December 23, 2005
Late-year spleen venting
Thought I'd get a few things off my chest just before the end of the year - sort of "leave them in 2005" idea. This post will probably be the last of 2005 since I'm spending time with family until January...
1) The ABC TV news' new habit of breaking after ten minutes to recap the main story and play their anthem. It's unnecessary, wastes a few moments that could contain more news, and interrupts my concentration. They can stop that whenever they like. Just get on with the news - there's precious little in a half-hour bulletin as is.
2) The pseudo-American voice in WOW - Sight and Sound's adverts. They alternate between an Australian accent and this fake yank one. There's no good reason for this and it makes me turn the radio off, it's so annoying. Just use one voice, preferrably a genuine one, please. Perhaps a pretty girls voice as an alternative.
3) Idiot DJs who talk all over the music they play on their programs. This is not so bad at the start of the song, where it helps build up expectation, up to a point, but last night I was listening to MMM's Cold-30 Countdown (which I love when I can catch it) and the cretin talked all over the end of Aerosmith's "Love in an Elevator" and Motley Crue's "Kickstart my Heart" (and others) - both songs with an ending you want to hear! It doesn't just fade away.
Note to DJ: Hey moron, your program is about the songs, not about you. I have no idea who you are (you'll probably be gone in a year or so), but I love those songs. If anything, these songs should be given a respectful few seconds of silence at the end to better appreciate them. Shut UP!!
OK, I think I've ranted enough now. Will start 2006 in a better mood and ready for more. Seeya then.
PS - got my entry in for Brisbanemusos' band competition yesterday. It contained a biog, two photos and four song demos: "Heart's with you", "Cry to Heaven", "Long for the Day" and "Dancing with the Stones". Fingers crossed! Hope to tell you more about it next year.Posted by Hughie at December 23, 2005 9:13 AM