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[ Written by: | 17 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

I was driving to the supermarket the other day, as ya do, and I was listening to a CD – one of 4 I’ve unearthed for car time listening. I have a lot of CDs, many many boxes filled… I hate them, it was always a rubbish format and one that I do not mourn for a fucking second! I do however have a shit ton of the damn things… and on so many is music that is very important to me… music that define me and complimented my life …

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[ Written by: | 27 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

The Clean were the first South Island-based post-punk group to gain a national following, on the back of a brace of instantly memorable songs including ‘Tally Ho’, ‘Anything Could Happen’, ‘Beatnik’ and ‘Getting Older’…

About to be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame, Dunedin band The Clean prefer to look forward rather than back…

“It’s a strange thing dealing with other people’s perception of your music and what you stand for as a band.”

A hugely important band in NZ music and this week they will be inaugurated to the …

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[ Written by: | 6 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Holger Czukay is a maverick, a legendary figure revered for his work with the seminal German band Can and for a series of idiosyncratic, original-sounding solo albums.
Rest in peace you most wonderful freak!

 
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Holger Czukay: “I was fired for being too…intriguing.”
…in 1968, one of Stockhausen’s former pupils, a thirty year old shortwave radio enthusiast named Holger Czukay, crept into the the electronic music studios which Stockhausen managed at the West Deutscher Rundfunk and made one of the strangest albums to be released in what was already one of music’s strangest periods
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[ 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 …

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[ Written by: | 14 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]

Scratched his head, then pulled his ear… viva the hand!

 
Scratched his head, then pulled his ear
Reached out for a glass of beer
Ricky’s hand [Repeat: x1]
From the pocket it pulled five pound
Ricky bought another round
Ricky’s hand [Repeat: x1]
In the dark it found his zip
Wiped his mouth when he was sick
Ricky’s hand [Repeat: x3]
Six pints later he waved goodbye
Picked his nose and squashed a fly
Ricky’s hand [Repeat: x1]
Slamming the door it grasped the wheel
Now Ricky’s full of man appeal
Ricky’s hand [Repeat: x1]
Ricky contravened the highway code
The hand lies severed at the side …

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[ Written by: | 26 Sep 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

This is an absolute corker of a track, up loud and when it kicks it, boom!
If you came here for the happy Monday’s and are now a better person – you’re welcome!
 

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[ Written by: | 20 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

As a young man I spent a year or two living in a flat at 668 Grey Street in the torn, we called the place naturally the neighbour of the beast and got up to all kinds of beastly things-  not as a consequence of our locale but because we were a house of young men who liked to drink, party and generally do things.
One of the residents at the time recently posted a link to some old live recordings of bands our friends were in at the time and as …

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[ Written by: | 19 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

I have lists… lots of lists… one of which is a list of songs I just want to hear – often songs I own on vinyl but the wax in question is in storage… so this itch forms that haunts me. Not constantly or any brain damaging kind of itch, just a seemingly random mental reminder that I really want to hear a song and this always sends me off on internet searches usually youtube based wanting to hear the song and put it to bed – if the songs …

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[ Written by: | 9 Jun 2016 | One Comment | ]

Some days you stumble on a track that takes you somewhere else that has no bearing on where you first arrived and from there you end up at yet some other place… this is called seeking music, I do it via small children nd have a wonderful collection of peppa pig bootlegs to show for it.
Todays youth bought me to this… a track I used to regularly play on the radio back in 91 I got here via a remix and the inter webs, in which we are currently
Fucking hell …

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[ Written by: | 1 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

FUCK YEAH!