🧋🍜 🍓 MATT HSU OUT! 🌮 🍟 🍑

Here we are folks! I'm sitting in the 4ZZZ Community Engagement hotseat for a final few days, and this is my last Zedletter for you all! As dubbed by the adorable people of Zed, this has (apparently) been "2022 year of Matt Hsu". I'm handing the torch over to someone incredible that I absolutely adore and am in awe of, to take up the mantle. I can't wait for you find out who it is! (that news will come next week!) 

It's been an absolute pleasure spending time with you all in this space, being able to relish the yum treats of Meanjin's music and arts together with you all.

I'm so proud to have been one of many hands shaping the music/arts culture of the place we all love, alongside the incredible passionate humans of Zed (thank you my found family, thanks for trusting me with being part of representing this beautiful thing we call 4ZZZ).

I've loved being part of our city's beacon of inclusivity, DIY spirit and grassroots arts. Every Zed day, I relished shining a light on the diverse and wonderful people that make up our station and the city we represent. 4ZZZ has always been a megaphone for marginalised voices, and what that meant in 1975 or 1995 is different to what it means today. It's been incredible to help our station to reflect that diversity of Meanjin we live in now, and represent the intersectional experiences of young people shaping this city with their own hands.

I'll be diving deeper into music making in the new year, as a composer at La Boite taking my Obscure Orchestra sensibilities to the theatre. I'll also likely be eating loooots of ramen and chips most likely, so see you around the yum eateries of Meanjin (you'll most likely find me at Fry Chicken Master Sunnybank or Taro's Ramen).

I hope 2023 brings you something to dive into wholeheartedly, whether it be friendship, family, projects you love, taking moments to slow down, making your corner of the world better for people you love, or just making more space for yourself to enjoy things you choose to.

Countdown with us on New Year's Day

A storm is brewing... figuratively (but also literally as well, it's summer and it's inevitable).

It's the 4ZZZ HOT 100!

Who will be be number 1? Who will be 87? It's all exciting!!! It's not long now! Tune into 102.1FM or pop over to 4zzz.org.au

🤶🏼 Locked In Day! 🎅🏽

Last week our 7 Days of Zedmas led up to our Locked In Day (our 25th Dec celebration) dedicating the day to prisoners that are currently in jail in QLD and their families. A marathon day of live broadcasting, sharing shout outs to loved ones on the inside!  Below is just some of the crew (Sophia and Jay-Z) who spent their 25th with being the voices of Locked In Day. 

To the right, Anthony the Accountant from Ballzzz in the Air brought some smiles to the 7 days of ZedMas prize winners who collected their daily prizes of mystery vinyl and a tin of gravy, and the footy sock giveaway. Those socks! The whole outfit!

Join us at The Triffid on 1 Jan for the Hot 100! 

On New Year's Day, as you mellow or cartwheel into 2023, we'll be counting down from 12 noon all the way to the evening.

Join us at The Triffid Beer Garden on the 1st Jan  from 12 noon to hang out and countdown with us!

Honestly, it'll be lovely. It's free, and kids and dogs are welcome! Have a bev and some red hot tunes with us!

Thy Art Is Murder Decade of Hate

Australia just can’t get enough of Thy Art Is Murder! Due to extraordinary demand for tickets to the Decade of Hate Australian Tour 2023, Thy Art Is Murder have announced two very special additional shows. These intimate shows will be the last chance for fans in both cities to witness their landmark 2012 record, Hate, in its entirety.

Justice For The Damned, Deadlights & Apate will be supporting at The Triffid on Wed 11 January. Get your tix here now!

That's all for this week, be sure to check your inbox next week for the next instalment of Zedletter!
For more information hit 4zzz.org.au

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