Posts by Alan Perrott

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Mo' Nina,

    I see Sweetman had posted that Peter Gutteridge died yesterday - can anyone confirm?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Mo' Nina,

    speaking of lost songs, sort of, I've been digging this Gale Garnett album I found in the RG bargain bin - she's known for her hit We'll Sing in the Sunshine (1964).

    anyways, turns out she was born here. didn't skedaddle to Canada until she was 11.

    this is You've Been Talking 'bout me Baby

    and here's the original vid for Small Potatoes, burlesque popcorn styles with added armpit sweat. classy

    and just cos, I grabbed this today, Vicki Carr getting all Shirley Bassey on the Flamingos I Only Have Eyes For You,

    also, hell yeah on Simone's Revolution, love that version.

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  • Hard News: We can do better than this,

    OK, I’ll put my hand up and say the story about Slater’s potential hit on Paddy came from me. It was during a break in the awards and I was outside chatting with Deborah Hill Cohne when I noticed this guy standing nearby on his lonesome. I asked where he was from, assuming he was there with another paper, and he said he was part of Slater’s crew – along with MP Jamie Lee Ross and J Collins’ husband. I mentioned we (Canvas magazine) had considered the idea of profiling of Cam and we got to talking – those guys were in pretty good spirits as you’d imagine. Anyway, it came up that they had a few hits up their sleeve for the campaign, Cunliffe and, for whatever reason, Paddy Gower. He was clearly pretty amped about the whole thing but the ceremonies began again and our chat ended. Now I worked with Paddy here for a while, he’s a mate, so I let him know about what was said, and I mentioned it in passing to Russell.
    It is what it is.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Alfie,

    but for the love of all manner of things, don't read the comments. some people...sheesh.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    not sure how long National can sustain a position that seems to be saying the emails were stolen and that's bad, but it doesn't matter because none of them are true.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

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  • Hard News: Not doing justice, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    actually I was rather aggrieved by the suggestion that a burner may have been associated with that effigy video - kiwiburn et al are about radical inclusion, if Key turned up at the gate with a ticket he should be welcomed on and invited to play his part in the going's on going on. There was an incident a few years back when one group burned an effigy of Brittany Spears during the burn - it riled a few people, including me. The sentiment was understood, but in terms of the true vibe of thing they got it very wrong.

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  • Speaker: Peter Jefferies: Time and the…, in reply to philipmatthews,

    sounds like a mighty night to me.

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  • Speaker: Peter Jefferies: Time and the…,

    nice, it's a Capital Times reunion. which pub are we meeting in?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Big Day Out, Out,

    seeing as how all them Led Zepp albums have been re-issued and stuff, this is how they should really be played…

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