Excellent piece Russell. Campbell Live's webpage says John Key is on the show tonight.
Malcolm - perhaps The Civic could run a tour every month/quarter etc. Could be a great thing for locals and tourists.
Also, do you know if the boxes at each side of the stage are usable? Do OSH regulations prevent their use?
I am keen to get seats in one of the lower ones for next year's Wilco concert. The upper boxes would be right next to the speaker stacks, so I am less keen on those.
and it is a New Zealand company as well.
But back to Ry and Nick Lowe: when people started to yell that it was too loud
I thought her mandolin was too loud and distorted and that that was what the complaints were about. I also thought the lead guitar was too quiet. Otherwise fine.
What did others think?
Ry and Nick were fabulous.
but really its exactly the same as before except this time we have a net retailer taking its 1/3 for doing less than the previous retailer did (no actual stock, no shop floor and high street rent).
Yes, but the Net retailer has to have computers, website/interface (that is well presented and well designed), internet, staff to maintain all of this, some form of accounting etc and still has to have the gear and staff somewhere.
Also they are taking a risk setting up the online store so they need to be compensated for that risk somewhere.
So, it is the same as before, but different. Not having stock on shelves would be a huge benefit for their working capital requirements.
It does my head in that the majors won't put at least back-catalogue stuff on eMusic. It borders on negligence.
Well said, sir!
They have a pot of gold sitting in their vaults and will not allow access to it. Or only allow limited access at best.
One of the frustrations with music stores (including online varieties - eg Marbecks and Real Groovy) is that they never carry stock. So if you still want a CD, with a booklet etc that is not "mainstream" you have to order it and wait.
I'm off to visit eMusic now.
From the Wired article:
In response, Rock Band publisher MTV Games is now boycotting Warner artists, according to a source close to the negotiations.
I wonder how the Warner artists feel about that or if they were consulted. They may be upset in light of this:
Music games are proven earners—Aerosmith has reportedly earned more from Guitar Hero : Aerosmith than from any single album in the band's history.
Caution: This link may bring on a bout of nostalgia!!
'Out on the Street' by Space Waltz
"She talks to everyone she meets". Amazes me how I can remember a big chunk of that song, but I cannot remember where I left my mobile or my keys on most days.
Did anyone else spend nights tuned to Radio Hauraki? Hoping the reception would survive for more than a few songs. Sure beat the radio stations in HB in those days.
Kids these days have it lucky.