Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Speaker: Women, science and superheroes, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    that godawful Scott McKenzie song,
    people in motion, people in motion…

    That is a strange vibration...

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  • Speaker: Women, science and superheroes, in reply to steven crawford,

    silent raindrop...

    Art, meet Sience

    The prophet Paul Simon introduces his partner to the neon sounds of his old friend, Darkness...

    ;- )

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  • Speaker: Women, science and superheroes, in reply to steven crawford,

    Gilbert & George the Horse - Mk I

    Sience, say hello to Art

    that sapient is astride a neigh-sayer, if ever I saw one!

    ;- )

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Christchurch,…, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    Disc located memories…

    : Music World Records… Sydenham…. (Chchch)

    …tucked away in Hawdon Street (parallel to Buchan and Colombo)
    up the Byron Street end, as it were…

    The Sydenham of my yoof was rich in cultural pickings, Coca-Cola, Lane Walker Rudkin, Aulsebrooks, the railways – and all their marshalling yards, stations, tunnels and bridges, Movie Theatre, Tip-Top Icecream, Haberdashers, Wool stores, Grain stores, a Foundry, Coal yards, Pool hall, Boxing gym, The Austin assembly plant, tailors, Monumental Masons, 33rd degree Masons, Library, school, parks, were all within walking (or biking) distance…
    World Records was close to the Hallmark Card warehouse, round the corner from Ballins, across from Crothall’s Laundry which was positively Dickensian when I first saw (and smelt) it – it slowly modernised as the Gas Works fell away and then the spin dryer forced them to diversify – there may have been churches and hotels dotted around for the older folk…

    Not sure if they recorded in there, I always thought of it as a warehouse – Tandem had a studio upstairs in Colombo Street near St Asaph St

    Music World either brought in or brought the rights, or bootlegged many (one at least!) early Krautrock compilation records – if my memory serves me even passably… (not a given) – unless of course they were ‘sound-alikes’ by local prog rockers!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Christchurch,…, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    Wade Churton

    has probably done the definitive take on that side of the Chchch scene – a shame his books are hard to find, some of it surfaced in Mysterex and some of it surfaced (uncreditted or referenced) in other peoples’s books – I forget which book, but one of the many lightweight ‘NZ music histories’ had mentions of the Androidss that could only have come virtually verbatim from Wade Churton’s efforts…*
    others I have seen never mention John Dix’s fine Stranded in Paradise – which for a while was the only book available and even now is one of the better ones… (well up to early ’80s any way)
    I recently unearthed (well, de-boxed) a letterhead I did for John when he was originally trying to get the book off the ground – though I’ll never forgive him for stupidly leaving all his notes and photos in a car outside a gig in Wellington – which unsurprisingly was broken into – many of the photos that disappeared were ones I had arranged to loan to John from various Chchch people who had no other copies – and they never were found – historymaking is a bitch!

    Just so long as The Basket Cases (and The Gresham Hotel) get their due credit (friends for whom I was a faux-roadie, and which is where I came in… mid to late ’70s) – immortality is mine! (though I think at the time there wasn’t a ‘t’ in that word…)

    *Here’s Wade in his own words about it all on Public Address a while back…

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  • Speaker: Women, science and superheroes, in reply to Ross Mason,

    ring runner...

    Canned that one….

    big cans (or rubbish bins) are good for making smoke ring generating vortex cannons

    PS: I've always been a very 'knotty boy'...

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  • Hard News: When the fast track seems a…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Superfly...

    Right on. Git dahn.

    Dang and here I am reading Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Christchurch,…,

    Christchurch Library has a Chchch music timeline.

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  • Speaker: Women, science and superheroes, in reply to steven crawford,

    string theory...

    Science communication

    ain't no communication going on with those 'slacker' kids!
    Science dictates that they need to be taught that that string needs to be taut, too...

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  • Speaker: Women, science and superheroes, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    the curse of the recursive recluse...

    JD Salinger-grade photo-shy...

    I think I meant 'Thomas Pynchon-grade photo-shy'...

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