I see on their website, there was no playlists for Friday night and this morning. I was expecting a Joe Cocker tribute, but saw nothing. Just a handful of 80's clips. Just had a thought, what if Joe finds his way into retro month!
Also, I got a bit of the guest programming last Saturday night and around 5am, they repeated some of the Rick Astley programming from a year ago??? Is this usual?
Another thing I forgot to add....what is the go with this on tonight's playlist:
MOLLY MELDRUM ON COUNTDOWN 20 MAY 1984 Michael Jackson and U.S. Drink Driving Campaign (ABC)
Is this a mistake, or are they warming us up in the lead up to retro month. ie a s h i t load of Countdowns.
I think tonight is a compilation of the best GPs for 2014. I can't remember who but somebody did play this excerpt of Countdown earlier in the year
It seems that rage are becoming increasingly neglectful of updating their playlists. The mobile/iPad app has the missing playlists though, but yes, not everyone has access to those. However, the 'coming up' section (which is now stupidly only on the app) has not been updated since the start of December, and neither has the 'guest programmer' section of it. As Jason mentioned on the Facebook page, there also hasn't been ANY mention of retro month yet anywhere, either. Maybe it's not happening
Most of tonight's playlist is missing because they're airing the Rage 50 for the first few hours, which they don't want to reveal until it airs. I do find it interesting thought that the rage Facebook page only has 8 comments to their post about 'what will be #1?' on the rage 50, despite being posted 4 days ago. Just about every other post rage make on the page has many more comments than that. Does that indicate a general apathy towards the rage 50 from viewers?
Rage are airing for about 4 and a half hours on New Year's Eve (technically New Year's Day). I remember at the start of this year that someone from rage posted on the Facebook page that they couldn't post the playlist on their website for the New Year's Eve/Day special, as the program they use for the playlists doesn't allow them to add playlists for week days (other than Friday night). I guess it will probably be the same this New Year's Eve, though at least someone from rage posted the playlist on the Facebook page.
Yeah, I had a feeling the playlists might be on the app. I was aware of the rage Top 50 videos of 2014 being played tonight. I don't know why they make it a highlight of this every year. Videos are so lame today. It would be good if they told us how many people voted. So I guess the best GP of 2014 kicks off at 3.30am with the Countdown excerpt.
Molly was on Spicks & Specks repeat tonight, so I'm hoping the ABC/rage are warming us up for a s h i t load of Countdowns.
The TV guide has mentioned retro month now stating this:
12:18am - 5:00 am
Duration: 282 minutes
Channel: ABC Victoria
Title: Retro Month
Production Year; 2015
Rage fires up the time machine and travels back through the ABC archives to bring you Retro Months. Airing never-before repeated episodes of classic music programs like Countdown, Hitscne, GTK and Rock Arena
Now, that sounds great EXCEPT for the 5 am finish!!!?????!???????? WTF!!! Why not 6:30??????????? 2015 had BETTER be chock blocked with COUNTDOWN!!!!!
I like the bit where it says never before repeated episodes, hopefully that will be exclusively but I am suspecting 70's repeats will be thrown into the mix.
Disappointing if Retro gets cut off at 5am considering it already starts after midnight and Rage goes until 7am on Sunday mornings these days but five Saturdays should give us a fair amount, a bit over 20 hours at that rate. Don't tell me there is some basketball or hockey tournament starting in January.
Please, no Joe Cocker Special....unless they show Countdown episode 531 which Joe Cocker and Angry Anderson hosted and has a great Countdown clip for Jean Beauvoir - Feel The Heat
Joe Cocker hosting Countdown episode 531 - October 19 1986
Yesterday afternoon, they replied to one of Jason's comments on the Facebook page with:
Early in the new year we will have an 'extras' page (where the Rage 50 lives right now), this will allow us to feature the 'Coming Up' info we (and you!) have been begging for, along with a bunch of other stuff like interviews and lists of past Indie/Clip of the Weeks. This will also make it easier for us to update the app.
The issue we are going yet again to have this retro month is the ABC committing themselves to wall-to-wall coverage of tedious sporting events again. The main one is the Asian Cup Soccer throughout January. There is hockey and basketball looking through January as well. And we all know soccer means extra time, shootouts and all the other hideous crap that goes with it. Expect games and shows to run overtime and Rage to be trimmed down on the night to fit.
Dont think there will be anything to get excited about, it will be doubly frustrating when shows we look forward to seeing dont happen at all. Dont say you werent warned.
I too hope there is NO Joe Cocker special and like Guru Bob, the only thing I welcome is Countdown episode 531 which Joe Cocker and Angry Anderson hosted for the ehavenly Countdown clip for Jean Beauvoir's Feel The Heat!
I heard about the Asian Soccer nightmare and now basketball and hockey?
Why do I sense A LOT of anger coming towards the ABC in January!
We better get at least 17 un repeated Countdown episodes!
At Nathan, I too am not pleased about the GTK & Hitscence crap. How I LOATHE those 2 programs!!!!!
So.... can I have the run down on rage repeats on ABC 3.
What days do they happen, times? e.t.c....
Yes, because of the 7 am finish Guru, this does mean a little extra time but the point is that rage shouldn't be interrupted period. It so angers me, especially during January which is the only time that matters
This post informing us "in a nutshell" is very handy and I refer to it very often. I need to copy and paste it somewhere for easy access.
My timer recording ended one minute before the end of COUNTDOWN April 26th, 1987. As you are aware this episode was between 6:00am and 7:00am. Does this mean that I get a second shot at it in on Wednesday night? Hopefully there are no exceptions.
Of course I would trade it off for the COUNTDOWN September 21st, 1986 which was cut. I'm wishfully thinking that it will get considered in the next Retro Month being January 2016.