Wolfpanther vs Hal Bird

Setlist for all vinyl DJ set at the Metro, 6/11/16.  Wolfpanther in plaintext, Hal Bird in italics.

  • Scott Walker – Duchess
  • Nancy & Lee – I’ve Been Down So Long (It Looks Like Up To Me)
  • Serge Gainsbourg – L’Anthracite
  • Yma Sumac – Tumpa!
  • Joe Henderson – Black Narcissus
  • Ira Sullivan – Strut
  • Miles Davis – Sivad
  • John Fahey – Fare Forward Voyagers
  • Mike Cooper – In The Mourning
  • The Spotnicks – Gone Gone Gone
  • Peak Twins – Only Sun
  • Syd Barrett – Here I Go
  • The Soft Boys – Queen of Eyes
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra – Ballet
  • Mouse on Mars – Mine Is In Yours
  • Patrick Cowley – Mutant Man / Going Home
  • Penny Penny – Shaka Bundu
  • Jah Wobble + Ollie Marland – Running Away
  • Jessy Lanza – Never Enough
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – Sakana Tsuri
  • Let’s Eat Grandma – Rapunzel
  • The White Noise – Firebird
  • Cavern of Anti-Matter – Melody In High Feedback Tones
  • Wagon Christ – Sopping Shitty
  • Jim O’Rourke – Half Life Crisis
  • The Captain & Tenille – Love Will Keep Us Together
  • Ed Kuepper – Burned My Fingers
  • Brian Eno – I’ll Come Running
  • Perfume Genius – Fool
  • Julee Cruise – Falling
  • Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
  • Grace Jones – Nipple To The Bottle
  • Esperanza Spalding – Elevate or Operate
  • The Books – Group Autogenics I
  • Incredible String Band –  A Very Cellular Song
  • King Sunny Ade – Samba / E Falaba Lewe
  • High Wolf – Wild At Heart
  • Sun Araw – Horse Steppin
  • Sun Araw – All  Night Long
  • Maxmillion Dunbar – Sno Mega
  • Kendrick Lamar – Institutionalized
  • Teebs – Windloop
  • Sarah Mary Chadwick – Yunno What
  • Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now
  • The Smiths – What Difference Does It Make?
  • Sleater-Kinney – You’re No Rock’n’Roll Fun
  • Sonic Youth – Schizophrenia
  • Look Blue Go Purple – Year Of The Tiger
  • Bruce Springsteen – Out On The Street
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Ramble Tamble
  • Neil Young – Last Dance
  • Bob Dylan – It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

Wolfpanther vs DJ Torrtoise

Vinyl DJ set at the Metro, 2/10/16. Wolfpanther in plaintext, Torrtoise in italics.

  • Sam Cooke – Trouble in Mind
  • Irma Thomas – She’ll Never Be Your Wife
  • Winifred Attwell – Birth of the Blues
  • Muhal Richard Abrams with Amina Claudine Myers – Down the Street From The Gene Ammons Public School
  • Louis Armstrong – Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
  • John Barry (feat. Louis Armstrong) – We Have All The Time In The World
  • Emmy Lou Harris – Evangeline
  • The Triffids – In The Pines
  • The Kinks – Victoria
  • Ed Kuepper – No Point In Working
  • Sly Dunbar – Senegal Market Place
  • Francis Bebey – Sanza Tristesse
  • Paul Simon – Gumboots
  • The Cyclones with Count Ossie – Meditations
  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Complainte Pour Ste Catherine
  • Areski et Brigitte Fontaine – C’est Normal
  • Joan Baez – Fennario
  • Paul Giovanni / Magnet – Corn Rigs
  • The Band – The Unfaithful Servant
  • Richard & Linda Thompson – Calvary Cross
  • Kate Bush – The Kick Inside
  • Shayne Carter & Peter Jefferies – Randolph’s Going Home
  • The Bee Gees – New York Mining Disaster 1941
  • The Moffs – Another Day In The Sun
  • Split Enz – Pioneer / Six Months In A Leaky Boat
  • Hello Newman – Across The Sea
  • Bryan Ferry – Carrock Fergus
  • Perfume Genius – Fool
  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Side of Fries
  • Jim O’Rourke – Last Year
  • Neil Young – Oh Lonesome Me
  • Peak Twins – Your Love
  • Sinead O’Connor – Mandinka
  • The New Pornographers – The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism
  • The Housemartins – Anxious
  • Wireheads – So Softly Spoken
  • We Free Kings – Old Coal Train
  • Pentangle – Jack Orion
  • Shirley Collins & Davy Graham – Boll Weevil, Holler
  • Julia Holter – Don’t Make Me Over
  • Janis Ian – At Seventeen
  • Camera Obscura – William’s Heart
  • Emmy Lou Harris – Making Believe
  • Bob Dylan – I Shall Be Free No. 10
  • Joan Baez – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright
  • Pearls Before Swine – I Shall Be Released
  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Kiss and Say Goodbye
  • St Vincent – Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood
  • Sinead O’Connor – Troy
  • Fair Maiden – Blue Moon
  • Greta Keller – Blue Moon
  • Beach Boys – Surf’s Up
  • Stereolab – I Was A Sunny Rainphase
  • Orchestra of Spheres – Cluster
  • Tortoise – Rock On
  • James Blake – Limit To Your Love
  • Jessy Lanza – Vivica
  • Kate Bush – In Search of Peter Pan
  • Jane Weaver – You Are Dissolving
  • John Barry – On Her Majesties Secret Service Main Theme
  • Parquet Courts – Human Performance
  • Look Blue Go Purple – Winged Rumour
  • REM – Good Advices
  • The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
  • Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It
  • Blank Realm – Too Late Now
  • Laughing Clowns – Only One That Knows
  • Kim Salmon & the Surrealists – Fix Me Up
  • Scott Walker – The Seventh Seal
  • Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is
  • Aaron Neville – You Can Give But You Can’t Take
  • Brian Eno – Cindy Tells Me
  • The Verlaines – Death And The Maiden
  • Ninetynine – Guest List Girls
  • Weekend – Nostalgia

What Happened In The Senate?

It was my intention to write a post reviewing the outcome of the Senate election once it was finalised, and I may still post about some particular features if they are under discussion, especially if Labor keeps up their ridiculous opposition to the new voting system and continue to blame it for everything (before the election it was going to lock out minor parties and after the election it is responsible for them getting elected!), but otherwise I don’t see much point because Dr Kevin Bonham has written an absolutely superb review of the results of the new senate voting system, covering everything I wanted to say and a whole lot more, and a lot better than I would have, so I just want to point interested people in that direction.

Part 1: http://kevinbonham.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/senate-reform-performance-review-part-1.html

Part 2: http://kevinbonham.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/senate-reform-performance-review-part-2.html

New Senate Terms

It’s really too early to be talking about this, but there has been a bit of talk about it and there seems to be quite a bit of confusion so I wanted to try and clarify the current situation.

Firstly, there is already a great post on this by Antony Green, however being written a while ago it doesn’t cover the actual results of the election. It is here http://blogs.abc.net.au/antonygreen/2016/04/how-long-and-short-terms-are-allocated-after-a-double-dissolution.html

We are still well short of having the full results of the Senate. So far we just have counts of number 1 votes, and even these are well short of being complete, many are around 60% of the electorate. This is enough for us to know which candidates have a guaranteed quota but we know very little about preferences, especially as this is the first election under this system. Kevin Bonham has an informative post on the state of the count here http://kevinbonham.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/2016-senate-postcount-very-long-way.html

There is interest for a couple of main reasons

  • Derryn Hinch has raised the issue
  • Many are wondering whether Pauline Hanson will have a 3 or 6 year term.

Unfortunately an article on the ABC website to answer questions on this actually made some misleading statements and incorrectly claimed that a certain method was advantageous to the major parties – a claim which is demonstrably untrue.

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The Major Parties Do Not Win Because Of Preferences

The purpose of this post is to explain why a common misconception about voting is actually false. The heading is rather general, and by certain interpretations not necessarily true, so I will start by clarifying what I mean precisely. Firstly by “major party” in this post I mean Labor or the Coalition. When I say they don’t win on preferences, I mean that collectively, in the sense that most seats are won by one or the other of them. It happens quite often that preferences will decide which of them will win, but I am saying that preferences are not making it inevitable that one of Labor or the Coalition will win.

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How to vote in the Senate in 2016

Some people are confused about the new senate voting rules, this post gives a simple summary of how to vote – it’s actually easier than ever – and then follows up with much more behind the scenes detail on how it actually works for those who are interested.
While I personally advocate a vote for the Greens, the information in this post is neutral in that it equally applies regardless of who you want to vote for.

1. Basic Voting Instructions

The ballot paper will say to number at least 1 to 6 groups (essentially parties) above the line, or at least 1 to 12 candidates below the line. This is the very simplest description of what to do, either write in number 1,2,3,4,5,6 in boxes above the line, or 1,2,…,11,12 in boxes below the line, or more if you like.

You can see what the paper looks like here, along with the electoral commission’s instructions


These are just the technical requirements, but how should you actually vote based on what you think of the candidates or parties?

The first thing is do you want to vote for parties or candidates. If your choices are purely along party lines (which is perfectly reasonable) in the following ways:

  • You want to vote for party A, then B, then C and so on.
  • You are happy with the order of candidates within each party group

then voting above the line is the best options for you.

On the other hand if you want to order your preferences across party lines, for example you like one candidate from party A best, but your second favourite is from party B, or else you want to rearrange the order within a party group, for example you prefer the third candidate for party A to the first one and want to put them first, then you should vote below the line where you directly select candidates.

The next thing to consider is that you are selecting preferences. This is different to selecting which candidates you like, you may have preferences amongst candidates you don’t like that much but it can be important to express them. The best way to vote is to order as many parties or candidates as possible in such a way that you would always prefer a particular candidate to everyone else below them in your list.

Thus your list may include people you don’t particularly want to be elected, but who you would prefer to some other candidate. This is what your vote should be, you should number every one of these preferences on your ballot. The more candidates you can meaningfully give a preference for, in the sense that you know enough about them to know you prefer them to some other candidate, the better. This ensures that your vote counts as much as possible. It is quite likely that most of these preferences will never be counted, but by voting in this way, you’re not talking any risks, whatever happens in the count your vote will still be counting in a way that supports your genuine preferences.

Update: Immediately after posting this, I found that Antony Green has just posted a guide on Senate voting http://blogs.abc.net.au/antonygreen/2016/06/how-should-you-vote-in-the-senate.html

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