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Hard News: Friday Music: Hits and Shitters

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  • peter mclennan,

    I just uploaded this video - Joint Force, from 95. Directed by Josh Frizzell, shot by Darryl Ward,using a bungy cord.

    AK Central • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Hey, let's watch the video for the above mentioned Exponents track "Like She Said"! Directed by Mark Tierney and Paul Casserly (aka Strawpeople), it was filmed at the emptied out Parnell Baths in winter and features a cast of music video weirdos (including a Dalmatian), shot in cool tones.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1851 posts Report Reply

  • David Cormack,

    re Spotify, it's the Banquo's ghost of spam emails. Every time someone I don't care about does something on that goddamn program, I get an email. Despite repeated attempts to unsubscribe.
    *rant over*

    Suburbia, Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 216 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Holy heck, this turned up. From one of the memorable 1990s backyard gigs at the house we knew as Club Richmond, some friends of mine destroy Dave Dobbyn's 'Devil You Know'. The Andy in the post above is on drums ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18707 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Chelsea Jade and Watercolours last night at Flagship.

    Chelsea finished her short, sweet set with ‘Under’, which has started to sound really strong live.

    One of the best things about a remix would be it lasting longer. I always get to the end of the song and want more.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2119 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Russell Brown,

    some friends of mine destroy Dave Dobbyn’s ‘Devil You Know’.

    LOL. No, literally.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2119 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    Re: Spotify playlist - you need to subscribe and then you can add to the playlist

    As for emails facebook alerts et al (David) - create a email rule and folder to file those pesky reminders out of sight or move to trash option... its not like spotify is unique in its need to tell you everything all the time via multiple channels so deal with it and move on

    the ability to share for no dollars down is I think a wonderful thing - takes the luxury of ownership out of the equation, for not everyone wants to own nor collect files/formats but we universally all love music

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 325 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Holy heck, this turned up. From one of the memorable 1990s backyard gigs at the house we knew as Club Richmond, some friends of mine destroy Dave Dobbyn’s ‘Devil You Know’. The Andy in the post above is on drums …

    Some thoughts I had while watching the video:
    - Dave Dobbyn writes solid, quality songs that can withstand all manner of extremes.
    - When would the neighbours have reached the stage when "Arrrgh! Make it stop!" becomes "You know, this is actually pretty fun. Pass the beers!"?
    - Kids of today imagine the '90s was all neon MC Hammer pants, but it was really about loose fitting neutrals.
    - This video is more cheering and uplifting than a dozen YouTube lolcat videos.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1851 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Classic. I see you in the crowd with your cap on backwards and a racehorse between your fingers.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8314 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    - This video is more cheering and uplifting than a dozen YouTube lolcat videos.

    It really is. I'm still laughing.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2119 posts Report Reply

  • John Armstrong,

    No laughing here, those guys are great! The vocalist captures Dave's tone really well (slightly ropey high bits aside). And as for those Rickenbackers... I would be willing to do very embarrassing things for that bass, in particular.

    Backyard gigs rule, as those who attended my recent 40th would surely attest.

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 126 posts Report Reply

  • Greg Wood, in reply to JacksonP,

    I really enjoyed that, too; largely for the wormhole to a simpler time.

    Just imagine what would happen these days in that exact backyard - "Euh, I knoooow, well Shelly and Steve just paid $1.2 for the shack over the back fence, but it backs onto Farro, so yerrsssss... another coddled duck breast with pomegranate molasses and sauvignon reduction, anyone?"

    Wait... I think that's MY backyard!

    Now back in Aucktown • Since Dec 2006 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Julian Melville, in reply to Russell Brown,

    That's definitely one of my favourite DD Smash songs, and it stands up very well today. Come to think of it, I think Cool Bananas might have been the first proper album I ever bought!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 183 posts Report Reply

  • StuartBradbury,

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    theaudience HelpDesk anyone?? (cuz there's none there) ... I sign in using FaceBook then I get this 'Confirm Details' form, enter my deats and hit 'Register' - there's no other button to hit - and I'm told my email address is already registered with theaudience ... and round and round I go. Any clues what gives here? (same result in IE and Safari).

    Auckland • Since Jul 2011 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Completely off topic, but this might interest some:

    David Lange's last public lecture, inaugural Otago Chaplaincy and Interfaith Group Peace Lecture on the topic of “Old Faiths, New World”. 5 August 2004. Video and audio versions available here: http://www.otago.ac.nz/news/itunesu/podcasts/humanitieslectures.html

    Since Nov 2006 • 6162 posts Report Reply

  • G in J,

    Adding to the Dave Dobbyn theme, I believe that's Dave playing guitar on the Exponents' "Like She Said." Not in the video, of course; I mean on the studio recording.

    Osaka • Since Dec 2011 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to John Armstrong,

    No laughing here, those guys are great! The vocalist captures Dave’s tone really well (slightly ropey high bits aside).

    As I recall, he also did a very good ‘Born to Run’.

    Fwiw, that’s Mark Peterson, ex Straitjacket Fits, on guitar. And the guy with the bass is Muzz, aka Mario Posa, relative of Peter Posa.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18707 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    That Soko track... emo never sounded so f*cking cool. Checked out that its from 2007, completely missed it, thanks for the link.

    David Lange's last public lecture, inaugural Otago Chaplaincy and Interfaith Group Peace Lecture on the topic of “Old Faiths, New World”. 5 August 2004.

    Thank you Kyle, I find it terribly sad that David's no longer with us. Like I'm sure many others here, he was my initial political inspiration.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2200 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to peter mclennan,

    Nice. Got any more of them?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8314 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to StuartBradbury,

    I'll refer it to the people there.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18707 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Chelsea posted the new track Pazzida to Bandcamp this afternoon.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2119 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Kyle Matthews,

    Playback...

    David Lange’s last public lecture

    The Lange Goodbye...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4665 posts Report Reply

  • andin, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    The Lange Goodbye…

    Well, he was wrong in one crucial aspect. People will be led, where they will.
    Thinking that en masse we would follow a nebulous ideal (The Golden Rule) instead of those exerting the current influence.
    Yep easily Led Or Not, Choice oh Shit.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1173 posts Report Reply

  • Andre Alessi,

    It's not quite as well-stocked as Spotify, but Last.fm has a great feature in its 'Radio' options. You can listen to a mix of the artist of every song you've ever scrobbled, a selection of other artists similar to your scrobbled list, or (my favourite) a combination of the two. It's a great way to get to hear artists that are new to you (such as the severely underplayed Afu-Ra, or Robert Pollard's post Guided by Voices band, Boston Spaceships.)

    Devonport, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 859 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac,

    Just to put a question a friend had over the weekend to the hive mind...

    Said friend was a member of a minorly-iconic Flying Nun band a number of years ago. Given the joys of internet publishing, friend and ex-bandmates would love to post up some of their classic audio clips on a site like Bandcamp or Soundcloud (which would be better?)

    Given the joys of copyright in this day and age, how vigorous is Warners likely to be about pursuing anyone who uploaded such audio clips? Or, probably preferably, how easy is it to reclaim copyright from the publisher? They haven't exactly been responsive to email enquiries - i.e. no response at all. While it makes no difference in terms of copyright, they are not intending to make money off these clips. The vinyl itself has been out of print a long time.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 466 posts Report Reply

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