2015 Triple J Hottest 100: which songs will top the iconic music list?

2015 Triple J Hottest 100: which songs will top the iconic music list? Hilltop Hoods
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Vance Joy

Peking Duk

Chet Faker

Glass Animals

Asgeir

Chvches

Ed Sheeran

Alt J

TweetFacebookAccording to their lists there’s a host of artists in contention, with Chet Faker, Peking Duck andHilltop Hoods among the favourites.

Will Cosby Sweater, Talk is Cheap or Stolen Dance take top billing? Only time will tell.

We’d love to hear your input as well.

Vote for your choice in the following poll and/or submit your top five predictions in the comments section below the story.

All right, enough stalling: here’s our Fairfax Media “expert” opinions:

1.High – Peking Duk (video below)

2.Talk is Cheap – Chet Faker

3.Mess is Mine – Vance Joy

4.Gooey – Glass Animals

5.Cosby Sweater – Hilltop Hoods

1. Cosby Sweater – Hilltop Hoods (video below)

2. 1989 – Chet Faker

3. High – Peking Duk

4. King and Cross – Asgeir

5. Do I Wanna Know You – Chvches

1. Talk is Cheap – Chet Faker

2. Stolen Dance – Milky Chance

3. Cosby Sweater – Hilltop Hoods

4. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran (video below)

5. Shake it off – Taylor Swift

1. High – Peking Duk

2. Talk is Cheap – Chet Faker

3. Stolen Dance – Milky Chance (video below)

4. Take Me Over – Peking Duk

5. Cosby Sweater – Hilltop Hoods

1. Stolen Dance – Milky Chance

2. Left Hand Free – Alt J (video below)

3. Talk is Cheap – Chet Faker

4. Mess is Mine – Vance Joy

5. West Coast – James Vincent McMorrow

1.Talk is Cheap – Chet Faker (video below)

2.High – Peking Duck

3.1989 – Chet Faker

4.Stolen Dance – Milky Chance

5.Cosby Sweater – Hilltop Hoods

1. Take me to Church – Hozier (video below)

2. Mess is Mine – Vance Joy

3. Talk is Cheap – Chet Faker

4. Tightrope – Illy

5. Chandelier – Sia

Do you agree or disagree with these lists? We’d love to hear from you, so please submit your comments and alternative lists in the ‘Comments’ section below.

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Between Here & Home: Every day is whacking day

CHANNEL surfing atthe weekend left no doubt that we’re deep in the heart of an Australian summer. Asia Cup on SBS, Big Bash cricket on Ten, tennis night and day on Seven.
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Summer is about whacking balls, and it’s plain un-Australian not to adore every sweaty, highly-strung, sledge-riddled second of it.

January sorts out the die-hards from the back page flippers.

The tennis tragics happy to insert matchsticks beneath the eyelids if an Aussie player has a sniff, even as the clock ticks past midnight. To hell with work tomorrow.

I don’t hate sport by any stretch. I spend January scanning the sports pages for any skerrick of AFL news.

But there’s a limit to how long I can sit in front of the telly and watch beautiful people in expensive clothing whack balls at one other.

Just as it did back in our suburban backyard circa 1977, watching sport on TV still makes me want to get outside and have a whack for real.

Seventy-seven was the year of the famous centenary test and my best friend and I were cricket-obsessed.

During the five days of a test, we’d be out in the backyard early, preparing the pitch for our own epic, two-person test matches; getting in as many overs as we could before the heat of the day.

We took our cricket seriously. Using the official score sheets from the Cricket Annual, we’d flip to decide who would be Australia and who’d be stuck with England, then bat and bowl our way through the order.

On those school holiday mornings, Dennis Lillee bowled from the plum tree end to Derek Randall. David Hookes whacked the tape-swaddled tennis ball over the Sullivan’s fence for six (and out).

My friend spun the ball like Derek Underwood until his fingers wore out, with an uncanny knack for finding the exposed roots of the pear tree at the vegie garden end.

After lunch, we’d retire to the darkened lounge room, the electric fan whirring, flavoured ice blocks in cones, and watch our heroes.Rick McCosker batting with his broken jaw swathed in bandages. Derek Randall almost saving the match with 174. Me, dreaming of my own big innings the next day.

When the Australian open tennis came around it was the same deal. A rope slung across the backyard – bed sheets hung for a net.Roscoe Tanner and Ken Rosewall battling it out in a Broadmeadows backyard.

My poor dad. It’s a wonder he ever got any grass to grow.

This week my 16-year-old and I have been down at our local court mostnights – weeds sprouting from the baseline – bullants instead of ball boys.

It’s a long way from Rod Laver Arena, but strangely healing to whack tennis balls at one another as the sun sets over the paddocks.

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‘Bring prices down’

UNFAIR: Member for Murrumbidgee Adrian Piccoli believes petrol prices in the Leeton shire area are still too high compared to those in the city.
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THE cost of petrol is still too high in country NSW, according to Member for Murrumbidgee Adrian Piccoli.

Last week he slammed petrol providers, appealing for a fair go for Leeton consumers.

“You know how quick they are to increase prices when the price of oil goes up – if only they were as quick to reduce the price when it goes down.”

The average price of petrol in Leeton sits at $1.21per litre.

“It’s still $1.20 for regular unleaded fuel as opposed to $1.02 when I was in Sydney on the weekend,” Mr Piccoli said.

When asked if regional outlets can be excused for the price differential due to a lower turnover of fuel, Mr Piccoli asserted that operating costs are lower in country NSW.

“I think $1.10 is a bit more reasonable.”

Petrol operators have repeatedly blamed the cost of transporting petrol from the terminal to regional centres, but motorists have questioned the premium of that size.

MrPiccolisaidthe most dominant fuel companies would be scrutinised closely in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission investigation.

NRMA director Graham Blight said the company had recently completed a petrol price analysis, which revealed Australian motorists weresaving up to $25 million per day since the price of oil halved.

“When you see the prices elsewhere you start to realise a lot of our blokes are not giving us a fair deal,” MrBlight said.

“We don’t mind local blokes making a profit …but it’s when they seem to take too much that we get angry.”

Mr Blight said motorists should be using social media to discourage “unfair” petrol prices.

He said regional motorists were still yet to see the full savings.

Readers expressed their frustration over the high price of petrol through social media and believe “enough is enough”.

“I paid 99.9 cents per litre in Wollongong on the weekend. Why are we still being charged 20 plus cents more per litre?” Sarah Thomas said.

“It is nice to se the price at the pump drop again over the weekend but why are we in Griffith (and Leeton), which is classed as country NSW, paying more than Sydney. To me that is a rip off,” Charles Hender said.

In early January, the price of petrol in Leetonwas at a high of $1.34.

Mr Blight said the cost of transporting fuel was about three cents per litre.

Other regional centres surrounding Leeton shire have the same concerns, but somehave experienced lower than usual prices.

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Three keen teens had a ball

GOOD EXPERIENCE: Gabby Mitton, Sebastian Seaman and Dominique Mitton all had the time of their tennis lives as ball kids during the Sydney International last week. Photo: PHILL MURRAY 112014ptennisTHREE Bathurst tennis-following teenagers had a tonne of work to do at the Sydney International last week – but they enjoyed every minute of it.
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Sebastian Seaman and sisters Gabby and Dominique Mitton were selected back in November to be part of the tournament as ball kids.

They had to go through a rigorous training and selection process to earn the call-up, and theactual job at one of the traditional lead-up tournaments to the Australian Open proved just as demanding.

It might seem like a basic kind of job in comparison to the umpires and linespeople, but there are high expectations on the ball kids and all three of the Bathurst representatives were up to it.

Seaman was in the action for the entirety of the tournament, while the Mitton sisters had to leave early due to other commitments.

They all spent plenty of time on centre court sharing a small space with some of the biggest names in the sport.

“They all had a ball. They got to stand in some really good matches and watch some qualitytennis from a pretty unique vantage point,” said Bathurst Tennis Centre manager Andrew Mitton, who arranged the initial trials.

“It was a fantastic experience for all of them.

“Speaking to my girls, they said that they found the on-court stuff with some of the top players really interesting, just to listen to them muttering to themselves and getting a close-up impression of their on-court demeanour.

“They heard a fair bit of swearing, too.”

While it was potentially a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get so close to the best players in the world, it was strictly a volunteer effort for all the kids involved.

That said, it was well worth the time, according to Andrew Mitton.

“They get given a couple of shirts and hats and their meals are supplied, so all that stuff is covered, but they don’t actually get paid to do it,” he said.

“I know that on one night Dom ended up staying on court until 3.30am. She spent about 12 hours on court in total that day and it is pretty demanding.

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Great Australia Day Quiz

It’s Australia Day and it’s a great Australian tradition to spend the day on a few Aussie pursuits – cricket, having a barbie and relaxing in the hammock. Try adding our quiz into the list of Aussie things you have a go at this year. Questions have been sourced from some great Australian sites such as the National Australia Day Council’s website, with a few thrown in by our NVI staff!
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Question 1.

Answers at the bottom of the page.

1. Let’s start with an easy one. Where is the Big Prawn?

2. What is the floral emblem of Australia?

3. Which Queensland city, famous for its sun and surf, was known as Elston until 1933?

4. Who was the most recent Australian to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon?

5. Name one of the people on the current issue $100 note?

6. What town is known as the Koala Capital of the World?

7. What is the common name of the Ornithorhynchus anatinus?

8. Where did Banjo Paterson write the words to Waltzing Matilda?

9. What was the name of the grocer played by comedian Mark Mitchell on television’s The Comedy Company?

10. How many overs does it take to bowl 26 balls?

11. What natural disaster killed 13 people in Newcastle on December 28, 1989?

12. In what year was Miranda Kerr born?

13. Australians hold the world record for which amazing feat? a) fastest beer bottle opening; b) largest Christmas cracker; c) most sheep sheared in 24 hours; d) largest chicken dance?

14. What is Australia’s largest inland city?

15. Which horse won the Melbourne Cup in 2014?

16. According to ARIA certifications, what is the best-selling album of all time in Australia?

17. Which of the following are Australian inventions? a) the black box flight recorder; b) the bionic ear; c) the refrigerator; d) the Hills Hoist clothesline; e) all of the above.

18. What outback town’s population swells from 120 to crowds of more than 5000 for a horse racing carnival?

19. What was Sir Donald Bradman’s batting average?

20. What is Australia’s largest native bird?

21. What is golfer Greg Norman’s nickname?

22. Who designed the Sydney Opera House?

23. Is Australia’s highest mountain Mt Kosciusko: a) 1832m high; b) 2228m high; or c) 3427m high?

24. How many times has Queen Elizabeth visited Australia?

25. In rhyming slang, what is a dog’s eye?

26. Who won consecutive Gold Logies from 1997 to 2000?

27. Where is the Dog on the Tuckerbox monument?

28. How many players are there in an Australian Rules team?

29. How many ships were in the First Fleet?

30. What is Australia’s most easterly point?

31. Who was Australian of the Year in 2014?

32. What is the highest grossing Australian film of all time?

33. What do you call a group of lyrebirds?

34. What year did Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin?

35. How many albums did the late Slim Dusty record?

36. Who was the first Australian to win the Booker Prize?

37. What is the largest lake in Australia?

38. In what year was decimal currency introduced?

39. Which comedian was known as the “Little Aussie Bleeder”?

40. What year was the controversial dismissal of the Whitlam government?

41. Who is the longest serving presenter of Playschool?

42. Which Aussie band led to the formation of the Wiggles?

43. What is Kylie Minogue’s nickname?

44. What is Australia’s longest running TV show?

45. Who was the first Aboriginal Australian to win an Olympic gold medal?

46. In what state or territory was the highest recorded temperature of 53 degrees recorded?

47. What is the second largest city in NSW?

48. How many toes does an emu have?

49. How many gold medals did Australians win at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games?

50. Which singer released the album Physical in 1981?

51. Which actor has had leading roles in Phar Lap, The Man from Snowy River and Eureka Stockade?

52. Which prime minister issued a public apology to members of the Stolen Generations on behalf of the Australian government?

53. How much of Australia is classfied as desert: a) 8%; b) 16%; c) 25%; d) 35%?

54. What is Australia’s largest non-salt lake?

55. Who are the actors who play Kath and Kim?

56. Who is the only person to have been awarded both the Australian of the Year and the Young Australian of the Year titles?

57. Who was the racehorse known as the Goondiwindi Grey?

58. In what year did Canberra’s “new” Parliament House open?

59. What animal featured on the 2c coin?

60. Who wrote Cloudstreet?

61. Cate Blanchett has received an Academy Award nomination for what movie?

62. What did the “A.B.” stand for in poet A. B. Banjo Paterson’s name?

63. What is the tallest waterfall in Australia?

64. Which of the following is not an Australian innovation? a) Chiko Roll; b) lawn sprinkler; c) plastic bank notes; d) dual flush toilet; e) wine cask?

65. What is Australia’s fastest train?

Answers:

1. Ballina

2. Wattle

3. Surfers Paradise

4. Lleyton Hewitt

5. Dame Nellie Melba and Sir John Monash

6. Gunnedah

7. Platypus

8. Winton

9. Con the Fruiterer

10. 4.33

11. An earthquake

12. 1983

13. b) largest Christmas cracker

14. Canberra

15. Protectionist

16. Bat Out of Hell, by Meatloaf, (it is followed by Whispering Jack, by John Farnham)

17. e) all of the above

18. Birdsville

19. 99.94, but 100 would be close enough!

20. The emu

21. The Great White Shark

22. Joern Utzon

23. b) 2228m high

24. 16. She is the only reigning monarch of Australia to have set foot on Australian soil

25. A pie

26. Lisa McCune

27. Snake Gully, 8km from Gundagai, NSW

28. 18

29. 11

30. Cape Byron, Byron Bay.

31. AFL player and community leader Adam Goodes

32. Crocodile Dundee

33. A musket

34. 1974

35. 103

36. Thomas Keneally

37. Lake Eyre, which is 144 km long and 77 km wide

38. 1966

39. Norman Gunston

40. November 11, 1975

41. Benita

42. The Cockroaches

43. The Singing Budgie

44. Four Corners, 53 years

45. Nova Peris

46. Queensland

47. Newcastle

48. Three

49. Two – Steven Bradbury and Alisa Camplin

50. Olivia Newton-John

51. Tom Burlinson

52. Kevin Rudd on February 13, 2008

53. d) 35%

54. Lake Mackay, Western Australia

55. Jane Turner and Gina Riley

56. Cathy Freeman

57. Gunsynd

58. 1988

59. The frilled neck lizard

60. Tim Winton

61. Elizabeth

62. Andrew Barton

63. Wallaman Falls, in Queensland

64. b) lawn sprinkler

65. The Tilt Train, which travels between Brisbane and Cairns at speeds of up to 160km an hour.

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