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Hard News: Friday Music: You are among friends

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  • Russell Brown, in reply to JacksonP,

    Totally.

    Double dutch

    Ha! Good work.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Ben McNicoll, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Think an afrobeat band in the 1980s forced to play american top 40s radio hits... It's gonna be fun.

    Grey Lynn • Since May 2007 • 115 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Paul Waite,

    Proof of your thesis (for me) Russell is that when I heard the sister’s song it immediately reminded me of the McRae number, then scrolled down and found it was the very same!

    It was the opening oooooh-ooh that got me going.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    hopefully that’s just the lazy publisher’s PR rather than from the book…

    Hi Ian ... "Are you a Roger Shepherd fan? Sign up now for Roger Shepherd alerts, including news and special offers"

    Since Dec 2006 • 234 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    I'm pleased a handful - as such - of Prince's NZ fans got to see him, but why in such a smallish (given his status / popularity) venue ?

    He could've packed out Vector Arena, surely ? I can only assume his management were badly advised as to potential audience size / popularity ?

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 760 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari, in reply to Grant McDougall,

    or they want to do small intimate venues rather than just play for big paydays/crowds

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 540 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Oh, bugger! Anthonie Tonnon has been my most-played music this summer (so perfect for long road trips) but I have a prior commitment in March 11. My colleague Gareth Schott is playing at the Hamilton Fringe Festival.
    But I do have Sufjan Stevens next week.

    Sometimes, there is too much to see and hear over the summer months,

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2557 posts Report Reply

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    Auckland • Since Mar 2013 • 6 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Stephen Adams,

    Nice! Although I'm scared that listening to it in the daylight will break the spell ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Oh, bugger! Anthonie Tonnon has been my most-played music this summer (so perfect for long road trips) but I have a prior commitment in March 11.

    I've been really looking forward to it – and now I have to have minor surgery (getting a pesky lump cut out of my nose) the day before and won't be able to make it. Bah.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Hugh Wilson, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The Lijadu / McRae spot is a good one, well done!

    Theres another Lijadu Sisters song which is semi well known – Life is gone down low

    I happened to find the Lijadu Sisters ‘Double Trouble’ album in an op shop last year (alongside Don Cherry & Buddy guy albums no less!) – a ‘needle in the haystack’ moment for sure, but hopefully not my only one :)

    re: Afro Disco, not sure if you saw my post referencing voodoo funk’s Frank Gosner about two weeks back – I think his excavations / releases could be up your alley, as would the mighty William Onebayor (theres a good documentary on him as well, which is worth tracking done – Mr Fantastic or something, if my memory serves me well)

    Melbourne • Since Feb 2013 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Hugh Wilson,

    I happened to find the Lijadu Sisters ‘Double Trouble’ album in an op shop last year (alongside Don Cherry & Buddy guy albums no less!) – a ‘needle in the haystack’ moment for sure, but hopefully not my only one :)

    Score!

    I found a well-priced copy of the Rough Guide compilatiion (which has some other great tunes) via Discogs. It's costing more to ship from Canada than the LP itself costs, but it's still a good deal.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to bob daktari,

    or they want to do small intimate venues rather than just play for big paydays/crowds

    Yeah, the show he just played in Oakland was in a venue with a mere 3000 seats.

    (I was at the 10pm one in Auckland and it was truly one of the greatest live musical things I've ever seen.)

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

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Danielle,

    (I was at the 10pm one in Auckland and it was truly one of the greatest live musical things I’ve ever seen.)

    Sticking determinedly – well okay, desperately – to my "Yah, he was great when I saw him in 1986 too" talking point.

    It sounds like it was awesome.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

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