Archive for January, 2010

Fiction: Balloon Art

January 30, 2010

I’ll tell you a sad story about a clown and how he broke my soul. His name was Bobo, Bobo the clown.

It was the world balloon art finals. I had made it there with my creation of the Eiffel Tower is the semi. I was the world champion and set on defending it. Bobo had other ideas.

Bobo had created a scale replica of the Sydney Opera House to win his way to the final. I was a bit nervous. Bobo had shown that he had skill and the temperament under pressure perform. I had to put aside my fears to get pumped for the final. I too loved the pressure of competition.

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January 27, 2010

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One month into 2010 and we have some real exciting things on the go. From the 1st of February our new program grid will begin, most of our shows will stay the same however we’ll say good bye to a few of our announcers and welcome in some fresh meat!

Some of our new shows include Zedgames (a show dedicated to gaming), Epic Trax (drone music based show), Airship Babylon (steampunk & noirpunk etc) and Midnight Flight (visit a different country each week!).

The Lost Weekend

February will see some very exciting giveaway incentives for new subscribers (or re-subscribers – come back to the fold!). 4ZZZ is offering anyone who subs as an individual during February a chance to win a double pass to the Lost Weekend Festival! Talk about a score! So you guys who are already subs don’t miss out, we will also be offering up a chance to go into a draw to win a double pass, so stayed tuned.

Along with tickets to what looks to be an exciting edition to the festival circuit, we are opening up our doors to our Passionate People. Anyone who passionately subscribes during February will not only get a fantastic Zed merch pack they will also have the chance to be Head of Zed for the day!

EVENTS:
Dick Nasty are celebrating their 10th birthday! And to celebrate, are putting on a couple of shows. On Friday 29th January see them at The Step Inn with Quickening, Teargas, Sweet Dreams and To The North. Alternatively, come to our carpark on Saturday 30th to see them with Turnpike, No Anchor and One Shot Salute. Remember that our carpark shows are free and all ages!

Touring off the back of their new album, Dunk ’til Dawn, Breakestra will be performing at The Hi-Fi Bar this Saturday 30th January. Supported by J-ROCC (Beat Junkies) and GSAN, don’t miss the chance to see some of the finest names in funk and hip-hop! Tickets are $40+bf and are available from www.thehifi.com.au

Prognosis: Death Pandemic – A cross between Grey’s Anatomy and The X-Files (with a dose of 1950s schlock horror and a good measure of fake blood), Prognosis: Death! Pandemic will again see the audience decide which mysterious calamities and supernatural villains threaten the town’s existence. Running until Saturday 30th January, tickets start at $10 and can be booked through www.impromafia.com.

The World Theatre Festival program defies traditional theatre conventions with works that demand audience engagement from Ireland, the UK and Australia as well as intriguing installations and artist-run workshops. Held at the Powerhouse from 2nd February to 13th February, WTF hopes to bring you some of the most interesting theatre works from across the globe! Head to www.brisbanepowerhouse.org for more info.

Hearts of Gold #3 is the latest installment in Bleeding Heart Gallery’s highly successful series of group shows. Focussing on local and emerging artists Hearts of Gold seeks to provide support to both Brisbane’s burgeoning art community and local charities. The Hearts of Gold #3 opening night is Friday 5th February with all bar profits  heading to the 193 Club which helps homeless people in Brisbane. The exhibition runs until Friday 19th February.

SoCo Carnivale is a confetti-drenched, royal encounter of bee-bop, honky tonk and Cajun thunder – and it’s a fancy dress party. Featuring the mammoth orchestral party collective known simply as The Polyphonic Spree this is a night not to be missed. Also joining in on the festivities at the Powerhouse is The New Orleans Bingo! Show, direct from the New Orleans Mardi Gras. It’s all happening on  Friday 19th February, tickets are $39+BF and can be purchased through www.brisbanepowerhouse.org.

SPOTLIGHT!

Newsbite: Internet Filter

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You may or may not have heard about our Government’s plans to introduce mandatory Internet filtering, a move that will see certain websites blocked within Australia. With the Government pegging this as a method to stop Australians accessing child pornography, as well as other websites they deem illegal, there are those who feel it is too far. Some groups are outraged with the possibility of what they see as censorship, and Electronic Frontiers Australia is currently running The Great Australia Internet Blackout in an attempt to raise awareness of the filter’s shortfalls.

Here’s a link for you too.
http://www.internetblackout.com.au/

and another if you feel the need… the need for speed.
http://www.efa.org.au/Issues/Censor/cens2.html

Our news team has been following this story on Brisbane Line and plan to keep you up to date with any developments.

Flashback: TV Smashing at 4ZzZ!

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Web: The Offical Pony Website

Pony

In a nutshell, this site is all about ponies. But there’s also some obscure facts that you may not have known about ponies. Don’t discount this website, not everything is as it seems. My Little Pony fans may get a shock.

http://www.ponycore.com/rup.html

Recipes: Real Old-Fashioned Lemonade


Lemonade Stand

As this week is set to be a scorcher, make some good old fashioned lemonade to keep you cool and share among friends.

Ingredient: (Makes about 8 cups)
Lemon juice from 8 freshly squeezed lemons (1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup of caster sugar (more or less according to taste)
5 cups cold water
1 lemon, thinly sliced or cut into wedges
Ice cubes

Method:
Combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar and 2 cups of cold water, stirring briskly to dissolve the sugar. Add the remaining water, ice cubes and lemon pieces ans mix well.

To make honey flavoured lemonade, subsitute the sugar for honey.

Sub outlet: Reverse Garbage

Reverse Garbage

In times of ‘eco’ this and ‘green’ that it’s not often something actually lives up to the green cred hype. I like to think Reverse Garbage does. Nestled among warehouses in West End’s industrial area this store offers all manner of recycled wares, you could almost make anything from Reverse Garbage’s offerings. The guys here have collected stuff from all over Brisbane, from un-needed foam balls to surplus fabric, and they bring you all your second hand needs for a very reasonable price.  It’s good for the environment too, reusing keeps all that pesky carbon under control.

Reverse garbage is a proud supporter of 4ZzZFM

296 Montague Road
West End
Ph 3844 9744
www.reversegarbage.com.au
10% Discount on raw materials

Zedletter – 4ZZZ’s Weekly Update

January 19, 2010

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Gasbag
4ZZZ has great plans for 2010 and our 35th Birthday year but we’d love to hear more from our listeners!
Keep your ears and eyes open for our online surveys & feedback forums etc.

Don’t forget our announcers love to take subscriber requests (if our library has what you want!) so give them a call on 07 3252 1555 or hit up our email request line between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday when our office is open requests@4zzzfm.org.au.

Oh, and nearly all of our old Hot 100s are now online. You can check them out here.

WHAT’S ON!


The Upsteppers
The Upsteppers

Casino Rumblers
Casino Rumblers


I Heart Hiroshima
I Heart Hiroshima


The Polyphonic Spree

The Polyphonic Spree


Brightblack Morning Light
Brightblack Morning Light


EVENTS:
The Upsteppers are releasing their second CD Cash War this Friday 22nd January at The Joynt in West End. They’re supported by Raz Bin Sam & The Lion I Band. Doors at 8pm and entry is free!

Saturday January 23rd will see the final instalment of Lockdown at the Jubilee Hotel. Interstate regulars the Casino Rumblers will be joined by Dementia 13, Screamin’ Stevies Australia, Perhaps Maybe?!?, Kunst, The Flangipanis and there will be solo performances from Jud Campbell from the Disables and The Wayne Keys Show. Entry is only $10 and the bands start at 5pm.

On Sunday 24th January get down to the Powerhouse to see I Heart Hiroshima‘s last show before they jet off overseas. They’ll be doing two one hour sets from 4pm covering both albums so you’ll be sure to hear all of your favourite songs. Tickets are $20 on the door or you can book through www.brisbanepowerhouse.org.

Marianne Faithfull – celebrated iconic chantuese is returning to Brisbane! With her first show sold out, join Marianne for a 2nd intimate evening at the Tivoli on Sunday 31st January. Final ticket release on sale now through Ticketek.

Prognosis: Death Pandemic – A cross between Grey’s Anatomy and The X-Files (with a dose of 1950s schlock horror and a good measure of fake blood), Prognosis: Death! Pandemic will again see the audience decide which mysterious calamities and supernatural villains threaten the town’s existence. There are six shows in all at the Brisbane Arts Theatre running between Thursday 21st January and Saturday 30th January. Tickets start at $10 and can be booked through www.impromafia.com.

Hearts of Gold #3 is the latest installment in Bleeding Heart Gallery’s highly successful series of group shows. Focussing on local and emerging artists Hearts of Gold seeks to provide support to both Brisbane’s burgeoning art community and local charities. The Hearts of Gold #3 opening night is Friday 5th February with all bar profits heading to the 193 Club which helps homeless people in Brisbane. The exhibition runs until Friday 19th February.

SoCo Carnivale is a confetti-drenched, royal encounter of bee-bop, honky tonk and Cajun thunder – and it’s a fancy dress party. Featuring the mammoth orchestral party collective known simply as The Polyphonic Spree this is a night not to be missed. Also joining in on the festivities at the Powerhouse is The New Orleans Bingo! Show, direct from the New Orleans Mardi Gras. It’s all happening on Friday 19th February, tickets are $39+BF and can be purchased through www.brisbanepowerhouse.org.

The Brightblack Morning Light tour has been rescheduled from January to April! Danielle Stech-Homsy, who plays keyboards and vocals in Brightblack Morning Light, will also perform a solo set of her bewitching folktronic lullabies under her Rio En Medio moniker. Look out for some new music soon by Berry Shadow, the new project by Nathan Shineywater of Brightblack Morning Light. Saturday 10th April at The Troubadour. Tickets $35+BF from Oztix.

SPOTLIGHT!
cd reviews
Neon Indian

Neon Indian

Scott Spark

Scott Spark

Neon Indian – ‘Psychic Chasms’
If you had the pleasure of seeing Neon Indian at Moth recently, you won’t need me telling you how amazing this album is. Psychic Chasms is the Texas band’s first LP release and has garnered an enormous amount of praise. An interesting mix of guitar and synth sounds; it has an electropop/psychedelic rock feel to it that may remind you of MGMT. Before you screw your nose up, the sound is definitely their own, and the album, at only 30 minutes long, is sure to secure Neon Indian’s place as one to watch! Get your hands on a copy from Jan 30th!

Scott Spark – ‘Kathleen EP’
The Kathleen EP from local Singer/Songwriter Scott Spark is a sneak peak at what we can expect from his forthcoming LP ‘Fail Like You Mean It’. A beautiful, easy listening set of songs you’d pair perfectly with some quiet evening cocktails; the talented pianist and vocalist tells stories of love and hurt in an upbeat, enjoyable set that leaves you wishing for more. Be sure to see him live at the Brisbane Powerhouse during April!

flashback Flashback to 1987!
1987
giveaways
DaybreakersDaybreakers
Daybreakers
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Vince Colosimo, Claudia Karvan, Isabel Lucas
Director: Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig
In cinemas Thursday 4th February.

The year is 2019. A mysterious plague has swept over the earth, transforming the majority of the world’s population into vampires. Humans are now an endangered species – forced into hiding as they are hunted and farmed for vampire consumption to the brink of extinction. It’s all up to Edward Dalton, a vampire researcher who refuses to feed on human blood, to perfect a blood substitute that might sustain vampires and spare the few remaining human’s. But time and hope are running out – until Ed meets Audrey, a human survivor who leads him to a startling medical breakthrough. Armed with knowledge that both humans and vampires will kill for, Ed must battle his own kind in a deadly struggle that will decide the fate of the human race.

4ZZZ has 5 double passes to a preview at Myer Centre, BCC, Thursday 3rd February, 6:45pm. To win, hit reply and tell us where in Queensland Daybreakers was filmed.



CD Reviews: Neon Indian, Scott Spark

January 18, 2010

Neon Indian - Psychic ChasmsNeon Indian – Psychic Chasms
If you had the pleasure of seeing Neon Indian at Moth recently, you won’t need me telling you how amazing this album is. Psychic Chasms is the Texas band’s first LP release and has garnered an enormous amount of praise. An interesting mix of guitar and synth sounds; it has an electropop/psychedelic rock feel to it that may remind you of MGMT. Before you screw your nose up, the sound is definitely their own, and the album, at only 30 minutes long, is sure to secure Neon Indian’s place as one to watch! Get your hands on a copy from Jan 30th!

Scott Spark – Kathleen EP
The Kathleen EP from local singer/songwriter Scott Spark is a sneak peak at what we can expect from his forthcoming LP Fail Like You Mean It. A beautiful, easy listening set of songs you’d pair perfectly with some quiet evening cocktails; the talented pianist and vocalist tells stories of love and hurt in an upbeat, enjoyable set that leaves you wishing for more. Be sure to see him live at the Brisbane Powerhouse during April!

– Michael Campbell

ZEDLETTER – 4ZzZ’S WEEKLY UPDATE

January 14, 2010
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Subscribe Online with Paypal or Credit Card!You can now subscribe to 4ZzZ online through http://www.4zzzfm.org.au
Our secure subscription form will guide you through the process and you can pay by Paypal or Credit Card.
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ZEDLETTER – 4ZzZ’S WEEKLY UPDATE 2010

January 6, 2010

It’s a MONSTER birthday year for Zed – 35 years old in December 2010 and still going from strength-to-strength.

To celebrate, we have ambitious plans to refurbish the grand old lady to keep her young-at-heart and to help build on our community atmosphere. We’re also aiming to make a splash with our ‘Paint The Town Zed’ international competition – with the prize allowing the winning artist to use the front of Zed Towers as a blank canvas to create a new iconic building on the Brisbane landscape. It’s going to be HUGE!

We want as many subscribers, listeners, volunteers, everyone in fact, to send us their memories, anecdotes and old photos of 4ZzZ. Did you have your first kiss with Zed in the background? Did you propose while crooning to Zed? Did 4ZzZ help you to relax after a particularly tough physics exam? Then let us know. We want to hear as many stories as possible. Ask your parents, too!!! Send all your stories to info@4zzzfm.org.au.

And don’t forget – 4ZzZ is YOUR community station. We want you to be part of what we do as we look forward to the next 35 years. Be part of the Zed action…..

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