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Hard News: Heads up for music

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  • Robyn Gallagher,

    And this just in from Flying Nun: The 3Ds Early Recordings 1989-90

    This is exciting news! I can't wait to download it.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1821 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Govt announces changes to NZ on Air music funding.

    Switches focus from albums to singles. Trivial increase in (ancient) subsidy for music video to $6k, with subsidy for recording of $4k per track. Total value $2m. Pffft.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15709 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Govt announces changes to NZ on Air music funding.

    And a brilliantly original name for the new scheme, huh?

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • j chosun,

    You're going to listen to James Hansen tonight? Awesome.
    Please let us know your impressions and reflections on having attended his lecture.
    Normally i'd be much more interested in any live music than in any lecture given at some university school of business... But Dr. Hansen and his message are both just so damn important, and have been so ignored and shunned for so long, they need every opportunity to be noticed, encouraged and promoted.
    I look forward to any comments.

    South Korea • Since May 2011 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Sacha,

    Govt announces changes to NZ on Air music funding.

    Great. So we fund these bludgers to sit around and sing songs and act like tools on video then we get penalised for downloading the result of our investment.
    Bah, humbug.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4437 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    Is there any way Don Brash could be forcibly required to attend Jim Hansen's lecture?

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2008 • 623 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Cubey,

    Just had a brief chat with James Hansen, who'll be talking to Kim Hill from around 8.15am on Saturday Morning. (Then it's nonstop Auckland Writers Festival guests, including A.A. Gill and the marvellous Rives.)

    And have been listening to the rather excellent new album, Est. Twothousandaneleven Lyttelton, from Harbour Union (a conglomeration of Lytteltonians including The Easter, Delaney Davidson, Lindon Puffin, Al Park and others..) On Social End Product thru Rhythmethod. Check it.

    Wellington • Since May 2008 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    And still no recent MSM coverage of Hansen's visit.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 3893 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    And then there’s this to think about too. More of The Adults, with Tour announced in July. That will be some tour bus. Maybe two even.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher, in reply to Sacha,

    Govt announces changes to NZ on Air music funding. Switches focus from albums to singles.

    Is this another sign of the death of the album? (And when you think about it, an arbitrary small collection of songs to be played in a specific order is a bit weird.)

    This has also given me a diabolical new idea for a web project that will eat my life.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1821 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    Is this another sign of the death of the album?

    Yes. Back to how things used to be..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15709 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Sacha,

    Yes. Back to how things used to be..

    It is an interesting point. The 'single' used to be quite a big deal, particularly for seminal bands like Joy Division and the like. An album was more of an event, and I don't think this move, or any other I can think of, will stop bands making full length albums, and then on occasion getting them pressed on vinyl. If anything, there seems to be a resurgence in this. David Kilgour's Left by Soft is on limited vinyl release, and I got The Clean Mister Pop recently.

    (And when you think about it, an arbitrary small collection of songs to be played in a specific order is a bit weird.)

    I think some of the 'great' albums have been designed to work in a particular order. I would include The Smith's first album in this, but many others besides. At the risk of being banished, ever tried playing a Pink Floyd album out of order?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to recordari,

    The 'single' used to be quite a big deal

    I'm thinking when it was the only option, before recorded music business models changed mid last century. Mr Grigg no doubt has the references.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15709 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Sacha,

    mid last century.

    That's a little before my time. About a quarter century, in musically appreciation terms. ;-)

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to recordari,

    At the risk of being banished, ever tried playing a Pink Floyd album out of order?

    You will have the opportunity of playing Dark Side Of The Moon in one seven hour session shortly.

    I do think that the very best PF album, Piper At The Gates of Dawn, works perfectly in any order as long as it finishes with

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3184 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Sacha,

    before recorded music business models changed mid last century.

    later than that - early 70s really. Blame Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles and David Geffen in no particular order.

    Isn't there a thread about all this somewhere?

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3184 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    You will have the opportunity of playing Dark Side Of The Moon in one seven hour session shortly.

    Saw Roger Waters play this at the North Harbour stadium in Jan 2007. Not bad. But seven hours? That's taking 'long player record' a bit too literally.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    Isn't there a thread about all this somewhere?

    I'm sure you've provided informed links already (maybe in the thread o doom, even)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15709 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    the very best PF album, Piper At The Gates of Dawn

    Be honest; you think it's the only real PF album. ;)

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to recordari,

    That's a little before my time. About a quarter century, in musically appreciation terms.

    You don't listen to anything recorded before 1975?

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3582 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to 3410,

    Be honest; you think it's the only real PF album. ;)

    Isn't it?

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3184 posts Report Reply

  • Bruce Wurr,

    thanks for the 3ds russel, looking forward to that cd release......it'd be fantastic if some of the xpressway stuff was resurrected too......we've got a lot of hidden treasures I reckon

    London • Since Dec 2006 • 89 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    To be honest, forty years of frenzied record buying means I think I have many/most of the the old albums I may need in this lifetime (and I don't need an extra five CDs of leftover bits of DSOTM), but I will miss the end of perfectly compiled, beautifully packaged, and intelligently annotated compilations in a physical format as they become less and less viable to do.

    I've discovered so much stuff that way over the past decade or so, and - being the sort of sucker these are often targeted at - I tend to buy these even when I own almost every track on them just for the package and the words.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3184 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    1975

    No, no. It's just claiming I started appreciating music prior to my 8th birthday might be a bit much. Hey Jude was played regularly on record and on the piano as far back as I can remember in our household.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Bruce Wurr, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    simon, absolutely. As a few people here have already posted, now more than ever the notion of an album as a complete piece (of art?) is so important, and that includes the artwork.

    I'd like to say I'm a vinyl purist, I started off that way because there weren't any cds, but cds now form the basis of me collections. Plus they're much easier to handle when you're drunk.

    London • Since Dec 2006 • 89 posts Report Reply

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