Hmmm. That could work.
Maybe 'ashtag it? #RIP
There was a good discussion on the 'Urban' tag by ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke on Morning Glory this week. While covering much of the above, the focus was more on the fact it was an audience defined term rather than a musical genre, in a racially loaded sense. There is a lot of historical debate about this, and I feel Aaradhna did well to use the platform to highlight another way in which we 'other' people.
Unfortunately I think they cut this section from the opening of the Podcast.
It was a little bit confronting; a little bit uncomfortable; and a little bit awkward. It made us think and reflect and talk- just like art should do.
That’s a nice buzz of sorts.
Cheers Simon. I quite liked the juxtaposition myself.
I had this real feeling of being amongst friends when walking through the exhibition. Even though I was always mostly in the crowd, the familiarity of the venues, the major players and the vibe made it feel like a home of sorts. The lived history of New Zealand music. It's a beautiful thang.
"Sneaky". Shayne seemed pretty happy with the set afterwards, and both obliged by signing my pilfered set-list.
And I got the tea towel. It's a metaphor. No one seemed sure of what.
Shayne got visibly bit peeved with the chatterers at the back but held back on the invective.
Now I understand what he meant by the crowd being the second noisiest of the tour. We were a bit peeved at some talking through quieter songs too. It has been mentioned on this blog recently, but I do wish people would save their banter for between the songs.
Seemed fitting to follow up from the Volume Launch by seeing Don McGlashan and Shayne Carter at the Crystal Palace. There was some weird kind of perfect symmetry going on here. Maybe the end of a tour allowed them to relax, and although at times it was rough and ready, it always seemed effortless and they were clearly enjoying themselves.
And the played an epic version of Cast Stone, so all was right with the world.
was probably somewhere in this shot
I think I see Mat at the back, so that's probably my ear. I was actually looking at these photos on your blog yesterday. Wow there's some familiar faces in that crowd.
And I've got a Mantronix earworm.
The Mt Eden one opened in 1986 and was The Galaxy (uppercase T and a y) and was owned by Phil Warren and Don Lillian.
Coincidentally, Owen H and I were reminiscing on twitter about the time Shriekback played The Galaxy in ’87 (which surprisingly he missed). Early ’87 was quite the line-up at the venue, with Shriekback, New Order, Billy Bragg and The Johnnys, along with what must have been a three day residence by H&C. I saw Shriekback, NO and Billy Bragg.
Of course I remember it also for another reason. :-)