Things I Have Learned This Week


1. Ask and you shall receive.

When I queried Telstra about the excessive amount I thought I was paying for broadband – given that I have a mobile and two landlines with them and they had advertised newer cheaper rates – they reduced my rate by $30 a month. Of course, they were not going to tell me until I asked.

2. You can win but you can still lose.

Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party claim they won the popular votes and the most seats in the House Of Reps and they are still in Opposition. That’s what I call justice!

3. Sometimes it is better to lose than win.

The Dockers beat Hawthorn by 30 points last week then got thrashed by Geelong  by 69 points. Would the Cats have beaten us by 99 points? Thankfully, we’ll never know.

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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