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Hard News: Ready for the Weekend

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  • Steve Barnes,


    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report

  • recordari,

    For a mouldy old bastard, this 12" mix of his new single is well fab in a plastic Motown way.

    This mouldy old bastard thanks you. And Russell for the 'too legit to quit' download link. Shit, did I just inadvertently reference MC Hammer, again?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report

  • Simon Grigg,

    Our weekend in this part of the world is rather dominated by the mayhem, largely peaceful so far, of Thai democratic murmurings:

    Redshirts (this morning) in Sukhumvit / Chit Lom

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3284 posts Report

  • Rob Hosking,

    Came across this Weller collaboration with someone called Andy Lewis a year or so back on an Uncut giveaway compilation. Boring picture, great picture is boring the the song is great. The tune is very Motown, the horns very Stax-ish

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report

  • Ian Dalziel,

    In related news, Paul Weller just received the NME gong for being a 'Godlike Genius'. While the title does seem a bit OTT, I agree he deserves at least equal status to Bobbie Gillespie.

    So what songs did this God bloke write?
    I've heard the GOD track on Onset/Offset's Solid Kryptonite Hits LP from the '80s - but I thought that was an acronym for Gordon On Drugs...


    re: the Hollie Smith album (catch her on tour in
    April ) - guitars by Tyson Smith (no relation), he's one to watch, his debut album is out in early April, or try and catch the Tyson Smith Trio or his work with sister Tamara in the brilliant "World Music" band Mundi as well or check his website
    oh by the way I'm a fan... :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report

  • Karen Prentice,

    thanks for that Ian - I think you are my old friend from South Intermediate and Cashmere

    South Korea • Since Oct 2008 • 1 posts Report

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Ian - I think you are my old friend from South Intermediate and Cashmere

    Well spotted that woman!
    Karen - so that's where you got to... ;- )
    How wonderful to hear from friends in exotic places... aaahh, the scattered alumni of Mr Moore's Room at South Intermediate... (I believe Kristin K took to the Law, Katherine M went to the Library & Janet W took to the Media... the others?)

    Feel free to click on the email icon under my post count and drop me a line - to precis the past quarter century +....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report

  • recordari,

    Listening to Conan and the Mockasins and realized why it had that slight air of familiarity. It is certainly unique and very cool, but it did remind me of The Legendary Pink Dots, who I loved back in the 80s.

    The first two songs on Snat are just brilliant. The rest is growing on me.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report

  • philipmatthews,

    Fans of all things early 80s should check this very good Jon Savage column and its embedded Section 25 song. From a time when post-punk electronics crossed over with early rap/electro jams ...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2007 • 656 posts Report

  • Rachaelking,

    ...mainly by people that had little or no connection to the Dunedin scene at that time

    How incredibly patronising, Grant! Philip has stated it exactly as it was, that I played "for a time" (and yes, recorded, but with your connections you'd know that), which pretty much sums up my entire patchwork musical background. Everything was just for a time. And a lovely time it was. It only ever gets mentioned as a curiosity. You can relax now.

    Since Nov 2009 • 18 posts Report

  • Sacha,

    How's writing, now that you're here?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report

  • Rachaelking,

    Ha! Non-existent at the moment due to the baby that popped out just after the last novel was finished. Two kids. Tired. Writing on hold. Not for long I hope. Thanks for asking!

    Since Nov 2009 • 18 posts Report

  • Rachaelking,

    I'll amend that. It's not non-existent. The ideas are still ticking over and sometimes words make it onto the screen or page. I'll change it to 'slowly'.

    Since Nov 2009 • 18 posts Report

  • Rob Stowell,

    Half-way through and enjoying Magpie Hall a lot. Just thought I'd mention it :)

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2120 posts Report

  • Rachaelking,

    Thanks Rob!

    Since Nov 2009 • 18 posts Report

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