Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Random Play: He bangs the drum,

    If not, Delgirl and Rosie Flores are playing that night:
    St Martins Hall, Northumberland Street, NEV

    Thanks, Kyle. I think I will give that a go as I hadn't realised quite what a journey it is to Pt. Chalmers.

    As a Dunedinite, I recommend you catch "I'm Not Harry Jenson"; a slow-building but effective Kiwi flic on at the Rialto. Has had zilch publicity (except on-line) and I fear it could sink without trace--I was the sole audience member at a screening today.

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  • Random Play: He bangs the drum,

    Just as an aside--I am in Dunedin Wed-Friday and I notice that Marianne Dissard (with Flip Grater & Delany Favidson) are playing there on Thursday night. Worth going to, do you reckon?

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  • Cracker: Bare Breasts Key for Important…,

    A pretty inoffensive Campbell Live clip, in the main. There was a legitimate story there and the topless woman had a cause to promote (sort of half-way to becoming a naturalist). The only disturbing element was from the woman from Family Fist, who loomed like some ugly black cloud. Where did she appear from--from under a rock? Popped out of sewer pipe?? Perhaps also the nongs who wittered 'what about the children??"

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  • Random Play: He bangs the drum,

    I watched an old Band documentary recently and decided that I would like to be adopted by Levon Helm.

    I saw that one too--along with one on Janis Joplin (dipsy) and another on Buddy Holly (especially interesting on the events leading up to the plane crash). All on the Documentary Channel?

    What was particularly interesting about The Band was how 'organic' their music was, in that they did not appear to listen to other music, nor actively search for references. The doco was a little coy about Richard Manuel's suicide (have you ever heard "Richard Manuel" by Drive By Truckers?)

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  • Random Play: He bangs the drum,

    Ey up. It'd be kippers rather than coffee in the quarter..

    ...and exotic pork pies and tantalising toad-in-the-hole. Incidentally, I caught a portion of a programme the other night, about improving the fare at Little Chef roadside 'restaurants' in the UK. That would be an uphill battle. I had possibly the worst meal in my life at one near Nottingham a couple of years back.

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  • Random Play: He bangs the drum,

    Drumming. Hmm! There is good (Gene Krupa, Ginger Baker) and bad (bongos and those tedious drum solos we had to suffer through in the 1970s--and in some live concerts today, when every member of the backing band has to have their 5 minutes of audience attention*). In the Waikato, we have the Waitako Drummers, who are influenced by Japanese traditions and something quite special. So are Pacific Island hollow trunk drums.

    * in respect of the Al Green concert last Thursday, such attention was deserved, with such a tremendous backing band.

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  • Radiation: Big bang theory,

    Welcome back, Fiona. It has been too long.

    Am I the only person who sees massive parallels between Glee and Ryan Murphy's earlier attempt at high school satire in Popular?

    Freaks and Geeks, too? Interesting that parents I have talked to tend to like Glee more than their offspring (such is the case in our family). Maybe it is how adults would like teens to be--articulate, talented, forgiving and fun?

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  • Hard News: Space for Ol Dat I See,

    Back home, with my ears still ringing from the absolutely-bloody-fantastic Al Green concert at The Civic last night.

    Apologies for the distraction. I have found the Al Green thread!

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  • Field Theory: Wellington, after dark,

    Weird though, to find out just beforehand that two guys were punching it out in the Al Green audience during the Opensouls support set. WTF?

    The eyewitness report I heard was that one inebriated munter was calling for Opensouls to pack up and finish and a neighbouring munter took exception and a scuffle resulted, with a drunken girlfriend weighing in.
    Personally, I think the Opensouls went on for rather too long. The lead vocalists just didn't have enough colour or range to carry the songs (even though she had volume).

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  • Field Theory: Wellington, after dark,

    Phew!! I have found the Al Green thread (originally posted on Russell's thread where they are rabbiting on about cycling)

    Posted at 4:04PM on 22 Jan 10. Report.

    It being Friday arvo and all...

    Back home, with my ears still ringing from the absolutely-bloody-fantastic Al Green concert at The Civic last night. I have declared to all and sundry that it is the very best concert I have ever been to--backed up the highly informed bloke at Marbeck's, who places it in his top 3. Indeed. the superb band and swooping voice of Al quite brought tears to my eyes. Great to see virtually half of the crowd up and dancing--but no encore (despite a standing ovation) and no Belle!!

    So what did you think of it, Danielle?

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