Radio Active


Hello, dear reader.

I know it might seem lately that I’ve neglected you. I don’t write as often as I once did, and perhaps you think my love for you has waned.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Actually, that may not true – there’s probably some things that are further from the truth, like “space octopi open convenience store in Geelong”, but you get the drift of my gist. While updates to this site have been – let’s say “sluggish”, shall we? – behind the scenes it’s been all systems go. Or go-ish.

On Friday July the 10th the exciting new radio version of The Outland Institute will be unleashed, and your ears will never be the same. Every Friday from midday to 2pm (Melbourne time) we’ll be exploring pop-culture in audio form on Joy 94.9. There’ll be plenty of exciting guests, plus some boring ones to make up the numbers. And we have a glamorous selection of resident experts, including Josh Kinal from Boxcutters, Glenn Dunks from Stale Popcorn and Anne-Marie Peard from Aussie Theatre. There’s even a theme tune by David Ashton from Destination Moon – take that, ABC 2’s News Breakfast! Not so big now!

So please join us on the 10th of July – you can listen on the wireless at 94.9FM in the Melbourne metro area, or hear it streamed wherever you are through, or download the podcast version from the Joy website (I’ll provide more podcast details in due course). And keep listening after the show for Flip The Tape, Joy’s fantastic indie/eclectic music show hosted by Adam C. It’s grouse.

The website will also continue to function, with both complimentary and new material, plus you’ll be able to comment on the radio show and basically make life just that bit more bearable.

To finish with, let’s look at some Canadian bilingual kite-flying, set to The Free Design‘s 1967 classic Kites Are Fun.

Au revoir!


6 Responses to Radio Active

  1. Sealfur says:

    Of course your example couldn’t be further than the truth because the plural of ‘octopus’ is ‘octopodes’

    You shouldn’t feel bad about getting it wrong. It’s a very common error.

  2. Sealfur says:

    Wow. Now I just sound like an arsehole. I had put in hilarious HTML style tags that identified the pedantry and condescension. WordPress stripped then out to make me look bad.

    Anyway, yay radio. I’m excited. Really.

  3. Sophie says:

    Do you suppose the kites themselves are bilingual?

  4. outlandinstitute says:

    But of course – French-Canadian Kites are well known for their linguistic skills. Although they’re rubbish at maths.

  5. Sophie says:

    But of course- but these kites are Acadian, and therefore good at maths, yet possibly crud at being bilingual.

  6. Paul Martin says:

    I’m compiling links to other MIFF 2009 bloggers; are you going to be reporting from the big one in 2009?

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