Posts by Bruce Stirling

  • Flying Nun Moments,

    By Jeeves you are right.I have heard "Saskatchewan" 3x on the radio this week.What a powerful vibe!Who would've thought the female in SUPERETTE was responsible for driving this great track to its logical conclusion.I am listening to it now---a song devoid of any obvious crashes & bangs.There's a lesson....for us males.John Bonham's influence transposed to the 90's.! ! !
    This Flying Nun thing has got me going---better watch that Syd Barrett dvd before i realise which other aural delights have passed me by.

    Invercargill • Since Dec 2006 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Flying Nun Moments,

    It's a beautiful Sunday,circa January 2006.
    For the previous week hundreds of vintage cars have been gracing the streets of Invercargill.
    Today they are lined up majestically in a massive sports reserve.It's a once in a lifetime opportunity and thousands are enjoying the spectacle.
    One of these thousands absorbing the unique and intricate craftmanship is Chris Knox,multi-talented creative person & stalwart of Flying Nun.

    On reflection I couldn't help but think that the same spirit and raw creativity was evidenced in the early auto industry,as well as in the inception of the Flying Nun label.
    There is also a durable legacy with the FNun operation,as The Clean played their first ever gig in Invercargill 4 or 5 years ago.And just last weekend up-and-coming Dunedin band Gestalt Switch played in the town & performed a stunning version(slowed down) of Tally Ho

    Invercargill • Since Dec 2006 • 2 posts Report Reply