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Hard News: Music: All this and some choice Mongolian jazz-rock

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  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    This one?

    begat by this one...
    (swiped from Audioculture )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    That's the one. Great gurning rock stars.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    lotsa other footage of chills and others

    the modern dance!

    Since Dec 2006 • 234 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Goody, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Do I have a leg to stand on asking them to desist or at least fire a percentage off to Flying Nun?

    You most certainly do, or at least FN does. There's a feature on EBay to take down counterfeit goods. E-mail me if you want me to do it.

    Thanks for posting that Knox Stones/TD poster. Just acquired one of them but yours is in better shape.

    Toronto • Since Mar 2015 • 24 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell, in reply to Joe Wylie,

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    I knew I'd seen it somewhere else too, well, a version of it, on the reverse of the Three Blind Mice released last year.

    RIP a local and revered artist of a non-musical sort, Barry Brickell, famed for his pottery and the Driving Creek Railway has passed away aged...80. I went on the DCR once about 20 years ago and what a fabulous feat of engineering it is. I found this early story about Barry on NZ On Screen, a short film from 1970

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Bowie played the annual Bridge School Benefit Concert in 1996

    and his bass player can really sing too. very cool.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    Got me wondering why amazing people like him are not in the Order of NZ.

    RNZ had this interview in November.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • kw,

    He accepted an OBE in 1988, so he wasn't entirely unrecognised. I was more surprised that he doesn't seem to have been an arts foundation laureate - not as far as I can tell, but their site doesn't seem to have a search option.

    He spoke at the opening of an Otago Museum exhibition of Ralph Hotere's pottery collection, much of it was his work, gifts that related to the time he lived down this way while some stuff was being built up north. Almost the first thing he said was that he would send down some samples of clay so that people could feel the texture of various pot surfaces, which he did. He struck me as a very humble and political kind of guy, which might also explain the lack of subsequent higher honours - they are, after all, self-selecting. (This is why more amazing people like him are not in the ONZ.)

    The Dowse got a tribute up pdq.

    A thought too, as this is a music thread, for Alec Wishart. I adored Hogsnort Rupert when I was a kid.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2014 • 30 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to kw,

    He accepted an OBE in 1988, so he wasn't entirely unrecognised. I was more surprised that he doesn't seem to have been an arts foundation laureate - not as far as I can tell, but their site doesn't seem to have a search option.

    Brickell seemed to have little use for the NZ arts establishment, especially dealer galleries. At one time the nearest he had to an Auckland "dealer" was a guy who ran a Saturday morning car auction, where you could pick up a choice piece while haggling for a set of wheels.

    This wonderful pic just posted.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Off-topic and all that but ...
    How do people buy downloadable music in New Zealand, apart from itunes store? I can't find a decent legitimate outlet to spend $.
    Amazon US have a great range, but the Australian/NZ music site seems hopeless. (It doesn't even seem to be separately searchable - so there's no way to work out what you can buy with an NZ credit card, and what you can't, until you try to buy it. Then the rule seems to be - if I want it, I can't have it.)
    Amplifier was good, but only for NZ titles, and it's almost gone.
    Any other options out there?

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2110 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Any other options out there?

    Pretty sure Flying Out has digital sales of their releases and possibly of their imports as well...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Flying out are good, but limited range of course.
    Just frustrated I can't buy a bunch of music even with ready money :)

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2110 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    out of the groove...

    Just frustrated I can’t buy a bunch of music even with ready money :)

    I know, I don't have a credit card myself or paypal, there are virtually no record stores left - and I just noticed the last video/dvd store in our area closed this week.
    That leaves the library for visuals - and I supposes you could get CDs out from the library and upload them (dodgy legal area) - but what happens when CDs aren't made any more - how will one get music at a library then...
    Bloody modern world and all its 'improvements'...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Some success buying music from 7digital and google play. But both appear to have less-than-stellar back-catalogue.
    Bandcamp is great, but didn't have what I was looking for this time.)

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2110 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    This might help if you want to become a virtual American: https://www.entropay.com/

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

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    That looks like the ticket. I thought paypal might work, but amazon won't allow that.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2110 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Some success buying music from 7digital and google play. But both appear to have less-than-stellar back-catalogue.
    Bandcamp is great, but didn’t have what I was looking for this time.)

    Was about to mention all of those. Another good option for nerdy, mostly electronic music is Bleep.com, which also offers lossless downloads. I object to paying money for MP3s and AACs when I can get that quality by just saving Apple Music albums for offline play.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    Bleep is dangerous for your wallet (so so good)... there is also beatport, trackitdown and juno (physical and digital) for the lovers of electronic/dance

    and baboom with its growing but still limited catalog

    like all digital stores you will find geoblocking on parts of catalogue, and the ever present not ideal search function

    as much as the digital market has matured and stores consolidated and grown there is still more music unavailable than available

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 540 posts Report Reply

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