Conscious that I sometimes share material on other platforms that never makes “the cut” here on my blog, I will start sharing a few bits and pieces here also. These are the tweets, posts, and observations that still seem relevant at the end of each month. Lots of ephemera, but hopefully still quite entertaining.
March 14 : Checking Mark Macgowan’s page on Wikipedia, and interested to read he was born in Newcastle raised in Casino, going to primary school and high school. Checking in with my cousins to see if they went to school with him.
March 14 : You know what really annoys me? (on a Sunday night) People who say, “Sorry, I never read emails” or “I never check voice mails” or “Oh no, I never answer calls I don’t know” etc etc. I could go on. How on earth do you do your job as a journalist?
March 21 : Talkback Radio Tip #1 : Callers: If you’re driving, pull over, and pick up the phone. Producers? Don’t put them to air unless they do. Sometimes there’s “context” but generally hands-free driving calls sound like shit, and people can’t understand what they’re saying.
It’s nice that your friends at Transport for NSW are so accepting of their subjection to random drug tests. I seethe at that sort of thing. It’s a combination of mindless “one rule fits all” and a grinding authoritarianism. Cos you know, it you’ve got nothing to hide….
Keyboard crash. Further, you are so right about talkback callers phone call quality. Don’t put them to air, but that might not be so easy for producers if they initially sound ok. Clerical people being alcohol and drug tested? Ridiculous and what a waste of taxpayer money.