Posts by Simon Grigg

  • Hard News: Music: All this and some…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    And yes, I know a lot of it is already around, but the quality of the digital captures is impressive.

    Agreed, but others - like the Reps - are up there already in fairly good quality already (the direct lift from the TVNZ archive version is on NZoS and YouTube). I'm just a little wary too that the likes of Toy Love are being done out of their few cents. It may not be much but in the case of that TL vid I cleared it with the band and with Flying Nun, it was then claimed by them so as to ensure they got whatever was paid. I'd rather that went to them than Mark Zuckerberg as I'm sure most people would.

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  • Hard News: Music: All this and some…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Rock Theatre, Wellington (behind the Trades Hall), a 1980 concert (February maybe) with The Swingers – filmed for Radio With Pictures, I think…

    To be fair much of what is on that page is fairly easily found on YouTube, and of course the fact that these are are FB embedded means they can’t be more widely shared beyond that site. Hopefully Neil is going to add the handful that are truly lost and rare to You Tube or similar.

    Edit: just noted a newish embed link on the FB vid page so the above may be superfluous.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: All Being Well, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    the Dudes were there too, it was Toy Love as well…

    Jan 1980

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: All Being Well, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Back in the day I used to get a table halfway up the room with the commercial radio people. As Duncan put it on The Spinoff:

    I was demoted from the front table last year next to Lorde's to one 3/4 of the way back. Clearly one needs to open a Vodafone dealership in Matamata to keep one's status.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: All Being Well, in reply to andin,

    did they? Not how I remember it.

    To be fair, that’s pretty much as I recall it. They drew a line in the sand that most of the covers bands at Zwines (and they all were at that stage) hadn’t even figured out existed before.

    That first Enemy gig in the Queen City was a fairly pivotal moment which went from “we’re gonna send these hippies back to where they belong” to a stunned “oh fuck!” in one slash of Chris’ broken bottle during ‘Iggy’.

    And of course from that moment on to be a contender you had to write songs.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Loxene and Beyond, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Hillsborough

    Just clarified this with Andrew. The dates were listed in Rip It Up but clearly didn't happen. RIU had 1 & 2 December in the schedule.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: New Zealand's…,

    The great lost New Zealand synth-pop compilation as compiled by Jon Chapman. It's bloody wonderful.

    Plus it includes this MIA classic (from former Techtones bassist Peter Solomon).

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: New Zealand's…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Damned if I can find a cover anywhere though...

    Parts of it survive on AudioCulture, like this great Roi penned overview of The La De Da's in Dunedin for which I received a lovely email from Kevin Borich only yesterday.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: SJD, with…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Ah, thanks muchly for that. I’ll draw Simon’s attention to those details.

    Credits all added - thank you Ian. I love the way we can keep on adding detail to these pages.

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  • Polity: TPP, eh?, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    Pulling stuff back out of the public domain would be hugely problematic, starting with the question of who’s got copyright on previously-legitimate “unauthorised” derivative works made once PD applied.

    Yep. Plus the fact that vast amounts of legitimately released music on vinyl, CD, Spotify and iTunes will become pirate. As will most of the Warehouse’s cheapie DVD racks.

    Many other countries will be able to manufacture these but New Zealanders will not be able to access them legally.

    These as an example.

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