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  • bob daktari, in reply to Lilith __,

    threads been palmered.... time to leave

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 540 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan, in reply to Russell Brown,

    As far as Im aware, the songs have always been acknowledged as a collaboration. It’s hardly like some evil foreign mega-producer was flown in under cover of night.

    She's hardly been coy about acknowledging her producer:

    She works with producer Joel Little whom she credits with turning her "pages and pages of something" into song form. "You know how Raymond Carver had Gordon Lish, the editor who made him what he was? I feel like Joel was that for me.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Russell Brown,

    But it actually made me angry.

    Me too. It can, and has, hurt people. I just hate the fact it will be giving him unwarranted attention. Then again I very much doubt he noticed my silent protest of blocking him. But I felt better.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Megan Wegan,

    And, to be frank, who even gives a shit? If there's some group of Svengalis in a smoke-filled back room plotting what to do with a pop artist, I seriously couldn't give two flying fucks as long as the popster is happy and the songs are good. The amount of concern-troll wank dedicated to this issue is LUDICROUS. Dance, or not. Sing along, or not. Like it, or not. Don't *drone on* about how we're being *played* because it doesn't follow some formula involving four working-class guys playing Hamburg and then conquering America. FUCK.

    (This is one of my giant musical bugbears. Obviously. :) )

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Lilith __,

    Success is a great revenge.

    Yup, hope she breaks all the way to #1. It's not my kind of music at all, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't recognize talent and hope for stardom for one of our children. I don't watch shotput on a daily basis either, but I'll watch our star getting a gold medal, for sure.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan, in reply to Danielle,

    some formula involving four working-class guys playing Hamburg and then conquering America. FUCK.

    Was totes about to make a "Whatevs, The Beatles weren't even that good" joke, but dude: Wrong room.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • Ken Double, in reply to Danielle,

    You can have an amen on that every time I hear "Sugar Sugar". Don Kirshner slipped it out under the phony Archies name because The Monkees were entering their snooty period and refused to record it. Revenge is a dish best served on every AM station in America. Good motivations have so little to do with good music, or however Robert Christgau phrased it.

    Wellington • Since Dec 2012 • 119 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott, in reply to Danielle,

    hey Danielle, can I be in your gang?

    I'll bring scones.

    and a Monkees record.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Alan Perrott,

    Count me in.

    Which reminds me Alan, I must send you that email. When's the next shipment of 7s coming?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Lilith __,

    Lorde live on French TV today.

    There's also a clip of 'Royals' from the same show. Which is hosted by the super-cool Antoine de Caunes!

    http://www.canalplus.fr/c-divertissement/c-musique/pid5065-live-du-grand-journal.html

    It looks like she's on basically the same European promo tour that Lane Del Rey died on last year.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott, in reply to JacksonP,

    mate, zap the email and I'll let you know.

    it's already there, they're waiting to flick off as much as poss of what's out already. I'm doing what I can to help. I'm told it'll be some time next month.

    found this at lunchtime - if you like widescreen country styles. can't stop playing it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott, in reply to Russell Brown,

    lummie, that was a pretty intense audience. who's the woman who seems to know all the words?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Russell Brown,

    the super-cool Antoine de Caunes!

    "Lorrrrrduh" as he calls her. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    that doesn't mean we shouldn't recognize talent and hope for stardom for one of our children. I don't watch shotput on a daily basis either, but I'll watch our star getting a gold medal, for sure.

    That's the nutshell. Showing how NZers can do and do do great things. Seeing that in music, arts, the youth America's Cup, the main event and many other areas. I find it inspirational. Others don't, that's fine. But the cynicism can be grinding.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1645 posts Report Reply

  • Pete,

    Russell, the rest of us stopped listening to that spankcarrot at least 3 years ago.

    Jumped the shark, not worth dignifying with a response, right down there with Anders Brevik, you get the idea

    Do not EVER borrow a Farmers catalogue from this man

    Since Apr 2008 • 106 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Rue da Waykeening...

    ...Lane Del Rey died on last year.

    Was that Lois Lane Del Rey Gun Zzap you meant?
    Blue Kryptonite would affect the progeny of Lois Lane and Kal El, aka Clark Kent, aka Superman, in just such a fashion, I believe...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg,

    The discussion here around pop, and Miley in particular, brings to mind this post by Graham Reid a while ago Police. Security. Screams. A singer comes to town if you substitute Miley for Bieber.

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • Wammo,

    New Zealand has been trolled by Sweetman....again....lol.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Wammo,

    New Zealand has been trolled by Sweetman….again….lol.

    Heh. Guess so.

    I've written what I have to sayin the Friday Music post.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to George Darroch,

    Miley Cyrus riding demolition equipment naked, that’s sexualisation.

    Lorde, yeah nah.

    Oh, for fuck's sake -- wouldn't it be awesome if folks stopped defending Lorde against slut-shaming and sex-policing by pulling the same crap on Miley Cyrus? Here's a radical idea: Both Lorde and Miley Cyrus get to exercise their agency as sentient adult women however the fuck they want. Don't like it? Don't look.

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

  • Kyle Matthews,

    It looks like she’s on basically the same European promo tour that Lane Del Rey died on last year.

    That album release is going to be pretty massive. What's the record number of album sales for a New Zealand artist?

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Alan Perrott,

    hey Danielle, can I be in your gang?

    Yes! We can be a roving band of ranting poptimists!

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott, in reply to Danielle,

    huzzah...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

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