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Re: iTunes but good

Postby Kimra » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:51 am

Are we quoting Bono? This is one of my favourites:

"It's a hard life being a rock star. At the end of the day, when you've eaten, paid all your bills, and put your kids through college, there's only enough for a small island of the coast."*

*total paraphrase, see if I care.
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Re: iTunes but good

Postby Cirtur » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:26 am

Well at least he doesn't take himself too seriously.

Apart from that time I saw him on Jonathan Ross. Man he sounded horrible.
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Re: iTunes but good

Postby Lethal Interjection » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:16 pm

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Lethal Interjection wrote:Bono said something like this in his interview at 102.1 The Edge. "Canadians are like the Irish. We think everyone is Irish."

Maybe one of these days, he'll explain what that means.


There is more around it that explains further, but without the context of the interview, it doesn't make much sense to add it here. Essentially him and Bookie were talking about a few musicians/producers and how both Canadians and Irish tend to stake a claim on them, even if they aren't exactly Canadian or Irish.
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Re: iTunes but good

Postby Kimra » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:23 pm

Lethal Interjection wrote:
LordRetard wrote:
Lethal Interjection wrote:Bono said something like this in his interview at 102.1 The Edge. "Canadians are like the Irish. We think everyone is Irish."

Maybe one of these days, he'll explain what that means.


There is more around it that explains further, but without the context of the interview, it doesn't make much sense to add it here. Essentially him and Bookie were talking about a few musicians/producers and how both Canadians and Irish tend to stake a claim on them, even if they aren't exactly Canadian or Irish.

We Australians do that too. For example: Crowded House.
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Re: iTunes but good

Postby Lethal Interjection » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:25 pm

Semi-related question:
Do you guys have Australian Content rules for your TV and radio stations? In that a certain percentage of the programming has to be home-grown?
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Re: iTunes but good

Postby Apocalyptus » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:33 pm

I think we did, or at least a certain amount of films had to be made in Australia every year. But we had a free trade agreement with America a few years back and they made it one of the conditions that that would stop. I might have it confused, but it was something like that. More info here.
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Re: iTunes but good

Postby Kimra » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:34 pm

Lethal Interjection wrote:Semi-related question:
Do you guys have Australian Content rules for your TV and radio stations? In that a certain percentage of the programming has to be home-grown?

Yes. I'm pretty sure we do. Mostly they make kids shows in Australia to fill the quota and then give us all the American Sitcoms. But it does vary from state to state.
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Re: iTunes but good

Postby Lethal Interjection » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:36 pm

Apocalyptus wrote:I think we did, or at least a certain amount of films had to be made in Australia every year. But we had a free trade agreement with America a few years back and they made it one of the conditions that that would stop. I might have it confused, but it was something like that. More info here.


I don't think we have any restrictions on movies, just public programming. I don't think there is any quota of movies to fill here. Not that it would matter, because we do have a fairly active film industry in Canadia.
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Re: iTunes but good

Postby Kimra » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:41 pm

Lethal Interjection wrote:
Apocalyptus wrote:I think we did, or at least a certain amount of films had to be made in Australia every year. But we had a free trade agreement with America a few years back and they made it one of the conditions that that would stop. I might have it confused, but it was something like that. More info here.


I don't think we have any restrictions on movies, just public programming. I don't think there is any quota of movies to fill here. Not that it would matter, because we do have a fairly active film industry in Canadia.

TV has quotas still, otherwise a lot of the crap AU tv would surely disappear... I imagine.
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Re: iTunes but good

Postby smiley_cow » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:56 pm

Lethal Interjection wrote:
Apocalyptus wrote:I think we did, or at least a certain amount of films had to be made in Australia every year. But we had a free trade agreement with America a few years back and they made it one of the conditions that that would stop. I might have it confused, but it was something like that. More info here.


I don't think we have any restrictions on movies, just public programming. I don't think there is any quota of movies to fill here. Not that it would matter, because we do have a fairly active film industry in Canadia.


I'm pretty sure that Canadian stations have to play so many hours of Canadian movies a year (something in the area of 100 hours a year). I remember something in the news a while back, CityTV was trying to get around it. Similarly there's also rules that Canadian TV stations have to play so many hours of Canadian programming, that's why you can always find Due South even though they stopped making new episodes in the late nineties.
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Re: iTunes but good

Postby Lethal Interjection » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:19 pm

smiley_cow wrote:I'm pretty sure that Canadian stations have to play so many hours of Canadian movies a year (something in the area of 100 hours a year). I remember something in the news a while back, CityTV was trying to get around it. Similarly there's also rules that Canadian TV stations have to play so many hours of Canadian programming, that's why you can always find Due South even though they stopped making new episodes in the late nineties.


I know about the programming, obviously. But there must be something else to the 100 hours a year of Canadian movies. Because not all stations play movies. Maybe some percentage of movies played need to be Canadian or something. So, since City was playing upwards of 8 hours of movies a day, for every 3 or so days of regular movies, they needed to play one Canadian movie. Actually if it was in the area of 100 hours, that would probably be closer to one a week. Which might explain why they were making Fridays Canadian movie night, and why I came across that wonderful film I've mentioned elsewhere, and subsequently any information about it has been stricken from my brain.
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Re: iTunes but good

Postby smiley_cow » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:11 pm

Yeah, it's possible the 100 hours thing was just CityTv's personal quota (to be honest I only skimmed the article) so you're probably right. That and a percentage rather than just a number makes more sense.
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Re: iTunes but good

Postby Sahan » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:11 am

The Australian film industry is virtually dead at the moment, and I think the main criticism is that all the good films being produced are all too beautifully and depressingly realistic, so no-one but the purist film lovers want to go see them. That being said, I have never gone to see any either, my excuse being because they don't tend to be screened in my local cinema, and even if they diud, I couldn't find anyone to go watch them with.
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Re: iTunes but good

Postby Kimra » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:21 pm

Sahan wrote:The Australian film industry is virtually dead at the moment, and I think the main criticism is that all the good films being produced are all too beautifully and depressingly realistic, so no-one but the purist film lovers want to go see them. That being said, I have never gone to see any either, my excuse being because they don't tend to be screened in my local cinema, and even if they diud, I couldn't find anyone to go watch them with.

What ever happened to quality like "Strictly Ballroom" and "some other example I can't think of"?
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Re: iTunes but good

Postby Lethal Interjection » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:00 pm

Kimra wrote:
Sahan wrote:The Australian film industry is virtually dead at the moment, and I think the main criticism is that all the good films being produced are all too beautifully and depressingly realistic, so no-one but the purist film lovers want to go see them. That being said, I have never gone to see any either, my excuse being because they don't tend to be screened in my local cinema, and even if they diud, I couldn't find anyone to go watch them with.

What ever happened to quality like "Strictly Ballroom" and "some other example I can't think of"?


"Australia"? I doubt the other two Luhrman films would count, but I don't really know. I just like the guy's style.
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