[ Written by: | 14 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

Here’s a playlist of some of my favourite record pickups from last year.
Great year for the label Whities.
I was underwhelmed with the Superpitcher LP, released as 24 tracks over the 12 months with 1 12″ per month. The only stand out for me was the track Brothers.
Expect to hear some of these out the back of mine this Summer!

Read the full story »
Music
Rant
Our Hot Picks
Stink-Finger Mixes
Hot Vs Not

Hot Vs Not »

[ Written by: | 20 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

It’s been a while between baths, I’ve been busy, easily distracted and as ever perennially slack. Time to get off the horse and back on the donkey… semi regular posts may resume alongside a ton of other partly thought out and realised projects.
To whit a listicle, cause its easy fun
 
Hot Pants
Breakfast on the deck on my days off, bacon and eggs, RNZ, cats hanging out, a stunning view of the estuary
The regular don’t go back going back to acid house, new beat, late 80’s dance (now classics), bleep and noise
Discogs …

Music, Our Hot Picks »

[ Written by: | 12 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

It’s been a couple of months, and in defiance of all logic, music continued to be released unabated, unheeding my lack of ability to buy it. For my records and your possible interest, here are some picks from the last few months. Get in there:

The Message (Limited Edition) by Gyedu-Blay Ambolley

Dissolvi by Steve Hauschildt

Music, Our Hot Picks »

[ Written by: | 13 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]

Had to do it. Another month and a half of musical picks. Check em – OR DON’T!

Rausch by GAS

ITLP04 Skee Mask – Compro by Skee Mask

FIREC024LP Bathhouse by Steven Legget

Music, Our Hot Picks »

[ Written by: | 4 May 2018 | No Comment | ]

Here we go, at it again for another month of musical picks largely useful for my own records and future recollections. Despite my indifference to it this year, record store day stuff snuck in..

Cabaret Du Ciel – "Skies In The Mirror" (HYB.001) by Cabaret Du Ciel
Thoughts Of An Introvert Part 2 by rRoxymore
ZULI – Trigger Finger by ZULI

Music »

[ Written by: | 3 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

Here go some records that came out lately that I like. Not a chart with rankings, just some picks. Check em, love em, hate em, forget em. Do what you feel.

Featured, Music »

[ Written by: | 10 Mar 2018 | One Comment | ]

Some sites start their best of’s in November. Some like to leave it to January. Mick, to his credit, came through with some picks in January. I’m fitting to top them all by finally revealing some of my favourite records.
Last year went by in a fugue of work, study and personal life but amidst it all I somehow still amassed music. Judicious use of juno’s email reminders, bandcamp wantlists, and the discogs app have seen me in a constant state of purchasing. For simplicities sake I’m …

bobs song of the week, Coolness »

[ Written by: | 6 Mar 2018 | No Comment | ]

So Jeff’s got a new single – his first for a number of years and as a fan I both liked and listened… and learnt stuff I shall soon forget
Makes a change from Peking Duk I suppose
 
The Fugs are a band formed in New York City in late 1964[1] by the poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg, with Ken Weaver on drums. Soon afterward, they were joined by Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber of the Holy Modal Rounders. Kupferberg named the band from a euphemism for fuck used in Norman Mailer‘s novel The Naked and the Dead.
The band is known for its comedic, even …

bobs song of the week, my classics »

[ Written by: | 28 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

Grant was a gentleman and a friend…
rest easy
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
https://www.audioculture.co.nz/people/headless-chickens
 
https://www.audioculture.co.nz/people/children-s-hour

bobs song of the week, my classics »

[ Written by: | 25 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

It was 1983, my school certificate year… I cbought my first ever import record from a store in Timaru where we lived, not a good record store like you’d find in a city… a shitty one that for some crazy reason had this one record.
It was a great listen and allowed me to finally hear so many artists I’d only read and dreamt about…  on it was this particular song

 
Two swans in front of his eyes
Colored balls in front of his eyes
It’s number one for his Kelly’s eye
Treble-six right over …

bobs song of the week, Featured, Movie »

[ Written by: | 15 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

I have a thing (understatement) for the Eastern Front during the Second World War… a fascination, obsession and lifelong interest in the history of this huge conflict which sealed the fate for Hitler’s Germany.
My interest introduced me to Shostakovich and his  Seventh Symphony written while he endured the siege of Leningrad – officially claimed as a representation of the people of Leningrad’s brave resistance to the German invaders and an authentic piece of patriotic art at a time when morale needed boosting.

This weekend I didn’t trust my instincts and bought a one day pass …