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Hard News: Friday Music: Return of the Rhythm Master

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  • Russell Brown,

    Oh, and one more. Hardy Fox, co-founder of The Residents, died this week. Here he is is being interviewed by Dick Driver in 1986:

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report

  • Geoff Lealand,

    ... and Deathcab For Cutie, at the 2019 Arts Festival.

    Incidentally, what has happened to the Great Blends? There hasn’t been one fir ages and I am pining for one. 🙄

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2562 posts Report

  • LIISA,

    Nice eye-bob theme evolving in the videos today. Here's a hot-off-the-edit-desk audio-visual visit to Orchestra of Sphere's HQ. They're weird, in the best ways.

    Wellie • Since May 2008 • 46 posts Report

  • Hugh Wilson,

    Julien is also a mighty prolific record collector, going by his Instagram, and no doubt some of the African records he's been building up over time were an influence for the new album, I still have a massive weakness for the Opensouls Hui Hui which he had a big hand in (composer and drummer perhaps?, don't have my copy of the 45 at hand), and can't understand why it isn't on the playlist at all the major stadiums around the country for big sporting events !! Move over Slice of Heaven ...

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  • Ian Dalziel,

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  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Holy Helvetica.

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  • Ian Dalziel,


    Just wondering - does anyone out there have a copy of the Penguin edition of John Dix's 'Stranded in Paradise' that they want to sell - or seen a copy for sale in a bookstore (or anywhere) recently?
    Trying to track one down for a recent US convert to NZ music who is putting a radio show together.
    Did John do the small reprint he was talking about a while ago (to replenish the library service) ?
    - John are you out there? I don't seem to have a contact email.

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  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Holy Helvetica.

    and other Grotesk Gods!

    <aside>: I was born the same year as Neue Haas Grotesk ('57), it became Helvetica in 1960.

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  • Russell Brown,

    Up officially now after a false start on Vimeo: the new mix of The Beatles' 'Glass Onion', from the anniversary edition of The White Album, with a cool video to match:

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  • Sacha,

    RNZ's Music 101 explores Julien Dyne's Teal some time between 2 and 3pm today.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report

  • Sacha, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Helvetica in 1960

    The world would look so different since then if we stripped out that typeface.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report

  • Gareth Shute,

    Glad I could find the pic of Ladi playing at your Bowling Club event for the AC piece. I have some photos of The Checks and an ensemble from Lil Chief at those events too (an image from each performance are on the respective Audioculture pages - North Shore Rock'n'roll: 2004-2010 and Lil Chief Records. Good times!

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  • Russell Brown, in reply to Gareth Shute,

    Nice one Gareth – I actually missed that pic! That was a lovely afternoon.

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