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Good evening Stuart,

I was watching Underbelly last night and noticed something that I thought might interest you. At one stage during the show two of the characters were sitting in a car listening to Derryn Hinch talking about the latest gangland killing on your sister station 3AW. The radio was shown, and it said that they were tuned to 693 on the AM dial, however as the entire series is set between the years of 1995 and 2004, this isn't possible. During those years 3AW was broadcast on 1278 AM. They only moved to 693 AM on the 1st of May 2006 in an effort to improve their reception in some parts of Melbourne.

I hope you have a good long weekend, and a very dignified ANZAC Day.

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

2 comments April 24th, 2008 at 10:00pm

Samuel’s Musician Of The Week

This week’s award goes to George Harrison, and the feature song is one of my favourite George Harrison songs, one which was played by Mike Welsh when he filled in for John Kerr on 2UE on Sunday, “All those years ago”.

As Mike said on Sunday in reference to The Beatles and George Harrison, “you know it’s a good band when even the drummer can have a successful solo career” (paraphrased…or perhaps he said something slightly different and I misheard it).

I’m shouting all about love
While they treated you like a dog
When you were the one who had made it so clear
All those years ago.
Talking all about how to give –
They don’t act with much honesty
But you point the way to the
truth when you say:
All you need is love.

Living with good and bad
I always looked up to you.
Now we’re left cold and sad
By someone the devil’s best friend
Someone who offended all.

We’re living in a bad dream
They’ve forgotten all about mankind.
And you were the one they
backed up to the wall
All those years ago.
You were the one who Imagined it all
All those years ago.

All those years ago.
All those years ago.

Deep in the darkest night
I send out a prayer to you.
Now in the world of light
Where the spirit free of the lies
And all else that we despised:

They’ve forgotten all about God –
He’s the only reason we exist.
Yet you were the one that
they said was so weird
All those years ago.
You said it all though not many had ears
All those years ago.
You had control of our smiles and our tears
All those years ago.
All those years ago.
All those years ago.
All those years ago.


April 24th, 2008 at 09:58am

The ACT Government’s new Department of Inconvenience

Whoever is responsible for organising today’s Canberra leg of the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay is clearly doing a fantastic job at applying to be come to become the head honcho in the Department of Inconvenience. Starting the torch relay during peak hour and closing roads as they see fit during this time is a stroke of genius. Making everybody who lives or works in or around the road closures leave very early for work, and forcing extra traffic on to arterial roads which were cleverly opened with one lane each way along various parts of the road is also very clever.

And as if last night’s 6pm fireworks weren’t enough (they weren’t inconvenient) there had to be another set of fireworks at 6am today. That was a very inconvenient wakeup call, as was the 45 minutes of bird hysteria which followed it. The helicopter which has been in the air for about the same amount of time and flew directly over my house at 6:30am was also very inconvenient.

I’m just glad that my working day does not start in the normal place today, because otherwise I would be leaving for work at about 7:40am to ensure that I am out of the area before the random rolling road closures, and before everybody else has the same idea and clogs my alternative routes.

Update: Oops, a stroke of sanity from the Department of Inconvenience, the closure of Parkes Way has been delayed until 8:30am. At least their P.A. system is blaring out across the lake and wafting noises over my suburb, hope is not lost for this new government department. End Update


April 24th, 2008 at 06:58am


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