Listened The Haploids from YouTube

We are a ‘The Haploids’, and we came here to party with you!
The Haploids are a band who make music for kids that grown-ups can enjoy too.
We play a variety of genres, from punk rock to space-funk to folk to ska to hip-hop. Our
lyrics are inclusive and often accidentally educational. We sing about the awesomeness of
vegetables, the importance of play, treating others with respect, gardening and art. We
semi-guarantee your kids will eat more veggies and be nicer to their siblings if they come
to our shows!

The Haploids is a children’s band that ‘make music for kids that grown-ups can enjoy too‘. They match contemporary genres with lyrical content that children can relate to. As Dylan Lewis argues in an interview on Nova,

Kid’s don’t hate good music … If you talk dumb to kids, they turn out dumb. If you play them awesome music, they turn out awesome.

In the same interview, Lewis explains that the name was derived from crocheted animals his father made in the 70’s which he called ‘haploids’. A picture of one of these creations has been posted on Instagram:


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On the You Am I track, Good Morning, Tim Rogers famously sang,

Waking up is easy when you got a voice you know
Rattling up the ratings on the breakfast show
Waking up is easy when you got a voice you love
Telling you what’s out there
Is anyone out there?

The song was inspired by AM radio stations that Rogers would listen to in the morning while writing the album Hourly, Daily.

Often I wake up depressed, as people do, and I found it really comforting. I could see how you could get attached to it, instead of waking up with someone next to you.

Similarly, the weekend mornings have been made easier during Stage 4 restrictions with the familiar voice of Dylan Lewis. It feels like the weekend habits associated with the pandemic and staying at home have replaced what was the morning commute.

Listened Dylan Lewis’ iconic songs from the 90s from ABC Radio

If you were a teenager watching TV in the 90’s, then Recovery was like church. Every Saturday morning no matter what, you’d flop on the couch and watch this ramshackle live music TV show; three hours long, with characters like the Enforcer lurking about, shaky handheld camera shooting, and all hosted by an eyebrow ring bearing firecracker, called Dylan Lewis. It was the kind of loose TV we hadn’t seen since Countdown, and that was a show our parents watched anyway. This was ours. And it showed the bands we loved, putting on some of the wildest performances we’d ever seen. Recovery was one of the best surprise gigs Dylan Lewis ever got, and it changed the trajectory of his life. Over the course of this Take 5, you’ll be overtaken by the infectious joy of this iconic host, as he pulls back the curtain on a singular time in Australian music television.

Beastie Boys – ‘Professor Booty’

Kate Bush – ‘Lily’

Regurgitator – ‘F.S.O.’

Mr. Bungle – ‘Goodbye Sober Day’

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – ‘2 Kindsa Love/Flavor’ {Live on Recovery, 1997}

I like the use of ‘joy’ in describing this podcast with Dylan Lewis. As always, a little bit zany, but also very thoughtful. Love his recount of how even with his rash resume he got the job to host Recovery.
Watched Recovery: The Music & The Mayhem from ABC iview

Celebrating legendary ABC music show Recovery, host Dylan Lewis takes us through the best performances, those awkward interviews and the most random, hilarious moments of the show.

This was a great documentary. I do not think I appreciated how zany and amazing Recovery was. Having grown up with Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Recovery took music and entertainment to a whole new level.

Listened Did Double J inspire this Vampire Weekend song? from Double J

The Vampire Weekend frontman comes clean on his idea for ‘Sunflower’.

Ezra Koenig shares talks with Dylan Lewis about music, Australian bushfires and the album, Father of the Bride.

The job of the album is to create a world. That’s when you know when an album feels right.

Listened Jon Hopkins raves on from Double J

The UK producer and pianist talks to Dylan Lewis about his massive Australian rave dates.

Dylan Lewis speaks with Jon Hopkins. They discuss Hopkins’ cross-over between classical and electronic music. Asked about this, Hopkins suggests that his particular interest in electronic music is the ability to layer sounds. Although he has worked with many artists, Hopkins says that the one artist he would like to work with is Thom Yorke. Lewis also talks about meditation and his wish to listen to Hopkins’ music when they open the first hotel in space.