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Cracker: "It says 'Let's b friends', and it's got a b on it"

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  • bob daktari,

    I've done both B & George

    one of the two stations made me feel really welcome and were super supportive and one of them generally gave me grief after almost every show I did

    the only station that never told me what to play - george, where I happily played rock, country, indie, lo fi, noise amongst house, techno and other styles more associated with george - I was on during the day... background music it most certainly wasn't

    I'm a big fan of Matt's but not on B, I hope the new slot see's his considerable talents put to use and stretched as the fall back loud back of the y stuff is a bit dull

    as for Mikey, I love him and loathe him on radio, he comes across far too often as being lazy and on auto pilot... and yet when he shines his talent, humour and sense of timing is beyond fault... and is a pleasure to witness/hear

    whatever happens the one thing that is certain... the changes will provoke a response from B's supporters and detractors... long may those that tune in be so passionate about their choice of station

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 361 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Aw, I'm feeling mean about George now. It's just that for a long time it was hard to get the signal, and whenever I did hear it, it was in people's houses where it was used like bad drugs.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19116 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    As some bloke once said "You don't know how lucky you are"
    Whatever happens at the b it's better than...
    "That was Black Sabbath, coming up Pink Floyd back to back with Led Zeppelin right after this..." cut to Lion Red commercial.
    Or "We have Garth McVicar on the line..."
    Love the b.

    Has anybody else come to the conclusion that radio, unlike TV is kinda tribal?.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4947 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    Haha true dat Steve.

    My favourite quote from commercial radio comes from Solid Gold FM. I still trot it out in my cocknouncer voice quite often. You've got to say it in a fake deep yet nasal voice and all running together quickly...

    "Hey yeah that was 'Hooked on a Feeling' and if you're gonna be hooked on anything it might as well be a feeling eh, make it a good one, have one for meeeeee."

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1130 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    And my bad about there not being a drum 'n' bass show on bFM. I was going off a friend who is a d'n'b producer/DJ who was complaining the other day about it and assumed he'd know better than me...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1130 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    "Hey yeah that was 'Hooked on a Feeling' and if you're gonna be hooked on anything it might as well be a feeling eh, make it a good one, have one for meeeeee."

    That sounds like Kevin Black, now to be seen on Triangle's The Beat Goes On, quite possibly the worst TV show in New Zealand's history.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Triangle's The Beat Goes On, quite possibly the worst TV show in New Zealand's history.

    +1. Mesmerisingly bad.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1574 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Mesmerisingly bad.

    Someone's really gotta YouTube some of that show. It's awfulness would soon become legend.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Someone's really gotta YouTube some of that show. It's awfulness would soon become legend.

    It's got its own YouTube channel:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TBGONZ

    Random clip from the Over 50s Karaoke champs:

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19116 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Oh, yeah, I meant Tony Amos (who makes Kevin Black look like John Peel).

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    You haven't lived until you've seen Tony's weekly politics review wherein he invariably -- and I mean invariably -- describes MPs as "those shirt-lifters and rug-munchers in parliament".

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    But then I'm not sure I'd want to go on living.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7412 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Tony Amos' Christmas political roundup

    Awesomely bad.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19116 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    Random clip from the Over 50s Karaoke champs

    OMG, that is f**king fabulous. I've sent it off to people all over. Tingles of national pride.

    But, gotta say, compared to the Indonesian variety shows on every channel each Saturday night, it's still high art.

    Kevin Black look like John Peel

    There actually was a time....seriously...when Blackie had the most edgy show on Auckland radio. Around '74 /75. his night-time show on 1ZM was where you went to hear the stuff that wouldn't get airtime during the day. It was the place I first heard Marley and Kraftwerk, and he was the only DJ to touch things like Spit Ends (sp. correct) and pre-Oz Dragon (the mighty Rock'n'Roll Ponsonby was often aired) and lots of other local stuff.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3215 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    I can't help it. Every time I watch a clip on YT I have to read the comments, most of them are mind numbingly dull, stupid, pointless, racist, sexist, insulting, juvenile, grammatically incomprehensible
    rubbish but I have to read them. I suppose I have a need to try and understand why the world seems so thick.
    Then I came across TBGONZ on YT. What a delight, Orange on Orange and a layout a blind man would be glad to see, for a short time anyway.
    No comments for 17 months, 4 comments in all 2 of them from the same person and one from the producer, it saved so much of my valuable time.
    Shame I can't get Triangle TV.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4947 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    where I happily played rock, country, indie, lo fi, noise amongst house, techno and other styles more associated with george - I was on during the day... background music it most certainly wasn't

    Any chance you could maybe, please, do it again, huh? It was rather good radio.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3215 posts Report Reply

  • Jose Barbosa,

    Tony Amos is my new personal Jesus.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • Hugh Hughes,

    But Hugh when he was calling up people with last names that rhyme with 'muck' to make fun of them live on air used to drive me nuts also. He grew on me. It took time.

    It wasn't a person and it wasn't muck.

    It was a company - Cox, Arcus and Co. 307 8237

    I'll defend my cocksuckers till the grave.

    Arch Hill • Since Apr 2010 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Heh. A name like that has to be asking for it

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16996 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Tony Amos is my new personal Jesus.

    Say it ain't so Jo, please say it ain't so...

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4947 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Ah Huge Grayham.
    Was it not you that got Telecom to include Ivan Itchyanus in the directory?.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4947 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    I'll defend my cocksuckers till the grave.

    Soo, Grabet & Dash will provide their services for free.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4431 posts Report Reply

  • bronwyn,

    I think we've found a new bfm host everyone! someone who can spin some tunes and really ask the hard questions of politicians:

    (from the Beat Goes On site)

    Politics can be boring but not with Tony Amos. Tony chuckles to himself at least 10 times a day as his very active mind comtemplates the goings on of our top politicians. After the chuckles Tony jots it all down and arrives at the studio to present The "Weekly Political Roundup" Somehow through the laughter Tony delivers with his wonderful and booming Solid Gold voice a funny and thought provoking look at the crazy world of politics.

    Usually people who chuckle to themselves so much don't get to leave a secure room, let alone be invited onto a TV show.

    tamaki makaurau • Since Nov 2006 • 86 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    This thread has taken an exciting new twist - can't wait to investigate TBGO...and yes, that phrase of mine was indeed uttered by "Big" Tony Amos.

    I was just going to say, and not to draw a line under the conversation at all, because I'm liking it a lot but, last night, a friend of mine who shares the same name as one of the radio stations we've been discussing was telling me how much he's been enjoying this conversation and the various well known figures from the industry adding their two cents.

    He said (since he seems content to lurk - feel free to jump in anytime buddy) that it struck him the fact that there has been such a long discussion, that we are all so passionate about bFM, it's another sign how unique, how important bFM is/was to us. If JayJay replaced Polly on Classic Htis Drive or whatever, I don't think anyone, anywhere would have much to say on the topic at all.

    Now I'm off to check out Big Tony Amos on the web. Ohhh happy times.

    (And off to Dunedin for Back Benches tonight if anyone's tuning in)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1130 posts Report Reply

  • Hugh Hughes,

    Was it not you that got Telecom to include Ivan Itchyanus in the directory?

    Nope - but boy are you bringing back some memories. Wasn't that something to do with the Croatian apple farmer? I forgot his name, but his cat was called Mr Sexy.

    Arch Hill • Since Apr 2010 • 5 posts Report Reply

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