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.
I'm late to this lovely & important social/cultural history, thanks RB (&CM).
if you're interested, Nick Atkinson's Radio NZ National music feature about a day in the life of Chip Matthews was a finalist in the recent NZ Radio Awards. Have a listen if you like!
And an actual music video -- 'Plastic Magic', featuring Esther Stephens
Is it just me thinking that - in the bath scene in this video - Tom Scott looks like a morph between Andrew Fagan and Chris Knox? Spooky, though not inappropriate.
Since we're on Home Brew, this* programme was strangely affecting.
(There were other eps, but I can't find them).
*RNZ: Adventures in Musicland: Tom Scott in South East Asia
Hi, this was broadcast on the radio in two parts, but is online as one, so that's the full Tom Travelogue right there... there have been other shows in the 'Adventures in Musicland' series, but I think this is probably what you mean..?
Homebrew finally get NZoA funding… and this is what they spend it on. Their layers upon layers of subversion crack me up. That video lives in a special subgenre with this one: the one by The Sneaks.
Which also reminds of Peter Jefferies tale of his mum financing some early recording after a good day at the races. I doubt it was this (can’t recall right now) which is one of my faves.
That tune was later recycled for this better known (but not as great – to me) song:
The legit video of which is still being blocked by Warner Music Group – even though they do not own it. hopefully the links work here… happy day.
Nah, you totally bollocksed them up ;-) But I fixed them, For YouTube vids, just post in the URL (i.e.: not the short one) and they automatically embed and for making links, study the instructions again … RB