Posts by Mike O'Connell

  • Hard News: Friday Music! Be Square.,

    Love the Echo Ohs - they played a great show at the Darkroom earlier in the year. Get out and get a copy of their 7" You Don't Mind / The Gnarl - in either orange or blue on white hand printed sleeves - while they last.

    Here's some footage from a 2015 95bFM Breakfast Club session.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music! 'Tis the Season, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

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    Here are those grand old men of...meaningful noise. Don't know what it was called but it was one 45-50 minute continuous roller-coaster track - fucking brilliant!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music! Mic drops and…, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    Good news, it's been recovered - there will be more Terminals!

    Oh, and Dark Matter will play again this week as part of launch of Cheap Thrills II. the second edition of the magazine which is documenting and celebrating all the great music - then and now - being made in the Garden City.

    And why not, here's that great Terminals' track from their first album, Uncoffined

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  • Hard News: Friday Music! 'Tis the Season,

    There's much cool stuff also unfolding in the Garden City - try this tonight, Good Vibrations a FREE sound artists party at the Art Gallery which includes Michael Morley, Instant Fantasy, New Dawn (Indy Force and Anita Clark duo) and Skew-whiff MD and Mr Christopher Stone.

    Did I say Michael Morley...also, tomorrow evening, a rare outing by those 'grand old men of meaningless noise', the Dead C at that growing live venue of choice, the Lyttelton Coffee Company - the Dead C with Greg Malcolm.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music! Mic drops and…,

    This is off-topic but nevertheless musically related.

    Going back to the recent Nowhere! Festival, some of you may have been and seen the Terminals on the Sat night. I was by good chance there too. To cut to the chase, singer Stephen Cogle's treasured songbook vanished after their set. It was full of lyrics, notes, arrangements etc for Dark Matter and recent Terminals' songs. Stephen referred to it throughout as the night's track list. It was A5-size, fattish.

    Did anyone by chance see it or know of its fate? It disappeared somewhere between the Whammy stage and equipment storage at Audio Foundation. He'd dearly love to get it back.Let me know or get in touch directly with Stephen if you know him (I don't think he's on PA.)

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  • Hard News: #eqnz: Okay?, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    reports of opportunist burglaries coming in from New Brighton, grrrrr...

    Scumbags! See: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/86419856/evacuated-brighton-family-has-house-ransacked-truck-stolen
    One report is from a family whose daughter Alisha (who has FSHD - a form of muscular dystrophy) who had her all important iPad stolen. Makes you sick.

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  • Hard News: Be careful what you wish for,

    The Simpsons predicted President Trump 16 years ago as ‘a warning to America it was going insane'''. In an episode called Bart to The Future, the Simpsons predicted (16 years ago) 'the tycoon would become leader of the free world'

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  • Hard News: Friday Music! It's us, as culture, in reply to JacksonP,

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    Stage set-up was really odd in Staveley with drum kit off to the right - making it harder to exchange cues,and it wasn't actually on the stage! Here's a two guitar shot to add to yours above :-)

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  • Hard News: Friday Music! It's us, as culture, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    It was a great wee gig wasn't it? My Motorola struggles at night. My best shot of the night attached. Blair BTW is playing a seldom seen Fender Starcaster

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  • Hard News: Friday Music! It's us, as culture, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about this tour.

    Saw the Staveley show at (Lynda) Topp Lodge. Which I imagined would be a cosy indoor spot but it was a huge shed with the stage to the side. And with a clearing southerly, it was damn cold - outside and inside (in spite of kerosene heaters) which made watching the last few songs pretty uncomfortable. Acoustically, when the key was E (which was often!), that coincided distractingly with the vibrational frequency of the metal doors closest to the stage. Shayne got visibly bit peeved with the chatterers at the back but held back on the invective.

    Otherwise not a bad night night out and away from the city. The on-stage banter was good and we learnt Shayne has a moth phobia! My favourite was, the surprisingly early-in-set, "Don't Fight It Marsha".

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