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Join Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe as they debrief on the biggest conversations of the week about music, art, life and stuff.

Bang On brings together two of Australia’s most respected and most loved music journalists and presenters – who are also great friends, with your one stop shop for all the conversations you need to be across this week (but just don’t have the time to read a think-piece about).

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    • 4.2 • 13 Ratings

Join Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe as they debrief on the biggest conversations of the week about music, art, life and stuff.

Bang On brings together two of Australia’s most respected and most loved music journalists and presenters – who are also great friends, with your one stop shop for all the conversations you need to be across this week (but just don’t have the time to read a think-piece about).

    #174: Lorde, Hacks, Mare of Easttown Finale

    #174: Lorde, Hacks, Mare of Easttown Finale

    The meme machine has been in overdrive this week, with Lorde dropping new visual clues on her new music, and Gladys pretending to watch the rugby. It’s what we need in these lockdown times, thank you, the internet.

    A beautiful piece on senior singles has us contemplating the importance of different kinds of relationships with others, and ourselves.

    And a long read on the absence of women in visual art has got us finding our own black spot of understanding.

    Crocs have had a cracker this week too, with not one but two high profile collabs being revealed.

    And we’re watching a lot, including the new heist show on SBS, The Unusual Suspects, and Hacks starring the incredible Jean Smart.

    Plus, it’s a bang bonus! Stick around till the very end as we debrief on Mare of Easttown, by popular demand.

     

    Show notes:

    Lorde memes: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/news/musicnews/lorde-tease-new-music-solar-power-memes-ass-butt-cheeks/13378044
    Gladys Berejiklian memes: https://junkee.com/gladys-berejiklian-state-of-origin-coke-meme/297730
    Gleefully single seniors: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/jun/06/gleefully-single-seniors-if-i-wanted-to-feel-complete-it-had-to-come-from-within
    Old women: https://believermag.com/old-women/
    Diplo Crocs: https://www.crocs.com/collaborations/diplo.html
    Balenciaga Crocs: https://www.elle.com/uk/fashion/trends/g36656071/croc-collaborations/
    The Unusual Suspects: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/the-unusual-suspects
    Hacks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE51pzVpwBg&ab_channel=HBOMax
    Mare of Easttown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm7RmpzCeyk&ab_channel=HBO
    Angourie Rice music picks: https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/mare-of-easttown-angourie-rice-music/

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    Bang On is produced by Double J and is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 45 min
    #173: Naomi Osaka, Bo Burnham, Channel 9

    #173: Naomi Osaka, Bo Burnham, Channel 9

    A tennis champion’s decision to not partake in press conferences has got everyone talking, and it raises questions again about old ways falling, and respecting mental health, rising.

    Channel 9’s vaccination push has hit a bung note for everyone who doesn’t have straight blonde hair, and the internet is ablaze with millennial Bo Burnham’s new Netflix special, shot through the pandemic last year.

    Meanwhile as Myf and Zan continue Lockdown 4.0, there’s plenty to watch and read.

    Myf is loving a new show on SBS called Creamerie, while Zan is whipping through Tracey Thorn's book My Rock n’ Roll Friend.

     

    Show notes: 

    We’re Not the Good Guys: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2021/may/31/were-not-the-good-guys-osaka-shows-up-problems-of-press-conferences?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
    Tracey Holmes on Naomi Osaka: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-02/grand-slam-bosses-respond-poorly-to-osaka-french-open-withdrawal/100185462
    Jan Fran on Channel 9: https://twitter.com/Jan__Fran/status/1399552215379943430
    Bo Burnham’s “Inside”: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/the-latest/bo-burnham-inside-netflix-special-review-feature-pandemic-art/13369788
    Kate Winslet: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/jun/01/kate-winslet-says-she-refused-offer-to-edit-sex-scene-showing-bulgy-belly
    Matt LeBlanc is every Irish uncle: https://www.vulture.com/2021/05/matt-leblanc-irish-uncle-twitter-meme-after-friends-reunion.html
    My Rock n’ Roll Friend: https://allenandunwin.com/browse/books/other-books/My-Rock-n-Roll-Friend-Tracey-Thorn-9781838854041
    Creamerie: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/creamerie


    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

     

    Bang On is produced by Double J and is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 35 min
    #172: Taika’s Thruple, Bisexual Bachelorette, Sinead’s Rememberings

    #172: Taika’s Thruple, Bisexual Bachelorette, Sinead’s Rememberings

    Well what a week it’s been. An all night party at Taika Waititi’s Sydney pad has tongues wagging, meanwhile the Bachelorette is Bi, and men and women will battle it out for her affections.

    Reconciliation Week has kicked off, and we reflect on the fight for Indigenous recognition and non-Indigenous Australia’s responsibilities in moving forward.

    Sinéad O’Connor has penned a memoir, and spoken with the New York Times about how she saw everything unfold in the early part of her career.

    And some short reads on revenge bedtime procrastination and adult apartments have us screaming in agreeance and shame all at once.

    Meanwhile Myf is banging on about the Tina Turner doco, and Zan is bathing in public art.

     

    Show notes:

    Taika’s Thruple: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/taika-waititi-spotted-kissing-both-rita-ora-and-tessa-thompson-at-the-same-time/news-story/8d5b2196e6f80575e8b77350366443fc
    Tessa Thompson: https://www.eonline.com/au/news/1273470/tessa-thompson-spotted-kissing-model-zac-stenmark-after-rita-ora-and-taiki-waititi-outing
    The Linda Linda’s: https://www.npr.org/2021/05/24/999757630/fresh-off-a-viral-library-gig-the-linda-lindas-get-a-record-deal
    Author Eric Carle dies: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/may/27/eric-carle-author-and-illustrator-of-the-very-hungry-caterpillar-dies-at-91
    The Uluru Statement from the Heart: https://ulurustatement.org/the-statement
    National Reconciliation Week: https://www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week/
    Sinéad O’Connor: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/18/arts/music/sinead-oconnor-rememberings.html
    Revenge Bedtime Procrastination: https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/revenge-bedtime-procrastination-what-it-is-and-why-we-fall-for-it-20210521-p57u20.html
    Sinead Stubbins’ on Adult Apartments: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/may/25/a-handheld-grater-will-make-guests-want-to-have-sex-with-you-the-anatomy-of-a-grown-up-apartment
    Tina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9IkVtLvflU&ab_channel=HBO

    RISING: Melbourne: https://rising.melbourne/
    Vivid Sydney: https://www.vividsydney.com/
    Illuminate Adelaide: https://www.illuminateadelaide.com/events
    Darwin Festival: https://www.darwinfestival.org.au/


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    Bang On is produced by Double J and recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 40 min
    #171: Pam and Tommy, Defending Keanu, Puffa

    #171: Pam and Tommy, Defending Keanu, Puffa

    A new TV series on Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s whirlwind romance has Courtney Love calling b******t, and us thinking about how we witness other people’s trauma as entertainment.

    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues, but it feels as though more people are publicly speaking out about it. We think about what has changed.

    A spirited defence of Keanu Reeves has us fist pumping, especially Myf who has had a front row seat to this screen angel’s chill vibe.

    And as the mercury drops across the nation, it’s Puffa season. But where did this shapeless cloud coat even come from. We explain.

    Meanwhile Myf is lapping up the fashion bio-series on Halston, and Zan is all about the self-love with Rosa’s Wedding.

     

    Show notes:

    Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee TV series: https://www.nme.com/news/tv/courtney-love-calls-upcoming-pam-and-tommy-tv-series-fucking-outrageous-2941465
    RATM on “Free Palestine”: https://www.pedestrian.tv/entertainment/rage-against-the-machine-free-palestine/
    How Black Lives Matter changed the conversation about Israel and Palestine: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/05/black-lives-matter-israel-palestine.html
    Betoota: https://www.instagram.com/p/CO9GCCDjCe7/
    In Defence of Keanu: https://www.smh.com.au/culture/movies/in-defence-of-keanu-humanity-s-gentle-emissary-who-never-claimed-to-be-a-great-actor-20210514-p57s0n.html
    Cheugy mug: https://shop.reductress.com/collections/frontpage/products/stay-cheugy-mug-with-color-inside
    A brief history of the Puffa: https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/the-puffer-jacket-trend-no-one-saw-coming-colour-20210512-p57r4d.html
    Halston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCgdWHwEnrg&ab_channel=Netflix
    Rosa’s Wedding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9wXxiMSuE8&ab_channel=TheMatchFactory


    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

     

    Bang On is produced by Double J and is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 39 min
    #170: Bennifer, Australian Music’s #MeToo, Girls5eva

    #170: Bennifer, Australian Music’s #MeToo, Girls5eva

    We’re making sense of the world around us once again, including why Matt Damon is hanging out at a TAB, and whether Ben Affleck and J-Lo are having a red hot go at it again.

    There’s a Cheugy update and it relates to NFT’s. Don’t worry, we’ll explain.

    Extensive research into the harassment, assault, and disrespect of women in Australia’s music industry is in the news again, and while it feels like the volume is being turned up we wonder if and when the reckoning will happen in our local scene.

    Meanwhile, Myf is snacking on a new series about a reformed girl group called Girls5eva, while Zan is finally getting around to one of Myf’s recommends from last year.

     

    Show notes:

    Cheugy has been sold as an NFT: https://www.thecut.com/2021/05/cheugy-is-being-sold-as-an-nft.html

    Did Matt Damon do an interview from a TAB? https://junkee.com/matt-damon-pub-interview/294838

    Little Mix just made history: https://www.popsugar.co.uk/entertainment/watch-little-mix-acceptance-speech-brit-awards-2021-48316948

    The breadth of Australian Music’s #MeToo plight: https://theindustryobserver.thebrag.com/four-women-allege-rape-and-assault-australia-music/

    Girls5eva: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHF1s-DOQ3o&ab_channel=StanAustralia

    Sorrow and Bliss: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49110165-sorrow-and-bliss




    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au



    Bang On is produced by Double J and is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 28 min
    #169 Cheugy, Billie Eilish, Drag Race Down Under

    #169 Cheugy, Billie Eilish, Drag Race Down Under

    We have a new word and we’re not afraid to use, or be it. Are you a little bit cheugy too?

    Everyone has an opinion on Billie Eilish’s transformation (including us it seems), and we’re loving the arrival of Ru Paul’s Drag Race Down Under. Especially the swears!

    Britney Spears has spoken directly to her followers about those documentaries, and Ben Affleck is being ghosted online.

    Meanwhile the Bang Box overfloweth with suggestions for us to check out a very particular dress, and we’re banging on about a new SBS series on domestic abuse, and Kate Winslet’s incredible turn in Mare of Easttown.

     

    Show notes:

    What is Cheugy? https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/29/style/cheugy.html
    Billie Eilish Vogue interview: https://www.vogue.co.uk/news/article/billie-eilish-vogue-interview
    Jenna Guillame on Billie Eilish: https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/billie-eilish-posed-in-lingerie-for-vogue-but-does-it-matter-what-we-think-20210504-p57oo8.html
    Drag Race Down Under swearing: https://junkee.com/drag-race-down-under-swearing/294253
    Britney Spears response on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CObQJasgGew/?utm_source=ig_embed
    Ben Affleck ghosted on Raya: https://amp.abc.net.au/article/100116882?__twitter_impression=true
    That dress: https://dark-isawesome.com/products/cross-match-cropped-cut-dress?_pos=1&_sid=2d11276c3&_ss=r
    See What You Made Me Do: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/see-what-you-made-me-do
    Mare of Easttown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miQqyfO66uw&ab_channel=HBO


    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

     

    Bang On is produced by Double J and is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 33 min

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