Posts by Grant McDougall

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Jean's Laneway,

    I elaborate a bit more indepth here

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 729 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Jean's Laneway,

    Going to gigs when you're over 40 really is a sobering experience. My mates and I are pretty happy just to stand at the back watching.

    It is fun discovering / watching new bands / music, but also - and this is something I'm convinced of - music is demographic (for want of a better word).
    By that I mean that you end up, rightly or wrongly, judging and comparing new bands to those you were fond of in your youth.

    You also end up widening your tastes, too. If you'd told me 20 years ago I'd end up dearly loving dub, soul, jazz, country, etc, and struggling with a lot of contemporary pop / rock, I'd have laughed you out the door. (Still can't abide metal, though...).

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 729 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Bowie, in reply to Russell Brown,

    George Kay’s interview with Bowie for Rip It Up in Christchurch in 1978, before the show. Pics by Laurence Aberhart.

    Excellent interview with George about Bowie in Tuesday's ODT here

    Excellent editorial on Bowie in Wednesday's ODT here

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 729 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Gobshite vs Adele,

    Adele's not my cuppa either, but she's nowhere near as tedious, dull and over-rated as Oasis.

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  • Feed: Feast,

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  • Feed: Feast,

    Wot ? No mention of truffles, Gareth ?

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Richie - good call by whoever said it first above.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Mansplain

    What does that mean?

    Here you go.

    Joe, he was being facetious.

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  • Polity: Hosking’s right about jobs,

    Last week on, um, whatever his tv show at 7 is called, he was banging on about the flag vote and how we should change it.

    "Change is good" he said. Presumably, he'll be happy to say we should also change the gov't in 2017, because, like he said, change is good. Then again, pigs might fly.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Back to a…,

    Warning - the following may contain traces of cantankerousoldgrumpitis:

    I'm surprised at how many people are excited by the JAMC re-heating Psychocandy. It's the very antithesis of what it was about at the time: boring, retro, nostalgia for "classic" acts.

    I thought it was - still is - a great album, but they quickly turned pretty dull after that, I reckon.

    I saw them in London in 1998 at the Royal Festival Hall at the John Peel-curated Meltdown Festival and it was one of the most mediocre gigs I've ever seen.

    And don't get me started on the even-worse Primal Scream...

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