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  • Paul Williams, in reply to recordari,

    Speaking of 1981, Don't fight it...

    Love the Blams.

    At the risk of sounding well, like a gloating bastard, I can report the four hour Cure gig was farking brilliant. I reckon the clip below, The Forest, was shot by a bloke just in front of me.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Aidan, in reply to Paul Williams,

    Gloating bastard.

    Canberra, Australia • Since Feb 2007 • 154 posts Report Reply

  • Aidan, in reply to Paul Williams,

    Seriously, how many people were recording that! There is a sea of little glowing screens in the audience. JUST LISTEN TO THE MUSIC YOU SAD BASTARDS!

    (mind you, I am listening to it on youtube at the mo')

    Canberra, Australia • Since Feb 2007 • 154 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    Great magazine, Pilot. Lots of stuff about flying around in MIG-21s and Spitfires, that kinda thing.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Marcus Turner,

    Friday earworm:

    Better sound, but sans pix:

    Since Nov 2006 • 212 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • craigm, in reply to Sacha,

    except for the times when he didn’t quite make it…..<wince>

    Taupo • Since Nov 2007 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Paul Williams,

    At the risk of sounding well, like a gloating bastard, I can report the four hour Cure gig was farking brilliant. I reckon the clip below, The Forest, was shot by a bloke just in front of me.

    I so nearly jumped on a plane for that, and am intensely jealous. Might never happen again. Gloat away.

    Wow, have loved that song for years but had never seen the vid, awesome, thanks Jack!

    Welcome. Speaking of gloating bastards, sifting through that vinyl mentioned earlier, I have the 7" of that very single.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Marcus Turner,

    Lovely!!

    ...and clever!

    Since Nov 2006 • 212 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Marcus Turner,

    ...and clever!

    If that didn't make you feel good, you should probably seek urgent medical attention. I have no idea what they were singing about, but I know it was something happy and good.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Time to pay the bill, Wyman...
    Music contracts at the crossroads

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    This might cheer you up

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams, in reply to Aidan,

    JUST LISTEN TO THE MUSIC YOU SAD BASTARDS!

    It is an odd thing, but it's increasingly common. I think much the same as you - I got a shot, from this song in fact, as a screen saver but beyond that I was there to be there (and they recorded it, I'm guessing for commercial release).

    I so nearly jumped on a plane for that, and am intensely jealous. Might never happen again. Gloat away.

    Recordari, I missed the final Crowded House gig at the Opera House (when living in NZ) and resolved to not miss another gig that actually I could make with a modest effort.

    Lovely

    Marcus, that's quite an understatement. This is stunning, a remarkable performance.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Paul Williams,

    modest effort

    Hmm, define 'modest'. But yes, I regret umming and ahhing. Although, I did get to see them here in 2007 for 3 hours, and got my copy of A Forest signed by Porl Thompson and Simon Gallup. Apparently Robert Smith had the flu, to carry on the theme.

    What was it you said about modest?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    Hmm, define 'modest'. But yes, I regret umming and ahhing. Although, I did get to see them here in 2007 for 3 hours, and got my copy of A Forest signed by Porl Thompson and Simon Gallup. Apparently Robert Smith had the flu, to carry on the theme.

    Coooooool.

    Gallup was amazing to see live, it was his 51st birthday the night of the gig I went to, you'd have thought he was 20 but. So much energy and attitude.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Clubfoot .,

    So the 'Love Boat' went to Puerto Vallarta.
    Where does this one go?

    Cook Strait • Since May 2009 • 9 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Paul Williams,

    So much energy and attitude.

    I think there are a number of bass players that challenge the stereotype expressed in the cartoon linked above, and Gallup is definitely one of them. Try humming a Cure song without the bass.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Music contracts at the crossroads

    Gunfire erupted from a window high above them, but it was only a bass player getting shot for playing the wrong riff three times in a row, and bass players are two a penny in Han Dold City.
    .........

    There was a copter above them now which seemed to be involved in a side skirmish with the band upstairs. Smoke was billowing from the building. The sound engineer was hanging out of the window by his fingertips, and a maddened guitarist was beating on his fingers with a burning guitar. The helicopter was firing at all of them.

    Just a few sentences of background action from the beginning of So Long and Thanks for All The Fish . I really wish Adams had lingered longer in Han Dold City!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Eade,

    Get as healthy as you can, this election will drain you. It's almost impossible to drop governments this early in New Zealand's election cycle. Get well, eat your fruit.

    auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 1112 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Jeremy Eade,

    Thank you for those encouraging words.
    Some of us think that Nats can be fought against on their record to date
    and that there are a lot of disillusioned swing-voters out there that we are connecting to-

    it's rather better than slithering around in a pool of centrifuged banana-juice (or whatever.)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Islander,

    there are a lot of disillusioned swing-voters out there that we are connecting to

    I'd love to believe that but not seeing any evidence in polling

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sacha,

    Sacha - there are some interesting (unfortunately still private) results coming out from Kai Tahu polls. Nobody would be surprised that the Te Tai Toka Maori Party representative is way down, but the amount of disillusion among young voters with the Nats is intriguing...the polls do not go further than Kai Tahu people, so they are obviously skewed, but there is a fairly clear indicator that many young people will be voting Green. And Labour.

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    with a side order of the Global Commission on Drug Policy report that was published yesterday.

    Sigh... that made depressing reading, in a good(-ish) kind of way. I'm not drug policy nerd, but it struck me as a clear, tightly argued statement of the bleeding obvious -- the so-called "war on drugs" isn't achieving anything worth the doing. I expect it to be completely ignored by the very people who should be paying attention.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Andre,

    I think the Herald editor forgot to read yesterday's article about the Global Commission on Drug Policy report and has the gall to give us an opinion piece today urging the criminalisation of the "new synthetic drugs". Ignore the fact that the approach is not working why don't they? They also ignore the top experts in the world by spouting such trash. Grrr. Hope you're feeling better Russell. Winter has definitely arrived.

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 368 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Andre,

    They also ignore the top experts in the world by spouting such trash.

    It's also fair to point out that folks like Fernando Cardoso, Ernesto Zedillo, George Shultz and Paul Volcker aren't exactly bongwater drinking stoners looking for an excuse to get high.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

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