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

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  • Joanna, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    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.

    Oh yeah, you've just totally described me in a nutshell there!

    I would have gone to the Bodega gig if I'd heard about it. And I thought I was okay at keeping up with what's on.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 718 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    Oh thanks Jackson. I like it!

    I’m always trying to interest people in The Magnetic Fields. It’s the sort of thing you either love or hate.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=ZX8xHXcAEiY

    [embed, damn you!]

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Lilith __,

    [embed, damn you!]

    Brackets are not your friend.

    The Magnetic Fields.

    More listening required. I might like them. ;-)

    Haven't seen this video before. It turns me... Oh right.

    Photo-shopped?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2070 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    here's one for the Doctor Who fans:

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    Photo-shopped?

    One hopes so!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Life in one cord...

    We have airplugs!
    I prefer earplugs.

    No, no, the air plugs are
    for the air guitar...


    You'll be bop deluxe...

    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.

    aahh, don't worry, The Bats just take over the audiences' motor control, you will not be able to not dance...

    ...and if you are at the Bats gig in Dunedin tonight, or Chchch tomorrow, (or Wgton & Auckland next week) look out for the souvenir sets of Bats poster postcards, and the new album on vinyl, too! (working on a mini-book now)...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4199 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    I prefer earplugs.

    I look forward to ears wide open at the Civic tonight. Eddie Izzard is in the House. I am going to laugh.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5699 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Beware the Evil Twins.

    It's kind of thematically appropriate for Nunvember.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2070 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew E, in reply to Lilith __,

    I’m always trying to interest people in The Magnetic Fields. It’s the sort of thing you either love or hate.

    Love them. Here's an example of Stephen Merrit's excellence.

    174.77 x 41.28 • Since Sep 2008 • 196 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Andrew E,

    Here's an example of Stephen Merrit's excellence.

    Oh, lovely!! Thank you.

    Love them.

    Well that makes 2.5 of us. Enough for a NZ fan club? ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    Beware the Evil Twins.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Lilith __,

    I know several Magnetic Fields fans in Auckland alone. Fear not!

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3582 posts Report Reply

  • Biobbs,

    Anyone who can't dance to The Bats can't dance. So there :-).

    The River Mouth, Denmark • Since Jan 2011 • 106 posts Report Reply

  • Biobbs,

    And to celebrate ChCh re-opening, another glorious Bats song with a video preserving part of the town we lost in February...

    The River Mouth, Denmark • Since Jan 2011 • 106 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Lilith __,

    here's one for the Doctor Who (& Torchwood) fans:

    was it just me, but did any one else think the Torchwood finale was a bit rushed and once over lightly - while setting up the premise for a US sequel...

    another glorious Bats song with a video preserving part of the town we lost in February...

    oh you're cherry pickin' now...
    Though don't ya reckon that Block of wood start would make a great ringtone...
    :- )

    NB: Paul Kean posted footage (that I can't find now) from that same intersection , minutes after the February earthquake - the old ANZ bank bldg was rubble with the (now missing) copper dome upside down in the street - sadly I think someone died in the World shop on the ground floor.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4199 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Biobbs,

    Anyone who can't dance to The Bats can't dance

    However, evidence would suggest that the converse is not necessarily true. :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15715 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    I Wish I Had an Evil Twin

    I’m liking them more and more.

    In related news, I just listened to the lyrics of The National song, Conversation 16. It’s… disturbing?

    But I’m more compelled by this Maya Jane Coles remix of Little Dragon.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2070 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Loving the dancey Bats videos. And some with bonus local scenery! If I'm not mistaken, Boogey Man was shot by Lake Pearson and around Craigieburn?

    And thanks, Danielle, that is very reassuring. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    It’s just as well YouTube has so much John Barrowman, to ease the Torchwood withdrawal. :-)

    re: that post-quake footage of Lichfield and High St, I’m pretty sure I know the one you mean. I’ll check my email archive and see if I can find it.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Biobbs,

    I would argue that there is dancing and then there is ...........dancing. But then, we all like and what we like, and I never took to Flying Nun and her progeny.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    I would argue that there is dancing and then there is ...........dancing.

    I am expert at both sorts, and I endorse The Bats.

    And really, if you think The Bats are dreary, you have not heard The Bats :-)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17939 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    They were awesome alongside peers at that Nun anniversary gig at the Powerstation with Chris Knox MCing.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15715 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Russell Brown,

    To be fair, apart from videos, no I haven't. But I can think of none of the Flying Nun music that I ever connected to. It's just one of those things.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    They're not miles away from your brother's stuff. Certainly compared with the harder end of FN's roster.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15715 posts Report Reply

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