Hay Bale (Note Badger attached!)

Mike Edwards, former member of ELO from 1972-75, was killed this week when his car was hit by a stray hay bale. Having survived cancer, the 62-year old cellist was driving along a picturesque English country road when POW!

As I said this morning on air, if there is something in life you really want to do then DO IT NOW! You never know when that hay bale will roll down that hill and hit you.

When I mentioned this to my son this afternoon and asked, ‘What are the chances of that?’, he was able to tell me that .032 people per 100,000 get killed in Australia each year by hay bales! You have a better chance of being hit by an errant hay bale than winning the lottery!!

Who would have thought?

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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