January 8th, 2009


Triple J Hottest 100 Voting

Phew! I just voted. What a mammoth task! I went through all the tracks and got a shortlist of 19 and was heartbroken to cull 9 songs. Number 11 was Blakes's Got a New Face didn't make the grade *solely* on political correctness grounds.

My choices:

Ben Folds and Regina Spektor - You Don't Know me
Death Cab For Cutie - I will possess your heart
The Presets - This Boys in Love
Ting Tings - That's not my name
Girl Talk - In Step
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Yael Naim - New Soul
Pez - Festival Song
Wiley - Cash in my pocket

and ack! Can't remember the last song (failed to cut and paste correctly)

But I am very excited to feel qualified to vote this year and to have almost 20 songs that I really enjoyed. I think it was a better year for music this year compared to 07.

ETA Pretty sure the 10th song was No Sex For Ben ... just cause ... well it always makes me smile


bloody press

Has anybody else heard more news on the rockets from Lebanon hitting Nahariya? The bloody commercial TV news channels keep reporting it as an attack from Lebanon and a second front of fighting, escalation in the war. But Triple J reported it at 5pm as rockets from a Palestinian refugee camp on that border. Which is totally different.