I love that Watercolours track, definitely the best NZ artist to appear in recent times.
But I think my favourite song of this year is this (their new album sounds very Connan Mockasinish...);
My brother gave a cassette copy (a real one, from a shop!) of VU when I was 14. I can honestly say it changed my life. I didn't have the cover and had no idea it was collection of odds and ends. Fuck I love it. Years later, it is still my favourite album of theirs and it's not even a real album.
How could a band go through its career without releasing Stephanie Says? How does that get left in the vaults? Or Foggy Notion, or any of the other tracks on that record.
Also, Chelsea Girl, totally brilliant, I love it... I don't understand how they can squeeze it on to a Velvets box set though, that seems a bit tenuous.
I didn't even realise Cat Power was coming.
So many gigs. It's amazing, but also financially draining. I have decided to forgo Black Sabbath and The Stone Roses (even though I have long standing love both bands). Radiohead kinda blew the budget. I have forked out too much money for Morrissey tickets and he just better be good (if he plays 'There Is A light' it will be entirely worth it).
The Laneways lineup is starting to look really interesting. Policia and Real Estate have upped my excitement considerably.
And as for Neil Young, he blew my mind at BDO. Gotta see him again. Pretty F#$@$ expensive.
TOO MANY GIGS, ENOUGH!!!
For instance, this is a horrible piece of disgusting, offensive humour;
it is pretty funny too. But could so easily just be offensive.
I think some of the best satire draws from utterly indefensible content (The Onion is full of horrible, hilarious things) and for a lot of writers its just too fine a line. You can't be a deadpan bigot as your audience will a) think you're a bigot and hate you b)think you're a bigot and love you or c) think your humour is unwise because of groups a and b being too stupid to pick up on the irony.
I don't know what my point is here.
I do remember a fair bit casual nudity at BBQs from when I was very young (in the early 80s). I can't imagine any female of my generation going topless at a social event, nor a man wearing little undies type shorts away from a serious amount of water. It's pretty unusual to see a top less man even. Why have we become so fearful of our own nudity?
That scrub life blog rules.
CDR's and DVDR's give me nightmares. But then storing stuff on USB hard drives doesn't seem great either. I have so much material that is overdue for a re-backup I literally feel sick in my stomach thinking about it. Digital file management. Yuck.
AND no one else in my band has ever EVER (literally never ever, forever ever?) backed up any of our music. Do they think our stuff just magical keeps on existing!?
That PSY song rules. I love it. Best video of the year for certain.