Posts by Grant McDougall
Hard News: Music is coming home,
One thing the panelists didn’t have time to get to was an idea that had a lot of support in the comments: a new New Zealand music TV show.
I reckon this could be a go-er, as there's previous history of this actually happening.
About 30 years ago, a dispute over the use of music videos led to Radio With Pictures not being broadcast for some months.
As a result, it was replaced by a NZ-music only TV show called True Colours, iirc. It was a good programme, so if it can happen once, it can happen again.
Hard News: About that Rhythm and Vines…,
Mark Latham was never PM, only opposition leader.
Hard News: Music: A Teutonic Tonic,
The truly great Can. This from the late '70s - miles ahead with their ideas, as always.
Hard News: Friday Music: Slow Burns,
Sandra Mill was the year behind me at Lytton High in Gisborne in the early - mid '80s. I had no idea until a year or so ago a) what had ever happened to her, and, b) that she was such a talented singer.
Hard News: Music: Avantdale is something…, in reply to
Is Blair planning any live outings?
Mike, I won't go into too much detail, but Blair has had some rather pressing health problems this year, so has to deal with that ahead of other things, etc, unfortunately.
Hard News: Friday Music: The spaceman…, in reply to
Ah, cheers, appreciate it.
Hard News: Friday Music: The spaceman…,
her debut album, Personal Best.
I'm a bit baffled. Hasn't she already done at least one or two albums as Princess Chelsea on (iirc) Lil' Chief ?
A very good tribute, Russell.
One of the best stories I've heard about him was that when he was just starting his career in NYC in the late '70s he'd often go to CBGBs after work, which at that point in time would've been mind-blowing just about every evening.
He also ended up good mates with Iggy Pop, they're cut from the same cloth, so no surprise they hit it off.
Hard News: All or Nothing: Accidentally Great,
Good to know that it's worth checking out, I was worried it'd be as bland and unedifying as that recent Richie McCaw hagiography.
Hard News: Music: The Noisy Library…,
Audioculture's an excellent website, good call on the photos, images, etc, all sorts of incredible pics I thought I'd never see.