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Hard News: Summer's record has come early

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  • Peter Darlington,

    Heh, I didn't mind Ladi6's first album and thought "Walk Right Up" was an excellent tune (did anyone see Beirut rapper Malikah's interpretation of it on 'Making Tracks' this week? Tot's awesome). So I'm looking forward to grabbing the new album at some point.

    Ladi6 is also a very friendly Twitterer if you want to say hi (@Ladi6).

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 949 posts Report Reply

  • andrea quin,

    That article about Records Records is grim reading -- sounds like they are left with nothing decent in the way of music retailing down there now. A Marbecks? The Disk Den?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2009 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    the end of the vinyl front ear...

    Dunedin's Records Records is open for its last day tomorrow.

    That is the end of era indeed, I hadn't realised that Roi had sold it, and I'd wondered where Patrick Faigan had disappeared to...
    I also wonder what will happen to that original Colin Wilson Records Records sign?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    Andrea - almost exactly that - when Real Groiovy gobbled everything else up then went belly up we weren't left with much else (the Warehouse and a JB) - I buy maybe 1/10 the amount of music I did before RG went under - and 90% of that is outside Dunedin

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2622 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    That Ladi6 vid is truly lovely.

    As an aside, I wonder if Angie Stone has any idea how vocally influential she's been in a little country in the South Pacific?

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

  • Ben Austin,

    Sad to hear about the Dunedin music buying scene decline. Kind of hard to believe really, given the choice that used to exist even 10 years ago.


    Also, from an old Wired story, but still cool - Geo-tagging and tourist photo clusters in London

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1027 posts Report Reply

  • Bruce Wurr,

    While I wasn't so keen on the funky stuff it was great to hear ladi at the royal festival hall.....particularly the speaking in between!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 97 posts Report Reply

  • Bruce Wurr,

    btw, I'm sure no one needs to be told this but get along to Gang of Four, they're fantastic. While it's not the original rhythm section they're still very, very relevant.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 97 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    Just because....

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

  • Tony Parker,

    <quote<A wonderful statement of humanity and parenthood I thought. Recommended reading for a time when being upset is OK</quote>

    There is also a letter from Nyan's mother in the latest NZ Gardener magazine that talks about him as her gardening companion for the 4 years of his life. Fills me with admiration for his parents and their beliefs in a world full of Garth MCVicars.

    Napier • Since Nov 2008 • 232 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Also just because. Prefer the Black Light version, but this has a video.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • philipmatthews,

    btw, I'm sure no one needs to be told this but get along to Gang of Four, they're fantastic. While it's not the original rhythm section they're still very, very relevant.

    Would have been keen but opted for Swans in March instead, as I can't afford both (capital: it fails me now ...). Were you the one on the thread a while ago talking about the Swans and Neubauten shows? If so, any, er, feedback?

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2007 • 656 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Ladi6 had a great show last night, with a very up-for-it crowd of about 500.

    "Where did all you people come from?" she asked, noting that when they did a fundraiser for their European trip at the beginning of the year 100 people had turned up.

    They're clearly still working out how to do the new album live, but you can see how it's going to be a killer club show by the end of the summer.

    Props also to MC Silva, who did an enjoyable dancehall set, then came back on during Ladi's set for '98 Till Now', which was totally bangin'.

    I missed Homebrew, but I met some of their fans. Very friendly people, Homebrew fans. High rate of bucket-bong ownership, I'd wager.

    And no, I wasn't the oldest person there.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22849 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking,

    I didn't see this coming:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/wellbeing/4315144/Medicinal-cannabis-legalised

    Not getting too excited, we have plenty of other poisons and potions from the alchemists garden.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    "Sativex"? Really?

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

  • Jacqui Dunn,

    For no other reason than "It's Saturday! And Beoootyfull!"


    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Dunn,

    Oh blow. That didn't work at all. Tried to delete and give it another go. And will try again.....NOW!!

    Dismay!! How does one link video? I used "embed" which gave me the details above. Thought I'd get a picture.

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Dismay!! How does one link video? I used "embed" which gave me the details above. Thought I'd get a picture.

    Nope -- in comments here you just need the YouTube URL, not the embed code..

    I've fixed it for you.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22849 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Dunn,

    Oh thanks Russell. (For a moment, I thought it had magically done it by itself.)

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Chris Graham tweeted a little bit of video of '98 Til Now' from last night.

    The mic on the phone is freaking out with the bass, but it gives some idea of the vibe.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22849 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Talking about good things, do get to see The Social Network. The short history of Facebook but also about friendship, betrayal, class and snobbery, and America.

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

  • Steve Parks,

    I'm looking forward to it - heard from reliable sources that it is pretty darn good.

    Edit: wait, is it showing here already? Where'd you see it Geoff?

    Wellington • Since May 2007 • 1165 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Yup, The Social Network is a good film.

    I was surprised at how autistic they made Zuckerberg -- that's never been my impression of him -- but it's a groovy piece of cinema.

    Of particular note: the brilliant soundtrack by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22849 posts Report Reply

  • Crunchy Weta,

    Because being humble is a conceit..

    Mamaku • Since Nov 2006 • 35 posts Report Reply

  • Crunchy Weta,

    and being shameless, the remix...

    Mamaku • Since Nov 2006 • 35 posts Report Reply

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