Lawrence Arabia plays as part of Late Night Art at the Auckland Art Gallery next Tuesday
...and playing Chc Darkroom Gallery on Sat 17 October. That show has sold out but he's up for a Sunday show if he gets, and I'm sure he will, enough likes on the Facebook page :-)
Here's Just Sleep, Your Shame Will Keep from Newsworthy on Tuesday night.
Have you seen Disco/Graph?
Great resource! What a complex web we have, the Clean just one of many. Hell of a job to keep it updated. All the great historical Chch 80s stuff seems to be well covered.from an exploratory look. 'Mint Chicks' doesn't pull up yet Kody Nielson's Silicon (or link to Bic Runga).
Awesome remix of AHoriBuzz's Providence, a great song whatever the interpretation.
Also from the foaming cultural crucible that is modern Wellington
...the set list from PF in Chch on Thur night (should be attached). Bright Grey never disappoints. Going Fishing from the back catalogue. Loved too Trans Fatty Acid. - bugger, missed the cassette... if anyone has a spare for sale, I have ample capability to still play tape :-)
In one of his first legal outings, my 18 year old really got into it at the very front and was well chuffed to meet and chat with SFS post-gig.
PS Liam Finn's Pink Frost rendition superb!
John Campbell was a bit bumbly at times in that lovable Lloyd Scott manner. It was a long night but the live stream had few if any hiccups.
There was highlight upon highlight. Bill Savesi's touching speech, Don McGlashan and his Death and the Maiden guitar lesson, Jordan Luck's quote from Graham Brazier saying 'sing till you're in a pine box then come back and haunt them' - classic!
And the music, it's all about the music... Delaney Davidson's version of Billy Bold, Fazerdaze doing Dark Child and Multi-Love by Warren Maxwell and friends was superb - personal favs. All performances nicely complemented by the orchestral scores.
What an 'annoying' article! Not an immediate personal choice but Toby's got a strong point (citing Rowan Simpson) with Red Peak:
it looks like a flag, not a logo, and illustrates the point by placing it, and the officially shortlisted options, alongside some other great flags. It is simple enough to be drawn by a child - one of the criteria emphasised by the panel - yet there is genuine substance; the historic, cultural, mythological and even topographic references are there if you want them.
I am reminded of the flag of Antigua and Barbuda
Adopted in 1967, it's full of symbolism (e.g. the Caribbean, African origins of people) which match the colouring - the sun, sea, and sand and the (triangle) V-shape for victory. it was the winning design of around 600 entries.
Kody Neilson’s Silicon, whose debut album is out today
Kody Nielson's new project Silicon does compute! I note Kody is support for the upcoming Tame Impala shows.
Here's God Emoji
Brian Rudman has a piece on this case in the Herald today: NZ should take a leaf out of liberal cannabis law.
He points out the absurd inconsistency of McDonald's decision in comparison to a recent case in June in Ashburton where an Israeli couple, caught red-handed with 6kg (= 9 times as much as Kelly van Gaalen had) of dried cannabis, were discharged without conviction! (Though, in return for a $2000 donation to the Salvation Army.)
That’s a really interesting observation. It’s not just having a merch desk that’s important at gigs, it’s making the time to personally sell your stuff, before and after you play: to always be hustling.
Absolutely. Maybe I'm old school in that regard, really can't embrace Spotify and streaming. The personal touch really counts. It's really cool to connect with the artist directly plus you help them out in sales in no small way. Delaney Davidson, Jol Mulholland, Ed Castelow all 'hustle well',... and Anthonie's such a charmer that my maiden aunt, had she been at the Wunderbar gig, would have bought a box load!
Some positive news through this morning - Alex has opened his eyes and is responding to voices! The Elixinol is supposed to be arriving today too.
Those nostalgic for 70's British punk won't have to wait long. Recently there was mention of The Slits and their upcoming doco film Here To Be Heard - which is still crowd-sourcing for the funds to 'make it to the finish line', later this year.
Over the line already though is the Damned doco, premiering in a coupla days in London: The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead. Powerful looking stuff from the trailer, can't wait - but Captain Sensible doesn't want a bar of it!
Shouldn't be too long before it shows here, probably at the NZIFF - which in Christchurch this year, is back in the CBD at last at the beautifully restored Theatre Royal. Further on the NZIFF, Chch finally gets (now with two capacious venues) a long overdue expanded programme. And with new projector equipment installed, Chch will again be able to host any gala premieres coming this way