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Re: Australian News Roundup

#691 Post by Niall » Tue 07 Nov 2017, 1:47 pm

SIN wrote:
Wed 25 Oct 2017, 12:23 am
Niall wrote:
Fri 22 Apr 2016, 4:32 pm
the8thark wrote: We have a lot going for it here. But it's as much influenced by the US as it is influenced by the UK and Europe and everywhere else in the world. We are our own unique nation. A big mix of the rest of the world. No one nation has more influence here than any other. But each area has it''s own influences though. Visit different palces in Australia and you'll see how different they are.

If anyone wants to come here, don't expect a 2nd US or a 2nd UK. Expect a nice experience and you will get it.

Hope you can visit here again. Should be a nice time for you.


Thanks for that.
Well, I have to tell you that here in Perth, people aged 40 and under are heavily influenced by the US - the way many people speak mirrors what was once known as California English - eg use of the word 'like' as a filler word or as a substitute for 'said' - "And I was like, 'how can you like not listen to music'".
We must live in 2 different Perth's!
Really? Given the misuse of that apostrophe you may not quite pick up on the detail. ;-) I'm not wishing to come across as smart but there's a chance you may not realise the source of some of the influences. Speech patterns in Perth (and other Australian cities) are greatly influenced by the US. A few weeks ago on the bus, I heard a woman in her early twenties use "like" 16 times in a minute and a half. I deal with people who work in public relations everyday and hear "reaching out" in place of "get into contact with" far more often than I used to. Tell me how much you heard the ubiquitous "touching base" 10 years ago and think about where it came from. It's also far more common to hear people begin an answer to a question with the word "so". None of that originated in the UK or Europe.
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Re: Australian News Roundup

#692 Post by retrofuturist » Fri 10 Nov 2017, 2:42 am

Anyone received the latest releases from the O/S yet? No sign here...

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#693 Post by Andie » Fri 10 Nov 2017, 9:11 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Fri 10 Nov 2017, 2:42 am
Anyone received the latest releases from the O/S yet? No sign here...
Nothing here yet. I just checked how long the last lot of reissues took from the OS & they arrived on the Wednesday of the third week!! So I guess sometime next week :pray:
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#694 Post by Andie » Mon 13 Nov 2017, 6:13 am

Andie wrote:
Fri 10 Nov 2017, 9:11 am
retrofuturist wrote:
Fri 10 Nov 2017, 2:42 am
Anyone received the latest releases from the O/S yet? No sign here...
Nothing here yet. I just checked how long the last lot of reissues took from the OS & they arrived on the Wednesday of the third week!! So I guess sometime next week :pray:
The CD's arrived safely today!! :D
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#695 Post by retrofuturist » Mon 13 Nov 2017, 11:26 am

Ditto. A couple of spindles broken on my Yes case, but nothing that renders it unusable.

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#696 Post by Greendrake » Sun 26 Aug 2018, 8:13 am

Earlier this year there were hints of the possibility of PSB coming to Australia later this year.

Now, as one may guess from the latest Neil's text "Was that the last Super show??" nothing is apparently even being discussed :?
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#697 Post by grantwww » Sun 26 Aug 2018, 12:53 pm

Never say never. Neil was asking a question, not stating a fact.

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#698 Post by dio2005 » Mon 27 Aug 2018, 3:42 am

They would love to come to Australia, but there just needs to be a promoter who will arrange this.

It’s pretty expensive to bring all their equipment here.

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#699 Post by Piotrek » Sun 08 Dec 2019, 4:06 am

There are some Pet Shop Boys bargains to be had on the Australian Amazon site:

Undertow 12" AU$10.43 https://www.amazon.com.au/UNDERTOW-LTD- ... 80&sr=8-10

One Hundred Lyrics Book AU$17.43 https://www.amazon.com.au/Hundred-Lyric ... 59&sr=8-38

I bought Dreamland 12" from Amazon AU for $17.48, but that is no longer available from Amazon only third party overseas sellers.
JB HiFi have the 12" single for $22.99, and if anyone is after it, JB will have 20% off on Wednesday (18/12).

I got the Dreamland CD single from Juno.co.uk which seems to be the cheapest with shipping. Came pretty quickly too.

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#700 Post by retrofuturist » Sun 08 Dec 2019, 4:28 am

Greetings Piotrek,

Thanks for the heads up. I didn't realise Amazon.au had switched to being a real outlet, and not just a retailer of digital content, as they were when they launched... so I will be sure to keep an eye on it moving forward.

Retro. :)

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#701 Post by Piotrek » Sun 08 Dec 2019, 4:35 am

No problem.
If anyone is into physical media buying, there is a great thread here https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/ ... 15/page-55, where people post up to date bargains from Amazon AU.
I've bought some really great stuff at next to nothing. There have been many Pet Shop Boys bargains on there, including cheap Further Listening CDs and vinyl.

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#702 Post by Paulo » Sun 08 Dec 2019, 11:29 am

Thanks for the update Piotrek

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#703 Post by Piotrek » Tue 17 Dec 2019, 1:44 pm

Burning The Heather 7" vinyl is now available to order from Juno.co.uk. Around AU$20 with shipping: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/pet-sho ... 757927-01/

Amazon AU also have it available, but through third party sellers. Around AU$21 with shipping: https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B0 ... OKSS&psc=1

Juno are more likely to package it better, as most of the big third party Amazon AU (Rarewaves etc.) sellers use flimsy bubble envelopes.

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#704 Post by alig » Tue 17 Dec 2019, 2:02 pm

Piotrek wrote:
Tue 17 Dec 2019, 1:44 pm
Burning The Heather 7" vinyl is now available to order from Juno.co.uk. Around AU$20 with shipping: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/pet-sho ... 757927-01/

Amazon AU also have it available, but through third party sellers. Around AU$21 with shipping: https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B0 ... OKSS&psc=1

Juno are more likely to package it better, as most of the big third party Amazon AU (Rarewaves etc.) sellers use flimsy bubble envelopes.
A bit off topic: When did aus amazon become a full retailer?
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Re: Australian News Roundup

#705 Post by Piotrek » Tue 17 Dec 2019, 2:26 pm

alig wrote:
Tue 17 Dec 2019, 2:02 pm
Piotrek wrote:
Tue 17 Dec 2019, 1:44 pm
Burning The Heather 7" vinyl is now available to order from Juno.co.uk. Around AU$20 with shipping: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/pet-sho ... 757927-01/

Amazon AU also have it available, but through third party sellers. Around AU$21 with shipping: https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B0 ... OKSS&psc=1

Juno are more likely to package it better, as most of the big third party Amazon AU (Rarewaves etc.) sellers use flimsy bubble envelopes.
A bit off topic: When did aus amazon become a full retailer?
About two years ago.
The inventory is about a 10th of Amazon US, and most new releases are very late to arrive, but it's better than nothing. Initially in 2017 with the introduction of tax on imported good for individuals Aussies were geoblocked from shopping on Amazon's international sites. This has now been lifted for Amazon US. So between Amazon AU and US, a lot of music releases are well covered.

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