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- 07/12/15--11:41: _Million Dollar Fish
- 05/26/15--18:20: This weeks My Generation
- 05/27/15--19:29: Mix 104.9 Presents COLD CHISEL
- 06/02/15--19:54: Join us at the Mix Darwin Premiere
- 06/08/15--19:14: The SKYCITY Triple Crown
- 06/10/15--19:07: Chris Hemsworth joins Ghostbusters
- 06/10/15--19:27: Big band leader James Last dies at 86 in Florida
- 06/11/15--18:56: Everybody loves Bill Murray
- 06/16/15--17:22: Chris Pratt IS scared of Dinosaurs
- 06/17/15--19:07: I just wanted to eat a banana
- 06/17/15--19:27: V8 Supercar Crash Compilation
- 06/18/15--17:00: Marriage proposal goes viral
- 06/18/15--18:00: Robin Williams final performance
- 06/21/15--17:58: Blood + Thunder: The Sound of Alberts
- 06/23/15--19:44: Darwin 4WD, Boating and Outback Camping Expo 2015
- 06/28/15--11:42: Be Crocwise new video
- 06/30/15--12:05: Territory Day with Greg & Ali
- 21 people aged from four to 54 treated across Territory in 2014 for fireworks-related injuries
- 37% of injuries since 2012 were to hands and arms, with 25% suffering a face, neck or eye injury
- More than one third of cases involve bystanders not directly involved in lighting fireworks being hurt.
- 07/01/15--18:02: Darwin Cup Carnival 2015
- 07/05/15--17:34: Three Grandma’s get the Magic Mike treatment
- 07/12/15--11:41: Million Dollar Fish
This Saturday on My Generation, Jonesy and Amanda give you the greatest hits, plus all the big news and events from this week in May!
Jonesy and Amanda’s special guest is new X-Factor Judge James Blunt. Richard Clapton drops by to tell us about his Lonesome Voyager show coming up.
We hear from Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers on their classic albums restored and re-issued. Plus, a Jonesy Award for The All Time Greatest TV Series Set In Prison!
Make a date with My Generation “This Week” Saturday 7am – 9am on Mix 104.9
Mix 104.9 is proud to announce Cold Chisel ‘One Night Stand 2015’ at the Darwin Gardens Ampitheatre on November 10.
They'll 'kick-off' the tour with a special mini-concert at the NRL Grand Final at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 4 October, where they will be the only artist performing.
That same weekend they will play a full headline set at the 2015 Deni Ute Muster on Friday, 2 October. From there, Cold Chisel will play all over Oz including the V8 Supercars Castrol Gold Coast 600. The Living End will be joining them at the Decades Festival, Hope Estate and Hanging Rock. See full details below.
"We love playing together," said guitarist Ian Moss.
"We've come to realise that there's a certain magic and chemistry in Cold Chisel that we don't get anywhere else and it makes a special connection with Australian audiences. We can't wait to make that connection on our One Night Stand tour. See you there!"
Members of Cold Chisel's mailing list will get exclusive first access to the best tickets for all shows on the One Night Stand tour.
Further tickets will be offered to members of the My Ticketek and other affiliated databases from 10.00am until 10.00pm on Tuesday, 2 June before a final allocation of seats is offered to the general public at midday on Wednesday, 3 June. All times mentioned are local times.
Tickets for Cold Chisel’s “One Night Stand” national tour go on sale to the general public on Wednesday June 3. For ticket information go to HERE
Tour Dates Tuesday, 10 November 2015 Darwin Amphitheatre, Darwin, NT - Tickets on sale at midday, Wednesday 3 June from www.ticketek.com.au / 13 28 49
Mix 104.9’s Jurassic World Premiere is on Wednesday June 10 at BCC Cinemas in Casuarina and considering this could be the Jurassic Park sequel most have been waiting for, the wait is nearly over.
While the general public at large still has no idea what to expect, except for what the trailers have shown us, those who attended the Paris world premiere have taken to Twitter to share their reactions. If you're a Jurassic Park die hard, you're about to get some good news. Everyone loved it.Keep listening to Mix 104.9 and you could be joining us on Wednesday June 10 and be one of the first to see Jurrasic World FOR FREE.
Wet your appetite and check out the awesome trailer.
Holden Racing Team’s James Courtney has declared he is not worried about Prodrive Racing Australia’s Mark Winterbottom’s position at the top of the Championship ladder because the Ford team is sure to ruin its own chances as it has in previous years.
An animated Courtney – who sits fifth on the points table and 143 points behind Winterbottom – said there was plenty of time to improve and was more concerned about Red Bull’s Craig Lowndes than the PRA driver. Lowndes sits second, 12 points away from the lead, is gunning for his 100th V8 Supercars race victory, and is already a three-time champion.
“Not worried at all – they [Prodrive] tend to step on their d*** at a number of points through the year and we’re just waiting for that to happen,” Courtney told v8supercars.com.au.
"Their car has obviously got a lot of pace, probably more so than what they have in the past. But really since I’ve been back here [in V8 Supercars], him and Jamie [Whincup] or Triple Eight, have easily had superior cars over everyone.
“They managed to deliver six or seven Championships and they [Prodrive] have delivered nothing.
“So I think, from a Championship point of view, still, I’m more concerned about Craig than what I am about Mark.”
Twelve Championship races are complete at this stage of the season, with 24 remaining, including the Wilson Security Sandown 500 and Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, where 300 points can be earned and lost in one hit.
Courtney progressed as high as third in last year’s Championship before finishing sixth, and won the title in 2010 at Dick Johnson Racing, running a Triple Eight Ford Falcon.
Winterbottom led the title race from New Zealand to Queensland Raceway last year, before ultimately finishing third behind Shane van Gisbergen and Whincup.
Earlier this season Courtney called holding the title lead a luxury after recording the most points after the season opening Clipsal 500 Adelaide. The HRT #22 driver said the title fight was on people’s minds, even this early in the season.
“Everyone who says they’re not thinking about it is talking out of their arse – everyone thinks about it from the first weekend,” Courtney said.
“You don’t go conserving things and that sort of stuff, but you’ve definitely got your eye on it straight away.
“But yeah, there’s still a long way to go, a lot of points still to come, there’s no great drama with old mate, I don’t think he’s way in front and un-catchable. I think we’ve still got plenty of time.”
The last round at Winton wasn’t a big points earner for Courtney, who slipped from second to fifth over the weekend. The event was a bit disastrous, after coming together with his teammates on track, but nevertheless the HRT driver believes they gained valuable knowledge about the Commodores.
“I think it showed our weakness with our car – before, if we didn’t really know what it was, we definitely come out of the weekend knowing exactly what the weakness was with what we had.
“So we’ve definitely got quite a bit to work on with the car in that area.”
Teammate Garth Tander said post-race it was a part of the corner they needed to improve. “The weakness is identified,” Tander confirmed. “As far as going about fixing it, we did quite a lot [over the Winton] weekend to try and rectify it but we never really got on top of it. We’ve got a lot of information, a lot of data across the cars to go through. We’ve got a bit of a break now so we’ve got a lot of number crunching going on before we roll out in Darwin.”
Join Mix 104.9 at Hidden Valley for some awesome racing. The SKYCITY Triple Crown runs from June 19-21
Article courtesy of v8supercars.com.au
Australia’s Chris Hemsworth is joining the cast of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters movie … as the receptionist.
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are starring as the ghost-hunting foursome in the all-female take on the classic supernatural comedy franchise.
In keeping with the gender role reversals, Hemsworth is now the receptionist for the Ghostbusters, taking over from the role originated by Annie Potts.
Hemsworth made a name for himself taking on manly action roles with movies such as Thor, Snow White and the Huntsman and Rush, but seems to be open to making detours in comedy. Ghostbusters will be his second major comedic role after his appearance in this summer’s Vacation.
If you’re over 45 you might remember a copy of a James Last record in your Mum & Dad’s record collection.
German-born band leader and composer James Last, famous for his arrangement of easy listening hits, has died at the age of 86 in Florida.
Last, who sold more than 80 million records worldwide, was best known for pop hits in a big band style.
His trademark "happy sound" included a strong dance beat, crowd noise and laughter blended into the tunes. His first album, entitled Non Stop Dancing, was released in 1965.
Born in the northern German city of Bremen, Last was originally a piano player and after World War Two he began a musical career that lasted some six decades.
Popular around the world, he appeared at London's Royal Albert Hall earlier this year.
Last "lived for music and wrote musical history", said Semmel Concerts, adding he was the most successful German band leader of all time.
"In him, the world loses a unique ambassador whose strong and all-embracing language was music," it added.
Last died in the presence of his family in Florida on Tuesday after a short illness, the firm said. A memorial service will take place in Hamburg, probably in the coming weeks.
Story courtesy of Sydney Morning Herald
Open Road Films has just released the trailer for director Barry Levinson’s Rock the Kasbah, starring Bill Murray, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan, Bruce Willis and Leem Lubany. Check it out below.
Scripted by Mitch Glazer (“Magic City”), Rock the Kasbah tells the story of Richie Lanz, a rock manager with a golden ear and a taste for talent, who has seen better times. When he takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan, she gets cold feet and leaves him penniless and without his passport in Kabul. While trying to find his way home, Richie befriends a band of misfits and discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice.
Against all odds, Richie will take his last shot at creating an unlikely superstar.
“We were blown away by the script for ‘Rock the Kasbah,” said Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, in a statement earlier this year. “We are thrilled to re-team with Bill Block and his team at QED and looking forward to working with legendary filmmaker Barry Levinson and this incredible ensemble cast led by the one and only Bill Murray.”
“With its brilliant script, superb cast and Barry Levinson at the helm, ‘Rock the Kasbah’ promises to be a true comedy event on a global scale,” added Bill Block, CEO of QED International. “Open Road’s proven track record with so many different genres makes them a perfect home for this unique project, and we couldn’t be more excited to continue the relationship with Tom and his team.”
The film hits the big screen October 23, 2015.
Jurassic World is the No.1 Box Office movie worldwide have taken half a Billion dollars over its first weekend ($16.06 in Australia).
Star Chris Pratt gets pranked this week by the guys who did ‘Spider Dog’ a few months ago.
(WARNING: The following video contains explicit language)
If you thought the threat of banana freckle was bad, wait till you see what this guy had to contend with.
While we wish all the teams a safe weekend in Darwin for the SkyCity Triple Crown, we do wonder how many of the drivers get to walk away from many of the amazing accidents that happen in races.
Wollongong local Liam Cooper’s marriage proposal has gone viral after he popped the question to long-term girlfriend Amy Smith at Greater Union Cinemas in Shellharbour, south of Wollongong. The elaborate video and proposal took almost six months to plan.
Robin Williams in his final performance here in Boulevard, the story of Nolan Mack (Williams), a man in his later years who must finally come to terms with the secret life he has been living and confront his true self. Nolan has been working a monotonous bank job for 26 years and has grown estranged from his wife (Kathy Baker), but a chance encounter with a young hustler called Leo (played by newcomer Roberto Aguire) gives Nolan new cause to reflect on his life.
Boulevard will arrive in Cinemas in July 2015
ABC has another terrific music history series this week (Thursday 25th June), looking at Albert Records, with composers Vanda & Young behind AC/DC, The Easybeats, The Angels, John Paul Young and more.
Blood + Thunder: The Sound of Alberts is produced by Paul Clarke and screens over two weeks.
This two-part documentary takes viewers back to the ’60s and ’70s and charts how Australia got its
own rock and roll thanks to the life-long bond between music company Alberts and the Youngs.
It’s a story tinged with tragedy and triumph, and it happened from the legendary Alberts Studios.
It’s 1964. The conservative, cultured Albert music dynasty and the Young family, an immigrant
family from Glasgow residing at the Villawood Migrant Hostel, both have music running through their veins. Their sons come together and one of the most exciting periods in Australian cultural history begins.Born into the music dynasty J Albert & Sons, Ted Albert joins the board in 1963, aged 25, and is determined to create an Australian sound. He first signs Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs and it’s their hit Poison Ivy that’s at the top of the charts when The Beatles tour the country in 1964 – an extraordinary achievement. Also in 1963 the Youngs arrive in Sydney from Scotland.
In no time at all teenagers George Young, Johannes Vandenbery (Harry Vanda), Stevie Wright and others form The Easybeats. With one audition an unlikely lifelong partnership is forged between the cultured, reserved Ted and the working class Young clan, which included eight kids.
The Easybeats win over the locals with She’s So Fine, then an overseas deal with United Artists in the US sees them recording at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios. Once George and Harry put their heads together as songwriters they eventually crack the international market with Friday on My Mind in 1966. It prompts Ted to start matching their diverse song catalogue with the musical talent under his roof.
Alberts hits flood the charts, not just rock and roll but cracking pop too – Ted Mulry scored with Falling in Love Again (1971), the second of seven top 10 singles he records with Alberts after Julia, Alison MacCallum with Superman (1972), and John Paul Young’s Pasadena (1972).
After four years in London, George and Harry move back to Australia and become in-house songwriters and producers at Alberts. It’s a time when rebellion fills young Australian hearts. With Ted’s patronage, the pair take their cue from the pounding guitar riffs coming out of tough suburban pubs.
The ’70s also sees two other Youngs – Angus and Malcolm – step up onto the stage and into the Alberts family: blood brothers not just to George, but also to Ted.
8:30pm Thursday ABC and available on iview later.
Story courtesy of TV Tonight
This is it! The Darwin 4WD, Boating and Outback Camping Expo, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June at the Darwin Showgrounds
Featuring the latest equipment and products for the great outdoors across the four wheel-drive, boating, fishing, camper trailer and camping equipment industries in the biggest exhibition yet.
Greg & Ali will be broadcasting live this Saturday from 9am until midday.
Get on the road to adventure and join us at the Darwin Showgrounds this weekend
Proudly supported by Mix 104.9
Our good mate, Australian adventurer Russell Coight knows a thing or two about the great outdoors. Here he is on how to put a camping stool together.
The Northern Territory government has released a quirky, catchy rap track in six languages to help people 'be crocwise'. NT Parks and Wildlife has produced the video in English, Kriol, Anandilyakwa, Murrinh-Patha, Tiwi and Yonlgu. 'Don't hunt by yourself if you're fishing with a spear, always make sure someone else is near,' the rapper warns.
Greg & Ali speak to the Crocwise team every Monday at 8.20am on Mix 104.9
The explosions will be bigger and better than ever on Wednesday as Territorians light up the sky in celebration of Territory Day.
July 1 marks 37 years since the Northern Territory attained self-government, and is customarily celebrated with the wild and jubilant detonation of tonnes and tonnes of fireworks.
Retailers can only sell between 9am and 9pm on July 1, and fireworks can only be set off from 6pm-11pm.
Anyone found in possession of fireworks or setting them off after midnight on Wednesday faces a $1224 fine, with 62 fines issued in the past 12 months.
The Department of Health warns that fireworks can cause severe burns, lacerations, bruises, visual impairment, hearing loss and broken bones.
Territorians are advised to supervise children at all times around fireworks and not to give them to any child under 12.
People should wear natural and not synthetic clothes, which catch fire more easily, and they should never hold more than one sparkler at a time as they can spit molten metal at temperatures of up to 1000 degrees.
People should avoid inspecting or relighting a dud firework, and are reminded never to point, hold or throw lit fireworks at others, and never to use homemade fireworks.
Drinking alcohol while setting off fireworks is strongly discouraged.
"People should not use fireworks under the influence of alcohol because reflexes and judgment can be drastically impaired," said Dr David Read of the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre who joined Greg & Ali on Wake Up on Mix 104.9
SAFETY WITH A BANG:
To find out more about what’s planned for Territory Day click HERE
Keep listening to Greg & Ali as they’ll provide a detailed calendar of events over the Cup Carnival.
The Darwin Turf Club was formed with a fanfare of trumpets in May 1955. The stage was all set then for the running of the first Darwin Cup on Saturday October 20 1956. Record post war stakemoney of $470 had been allocated by the Club for the six races. A field of four vied for the Cup worth $260 plus a trophy valued at $42. Because of the unfinished state of the track the Cup was run over 1200m. The first Darwin Cup winner at Fannie Bay was Satan’s Son, owned, trained and ridden by Peter McCracken. Satan’s Son, the only non thoroughbred to win the Darwin Cup, covered the 1200m in 126 seconds.
Since the first Darwin Cup in 1956 no Darwin Cup winner had had to survive a protest alleging interference. But there is always a first time and it happened in 1971 when Kentuckey Colonel’s jockey Peter Dempsey lodged a protest against Apian for Interference over the final 100 metres. The protest was dismissed by Stewards.
One of Australia’s great racecallers John Russell visited Darwin for the first time in 1972 the year Son of Cyrus won the Darwin Cup, now worth $4,000. It was fitting Russell was on hand to witness the win by a horse many claimed – at that time – was the greatest horse to have raced in the Territory.
Heading into the 1980’s the DTC really started to kick things along and with the introduction of a racing Triple Crown considerable financial rewards were up for grabs. Turf Club Chairman Ted Bailey, a long time stalwart of the sport in the Top End as owner and punter pulled off a remarkable coup when Brinney stormed home first across the line in the 1989 Winfield Darwin Cup.
The 1988 bicentennial Darwin Cup was the first $100,000 race staged in the Northern Territory, an amazing turnaround for the Club virtually decimated by Cyclone Tracey 15 years before.
Since the turn of the Century the Darwin Cup has become the biggest sporting event in the Northern Territory with over 20,000 people attending every year. As one of only a few dirt tracks in operation on the provincial circuit, the picturesque racecourse in Fannie Bay is the venue for which sees several illustrious racing names vie for over 1.95 million dollars in prize money and trophies over the month long event.
Standing alongside visitors will be thousands of locals who will proudly showcase the territory with their unique style and world famous hospitality that can only be experienced in the Top End.
For all the online info you need this year click HERE and keep listening to Greg & Ali on Mix 104.9
With the latest Magic Mike XXL movie getting women of all ages across the country all hot under the collar, one crew of filmmakers decided to give three grandmothers their very own, and very real, stripper experience so they could better understand what all the hype was about.
In a new video created by Cosmopolitan, three older ladies are surprised with a series of rather interactive performances, see them being given lap dances - and being tossed around like rag dolls by three shirtless professionals.
Love watching the combined Improved Production support category at the V8 Supercars? Then you can't miss the 2015 Australian Improved Production Nationals!
Three days of ACTION packed motorsport with one of the FASTEST, largest, most spectacular and diverse touring car categories in Australia! With over 50 entrants travelling from far and wide across Australia this is a motorsport event not to be missed!
The Top End Drift Association will proudly be supporting the racing with smoke peeling demonstrations throughout the day. While Commodore Cup and HQs will go head to head for championship points! Motorkhana and Lapsprint drivers will showcase their skills, tempting new drivers to join the club with the most fun, low-cost forms of motorsport available in Australia.
Don't miss out! Come down and enjoy a hotdog on the hill JULY 10 - 12.
The only woman competing this weekend is Ebone Coates and she’ll join Greg & Ali on Wakeup at 7.40am Friday.
Holiday-goers and locals in the Northern Territory could go home $1 million richer just by going fishing.
Tourism NT has launched an Australian first fishing campaign, promising cash prizes to tourists who fish in the Top End.
The Million Dollar Fish competition will see 75 barramundis tagged and released into different fishing location across the Northern Territory.
Of the group of fish, only one will carry the $1 million prize tag, while the remaining 75 will win anglers $10,000 apiece.
Chief Minister Adam Giles said “The Northern Territory has some of the best fishing in the world and the chance to catch the iconic Territory barramundi is one of fishing’s greatest challenges.”
“About 40,000 interstate visitors come to the Top End for fishing every year but we want to encourage even more people to stay, play and fish.”
Visitors must register for the competition by August 31 or risk not being eligible for the prize money should they catch one of the tagged fish.
To register click HERE