My talk with Peter Black on 4ZzZ-FM this week covered a range of topics which regularly appear at the start of a new year, including the release of 30 year old Cabinet papers, new laws coming into effect, end of year lists and campaigning for the next US Congressional elections. We also spoke of the enormous and tragic floods hitting much of Queensland. (You can donate to the public flood appeal at this link.)
Another thing that happens every new year is 4ZzZ’s Hot 100, a poll of listerners’ favourite tunes from the preceding year. In a nice coincidence, the local band which got the number 1 spot this time is by Tranvsaal Diamond Syndicate. The band not only found themselves stranded in Rockhampton by the floods – but their winning song, Home, was written about the city. A very apt candidate for my local band of the week mention.