Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Some niceness is what I got ...

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  • Joe Mahoney,

    I'm thinking the world should refrain from telling drummer jokes today.

    Since Apr 2007 • 11 posts Report Reply

  • Jonty,

    Thank you for that clip, Joe. Brought back some fond memories of days gone by. Who will ever forget Levon's comment in Scorses's doco ... "after 16 years on the road and playing the night before to thousands ... next morning we didn't have the price of breakfast." (or words to that effect).

    Katikati • Since Mar 2007 • 100 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    The whole of Music From Big Pink is on YouTube as one clip, if you don't happen to be familiar with The Band and feel like a hassle-free taste.

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

  • Peter Darlington,

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 868 posts Report Reply

  • Scott Chris, in reply to Joe Mahoney,

    I'm thinking the world should refrain from telling drummer jokes today.

    Oh phooey. Death is the only way to teach a drummer the meaning of the word pianissimo.

    Q: How do you know if there's a drummer at your door? A: The knocking speeds up.

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • Ana Simkiss, in reply to Peter Darlington,

    Did anyone else not know that Leonard Cohen's daughter has had a baby with Rufus Wainwright? I just tripped over that fact when I read that linked Guardian article. Now that could be one talent to watch.

    Freemans Bay • Since Nov 2006 • 113 posts Report Reply

  • mike.riversdale,

    Love the Oasis mix - thanks for sharing it Russell

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 18 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    your avowedly-indie-guy friend

    =hipster?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15701 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Ana Simkiss,

    Leonard Cohen's daughter has had a baby with Rufus Wainwright?

    Halle Lujah?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4180 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew G,

    I always liked that Levon played on this. It's such a recognisable style he had. His Daughter is on backing vox I believe too. Garth Hudson also played on the album

    Napier • Since Mar 2007 • 47 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Wignall,

    Since Nov 2009 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    What is needed is Drive By Truckers to write a song about Levon, to compare with their beautiful 'Richard Manuel' song.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2217 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley,

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    This fits the niceness bill ... Chris Knox at Real Groovy last Saturday evening, performing 'Swimming Pool' with Rackets ... a fitting end to Record Store Day. There's some video by Simon Kay over at Cheese On Toast.

    Maungawhau • Since Dec 2006 • 159 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    Love shot, Jonathan -- and thanks for the link to the video. I'd missed that.

    Here is Toy Love Live at the Gluepot, in shocking pink.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17916 posts Report Reply

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