Can we post The Audience embedded tracks as well? I tried to do one but in the preview it didn't really work. I just wanted to plug a young lady called Isla Norman from Christchurch, who sings whimsical, slightly cynical pure pop ditties, and wanted to post her track "Florence Nightingale" from The Audience
Dawn Raids, not so much.
That's very true
The Norman Kirk government would provide me with an instant answer for one of those on the whole pretty bad "What makes you proud to be a New Zealander" ads - the sending of a frigate to protest French nuclear testing in the Pacific was not only a wonderful piece of showmanship, but the first time I can recall New Zealand having a grown-up, independent foreign policy initiative.
I went through a period of just-returned-from-overseas-just-got-married-just-got-a-massive-mortgage-just-had-kids penury, when the only way I could fund new acquisitions was by flogging stuff I didn't listen to any more. it was painful the first time, bu it got easier. And every now and again I have a pang of regret for selling Songs for Cleaning Guppies but it's usually only when I see the stupid prices it lists for, not because I'd ever, ever play it again.
An old game called Ascendancy (released in 1995) which revolved around building spaceships, colonising planets and defeating other races, had the most beautiful soundtrack I'd heard in a game up until then.
The Heroes of Might and Magic games also have beautiful soundtracks - HOMM2's (released in 1996) music played in an ordinary CD player if you put the game disk in the CD player, and HOMM3 (released in 1999) used mp3 compression for its music files way back in pre-Napster days.
Some klezmer for a Friday - the Klezmatics
And a sweeter song from them
And some crazy Finns - Alamaailman Vasarat, who sometimes manage to sound heavier than the heaviest of metal, even though they're paying cellos
This is the first thing people are going to hear
Then some of this
Then some good old tear-jerking Les Miserables
And some more 80's goodness
There's lots more, but I'm going out to this one
My name is Hebe and I like Simple Minds. I suppose I'm banished now.
My 9 Simple Minds LPs would argue otherwise
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.