Posts by Alan Perrott

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Shopping News, in reply to Russell Brown,

    weren't it just - I spent well over the odds I was expecting and still had to walk away from real wants. Pleased I got out early.

    But jesus, some air conditioning in some of those stores would be good. Odour de goat gets a bit on the nose after an hour or two.

    went to Dr JCC as well, but for mine the PA was too bassy/ mid range and you couldn't make out the bleeding words when he got his dander up. Still, his between poem stand up was amusing enough.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Shopping News, in reply to Ken Double,

    for sure, prices for new vinyl are now taking the piss. $70 is mad.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Shopping News,

    I'm less fussed by the nature of the RSD releases than I am about the impact they have on pressing plants. Labels like Numero deal with it all the time with the majors clogging up production by repressing oodles of bullshit no-one needs.

    And I it's hard to enjoy the middle-aged elbows and knees you have to contend with for releases few people would raise an eyebrow over at other times. It's like there's blood in the water.
    Yeah I know, first world etc and so on, whatever.
    Still, a pint and a rummage at Groovy will be grand after the annual crush at Southbound - it's the baking innit. And I'd like to finally see Wax Chattels.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: In troubled…,

    hey Russell, found some disco bangers in the RG bargain bins - struck a seam of 80s/ 90s 12" that had me looking over my shoulder to check if anyone else was going to jump in to a box ahead of me.

    Anyways, I've always thought Boney M'd have some goodies and I got two on the same album. This is my fave but:

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Roundup,

    wow, that Carnivorous etc and so on is my kind of stuff. like it very much.

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  • Hard News: Music! Is Everything ..., in reply to Sacha,

    well I would but someone's nicked the taps.

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  • Hard News: Waitangi: Just enjoy the day,

    As an aside, I was at Neil Oliver's talk at the Town Hall a few weeks back, cracked ribs and all. It was a largely grey-haired assembly - me included unfortunately - and you could feel a certain bristling in the air when he raised the issue of Maori land confiscations.
    He paralleled them with the Highland confiscations - which occurred at much the same time - and the way in which those wounds remain raw, even for him, and how the memory is passed down the generations.
    From where I was sitting it felt like quite a lightbulb moment for many present. Which was good and kind of sad at same time. It still takes a whiteman context.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Bar None, and…,

    yeah man, we're just a teensy tiny bit excited by what's in store. Baker's dotting a few final tees, but we hope to be able to confirm everything next week.

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  • Hard News: Music: 2017 – this is not a list,

    thanks for that matey, and yeah, it's been a hell of a ride. also, we've made a few exciting (important) discoveries since it came out, so roll on Vol 2.

    also also, great non-list list.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Not Dead Yet,

    cheers man, to be frank we're probably the least likely standard bearers for NZ funk etc, but we're giving it a fair lash. really looking forward to meeting to Totals' lads and ready to road test for tracks for Vol 2.

    We've been spun out by the reception. we knew we were going to surprise some people, but so stoked by the uptake for the vibe we were aiming for.

    feeling a lot of feels and gassed for tomorrow night.

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