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  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I should have followed John Drinnan's advice and stayed well clear of those blog things.

    Jeebus, bitch needs to harden the fuck up. Isn't amazing how all those potty-mouth interwebz weirdoze have crushed the dissent of the media reporter of New Zealand's largest newspaper? Poor darling...

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

  • recordari,

    Under that heading it seems that someone should play a track by The Jam.

    And not the obvious one. Channeling some anger for Christchurch.

    In the city, in the city
    In the city there’s a thousand things I want to say to you


    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    bitch needs to harden the fuck up

    For those not playing at home, here is Drinnan's whine (last heading on page) about how those big bad interweb peoples called him names.

    But a Herald item about taxpayer funding for Ladyhawke prompted such howls of indignation on the musos' website dubdotdash, I felt obliged to take part and the experience confirmed my impressions about blog debates.
    ...

    Inevitably the Ladyhawke debate was peppered with personal invective and swearing.

    And here's the blog post by Peter McLennan he complained about (where you'll notice no such behaviour ever happened).

    Those uppity peasants having opinions of their own! No longer being able to control the whole conversation sure is getting to some soft hacks, isn't it (happy now, John)?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19743 posts Report Reply

  • Crunchy Weta,

    Mamaku • Since Nov 2006 • 35 posts Report Reply

  • Bruce Wurr,

    Oh Bernard, Bernard......great New Order track Russell, his improvisation is simultaneously cringe inducing, fascinating and car crash like. But great though!

    Don't think they were ever the best band at jamming.....

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 97 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to recordari,

    Under that heading it seems that someone should play a track by The Jam.

    The intro/bridge is remarkably similar to that of a certain Sex Pistols song. The subject matter is no less relevant.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5442 posts Report Reply

  • Tamsin6,

    The lovely Ayesha Kee (Bella Kalolo) will be staying in my house (on the floor if I don't get organised to sort out a spare bed by next weekend) after her stint at Glasto and can't wait to hear how it goes for her. Just hope she packed her gumboots!

    London • Since Dec 2007 • 133 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    The intro/bridge is remarkably similar to that of a certain Sex Pistols song.

    Indeed. It was interesting, at least to me, to note that;

    In the city; released on 29 April 1977
    Holiday in the sun; 14 October 1977

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to recordari,

    Jammy Bastard...
    or outrageous good fortune?

    Under that heading it seems that someone should play a track by The Jam.
    And not the obvious one. Channeling some anger for Christchurch.

    well, er, landcheck tells me
    that here in Shirley I live in
    a pocket of pretty green...

    Paul Weller makes a fist of Economics 101:

    PRETTY GREEN (Paul Weller)
    I've got a pocket full of pretty green -
    I'm gonna put it in the fruit machine -
    I'm gonna put it in the juke box -
    It's gonna play all the records in the hit parade -
    This is the pretty green - this is society -
    You can't do nothing - unless it's in the pocket
    - oh no -
    I've got a pocket full of pretty green -
    I'm gonna give it to the man behind the counter -
    He's gonna give me food and water -
    I'm gonna eat that and look for more -
    And they didn't teach me that in school -
    It's something that I learnt on my own -
    That power is measured by the pound
    or the fist -
    It's as clear as this oh -
    I've got a pocket full of Pretty Green!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I've got a pocket full of Pretty Green!

    I imagine many will be living in A Town Called Malice.

    The ghost of a steam train - echoes down my track
    It's at the moment bound for nowhere -
    just going round and round
    Playground kids and creaking swings -
    lost laughter in the breeze
    I could go on for hours and I probably will -
    but I'd sooner put some joy back
    in this town called malice.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    I'm a long vocal Elvis fan, but this cover is may not work (from his current US tour):

    The ABBA link goes further though. He was quite open about the fact that he lifted the the piano line from Dancing Queen for this:

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

  • recordari, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    but this cover is may not work

    That's definitely on my 'please God don't cover this song' list. Meaning even God would mess it up. Still can't watch the video without welling up.

    As apposed to Wellering up.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Robert Fox,

    I was too ripped to leave London. Forgot Glastonbury was on.
    Excellent Bono shirt; glad I'm not the only one who just loathes him.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to recordari,

    Thank you so much for leading me in this direction, which meant I discovered all those wonderful Death Cab for Cutie vids.

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

  • Yamis,

    This kinda fits with the other thread on insurance companies really ...

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    EC and Purple Rain..Hmm. Not sure. It just doesn't seem right, somehow.

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

  • recordari, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    I discovered all those wonderful Death Cab for Cutie vids.

    Welcome.
    I know. What an ensemble!

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Oh. My. God. Yeurch. But I must admit to being on YouTube watching the Jesus and Mary Chain just as the Feb 22 earthquake hit down here.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Bruce Springsteen & Tom Morello

    <Like>

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    Was just wondering the other day what had happened to Missy Elliot.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/5192149/Missy-Elliot-reveals-health-battle

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Hebe,

    Oh. My. God. Yeurch. But I must admit to being on YouTube watching the Jesus and Mary Chain just as the Feb 22 earthquake hit down here.

    See, that's what did it. The earth just cannot stand that shit.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2935 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    The Gorilla in the room…
    I too love Death Cab for Cutie
    …this is the one you mean isn’t it?
    ;- )

    (the original from Monty Python precursor – Do not adjust your set )

    and be sure to check out this full colour version from Magical Mystery Tour (probably NSFW as it contains a tame ’60s strip routine by Jan Carson, Beatles and world class facial contortions by Viv Stanshall)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    One more Costello - the video he didn't want you so see, EC & The Attractions do The Merseybeats whilst legless:

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

  • Tim Michie,

    debate was peppered with personal invective and swearing

    not at all like the herald comments then..?

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Tim Michie,

    Nah, that would be "peppered with stupid".

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19743 posts Report Reply

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