Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Friday Music: The great full eight

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  • LIISA,

    Hi, the Apple Pie Bed embed is missing (for me).
    Love the contrast between DD and DH - both great.
    Happy Splore.

    Wellie • Since May 2008 • 46 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to LIISA,

    Lawrence Nightingale to the rescue...

    Apple Pie Bed embed is missing

    try this link:
    https://soundcloud.com/lawrence-arabia/apple-pie-bed-demo

    ...if it was a wine (or cider) I'd say:
    "lightly sparkling, with glints of Nilsson and Wilson, from the Beatlesque gravels, a good vintage. Cellar plenty. Quaff often!"
    or something like that
    :- )

    I've just 'discovered', and have been enjoying, Warren Ellis's* excellently curated ambient music podcasts, not to mention his and Paul Duffield's FreakAngels web comic

    *That's the comic-writing Warren Ellis, not the musician one in The Bad Seeds and Grinderman.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7881 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to LIISA,

    Hi, the Apple Pie Bed embed is missing (for me).

    Thanks. my internet was behaving a bit oddly yesterday – I thought it had loaded. Fixed now!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    *That’s the comic-writing Warren Ellis, not the musician one in The Bad Seeds and Grinderman.

    Guess which one I immediately thought of?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I've just 'discovered', and have been enjoying, Warren Ellis's* excellently curated ambient music podcasts, not to mention his and Paul Duffield's FreakAngels web comic

    The thing that was really crap about FreakAngels was that it finished. Loved it and loved waiting for the next edition (A whole week?? Gods dammit !). Might be time to reread (again)

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2929 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Easterbrook,

    Oh wow, I'd forgotten about FreakAngels. So good.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 262 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to nzlemming,

    Might be time to reread (again)

    I found it via
    my local library

    wouldn't surprise me if Scorpio Books stock it as well, now they have a new home in 'town'.
    (heck, I remember Scorpio when it was Pisces and out in Fendalton...)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7881 posts Report Reply

  • Stupid,

    I just listened to all the Taite finalists in a row... one could be forgiven for thinking it was an audition for a new Lynch movie, well that was my first reaction, anyway since I'd gone to the trouble of searching out the clips, here they are, hear for yourself.

    SJD, Saint John Divine
    Nadia Reid, Listen to Formation, Look for the Signs
    Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Multi-Love
    Princess Chelsea, The Great Cybernetic Depression
    The Phoenix Foundation, Give Up Your Dreams
    Anthonie Tonnon,  Successor
    Marlon Williams, Marlon Williams
    Silicon, Personal Computer
    Silicon, Burning Sugar

    Oh yeah, if you can spot the mistake, there's a reason for it ;-)
    Happy SPLORE and PRIDE weekend.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 71 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    I love Anthonie Tonnon's 'Successor'. Such great music for long road trips. Even more impressed to receive friendly emails from him, when I asked about future gigs,

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2537 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    I read the news today, oh boy…
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/gig-reviews/77104624/review-raggamuffin-2016-a-night-of-noshows-rejigs-and-reggae

    Raggamuffin organisers must be dreaming if they’d thought The Game would get through NZ Customs unquestioned – despite promoters lying to punters telling them the rapper had missed his flight from Dubai (something you’d think they’d have known at least 17 hours earlier than his performance slot) transpires he was stopped at NZ Customs, and promoters knew, but chose not to tell punters until 5pm Saturday.
    I wonder if all the pictures of marijuana joints and buds on his instagram page helped his cause any?
    And really, what hope for the later NZ dates they’ve ‘promised’ then?

    The Stuff reporter/reviewer (Ashley Ropati), despite I assume free tickets and publicity hand outs, still can’t even spell the acts and festival correctly:
    Ragamuffin instead of Raggamuffin (2nd-to-last paragraph)
    Macey Gray instead of Macy Gray
    See-Lo Green instead of CeeLo Green
    (and I wouldn’t strictly call CeeLo’s cancelling in October ’a late no-show’ either)

    they also write about a situation being ‘diffused’ – aaaargh!!!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7881 posts Report Reply

  • Howard Edwards,

    Thanks for the link to the history of Charles Begg and Co, Russell. I remember a lot of musos in ChCh used to hang out there, including Neville Claughton who worked there for many years. In particular I recall seeing Eddie Hansen and other members of the as-yet unknown band Ticket jamming instore back in the late sixties.

    Albany • Since Apr 2013 • 66 posts Report Reply

  • Hugh Wilson,

    On the summer festival tip, came across this recent ‘Rainbow Serpent’ set by Mista Savona, download button too:


    https://soundcloud.com/mistasavona/rainbow-serpent-festival-2015-mista-savona-dj-set

    Melbourne • Since Feb 2013 • 164 posts Report Reply

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