Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Please, no more

I would really like a dollar for how many times I have heard these tracks over the years, courtesy ABC Local Radio. Please, please ABC, delete them from your playlists. The world is full of wondrous music. Why not play some? Techno, lounge, classical, operetta, drums, some variety please (not country and western though).

Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay

Paul Simon - Anything, but especially Graceland.

The last plane out of Sydney might have almost gone, but gee I wish that song would too.

I can even listen to a bit of sport on our ABC Local Radio, but when it starts doing music, I just switch off. There are serious music stations around, for every taste. Why do ABC talk stations focus so much on music? Boring, boring, boring.

Bands and music? Raphael Epstein has promised many in the coming year, as has Richard Stubbs. Well that is when I switch off and listen to podcasts. I like my talk radio to be talk, not music.

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  1. Not having a good day? I have stopped listening to the radio since I have discovered podcasts.
    No ads. Interesting topics. No top 40 crap.

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    1. Michael, I started the post a while ago, and I guess I was fed up about something. Ads on radio are intolerable and I cannot listen to commercial radio. I get through many many podcasts.

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  2. Hello Andrew:
    Happily, from what you say here, we do not have to listen to ABC Local Radio!!

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    1. You can listen online JayLa.

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  3. Gave up local radio long ago... the national one is far better and even then has been superseded by FM radio - the ABC is not too bad there. Silence isn't too bad either. Christine

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    1. I listen to a lot of RN podcasts Christine but I still like Faine in the morning for local happenings, AM, World Today and PM.

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  4. I've barely started driving any distance again and after about ten sessions have decided even my own thoughts would be more tolerable than Epstein. The only person I remember playing music was Lindy Burn and it was always something raucous and tuneless - incongruous for a talk show. Then there's all the sport or sport talk - it should all be broadcast separately.

    Yes, that song is a shocker. Incidentally, all Elvis Presley recordings should be destroyed, world wide.

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    1. FC, I refer to her as the Burns woman. I don't mind the sport gossip, especially when there is a scandal, such as today.

      Love me tender, love me do....

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  5. Agree with all those songs. I used to roll my eyes whenever I'd hear a DJ saying, "Well, do you remember the eighties...?" and then trot out the same old John Farnham, Cold Chisel, Bon Jovi, PS (Graceland and You can call me Al), INXS.... Remember the eighties..? They never left them!

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    1. Kath, I liked your comment until you mentioned You can call me Al. Oh no!

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  6. Would you like to know what I am hearing every day?
    Every 15 minutes of every day?
    "down down, prices are down"
    Over the PA at work. Every 15 Minutes!
    I timed it, it's definitely every 15 minutes all day long. Of course I'm only there for four hours, but it's driving me crazy.

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    1. Dearest River, when I am in the supermarket, I often think of the poor workers who have to endure the musak, worse at christmas when they must carol after carol, and at Coles, where over and over and over.....Down down....

      It might be worse in Britain where in the post offices we constantly heard Post Man Pat, Post Man Pat.

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  7. Cannot stand that Epstein character, was deeply disappointed to hear he got the gig in the arvos.
    Every so often, whilst in Dunolly (where one cannot get digital coverage on the wireless) I flick over to JJJ and it's like a breath of fresh air!
    Taken in short bursts.
    With not a mention of that bloody dock of the bay, graceland, Elvis, Elton, Barnsy, Farnsy or Brathwaites bloody horses.

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    1. I did not mind Epstein initially Jayne, but now I find him to sugary, apart from the music.

      Brathwaites bloody horses, love it.

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  8. Excusez moi Andrew, what's the problem with Graceland hahahaha!

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    1. Grace, is it the name of your home? Is there a stylish plaque affixed to the the front of the house?

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    2. No, I'm not quite that bad Andrew..but now that you mention it...!!

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  9. Not really Fen. I like a quite a bit of new music. It is the boring old stuff played year in year out that I dislike.

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