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Hard News: The Big Stereo Bundle

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  • Mark Easterbrook,

    Nice, nice idea Russell. I've started my Friday in a warm, fuzzy, "supporting New Zealand music" mood, and bought it straight away.

    Makes up for the "I had to give away my Bloc Party ticket and stay late at work" mood from yesterday.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 234 posts Report Reply

  • Amy Gale,

    I love love love that NZ lolcats use NZ lolspelling

    tha Ith • Since May 2007 • 450 posts Report Reply

  • matthewbuchanan,

    YouTube URLs you say? Here's one for the designers...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • Alastair Jamieson,

    Eclectic, old, killer technology

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 96 posts Report Reply

  • matthewbuchanan,

    @Mark: I'm hurting for you. This should cheer you up too:

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    I think this is great, will download when at home, 60% for the artist, go you's. 15.00 is a great price point.
    LOLColin rocks too, thank God for a good vibe, we need it.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2468 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Wain,

    Russell what's the sample rate we're talking about here? always get edgy when I hear the word MP3 -- and how come Amplifier don't let you listen to the whole thing before you buy it? song samples don't cut it, never have.

    also, what rate do you buy your songs on iTunes encoded at? I'm interested in finding a CD-equivalent setting. thanks.

    Since Nov 2006 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    Dude, Russell, you're making mix tapes? Who are you trying to seduce?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 718 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Russell what's the sample rate we're talking about here? always get edgy when I hear the word MP3

    I haven't checked them individually, but AFAIK most Amplifier tracks are 256k.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17938 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Dude, Russell, you're making mix tapes? Who are you trying to seduce?

    You, Jo. Always.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17938 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    bro... i can get you her phone number, if you want.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2018 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    You, Jo. Always.

    You had me at 'Queen of the lady bloggers'.

    But in all seriousness, nice idea. That Phoenix song is fantastic and is probably very applicable to many people who lurk on the interwebs.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 718 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Kennedy,

    The latest YouTube link sent to me is a clip of a a guy called John Smith singing a song about winter and doing interesting things with an acoustic guitar. Shades of john martyn

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 218 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

    Speaking of killer technology, this was how the Empire was won:

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=SJMbxZ1k9NQ

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 861 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Thomas,

    i'm sure a lot of you will have heard this on the b, but now you can fully appreciate it, complete with scary bunny-headed bmx bikers

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 314 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    Stupid work.
    All I'm getting is a bunch of "Get Flash Player to watch videos"
    Which is a tease cause you can't download it at work.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2079 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Jenkins,

    That we grew up watching this explains a lot about my generation...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • Neil Graham,

    magically works you say..

    Appealing, in a disturbing sort of way.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 107 posts Report Reply

  • Neil Graham,

    ...and part 2.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 107 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac,

    I love love love that NZ lolcats use NZ lolspelling

    No, unfortunately Colin the Cat seems to be a bit lexically challenged. "Flavr" is spelled the same way internationally.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 414 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    I love this http://icanhascheezburger.com/ far too much.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2468 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Thomas,

    Makes up for the "I had to give away my Bloc Party ticket and stay late at work" mood from yesterday.

    dude, same. i had to give mine away due a bout of the flu. gutted. did anyone here go? how was the manukau pacific arena or whatever its called?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 314 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Just before I left for work, I downloaded the Big Stereo Bundle, made a playlist in iTunes, loaded it on to my iPod, all ready for the walk from Mt Eden into the city.

    My verdict: it's rool choice! The first two tracks kick things off perfectly (and it was only yesterday that I was singing "If I gave u Th' Mic" in the shower, so perfect timing on that).

    I particularly liked Solephonic and Feelstyle's "What's your style", which tickled the early '90s hip-hop loving part of me. And the sly, sexy, bluesy Bannerman song was another favourite.

    By the time the epic closing song - "Couldn't Anymore" from The Reduction Agents came along, I was almost at work, but wanted to be sprawled out on the floor (any floor), drunk, wailing about some guy (any guy) who had broken my heart.

    So, yeah. A really good selection of songs.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1821 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    Courtesy of some uploader named duncster (who's prolific) the first minutes of TVNZ News some time in 1985.

    Plane crash, school poisoning, hurting farmers - and unions holding out for a 17% pay rise when only being offered 15.5%.

    But where's the cute puppy, feigned indignation or story about how someone's daughter's life was worth more that 18 years?

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 2968 posts Report Reply

  • Felix,

    But where's the cute puppy, feigned indignation .... ?

    Word.

    And anyone else feel that the standard of dress at the news desk was a few notches higher back in the day?

    Lots of class, pink hanky and all.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 26 posts Report Reply

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