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- Part of the former Old Sydney Town complex has been severely damaged by fire. However there are (Type: photo | Published: 2014-02-20T04:38:43+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 65)
702 ABC Sydney: Part of the former Old Sydney Town complex has been severely damaged by fire. However there are still plans to reopen the iconic theme park, what are your memories of the place?Comments:
Juliette Galstaun - Just found these photos from a Year 7 excursion in 1977.
David Hunter - My family got invited to a day as 'descendants' of a former governor. We have a fairly common last name and so I think they just went through the phone book. My father had always jokingly claimed that we were direct descendants and so he used this to justify his claim for years later.
Cathy Blair - The lolly shop and being chased by a goose (maybe not in that order)
Stef Awns - The themeing and actors were absolutely excellent.
Matt Sheumack - Watching a hairy shirtless convict tied to the stocks being whipped while the uniformed guards made Wookie jokes.
The place looked so run down and sad, but the actors we followed around for the day made it absolutely hysterical.
Jake Cassar - Please join our group and download the printable petition. Our group is "Bring Back Old Sydney Town". Thanks in advance!
Carolyn Davison - There was also an old printing press where you could have your name printed on a Wanted dead or alive poster
Julie Wilson - I loved old Sydney town. I love the little hats you could buy and the lollies too. It was always fun and exciting and you didn't realize you were learning. Please bring it back
Fiona Tranter Daw - Loved it, I also loved the tv series "Against The Wind" that was filmed there!
Madeleine McDonell - The re enactment of the horrific floggings. I remember so clearly being about 8 years old and being so upset by it and everyone else either thinking it was funny or being disinterested.
Leanne Naudet Wells - horrifying, i went there as an school excursion and was terribly traumatised by the wipping etc
Rachel Miller Labador - The court. My English cousin was convicted of wearing socks and sandals. Punishment 50 lashes!
Carolyn Desaulnier - The whippings and the court room
Taro Munn - I hope Old Sydney Town DOES reopen.
The place gave a real hands on experience to life in the early part of the then Colony of New South Wales. Its a shame that it's lying idle.
It could have gotten in bed with the Australian Reptile Park next door. Doing so would have yielded synergy for both places, by the possibility of a combined ticket.
My memory was when I went there with some friends on my (I think) 7th or 8th birthday. I loved the bullock train ride.
Also I remember one of my friends hanging for dear life on the back of a tractor train which shuttled people from the 20th century to the township itself. However that wasn't the main safety violation, the main one was that there were some six or seven kids packed in a Datsun 1600 as well as my Dad and Mum. The car was only built to seat five.
Anton Monsted - As a fourth grader, we went there on a school excursion. There was a gift shop where tobacco "snuff" was sold. We (aged 9) we're met with no opposition from the "freed convict" behind the counter, pooled our meager financial resources, bought some, snorted it, and regretted doing so for the long bus ride home.
Paul Christie - When they Fire The cannon across the water..
Lynda Calder - Yes, two excursions there during my Primary School Days. I remember Year 5 especially because it was the first excursion where we were given the freedom to go whereever we liked, whenever and were on our own recognisance to be certain places by certain times. The little train that took you from the picnic area into Old Sydney Town was like a time machine.
Lis Gilroy - Saturday night bush dances, school excursions, working out that the blood when the convicts got whipped was Strawberry Jam; the macaroni type side dish at the Restaurant. Growing up on the central coast in the late '70's early '80's I did spend a bit of time there and also knew a few of the people who worked there!
Claire Rabbitt - Ditto to the cat o nine tails dripping in tomato sauce and my brother getting his picture taken in the wooden stocks( May not be correct name)... The Punch and Judy show too.
Margaret Farr - Will be amazing to have it back, so many kids have missed out on learning our history in a fun way .... Bring it back please!!!!
Donal P Carr - The fire only damaged that admin block and not the heritage buildings.
- Because of the nasty weather today, we’re playing songs about storms on Champy’s Challenge. (Type: photo | Published: 2014-02-19T10:04:19+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 0)
702 ABC Sydney: Because of the nasty weather today, we’re playing songs about storms on Champy’s Challenge. What’s your suggestion?Comments:
Dugald McCulloch - LIVE - Lightening Crashes
Sheila Doyle - And it's Raining on the Rock...
Sean Hannigan - Sounds of Then - GANGajang
Dugald McCulloch - ACDC - Thunderstruck
Eliot Cohen - Have you ever seen the rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Eliot Cohen - I'm only happy when it rains - Garbage
I wish it would rain - Phil Collins with Eric Clapton.
I love it when it rains - the Sara Blasko version of the Wiggles song on ReWiggled
Will Harrison-Smith IV - Dark Storm - The Jezabels
Fire and Rain - James Taylor
November Rain - Guns and Roses
Purple Rain - Prince
Don't Rain on my Parade - Bobby Darrin
I Wish It Would Rain – The Temptations
Giles Stratton - Stormy Monday - T Bone Walker
Tess Denham-Fabry - Dancing in the Storm - Boom Crash Opera and Sounds of Then - Gang Gajang
Nicholas Doyle - Has to be electric storm. Ed Kuepper
Michelle Uttley Jenkins - Riders on the storm - Doors
Deborah Hodgson - It's raining men
Timothy Colin Davies - Who'll stop the rain - Creedence.
Stephen Williams - Thunderstruck -AC/DC
Dianne Diebert - Riders on the Storm .. The Doors!
Dave Harvey - Riders of the Storm by The Doors
Katie Nash - Thanks for playing "Dancing in the Storm"! My other suggestion is "A Slow Storm Brews" by My Friend The Chocolate Cake.
Stephen Dau - After the rain - Angels
Narelle Gee - Belinda Carlisle - Summer Rain
Anthony Katrina O'Callaghan - Garth brooks - thunder rolls
Suz Heinrich - Gangajang song fa sure
- Do we need tougher laws on illegal downloads?
We'll debate this on Evenings tonight... (Type: link | Published: 2014-02-18T07:44:08+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 0)
702 ABC Sydney: Do we need tougher laws on illegal downloads? We'll debate this on Evenings tonight...Comments:
Malcolm Joosse - The pathetic media companies that have treated us Australians with contempt are the reasons people go looking for alternatives. Also calling them "illegal downloads" is incorrect, as we are not pirating, just sourcing from overseas. Pirating is burning to DVD and selling them at the markets, downloading is watching it in our own time. Big difference.
Alex D'Ambra - Old mate Murdoch has probably been in his ear (what's new).
Dan Meijer - If someone can't get Foxtel, they can't watch Game of Thrones, unless they wait a year for it to be made available as a legal download or on blu ray. Noone's going to wait a year, so they will download it illegally. They are ready and willing to pay but aren't able to.
Ross A Chapman - Instead of targeting consumers trying to find a way to get the product, maybe they should target distributers and networks that withhold content from us for absolutely no decent reason. Australians have shown time and again that they will pay for content when it is available at the time they want it, for a reasonable price. Why do we still have geo-blocking, region coding, and licensing that stops online stores like iTunes from selling products that are available overseas? The only reason is so that companies like Foxtel, and the commercial TV networks can build profits. But who makes an extra profit from releasing something like Thor 2 a month after the US? If it was available for me to purchase on iTunes RIGHT NOW I would. But people no longer want to wait on content just because some random company that made no investment in the actual creation of the movie/show wants to make a profit.
Stuart White - I love it when the FTA channels "fast track" shows from US & UK....most times I have already got them from online, and advert free. FTA cannot be trusted to show a program on time, consistently every week esp when prerecorded reality/talent shows over-run, and will drop in random repeats. and the volume of adverts is enough to send anyone mad!!!
Josh Grant - Erode liberty, increase exorbitant profit. Sounds like a great idea. Cause if there is one thing i have learned from the libs, its that the rich need more ivory back scratchers.
Ben Porritt - introduce a "pay what you want" system. minimum of $1, then bonuses if you pay more (such as another movie, bonus scenes etc.). Make overseas shows available immediately in Aus, either on tv or as digital downloads. People pirate because we want things straight away for as little money as possible.
Giles Stratton - Illegal downloads will slow down under the Noalition's broadband policy.
Jodi McConaghy - yes. make it easier for us to buy the 'real' products, at reasonable prices, when they are released elsewhere in the world.
Paul Rowe - Come on out and say it George , the interested parties is business . They don't mind using the internet to replace jobs , but PROFITS , beggars belief . Proudly brought to u by the one and only FOXTEL .
Ant Banister - stop talking sense people, the Govt is not interested in logic, they only want to please their big business bosses
David Hunter - People pirate shows because of the little respect the channels have, they miss episodes all the time, move the timeslots at will...I like the idea of subscribing to shows and getting them downloaded. But why not just insert ads into them and allow free download. Why should we have to pay for shows that are on free to air?
Ken Yates - Speaking as someone whose job involves selling CD's and DVD's, my answer is YES!!!
Claire Hogan - Sorry but I'd rather pay $8 a month for netflix to watch House of Cards than pay $30 for the DVD that comes out months later.
Peter Cook - Copyright is supposed to be a civil matter. Turning it into a criminal matter, and expecting ISPs to be the police, is a strategy that has failed pretty much everywhere it has been tried. It will fail here too.
Why not fix the underlying problem instead?
Josh Tench - If there is no profit to be made then this highly complex and very expensive content will not be created. When did you last work for free?
That said, look at how things changed when iTunes started in the music market, music piracy reduced.
Where's the next competitive business model to have the same impact on TV shows and movies?
Elaine Smit - In this day and age we shouldn't have to either wait for shows and films to be drip fed to us or pay through the nose for them. I refuse to give that awful Murdoch creature any more money. He has more than enough.
Grant Taylor - Do people not understand that you are robbing artists if residuals due on sales of DVD's and other fees associated with the programs they create, it's illegal download when people steal it!
Shuba Paheer - Why do Australians pay so much more for the same song/show/movie when the technology in delivering the content is the same? Make it fairer for the viewing / paying public and they will pay.
John Dennis - I wonder why people who download content that is available to buy think it is ok for them to do so while others pay to support the artist and allow the content to be produced?
Beth Cooper - Everybody does it, so many sites to download everything. There is no way this can be contained. These sites just reopen as another site. Make it easier to get content without excess cost. " fast track" means one of two episodes then wait 4 months for the rest. If it was reasonable in cost and time limit people would do it more legally. Why doesn't the holders of the copyright make things more accessible rather then try and go complain to the government.
- Have you ever heard of a sausage roll in a bread roll? Linda Mottram discovered this delicacy o (Type: photo | Published: 2014-02-16T20:58:39+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 57)
702 ABC Sydney: Have you ever heard of a sausage roll in a bread roll? Linda Mottram discovered this delicacy over the weekend. What other odd food mixtures are surprisingly delicious? (Warning: poor photo editing skills were used in creating this sausage roll roll)Comments:
Michelle Azizi - These were popular at our school canteen 20yrs ago! How about Vegemite and smith crisps on a sandwich
Norman Mifsud - My wife reminisces about Smiths Crinkle Cut Chips being ceremonially crushed in their packet before being poured from the packet onto a buttered bread roll. The salty crunchy shards of crisps stuck to the generously buttered bread roll - a gourmet food sensation for an 11 year old at primary school in the 60's, and a food fantasy that she can still recall with delight to this day!
Michael Jones - One of your callers at about 8:48 said "TUCK SHOP". My kids look at me as if i'm from space when I say that. "It's not a tuckshop Dad, its a canteen"... Is there a way we can bring back the term TUCK SHOP!! :-)
Bjarte Gledersegtilsommerogsol Frønsdal - I heard about this on your show listening on my mobile phone here in Norway. Gotta love the internet.... :-D
Juliette Galstaun - Twistie roll circa 1977. A buttered torpedo bread roll from the tuckshop stuffed with twisties! Yum!
Mary-Louise Clifford - It also needs butter on the roll to soak in with the sauce.
Linda Head - At Castle Hill High in the late 1970s / early 1980s, this was standard lunch fare, and some even added cheese twisties to the delicacy.
Roseanne Feeney - We call it a sausage roll roll
Norman Mifsud - The sausage roll in a buttered roll with/without tomato sauce was a popular carb-loader & winter warmer at Marist Brothers Kogarah in the late 60's &1970's! With many of the 1200 boys charging the tuck-shop lines like the Israelites across the Red-Sea, they were sold out in minutes!
Cat Dynan - Onion bhajee sandwiches (with a bit of mayonnaise and iceberg lettuce).
Glenn 'Ossie' Ostara - Also Hot Chip Rolls from the Sloth Shop at Avoca! ^^^
Brett Murphy - The Classic Bruno Maria ! Haha breakfast of champions at frannies
Craig Healey - Where has she been?? That was my lunch in my high school years. Just add the BBQ sauce.
Glen McArthur - That's a mid 70's special from high school !
Matt McCormack - They sold these at my school canteen 12 years ago, sausage roll on a roll is one of life's delicacies
Claire Rabbitt - It was called a Bruno at our canteen.
Ian White - A bit like a duck inside a chicken inside a turkey!!
Wendy Rix - That roll on a roll with tomato sauce was offered at my high school tuckshop 30 yrs ago! Yum!
Leanne Potter - Was on our school tuckshop as a "roll in a roll" back in the 80's - staple Qld highschool tuckshop lunch!
Malcolm John Cooper - my son eats scallop sandwiches with sauce
Pancho Gonzales - Our school tuckshop in the 1980s used to call that a Businessman's Lunch! Instant indigestion but highly sought after ...!
- Do you shop at department stores? Some of the big players want to join forces and Dom's keen to (Type: status | Published: 2014-02-17T09:15:23+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 0)
702 ABC Sydney: Do you shop at department stores? Some of the big players want to join forces and Dom's keen to know if we customers have headed elsewhere.Comments:
Cass Daniels - the experiences of visiting both djs and myer is awful today. You can never find anyone to help you or there busy or its not their section. the interiors are dowdy and boring! I remember how exciting they were back in the 80:s
Lincoln Robinson - Walk into a department store, help yourself as no one will help you, try and find someone to take your money, wait to pay from someone that doesn't care, or walk out and buy online. This is the Australian department store experience.
Margaret Tucker Moxon - I no longer shop at Myers. Boycott it because of remarks made by CEO Bernie Brooks about the National Disability Insurance Scheme levy being better spent in Myers.
Melinda Meyer - I worked for DJs for many years and I still shop there now and then and I am a DJs shareholder. From time time I shop at Myer too. Dismayed at talk of a merger between the two - the ranges and special items are quite different and there are times I go to DJs for specific things Myer just don't have. I really want to see more diversity in the department store scene, not less.
Peter West - People who use bricks and mortar shops to look at stuff and then buy it online, need to think about what they are doing a bit more. That shop you browse in is giving you an extra service that the online people are not. They provide more employment too. A website doesn't need much staffing or space so of course they are cheaper. Support people who give you a service.
Tammy Feiges Whitham - Neither DJ's or Myer have any customer service. They have stand alone shops within the store and the clerks only work for their brand. Myer have removed the chairs from the change rooms so if you need to sit down to pull on a pair of trousers or put on your shoes, too bad, so sad. Prices are ridiculous even with a strong A$ and sweat shop labour.
Sue Laing Mapletoft - Yesterday proved to be the final straw for me in my local Myer store. For years the service on the floor has been virtually non existent, I spend more time looking for staff than buying anything. The women's clothes have become increasingly predictable and uninspiring. Finally yesterday I went to shop in Myer after all the other shops had closed at 4pm only to find they now close at 4 instead of 5! That was the last positive thing they had going for them in my home town and now that's gone too. I still enjoy shopping at DJ's but I think in general that all department stores have had their day. I'm being drawn more and more to online shopping as my work colleagues are all saying how great it is. Cheaper too - and I don't have to find someone who is willing or able to serve me!
Lyn Kabanoff - I find the large department stores have very boring merchandise and poor service. I prefer smaller stores where service is a priority and staff remember you from previous purchases.
Paul Ryan - I don't like the fact that these stores have outsourced departments to their suppliers. The assistants work for the brand and the not store, and as such can't help you unless you are in their section.
Martin Daly - Yes but every time my wife and I go and we have made our selection we then have too go and find someone to pay for our selection
Jolene Doherty - I shop at department stores as they cater for large-sized women such as myself.
Eva Farragher - Hate Myers, DJs lost all it's service advantage years ago. Rarely set foot in either dept store these days. I encourage all fashion shoppers to look into ecologically sound fashion choices. We need to stop buying throw-away Chinese crap every season, and start thinking about the long term effects of introducing all this poor quality clothing into our environment.
Elaine Smit - I haven't shopped at either DJ's or Myers for at least 15 years. Too expensive, NO service, uninspired goods and lousy atmosphere.
Helen Trenberth - Shop local. Shop independent. That gives prices competition and creates jobs and communities. My local shopping centre is booming and busy because the shoppers feel valued and connected and the range available is really diverse. Homoginised shopping is selling everybody short.
Melissa Ace Carlson - With one exception (a particular music/dvd/entertainment/computer store that employ people who are passionate and informed about the products they sell, none of the department stores on the Central Coast offer any level of customer service, product knowledge, if you can manage to get someone to talk to. If stores want us to shop for something other than price, they need to offer something other than price.
Jane Michaels - years ago retail was a job for life grace bros /myers and d/j/s had cadetships for kids to do then worked they way up the ladder ,a friend i knew her son became a manager .now they are ghost city was in myer today could have shot a cannon off no one was there ,,but the items are so expensive ,compared to other outlets let alone on line! but i do miss the lift men dom who were usually handicapped and had a job! wonderful sentiment and the djs man was lovely . in sydney . so were the samples and the cafeterias!!!!!
Relle Mitchell - Department stores don't compete with on line shopping! They are useful to look at products which can then be bought on line for a fraction of the price.
Terry Dolan - Might add always go to clearance rack first!
Glen James Richards - Small business all the way. Big business don't care for community
Amanda Petrie - no. expensive, brands don't have the style/size I want and there is NEVER any help.
Joe Ranalletta - dep stores have killed small business...I hate them.
- Hi, Robbie Buck here. Not sure how you spent your rainy weekend but I decided it might be fun t (Type: photo | Published: 2014-02-16T08:10:08+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 0)
702 ABC Sydney: Hi, Robbie Buck here. Not sure how you spent your rainy weekend but I decided it might be fun to show my kids one of the movies that stuck in my memory from my youth: ‘Back to the Future’. Is there a movie that you've got a kick out of sharing with children in your life?Comments:
Greg Noella Werner - Is there any more important the "The Princess Bride" ?
Michelle Micallef - The Blues Brothers! Also Ferris Buellers' day off, Drop Dead Fred and Beetljuice. They've loved them all
Tania Black - Labyrinth with David Bowie, the Bog of Eternal Stench never gets old!
Liz Taylor - Ferris Bueller's Day Off. It's a rite of passage.
Louisa Clark - Not quite a movie, but have enjoyed introducing my boys to The Goodies, loved them when I was a kid!
Bobbie Shalom - Anything with Molly Ringwald - made them watch the lot!
Mellissa Read-Devine - They weren't very impressed with my Kimba The White Lion collection, but Calamity Jane with Doris Day is a firm favourite
Joy Robson - To Kill A Mockingbird.
Bianca Pollock - The Muppet Christmas Carol. I was trying to introduce some children to Michael Caine- they were more interested in the singing vegetables.
Jill Nelson - we all watched 'stand By me' today...sheesh..many an 'F-bomb' and cigarette smoking aplenty..! Pixar wouldn't ok that these days!
Leonie Edwards - I found "The Trouble With Angels" on television a couple of weekends ago, so started watching it. Nine year old son was doing something else, but ended up beside me, glued to the tv. He was fascinated by the idea of the rebellious girls.
Jane Fafeita - Bewitched. My 5yo son is now obsessed with Dr Bombay. Can't wait to share MASH when he's older!
Bryan Richards - Hey Robbie. Just watched The princess bride for the umpteenth time. Kids don't get it yet...but they will.
Ross Johnston - Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.
Geoff McKeown - We did BTTF a few weeks ago with the kids. The Biff character's roughing up of the girls was hideous and had us reaching for the remote! Can't believe Date Rape was a plot point !
Mick Trashman - Clockwork Orange
Kate Blake - Bill and Teds excellent adventure
Jacqui Barclay Quennelle - We showed thein The Castle. I hadn't realised how much swearing was in it until I was watching it with my 5 year old.
Jen Martin - The Trinity films with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill.
Matt Browne - God's Must Be Crazy
Rebecca Tinning - In our house Saturday night is "musical night"- think Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Oliver, Annie, Mama Mia etc - it's great fun to sing along and embarrass the hell out of my 9 year old.
- We've been talking to a Shirley from the Shirley Club about Shirley Temple. You probably don't (Type: photo | Published: 2014-02-14T20:34:31+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 13)
702 ABC Sydney: We've been talking to a Shirley from the Shirley Club about Shirley Temple. You probably don't have a club.. but do you encounter many people with your name?Comments:
John Fowler - Ah yes - last night I played bowls against someone with the same name and next weekend i will do the same again.
Tea Queen - My first name is Sarita. I never have met anyone with my name!
Jolene Doherty - Played netball for a primary school I went to and the Goal Shooter from the opposing school kept calling out "Jolene" - only to discover the Goal Attack player I was marking was also named Jolene.
Adele Hudson - Not many. There was one other on my primary & high school, and one or two patients of my boss. At least with the English singer around I have a chance of getting it spelled correctly.
Leonie Edwards - One weekend afternoon shift in the labour ward, 3 out of the 4 staff were Leonies. The other midwife agreed to be called Leonie for the shift to make it easy for the patients. Very unusual.
Carolynne Robertson Roetman - My daughter's 'imaginary friend' was Shirley.she lived with us for about 2 years, full time!
Marilyn Hepworth McNamara - I know a lady called Shirley she told me that her dad called her Shirley he thought of the name when registered her birth
Kari Kewt - not in Australia but in Norway it's common
Anne Weeks - Yes - there is a generation of Anne and Ann. :-)
Greg Hibberd - So alot of the vintage names are quite fashionable now wonder if Shirley is going to make a come back too.. I think it should
Catherine Horrocks - Loads! Someone has even written a book 'An Abundance of Katherines'
Alimike Smith - Shirley Webb... My aunt is in the front row. Maybe I could introduce you! ;)
Marilyn Hepworth McNamara - Hi Tea I used to work with a lovely lady called Sarita she came from Fiji
Dean Davey - I friended another Dean Davey on Facebook, then tagged myself in all his photos. Confused the bejeesus out of all concerned.
Marielle Mackey - The only Marielle have only met was in France! I haven't given up hope to meeting one in Sydney.
Charles King - That's so good I intend to blatantly copy it & not feel bad, Dean Davey
Janet Matthews - There are not many Janets in my generation (curse my parents for giving me an "old lady" name!). But I am lucky enough to be friends with another Janet now (mother of one of my daughter's friends). We lament our name together!
Suzy Tunks - Not many spelled the same as mine - most spell it Susie or Suzie or Suzi. I meet more Susans and Sues.
Judith Ridge - I knew/know a couple my age, Alicia, but most have been older by 10-15 years.
Judith Ridge - Most of the Judith/Judys I have met have been older than me (I'm 50). It was a common name a generation ahead of me. There was a woman at my work for a while named Judy and we used to take great delight saying 'Morning Judy', 'Morning Judy.' She was about my age, too.
Does anyone still name their baby Judith? (Apart from Rick Grimes? :-) )
I know a Greer in her early 20s, Adeles across a range of ages, and my brother-in-law is David Morgan.
Shirley Thieme - Susie, I'm not a member of a club, but I was named after Shirley Temple. My Mother's name was Bernice, and one of my daughters is Susan.
- We're playing anti-Valentine's Day songs on Evenings tonight - what's yours? (Type: status | Published: 2014-02-14T09:10:03+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 12)
702 ABC Sydney: We're playing anti-Valentine's Day songs on Evenings tonight - what's yours?Comments:
Susan Davidson - Am I ever going to see your face again???
Jo Busch - Love will tear us apart - Joy Division
Michael Rawle - Public Image Limited - "This Is Not A Love Song"
Deb Robertson - Am I ever gunna see your face again ...with the special chorus
KT Potter - Honey moon is over ~ The Cruel Sea
Scott Tucker - F*** you, by CeeLo Green
Glenda Womsley - I Hope I Never - Split Enz
Kevin Saggers - Where the wild roses grow
Nathan Bennett - M*A*S*H theme song
Jody O'Donovan - I can't believe we were married.. Paul Kelly. Or I spent my last $10 on birth control and beer..
Michael Rawle - Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Belinda Hill - Angels- Am I ever gonna see your face again.... Lalalala.
What can I say, it was a bad break up!
Kym Fletcher - I'm not in Love - 10CC
Dwight Robinson - Creep - Radiohead
Karen Bromham - No Children by the Mountain Goats.
Nicky Nook - Queen - I want to break free .
Ian Davidson - Broken Hearts are for assholes. Frank Zappa
Michelle Greenmozfull - I will survive gloria gaynor
Lisa Hall - Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Rebecca Isaacs - I hate you so much right now - Kelis
Paul Strembickyj - Bigmouth Strikes again - The Smiths
- Police were fining pedestrians in the CBD for jaywalking. Have you ever been fined? (Type: photo | Published: 2014-02-05T23:13:07+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 86)
702 ABC Sydney: Police were fining pedestrians in the CBD for jaywalking. Have you ever been fined?Comments:
Kathy Franco - In the 1990s, after witnessing 3 deaths at Railway Square from my apartment (suburbanites rushing across the intersection) and calling the ambulance, I never jaywalked again. I used to live on George Street and in 1996 was stopped by an officer who told me each set of lights cost $180,000 and were there to protect me. I could't really argue with him, and was lucky not to be fined. The deaths were proof that being streetwise in your own suburb did not ring true in the CBD, so I can't blame police for trying to address it. Waiting at a pedestrian crossing for 1-2 minutes isn't a high price to pay for your life. Unfortunately people think that all grown ups know what they are doing at crossings, but it's not just kids that get into strife. And there are many intersections in the city where looking right and left, and right again…is simply not enough as multiple directions of traffic are at play. Broadway crossing George and Pitt are a good example. Wait for the lights peoples.
Chris VanderSchaaf - Too many pedestrians ignore the lights and don't look at what's going on around them. These enforcement campaigns are needed from time to time.
Jonathan Prendergast - Can't blame pedestrians when the ped lights are short and such long waits. Time for pedestrian priority lights in high ped areas. Like every other city in the world.
Justin Hanley - And people who walk around the city staring at their mobile phones like they are on an orienteering course should be ticketed!
Michael Walz - The number of people I have seen hit by cars at that intersection... Stop whining about the long wait. A 2 minute wait is less than 0.2% of your day.. Worth it to avoid being injured or killed
Christopher Paul Nalletamby - Illegally crossing the road when cars have right of way! Sheesh..... Cars have to obey red lights, why are pedestrians, at peak hour exempt? The road's a dangerous place, people.
Roger Davison - I'm not all that sympathetic towards people who get booked. The police presence is so obvious that not noticing them shows a distinct lack of attention to what is happening in the vicinity of the intersection ie. a potential accident waiting to happen.
Leapin Leroy Moriceau - The pedestrians oughta pay rego!
And have rego plates so we can dob 'em in!
(Please note the sarcasm in my voice)
Lynne Cook - They have nothing better to do? Talk about the Nanny state!
Christopher Shute - This makes me so angry. It's completely unreasonable to fine pedestrians for jay walking when they have to wait so long for a green signal to cross, and then are only given 6 seconds to cross the road! Do we want our city to be a place for people or for cars?
Donna Vaughan - No but I wish they would do more of it around the schools where parents don't seem to able to walk the extra 20 meters to the lollipop crossing. What are you people teaching your children!!! When your children get knocked down it is your doing!!!!! CAN YOU LIVE WITH THAT?
Beck Ford - There are actually fines for using any held-held device whilst crossing the street. These fines were introduced just late last year (September ?)
Justin Hanley - So they should. People crossing against the lights are a danger to themselves and this sort of thing will hopefully make people do the right thing
Darren Loves - What about cars that are stopped on crossings so that people have to walk around them !
Thomas Taz - About time...j walkers cause a lot of accidents. The cops should have warned people they were about to enforce this rule that's always been there. Yesterday I stopped for a woman on the crossing and then another 2 meters in front of that just aimlessly crossing. Meanwhile other cars are piling up...use the crossings..simple
Barry Foyle - You know when you cross the road within 30 metres of pedestrian crossing. When the traffic lights show "Don't Walk". Or when you don't cross the road directly that is directly at 90 degrees to the kerb. You are committing an offence. It is also in law that walking on the footpath you should keep to your left. If pedestrians tried to obey these rules traffic would flow a lot better in the CBD.
Alup Kalawe Selou - They do it at Market and York St all the time.
We forget so easily that someone lost their life last week simply crossing at a street corner in Sydney CBD last week...a tragic accident. She doesn't get another day. You do - fine or no fine.
It disgusts me that we have so much in Australia yet whine over so little, especially when it preserves life. It is more fragile than we care to accept.
Ryan Alexander - Meagan ive accepted my fines as an investment in my long future as a pedestrian.. i dont wanna be a road pancake. I will continue to cross a road when it is safe to do so, looking out a little more for planes, trains, policemen and automobiles
Adam Gear - Yeah! Arrest those bad bad criminals!
Craig Cutting - And another thing, if your arrogant or stupid enough to cross on the red whilst the cops are standing there, you've copped what you deserve.
Vector Zero - they've been parking their motorcycles on the pavement, too...
- We're giving away some awesome Bruce Springsteen tickets and accommodation..
To celebrate we c (Type: video | Published: 2014-02-06T02:53:06+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 38)
702 ABC Sydney: We're giving away some awesome Bruce Springsteen tickets and accommodation.. To celebrate we came up with this video- Inspired by the Boss! Watch it all the way through so you don't miss your favourite presenters and share the video and comp with your friends. Who's got the best moves? Here's some more info on the competition: http://ab.co/Mu6FjnComments:
Germana Eckert - Equal first for Dom and Robbie as they're the only ones who knew the words, followed in 3rd place by the Mr It girl with hair all over her face. James gets disqualified for using props, and Richard obviously has gotten the Boss and Robert Palmer confused.
Ingrid Zoebe - Richard Glover, were you listening to a different song??
Christine Farran - Loved every second of it, don't care what they say about you Richard, you were all top of the pops to me <3
Allyson Moore - Go Team Marketing! :-)
Christine Neill - Love my ABC radio.
Suzi Parker - Richard, you have assumed the elder statesman role at 702 with such a magnificent performance!!!
Prunella Skye Wirth - Definitely Robbie Buck! Too funny...
Myra Gurney - James needs to practice his Clarence Clemons impressions :)
Lisa Clarke - Dom "Springsteen" Knight was the best
Pauline Thomson - James and Robbie were the best at least they have rhythm Richard
Trish Buckmaster - Wonderful to see the team enjoying - Richard & Bill Nighy - two sexy men.
Tatiana McCarthy - Hey Richard, don't give up your day job!
Robin Cook - Oh Dear I hope the Boss never sees this...but nice try Robbie B
Rosemary Stafford - Bloody funny!! Dom - you're the bestest Bruce ever!
Elissa Howie - Love this! Dom and Robbie get my vote.
Brendan Kay - Awesome!! i see some faces i know but who are the cool ones??lol
Jenny Malapetsas - All very brave! Thanks for the fun.
Kathy Gates - Who are these people?
May Brown - dom -you have done this before way too good and mr buck!
May Brown - awesome on rage this week loving it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Susan Davidson - Dom! Hands down! He had the moves, the words, the enthusiasm and was obviously more than happy to shake his booty :-)
- It's a crisp late summer morning in Katoomba with the fog slowly lifting from the valley. Four (Type: photo | Published: 2014-02-06T20:27:12+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 54)
702 ABC Sydney: It's a crisp late summer morning in Katoomba with the fog slowly lifting from the valley. Four months on from the bushfire, overseas tourists have started to return to the region while YOU are missing out on its magnificent beauty. What's the best thing about the Mountains for you?Comments:
Deb Robertson - I have the privilege of living there☺️
Tony Holgate - Mornings like this, a day off, walking down into the valleys, the sun striking all the colours, shapes and textures of the cliff lines, the fog cascading off the tops into the valleys, the bird life calling, the smell of the forest, the sounds of the waterfalls, followed by a good climb out, admiring the beautiful Australian bush stretching off into the distance and later a visit to my favourite coffee shop ...
And not forgetting the eclectic mix of interesting people that create this community.
Stuart Skene - My home. Another lucky SOB who wakes up to this every morning.
Michelle Donovan - Living there ..... :)
Heather Wright - The COMMUNITY! !!!!!!
The Sydney Bush Walkers Club Inc. - We are one of Sydney's largest bushwalking clubs and haven't stopped running loads of great day and overnight bushwalking, canyoning and endurance trips! We love "The Blueys" - The Jamison Valley, Wentworth Falls, Megalong Valley or for the experienced hiker try The Wild Dog Mts and Kanangra-Boyd NP. Get up there... and get out there!
Jenny Nethercote - The wonderful sense of community is why I love the Blue Mountains - I couldn't think of a better place to live. The scenery isn't half bad either :)
Dave Morgan - The music- great aus hip hop, dance and indie bands have been coming from the mountains in recent years.
Rita Natalina Riccio - No mcdonalds or westfields!
Rosemary Mann - The artist's co-operative (@ The Nook Leura) in Leura. All local artisans - we can always find a gift there. Business has been a bit slow since the fires.
Michelle Rollins - I'm not missing out - we're coming up from the Central Coast to join in the ukulele fun!
Gracie Lombard - Having the privilege of living here, that's the best thing about it! 😀 But the nature and wild life, the quiet, the friendly people, the markets and art shows, the little cafés, and much much more..... no traffic jams, no hassle and bustle of the city!
Peter Coombes - We were there last month. Lovely as always - all good. Including Lithgow and Bells Line of Road. The burnt areas are regenerating already and the aftermath can be eerily beautiful, knowing it will all come back. Go and have a look. Great.
Suzan Reid - We were there last month. What a beautiful part of the world.
Rosemary Stafford - The Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival - I'm part of a band performing tomorrow :)
Tara Gault - Its my home... and always will be my home if I can. Bushfires or no.
Greg Davies - I love the weekend trafic
Visit Blue Mountains - So much to see and do, every single week throughout the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon region. Festivals and event, more than 400 walking tracks, numerous lookouts, fabulous boutiques, cafes, restaurants, accommodation for all budgets, indoor pampering and outdoor adventure and, of course, that 1 million square hectare World Heritage-listed grand backyard.
Stuey Fox - I could be wrong... But I believe woscoe siding in blaxland is open!
Kym Fletcher - I love escaping up there from the city. Always exciting to head west! Clean air, fabulous cliff scenery, great coffee and old world charm....
Lotsafreshair - What's not to love? Get out there - embrace the mountains and they will embrace you!
- INXS.. What are the best songs they did? (Type: photo | Published: 2014-02-09T09:30:00+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 18)
702 ABC Sydney: INXS.. What are the best songs they did?Comments:
Jason Montgomery - Love Johnson's Aeroplane - my favourite INXS song ever. Love shine like it does, guns in the sky.....oh who am I kidding, love it all!!!
John Kotlash - Johnson's Aeroplane
Chris Ho - "Just Keep Walking"
Annika Gyllensvan - I think "Don't change" is a timeless song.
Krystle Barry - Everything on Kick!
Craig Powell - Dancing on the jetty
Tom Osborn - Hutchens is Australia's Jim Morrison, sort of...
Angus Mcpherson - We are the Vegetables!
Christine Warren - obviously never tear us apart
Mark Embury - Definitely Original Sin, or Devil Inside, or maybe Need You Tonight, or.......................
Gaile Croarken - & Burn for You & Just Keep Walking...
Paul Mc Gilly - They are the Australian Duran Duran.
Cathy Dee - Johnson's aeroplane, Original Sin, Just Keep Walking
Katrina Lim - Don't Change and I Send A Message
Francesca O'Brien - And Listen Like Thieves
Mark McLean - Good times, the one with Jimmy Barnes
Desmond Seeto - Afterglow; their cover of Never Tear Us Apart; New Sensation
Christopher Bell - Original Sin. Musically, it explains everything you need to know about INXS. Visually, it documents their ascension into the video age, including Countdown. Thematically, it is true to the idea of pub rock in the early eighties. This was before Michael Hutchence became a god, the ferris brothers feature prominently and there is a lot of other music surrounding it. This was definitely the one song that defined INXS, both where they came from and where they headed. All of these rhythms are repeated on the Kick album, all of these chords feature throughout. It's an Australian anthem that was ahead of its time and speaks to our prejudices as well as our inability to overcome them. Without any doubt, the greatest INXS song ever is Original Sin.
Dave Wing - Just keep walking,which was a rare cover!
Nadia Aguilera - original sin... new sensation..heck every song!!!
Darren Stops - Just Keep Walking
- Do you buy Australian made cars? (Type: photo | Published: 2014-02-10T09:11:28+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 0)
702 ABC Sydney: Do you buy Australian made cars?Comments:
Col Hawley - lost our jobs to India... can't afford a new car
Brian Kelly - What's the rush now that tony has the country open for business again..
Huw Duncan - No, I catch German made buses.
Grant Dempsey - Yes but they are rubbish and it is time to kick them into touch. Falcon replicated the same useless window mechanism over three models I had, we just put up with it, let's benefit from other countries subsidising their car industry and put the money into R&D to find the next Victa or Hills. Or the Govt. buys up the plants and backs itself and the workers and goes it alone with solar cars or uranium cars or something totally innovative. PS, if you think Labor were going to keep feeding the multi-nationals you're on a different planet, the election was a let-off for them.
Steve Mc Gowan - Australia never built cars, America and Japan does or did. If we want cars built here we have to buy them, the quality is there, but there is so much to choose from so many models, prices warranty options. . The government Labour and Liberal do not care about manufacturing in this country, if they did they would step in ad slow the bleeding, I think Australia relies on too many other countries, because if you haven't noticed. . The farm has been sold.
Jenny Brown - We could never afford an Australian car. The governments never used Australian cars
Fred Anthes - Bought three and stolen one Australian car ... Other four have been Japanese and Korean ?
Ian White - No, because they do not make what I (& many others) want to buy.
Ben Harris - I think a better question is "Do you buy cars?" Because it seems that most people are buying cars that suit their needs, then holding on to them for a long time.
Matt Sheumack - I would...if they made a car I wanted. At the time, my Australian made 2.0l Pulsar Q was a fantastic vehicle, but I don't want something as big as a Falcon, Commodore or 4WD; I wouldn't be seen dead in a Camry, and the Cruze didn't get a chance to get interesting.
I don't buy cars because they are Australian, I buy cars that suit my needs. And none of the Australia cars did.
Leo Di Rocco - we are not competitive... we are on the verge of unsustainability... do we not understand?!!..
Tim Andersen - If they built a dual cab ute I might but they all seem to be built in Thailand. Australia does not build any type of car I want.
John Kotlash - Last 5 of 6 made in Aus... Having lived o.s and driven lots of cars... My current commodore is as good as nearly all... The Germans make better cars... BUT their Gov pays 5 times more to companies than our Gov did. US cars are rubbish on the whole.... Japanese are good, as good as Aus... Only Japs n Germans can beat us for cars I say!!... We'll done crews down Sth. THANKS for the cars over e years
Gerard Vidler - Yes. 2nd hand 380 was the best car I've ever owned.
Zia Liu - Buying a car gave me a real headache, try to doing it now. I mean why Japanese hasn't come out with those old style car but good engine? those convertible...classic but practical, n repair won't be charge so much!
Andrew Bint - Yes...Toyota all the way.
Olof Elvingson - No... Why would I want to buy a Lada or Trabant?
Robert Paluzzano - I bought a Jeep, which is basically Italian as it as a VM Motori Diesel engine and Fiat owns over 50% of Chrysler.
Ariella Ryner - Nope just changed from a German to a Swede
Brad - When they can make a nice turbo diesel, look pretty, be a good convertible, and be quite good electric wise like my last VW, then I might consider it.
Tony Webster - Yes, I have owned both Holdens and Fords most of my driving life. I currently drive a Calais that has over 200,000 Klm on the clock and still the best highway car I have driven. We will all miss our local cars, just a matter of pride. This country used to be clever, but we look more like "the white trash of Asia" every minute..
- ABC Classic FM Breakfast presenter Emma Ayres dropped into Afternoons with a new tattoo! Should (Type: photo | Published: 2014-02-11T03:57:04+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 0)
702 ABC Sydney: ABC Classic FM Breakfast presenter Emma Ayres dropped into Afternoons with a new tattoo! Should James Valentine get one too?Comments:
Sam Tronda - tattoos? so over the ink mania. stand out from the crowd: don't have one.
Peter Muir - David Rees, morons? Really, all of them? No David there are very smart and dedicated people there. Oh, if you are going to insult them, please get your grammar correct....an idiot, not "a idiot"
Tori Spooner - I can't believe people think it's ok to be SO judgmental and blatantly hostile about the personal choices of another individual. Get over yourselves and your antiquated ideas about what people shouldn't do with their own skin.
Michelle Stanhope - who said classical music was boring and conservative?!
Jon Kingston - James could get a tattoo of nothing
Giles Stratton - Because nothing says "style", "class", or "sophistication" like a tattoo...
Cissie Ferguson - I'm starting a new trend..... Clean skin. No offence Emma, I'm just not a fan if tats.
Bob Colman - Be a rebel and don't get one. Tats are so conformist
Joe Cohen - Another sheep, looks ridiculous.
Robyn Pemberton - Very, very sad to read so many judgemental and not nice!! comments from "cultured" 702 listeners. Can't say something nice then don't post it or say it. Love you Emma inked or not :-) bless you - don't take any notice of the meanies xox Mr Valentine should obviously get a heart shaped tattoo, perhaps in red texta so it doesn't hurt ;-)
Matthew Ashbolt - He should get a portrait of Glover on his back.
Christine Curtis - No - I don't get the skin graffiti craze. Nice though that is I can't imagine wanting to look at it every day for the rest of my life.
Brendan Kay - I thought she was joking about the tatt, i was in love with her voice and classical music knowlege before and now I love her arm too!! lol
Paul W Haggarty - Man, what a turn off those inked women are for me
John Cahill - I'm pretty sure Emma has been knocking her head continually on that classical music wall of 'posh' for a while. Great stuff Emma :)
Lorna Eaton - One more reason to love Emma. Woman of mystery and surprise!'
Deborah Lyons - Emma is just hot!
Joseph Smith - If classical presenters have tattoos, are tattoos no longer considered cool? Or does classical music become cool? Confused
Fog Station - James should do whatever the hell he wants, just as emma did. As for David rees, did you forget your medication today.
Melisa Seigel - A great arm for radio
Bengt Nilsson - James should just stick to his guns and leave them unadorned.
- Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85 (Type: photo | Published: 2014-02-11T10:55:56+0000 | Likes: 0 | Shares: 1064)
702 ABC Sydney: Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85Comments:
702 ABC Sydney - http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25719377
Jane Moffat - May she be forever on her good ship lollipop
Maxine Taylor Schmidt - Who could ever forget this beautiful little poppet...what wonderful movies she made, all little girls wanted to be like her...well at least I did!
Kari Kewt - oh that is sad and a little freaky there was a question about her on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire tonight and I was thinking is she still alive and I was going to google her and then forgot and then I read this - I loved all her movies she was an amazing talent RIP Shirley Temple
Lori Femia - RIP Shirley Temple Black. You were my idle as a child. I wished I danced like you. When you cried in your movies I cried. I wanted to be you. You were a true inspiration. Bless you and thank you for the wonderful memories.
Amanda Sallybanks - My childhood Sundays seemed to be filled her films. I think I learned a lot about courage through her movies !
Nicholas Atgemis - how sad. Shell always be that little girl in my mind.
Adrianne Kirton - Off she goes on the good ship lolly pop
Clair Maree Harrison - God Bless her what a beautiful person she gave so much happiness to millions of people Rest in peace beautiful Shirley and my heart goes out to her family and friends who knew and loved her better than us xxx
Steven McDonald - Shirley this news is more significant than scappelle.
Trish Buckmaster - A beautiful child and true lady - enjoy riding on the good ship lollipop
Dawn Whitby - Oh no! So many Saturday afternoons. Singing and dancing. Crying at every sad part of every movie
Leonie Edwards - I loved her films. I can remember watching "Heidi" with my older (16) brother on a wet cold Sunday afternoon. We both cried. I still remind him (55). RIP Shirley.
Joanne Cambourn - Very sad! They were my favourite movies as a little girl :(
Toni Fearn - Animal crackers in my soup. 😥 This is sad but she lived a good life.
Felicity Thomson - Sad news but cannot help myself hav to smile when i think of all her movies, fab B&Ws watched on Sundays, she worked with fabulous big stars! Thanks Shirley
Sandra Bartley - Spent many days watching Shirley with my mum and grandmother and my eyes were glued to the tv, fond memories 💃
Susan Atkins - Great movies when I was a kid. A time of niceness & innocent
Victoria Freeman - God I loved her movies
John Lang - RIP to one of America's most distinguished diplomats.
John Burrow - Hard to believe. RIP Shirley.