Rodney Dangerfield – Stanley The Manly Transvestite (Early 1960s)
Nice article David. Love the Dangerfield track!
It's probably included in Aston's book but I'd like to reference also the fabulous Joe Meek of Telstar fame who was gay,as was Brian Epstein, in a society in which homophobia was rife. As some will know, Meek rejected the Beatles - "they're rubbish!" ...but that's another story. He also produced the Honeycomb's "Have I The Right"
Hey, how’d your stall go yesterday?
And I met the fine Mr Dalziel at last - and met again after many a long time the fine Mr Parkes...whom I look forward to see performing with Cardigan Bay, as Ian has recently re-posted, this Thursday at the Darkroom.
BTW Anita and Mike's combo (along with the fabulous Mr Simon Gregory who-can-play-pretty-well-anything on guitar) is Devilish Mary and the Holy Rollers. There should be a photo attached. 'Twas a wonderful day and the Arts Centre rebuild is taking shape bit by rapidly growing bit with the North Quad also re-opened Saturday.
And another one for the diaries next week is the recently 'in-doctor-nated' Bruce Russell appearing with travelling poet David Merritt - a Poetry Hooha - at the Lyttelton Coffee Company, Thur 27 Oct.
Great post Zed. Gosh, this discussion reminds me of that old chestnut from Oscar Wilde from 1892 in Lady Windemere’s Fan about the price v. value
The idea that anyone in the ‘real world’ should even consider ethical, moral, philosophical or cultural values to be on a par with financial or economic ‘value’ appears whimsical, sentimental, even romantic. Hard-nosed, sensible, rational, practical people ‘know’ otherwise. It’s the economy, stupid.
I think I was sitting jst behind the mysterious Willy at one stage.
Aha, the plot thickens...
Stephen was in good voice
Apparently Bill had largely forgotten the words (!) - hadn't played those in eons - but Stephen can recall and sing just about anything I'm told. I'm not sure but are Son of Cronos and Girl at Night Vacuum-era songs? For the latter, it looked like Bill wasn't quite ready for Malcolm to join the fray - but he got up there anyway!
One thing the night missed though were the keyboards - hence no e.g. Thought I Knew You or Russian Rug. Anyway, small quibbles for what goodies we got over nearly 2 1/2 hours.
No Rob, I am not Willy. Not quite sure who he is - but he gets around - filming the songs at 'In Love With These Times' recently plus plenty of stuff this year from RDU's Museum gigs, Delaney Davidson, etc.
John Chrisstoffels was also recording but he said he was only capturing the 'non-touring' line-up songs which will form part of the Builders tour documentary.
Yeah, the Campbell set was fab - and there's this too, appropriately, Nick Bollinger revisits a Flying Nun classic from Bill Direen's Builders - from The Sampler this week.
Looking forward to the Darkroom gig. Couldn't make the first outing as of course Bill Direen and Builders were at the Darkroom. Various musicians from the past teamed up with Bill in various line ups including - courtesy of the indefatigible Willy Biscuits - Son of Cronos (with Stephen Cogle)
and Accident (with Beatin Hearts line up of Malcom Grant and Campbell McLay)
BTW Stephen Cogle will be appearing in Auckland soon with Dark Matter and the Terminals at the Nowhere! Festival, Nov 3-6. From what the Eventfinda websites say, there are two - yes two - Terminals gigs (with others) the same day (Sat 5th), afternoon at Audio Foundation and evening at Whammy Bar
The Nowhere! Festival 2016 in Auckland has been announced. A cracker programme brings an eclectic mix appearing over three venues - Audio Foundation, Whammy Bar and the Wine Cellar and includes a rare live appearance from the Terminals, making a rare live appearance, Tying in with this is the re-release of their 1990 release Uncoffined - and an interview with drummer Peter Stapleton.
I'm rather tempted to head north, more so than to Laneway. Here's the eponymous single from the album
I don't recall anyone posting about this yet. Some of you may have wondered what has happened to some of the great shows that were hosted by RDU - until the infamous 'fallout' earlier this year, Unfortunately, most of the fallout between the old guard and the new unfolded while the 40th Anniversary was being celebrated. There's a lot of hearsay in what has happened - I won't go there.
Old RDU show favourites have returned in much the same guise, including The Joint, Human Pleasure, Pincolada Soundsystem and Skew-Whiff (i.e. Michael Daly and Chris Stone, former hosts of Sunday arvo's Vintage Cuts.)
Here's what the Joint pair got up to yesterday:
On today’s show marvel at Dolly Parton’s first ever recording (14 years old), Adam & The Ants reinterpreting The Village People, brand new Wiley, a (rightly?) long forgotten JAMC dance remix, an Annie collaboration, a Cyrus family collaboration, angry hip hop (is there any other kind?) and Thurston Moore’s tribute to Chelsea Manning
And Skew-Whiff was sampling just now Jackie Mittoo - so how about a bit of Ghetto Organ for a stunning Sunday afternoon...
Oh – and this!
In the diary - though Ian might have me heading out to Sumner first to see Cardigan Bay. Here's a couple of less familiar-to-these-ears tracks, The Cup
and, Do You