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[ Written by: | 25 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

So there was this friend of a friend of mine who owned a camera store (1988 story time)… he was really nice and didn’t drink so would usg=her us around the various drinking spots of the Bay Of Plenty where I lived at the time… The Welcome Bay Tavern (in the middle of nowhere now a built up burn)… the Te Puna Tavern (gone but also area has changed big time) the “local” pap tav (Papaya Tavern), the sill hall in the middle of nowhere bands would play… and idiots …

bobs song of the week »

[ Written by: | 23 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

When I was at university I had a friend that no matter what the gig nor the band playing he would yell Buzzcocks… sorta a punk version of some fuckwit screaming Freeboard I guess… not that we’d have known about this sort of thing cause the internet didn’t exist, I’m not sure fax machines were even a thing then… Skywyrd wasn’t on our horizon in any manner at all (thank fuck) and and and… it was fucking funny, many a confused popper flying nun band would look in mock horror …

bobs song of the week »

[ Written by: | 18 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

 Dead On Arrival sees the Throbbing Gristle trying to make the best out of playing themselves into a corner
Me I’m just hungover and sleepy and this is the perfect tonic or threat to my sanity I could find.

Featured, mix of the week »

[ Written by: | 17 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

You are not obnoxious like so many other people – you are obnoxious in a completely different and far worse way. Grasp your ears firmly and pull….
Ben Davis Radio Show
1. Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
2. Jimmy Cliff – Wonderful World, Beautiful People
3. Mori Ra – China Air Liner
4. Rift Valley Brothers – Mucang’ang’o Ugiraga Mukindirio
5. Lambchop – Howe
6. Addison Groove – Hydropump
7. Joan Shelley – Brighter Than the Blues
8. Tim Maia – Rational Culture
9. A Band Called Flash – Sliph (Andrew Zhang Additional Key Solo)
10. Jordan Rakei – Talk to Me
11. A Tribe …

Headline, Music »

[ Written by: | 16 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

One of my personal musical heroes passed away this week – its been a year of losing too many musical gods… he wasn’t a musician, pop star or shredder of instruments… he was a humble DJ a spinner of tunes and his way of playing records and his taste defines so much of what makes DJ culture something to cherish…
Mancuso was always the most complex and anomalous of dance music’s early-70s pioneers. He defined the latter-day notion of a DJ not as someone who played records, but as someone who …

my classics »

[ Written by: | 15 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

I was reading too much about the earthquake on my bus ride into work this morning and one of those articles was from The Spinoff and its a great read, comparable to the excellent Steve Braunias one also found on The Spinoff – real stories written by people with a flair for words… I take some sort of comfort from their writing… sitting in Auckland safe and sound going about my usual dreary work week routine.
Anyways the reason I’m posting this is because Naomi’s piece dredged up a song I’d not listened to for …

mix of the week »

[ Written by: | 10 Nov 2016 | One Comment | ]

What do you listen to the day after some other bastard won the 44 million lotto? Music to sooth ya growing depression I guess.. some shiney happy fucking REM? Well hells no, stop the happy music is good for you cart.. this ain’t Westworld where some how a robot can magically come to life defying everything we know about science and logic…  this ain’t some magic land populated by dragons and fairies where good will triumph no matter what the odds nor spider size. This isn’t the USA where to actually …

bobs song of the week »

[ Written by: | 9 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

breathe deeply and relax completely….
you’re just letting go,….
unwinding, completely relaxing now….
allowing  the quietness of spirit to begin….
to come in….
and it feels good….
and it feels good….
and it feels good….
to unwind….
and let go….
so relaxed and so at ease….
you’re relaxed and at ease and at peace….
with yourself….
the world and everyone in it….
make this real with the unlimited….
power of the mind ….
and relax completely….
you’re just letting go, unwinding,….
completely relaxing now….
allowing  the quietness of spirit to begin to come….
and it feels good….
and it feels good….
and it feels good….
to unwind and let….
so relaxed and so at …

Music »

[ Written by: | 9 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

Songs and albums can be such wonderful memory triggers and in our always on digitally available music world taking a journey down the memory plughole is really easy and often surprising for the twists and turns songs can take you.
I started off on Karizma feat. DJ Spen – 4 The Love (Kaytronik 2011 Remix) thanks to the latest Kenny Dope mix the other day

DJ Spen lead me towards wanting to hear more lush house tunes.. by coincidence Lelo was posting up a storm on the social medias about some gig he …

mix of the week »

[ Written by: | 4 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

There are a bunch of great contenders for my pick of mixes this week, West’s latest plus for example… but I’m elbowing him out in favour of some other locals who’ve just released an EP for Feel My Bicep… which is quite the achievement for a Dunners based duo!
This is a Red Bull mix they did recently – check out their sound cloud page for previews of their tunes and other (non downloadable) mixes.
As we’ve already posted a couple of times this year – NZ house music is having a good …