The only time I was there was May 2005 for Radio One's 21st anniversary gig, featuring Gestalt Switch, Die! Die! Die! and (great excitement) Straitjacket Fits; all of which we recorded for Radio New Zealand (obviously didn't get online rights for SJF, darn it). We were so excited to be able to take a full recording set up and crew. It was a great show, and the venue really contributed to the atmos and mythology of the night - I met so many of my musical heroes. I was also secretly pregnant and so happy the bebe (now 10, with undamaged hearing and OK music taste) was getting to hear SJFits live. Bliss.
Oh my gosh, it’s photo-tastic over on AudioCulture! (and I guessed good)
in the Silver Scroll photo with M Chunn
And is that a younger Simon Morris? Maybe Tony Backhouse between Bronwyn and Kaye??
Photo nerdism: The two women in the Silver Scroll photo with M Chunn are (L>R) Bronwyn Teuton (sp?) and Kaye Glamuzina, both from Radio NZ National Music at that time. Naughty CMS, naughty!
I did a lot of growing up on the Trentham pistol range. Catching tadpoles and frogs, digging copper out of the clay banks, the smell of cordite, chasing rabbits. And the occasional shot. It was great.
Hi, sorry, late comer, but just to clarify this:
This is pretty awesome: the whole of Chris Bourke’s Blue Smoke radio series, based on the book of the same name, available as podcasts from Radio New Zealand
- they are available to stream on demand and embed:
<iframe src="http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/remote-player?id=2505820" width="100%" frameborder="0" height="62px"></iframe>
...but not download/podcast at this point. But stay tuned! I have plans...
Mwa ha ha harrrrrrrrr
Susan Chalmers - Internet New Zealand policy lead - discusses copyright ramifications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations w. Eva Radich on RNZ Concert's Upbeat - might be of interest?
@Sacha - I restrained myself from including "... only to be pimped out to live behind a paywall with adverts inserted." But there. I've said it.
Wouldn't be surprised to see some of that TVNZ7 content showing up there too.
@Russell - Totally fair enough busy guy - maybe it'll be worth it's own post! Very exciting that some thought is being sent in this direction, although with a slightly different purpose to my ultimate online fantasy. But it is all worthy of a good convo.
Re NZoA annual report - isn't it curious that that "how do you discover new music?" graph includes the 'NZ Listener'... but not 'music magazines'?
I find that deeply odd.
Also (as a super duper Broadcasting policy geek) I found this to be the really exciting NZoA release of the week:
Online Rights and Public Access: A Discussion Paper
Hopefully it will encourage the restoration of some of the (currently deleted) TVNZ 7 local programmes to an online home, and - more importantly - look towards the TVNZ Archive and the hundreds of hours of local/cultural content the NZ public invested in (both directly and indirectly) over decades, but which is now a 'business unit' of commercial TV(NZ)... If we really do want to create the definitive NZ AudioVisual Archive.
I've recently observed a CD/ CD-R digitization project which has experienced this issue. Once the 0s and 1s are damaged to the point of there being digital noise over the audio (that is where you are even able to retrieve the audio) there's not much to be done.
CD-Rs with sticky labels attached are likely to have 'rotted' sooner/worse than those without (~50% fail rate 2000-2005), those with (CD-R/ DVD) marker pen labeling next worst.
Storage conditions may also may play a role (upright vs flat + temperature).
Bottom line: Rip them to Hard Drive ASAP!
Lest chaos triumphs once again.