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  • Ethan Tucker,

    Not a clip, but knowing PA is a fan I snapped this Ladi6 gig poster in East Berlin on Sunday. She gets around.

    Wellington • Since Apr 2008 • 119 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ethan Tucker,

    Cool!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Marcus Turner, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Russell. I got rather trapped on the NZ On Screen Site. Nostalgia can actually be a bit painful.

    Since Nov 2006 • 212 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    I've had this stuck in my head since it aired a few nights ago. Daniel Radcliffe can not just act, but also sing and dance ... who knew?

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3207 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Rhian Sheehan is awesome! I was introduced to his work by his wonderful book collaboration with his photographer Dad, Grant: New Zealand Landscapes. You're supposed to listen to the music while you look at the pictures, but both music and pictures also stand alone.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington,

    No music clip but an entertaining Friday read from Mad Decent's Diplo in Vanity Fair partying at Carnival in Trinidad:

    There were the early fêtes—the soca rave, then an after-party, then some eight or nine a.m. breakfast raves sponsored by more liquor companies, then a drive home for a shower, then the day street parade. Then repeat. Times three. The last time I managed 30 hours, one of my teeth fell out. So say what you want—these are a resilient people.

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 949 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    And, ooo, it's Friday, so I finally get to post this wee gem, Icelandic bands that are not Sigur Rós, as introduced to you by your friend, Iceland.

    It's even funnier because I found this link in Sigur Rós's FB feed.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    In a claw back to previous weeks, I've been desperately wanting to hear SJF So Long, Marianne for some reason, but can't find it to beg, borrow, or legitimately download for money, anywhere.

    So in the mean time, here's the original.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Russell. I got rather trapped on the NZ On Screen Site.

    That is not about being trapped but entranced!

    Out in the Street made New Zealand seem like a more exciting place.

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

  • Geoff Lealand,

    On a recent Later With Jools, Rumer sang a lovely, lovely song Aretha. Anyone willing to post it, if available?

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

  • Geoff Lealand,

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

  • Geoff Lealand,

    oops. That didn't quite work---but my intentions were noble.

    On another topic, I would be interested in thoughts about the new version of Brighton Rock As a huge fan of Greene, I went to it with some reservations (given the lukewarm reviews) but it had some really good things going for: Pinkie was a truly horrible, horrible monster; the character of Rose was very sensitively done, Helen Mirren is good, and there is authentic seediness in the settrings.

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

  • Bruce Wurr,

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 97 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Bruce Wurr,

    Meant to post this last week

    NB: If you paste any full Youtube link (including the 'http' but none of the square brackets bizzo like other links here), it embeds automatically so people can see what it is:

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to recordari,

    Thanks recordari! In a difficult week - which included me mislaying some of treasured cds (now, thankfully retreived) - just listening to "Marianne" made a difference-

    islander, who is not a fan of the Cloud in any way/shape/unform-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Bruce Wurr,

    thanks Sacha, I thought I'd done that.....sigh......you helped me last time, I even looked up the last post!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 97 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    Thanks to this Metafilter post, today I learned about the Jolly Boys.

    Here, they look their best:

    Here, they sound better:

    I am suspicious of all these "hey, we discovered cool old dudes" revivals, but I like this too much to care.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Bruce Wurr,

    I thought I'd done that

    force of habit (said the nun to the bishop)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

    Speaking of nostalga, I saw Disasteradio last night on Brick Lane, at a Nintendo themed gig. The MCs were dressed as Mario and Luigi, which was pretty neat for the 30 something aged audience

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1022 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Ben Austin,

    Speaking of nostalga, I saw Disasteradio last night on Brick Lane, at a Nintendo themed gig. The MCs were dressed as Mario and Luigi, which was pretty neat for the 30 something aged audience

    Did Sonic and Tails happen to crash the party? Or did the bouncers intercept them at the door?

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5429 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    I woke up with Tainted Love in my head and no one to blame.

    And then I remembered the Cults.

    PS. If you’re wondering how I got there, sing ‘baby baby’ behind the intro. Love this song, but.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    They didn't have appropriate ID, which personally, I think was just an easy way for the Bouncers to say "your trainers are too casual"

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1022 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Aw, damn. Gil Scott Heron has died:

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Gil Scott Heron has died

    Still waiting to see media confirmation. But yes, bugger.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    Oh god, no...

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

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