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Hard News: Some things just don't let you down

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  • Bart Janssen,

    Thank you!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3420 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    Two women somehow managed to talk to each other constantly, rapidly, loudly – and at the same time.

    No judge would convict you ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3420 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    Via our gracious host, Drinkify. Pairing music with concoctions. Just save the Slayer until after work.

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2136 posts Report Reply

  • Anonymous Author,

    Loving this now and will be loving it even more live tomorrow night.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2010 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    I'm actually a bit ticked off at Bic Runga right now. I forked over $72 for her acoustic tour ages ago and am looking forward to it, and then yesterday I found out she was playing THAT very night at Bodega for much cheaper, and without any fanfare. And by then it was too late to head along. Grr.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 727 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Anonymous Author,

    Loving this now and will be loving it even more live tomorrow night.

    The funniest thing is they will be followed by these guys. Seems almost impossible.

    Two women somehow managed to talk to each other constantly, rapidly, loudly – and at the same time.

    I wonder if they were related to the two seat dancers next to us at Portishead last night. Head shaking and arm waving in restricted seating arrangements is a hazard to eyes.

    Portishead were pretty damn excellent, if you like that sort of thing, which apparently I do.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Anonymous Author,

    Loving this now and will be loving it even more live tomorrow night.

    Just bought my ticket.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18969 posts Report Reply

  • Anonymous Author, in reply to JacksonP,

    The funniest thing is they will be followed by these guys. Seems almost impossible.

    Doesn't it though. It will be sublime if both become a complementary and seamless excess of quality.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2010 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    I think they were from the North of England

    No judge would convict you ...

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Anyway, here's the video for 'Hello Hello'

    1. You know what would really help Bic in her particular 'hiking through New Zealand with a donkey on windswept country roads and beaches' situation here? A HAIR TIE. Jesus lady, break out a scrunchie if you have to.
    2. Not revealing what's in the suitcase - ARGH!
    3. She is such a wonderful pop songwriter that I find it difficult to say anything about the music but get all swoony. That shit is right in my wheelhouse.

    The funniest thing

    In the epic battle for my favourite Verlaines song, that is up there. 'How long have you been living with him anyway?'

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3661 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Duran Duran! They have a new song and it's quite good, but more importantly, it comes with a brilliant video. Directed by Jonas Ackerlund, it stars five '90s supermodels who play the band, complete with complex interviews (and actually quite good acting) about the band's history. It looks brilliant, and even has a bit of lesbionic action, if you're into that.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1863 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Danielle,

    3. She is such a wonderful pop songwriter that I find it difficult to say anything about the music but get all swoony. That shit is right in my wheelhouse.

    I suspect you would have liked Indie Bic a LOT. Like I say, let’s hope it’s not the last of that format.

    Meanwhile, pop kids, you get to hear exactly the same lineup playing Laneway as Kody’s new project, Opossum.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18969 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Joanna,

    Segmentation. The acoustic tour is targeted at affluent middle-aged types from places like Thorndon and Oriental Bay, who wouldn't go to a gig in a downtown pub. The Bodega gig is for the rest of us.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4463 posts Report Reply

  • Samuel Scott,

    HDU tonight in Wellington. We have a baby sitter, we have airplugs!

    South Wellington • Since Feb 2008 • 300 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Samuel Scott,

    HDU tonight in Wellington. We have a baby sitter, we have airplugs!

    I prefer earplugs. And yes, I'm definitely taking them to the KA tomorrow night.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18969 posts Report Reply

  • peter mclennan,

    De La Soulveit, cool mashup bizznizz http://dubdotdash.blogspot.com/2011/11/de-la-soulviet.html


    and if you need some antidote to all the F Nun nostalgia (cos they weren't the only thing going on in indie music here in the 90s), try this, my old band Hallelujah Picassos retrospective reissue http://picassocore.blogspot.com/

    #blatantselfpromotion

    AK Central • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to peter mclennan,

    #blatantselfpromotion

    Onya.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18969 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    I prefer earplugs.

    and yummy deer innards? ;)

    'Get Some Sleep' was a numble delight

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Rich Lock,

    roflnui

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16771 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    And not to rain on the parade, but Anthrax have just done a Metallica and dissed their fans for file sharing.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4355 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Oh good, another discussion about bands I have never got. Keep your drear. If you can't bop around frenetically to it, I'm not interested.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    And if we're talking about music that never lets you down, here's my go-to.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew E,

    Was at the Bic Runga gig at Bodega last night. Great stuff, and lovely to see her in an intimate venue like that, although

    Two women somehow managed to talk to each other constantly, rapidly, loudly – and at the same time.

    rings a bell, except this time it was one woman, to two men, all from NZ. Some people have no manners.

    174.77 x 41.28 • Since Sep 2008 • 199 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    This has been out a while, but it only just made it to my ears, via 95bFm as usual.
    It's growing on me. Remixes galore out there for those who care.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock, in reply to DeepRed,

    And not to rain on the parade, but Anthrax have just done a Metallica and dissed their fans for file sharing.

    Et tu, Anthrax?

    Oh well. Happy Nigel Tufnell day, everyone!

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

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