What a record! Well almost…
How cool would it be to be in the Guinness Book of Records? It’s probably the most famous book outside the adventures of certain man from a long time ago – and millions of people go to extreme lengths to get their name included. From the sporty to the dangerous to the downright wacky almost all combinations triumphs are listed.
Australian DJ Smokin’ Joe Mehkael thought he’d have a crack last year at the longest continuous DJ set last November. Setting himself up at a nightclub in Sydney he ripped through the tunes for 132 hours straight. That’s five and a half days straight of mixing up the tunes (check out the vid below). â€¨
So there would have been tears from Smokin’ Joe this week when people at Guinness world records declared the attempt was not the longest DJ set. Apparently an Austrian DJ had set the bar at 150 hours in October and they hadn’t updated the website to reflect this new world record. This means Joe’s later attempt was short of the official mark.
Smokin’ Joe has been good natured about the mess up saying he will return to beat the official record. But surely there must be a part of him which is severely… well you know word we’re thinking of.
Brick by Brick
Late last year we reported on the iconic music pub Annandale Hotel who had launched a campaign to save them from closing their doors with a Buy-a-brick campaign. The idea behind the campaign was to get punters, musicians and supporters of the pub to donate money starting from $20 which would help the establishment. Donators would also be honoured with their names inscribed on bricks out the front of the hotel as part of renovations.
The hotel’s owners announced last week they had already secured over 500 bricks and had enough money to begin badly needed renovations while aiming to keep the character of the pub’s original décor and history.
One notorious and more famous part of the hotel will be getting a visit from the decorators as part of the first stage. We are of course talking about the famous Annandale toilets. And they’re not famous because people love them. Thousands of sweaty music fans fresh from the mosh pit has left a toll on the toilets and regular visitors to the pub will be rejoicing some love will be going into making it less of a cesspit.
Play nicely kiddies
One of our favourites at Australian Times, Kate Miller-Hiedke, has got herself into a little stoush with one of the short men of Australian music – Anthony Callea.
Kate recently appeared on political discussion show Q&A to partake in the group discussion and perform some of her new music. Her appearance and comments sparked a flurry on Twitter with mixed viewers divided on her arguments and the former Australian Idol winner calling her an embarrassment to Generation Y.
Now to be fair to both sides, some of Hiedke’s responses sounded quite airy and uninformed especially about the budget, a very stimulating subject matter for all musicians.â€¨But we do have to give her a points decision in this battle as her response to Callea via Twitter was simple yet effective: “Anthony Callea, Pot, Kettle, F*ckwit.’’
Who would you support? KMH or lil Callea? Tell us below: