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Hard News: Friday Music: So Rad

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  • Russell Brown,

    From Radio NZ's Music 101: Bic Runga and Hollie Fulbrook convene to cover Simon and Garfunkel in session:

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell,

    Manager:

    If the coach is going to be Douglas Lilburn, the how about Len Lye as manager! His 'music' is amazing, links via Visual Music and Experimental Film

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell,

    Andrew is also the author of a very welcome profile of Bruce Russell.

    This is an epic piece - which I can't just process just now. I note a recording “Ice-floe-sized bursts of sonic debris” that Bruce made at the Auricle in Christchurch in late 2013 is now available. Also on same bill was Roy Montgomery's "Less is More" - both can be downloaded as mp3 files.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    It keeps coming: The Radio New Zealand field recording of Anthonie Tonnon at the King’s Arms, as showcased at The Wireless

    Tremendous crowd singalong to finish ‘Water Underground’.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    And another. Miley Cyrus's sessions for the homeless and LGBT youth charity Happy Hippie Foundation are quite a revelation. Here she is with Melanie Safka, doing Melanie's 'Look What they Done to My Song, Ma':

    And doing 'Different' with Joan Jett:

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    “Ice-floe-sized bursts of sonic debris” that Bruce made at the Auricle in Christchurch in late 2013

    I think that was this night? Hot nor west feel of early summer ...

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2091 posts Report Reply

  • Greg Wood, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Good lord. That girl can sing! So why doesn't she SING, then?! Makes me sad in so many complicated ways.

    Now back in Aucktown • Since Dec 2006 • 86 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Indeed it was Rob. And a glorious sunset to boot. I note Bruce has done some subsequent shows at the Auricle: End of the Alphabet, No Mean City and this one with Peter Kolovos.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

  • Robert Harvey,

    A bit off topic, but can I bring to your attention, "Cider With Roadies", Stuart Maconie's account of his time writing for NME from around 1987, preceded by his contact with pop music since his mum took him to see the Beatles at the age of three. Wonderfully well written and hilarious. Amazon UK listing.

    Westmere • Since Nov 2006 • 57 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

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  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    wow

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19688 posts Report Reply

  • Graham Dunster, in reply to Robert Harvey,

    On this off topic thread, best books about music written by a musician that I’ve read have been by Man’s Deke Leonard. http://www.northdownpublishing.co.uk/id47.html

    Auckland • Since Nov 2009 • 184 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell,

    It's been a bit of an off topic thread - and here's another one. R.I.P Ian Curtis, 35 years ago today.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

  • Ken Double, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Sorry I'm a little late to this party but I'm heartened the over 35s are starting to appreciate Miley's chops, not to mention her mastery of her own destiny. I'm a fan.

    This should be of particular interest to New Zealanders. (I've forgotten I actually used to like this song....)

    Plainly if Disney does nothing else it teaches you to sing properly.

    Aaaaand............................ Replacements!

    Wellington • Since Dec 2012 • 119 posts Report Reply

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