Hey thanks Ivy, my parents listen to Radio National daily, so I’m sure my dad will hear it, mom ha yoga on Wednesdays….. I’ll ask him if he caught it – is it over yet? Interesting?
Great, thanks, there might be transcripts online too – I love radio national. Every day I would wake up to the song that comes on with the news (I can hear it in my head now) – and now when I heard it, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. My parents have it on every morning from around 6am – 12pm and then they listen to the news on the radio hourly. It’s lovely. I don’t listen to the radio much now but whenever I’m in my car it’s on – ABC radio, I love it…… I despise commercial radio stations, with advertisements literally screaming at you and designed to be annoying!! Its like an assault on your ears! And the ‘hit’ music these days……. Don’t even get me started….. They’re more like radio jingles, not good music, just aimed to be ‘catchy’ and in your head, repetitive, electronic awfulness!! Give me music from the 60’s/70’s any day!!
Ha! There’s my rant for the day!
Yes, pain management seems to be almost a ‘taboo’ topic with so many people – as soon as you mention the words ‘prescription painkillers’ it seems to bring up images of Michael Jackson and other celebrities who have died and/or become addicted to prescription painkillers (makes me wonder how the got hold of them in the first place!?). I know I myself was very frightened of becoming addicted to them as they made me feel good as well as taking away then pain, and then I noticed when I didn’t take them I was very weepy. So I freaked out and just hacked the pain instead of taking the meds!
Mum and Dad listen to the BBC on their little radio MP3 players when they can’t sleep at night (they’re so cute). They’re news addicts!! I hate the commercial rubbish going on too; it seems you can only rely on the ABC for actual news these days. During uni my journalism lecturers were shocked to hear where their students got their news from (commercial radio and TV) – and insisted we watch the ABC & SBS for ‘real’ journalism. When I tell people I did a journalism degree they look at me like I’m a today tonight host or paparazzi! Honestly! People don’t know what journalism IS anymore!! ‘
The Sandilands controversy/media stunt is very likely I do believe! Kyle Sandilands is just one big idiot making a scene about nothing so that the rest of the media has something ‘scandalous’ to report on. It’s a stupid cycle, isn’t it? Surely we have more interesting things going on in the world more worthy of reporting – I’d rather hear about a baby elephant being born at the zoo if it’s a slow-news-day, thank you very much! J