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Hard News: Music: The year the second-greatest Christmas song beat the greatest to number one

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  • Mike O'Connell,

    It's been a another tough year under a layer of Teflon... where would we be without the Fall at Christmas time?!

    Yes, that is William S Burroughs. And this is pretty cool from Tom Waits

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report

  • JacksonP,

    Merry Whatsits, all you saints and sinners.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report

  • Mike O'Connell, in reply to JacksonP,

    A sinful Christmas wish... that Aaron Tokona does something magical funk heaven mashup with the Nielson brothers in 2016! Enjoy your day wherever you are... i'm heading outside and Into the Sunshine

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report

  • chris,

    Mawkland • Since Jan 2010 • 1302 posts Report

  • Ross Francis,

    There is of course this version of 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' with Mariah Carey and, um, Jimmy Fallon. It doesn't sound like a girl band at all!

    Wairarapa • Since Apr 2012 • 26 posts Report

  • Ian Dalziel,

    RIP – Lemmy
    I think I might go and eat the rich in his memory…

    Meanwhile here’s a Silver Machine to be going on with...


    RIP – Stevie Wright
    Easybeats’ singer dies…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Tex Tips…
    Was at the Cabana website today and noticed the excellent guide for musicians performing there compiled by the late Ian Morris seems to have disappeared;
    Found it on the Wayback machine – it is still applicable to most live performing situations and should maybe be added to Audioculture’s Ian Morris page somehow (along with his recording tips too)…


    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report

  • Russell Brown,

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report

  • Farmer Green, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Sheesh that would have been good to read before we did this.
    Mind you , as Ian wrote , old timers oughta know this stuff.
    Live in the Cabana, a couple of years ago :-

    Lower North Island • Since Nov 2012 • 778 posts Report

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