Archive for March 25th, 2012

Twitter Updates for 2012-03-25

  • I was expecting a good night for Queensland, but they had a great night instead. LNP currently have 75 seats, ALP 6, KAP 2, other 2. TBC 4. #
  • Campbell Newman, Premier-elect of Queensland easily winning Ashgrove. Opposition Leader-elect Anna Bligh will retain Sth Brisbane narrowly. #
  • What are the chances are of the wave of conservative victories across the country extending to the ACT election? Hopeful, but not confident. #
  • RT @morrison954: Will @GWS_Giants kick more goals than the ALP will win seats in Queensland? That's the real contest tonight! #
  • It looks like Labor will take more seats than @gws_giants kicked goals. GWS 5 goals. Labor 6 or 7 seats, Good or bad result @morrison954? in reply to morrison954 #
  • NRL referee Tim Mander has won the seat of Everton for the LNP. I didn't know that Tim oversees the school chaplaincy program. Good on him! #
  • There's something wrong with the ABC's chamber graphic. It's missing heaps of people. ABC computer can't handle absence of Greens? #
  • I see that @RepPaulRyan will be on @FoxNewsSunday this weekend. That should be good. I think Paul Ryan will be the key to GOP victory in Nov #
  • I saw a "Don't mess with Israel" bumper sticker in Dickson. I should get one of those. #
  • @NRL_Bulldogs @krissyistormy the match is live on radio. Streaming at http://t.co/JxRtzpMU from 3pm in reply to NRL_Bulldogs #
  • RT @abcnews: Anna Bligh says she is standing aside as leader of the Queensland ALP and resigning from Parliament #
  • Anna Bligh may be right to step aside as Labor leader, but to quit her seat the day after she won it?? That's an insult to the electorate. #
  • RT @australian: TONY Abbott says he will call a double dissolution election if he is unable to repeal in government… http://t.co/MAimyiBY” #
  • In about two hours from now, Dr. Tom Ball discusses the politicisation of climate science on Coast To Coast AM. 5pm-8pm Canberra time… #
  • …@coasttocoastam free streaming at http://t.co/U6V5w8h6 and others, or commercial-free with subscription at http://t.co/hO9BktGh #
  • Make that Dr. Tim Ball. My fingers, although small, are too big for the iPhone keyboard. #
  • How long until TV news catches up? RT @2GBNews: A man has been shot dead by police near the busy food court at Westfield Parramatta. #2GB #

March 25th, 2012 at 09:00pm

Samuel’s Musicians Of The Week: Sneaky Sound System

This is one that I’ve been planning on running for a while. I tend to have trouble picking my favourite Sneaky Sound System song, usually struggling to pick from 16, Because Of You People Think I’m Crazy, Kansas City, and the song I am featuring this week (there also happens to be a few songs from this group which I like, but not as much as the ones I just mentioned, and then some which I simply can not stand…it’s funny how that all works).

The song which I am featuring this week is one which I have played loudly in the car more times than I care to count. Almost no trip to Deniliquin has been complete without it and it has nicely filled the void between areas without 3G mobile reception out that way a few times. It was also given a good run on my way back to Deniliquin from Shepparton one night in March, 2009 after I had seen a movie at a cinema in Shepparton.

Anyway, the reason I decided on this song and not one of the aforementioned songs is that, a few weeks ago, as I was driving in to work, I was listening to The Sean Hannity Show (or maybe it was Mark Levin, to be honest I’m not entirely sure now) and heard him take a call from a caller in Portland, Oregon, who was listening through KUFO-AM. I hadn’t realised before this that there was a station with the callsign KUFO…it’s such a great callsign, and I thought there was a lot of potential in it. I figured that with a callsign like that, it had to be an affiliate of Coast To Coast AM, which specialises in discussions about UFOs, aliens and other unusual phenomena…alas, I checked, and it isn’t, which is a real shame as there is a whole heap of imaging which could be built around that callsign for that show.

In my attempt to check if KUFO is an affiliate of Coast To Coast AM, I went to type KUFO in to the search box on the Coast To Coast website and accidentally left off the K, which naturally resulted in the search being for UFO. This produced a lot of results, but in amongst the results were a few mentions of bumper music used during particular episodes of the show. As would be expected, the song which I’m featuring this week, Sneaky Sound System’s “UFO” has been used as bumper music a few times on Coast To Coast AM, most recently on an episode entitled “UFO Year In Review” on December 27, 2009. In this show, the song was used as bumper music leading in to the hard break (a break which airs at a set time, and which the program must accommodate, unlike other breaks which “float” and can be taken whenever they seem to fit the show, within certain time constraints) at the bottom of the first hour.

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It’s a pity that it was used leading in to a break and not out of a break, because songs get a longer run on Coast To Coast coming out of a break. Still, it’s great that such an aptly titled song gets a run on this show.

Enough of the back story; on with the song. Here is the video clip for the radio edit of the song (I can’t decide whether I prefer the radio edit or the full version, but the video is only on the radio edit so I’ll run with that). My favourite part of the video is the alien creatures which appear in the second half…they always give me a good chuckle.

I just don’t wanna be lonely (lonely, lonely, lonely)
Cause the lights were shining ever so bright (bright, bright, bright)
In my hand there’s a pulse of my beating heart
I’m biting my tongue there’s a plastic man on the telephone
Can you see the bright light, shining, I don’t know
Can you see the bright light, shining, shining….

I saw a UFO but nobody believes me (believes me, believes me, believes me)
I was 16 miles from home with nobody in sight (sight, sight, sight)
I saw a UFO but nobody believes me (believes me, believes me, believes me)
(oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh)
(tonight) And what’s it gonna take to get me back home tonight
(oh oh oh, oh oh oh)

Can you see the bright light, shining, I don’t know (don’t know, don’t know)
And is it a reflection of anyone, the big glow (glow, glow, glow)
And tell me this is all good, and you say, I don’t know (know, know)
I’m very, very far from home (home, home, home)

I saw a UFO but nobody believes me (believes me, believes me, believes me)
I was 16 miles from home with nobody in sight (sight, sight, sight)
I saw a UFO but nobody believes me (believes me, believes me, believes me)
(oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh)
(tonight) And what’s it gonna take to get me back home tonight
(oh oh oh, oh oh oh)
(tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight) (hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello)
(hello, hello, hello, hello, hello)
(hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello)
(hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello)

I saw a UFO but nobody believes me
I was 16 miles from home with nobody in sight (sight, sight, sight)
I saw a UFO but nobody believes me (believes me, believes me, believes me)
And what’s it gonna take to get me back home tonight
(tonight, tonight, tonight) (oh, oh, oh)

And what’s it gonna take to
And what’s it gonna take to
And what’s it gonna
And what’s it gonna
And what’s it gonna take to

And what’s it gonna take to (tonight, tonight)
And what’s it gonna take to (oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh)
(tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight) And what’s it gonna take to get me back home tonight
(tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight)

Samuel

March 25th, 2012 at 06:10pm

Queensland election

An email to 2UE’s John Kerr

Good morning John,

That sure was a big win for Campbell Newman and the Liberal National Party in Queensland. I was expecting a big win, but this was even bigger than I thought it would be. It actually put me out a little as normally, even in an election which has a clear result quite early, the speeches don't start until after 9pm, so my plan was to watch the end of the AFL and then focus on the election and the speeches. Instead, I had to switch away from a rather uninteresting AFL match to watch the speeches…it's a good thing the AFL game wasn't very interesting.

I'm pleased to see Campbell Newman win. An exit poll showed that 44% of voters were very concerned about the carbon tax, so I think there is definitely a message for the federal government in this result, even though the election was largely decided on state issues. I hope that Mr. Newman takes his massive majority and hits the ground running, following through on his promises quickly…with that large a victory, he owes Queenslanders that much. I was also pleased to see former NRL referee Tim Mander win a seat. He has done great work with the school chaplaincy program, and it's good to see him take a step up to serve people on a larger scale.

From a national perspective, I now hope that the mining states of Queensland and Western Australia, along with the Liberal-run states of New South Wales and Victoria join forces to battle the mining tax in court on behalf of the residents of those states. It's bad enough that we have a pointless tax on air…we certainly don't need a tax on dirt.

Have a great week John. I'm working nights next week, so I might be able to give you a call after work next week. Unfortunately I have to go to bed now, but I'll be listening until I doze off.

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

March 25th, 2012 at 02:10am


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