Tuesday Tunes‬ #248 – #TrollDJ favourites

TrollDJ #TrollDJ is the Twitter hash tag being used to comment on the music being played as the the SBS Tour de France coverage returns after an add break. There is a fair discussion regarding what the song is (thanks to Shazam this is not too difficult to confirm) and the relevance to the montage footage that the music has played over.

Here’s some of the #TrollDJ favourites.

And now for some music …
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The Trail Running Series – Race #2 Smiths Gully

Event: 2017-07-09 Trail Running Series – Race #2
Distance: 7.5km /13.5km/ 17.5km
Date: Sunday 18th June 2017
Location: Smiths Gully – Rob Roy Hill Climb Venue
Organised by: Rapid Ascent

Race 2 of the Trail Running Series takes place at the exciting NEW location of Smiths Gully in the Yarra Valley. Smiths Gully is a small rural region located in Melbourne’s north eastern outskirts with a delightful mix of farming and bushland, rolling hills and quaint country villages filled with charismatic general stores and well stocked bakeries.

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This weeks links (2017-07-10)

In brief:

* Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump (2017-Mar-10) [NYT]

❝Back in 1984, the main premise seemed — even to me — fairly outrageous. Would I be able to persuade readers that the United States had suffered a coup that had transformed an erstwhile liberal democracy into a literal-minded theocratic dictatorship? In the book, the Constitution and Congress are no longer: The Republic of Gilead is built on a foundation of the 17th-century Puritan roots that have always lain beneath the modern-day America we thought we knew.❞

* Teen bit on head by bear in Colorado wakes up to ‘crunching sound’ (2017-Jul-10) [ABC News]

Running:

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Cycling:

* Les Vaches du Tour
Stage 10: Periguex > Bergerac
Stage 10: Round-up
Stage 11: Eymet > Pau
Stage 11: Round-up
Stage 12: Pau > Peyragudes
Stage 12: Round-up
Stage 13: Saint-Girons > Foix
Stage 13: Round-up
Stage 14: Blagnac > Rodez
Stage 14: Round-up
Stage 15: Laissac-Sévérac l’Église > Le Puy-en-Velay
Stage 15: Round-up

* How The Race Was Won – 2017 Tour de France – Stages 1-9 (2017-Jul-10) [Cyclocosm]

Some reading/listening:

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Something from Bandcamp:
Live Necronomicon by Ministry

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Sagz n the Hood

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Wednesday WIN (2017-Jul-05)

American Gods Revealed: The Mythology Behind American Gods

“People believe, thought Shadow. It’s what people do. They believe, and then they do not take responsibility for their beliefs; they conjure things, and do not trust the conjuration. People populate the darkness; with ghosts, with gods, with electrons, with tales. People imagine, and people believe; and it is that rock solid belief, that makes things happen.”

American Gods Revealed Pt2: The Mythology of Season 2

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The Handmaid’s Tale, Season 1

The Handmaid’s Tale to stream on SBS On Demand [news.com.au]
ONE of the most anticipated TV shows of the year, The Handmaid’s Tale, won’t be broadcast on TV anytime soon. Instead, the entire series will first head to streaming on SBS On Demand on July 6.
It’s a bold move by the public broadcaster who is following the kind of strategy that has served Netflix so well and one designed to attract more viewers to its streaming platform. …

The premise
Starring Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The West Wing), The Handmaid’s Tale is a 10-part series set in a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birth-rate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state.
Moss stars as Offred, one of the few remaining fertile women, a woman forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her. [1]

SBS On Demand – Season 1 contains 10 episodes

[1] The Handmaid’s Tale is coming to Australia on SBS On Demand (2017-Jun-26) [SBS]
[2] The Handmaid’s Tale (TV Series 2017– ) [IMMDB]
[3] The Handmaid’s Tale (TV series) [Wikipedia]
[4] The Handmaid’s Tale: episode by episode [The Guardian]
[5] The Handmaid’s Tale [AV Club]

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This weeks links (2017-07-03)

In brief:

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Running:

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Cycling:

* New study looks at attitudes of drivers toward cyclists, and it ain’t pretty (2017-Jul-05) [Treehugger]
So, basically, the more people hate cyclists, the more they want to regulate them and helmet them and licence them, rather than actually give them some basic safe infrastructure (which might mean giving up some precious road.)

* #trolldj: more than just a #sbstdf hashtag (2017-Jul-05) [Cycling Central]

* Les Vaches du Tour
Stage 1: Düsseldorf > Düsseldorf
Stage 1: Round-up
Stage 2: Düsseldorf > Liège
Stage 2: Round-up
Stage 3: Verviers > Longwy
Stage 3: Round-up
Stage 4: Mondorf-les-Bains > Vittel
Stage 4: Round-up
Stage 5: Vittel > La Planche des Belles Filles
Stage 5: Round-up
Stage 6: Vesoul > Troyes
Stage 6: Round-up
Stage 7: Troyes > Nuits-Saint-Georges
Stage 7: Round-up
Stage 8: Dole > Station des Rousses
Stage 8: Round-up
Stage 9: Nantua > Chambéry
Stage 9: Round-up

* TDF Bingo – https://twitter.com/TDFbingo
Now this does claim that the best place to watch ‘le tour’ is Ooro or ITV, and the #couchpeloton knows that the best place to watch is #SBStdf, so this is going to to take a little modification to play. (original, modified v.1.0)
Swap “Lionel Birnie’s…” with “In the Red” from 2016
Swap “Ned Explodes” with “same rider, three different pronunciations” from 2016
Swap “Rob ‘atch…” with “natural break” from 2016
Swap “David Millar…” with “some nob on a jet ski” from 2016

Some reading/listening:

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Something from Bandcamp:
Winter by Fen

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