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Hard News: Friday Music: Everybody Loves the Sunshine

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  • Peter Johnston,

    I didn’t know Eddie went to school with Lorde …

    I should just point out (not sure if the irony is made that clear in the video) that the whole "Eddie went to school with Lorde" thing was something that Ryan Hemsworth made up on air, but was then latched onto by both Ella and Eddie who subsequently tweeted about how much they enjoyed going to school together, just to make things even more confusing. Crazy kids.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2013 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Nellie famous… RIP
    Sad news. I hadn’t heard that Neil had died (Dec 6), last time we talked we’d planned to get together to photograph his Androidss posters for a card set and posterity.

    His funeral notice is in The Press today
    1pm, Tuesday 16th Dec
    at Academy Funeral Services Chapel
    65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton

    contact Spence Family c/o PO Box 11101, Chchch 8443

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7848 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Peter Johnston,

    Crazy kids.

    Ha! I did wonder if that was the case ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22712 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott,

    yeah man, Ayers is a fine score - he was here a few years back for a gig at Sale St of all places, ain't nothing but the vibes.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Thornton,

    Sad news indeed. My condolences to the Spence family. Neil's legacy is that as part of the Androidss he gave me some great memories from the 80s in Christchurch.

    The Androidss video really is a 3 min documentary of life from the early 80s for Christchurch too. I still have that as 7" single and it was one of my first record purchases as a 17 year old (it was a B-side I think). The video reminded me of the weekly routine of playing spacies at Petes burger bar, then off to the United Service Hotel for underage drinking and then finally off to a party to pogo to the Androidss or Mainly Spaniards on the Pye stereo player at some flat in Riccarton.

    Christchurch • Since Oct 2014 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Julian Melville,

    Saw Roy Ayers at the East Coast Blues & Roots in 2003, just a magnificent show. Between him, Robert Randolph and Sly & Robbie (and the Violent Femmes and Tuck & Patti and......) it was a big weekend.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 199 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Graham,

    Ayer's Sale St gig was magnificent. Great tunes, great vibe and the venue worked. Awesome night out.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 215 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    I don't know Matthew Dentith (personally), but I do know his other half in their regular conspiracy theory podcasts (namely Josh - he's m' cousin, he got the brains I got the lo... ng peni, hang on, wrong forum). So plug for that there website/podcast: http://all-embracing.episto.org/

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    The drawing room, part papered , part panelled...
    In case anyone missed it - a great interview with Dylan Horrocks about his new graphic novel Sam Zabel And The Magic Pen and things...

    According to The Herald he apparently spent some time in the dense bush of West Auckland as a child ...

    ...when I was nine or ten, and I spent a few months living in Boganville with my mother, because she was a social anthropologist doing field work there, and we lived in a village in the bush for a while.

    Heh!

    also of passing interest to Kiwi comic fans is Adrian Kinnaird's top ten covers gallery.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7848 posts Report Reply

  • Jim Cathcart,

    Would be great if you could and the smart urbanists could have your 'Imagining Auckland' ideas transferred to those who cannot afford to go to wonderful events like Splore. Those are really the people who it matters to.

    Since Nov 2006 • 228 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    home brood...
    What's the point of being famous if The NZ Herald can't even be bothered getting your name right?
    Georgia Knott on tour
    I wonder what Georgia Nott thinks about touring?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7848 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Sjorn,

    That was a particularly bland interview.

    New Zealand • Since Sep 2013 • 39 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    What’s the point of being famous if The NZ Herald can’t even be bothered getting your name right?

    Oh dear. That's very poor.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22712 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Any chance of Knott touring Boganville, according to the Hurried?
    (Who has time to wait for Aussie subediting these days?)

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1860 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Oh dear. That’s very poor.

    Ahem...

    The nice thing about this version of ‘Bridges’ is that it strips back all the production to emphasise that there’s a song in there, one that Georgia Knott sings exquisitely:

    It happens to best of us, I guess...
    But The Herald is ostensibly better resourced, and probably has Subs who should pick this stuff up, as it were...

    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7848 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to linger,

    Who has time to wait for Aussie subediting these days?

    Funny how it's ended up - Fairfax's Aussie titles are subbed and laid out in NZ
    and is The Herald still done by Pagemasters (an Oz firm that lost the Fairfax contract) either here or there - who can keep it up with these sinking lids

    It still depresses me that the bosses of these big papers seem to see their 'product' as the ads (and ensuing revenue) rather than the written content, which you'd think is the reason most people engage with them...

    </naivete>

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7848 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    It happens to best of us, I guess…

    Heh. But it's not in the headline!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22712 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    sinking lids

    Oz rhyming slang for, um, work experience kids?

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4590 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jim Cathcart,

    Those are really the people who it matters to.

    always the problem. you would think so but the connection is not made.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19634 posts Report Reply

  • fraser munro,

    if any ones going i highly recommend, nay, insist, that you go see kid koala. The only man ive ever seen cue records over the PA (no headphone cueing). A delightful wonky experience - and he actually looks like a koala.

    keep your eyes peeled for his trademark layer of toilet rolls under the decks

    ranui • Since Nov 2014 • 14 posts Report Reply

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