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Hard News: Monday Music! Outrageously right

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  • Sam Bradford,

    I did that survey. Not a bad idea, but I suspect they'll get a lot of answers along the lines of "Yes of course I am often stressed because I have no income".

    The best thing for musicians would be a UBI. Which would also be great for parents, the disabled, the mentally ill, etc. So let's simplify things and just do that.

    New Zealand • Since Jul 2014 • 30 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sam Bradford,

    The best thing for musicians would be a UBI. Which would also be great for parents, the disabled, the mentally ill, etc. So let's simplify things and just do that.

    That would certainly help.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    This just in: Music 101 captured Lawrence Arabia playing 'A Lake' beside ... a lake!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Been trying to like Westside story. Maybe I'm missing something, but the characters don't click for me. It feels a bit 2d. The jokes are ok but it's all a bit stagey; the emotions unreal. I'm gonna keep trying :)

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2108 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    The Clean’s ‘Tally Ho!’ trumpeted the mad dash through the fences of Rugby Park

    As they started mixing in the real footage of that day, I found myself starting to tense. Those were my first real political memories. Conflict inside my family. And then they started playing Tally Ho! and I just started grinning.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Holly Johnson,

    Glastonbury fans voted Leave:

    Auckland • Since Jun 2008 • 10 posts Report Reply

  • Hugh Wilson,

    Slightly tangential, but I saw your tweets about the delayed Friday music post interspersed with reference to f*ckery in the UK - this reminded me of a reggae song called 'White man is f*ckery' which pretty much tells the story of white men being dicks as seen via Jamaican eyes. I was given a rip of it in Japan circa 09 by a Jamaican guy with a reggae shop in Tokyo, who had the blank 45 - its catchy like many of that era, but I gather no one wanted to put their name on it. Suffice to say you won't find it on Spotify!

    Melbourne • Since Feb 2013 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • llew40,

    Glasto looked great, mud n all. Am outlandishly happy that I going to be seeing Sigur Ros (amongst many others) with my 16 year old daughter at Splendour in the Grass in a few weeks time ....

    Since Nov 2012 • 140 posts Report Reply

  • waihekeislander,

    Is there a link for buying those te reo record covers?

    New Zealand • Since Feb 2015 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to waihekeislander,

    Is there a link for buying those te reo record covers?

    You might have to call Arcadia Bookshop and ask..

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Emma Hart,

    As they started mixing in the real footage of that day, I found myself starting to tense.

    Interesting story there. TVNZ treats its library material as a commercial asset and it's very expensive to buy. The breakthrough came when the keepers of Merata Mita's estate were able to give permission to use footage from Patu!.

    Merata's generosity helped NZ On Screen a great deal in its early days. It's nice to know she's helping even now she's not with us.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac, in reply to Russell Brown,

    That's a great story.

    One also has to wonder why TVNZ prices their footage so high, since one assumes it's not exactly a hot market internationally for NZ news footage.

    One also has to wonder why price-gouging occurs when this footage was paid for before TV went commercial. Sure, Westside will be earning revenue, we hope, but I wish we treated our taonga paid for from the public purse and related sources more the way the Americans do.

    Canberra, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 701 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to TracyMac,

    One also has to wonder why TVNZ prices their footage so high, since one assumes it's not exactly a hot market internationally for NZ news footage.

    Because the gummint told them they had to operate in a business-like manner, therefore charging as much as they can. (An alternative theory is that they have made a pig's breakfast out of managing their footage that they put huge fees on it to discourage people from asking for stuff that they can't easily find. That's anecdotal, I have no evidence for it.)

    In America, anything generated by a Federal government entity is automatically public domain unless it's specifically classified. Better in some agencies than others and there's an endless battle to get some stuff declassified, but well in advance of our "open" government.

    EDIT When I was in the E-Government Unit in the early 00's, we did suggest following the American PD model. Went down like a lead balloon and that was with the relatively light-handed Clark government. Key's ultra-politicised public sector is very unlikely to adopt such a view.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2932 posts Report Reply

  • Farmer Green,

    Wow, that survey is so revealing of the misconceptions of the survey designers: I am sure that they will get just the answers that they are looking for :-)
    Did anyone else think that?
    My practice for the last several decades has been to not play music for money.
    As for getting down about the "music industry" . . I mean who gives a tuppenny for that crap.

    Lower North Island • Since Nov 2012 • 776 posts Report Reply

  • Aotearoan,

    Sadly, I have found 'Westside' vapid, albeit with some good and underutilised actors.
    Last week's episode was a ripper though, due in huge part to the music you mention -the fragment of Beat Rhythm Fashion, the infectious glory of the Clean. Liked the footage splicing too- thanks for this and so much more, Merata Mita and those who care for her legacy.

    Northland • Since Jan 2011 • 14 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    TVNZ treats its library material as a commercial asset and it's very expensive to buy.

    Unless you are SkyTV in which case they'll hand over a whole channel's worth for free to keep the Minister happy. #grrr

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

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