Well, truly my best Flying Nun moment was meeting Sally Field some years ago.
More topically, but nothing to do with the Dunedin Sound, I enjoyed watching the Flying Nun doco on telly a couple of years back when the story of the infamous "Fall In A Hole" album unfolded. Being an immigrant from the west island and a long standing fan of the Mancunians, and having acquired the double vinyl bootleg on its release in Australia in the 80's (a nice rarity in today's terms), I had missed all the controversy and had never realised the audacity behind this release. But on watching the doco I had to applaud the Kiwi ingenuity/piracy/commitment to repay the rightful owner of the "intellectual" property contained in this recording of the Fall's live performances.
And my appreciation of Flying Nun's core activity, before selling out, has grown ever since.
The "straitjacket fits" topic elsewhere has crept up on and overtaken this garden of funereal delights. Goths and Emos everywhere will be saddened by that.
I have added The Dandy Warhols' "Dick" on rotation midway through my service.
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"... and I said, no you go..."
I think that ad was a classic as well. I think it's Aussie made.
And fat Hugo and his sister were the white prototypes of a whole generation of Kiwi kids of all colours growing up on fast food diets.
In defence of KFC, the ad was for a then different product called "Kentucky Fried". It used to taste better, with the benfits of all that added fat.
What rocking funerals the Public Address System crowd will have. I think we should be notified of dates for these parties.
The tracklist for my alter ego includes:
Arvo Part's "Fratres"
The Birthday Party's "Release The Bats"
An excellent initiative.
The common meeting ground for intelligentsia, left wing academics, middle New Zealand and skinheaded jackbooted morons.
I apologise in advance if my presence attracts the wrong crowd, but I apologise moreso if it attracts no-one at all.
Good luck with moderator duties Russell and crew!