Category Archives: commentary

The Reverse Trump Gambit

What if, at every election, you had a candidate who took the opportunity provided by free media coverage to say carefully calculated and scripted things to generate massive media firestorms that were all heat and light, but which generated no traction with the audience, so that the candidate could harvest publicity, and then head back… Read More »

The Rules

Rule 1. Don’t hunt what you can’t kill Rule 2: Never start what you can’t finish Rule 3: Never assume intent where inept will suffice.

Triple J Hottest 100 Part 10 to 1

ID Song Comment The Call 10 HilltopHoods – ‘I Love It’ (Ft. Sia) Called it for one later than it appeared. 9: That indistinguishably similar Australian hiphop sound which wasn’t the popular one 9 @TheJezabels – ‘Endless Summer’ (Cure x Nirvana)^Souixe and the Banshees 8 360 (@3ree6ixty) – ‘Boys Like You (Ft. Gossling)’ Gorrillaz +… Read More »

Triple J Hottest 100 Part 20-11

20-10: Songs that legitimately won Top 10 placings but who aren’t in the spirit of the music direction of 2012 Triple J.  This are the tracks that will get you to cough up for the Triple J Hottest 100 CD (despite your resolve to never buy it again after last year)   id song comment… Read More »

Triple J Hottest 100 The Longest Mile #43-30

Half the party is playing Tiny Towers. The other half doesn’t have phones that support Tiny Towers. Two people down for the nap. One awakes enough to decry the #30. But that’s okay, just bounce. 40-21: Okay, so Kingsmill will never openly admit it, and after the year of the audit discovering significant discrepancy in… Read More »