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Triple J address historical oppression

By Chris Endrey - 9 October 2013 11

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Johnboy caught wind of my incredible story of the human spirit triumphing over adversity and asked me to knock something up for you, ever-friendly Rioters. Must be a slow news day.

I’m sure you’ve heard of Triple J Unearthed. Their coveted competitions offer opportunities to upcoming bands, which they divide by state. This results in artists from far-off Bourke ostensibly getting more opportunities to play the big Sydney festivals than artists in Canberra, even though we’re way closer to that den of sin and harbour views.

As a crusader for Territory-equality (read: self-interested jerk), I contacted Triple J Unearthed to highlight this discrepancy – noting that if Jerrabomberra artists are eligible for NSW comps, then Canberra artists probably could be too.

To their great credit, they wrote back to notify me that they’re including ACT bands for future NSW-specific comps, even those that are running now!

The squeaky wheel gets the symbolic guideline amendment towards more equitable distribution of publicly-funded opportunities.

So, now ACT musos can no longer complain about being left behind and must instead turn their gripes into writing better songs.

How terrifying.

What’s Your opinion?


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11 Responses to
Triple J address historical oppression
Diggety 12:15 pm 10 Oct 13

veg said :

they used to have a Canberra entry as metal band Soulcrusher (aka Bowlflusher) won in 1996

Didn’t they win with Liquid? Whatever happened to them anyway?

johnboy 12:04 pm 10 Oct 13

Back in the dim dark past unearthed was regional and not state based.

The issues was there were no ACT competitions but ACT bands weren’t allowed to enter NSW comps.

veg 12:00 pm 10 Oct 13

they used to have a Canberra entry as metal band Soulcrusher (aka Bowlflusher) won in 1996

Thumper 11:26 am 10 Oct 13

I just find it was an odd comment. Maybe I missed the sarc tags 🙂

In Exile 10:45 am 10 Oct 13

Thumper said :

Endrey said :

Who cares.

Musicians are a bunch of self-indulgent nobodies that deserve the no-wage they get.

Nice….

You must be the life of the party when you go out. Are you an accountant by any chance?

I think he is scientist based on his band’s video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctOwOhOa8XQ

poetix 10:21 am 10 Oct 13

Endrey said :

Who cares.

Musicians are a bunch of self-indulgent nobodies that deserve the no-wage they get.

Some of them simply refuse to play things properly. I saw one playing a trombone and he wasn’t even in a brass band!

No respect for categories.

chewy14 9:50 am 10 Oct 13

Thumper said :

Endrey said :

Who cares.

Musicians are a bunch of self-indulgent nobodies that deserve the no-wage they get.

Nice….

You must be the life of the party when you go out. Are you an accountant by any chance?

Well he does seem to be a bit of a sad sack seeing as he wrote the article?

Thumper 8:21 am 10 Oct 13

Endrey said :

Who cares.

Musicians are a bunch of self-indulgent nobodies that deserve the no-wage they get.

Nice….

You must be the life of the party when you go out. Are you an accountant by any chance?

Endrey 12:03 am 10 Oct 13

Certainly. The point is that areas that are satellites of Canberra are eligible where Canberra isn’t, just because of political borders.

It’s not particularly interesting.

screaming banshee 6:59 pm 09 Oct 13

You do realise that jerrabomberra is in NSW don’t you?

Endrey 5:15 pm 09 Oct 13

Who cares.

Musicians are a bunch of self-indulgent nobodies that deserve the no-wage they get.

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