Posts by Barry Allan

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Festival of Non-Dudeyness,

    I am sure I read here about the spotiify playlist of Laneway artists, and yet I can't seem to find the post: I wanted to thank that poster. I can't go this year, and the playlist both provides some solace and increases my regret at not being there. Haven't seen Jakob for years! At least I'll get to see Courtney Barnett in a couple of weeks: I only heard about her here and have discovered that I love the narratives of her songs.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2013 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Bits and pieces,

    I wonder if you've come across this: - Coláiste Lurgan's Irish reimagining of 'Royals'? Sounds rather fab.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2013 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The First Time,

    I lived in the country with unmusical, Merv Smith loving parents so never got to any gigs until I was 20, with one exception - a member of the Bulldogs Allstar Goodtime Band taught at my school, so they put on a show when I was about 11, in 1972 or thereabouts.

    But I really went for it with my first paid for gig - 1981 Sweetwaters with Roxy Music (I would have gone in 1980 except my geography was so shakey I thought it was somewhere near Gisborne, which I deemed too far to drive).

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2013 • 3 posts Report Reply