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Erk FM: Australia

Erk FM: Australia 478 – Queensland Sampler

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 478. On this episode, Erk continues his musical journey around Australia courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Had Erk started this journey in a logical way & not started in the state he lives in, the journey may have started in Queensland. But no, Erk started in NSW, headed to Victoria, South Australia then Western Australia. This week, Erk heads to Queensland, the Sunshine state.

 

 

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Erk Pod

Erk Pod 512 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 48 (Shinkansen)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 512. After a short time in Aomori, it is time for Erk to return to Tokyo. It is warmer back at Shin-Aomori station as Erk does a bit of train spotting & warms up after the freezing snowy conditions, conditions he was not dressed for. Most of the return trip was in darkness which did not prevent the train from running at high speed. Erk also took the chance to have a bit of a snooze. […]

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Erk FM: International

Erk FM: International 477 – Fresh & Pretty Orange

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 477. On this episode, Erk takes some suggestions from music supplier Jamendo. There’s a good mix of music on this episode for you to enjoy from around the world including from America, France, Germany & Russia.

 

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Erk Pod

Erk Pod 511 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 48 (Aomori)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 511. Erk has arrived in Shin-Aomori north of Tokyo. Erk knew he was north of Tokyo but did not know until he asked the local tourist bureau that he in fact 713 rail kilometres north of Tokyo. Unlike the milder weather in Tokyo where snow is no longer falling, it is snowing hard in Shin-Aomori & nearby Aomori which is the downtown area served by the Shinkansens. One thing that Erk soon noticed way north of Tokyo was that English has basically disappeared. Erk explores the small local train system and the downtown area. […]

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Erk FM: Metal Monday

Erk FM: Metal Monday 151 – Whiplash Revisited (Sydney)

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 151. This week, Erk re-presents one of his favourite on-location episodes from the 2012 Whiplash Festival from Sydney. It was the opening night of Erk’s first music tour (especially as media) starting in Sydney then heading to Brisbane, Gosford, Newcastle, Canberra & Melbourne. The episode was originally released as Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 58 released in November 2012.

 

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Live tracks from the following bands (as recorded by Erk):

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Erk To The Penalty Box

Erk To The Penalty Box 011 – Regular Season Is Nothing But Regular

Welcome to episode 11 of Erk To The Penalty Box. On this week’s episode, Erk reviews the last 2 weekends of the Australian Ice Hockey League and previews the finals. Erk also went ice skating for the first time as an adult & didn’t die. 

 

Theme & Intermission music provided by The Zambonis & post-game entertainment supplied by Amodus. The National Anthem of the Czech Republic obtained from National Anthems Info.

 

1st Period:

  • Introduction
  • Summary of results from 14-17 August and 23-24 August

 

1st Zamboni Break (music by The Zambonis):

  • Here Comes The Zamboni
  • Drop That Puck
  • Head In The Game

 

2nd Period:

  • Preview of upcoming weekend
  • Erk’s weekend of hockey in Sydney and Newcastle
  • Dancing with a moose

 

2nd Zamboni Break (music by The Zambonis)

  • Here Comes The Zamboni
  • Hockey Week
  • The Goalie Is Drunk

 

3rd Period:

  • Finals Preview
  • Meeting So Many People
  • Erk Goes Ice Skating

 

Post Game Entertainment (music by Amodus)

  • Lash
  • Negative
  • The Masses

 

 

Amodus were one of the first local metal bands that Erk saw in the underground/unsigned metal scene in Sydney. To the surprise of people (including Erk), people are surprised to see that all the instruments are played by women.
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Erk Pod

Erk Pod 509 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 48 (Tokyo)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 509. Erk’s original plan for today was to go to The Railway Museum but it was KLOSED. Lucky for Erk, he did his research first & did not go to the museum to find that out. Instead, Erk decides to go ride on a morning peak hour train on the Yamanote line to the main Tokyo station. It is a really interesting experience, especially for someone who does not normally commute to train in the morning peak hour back home. […]

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Erk FM: Australia

Erk FM: Australia 476 – Western Australian Sampler

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 476. Erk continues his musical trip around Australia courtesy of AirPlay Direct, this time visiting Perth & Western Australia. Many local bands have issues traveling outside of Western Australia due to distance while many bands do not visit Western Australia for the same reason. It is so far between the west coast and the east coast of Australia that it is quicker and easier to fly to New Zealand from the east coast of Australia rather than fly to Western Australia. It has been said that Western Australia feels like another country due to the distances involved.

 


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Erk FM: International

Erk FM: International 475 – The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Hiromi & Friends

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 475. On this episode, Erk’s original plan was to feature a variety of bands from a variety of genres courtesy of AirPlay Direct. This changed, however, after hearing the first couple of artists. There is also has an announcement for Erk to make.

 

 

Song list:

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