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Mix 104.9 - Everything Top End featuring Wake Up with Greg and Ali, 360 with Katie Woolf and Jac Bowie!

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  • 10/29/15--11:44: Bohemian Rhapsody turns 40
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    With Queen's hit 'Bohemian Rhapsody' turning 40 years of age this weekend, guitarist Brian May has spoken about the song's creation, meaning and legacy in a new interview.
    'Bohemian Rhapsody' was originally released in 1975, taken from the band's fourth album 'A Night at the Opera'. It topped the UK Singles Chart upon its release.
    Speaking to BBC News about the making of the song, May said: "We all realised it was something wonderful and we should give it our heart and soul".
    "The heavy bit was a great opportunity for us to be at full pelt as a rock band. But that big, heavy riff came from Freddie [Mercury], not me. That was something he played with his left hand in octaves on the piano. So I had that as a guide – and that's very hard to do, because Freddie's piano playing was exceptional, although he didn't think so."
    May added of the song's ambiguous lyrics: "I do think Freddie enjoyed the fact there were so many interpretations of the lyrics. It's an outlandish song. I think it's beyond analysis. That's not me trying to be evasive. I just think that's why we love songs – they can do something to us that a piece of text can't."
    "I have my own ideas and feelings about Bohemian Rhapsody – but I hate talking about it, and I generally refuse."
    Despite four decades passing since its original release, May states that he's still "not sick of it": "You can't complain that people want to talk about it all these years later. I still enjoy hearing it. If it comes on the radio, I'll turn it up and listen. But no air guitar. I'm too old for air guitar now."

    'Bohemian Rhapsody' returned to the US charts upon re-release in 1992, after being used in the soundtrack for Wayne's World.
    May said of its revival: "I didn't know Mike Myers [who wrote and starred in the film] but he rang me up out of the blue and said: 'We've done this amazing sequence in our new film – can we have your approval? And can you get Freddie to hear it?'"
    "So he sent me a cassette and I took it around to Freddie, who was not in a good state at that time. He was… He was confined to his bed, but I took it round and played it to him and he loved it. Strangely enough, the humour in it was quite close to our own. Because we did that kind of thing in the car, bouncing up and down to our own tracks!"




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  • 10/29/15--17:31: Get your pets cyclone ready
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    We're being urged to plan for the care of our pets in the lead up to the start of the Cyclone Season on November 1.

    Storms with lightening, thunder and heavy rain can be frightening and dangerous not only for humans but also for pets.

    Pets under stress often get confused, disorientated, panic and run away from home. A well thought out plan can help reduce the risks and ensure the safety of both pets and owners.

    Ensure your pet is micro chipped, registered with your local council and have a name tage with a contact telephone number.

    A cyclone kit is also recommended. This should contain food and water for at least three days, a collar and lead, blankets, towels and bedding, first aid items, medicines, pet medical history and vet contacts.

    For more information on animal welfare visit Animal Welfare.

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    ?If you saw what he did to Oberyn Martell, you’d well know it's not a good idea to fight The Mountain. On top of playing a character that cuts the heads off horses on Game of Thrones, actor Hafthor Julius Bjornsson also happens to be the World's Strongest Man. To take that guy on, you'd have to be a total badass who isn't afraid of being crushed into a fine paste. Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor is that kind of badass. Observe: It's like watching a ripped small child challenge a giant. When he punches him in the abs it sounds like he's hitting a brick wall. Enjoy this sparring session. –Greg




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    Melbourne Cup Fashion

    The race isn't the only event that stops the nation on Melbourne Cup Day. Fashions on the Field is always hotly contested and the fashion stakes have definitely soared this year.

    Celebrities have hit the track supporting Australian designers with Alex Perry, Toni Maticevski and By Johnny among the top picks. Millinery is subtle with most opting for jewelled headbands or small fascinators.

    In previous years, Territorians have won big in the style stakes with Darwin fillie Christine Spielmann and model Chloe Moo winning the Fashions on the Field competition. Both chose to wear outfits designed and made locally in the Northern Territory.

    Who do you think has nailed it this year? - Ali

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    Adele's "Hello" is already the second-fastest music video to reach 100 million views on YouTube, and yet it just became a bit more epic.

    The Xavier Dolan-directed video got even more cinematic, thanks to some pre-song narration from Sir David Attenborough. While appearing on BBC Radio 1 to discuss his new docuseries The Hunt with host Greg James, Attenborough told viewers what exactly is going on in the first 90 seconds of the music video.

    "Adele would be crushed with me," he first protested before picking up the script. "Shall I give it a go?"

    "Money certainly hasn't changed her," Attenborough said of Adele's on-screen persona. "She, like all pop stars, needs to hunt to survive."

    Inevitably, the script pokes fun at the video's use of a flip phone. "But there's a problem. The signal is poor, and she hasn't upgraded her handset since 1999. Hashtag flip phone. She goes inside to seek shelter from the elements and find a landline."

    Watch the video below.




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    Darwin Free Spirit Resort and Holiday Park is hosting a Hawaiian themed Pool Party this Sunday to raise much needed funds for Riding for the Disabled's Marlow Lagoon school.

    Recently a horse belonging to the school was seriously injured in a suspected attack. The centre has also fallen victim to spate of break-ins and vandalism.

    Darwin Free Spirit Resort is aiming to raise more than $20,000 to install a new CCTV security system and purchase a new horse to replace the wounded gelding.

    The event is open to the general public with live entertainment, water activities, raffles, a barbecue, celebrity dunking machine and kids club among the highlights.

    For more information visit the Darwin Free Spirit Facebook page

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  • 11/04/15--18:15: Easy Money…luck required
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    A couple of days after the Melbourne Cup and a few stories are starting to emerge from those who struck it lucky. Great yarn about the bloke from Humpty Doo who turned his $46.80 Quaddie bet into $39,000. His initial outlay gave him a 13% Victorian TAB dividend of $307,081.20.

    My mate Davo from Wollongong phoned me looking for my tip on Cup day. I told him number 13 from barrier 13, Grand Marshall with jockey Jim Cassidy. Davo was hosting a lunch at a function centre where he placed a $50 win bet with a visiting bookie. Mistakes are made and the bookie accidently misheard Dave’s bet and wrote No.19 on the betting ticket. The Bookie’s mistake was costly with Dave collecting THOUSANDS.

    All it takes is a lot of luck…..or a bookie that needs a hearing aid.


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    It's been dubbed the 'world's hardest test'. Oxford University's All Souls College entrance exam is impossible to prepare for because it features abstract questions. And they're tough.

    Here's an example of some of the test questions:

    1. Is a person's gender socially constructed? Is a person's sex?

    2. Can emotions be reasons for decisions?

    3. How do apologies work?

    4. Does anger have a legitimate role to play in politics?

    5. What can we learn about the mind by considering its disorders?

    About 80 people sit the exam every September but only two make the cut, who then go on to perform a speaking test. If you pass you then become a Fellow for seven years. British Prime Minister Harold Wilson did not pass the exam.

    How did you go answering the questions? 

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    Mike and his cat


    We think this could be the coolest cat around. 

    Mike Lavin and his funky kitty are filmed nodding along to Drake's chart-topping hit Hotline Bling. As the song begins both Mike and the cat hold their gaze and then start bopping their heads when the beat drops. 

    Enjoy! Greg and Ali 


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    Our Spiritual Advisor Selva Dutton popped into the Mix Studio’s this morning for a catch up with Ali & I. So many of you wish to contact her. Selva can be contacted through her good friend in Darwin, Kimdelia on 0400 226 272 or at



    I am a Lover of life and believe that we are Spirits having a Physical experience, I am a Medium and Life translator and love teaching a spiritual way of life with out Loosing connection with the world that we live in, I love to visit new places to learn about People believes and customs I believe that we all cross each others Path for a reason every person or animal we meet is important in our journey of Life, so if you invite me to your end of the World I will come and share my knowledge with you.
    Love and Light to all Selva

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    Ironic was the third single of Alanis Morissette’s third studio album, Jagged Little Pill, which this year celebrated its 20-year anniversary. It sold 30million copies worldwide, and made Morisette one of the fastest-selling female artists of the 90s.

    She teamed up with Talk show host James Corden and updated the song to 2015.




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  • 11/11/15--19:30: Neil Young turns 70
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    I’m a huge fan of Neil Young. There’s nothing better than going on a road trip down the Stuart Hwy and cranking up Neil Young on the car stereo. Today (Nov 12) the Godfather of Grunge turns 70.   Happy Birthday Neil. Time to party at Sugar Mountain.   - Greg

    For more birthdays listen to Greg’s Vinyl Vault weekdays ay 6.20am on Mix 104.9. 











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    When was the last time you had a solid 8 hour sleep?  In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn’t just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. Claudia Aguirre shows what happens to your body and brain when you skip sleep.




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  • 11/15/15--17:51: Meet Stefan Sagmeister
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    Designer Stefan Sagmeister is responsible for some of the most iconic album covers in history.




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  • 11/15/15--18:18: Storm Safety Sunday
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    Storm Safety Sunday is coming to The Darwin Waterfront on Sunday 6 December 2015.

    This family friendly event is an opportunity for you to obtain information on how to prepare for the Cyclone season.

    There will be a range of activities for kids on the lawns plus demonstrations and displays from local businesses and organisations. Just by being there you could win the ultimate survival kit valued at more than $3000. 

    We'll be broadcasting live from 9am until midday and look forward to your company.



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    Following next week’s X Factor grand final, Seven will premiere music special Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour Live.

    Filmed at Sydney’s Allphones Arena during Katy’s 2014 Australian tour, the visually stunning concert features eye-popping theatrics, daring acrobatics and of course, all of her biggest hits.

    9:45pm Tuesday November 24th on Seven.

    Here’s a taste of what you can expect. Crank it up - Greg




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    For the very first time an emoji has replaced an actual word in the Oxford Dictionary.

    The 'Face with tears of joy' emoji, or crying face, has been selected as the word of the year because it sums up the 'mood, ethos and preoccupations of 2015'.

    The Oxford University says emojis are now a common part of modern speech, with even Hilary Clinton tweeting the popular emoji recently.

    Do you use the little symbols and can you understand them?


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    How would the real Adele do if she was auditioning as an Adele impersonator? As a part of Adele at the BBC, nine Adele impersonators were invited to audition for a fictitious pilot programme at the Wimbledon Theatre. Watch below to find out whether they were fooled when a heavily disguised Adele took to the stage as ‘Jenny’..




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    Ethan Hall


    Thumbs up to seven year old Ethan who battled through the hiccups to perform what we think is perhaps the greatest rendition of the Australian national anthem ever seen. His reaction after the song is priceless.

    What do you think?


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  • 11/23/15--18:08: Want to appear smarter?
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    How would you like to sound smarter?

    Career advice experts suggest you consider dropping these words from your vocabulary.

    1. That

    2. Went

    3. Honestly

    4. Really

    5. Very

    6. Amazing

    7. Absolutely

    8. Always

    9. Never

    10. Literally

    11. Just

    12. Maybe

    13. Stuff

    14. Things

    15. Irregardless

    According to The Sun dropping these words will help you write more succinctly and you are guaranteed to appear smarter. Give it a go!


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