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Hard News: Friday Music: When there were hippies

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  • Russell Brown, in reply to Graham Dunster,

    Here we go! Thanks for the exclusive, Graham!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18709 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    There’s also a surprising amount of baking.

    Whether that's a euphemism or not, in NZ one should never be surprised by the amount of baking.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3628 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Also: bugger it, we're going to see Devo, winery or not. Our party may or may not include a baby in a backpack, wearing earmuffs.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3628 posts Report Reply

  • Jonty,

    Met up with Pete Terry, the organiser of Nambassa, a couple of months ago. He now lives in Oz and is creating a website <http://www.nambassa.com/> for anyone fancying a nostalgia trip.

    Katikati • Since Mar 2007 • 100 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Danielle,

    Also: bugger it, we’re going to see Devo, winery or not. Our party may or may not include a baby in a backpack, wearing earmuffs.

    Why the hell not I say. B-52s were a lark. Although Simple Minds and The Church arguably better support than Proclaimers or Dave McCartney and the Pink Flamingos.

    But YMMV.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Danielle,

    According to this rigorous reference (and to rumour when I was a teenager) Devo had success in playing the 'brown note' during the 70's.

    Your toddler may be able confirm this.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4421 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to JacksonP,

    Why the hell not I say. B-52s were a lark. Although Simple Minds and The Church arguably better support than Proclaimers or Dave McCartney and the Pink Flamingos.

    I'm certainly thinking of going. Although I would like to be assured that Simple Minds will be playing their early stuff. I could definitely go a round of 'Theme for Great Cities'.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18709 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    I saw Simple Minds 2 or 3 (?) years back at the civic... they played just enough of their old (good) material for me to be well happy... (Chelsea Girl, Love Song, Sons & Fascination) - Jim Kerr didn't even come across as a cock

    not sure I'm middle class enough for a vineyard

    hang on I went to the civic

    *confused*

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 325 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I could definitely go a round of ‘Theme for Great Cities’.

    I’d settle for the opening of Love Song and In Trance as Mission.

    Although this video of above is pretty special.

    ETA: 1980.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Patrick, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Although I would like to be assured that Simple Minds will be playing their early stuff. I could definitely go a round of 'Theme for Great Cities'.

    If they restricted themselves to Sister Feelings Call and Sons and Fascination I'd be tempted myself.

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 236 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    I found the original poster for Nambassa the other day, an old photography mate of mine had gone purely to photograph the toplessness! He gave me the poster.
    :)
    I'll take a pic of it and post it tomorrow.

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 854 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    The human slinky owns Friday.

    Since Nov 2006 • 866 posts Report Reply

  • andrew r,

    Yeah i'm tempted to drink two flagons of wine for Devo and agree early Simple Minds would be interesting, the Curch ..nah. 2012 albums - I should like Patty Smith but I tend for some reason to find her slightly annoying. Hotchip - yes . Spiritualized's Sweet Heart Sweet light is a real goody.

    auckland • Since May 2007 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa, in reply to Danielle,

    Also: bugger it, we’re going to see Devo, winery or not.

    Are we not men? And, uh, women, and also babies?

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1410 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to JacksonP,

    My friend Carol had a cardiac arrest at 29. Whilst in intensive care, in a coma, her then husband played her B52s stuff on a loop. She survived. Just saying,

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa, in reply to Greg Wood,

    Devo, a winery act… my 13-year-old self just turned in his velcro-and-domes geometric shirt.

    I'll go if you go, bro. And I'm sure we can source you an excellent replacement for that excellent shirt. I'll be wearing this.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1410 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Jos,

    I’ll take a pic of it and post it tomorrow.

    That's the spirit.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18709 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Clarke, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    played her B52s stuff on a loop. She survived.

    Against all the odds, it would seem.

    -36.76, 174.61 or thereab… • Since Nov 2006 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Yamis,

    The human slinky owns Friday

    That is the strangest thing I've seen for a long time!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    My name is Hebe and I like Simple Minds. I suppose I'm banished now.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2578 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX, in reply to Robin,

    . I think the Hare Krishnas are cool: invariably friendly and calm.

    A great thing to witness is the Hare Krishna men going on waht I call the misogynist power march, chanting with the women and children following a dutiful number of paces behind - part of a divine order of which I want no part.

    The chant to my ears is an abomination.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1186 posts Report Reply

  • Bruce Wurr,

    And the wonderful Ian Svenonius at Ponsonby Intermediate......(hope I get this linking thing right!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyy4JL5BB1k

    Nice to see Big Matt remembered too.

    London • Since Dec 2006 • 89 posts Report Reply

  • Bruce Wurr, in reply to Bruce Wurr,

    Which I clearly got wrong again.....

    London • Since Dec 2006 • 89 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    Awesome - The Fales Collection at NYU being remastered and released:

    http://eastvillage.thelocal.nytimes.com/2010/12/20/on-video-preserving-punks-past/?smid=fb-share

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1186 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Patrick, in reply to Hebe,

    My name is Hebe and I like Simple Minds. I suppose I'm banished now.

    My 9 Simple Minds LPs would argue otherwise

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 236 posts Report Reply

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