A feature of life on Australian Antarctic Stations is the music piped though all the buildings via the station radio. This music is generally chosen by the daily “slushy” or kitchen helper and is the cause of much lively discussion, debate and derision.
This year at Mawson has been a relatively good one music wise and most of our inhabitants have played a great selection of tunes to set the mood at worksites and in the dining room.
It can be interesting to find out what sort of music appeals to different people, Diesos, for example, seem to love Country music and top 40 Britpop while hardened experienced plumbers have a love for big ballad love songs .. hello Mariah Carey! … Who would have guessed?
However there are those whose music suits them to a T .. Meteorological observers and “Frontier Psychiatrist” for example or Female Medicos and “Rocky Horror picture show”
As the station Chef I have heard a wide variety of music this year, some good and some terrible but always interesting and failing that there is always earmuffs and Panadol.
The Slushy playlist of the year went to Peter Layt who seemed to know that Chefs in general are always singing the blues.