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  • steven crawford,

    (Imagine what I could do with this brain if it wasn't filled with dubiously accurate song lyrics.)

    What are you implying?

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4414 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    Thanks all for the Darcy clips. I never knew.

    The Jolene cover has just gone international :-)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1645 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    [I] used to crash parties and Maseratis.

    Surely one of the greatest rhymes in the history of Pop.

    Not just for the linguistic trickery, which is delightful, but also for the vividness of the imagery in such a succint phrase; the sort of person who would not only find themselves in the position of driving - and then doing so so recklessly as to crash - a (presumably, someone else's) Maserati, but could then weasel their way behind the wheel of another one, and then crash that, too!

    I'm thrown back to memories of a few people I knew years ago who would totally do that sort of thing and if I took a whole paragragh, I doubt I could describe them better.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Nik Dirga,

    Was Lawrence Arabia not eligible? I really am digging his Chant Darling album.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 26 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Was Lawrence Arabia not eligible? I really am digging his Chant Darling album.

    Yeah, he was eligible -- you didn't read the post!

    But stay tuned for Lawrence-Arabia-and-Public-Address news ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew G,

    Still, I wish Ladyhawke aka Pip Brown all the very best (her singles are good revisionist fun), even if I wonder whether, rightly or wrongly, her international career may go the same way as the Datsuns- i.e. a brief, bright spark only to come crashing down when the press moves onto the next fad. She came accross as a top sort at the awards, though. Good for her.

    You couldn't hold that against her. 90% of all artists in her position suffer this, especially in England. She's already achieved more than most (if I remember rightly, NME listed 3 or4 of her songs in their top 50 songs of 2008?).
    They are good pop songs regardless of the 80's sound. Change the production and the songs would still work.

    Napier • Since Mar 2007 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Thanks all for the Darcy clips. I never knew.

    Twas an Auckland phenomenon.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    big black nemesis, parthenogenesis

    Once lived in a room previously inhabited by Barry Andrews' toddler offspring who clearly inherited some talent.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • conseismal,

    Swing low sweet chariot, come down easy
    Taxi to the terminal zone;
    Cut your engines, cool your wings,
    And let me make it to the telephone.

    Los Angeles give me Norfolk Virginia,
    Tidewater four ten O nine
    Tell the folks back home this is the promised land callin'
    And the poor boy's on the line


    i crash parties and maseratis feels kind of.. like a broken line
    compared to that which gave one the compulsion and purely rhythmic rationale to rhyme and get rhyming in the .. first place..

    Since Jul 2009 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • conseismal,

    (and quite possibly related in its own rite
    to 'i use tampons and crampons'
    as performed by the incredible
    chart-clawing kwi combo
    Chiefly About the Ranges)

    Since Jul 2009 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • bronwyn,

    <quote>This is all grist to my 'Dolly: She's So Underappreciated!' mill. (One of my ambitions is to go to Dollywood and buy ridiculous tchotchkes.</quote)>

    A bit late on this one Danielle, but can I get a badge for the Dolly Appreciators Club too?

    Apparently Dollywood takes on casual people to work there over summers.

    tamaki makaurau • Since Nov 2006 • 86 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    Apparently Dollywood takes on casual people to work there over summers

    Tempting, but I've got my heart set on a job at DobbynWorld when it opens.

    Ideally, on the yacht racing ride (NZ *always* wins) or the Flood Rescue.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

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