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Hard News: Friday Music: Noise for the neighbours

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  • JacksonP,

    Stoked there's some Watercolours remixes stomping up.

    I've also been hooked on the Dear Time's Waste cover of Patti Smith's Dancing Barefoot.

    Good Lorde, we have some talent here. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Stewart,

    For me, the Powerstation is simply the best live music venue in Auckland. The cash-only bar never has long queues, the sound is usually spot on, and taxis are waiting right outside the door when it's time to go home.

    Basically, it's everything Vector isn't

    Pt Chev • Since Feb 2012 • 70 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Llewellyn,

    For me, the Powerstation is simply the best live music venue in Auckland.

    Could not agree more. Although if the St James were still in use, it would run it fairly close. What has happened to the St James anyway?

    Mt Albert • Since Nov 2006 • 399 posts Report Reply

  • ange wither,

    Loving that Phoenix Foundation video.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • Chip Matthews,

    New vid/project with Anna Coddington and Jason Smith:

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 46 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Cheeseontoast also has the first Lorde publicity photo alongside that remix.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19695 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    So much goodness this week; so much consistency from Watercolours, and the Phoenix Foundation have been producing goodness for such a long time that it’s easy to take for granted just how incredible they are. They might be part of the furniture, but they’re that amazing ornate sofa that fills the room and makes you incredibly comfortable. (Like a few others; have Carter, Donnelly, Runga, or the Neilsons ever made a bad album?)

    My favourite mashup of the week? Call Me A Hole – Carly Rae / Reznor.

    https://soundcloud.com/pomdeterrific/pomdeter-call-me-a-hole

    Loud and stupid. Turn it up and sing along. (Why it works just so well – the songs have the same father.)

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Waugh,

    That Phoenix cover of a fleetwood Mac tune.
    wow channeling ween much?

    I mean that in a good way. ;-)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 98 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    The music thread is most appropriate for this: I am heading off on Saturday morning, for afternoon sessions at WOMAD in New Plymouth, and can offer a ride from Hamilton to New Plymouth to interested parties. Doing something else on Sunday (visiting cinemas) but I could provide a lift back as well. Email me.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2539 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Ward,

    Please, let's not fuck up another urban playspace by covering it with wealthy people's apartments.

    Agreed, but let's also inject some regular, ongoing daily life into the space. Problem with leaving things as "urban playspaces" is they tend to be played in only very occassionally if there's not a "locals" population to keep them going in the off-hours.
    Of course that doesn't just come about by plonking apartments into a space - those empty streets of bare walls and giant garage gates behind the Viaduct are testament to that...

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1727 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Dave Waugh,

    wow channeling ween much?

    Yes! But I also feel like they're giving a nod to Stevie Nicks' nasally delivery. (At least when you listen with headphones. Maybe I'm hallucinating.)

    Since you mentioned Laneway, Russell, some weeks ago when I was listening to Tame Impala I had a fun internet-age detective moment after hearing this:

    And I thought "hang on, that's a cover, I remember liking that song in the 90s", and so I found it:

    And now, since I am in my advanced years, in re-listening to that Blue Boy song I thought "oh hang on, that must be sampled from something ELSE awesome", and a few moments brought me to this:

    This is a pointless story, really, unless it's to note how fucking long it would have taken me to find all this out in, say, 1994. Thank you, internet.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Danielle,

    This is a pointless story, really, unless it's to note how fucking long it would have taken me to find all this out in, say, 1994.

    But wait, there's more...

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to JacksonP,

    Aha! Cool.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Danielle,

    oh hang on, that must be sampled from something ELSE awesome

    excellent

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19695 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Danielle,

    And now, since I am in my advanced years, in re-listening to that Blue Boy song I thought “oh hang on, that must be sampled from something ELSE awesome”, and a few moments brought me to this:

    And that stuff isn't really even in the studio version of that song. It's that one performance. Awes.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22759 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    The Phoenix Foundation cover of "Don't Stop" should be called - "Please stop" -
    Sorry I feel it is a musical crime that is unparalleled in its mediocrity and blandness - it is up there with the Rolf Harris version of Stairway to Heaven - Just brilliant as a form of torture - I bet they use the same wiggly wobbly board thing too - I wonder if they had the wiggly wobbly board thing autogrpahed by Rolf especially for them.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1224 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    Could I, return the favour.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1224 posts Report Reply

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