Posts by Mike O'Connell

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Out there in…,

    Lyttelton's Aldous Harding is making waves on her UK/Europe tour. In between dates in Manchester, she did three songs live in session on ' Happy Fall Guitarist' Marc Riley's BBC Radio 6 show last week. They have a great rapport! She's on for first song c. 20 min then back for two more c. 45 min including the just written The World Is Looking For You. Marc clearly a wider fan of kiwi music with UMO also on his playlist.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Out there in…, in reply to Jonathan Ganley,

    A great intimate set at the Gallery/Darkroom too. Included one or two Serge Gainsbourg numbers including Bonnie and Clyde with a guest 'Bonnie' whose name escapes me. Will Wood was a worthy opening act.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mediaworks: The only horizon…,

    Echoing many of the points already made in thse posts, Martin van Beynen in the Press chimes in with this: John Campbell TV3 departure: He's no different to a can of soup. Van Beynen admires the man Campbell but is no great fan of Campbell Live. The article headline is made without any sense of irony - at least in terms of a nod to history.

    A job in the art world surely beckons for JC if not in the the media... a NZ outlet for Campbell's soup perhaps?!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Out there in…,

    Chc has Mick Harvey tonight (Gallery @ Darkroom - Sold out I believe); Dark Matter and the Axemen @ Darkroom, and just quietly... Joe Irvine, yes he who stood up to the Killing Moon fiasco, @ Club Tavern fka Churchill's.

    This will be a charity gig by Joe for the anti-bullying charity ‘Be The Change NZ’. We're assured of 'some tasty covers'. I don't mind, all in a great cause, plus taking an X Factor-obsessed 14 yr old daughter along for her first public (house) outing with her parents!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: So Rad,

    It's been a bit of an off topic thread - and here's another one. R.I.P Ian Curtis, 35 years ago today.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: So Rad, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Indeed it was Rob. And a glorious sunset to boot. I note Bruce has done some subsequent shows at the Auricle: End of the Alphabet, No Mean City and this one with Peter Kolovos.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: So Rad,

    Andrew is also the author of a very welcome profile of Bruce Russell.

    This is an epic piece - which I can't just process just now. I note a recording “Ice-floe-sized bursts of sonic debris” that Bruce made at the Auricle in Christchurch in late 2013 is now available. Also on same bill was Roy Montgomery's "Less is More" - both can be downloaded as mp3 files.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: So Rad,

    Manager:

    If the coach is going to be Douglas Lilburn, the how about Len Lye as manager! His 'music' is amazing, links via Visual Music and Experimental Film

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: What Alltracks…, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    for me, the song evokes a strong sense of place, and that wasn't the place

    Absolutely. I was pleased that the video had arrived but it ain't Canterbury:(

    I anticipated (apart from the landscapes) footage of the protester jumping on the roof of Key's car... but that would have been too obvious I guess. And getting into a narrative Tono wanted to avoid (in his brief to Avril).

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: What Alltracks…, in reply to JacksonP,

    Thx Jackson, Have been waiting for that one! As I've mentioned on PA before, this track resonates strongly with me.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 201 posts Report Reply

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