 2CC don’t do podcasts (yet). 2GB in Sydney do, so the others can’t be that far behind.

Interestingly, [5] showed that 59.3% of the website visitors didn’t know what podcasting is. A previous survey showed that 44.5% of visitors are males aged 35-64.

It could be argued that 2UE semi-podcast by placing regular segments of their breakfast show online, as well as the weekly “Best Of Laws”.

#9 Comment By Concerned On November 29, 2005 @ 7:16 pm

I wouldn’t imagine many AM listeners would want to go “muckimg about on computer” so POdcasting for 2GB and 2UE probably isn’t high on their agenda.

#10 Comment By Crusader On November 29, 2005 @ 10:23 pm


Long time reader, first time poster. You are now quite the hero at TSSH.

What you need is an Iriver mp3 recorder. It is an mp3 player, audio recorder and am/fm radio in one. Excellent for saving radio broadcasts straight to mp3 format.

The whole thing is smaller than your thumb. The price should come down on these soon.


#11 Comment By Samuel On November 29, 2005 @ 11:48 pm

That’s a good idea, thanks Crusader

#12 Comment By tallian On December 5, 2005 @ 8:50 pm

I’m amazed at the level of detail you’ve recorded your day in. I’m assuming you take notes as you go rather than recall all of this from memory.

#13 Comment By Samuel On December 5, 2005 @ 8:54 pm

Yes, I took notes, but they became a bit vague after getting to the Opera House. The cruise is mostly from meory with the photos helping to put the events in order.