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Hard News: Friday Music: Magnificent melancholy

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  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Broods have a new single out today. It's called "Free" and the while the video isn't out yet (but will be soon), the song is on all the usual digital platforms.

    It's fabulous pop, and if anyone can break the NZ music drought in the top 40, it's Broods.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Jason Kemp,

    I listened to the Jackson Browne interview on Kim Hill last week and it seems like “These Days” was written by him (when he was 16) but first recorded and made famous by Nico. I may have that wrong.

    During the interview towards the end they played a live version including an intro which may be of interest to those who love that song.

    Jackson Browne: music, politics and ecology

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 368 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers...

    My old 80GB iPod Classic... this device and its tiny hard drive would survive the zombie apocalypse.

    Hence the shuffle function, I guess?
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    Anthonie Tonnon has a new video - for an 'old single' - Sugar in the Petrol Tank. Some of the footage looks familiar, from 'Chinatown' area of Dominion Road

    One year on since its release, still can't get over how damn good his album Successor is

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell, in reply to Jason Kemp,

    it seems like “These Days” was written by

    ...Ian Curtis and JD :-) It's been a while so I dug it out!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    through a glass, lightly…
    Catcher of the rye…?
    definitely a catcher of the eye!
    http://phys.org/news/2014-11-exploring-amazing-patterns-left-whisky.html#nRlv
    and
    www.erniebutton.com

    If you’ve ever looked closely at the dried rings whisky leaves behind in a glass, you may be among the few who’ve noticed just how stunningly beautiful they can be. But what’s behind whisky’s “particle patterning”?

    Initially, the droplet of alcohol-water solution creates a complex mixing flow. Ethanol evaporates first, due to the lower vapor pressure compared to water and, once the ethanol vanishes, a radial pattern can be observed. Further, as the initial ethanol concentration increases, the mobility of the receding contact line is increased as well. And, at high ethanol concentrations, the contact line recedes and draws groups of particles along with it that are then deposited in a ring-shaped pattern.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell,

    Not quite music but... RIP Ronnie Corbett

    I want four candles...

    And, reprised with Harry Enfield, 'e as a problem wif 'is Apple!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Further on the Lontalius tip, here he is talking about the album with Samuel Flynn Scott for Music 101.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Brian Eno just tweeted the link to a 1971 Sun Ra show in the Netherlands.

    It's a very, very good recording. Only hassle is that each track is a separate download. Mr Eno has the finds.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Bad vibrations...
    I see Fairfax and Stuff being helpful to their readers again by running their 'pre tour interview' with Brian Wilson a week after the concert - sigh
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/78451999/the-beach-boys-brian-wilson-battles-on
    It was in the hard copy Sunday today also - at least they got Randle McMurphy spelled correctly in the print edition.

    I'm guessing it wasn't in the Fairfax Events promotions portfolio - a shot across the bows to other promoters perhaps?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell,

    There was recently a bit of a chat about The Walking Dead... last night's season finale Last Day on Earth, with the introduction of Negan, was one of the most gripping, tense and scary finales to anything anywhere that I've seen for a very, very long time.

    I was 'warned' some time ago about Negan by a friend who has never seen the series but is way ahead in the comics. In the episodes preceding there''s been mention of Negan here and there (kind of like Kirk Douglas and 'I'm Spartacus...we're all Spartacus'.)

    But last last night's last half hour or so blew me away. I felt pretty shook up at the end of it. Am I alone in feeling like this?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac,

    Hah, I literally gave away my Yamaha mini-system - purchased in London in 1998 - last week. The only thing wrong with it was the lack of modern connectivity, and the 3 disk CD changer being a bit temperamental.

    I went the full-blown 5.1 audio receiver route - no TV, but I have a projector now. Another Yamaha, and pretty compact as far as modern receivers go. Sounds great with QAcoustic speakers.

    Canberra, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 701 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to TracyMac,

    Ours was actually a micro home theatre system and took CDs in a DVD drive that was achingly slow to scan and start playing. It had an old 30-pin iDevice dock but, of course, no HDMI.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

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