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Shipping off John, British Colonial-Style!

February 28, 2010
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Last week we threw John onto a VLine as a somewhat mean-spirited joke. Alas, he found his way back but not before experiencing the sights and sounds of Ballarat. He brought with him spools and spools of tape; in fact it was all he was wearing when we found him inside a bus shelter, crying. He also took this picture. While he insisted with rosey red cheeks draped in tears that there were more photos, he refused to hand them over. I’m pretty sure there aren’t.


Posted in Out and About

Wrongtown in the studio

February 18, 2010
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Wrongtown is a comedy cabaret show all about growing up in a small town. The girls from Wrongtown (Zoe McDonald, Claire Bowman and Rose Sejean) joined us in the studio to share their experiences of small-town life, sing a tune, and talk about their show, which is playing at The Butterfly Club from Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 February 2010.

Wrongtown cracks the picture perfect surface of small towns, and plunges ass over tit into the murky depths below.

Ever wondered what’s in the water in your home town? It may include closet atheists, surf and turf, and serial murders – and we don’t mean cornflakes.

These three leggy lasses are heading to the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2010. Come and see them off on the road to Wrongtown!.” (from http://www.thebutterflyclub.com)

Image from http://www.thebutterflyclub.com

Where: The Butterfly Club, 204 Bank St, South Melbourne
When:
Feb. 18 – 20 @ 9pm
Ticket price:
$22 full / $17 concession and for groups of 8 or more
Bookings:
http://www.thebutterflyclub.com
Duration:
60 minutes approx.


Posted in Guests

Melbourne’s Magical Musical Tour

February 18, 2010
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Playing tunes from both well-known and unsigned Melbourne bands, That’s Our Melbourne takes you on a musical tour of the city and its surrounds every week.

Known as one of the world’s best live music destinations (until dodgy new laws started closing down our venues… but we won’t go into that here), Melbourne is a treasure trove of unsigned talent and unique sounds.

Famous Melbourne bands you can hear on the show include Augie March, Crowded House (yeah, they’re originally from NZ but they made it big in Melbourne!), Something for Kate, Jet, Cut Copy, The Lucksmiths, TISM, Spiderbait, Nick Cave, Hunters and Collectors, The Living End, and many more.

But we also like to play songs from the best unsigned bands Melbourne has to offer, after all it is a city brimming with creative talent (maybe there’s something special in the water because there are over 5000 Melbourne artists listed on Triple J Unearthed alone). Some bands we like include Me, The White Goods, The Surly Mermaids, Major Major, Big Smoke, The Frowning Clouds, and The Basics – and we are always on the lookout for new songs to share on the airwaves.

If you’ve got a favourite Melbourne band that you’d like to hear on That’s Our Melbourne, or maybe there’s a gig you’d like us to come along to, leave a comment or send emails to thatsourmelb@gmail.com!


Posted in Music

Destination…. G.Wav.

February 17, 2010
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The Mona Lisa

A sign from the public convenience in G.Wav. Not sure what it's trying to say.

We hope you all tuned into SYN 90.7 this morning from 9-10am for some fun and frivolity in the RMIT studio.

In our power hour long show we featured our first of what will be a regular segment “Station to Station” in which we traipse around town [and out to the suburbs] microphone in hand to find out what’s really going on in the world’s most liveable city [well we were until Vancouver and Vienna kicked our butts].

This week we headed to the thriving hub that is Glen Waverley. Local boy and presenter Christian took us on an epic adventure giving us a thorough tour of his homeland.

After getting mystified by the automatic port-a-loo [sorry, public convenience] Christian with John in tow took to the streets to find out what makes Glen Waverley tick.

Unfortunately by 6pm most of the retail outlets in the Glen were closed prompting John [the city boy] to both confusion and irritation. Tired, hungry and out of options for the moment the boys did the only thing they could do in a crisis. They drank.

After sinking a beer they were back on their feet and ready to tackle round two of Glen Waverley or G.Wav as it is more affectionately known. As we began our search for dinner we were surprised to find that the restaurant we were after was booked out. Not faltering for a second Christian had an ace up his sleeve and whisked us away to another favourite location… Airstream.

Not a giant air hockey table as I soon found out rather disappointed but a restaurant more befitting of Brunswick St than G.Wav. After dinner and joined by co-host Juliet the kids hit the town ready to tackle the locals. Things started off well but before long the willing participants were dwindling and the boys had to turn to their girlfriends for inspiration.

And with that we said goodnight to G.Wav, confident not to return… Well except for Christian who has to return every week to visit his grandmother…

If there’s a suburb you’d like us to visit and review on “Station to Station” leave us a comment or send emails to thatsourmelb@gmail.com!


Posted in Out and About

Melbournites Rejoice!

February 13, 2010
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Hello all!

That’s Our Melbourne, on air from 9-10am every Wednesday morning on 90.7 SYN FM.

Addicted to all things Melbourne? We need your help to find the hidden gems in our fine city, so please write in to thatsourmelb@gmail.com or leave a comment with your ideas or requests. Most importantly, tune in on Wednesday for all the goods that Melbourne has to offer!