Hard News by Russell Brown


Friday is for ...

You know the drill by now.

This week's Media7 went really well. Tracey Nelson did indeed know more about rugby than anyone, even Greg McGee, and Finlay Macdonald was very droll. The funniest moment, however, is their colective non-answer to the final question in the discussion. You can watch it here.

Tom Scott's Young, Gifted and Broke project has launched its new website. The idea of the project and the site is to provide a focus and a shopfront for a group of Auckland artists (both visual and musical). There's a release party featuring Home Brew, @peace and others at Khuja Lounge tomorrow night.

Also tomorrow night: Pitch Black play live at The Cloud from about 10pm. That might freak a few people out.

Have you secured your ticket for my LATE at the Museum on Thursday, October 6? Seriously, you really ought to think about it. The details are here, or you can just head straight over the Museum website and buy your $20 ticket online.

As recordari has noted, the online ticket purchase might be a tad slow, but its titular options are spectaclar. How could you not choose the option of registering as "Wing Commander"?

Righto, tunes ...

The excellent rocksteady reggae blog has a download of Delano Stewart's rare, gorgeous 1970 album Stay A Little Bit Longer, produced by Mrs Sonia Pottinger.

If you bought music in the 80s, you may recognise this ...

Human League - Being Boiled - Salvador Darkly Re-edit by Salvador Darkly

And this ...

The Cure Lullaby Freqnik's "Paid in Full " mix by Freqnik & WDRE

Alhough there's no download option, Leftside Wobble has excelled himself with this awesome Bill Withers re-edit:

Who Is He & What Is He To You (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble

Hat-tip to Mark Cubey for this slab of 'Ride on Time'-sampling madness:

And, finally, the first track from Fabulous/Arabia the new collaboration between Lawrence Arabia and Mike Fabulous. Oh yes ...

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