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wooooo Australia Day and MUSIC.

Okay, so, probably no one is that interested in this but me, but today (in Australia) is not only Australia Day (party!), but triple j's Hottest 100 countdown for 2011. It's epic, it's streaming (there's a button at the top of that page), it starts in less than an hour, and it will last all day (down there). I'll be up listening to it until #1 is rung in, just like last year. (Helpful that I have a buttload of work to get done tonight.)

So, anyway. I love triple j, it's nation-wide, it's commercial-free, it's censor-free, and it does stuff like this, and this. I don't love all the music played on it, but I love that they play it. I love that they love music. And I love that for 8+ hours tonight, I'll be listening to Australian accents, and smelling summer air and ocean and barbeques in my sense memory. Summer. Summer. *curls in the corner sobbing for a minute*

Anyway. If you're even vaguely interested in what kind of music would be voted to be the hottest tracks of 2011 by the nation of Australia, or are just interested in a cultural phenomenon, check it out.


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Jan. 26th, 2012 06:09 am (UTC)
Happy Australia Day!

Isn't the Internet magical? I love that I can listen go NPR in Ireland. And I know my parents appreciate the Skype. They're not happy that LB lives so far away but the Internet keeps them from being completely miserable.
Jan. 26th, 2012 07:53 am (UTC)
Happy Australia Day to you! :)

It is! My extended family get-together happens today, so my dad skyped me and I got handed around until everyone was bored of it. They were also taking the family photo while this was happening, so I'm in it, on the screen of his phone. :D
Jan. 26th, 2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
Jan. 26th, 2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
Jan. 26th, 2012 06:24 pm (UTC)
That sounds like fun! :D

Too bad I didn't read this till today, but I love music events. I love good countdowns.

Belated happy holiday to you! :)

Edited at 2012-01-26 06:25 pm (UTC)
Jan. 26th, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
Well, if you're still interested, they do a repeat of the countdown (minus all the hullaballoo) on Saturday afternoon, starting at 2 – which is Friday evening in the States. I'm too confused to work out the timezones, but I think that's 10pm EST. I think.

Alternatively, if you want to hear all the drunk partying people calling in and the accents and silliness, there is also a little box on the right hand side of the webpage entitled "Listen Back" which will give you the whole radio show in four parts for Flash or Windows Media, that you can listen to at your leisure. :)
Jan. 26th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
Hee! I think the drunk partying would be fantastic. I'll check that out. :D

Jan. 27th, 2012 01:47 am (UTC)
Oh yes. Those are my peeps, for better or worse. :) Have fun!
Jan. 27th, 2012 09:17 am (UTC)

Hee! I started listening before there were events and chocolate and barbeques and much tv watching and I didn't recognise a single song for ages. Note to self: listen to more radio, bloody hell.

Thanks for the listen back!

And if it's any consolation, it was horribly humid and muggy and rainy all day yesterday (and today, for that matter) in Brisbane. I want my sun back!

Jan. 27th, 2012 12:20 pm (UTC)
I didn't recognise a single song for ages. Note to self: listen to more radio, bloody hell.

Right? Although I remember thinking somewhere around the 25-mark that it was a pretty solid year, actually. I liked a larger percentage than I usually do. Most of the time I'm just plain boggled by what everyone seems to like enough to vote in. Of course, #1 was no surprise this year.

it was horribly humid and muggy and rainy all day yesterday

Ha, I was listening to the weather reports during the countdown and thinking it sounded like a generally miserable day for a lot of the east coast. And then over here it's been so mild for the last week, it's almost English winter weather. *headtilt* Nothing makes sense any more.

Glad you had what sounds like a lovely Australia Day. (And congrats on the desk, too :))
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