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Hard News: Friday Music: Sign of the times

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  • Vivid,

    Wairarapa TV did a mammoth 12 hour Music Month Marathon last Saturday.
    12 bands over 12 hours, with acts from right across the spectrum.
    Videos are still being uploaded, but as it's a one man show it will take until the end of next week for him to get them all up.

    Saali Marks is the highlight so far, but watch out for The Holy Loner and The Dead Zephyrs coming soon. They both played great sets.

    Wairarapa • Since May 2015 • 40 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Vivid,

    Videos are still being uploaded, but as it's a one man show it will take until the end of next week for him to get them all up.

    Cool. Thanks for posting here.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22293 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn,

    Speaking of banging, fave for me and the wee man this week.

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 787 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to 81stcolumn,

    niceness

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19428 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Holly Maniatty and she's a rap specialist

    Sure is - check her grasp on the message and the music in that 'battle'. Signed music is basically poetry. The Bohemian Rhapsody clip shows that well.

    I've been amazed working with interpreters in policy areas where they are sometimes having to work together to invent signs for new concepts. Incredible skills and uniformly good people.

    Similarly the Deaf people they are interpreting for have showed me another unexpected way to understand the world, for which I am forever grateful. And really practical tips like round tables so everyone can see each other's faces, and well-lit meeting rooms for the same reason (and flashing light fire alarms).

    One of the activists who has done much in NZ is Victoria Manning, star of this short film from the annual NZ Deaf Short Film Festival:

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19428 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    that forthcoming Micronism reissue

    Salivating. And even more impressed:

    ‘inside a quiet mind’ was created in bedrooms in Morningside, Kingsland, Mt Eden (NZ) & Brisbane (Australia). Made over 2 years from 1996 to 1998 on outboard equipment & computer free.

    Gear list:
    Roland TR-909
    Roland TR-606
    Roland TB-303 Bassline
    Roland MC-202
    Roland JX-3P
    Roland CR-78
    Roland Juno-106
    Korg A3 Effects Unit
    Korg Wavestation
    Korg DDD-1
    Korg Poly-800
    Boss Heavy Metal HM2 Pedal
    Yamaha TX81Z | Vintage Synth Explorer
    Tokai Overdrive Pedal
    Sovtek Small Stone
    Casio CZ101
    Akai DR4

    Damn impressive skills for a 19-21 year old.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19428 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    The Chills played a triumphant two-encore show at the King's Arms tonight.

    And Martin said from the stage that (a) he's six months off the booze ("I'm going to be one of those annoying alcoholics who keeps you updated"), and (b) he's had his results back after his anti-viral treatment (Harvoni) and he's Hep C free for the first time in 20 years.

    He's happy, healthy and playing playing really well. Hurrah.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22293 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    The Chills pulled out a forgotten gem last night.

    'Lost in Space' was written in 1981 and later became the theme song of the "rock opera" The Chills in Space, performed at the Windsor Castle in 1985. It was pretty fab at the King's Arms in 2017.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22293 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    Also included on the live album Somewhere Beautiful.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1765 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    and (b) he’s had his results back after his anti-viral treatment (Harvoni) and he’s Hep C free for the first time in 20 years.

    as Stuff reported today withs some florid prose and nasty trolls - some of the nastier comments have been removed now...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7565 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    as Stuff reported today withs some florid prose and nasty trolls – some of the nastier comments have been removed now…

    You do sometimes have to wonder what is wrong with people.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22293 posts Report Reply

  • oga,

    Good friends of mine from the US tell me that the Snoop Dogg interpreter is not intelligible and is not using any kind of ASL that they recognize. The second interpreter that you feature, Gallego, is legit though. I read this great article about her recently.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Vivid,

    Wairarapa • Since May 2015 • 40 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to oga,

    Good friends of mine from the US tell me that the Snoop Dogg interpreter is not intelligible and is not using any kind of ASL that they recognize.

    Oh. Well, that's disappointing.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22293 posts Report Reply

  • Vivid, in reply to oga,

    You could probably make the argument that Snoop Dogg's use of the English language verges on the unintelligible too. I imagine signing his lyrics would be a bit interpretive at times. Is there a sign for 'Hoes' or 'Homies'?.

    Wairarapa • Since May 2015 • 40 posts Report Reply

  • oga, in reply to Vivid,

    I don't have a huge ASL vocabulary, but there is definitely a sign for "hoe" (sign "prostitute/whore" and mouth "hoe") in ASL. Not sure about "homies" if I had to think of a way to say that I probably would sign "brother" and mouth "homies". There is an argument that the Snoop Dogg interpreter (not learning her name, because her job is to interpret and not become the focal subject) was being interpretative, but when I can't even tell what song is being performed, she has failed at her job. Mind you, I have never ever heard one single Snoop Dogg song in my life so what would I know? (I have probably heard the beats to several Snoop Dogg songs, but that's not the song itself, which is why I need the interpreter.)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • oga,

    Another thing to consider is that this narrative where hearing people see an interpreter enthusiastically communicating a performance for the deaf people in the audience and the video goes viral takes away from actual deaf sign language performers, of which there are many, including Signmark, who has visited (and performed) in NZ. There are also people like Hi-een doing amazing performances with sign that may not be musical (is there even music playing in his videos, I don't know), but watching him is music to my eyes. Watching sign is visually musical in truly talented deaf performers like Deafies in Drag and Shaheem. For more Shaheem, try this and this. Oh, and I am Deaf and have been going to this n that since the early rave days in Christchurch in the early 1990s. Greg Churchill is the first DJ I ever heard (felt), at the Worc near the square.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • oga,

    Oh, and I can't forget Emma Agnew's tribute.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Vivid, in reply to oga,

    Have you ever sat on the stage while a band plays? Sitting on the same surface as the drum kit and bass amp could be quite visceral, they definitely lose impact through the speakers.

    Wairarapa • Since May 2015 • 40 posts Report Reply

  • oga, in reply to Vivid,

    I've frequently danced within the 2m radius of a 18k wall of sound where no others would go because it would give them the same kind of hearing loss as me. Got a bit of tinnitus after that, but I already had tinnitus since I was about two years old. I have literally sat on these walls of sound too. Here is my Tumblr avatar sitting on the speakers in a club somewhere in Auckland.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

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