fbi - maybe not as extreme, you could be right. There is the odd free range montage program late at night, a bit like 2mbs midnight-to-dawn. You have to pick your moment. I've heard an impressively broad range of music on some of the weekend programs - even tonight, I heard a full hour of aussie hiphop, funnily enough. That's something.
― colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Friday, 31 October 2003 11:51 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
but would fbi broadcast a live to air as crap, er i mean radical as the one you'n'i were involved in? me on one finger "these-these-these-th-th-th-these times" sample played on equipment blagged from you?
― gaz (gaz), Friday, 31 October 2003 12:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
> jwd, comparing your post to old man gaz's, do you find that you> harken back to the days of your youth when it comes to radio?
perhaps, it could be that your youth is the period of growth in which you're the most susceptible to being vaguely impressed by something like a radio station. i don't know if i'd call early 90s JJJ the 'golden days' or halcyon days of radio per se, just of (the) JJ/J (that i had the chance to listen to, given i only started listening when i was 11/12, at school in sydney). but in any case, JJJ did seem slightly on the pulse of something interesting during the time i was listening: certainly was hearing a lot of sonic youth, butthole surfers, mbv, etc and that was a good solid education. there was a lot of dross as well.
mind you i have absolutely no nostalgia whatsoever for other parts of my listening youth (community radio when i moved to adelaide aged 15 was ultimately pretty dull and has remained so, the occasional show notwithstanding.)
> This is interesting to me right now, because as I listen to the new> Sydney station fbi, it seems to be occupying the same kind of> musical space as JJJ did before it went national.
in what respect?
― jwd, Saturday, 1 November 2003 04:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
It could be that JJJ has been drawing the strings around the DJ playlist increasingly tightly since about 1986. Back before then each jock could play whatever they liked, but I recall reading somewhere that the % of self-chosen stuff gradually diminished to zero over the next decade or so - which would explain that people who like musical variety per se have a sense that JJJ is getting more and more didactic and less and less venturesome with each passing year.
― colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Saturday, 1 November 2003 04:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
― mentalist (mentalist), Saturday, 1 November 2003 04:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
― colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Saturday, 1 November 2003 04:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
not true. very restrictive playlists. i know a couple of people there and mostly they get to play a minimal number of tunes they select themselves. there are obvious "specialist" shows, but daytime, no way.
― gaz (gaz), Saturday, 1 November 2003 06:25 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
― colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Saturday, 1 November 2003 10:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
its the same old stupidity isn't it? hire someone who lives and loves music as a dj then tell them to play what you want them to play.
might as well hire comedians as djs. like jjj.
― gaz (gaz), Saturday, 1 November 2003 11:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
― colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Saturday, 1 November 2003 11:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
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― the surface noise (electricsound), Monday, 3 November 2003 01:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
Why am i the work of the devil?
You give us too much credit to call the ramshackle bunch that happen to write on The Alternative, a team.
The entire point that i meant to get across was that JJJ need to do more then just replace limp bizkit with mogwai. Musical taste is entirely subjective. So is taste in musical presenters. It's foolish for JJJ to say "We will only play this certain type of music, and we will only hire this certain type of on air presenter." If that's their mission plan, it's a surefire quick way to find themselves totally irrelevant to everyone.
Rather they need to look at the big white canvas. And then work out how to paint the bigger picture. What do they want to achieve? What are taxpayers paying for that they can't get on the commercial radio alternatives? Which of these goals are self defeating? They need to have a long hard look at whether or not rating better, and promoting youth arts are mutually exclusive goals.
Thats all i meant by the Mogwai/Limp Bizkit dichotomy. To suggest that the 2 goals ARE mutually exclusive.
― ExistAngst, Tuesday, 11 November 2003 15:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
kingsmill interview. bizarre kanye/lil wayne binary in there. having said that, if alex lloyd's pr was hassling me i wouldn't play him either. (i'd probably shoot myself but that's another thread.)
― "woah man, flügelhorn" (haitch), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 03:24 (nine years ago) Permalink
good interview. i've always liked his attitude and there's no question he's got a good head on his shoulders. doesn't make me much more interested in listening to the station these days tho
― more posts that will never be released (electricsound), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 04:25 (nine years ago) Permalink
Yeah that is a great interview. I like his attitude - he's direct and forthright and doesn't let people go diva on his ass. He'd be a good boss to have.
― My boss say I can't not do this (Trayce), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 04:57 (nine years ago) Permalink