Triple J Week – Tuesday 26 October
Day 2 of Triple J week here on Collapse Board and business as usual, with not a whole lot of difference from yesterday.
- Once again Australian music dominates, although the percentage is slightly down from Monday’s 50%.
- Less songs were played today than yesterday, 108 versus 114, mainly as a result of The Doctor being back today after being away yesterday, with his ‘Drive’ show including an interview with Lyrics Born.
- As yesterday, no songs or bands or were played more than once between 9am and 5:30pm
- The 108 songs played in the 8½ hours works out at 12.7 songs/hour.
As with yesterday, it’s all about new music and again the day’s playlist only included one song from before the start of the millennium , Powderfinger’s Don’t Want To be Left Out from 1998.
As yesterday, Melbourne acts dominated the Australian artists played, followed by Sydney, Perth and Brisbane again in fourth place, although with a higher tally than the pitiful two plays that were managed yesterday. The breakdown of plays by city/area is in the following table.
The six Brisbane songs played today were:
- Don’t Wanna Be Left Out – Powderfinger
- Sad Rude Future Dude – Ball Park Music
- Overpass – John Steel Singers
- Disconnect And Apply – Dead Letter Circus
- The Hardest Part – Washington
- Let You Down – Hungry Kids Of Hungary
I have assumed that Washington is a Brisbane act, but maybe she’s now classed as Melbourne now (her Myspace lists her as ‘mid-air, AU’. Zany). What’s depressing is that three of the bands played (Hungry Kids, John Steel Singers and Ball Park Music) are playing the Triple J Australian Music Month gig at the Hi-Fi in a couple weeks and their being played is accompanied with an advert/plug for the show. It makes you wonder whether they would be played if it wasn’t for Triple J promoting the gig, whether they would play something else from Brisbane or whether they’d just ignore Brisbane music in favour of playing some more songs from Melbourne and Sydney acts.