Sunday, September 24, 2017

Musos Who Rule Melbourne Scene

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via Gabbie  Discover New Australian Music ...

Unearthed is the name of a Triple J project to find and "dig up" (hence the name) hidden talent in Australia.

Unearthed has had three incarnations – they first visited each region of Australia where Triple J had a transmitter – 41 regions in all. It started with the more rural areas but eventually the capital cities were covered as well. The second lasted from 2002 to 2005 and visited each state only once. In 2006 the format changed to be a more internet driven competition. Instead of the rounds travelling across Australia, artists are now required to upload their music in mp3 format to be judged. In early 2008 Triple J launched the 'Unearthed High' competition. This run parallel to the existent internet based Unearthed competition, but only allowed high school aged bands to submit original work. Triple J Unearthed digital radio was launched on 5 October 2011. Many triple j Unearthed live music clips has featured on Rage and Fly TV.

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Enola Gay is a Melbourne based electronic musician and producer. Fascinated with combining organic instruments and synthetic sounds, Enola Gay explores human emotions and motivations throughout her music. Sitting somewhere between electronica and indie, she draws her influences from artists such as Massive Attack, Jamie XX and Joy Division.

CODA - I have been blessed many times to share coffee with the national legend, Kevin Jacobsen, who started the Double J in order to promote Australian talent ... Few have as many story about Gogh Whitlam, Bob Hawke and Neville Wran as Kevin does

Kevin Jacobsen - Wikipedia

Kevin Jacobsen O.A.M.
Kevin Jacobsen - Australian Entertainment Legend.

The federal government has put the national opera company on notice that it is expected to engage ‘an appropriate balance’ of Australian talent, or face a fine of up to $200,000.


One afternoon in 1978, Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale—the two prime architects of the band Devo—were fidgeting in Peter Rudge’s office, near the Warwick Hotel, in Manhattan, with Mick Jagger. Rudge was the Rolling Stones’ manager, and Devo had recorded an odd cover of the band’s hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”—so odd that their label said they needed Jagger’s blessing to release it. Mothersbaugh put the tape in a boom box and pressed Play.