Preference Deal Reality Check

Repost of a comment I made at the Guardian re the press repeating Labor claims of a preference deal without evidence. I don’t know anything of what’s going on within the parties, but I’d like some actual evidence of a preference deal before I start considering the implications of it, many in the press don’t really feel this way though:

So what do we actually know? Kroger has talked about preferencing the Greens ahead of Labor. This is because every election the Liberals hand out how to votes with a full preference ticket, so they need to decide who is last between Labor and Greens. It was an easy choice for them when Labor were the only realistic chance of winning the seat but since Greens started winning seats it has been a vexed issue for the Liberals, particularly in Victoria, and in the past they have gone either way. None of this has anything to do with deals, they are going to put one before the other anyway, and they put Greens above Labor without a deal in 2010 and Labor above Greens without a deal in 2013.

Labor have used this to claim that the Liberals and Greens have done a deal, seemingly a continuation of their strategy of claiming the Greens are close to the Liberals for voting with them occasionally even though the Greens vote with them far less than anybody else in parliament. It’s a win-win strategy for Labor though, either Liberals preference them above Greens and they get the preferences, or Liberals preference Greens above Labor and they claim that they were right there was a deal and try to win votes off that. All of this can happen in the absence of anyone doing any deals at all, especially when the press plays along.

And the press do appear to be reporting this without question. The Greens have said there is no deal. As far as I know nobody in the Liberals has said there is a deal, they have just talked about who they will preference. Has anybody asked Labor for evidence of this deal? If Kroger is supposedly dealing with someone has anyone asked who he is dealing with?

In addition, it is worth remembering that the only preferences that now count are those written on the ballot by the voter themselves anyway.

Wolfpanther vs Frumpy Smock setlist

Setlist from all vinyl DJ set at the Metro, 1/5/16. Wolfpanther in plaintext, Frumpy Smock in italics.

  • The Cure – Pictures of You
  • Dire Straits – Down to the Waterline
  • Dick Diver – Percentage Points
  • A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran
  • Brian Eno – Cindy Tells Me
  • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Nowhere to Run [with Good Morning Vietnam intro]
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Up Around The Bend
  • Steppenwolf – The Pusher
  • Neil Young – LA
  • Melanie – Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)
  • Scott Walker – The Old Man’s Back Again
  • Rowland S Howard – Life’s What You Make Of It
  • Beasts Of Bourbon – Cool Fire
  • JJ Cale – Cajun Moon
  • Steve Reid Ensemble – Jiggy Jiggy
  • Sly & The Family Stone – Hot Fun In The Summertime
  • Funkadelic – Can You Get To That
  • Tom Waits – Step Right Up
  • Tunng – By This
  • Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders – Her Hands
  • Old Mate – Truth Boy
  • Led Zeppelin – The Ocean
  • Bruce Springsteen – Two Hearts
  • Split Enz – Six Months In A Leaky Boat
  • Falling Joys – Nearly A Sin
  • Neil Young – When You Dance I Can Really Love
  • Swervedriver – Laze It Up
  • Deep Purple – Lazy
  • Bushman’s Revenge – Champagne For My Real Friends
  • Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene part IV
  • Burial – Loner
  • Andy Stewart – Donald Where’s You Troosers?
  • John Barry – On Her Majesties Secret Service (Main Theme)
  • Henry Mancini – Baby Elephant Walk
  • Julia Holter – Everytime Boots
  • Ray Charles and Cleo Laine – A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
  • Billy Bang Quintet – Invitation
  • Gong – Perfect Mystery
  • Summer Flake – Tumbling Down
  • Gong – Isle of Everywhere
  • Public Image Ltd – Young Brits
  • Leonard Cohen – Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
  • Pearls Before Swine – I Shall Be Released
  • Rod Stewart – I Didn’t Want To Talk About It
  • The Triffids – Jerdacuttup Man
  • Ween – Help Me Scrape The Mucus Off My Brain
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Higgs Boson Blues
  • The Platters – Ebb Tide
  • Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
  • The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
  • Look Blue Go Purple – As Does The Sun

 

Countering the smears against Richard Di Natale

As a new election approaches I’ve noticed a number of comments in comment threads of articles and Facebook posts attacking the Greens leader Richard Di Natale. Typically they accuse him of not really being Green or of being right wing or secretly in league with the Liberals. None of these accusations stand up to any scrutiny, but they are clearly part of a campaign to discredit him and drive votes away from the Greens. Let’s take a look at why these claims don’t add up.

Where is the evidence?

The whole idea seems to be to construct this narrative around Di Natale taking the party in a radical new direction, but it falls down when you look at what he has actually done. The party’s principles and policies have had no significant changes under his leadership. This isn’t too surprising really, he has a very long involvement in the Greens going back at least to being the top senate candidate in Victoria in 2004, he put a lot of work into the party before becoming an MP. Whenever someone claims that he has taken the party to the right I ask which policies are right wing, and I am yet to get a response of such a policy. You can go and look at them yourself here. http://greens.org.au/policy

Voting record

Rather than policies, what I usually get in response to questions for evidence are instances when the Greens have voted with the Liberal Government in the senate. The first thing to note is that none of these have been to implement right wing policies.

Senate voting reform

Recently the Greens voted for reforms to the Senate voting system. The main motivation was to get rid of Group Voting Tickets which allow parties to allocate voters’ preferences and instead require voters to express their own preferences. So as to not make voting too onerous a task, this also involved allowing ballots without a full set of preferences. While in general I support full preferencing, in a multi-member electorate like the Senate it is less important and is a good trade-off for putting preferences back in the hands of voters.  In fact I previously wrote about voting reform after the 2013 election and again in 2014 when proposals were put forward, and the changes that have been made are in line with what I wanted then.
Perhaps the main point is that supporting these changes is not any radical change of direction for the Greens, Bob Brown first proposed the abolition of group voting tickets in 2004, put forward legislation for it again in 2008 and made it part of his deal with Julia Gillard in 2010. This is very long running Greens policy. In fact, you can even find a speech by Lee Rhiannon in NSW parliament in 1999 proposing similar changes there (which were subsequently brought in by the Labor government).

The main source of the idea that this was somehow right wing was some absolutely woeful reporting in the Fairfax press which just reproduced propaganda by the preference whisperers who had a vested interest in the old system. They ran a scare campaign saying that the changes would hand the Senate to the Liberals, which was based on very deceptive “modelling” which was demolished by various psephologists such as Antony Green and Kevin Bonham.

Pension Changes

In 2007 John Howard splashed around a lot of cash in the budget, desperate to stay in Government. One example was in giving a part pension to people on higher incomes who didn’t previously get it. As a result some people with over a million dollars in assets in addition to their own homes would then qualify for a part pension. The Greens opposed this as they support welfare for those who need it most, and oppose unnecessary middle class welfare. What’s more they have consistently campaigned to improve the pension for the poorest people who rely on it.
Last year the Liberal government, suffering from their own confected budget emergency, needed to claw back some funds and proposed to change pension indexing, effectively winding back John Howard’s changes. The Greens agreed as long as the changes at the lower end went the other way, with poorer people on part pensions receiving the full pension.
Clearly this is not evidence of a recent turnaround in Greens policy since it is in agreement with their position in 2007, and it is hardly a move to right, unless you think John Howard was being a lefty by giving millionaires a pension. The confusion stems from the fact that Labor decided to take the opportunity to run a scare campaign, trying to tell pensioners that the Greens were cutting their pensions.
The full details on pension are here http://greens.org.au/node/11448

What about preference deals?

Also there has been a lot of talk from Labor types about some secret Greens/Liberals preference deal. I have seen zero evidence for such a deal, but I think I can see what their game is.
First lets back up for a minute and remember that thanks to the changes the Greens supported, no party can control anyone’s vote. The only sort of “preferencing” that can now happen is to recommend a preference on a how to vote card. It remains to be seen what people will do with Senate how to vote cards under the new rules, but for the lower house people typically provide a full set of preferences to show a formal vote on their card. An alternative is an open ticket where you ask people to vote 1 for your candidate and then choose their own preferences. The Greens have never recommended preferences for the Liberals. They have sometimes used open tickets to let voters decide for themselves. Given that they are now taking seats from the Liberals (Prahran in Victoria) and Nationals (Ballina in NSW) this makes sense, there may be many voters who would never choose Labor over Liberal, but who would give a first preference to the Greens but might be put off by a how to vote advocating a preference they disagree with.
Now there is a long history of the Liberals, particularly in Victoria, having disagreements over whether to put Labor or Greens last. This has at time had an affect on the outcomes of both Federal and State elections. Michael Kroger has very publicly been pushing the idea of preferencing Labor last, some are using this as basis for their rumours of a deal, but it seems more to do with him floating his idea to get support for it within his own party.
For Labor I think the talk of a deal is a bit of an insurance policy, if Kroger does get his way, then that puts some of their seats at risk, but they hope to get back some votes by claiming that the Greens have done a dirty deal with the Liberals, even though the Liberals are going to have to decide one way or another even in the complete absence of any deals with anybody.

It’s quite clear that the Greens will not recommend preferences for the Liberals, they would surely lose votes by handing out how to votes asking people to do this since the majority of their voters prefer Labor, on the other hand the one person who has been talking about giving preferences to the Liberals is Labor’s Michael Danby, though the party seems to have quietened things down on that.

Related to this topic is a lie that turns up from time to time to try and discredit the Greens, which suggests that Adam Bandt won his seat due to a deal with the Liberals. This is flat out false. The origin of it is that he did win with some preferences from the Liberals who put Labor last on their how to vote card, but this was their policy at the time, they put Labor last in every electorate, there was no deal. At the next election they reversed their policy and put Greens last, so their preferences went to Labor, I don’t see the same people claiming that Labor did a deal with the Liberals then, and the reason is that there was no deal in either case – given that they decided to show a full preference list then they had to put one above the other.

What is really going on?

Labor are feeling threatened by the Greens because they are in real danger of losing seats to them. As a result certain elements in Labor are trying to push the message that the Greens are now close to the Liberals. They are helped by the fact that when Labor and Liberals agree on something, as they do often, it becomes a non-issue for most of the press who focus only on a battle between Labor and Liberal for Government. The positions of these two parties set the frame for what is up for discussion, nothing else gets attention. Thus the lie that the Greens are close to the Liberals, even though they actually oppose them more than anyone else in parliament, can get some traction. The strategy is to repeat the lie often enough that it becomes accepted wisdom.

Wolfpanther vs Home For The Def

All vinyl DJ set at the Metro, 3/1/16. Wolfpanther in plaintext, Home For The Def in italics

  • Maximum Joy – Let It Take You There
  • Jackie Mittoo – Wall Street
  • Neneh Cherry – Out of The Black feat. Robyn
  • Genesis – Who Dunnit?
  • Julia Holter – Vaquez
  • Simon & Garfunkel – Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine (Graduate OST version)
  • Bob Dylan – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  • Don Williams – I Keep Putting Off Getting Over You
  • Matt Sweeney & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Life In Muscle
  • Roger Miller – Heartbreak Hotel
  • Bruce Springsteen – Atlantic City
  • Sacred Cowboys – Nothing Grows In Texas
  • Laughing Clowns – Diabolic Creature
  • Bloodloss – On the Rack
  • Snapper – Hang On
  • Thug  – Dad
  • Einstürzende Neubauten – Morning Dew
  • Flipper – Sacrifice
  • Jesus & Mary Chain – The Hardest Walk
  • The Leaving Trains – She’s Looking At You
  • Sonic Youth – Death To Our Friends
  • Loudmouth – Tear My Hair Out
  • Screamfeeder – Around A Pole
  • Trotsky Icepick – The Light Pours Out Of Me
  • Pan Ron – unknown title
  • Run DMC / Winston Churchill – Walk This Way / various speeches
  • Beastie Boys – Sure Shot
  • Dancin’ Exercise / Arnold Palmer – Another One Bite’s The Dust / Personal Golf Instructions
  • Run The Jewels – A Christmas Fucking Miracle
  • The Art Of Noise feat. Max Headroom – Paranoimia
  • Coldcut – Panopticon
  • Bazz & Pilko – Song For Don
  • Moon Wiring Club – Cobwebby Whodunit
  • Richard Harris – There Are Too Many Saviours On My Cross
  • Ennio Morricone – L’Uomo Dell’Armonica
  • The Veterans – Nigel Gold Grows Old
  • The Advisory Circle with Hong Kong in the 60’s – Seasons Change
  • Pere Ubu – Love Love Love
  • R.E.M. – Stand
  • Fancy – I’m A Woman
  • Roxy Music – A Really Good Time
  • The Dead Milkmen – Life Is Shit
  • Look Blue Go Purple – Cactus Cat
  • Rolf Harris – On My Electric Finger
  • The Builders – Alien
  • The Klaxons – The Clap Clap Sound
  • The Residents – Hello Skinny
  • ALF – Stuck On Earth
  • Nyam Nyam – Fate
  • Murray Head – One Night In Bangkok
  • Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
  • Roger Miller – My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died
  • Blank Realm – Too Late Now
  • Mark “Jacko” Jackson – I’m An Individual
  • Sleaford Mods – Tarantula Deadly Cargo
  • Talking Heads – Drugs
  • Jane Weaver – Your Time In This Life Is Just Temporary
  • Revolver – Heaven Sent An Angel
  • Dick Diver – Year In Pictures
  • Morris Minor & the Majors- Another Boring B-side
  • Dr Alimantado – One Trouble
  • Naram feat. Asher Senator – Mayhem
  • Francis Bebey – Sanza Tristesse
  • High Wolf – Wild At Heart
  • John Callaghan – Give Me Some Air
  • Joanna Newsom – Divers

Wolfpanther vs DJ Featherpants

Setlist from all vinyl set at the Metro, 6/12/15. Wolfpanther in plaintext, DJ Featherpants in italics.

  • John Cale – Half Past France
  • Patti Smith Group – Because the Night
  • Sleater-Kinney – Hey Darling
  • Kenickie – Come Out Tonight
  • Love of Diagrams – Story Up
  • The E-Types – Put The Clock Back On The Wall
  • Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is
  • Crackajacks – Long Blonde Hair
  • Soft Boys – Underwater Moonlight
  • Paris Angels – Perfume
  • Swirl – So Far
  • Shop Assistants – Somewhere In China
  • Lower Plenty – White Walls
  • Triffids – Beautiful Waste
  • The Moffs – Another Day In The Sun
  • The Chills – Pink Frost
  • The Chills – Kaleidoscope World
  • Os Mutantes – Panis et Circenses
  • Robert Wyatt – Team Spirit
  • Still Corners – Don’t Fall In Love
  • Jessica Bailiff – Slowly
  • Grouper – False Horizon
  • Fair Maiden – Blue Moon
  • Woollen Kits – Cheryl
  • Old Mate – Steven
  • XTC – Life Begins At The Hop
  • Toy Love – Squeeze
  • Chris Knox – Not Given Lightly
  • Straitjacket Fits – Down In Splendour
  • Primitives – Thru The Flowers
  • Dead Famous People – Barlow’s House
  • The Clean – Tally Ho
  • The Verlaines – Death and the Maiden
  • The Makers of the Dead Travel Fast – Tael of a Saeghors
  • Listening Center – Our Material
  • Sleep ∞ Over – Outer Limits
  • Circular Keys – Eurogrand
  • Stereolab – Lo Boob Oscillator
  • Broadcast – Look Outside
  • Pel Mel – Shoes Should Fit
  • New Order – Everything’s Gone Green
  • Heaven 17 – (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thing
  • Art Of Noise – Close (To The Edit)
  • Rhoborhythmaticons – Knife + Fork
  • Holly Herndon – Morning Sun
  • 10cc – I’m Not In Love
  • Melanie Oxley & Chris Abrahams – Benchtop
  • The Creatures – Right Now
  • Nancy & Lee – Some Velvet Morning
  • Beasts of Bourbon – Psycho
  • Kim Salmon & the Surrealists – Put Your Trust In Me
  • Teenage Fanclub – God Knows It’s True
  • Truck Train Tractor – Starforce (USA)
  • The Pastels – Different Drum
  • Beat Happening – Cast A Shadow
  • Guided By Voices – Big School
  • Look Blue Go Purple – Safety In Crosswords
  • The Hummingbirds – Get On Down
  • Ed Kuepper – You Must Endure What You Cannot Cure
  • The Grifters – Bronze Cast
  • Sebadoh – Vampire
  • The Lighthouse Keepers – Gargoyle
  • Shayne Carter & Peter Jefferies – Randolph’s Going Home
  • Unrest – Yes She Is My Skinhead Girl
  • Raincoats – Lola
  • Veronica Falls – Beachy Head
  • Terrible Truths – Lift Weights
  • Chook Race – Dentists
  • Laughing Clowns – Ghost Of An Ideal Wife
  • Cheveu – My Answer Is Yes
  • Parquet Courts – Vienna II
  • The Bats – Block Of Wood
  • Jean-Paul Sartre Experience – Flex
  • Christmas Island – Nineteen
  • Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues
  • Todd Rundgren – I Saw The Light
  • Roxy Music – Casanova
  • The Records – Starry Eyes
  • The Shins – Turn A Square
  • The Corn Dollies – Forever Steven
  • Ed Kuepper – Also Sprach The King Of Euro Disco
  • Hellfire Sermons – The Best Laugh I Ever Had
  • The Gist – Love At First Sight
  • McCarthy – Frans Hals
  • Quickspace – The Flat Moon Society
  • Low – If You Were Born Today (Song For Little Baby Jesus)
  • Yo La Tengo – Deeper Into Movies
  • The Sea Urchins – Pristine Christine
  • Belle & Sebastian – Dog On Wheels
  • The Darts – The Boy From New York City
  • Talk Talk – Give It Up
  • Altered Images – Don’t Talk To Me About Love
  • Kate Bush – Hammer Horror
  • Sponooch – Lady Dracula
  • John Callaghan – I’m Not Comfortable Inside My Mind

How to get rid of the two party system

It’s quite common to see people complain about the two party system in Australian politics and wish we could get rid of it. The good news is that we can, and that is because our voting system is not actually a two party voting system at all, the two-party aspect is just an artifact of the way most people choose to vote. The way to get rid of then is easy – vote for somebody else.

What follows is all about why you don’t have to vote for Labor or Liberal, but it isn’t intended to tell you who to vote for. You’ll see my opinions on this on other posts on this blog, but I like to keep posts about the electoral system as neutral as possible. As this is specifically directed to the people who complain about having to vote for the two main parties, then it is mostly explaining why you don’t have to. If you are not one of these people and you like one of the two main parties, then you can go on voting for them.

The reason why many people think that there is a two party system is that election counts are often given in terms of a two-party preferred count. This is not part of the system which determines who wins though, this is just a useful way of viewing the outcome given that the overwhelming majority of voters have voted for two parties (including the coalition as a single party for these purposes). If people voted differently this would be less useful to the point where it might not be used.

It is also commonly thought that preferences somehow inevitably funnel votes to the major parties, but once again this is not true. The result of preferences is to redistribute votes from candidates with a very low vote to their voters next preferences until a candidate has the support of over half the electorate. In almost every electorate the largest primary votes by far are for the Coalition and Labor, so if preferences are distributed, those candidates are likely to survive until later stages of the count and receive preferences – it’s just because of their high primary vote. In fact, in many electorates preferences are not all distributed, or sometimes not even at all if someone already has a majority, thought a distribution is shown for the two-party count. Again, this is just recognising that these two parties are the only ones with enough support to be in the contest for government so this is just a way of measuring their relative support, it is not part of the count which determines the outcome.

One aspect of our election system which does favor dominance by two parties is the use of single member electorates in the lower house. This means that parties with a significant level of support but spread evenly across the country can easily have no representation there as you need to get over 50% after preferences in any individual electorate to win a seat. So this tends to hand most of the seats to the most popular parties, though also it does allow for candidates with a large amount of localised support to do well. This is balanced to some degree by the proportional representation of the Senate. Importantly though, it is still not built into the system that lower house seats must go to the Coalition or Labor, and we see this in practice with Adam Bandt in Melbourne, Andrew Wilkie in Denison, Cathy McGowan in Indi and Bob Katter in Kennedy.

Of course to vote for someone else you need to feel that there is someone else worth voting for. During an election campaign most sources of information will be talking only about the Coalition vs Labor, and quite a bit on the relative personalities of the leaders. To an extent this is fair, the media of course should look at the most likely contenders for the prospective Government, however also it can turn into “horse race” journalism, where it is covered purely as a competition involving points scoring and who is winning, and devoid of any analysis of the merits of the parties’ respective policies. The other main source of information will be info form candidates in your letterbox, once again this is most likely to come from the big parties since they have lots of money from corporate donations, plus incumbents have extra resources available to them as well. All this means you may have to go further to find information on other candidates.

The good news is that if you do like any other candidates, then it is perfectly safe to vote for them without any risk of wasting your vote, because you still get to express preferences for all of the other candidates, so for example if your favoured candidate gets eliminated because not enough other people voted for them,  and it comes down to Labor vs Liberal, you still get a say in it.

If you see no way anyone other than the big parties will win your electorate, but there is someone you prefer, it is still worth voting for them. Firstly because your number one vote determines allocation of public funding, so if you have a favourite candidate this is who you want that money to go to. Secondly, a lot of people feel like this until there is a third candidate that looks like winning. You can see this in the Greens vote in Melbourne, as the vote increased from election to election and it looked more like a winnable seat, many more people decided to vote Green, but it took a bunch of people voting Green before it was obviously winnable to get to this point. Once again, given preferential voting it is a perfectly sensible strategy to vote for who you like, even if only boosting their vote to put them in a winnable position and a later election, since you still express a preference between those likely to win this time. But also – who knows, maybe you’re electorate will be one which elects a different candidate this time.

 

 

 

Wolfpanther vs DJ Trout Fishing

Setlist from all vinyl set at the Metro, 1/11/15. Wolfpanther in plaintext, DJ Trout Fishing in italics.

  • Dave Graney & the White Buffaloes – I’ll Set The Scene
  • The Apartments – Sunset Hotel
  • Neil Young – The Old Country Waltz
  • Silver Jews – Tennessee
  • Dillard & Clark – Train Leaves Here This Morning
  • Bob Dylan – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  • Tidewater – Wild Horse Plains
  • Bonnie `Prince’ Billy – My Life
  • Fairport Convention – Book Song
  • Paul Giovanni & Magnet – Corn Rigs
  • Bert Jansch – Poison
  • Fairport Convention – Matty Groves
  • Phyl Sheridan – Black Gypsy
  • Mike Cooper – In The Morning
  • The Executives – Don’t You Sometimes Baby Find That I Am On Your Mind
  • Nancy & Lee – Greenwich Village Folk Song Salesman
  • The Grateful Dead – Friend of the Devil
  • Ed Kuepper – I Am Your Prince
  • The Bats – Claudine
  • The Great Unwashed – Hold On To The Rail
  • The Triffids – Raining Pleasure
  • Chris Knox – Not Given Lightly
  • The Clean – Slug Song
  • Look Blue Go Purple – I Don’t Want You Anyway
  • Ugly Ugly Ugly – Blowwave
  • Parkay Quarts – Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth
  • Bob Dylan – Tears Of Rage
  • Bob Dylan & The Band – The Weight
  • The Band – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
  • Scott Brothers – Looking Out My Back Door
  • Serge Gainsbourg – Melody
  • Movados – Sha La La
  • ?
  • Donovan – Atlantics
  • Pan Ron – Snaeha
  • Chris Montez – Going Out Of My Mind
  • Jennifer Lara – My Man
  • Dianne And The New Worlds – Come See About Me
  • The Meters – Cissy Strut
  • Dianne And The New Worlds – Babylove
  • Irma Thomas – What’s So Wrong With You Loving Me
  • The Rolling Stones – That’s How Strong My Love Is
  • Aaron Neville – You Can Give But You Can’t Take
  • The Kinks – Got Love If You Want It
  • Old Mate – Steven
  • The Troggs – With A Girl Like You
  • Blank Realm – River of Longing
  • Harry Nillson – Jump Into The Fire
  • Guided By Voices – Weed King / Pimple Zoo
  • Dee Donovan – Radio Song
  • Roy Harper – When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease
  • Colin James, Olive Bice & the Bluebirds – Friend In Need
  • Dick Diver – Left Overs
  • The Burra Boys – Redruth Jail
  • Lower Plenty – White Walls
  • Michael Hurley – Slurf Song
  • Pentangle – Willy Of Winsbury
  • Incredible String Band – October Song
  • Paul Giovanni & Magnet – Willow’s Song
  • Fairport Convention – Autopsy
  • Bill Callahan – Cold Blooded Old Times
  • West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Shifting Sands
  • The Beach Boys – Surf’s Up
  • The Beach Boys – Girl Don’t Tell Me
  • Jesus & Mary Chain – Nine Million Rainy Days
  • New Order – Chosen Time
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Funky Aeco
  • Laughing Clowns – In Front Of Your Eyes
  • Laughing Clowns – Eternally Yours
  • Rowland S Howard – Shivers
  • Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot
  • Wireheads – Billy
  • Sleater-Kinney – Funeral Song
  • Old Mate – Police In The Valley
  • Ought – Habit (I Feel A)
  • Swervedriver – Never Lose That Feeling / Never Learn
  • Peaking Lights – All The Sun That Shines
  • High Wolf – Wild At Heart
  • John Callaghan – I’m Not Comfortable Inside My Mind

Wolfpanther vs Chops!

Setlist from vinyl DJ set at the Metro, 4/10/15. Wolfpanther in plaintext, Chops! in italics.

  • The Panthers – Malkaus
  • Pere Ubu – The Modern Dance
  • The Fall – Middlemass
  • Bitch Prefect – Shipped It
  • Old Mate – Police In The Valley
  • Thigh Master – Head Of The Witch
  • Wireheads – Mack Superliner
  • Nikki Sudden & the Jacobites – Jangle Town
  • Crime & the City Solutions – Six Bells Chime
  • Roy Orbison – Only The Lonely
  • Nancy & Lee – Sand
  • Lee Hazlewood & Suzie Jane Hokom – Califia
  • Beat Happening – Black Candy
  • The Fall – Solicitor In Studio
  • Silver Jews – I’m Gonna Love The Hell Out Of You
  • Gene Clark – Life’s Greatest Fool
  • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Dawn McCarthy – Omaha
  • Meat Puppets – I Split Myself In Two
  • Per Purpose – Loss Recuperation
  • Swell Maps – Spitfire Parade
  • Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love
  • Pete Shelley – Homosapien
  • Public Image Ltd. – Poptones
  • Brian Eno – Mother Whale Eyeless
  • The Gist – Love At First Sight
  • Talking Heads – Girlfriend Is Better
  • Kate Bush – Moving
  • The Smiths – I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish
  • Look Blue Go Purple – Winged Rumour
  • Go-Betweens – Sunday Night
  • Art Of Fighting – In No Good Way
  • Split Enz – Six Months In A Leaky Boat
  • REM – I Could Turn You Inside Out
  • The Triffids – Save What You Can
  • Ed Kuepper – You Must Endure What You Cannot Cure
  • Nikki Sudden – Stuck On China
  • Laughing Clowns – Just Because I Like
  • Go-Betweens – Ask
  • The Wreckery – Everlasting Sleep
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – All Tomorrow’s Parties
  • The Dirty Three – Hope
  • David Bowie – Station To Station
  • Dick Diver – Percentage Points
  • Dick Diver – Flying Teatowel Blues
  • The Triffids – Being Driven
  • Brian Eno – Cindy Tells Me
  • Mike Cooper – Don’t Talk Too Fast
  • Nathan Roche – Serafina
  • Bob Dylan – Meet Me In The Morning
  • The Byrds – Nothing Was Delivered
  • Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is
  • David Bowie – Win
  • Swervedriver – The Director’s Cut Of Your Life
  • Total Control – Carpet Rash
  • Pixies – Is She Weird
  • Modern Lovers – Old World
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • Captain Beefheart – Clear Spot
  • Sleater-Kinney – You’re No Rock’n’Roll Fun
  • Sonic Youth – Reena
  • Sleater-Kinney – Memorize Your Lines
  • The Triffids – Raining Pleasure
  • Raincoats – Lola
  • David Bowie – Boys Keep Swinging
  • Suicide – Cheree
  • The Feelies – The Boy With The Perpetual Nervousness
  • The Twerps – Shoulders
  • David Bowie – Scary Monsters & Super Creeps
  • Black Sabbath – After Forever
  • Neil Young – Hey Hey My My (Into The Black)
  • Richard & Linda Thompson – Calvary Cross
  • David Bowie – Heroes / Helden
  • Beasts of Bourbon – Black Milk
  • Scientists – Revhead
  • The Triffids – Just Might Fade Away
  • The Feelies – The Last Roundup
  • The Fall – In The Park
  • The Fall – Totally Wired
  • The Wedding Present – Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
  • The Gun Club – The House On Highland Ave
  • Parquet Courts – Raw Milk
  • Avant Gardeners – Story of My Life
  • Shayne Carter & Peter Jefferies – Randolph’s Going Home
  • Brian Eno – The True Wheel
  • Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders – Model Worlds
  • David Bowie – Fame
  • Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
  • Nikki Sudden – Channel Steamer
  • Beastie Boys – Super Disco Breakin’
  • Roxy Music – More Than This

Wolfpanther vs DJ Power Thighs

Setlist from vinyl DJ set at the Metro, 13/9/15. Wolfpanther in plaintext, DJ Power Thighs in italics.

  • The Triffids – Suntrapper
  • Rose Tattoo – One Of The Boys
  • Bored Games – Marilyn Monroe
  • Exploding White Mice – Fear (Late At Night)
  • Screamfeeder – Tower
  • Public Image Ltd – Annalisa
  • Talking Heads – Memories (Can’t Wait)
  • The Fall – Bombast
  • Mark Stewart & the Mafia – Learning To Cope With Cowardice
  • The Inner Space – Agilok & Blubbo
  • Jane Weaver – Mission Desire
  • Divine – I’m So Beautiful
  • 52nd Street – Cool As Ice (Jellybean Mix)
  • Bronski Beat – Johnnie Remember Me
  • Listening Centre – Quotidian Forgotten
  • Ringo – Legalize It (Don’t Criticize It)
  • Sister Nancy – Bam Bam
  • The Marvels – Rocksteady
  • Dr Alimantado – Born For A Purpose
  • Tina Turner – Bet’cha Can’t Kiss Me (Just One More Time)
  • Booker T & the MGs – Green Onions
  • Marcus Hook Roll Band – Natural Man
  • Guided By Voices – Do The Earth
  • Stevie Wright – Hard Road
  • Times New Viking – Love
  • The Saints – Erotic Neurotic
  • Toy Love – Squeeze
  • Cosmic Psychos – Down On The Farm
  • Feedtime – Clowns
  • Protex – Strange Obsessions
  • The Apartments – Help
  • Royal Trux – Water Park
  • Hydromedusa – Weight of the Universe
  • Dead Boys – What Love Is
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Suzie Q
  • Aretha Franklin – Think
  • Otis Redding – Home In Your Heart
  • Betty LaVette – Do Your Duty
  • Laughing Clowns – Sometimes
  • Franki Valli & the Four Seasons – Walk Like A Man
  • Super Wild Horses – Adrian
  • Exploding Hearts – Rumors In Town
  • Sleater-Kinney – Hubcap
  • Penetrators – Life Stinks
  • Rowland S Howard – Exit Everything
  • Prince Philip – Another Fool Like Me
  • Beasts Of Bourbon – Words From A Woman To Her Man
  • Dead Ghosts – When It Comes To You
  • Husker Du – Celebrated Summer
  • Lecherous Gaze – Bagagazo
  • Pin Group – Jim
  • Mike Cooper – Don’t Talk Too Fast
  • Nancy & Lee – Some Velvet Morning
  • Linda Perhacs – Sandy Toes
  • Yo La Tengo – Naples
  • Serge Gainsbourg – Pauvre Lola
  • Bob Dylan & The Band – It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
  • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Old Match
  • Dick Diver – Percentage Points
  • Ed Kuepper – You Must Endure What You Cannot Cure
  • Look Blue Go Purple – Circumspect Penelope
  • Jean-Paul Sartre Experience – Own Two Feet

Wolfpanther vs DJ Masterchef

Vinyl DJ set from the Metro, 2/8/15. Wolfpanther in plaintext, DJ Masterchef in italics.

  • Earth – There is a Serpent Coming
  • Rowland S Howard – Golden Age of Bloodshed
  • Native Cats – I Remember Everyone
  • Swell Maps – Collision With A Frogman Vs. The Mangrove Delta Plan
  • Dave Graney with the White Buffaloes – I’ll Set The Scene
  • Crime & The City Solution – Adventure
  • The Triffids – Field of Glass
  • Kid Congo – In the Heat Of The Night
  • Bruce Springsteen – State Trooper
  • Magazine – The Light Pours Out
  • The Fall – Mountain Energi
  • The Pastels – Baby Honey
  • Truck Train Tractor – Long Time Gone
  • Venom P Stinger – Inside The Waiting Room
  • The Dead C – Power (Fallujah Version)
  • Die Haut – Sad Dark Eyes
  • Einstürzende Neubauten – Morning Dew
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Stranger Than Kindness
  • Serge Gainsbourg – La Chanson De Prévert
  • Françoise Hardy – Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles
  • Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood – I’ve Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me
  • Rowland S Howard & Lydia Lunch – Some Velvet Morning
  • Ensemble Pearl – Painting On A Corpse / Wray
  • The Swans – My Birth
  • Shellac – Song Of The Minerals
  • Mob – Glass Eye
  • New War – Ghostwalking
  • Rule of Thirds – Fingerprints
  • Sonic Youth – Cotton Crown
  • Anita Lane – Lost In Music
  • The Swans – Love Will Save You
  • Cabaret Voltaire – Do The Mussolini
  • Shark Vegas – You Hurt Me
  • Gang Of Four – I Love A Man In Uniform
  • Coldcut – More Beats & Pieces
  • James Chance & the Contortions – Almost Black
  • Laughing Clowns – Sometimes
  • The Birthday Party – Deep In The Woods
  • Shayne Carter & Peter Jefferies – Randolph’s Going Home
  • Karen Dalton – Katie Cruel
  • Pentangle – Willy O’ Winsbury
  • Shangri-Las – Give Him A Great Big Kiss
  • Curley Moore – Don’t Pity Me
  • Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot – Bonny & Clyde
  • Paul Giovanni & Magnet – Gently Johnny
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Wanted Man
  • Bob Dylan & The Band – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  • The Gun Club – Goodbye Johnny
  • Parquet Courts – Borrowed Time
  • Talking Heads – New Feeling
  • Delicate Steve – Wally Wilder
  • Dick Diver – Year In Pictures
  • Ed Kuepper – Burned My Fingers