thank you Russell - you add so much needed context most outlets consistently ignore/miss
The herald articles are lazy imo... hardly noticing the year music has had locally
(official) Music Charts are a bad hangup, best left to the past or as a curiosity... the people listening to music don't care about the official chart and haven't for a very long time (if ever) and even then they reflected sales (and more recently radio paly too) not popularity - the only charts/playlists that matter are found on spotify, apple music et al, ie where the people are. Even then local acts rarely can compete on the very level playing field of the digital domain
2017 has been a stunner of a year for local artists, as RNZ gets
a bunch of really talented kiwis are making great music (as ever) and a whole lot are actually carving out careers and a living... they've all got audiences, local, globally, online and off, so they're not in the charts
As they say screw the chart
I watch a lot of old skool rave/breakbeat music videos... the comments from those who were there are most enjoyable
From the forthcoming album 'Funkadelic - Reworked by Detroiters'.
A diverse selection of remixers from today’s generation of Detroit producers and musicians, looking back at the immense legacy of Funkadelic and re-imagining it for now, With the re-interpreters chosen to prismatically represent the vastness of Funkadelic’s genre-bending music.
I've been revisiting Hardfloor of late... you might appreciate their remix of Yeke Yeke
do most of my listening on my computer which has a cheap set of speakers and sub connected, youtube mainly - has all the house/techno/electropnic stuff that no one has licensed to any digital platforms
that afro house nonsense is fantastic!
Lorde playing the powerstation is bloody great, and an all ages... respect
bloody hell that Stinky Jim mix is the nuts, bauhaus... madness
It’s obviously not aimed at Millenials themselves because they don’t even read Granny.
these articles do buy into the narrative that if you forgo smashed avo and work hard you too can own a home (with mummies and daddies help) - if young people weren't so lazy and drugged up they'd have that fruit picking job and home on a hill
its the kiwi dream
the government will attempt to prevent all those mortgages from going upside-down
I think you've confused mortgages with banks, individuals will be left to the market...
I've a very similar experience to you (been vaping - argh I loathe that term - for a couple of years now), though haven't really tried to cut nicotine levels as much as I could but am happy with where I am...
I've saved a lot of money... feel healthier... smell nicer... and while I still buy the very occasional packet of marlboros for occasions (I like smoking) I also know never have to because of my addiction - which is liberating in itself
I've managed all of this without trying to give up nor pretending I am