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More hitters from on form labels Livity Sound and Whities again in 2018. Rekids also released a heap of bangers.
Some highlights from some records I picked up in this playlist:

Favourite YouTube discovery of the year is David Portnoy’s daily Pizza Reviews around NYC and the East Coast. One bite, everybody knows the rules.

These reviews were previously uploaded on the Barstool Sports account. Bill Burrs included:

Stand Up highlight was probably Bert Kreischer Secret Time – tempted to go see him when he comes to Auckland in June.

Favourite podcast is still Your …

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[ Written by: | 24 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

It’s NZ Music Month… and while I do my best these days to ignore that it still has a way of creeping up on me… what with the awesomely nostalgic RIU archive going online (first 100 issues), the publishing of Shayne Carter’s first (of many I hope) book Dead People I Have Known, me purchasing some old gems on discogs (yeah I got the original but who knows where that is in my clutter) cause I couldn’t find the Carl Craig record I wanted (juno sorted me there)… fending off …

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[ Written by: | 26 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

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[ Written by: | 23 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

I’ve been slowly working back up to my 6 minute/km running pace after falling off and doing nothing since October. Getting out in this weather to listen to music while I push myself to run a mapped chode at an average running pace is good for the soul and the health.

Tonight I listened to this Courtesy mix and it was perfect. It started getting into Hardcore as I finished so that will be the start of my next excursion.

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[ Written by: | 19 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

It’s been a hell of a emotional few days with plenty more to come as we and our wee country grapples with the aftermath of the terrorist action at the two Muslim Mosques in Christchurch. At times like this I often find solace in music, soothing, calming and angry music… something to channel my emotions into and something to sooth the roller coaster of thoughts going through my head.I’ve struggled to find the right song or songs to help here, which is unsurprising given the nature of what’s happened. I’m …

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[ Written by: | 12 Mar 2019 | 2 Comments | ]

I’ve not listened to this enough to pick a fave track… so rather than a song of a week take the album, go on take it… take itThe only thing I was sad about missing at Laneway this year was them.Here’s the sales blurb and album in full – its a beautiful thing and a mesmerising listen!

‘Rare Ravers’ is The Dead C’s umpteenth album of end-of-the-line Kiwi rock, and their 6th LP dished up by Ba Da Bing! following ‘Trouble’ [2016] and a 2013 split side with Rangda.

By now regarded …

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[ Written by: | 7 Mar 2019 | One Comment | ]

I’m a sucker for the Mods, I love their politics, their anger, the humour, their stripped back sound and well pretty much everything about them.I’ve kinda picked the hit here, and why not? I’m still not sure about their latest album, as in what tracks I like the most, for the bargain hunters I’ll slip in a second clip for good measure – this ones growing on me a lot, not shouty but equally bleakI’ve been buying up the catalogue on wax over the past few months cause I can… …

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[ Written by: | 27 Feb 2019 | One Comment | ]

I bought my first Test Dept album in 1986, from Sounds Unlimited Newmarket on a recording buying/booze trip with Cups and Phil, travelling to the big smoke from the tron in Cups red mini… I had no idea what to expect music wise, this was the era before youtube and well anything approaching what we take for granted these daysAll I knew was I’d read about the band once and the review/article made me want to hear this band.Now seventy billion years later they’ve a new single, Landlord …

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[ Written by: | 24 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

More hitters from on form labels Livity Sound and Whities again in 2018. Rekids also released a heap of bangers.
Some highlights from some records I picked up in this playlist:

Favourite YouTube discovery of the year is David Portnoy’s daily Pizza Reviews around NYC and the East Coast. One bite, everybody knows the rules.

These reviews were previously uploaded on the Barstool Sports account. Bill Burrs included:

Stand Up highlight was probably Bert Kreischer Secret Time – tempted to go see him when he comes to Auckland in June.

Favourite podcast is still Your …

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[ Written by: | 7 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

2018 was fucking dark man. Don’t know if it’s me getting older, the prevailing authoritarian fascist leanings of international politics, or the increasing rate of ecological collapse, but I found it hard to keep a spring in my step this year.
Spending time with my friends and family was good, drinking helps obviously, and of course music, which goes well with these. I couldn’t get hold of nearly as much music as I wanted this year, but I think I’ve increasingly nailed the process of finding …

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[ 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
 
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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 …