Posts by Simon Grigg

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Good ideas and grumbles, in reply to Neil Drinkwater,

    There are not that many good kiwi songs.

    Doing AudioCulture I get the odd person who asks me "Have you finished it yet?" I guess you are one of those people Neil.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Bits and pieces, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    or if something is broken, or what…?

    Probably not this yet but another corner of the badlands gets tamed by the RIAA (for better or worse).

    http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/record-labels/6157443/soundcloud-nearing-deal-with-major-labels-for-pieces-of-its

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Wellies not required,

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    This probably is the right thread to mark the passing of Peter Dawkins, perhaps our greatest record producer, and a man who, with a handful of very talented other young men in the 60s and 70s, wrote the book on record production in New Zealand (and Australia later in the 70s).

    The media has largely ignored his death in New Zealand which doesn't really surprise me but we published a profile of Peter earlier this year, written by his long-time friend Gordon Spittle: http://www.audioculture.co.nz/people/peter-dawkins

    There are warm tributes to Peter from Shane Hales and Mi-Sex's Kevin Stanton at the link.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: F**kYouTube, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    & obvious static problems!

    And Murray's disturbing affection for Bob Seger records (all of which I'd banned from the flat).

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: F**kYouTube, in reply to Samuel Scott,

    Isn’t most music on youtube blocked in Germany because the performing rights association there wont accept their shitty terms?

    It's a bit more complicated, but wiki has some of it here.

    GEMA is a weird beast, very staunch but sometimes the artists are less than GEMA-positive as stand-offs end up with everyone losing. A high percentage of nothing is ...

    That said, Germany pays writers better than just about anywhere for performance.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: F**kYouTube,

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    without further comment ...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: F**kYouTube, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Rip It Up story has gone up at Audio Culture ..

    Correctly "RipItUp" so I'm told by Murray with some authority :)

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Old, New, New, Old, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    NB: Simon Grigg, I’ll email you higher res versions of all these for Audioculture)

    Whoa, yes please. I had no memory of that No Tag poster at all but I guess we did it.

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  • Hard News: The People's Poet is dead!, in reply to Samuel Scott,

    More Bad News never gets tired.

    And the fact that they actually played Monsters of Rock.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Original Beats, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    When I was listening to hip hop when I was a teen in the ’90s, it was full of sexual lyrics.

    Bling and babes go back to the earliest of days, albeit here with some humour

    I know the fly young lady would like to ride
    In my mercedes, 'young ladies'
    In my mercedes, 'young ladies'
    If my Mercedes breakdown and dull my grill
    I will drive up in a new Seville
    If my Seville break down, I take it back
    I will dull my grill in a new Cadillac
    If my Cadillac break down, it's too much
    I will shock your mind in a new Star Stutz
    And if a Stutz break down, I make another choice
    I will dull my grill in a new Rolls Royce
    And if a Royce break down, I'll be out in the rain
    And then forget it, forget it, forget it, forget it, forget it
    Huh, take the train

    (Superappin' - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, 1979)

    GMF & TFF were bragging (and political) more than sexy but Flash was able to come up with this lyric (which I won't reprint) on his first solo album. Yeech.

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