Music on commercial radio Wk 3

With the deadline passed and no original content prepared it is only fitting to post another lazy compilation of five enjoyable songs heard on commercial radio stations located within a 50 kilometre radius,  programmed during the preceding week. Subjective comments from readers on poor quality inclusions (and why) are more than welcome!

After sitting through Ke$ha’s programming of Girl Power Warrior Women Top 20 on MTV last week, although these top five picks are relatively popular they are still a long way from been synthetic, man-hating, cliched pop songs.

beck

beck (Photo credit: marioanima)

Beck – Loser

Blink 182

Blink 182 (Photo credit: eastscene)

Blink 182- Boxing Day

The Creeps

The Creeps (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Camille Jones Vs Fedde Le Grand – The Creeps

My daughter's camera. Metallica at the Forum i...

My daughter’s camera. Metallica at the Forum in Los Angeles, USA. December 17th, 2008. She needs a better camera. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Metallica – Through The Never

Roman Karma Police

Roman Karma Police (Photo credit: urbisnauta)

Radiohead – Karma Police

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Hottest 100 highlights

Augie March

Augie March (Photo credit: Devar)

To coincide the celebration of Australia Day, below is a selection of this blogger’s favourite Australasian bands featured in Triple J’s annual Hottest 100 alternative music countdown in recent years.

Augie March – One Crowded Hour

youtube.com/augiemarchVEVO

Eskimo Joe – Black Fingernails, Red Wine

eskimojoe.net/#

Gotye – Eyes Wide Open

youtube.com/gotyemusic

Grinspoon – Chemical Heart

youtube.com/yourgrinspoon

Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl?

The Naked and The Famous - SXSW Music 2011 - A...

The Naked and The Famous – SXSW Music 2011 – Austin, TX (Photo credit: kk+)

youtube.com/jetband

Little Birdy – Come on, Come on

take40.com/artists/1738/little-birdy/music

Naked And Famous, The – Young Blood

youtube.com/tnafofficial

Spiderbait – Buy Me A Pony

youtube.com/SpiderbaitVEVO

Music on commercial radio Wk 2

Despite the best efforts of this blogger, the planned Noosa photographic and Cairns video entries have been postponed… Accordingly, the Brunswick Street interviews conducted on Sunday will also be scheduled to appear later in the new year.

A new year is coming and this blogger urges all readers to celebrate the occasion. And maybe blog about it later!  Here at Fmdxing the mantra ‘getting older does not mean acting your age’ is heartily endorsed.

The final entry for the this year is a perfect fit for the ‘silly season’. Yeah, it is second instalment of an ongoing feature inspired by a fellow blogger. Remember this? No? Well, it is a lazy compilation of enjoyable music heard on commercial radio stations located within a 100 kilometre radius (unless otherwise specified) programmed during the preceding week. Subjective comments from readers on poor quality inclusions (and why) are more than welcome!

What a feeling...

What a feeling… (Photo credit: SplaTT)

Cara, Irene – Fame

Español: Bob Dylan, en una actuación en Vitori...

Español: Bob Dylan, en una actuación en Vitoria-Gasteiz, en el Azkena Rock Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dylan, Bob – Hurricane

Everclear

Everclear (Photo credit: Stephen Eckert)

Everclear – Santa Monica (‘Swim out past the breakers’)

Icehouse 17

Icehouse 17 (Photo credit: Lee-Ann Khoh)

Icehouse – Street Cafe

Greg Kihn Band -  "With the Naked Eye"

Greg Kihn Band – “With the Naked Eye” (Photo credit: Breakfast for Dinner)

Kihn Band, The Greg – The Breakup Song (‘They Don’t Write ‘Em’)

Lenny Kravitz at Open Air St. Gallen, June 27,...

Lenny Kravitz at Open Air St. Gallen, June 27, 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kravitz, Lenny – Are You Gonna Go My Way?

Midnight Oil at Manly Leagues Club, 2005

Midnight Oil at Manly Leagues Club, 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Midnight Oil – King Of The Mountain

English: Tom Petty concert in 2010 Русский: То...

English: Tom Petty concert in 2010 Русский: Том Петти на концерте в 2010 году (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers – Into The Great Wide Open

Music on community radio wk 1

This is a compilation of enjoyable music heard on non-profit community radio stations located within a 100 kilometre radius (unless otherwise specified) programmed during the preceding week.

Danny Elfman (far right) as Satan, performing ...

Danny Elfman (far right) as Satan, performing “Minnie the Moocher”, in one of the scenes intended for The Hercules Family. In the final film, Elfman wore an all-white suit. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 Elfman, Danny – Edward Scissorhands film score

youtu.be/JSNktasBOTI

Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak (Photo credit: Berto Garcia)

Isaak, Chris – Somebody’s Crying

chrisisaak.com/media/videos/15721

Pump Up the Volume (song)

Pump Up the Volume (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MARRS – Pump up the volume

youtu.be/JPbkq2R07vw

m.h.

m.h. (Photo credit: {impossible princess})

Max Q – Way Of The World (‘God or the Bomb’)

youtu.be/CgRWJP1Ktww

Photograph by Simon Ryan. Thursday, October 4t...

Photograph by Simon Ryan. Thursday, October 4th, 2007. The Lair, Sydney. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Midnight Juggernauts – Into the galaxy

youtu.be/J6SKNEYvZvQ

R.E.M. in Mansfield, MA

R.E.M. in Mansfield, MA (Photo credit: bradalmanac)

REM – Try not to breathe

remhq.com/hqtv/index.php

Music on commercial radio wk 1

This is a new feature inspired by a fellow blogger, who enjoys complaining about the paucity of decent music on domestic commercial radio! This will be an occasional feature. This is a compilation of enjoyable music heard on commercial radio stations located within a 100 kilometre radius (unless otherwise specified) programmed during the preceding week. Subjective comments from readers on poor quality inclusions (and why) are more than welcome!

The B-52s at Festival Internacional de Benicàs...

The B-52s at Festival Internacional de Benicàssim on July 9, 2008. From left to right: Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson]], Kate Pierson, and Fred Schneider. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

B-52s, The – Roam

theb52s.com/video

Ride on Time

Ride on Time (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Black Box – Ride on time

youtube.com/user/BlackBoxHouse

The Cars, 1984. L-R: Benjamin Orr, Greg Hawkes...

The Cars, 1984. L-R: Benjamin Orr, Greg Hawkes, David Robinson, Ric Ocasek, and Elliot Easton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cars, The – Heartbeat city

youtube.com/artist/the-cars

The Clash, Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway

The Clash, Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Clash, The – Train in vain (‘Stand by me’)

youtube.com/artist/the-clash

Collective Soul group

Collective Soul group (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Collective Soul – December (‘Just spit me out’)

youtu.be/6exsatE-DUk

Missy Higgins 4

Missy Higgins 4 (Photo credit: OpenEye)

Higgins, Missy – Everyone’s waiting

soundcloud.com/missy-higgins

Metallica konsert

Metallica konsert (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Metallica – The unforgiven

youtube.com/user/MetallicaTV

Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich performing in London in 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Metallica – Whiskey in the jar

youtube.com/user/MetallicaTV

Pearl Jam with singer Eddie Vedder in concert ...

Pearl Jam with singer Eddie Vedder in concert at Piaza Duomo, Pistoia, Italy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pearl Jam – Got some

youtube.com/user/PearlJamOfficial

Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins.

Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet with butterfly wings

youtube.com/user/SmashingPumpkinsVEVO

Wombat Murph

Wombat Murph (Photo credit: Karen_O’D)

Wombats, The – Jump into the fog

thewombats.co.uk/video,listings,.htm

An addendum:

Regurgitator

Regurgitator (Photo credit: Mitch Mcpherson)

Regurgitator – Blubber boy

youtube.com/user/WarnerMusicAU

Coming soon: Enjoyable songs played on domestic community radio.

Thompson distances himself from Smooth FM

This satirical article originally appeared on the now-defunct dbrmuz blog.

Here at the Institute of the Brain Dead, our peer-reviewed research and focus groups have determined that the highest rating commercial stations in the capital cities across Australia’s eastern seaboard are abominably superficial and bland. We also have reservations about the accuracy of the radio ratings system itself.

DMG Radio could have come up with something as good as Mix 94.5 when the network yesterday launched Smooth after much anticipation. Mix 94.5 is not only the most popular station in Perth, the Music Director of Mix actually programmes good music! Unfortunately, we know DMG Radio actually have some talented employees because they previously brewed good Koffee, so the expectations here at Brain Dead were quite high. Smooth simultaneously launched in the key Australian radio markets of Hobart and Darwin under the stewardship of Music Director Craig Thompson.

In a move unanticipated by commercial radio executives, Craig Thompson (pictured) held an emotional press conference distancing himself from what media analysts see as the impending failure of Smooth FM which had only launched at 7 am earlier in the day. At the conference, Craig professed his innocence at allegations that he was responsible for the new format. He blamed union officials for ‘doctoring the playlist’. Key union individuals, including union secretary Jackie Ho broke into DMG studios in the early hours and hacked the playlist according to Craig. Ho and other officials dismissed Craig’s allegations as ‘fanciful’.

Craig Thompson dumps his load at the Smooth press conference (Fairfax Media)

Another FM 91.5/95.3 format

This article originally appeared on the now-defunct dbrmuz blog.

You may have noticed the extensive outdoor advertising for 95.3 FM during the Manly-Bulldogs game last night. Yesterday, Radiotoday.com.au reported:

The industry rumour-mill is in overdrive that DMG will be relaunching Sydney’s 95.3 FM and Melbourne’s 91.5 FM as Smooth 95.3 and Smooth 91.5 within days. The domain names smooth953.com.au and smooth915.com.au have both been registered by a third party, and are presently ‘dark’ awaiting the relaunch of the stations… The new Smooth 95.3/91.5 format is likely to be broadly what the stations are presently airing, or in line with what the stations are currently airing on their evening Wind-Down program. Either position, whilst slightly different in feel, would be best described as Variety AC with a 40-54 female target.

Here is an advertisement for ye olde Vega 95.3 FM incarnation.