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Hard News: Friday Music: Lorde's Mixtape

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  • Samuel Scott,

    That Watercolours track was on my first playlist thingy too. Great tune. A pretty cool selection.

    South Wellington • Since Feb 2008 • 315 posts Report Reply

  • Ken Double,

    Saw old Daddypants in Melbourne and was seriously hoping he'd play "Just Like Fire Would". He did not oblige, so I'm grateful to see that.

    And I do like to see a Roland JC120 in its native habitat. You guys must have been popular with the neighbours. Those things are loud.

    Wellington • Since Dec 2012 • 119 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott,

    that new stuff is all well and good, but I scored this this morning...and it's pretty sweet.

    oh, and now I see why Lorde was too busy to answer all my questions, hurumph.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Ken Double,

    ears lookin' atchoo...

    And I do like to see a Roland JC120 in its native habitat.

    You'll be gutted you missed this Sonic Garage Sale
    to benefit the auricle gallery in New Regent st, Chchch.
    Arguably the only street in central Chchch!
    :- )

    But don't listen to me - go there ^^^ tonight (Fri6Dec8pm)
    Go on, give in to the gray parade,
    go see/hear/feel/taste/smell, the...
    Roy Montgomery, Bruce Russell, Peter Stapleton Experience
    and guests....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Ken Double,

    But don't listen to me - go there

    Oh brave new world that has such gadgets in it.

    Wellington • Since Dec 2012 • 119 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ken Double,

    And I do like to see a Roland JC120 in its native habitat. You guys must have been popular with the neighbours. Those things are loud.

    Oddly enough, while I’ve lived in flats where the band would plague the neighbours, I don’t think that was one of them.

    Although, I confess, we did sometimes behave quite badly as a household. In the happiest of ways.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Samuel Scott,

    That Watercolours track was on my first playlist thingy too. Great tune. A pretty cool selection.

    It is.

    Also, I know I'm not the only one hanging out for the next Watercolours EP with 'Night Swimmer' on it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Roy Montgomery, Bruce Russell, Peter Stapleton Experience
    and guests….

    Mature and tasty.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Johnston,

    Speaking as Eddie's Dad, I have appreciated the respect and support that Lorde has given her musical friends back home while she conquers the world. It has also been a privilege to get to know some of the other artists on this list - there is a LOT of talent out there,... Thanks to Russell for sharing this!

    Wellington • Since Sep 2013 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Peter Johnston,

    Speaking as Eddie’s Dad, I have appreciated the respect and support that Lorde has given her musical friends back home while she conquers the world. It has also been a privilege to get to know some of the other artists on this list – there is a LOT of talent out there,…

    There is. I'm starting to wonder if there might be something on a Flying Nun scale going on. There's a sense of cohesion about that whole list.

    The common point is direct access to the means of production -- which in the early Nun days meant forsaking studios for halls and lounges and four-track tape recorders.

    The difference now is a far higher degree of competence in the basic business of music. And a freakin' big star to make the world watch.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

  • Nic Brown, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Although, I confess, we did sometimes behave quite badly as a household. In the happiest of ways.

    I am not going to name the individual involved, but when I worked with Lesley in the 90s, we were sharing flatting horror stories, and she vividly described the pile of moldy dishes they found under a certain tenants bed when that person moved out.

    Vividly described. Like a tale from 'Nam, told around a campfire.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Johnston, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Maybe a pirated copy of Ableton Live is this generation's version of Doug Hood's trusty four-track!

    Wellington • Since Sep 2013 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • andrew r,

    When I come accross them, I always get at least one out loud laugh per NG interview. A tall order. Good on ya Noel. Meanwhile, gotta get on with listening to these music links. Thanks.

    auckland • Since May 2007 • 99 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Peter Johnston,

    Maybe a pirated copy of Ableton Live is this generation's version of Doug Hood's trusty four-track!

    Boom.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    willowhack...

    sometimes behave quite badly as a household.
    In the happiest of ways.

    sounds like....
    Cricket...


    Life's rich tape history...

    ...this generation’s version of Doug Hood’s trusty four-track!

    Technically that'd be Chris Knox's trusty four-track,
    and Doug Hood's technical acumen & unflagging enthusiasm,
    but iconically better known as the triumphant triumvirate
    of Knox/Hood/Teac...
    Canonizing fodder all!

    ...and let's not forget the extensive missionary work
    undertaken amidst the heathens of Dunedin by St Roy...

    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    And speaking of such things, Andrew Schmidt's article on The Stones has gone up on Audioculture. Features photographs of youthful hi-jinks.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Peter Johnston,

    a pirated copy of Ableton Live

    and maybe some of our national investment in music-making infrastructure should be in that direction

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

    Saw Dobbyn and McGlashun last night at the Union Church in Islington. I'd forgotten quite how melancholic their respective music can be. Or maybe it was the venue? Either way a good night

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1027 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Sacha,

    Serato

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Ken Double,

    Miranda rights...

    Oh brave new world that
    has such gadgets in it.

    ...and in the firmament, above....

    and latterly below


    ...watch for Eno's breathtaking 'knob-solo' towards the end!

    Fad gadget anyone....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    licenses cost much?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    New David Dallas video, with Ruby Frost, directed by Joel Kefali.

    There’s stuff going on.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    There’s stuff going on

    reckon

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Fad gadget anyone....

    oh hells yes!!!!!!!!!

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 540 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    If you haven't caught it already, here's the deal on Lorde and Laneway.

    She goes to the Grammys (duh!), gets on a plane home and plays a show on the Laneway site two days after the festival. Can't help but think how amazing it will be if she plays that show as a Grammy winner.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

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