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[ Written by: | 28 Nov 2008 | 13 Comments | ]
Tickets… tickets and another bob rant time

You can’t get a good ticket.  Not unless you’re an insider or you’re willing
to pay a ton of dough on the aftermarket.  To what degree is this hurting
the music industry?
There’s a fascinating analysis on ESPN’s site that claims that the luxury
box, high-priced ticket stadiums in the NFL have eviscerated home field
advantage.  The true fans just can’t get close enough to the field to feel
part of the game.  Those who talk about the team, who live for the team, who
tailgate and keep sports talk radio alive have been if not completely …

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[ Written by: | 27 Nov 2008 | 6 Comments | ]
Cricket, The Gentlemans Game.

This is my second year back playing cricket after a rather lengthy lay off, 12yrs.
The grade isn’t as high as it used to be but I managed to have as much fun as ever last year, and in doing so won the best bowler award (a truly beautiful award it is to featuring the best in plastic gold and marble) and sneaking in an average of 70 odd.
We had quite possibly the greatest year any team has had at Kumeu Cricket Club, losing 3 games all year and only falling …

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[ Written by: | 27 Nov 2008 | 13 Comments | ]
BMPNZ down to 4!

So Benny has left us, again, for Kobe,  Japan this time.
It seems that the lure of beef is just tooo much for him.
We will miss our Benny and his excellent stories, his ability to knock over beers, hit long shots at rubbish basketball and his great taste in music.
A massive loss for the bmp, our tallest, youngest and funniest member has flown the coop!
edit/ sorry folks. I know i wasn’t the only one that picture was giving an ill feeling in the stomach to. Seeing it everytime i looked at S-F was …

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[ Written by: | 26 Nov 2008 | 7 Comments | ]
We are the BMPbots

Pacific Entertainment by arrangement with CAA proudly presents . . . Kraftwerk.
The Godfathers and pioneers of electronic music will perform their one and only New Zealand concert since their triumphant headline appearance at 2003’s Big Day Out.
Kraftwerk is one of the most influential bands in music history . . .
“This Is The Greatest Show London Has Ever Seen!” The Times (UK)
“Their back catalogue is raided and it becomes blindingly obvious that some of the really major players of the last 30 years – Bowie, U2, Orbital, New Order, Chemical Brothers …

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[ Written by: | 19 Nov 2008 | 3 Comments | ]
Things to consider for Friday evening

Birthdays, Beats and Barbecue, never a better mix of B’s has there been….
Chris V
Bob Daktari
Jason George
on the bench: Apex
I’m on early, so one can enjoy the sun (fingers crossed) and get yelly at my shockingly bad selections and complete lack of mixing 🙂
Free entry to those who mention seeing this here

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[ Written by: | 19 Nov 2008 | 7 Comments | ]
Booka Shade Live @ Studio in Auckland – Friday November 19th

Booka Shade will be bringing their live show to the Studio in Auckland this Friday. It has to be said that we don’t often get large electronic acts of this calibre down this way – so it will be great to see a big scale event for something other than trance!

From the promoter:
Booka Shade will be performing live in concert on November 21, 2008 at Studio. Their live performance is simply unbelievable. They’re dubbed by many as the best live electronic act in the world!
Booka Shade will tour their 3rd …

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[ Written by: | 18 Nov 2008 | 3 Comments | ]
Happy Birthday Scooter!

Happy b’day Scooter!!
many happy returns!
Heres hoping ya spend it in ya `Happy Place’

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[ Written by: | 17 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]
Tricky “Maxinquaye”

Following on from Websta’s & Benny’s posts about albums that made an impact, I would like to proudly induct Tricky’s debut, “Maxinquaye”, into the Stink-Finger hall of fame.
Tricky threw his darkly warped yet disturbingly sexy collection of songs into the world in 1995, one year after I had escaped high school and moved on to studying audio engineering in an institution filled with tutors who believed that The Beatles would re-form and release new music any day now. They instantly hated me after discovering that my love of “electronic house …

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[ Written by: | 12 Nov 2008 | 2 Comments | ]
World economy is ready to rock!

Economists are always looking for the best economic indicators. Some look at the money-supply figures, others at measures of business confidence.
The price of shipping, measured by the Baltic Dry Index, has become a widely followed barometer for global trade. But here’s another we shouldn’t overlook: the film and music charts.
Over the past few weeks, the huge success of musicals such as High School Musical 3 and Mamma Mia!, the resurgence of horror flicks and the return of heavy rock with bands such as AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses are all …

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[ Written by: | 6 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]
What If We Had Elections In The Music Business?

Maybe we do.
The hoopla surrounding the sales of AC/DC’s “Black Ice” at Wal-Mart has superseded the scary underlying fact. That even including digital downloads, album sales last week were down 25% from the equivalent week in 2007. And 2007 SUCKED!
If the major labels didn’t have the power known as their catalogs, we’d have a different music business today. They’ve been using this asset, along with their publishing companies, to generate leverage and collect revenue, insisting time and again that they’re just about to turn the corner. I’d love a referendum, …