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Hard News: Friday Music: The Cool Dancer

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  • Robyn Gallagher,

    I've just watched the documentary Musical Minds, about Nick and JB, two music fans who have been hosting a hilarious music show on a public access TV station in America for over 10 years.

    Nick and JB are both on the autism spectrum and while the doco starts being about their show, it ends up being a portrait of two young dudes on the spectrum.

    There's not a lot of actual music in the doco (which I assume is just down to licensing costs) but music love runs through it. There's an interview with one of the film-makers here, and you can watch the whole film here:

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Here's "Break the Beat" by the Chain Gang, a New Zealand attempt at Belgian house from 1990. Given the talents of all the players involved, it is a case where the whole is most definitely not greater than the sum of the parts. It reached #22 on the singles charts.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • stephen clover, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    "I'll take you out / like a jerk" ??

    wgtn • Since Sep 2007 • 355 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

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    Chris Bourke’s Johnny Cooper profile is now up on AudioCulture. Sad day, he really was a pioneer, albeit sometimes accidentally.

    Rock Around the Clock is usually regarded as the first rock and roll record cut outside the US, and was released in NZ before the Haley version.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    Given the talents of all the players involved, it is a case where the whole is most definitely not greater than the sum of the parts.

    Christ. That really is risibly derivative.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    Given the talents of all the players involved

    I remember grimacing at the time - the players being Chris Mai'ai, Alan Jansson and Grant Kearney of course, all of whom went on to somewhat more illustrious things.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    Step right up folks…
    New Zealand’s Musical History ephemera for sale:
    This fine Lesley Maclean masterpiece for Flying Nun from 1984
    and more, see my other listings.

    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    My computer is behaving like a sloth and missed the edit window – grrrr…
    Here is the link for the Poster in the previous post.

    plus there is this rare Toy Love poster from Sydney
    where you could always find them on a Tuesday night…

    plus a couple of early Chchch gigs

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    My computer is behaving like a sloth and missed the edit window – grrrr…

    I jumped in and used my editing superpowers for you :-)

    Man, that Lesley Maclean poster is such a classic. I should do something on her work for Audioculture some time.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    My computer is behaving like a sloth
    and missed the edit window – grrrr…
    I jumped in and used my editing superpowers for you :-)

    ta muchly.

    turns out the sloth might have been external
    not that I am a Sputter customer – but it may be a related traffic problem…

    Interesting attack map in the twitter-grabs…

    Probably it’s just the other 4 Eyes searching NZ for Whaledump/Rawshark at the GCSB Minister’s behest…

    re Lesley Maclean posters:

    I should do something on her work for Audioculture some time.

    Peter McLennan has made a good start on this…

    (NB: Peter I’m happy to send you the images I have if you wanted to update that post)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    My computer is behaving like a sloth

    Having trouble with my remote machine, the one up North. Traffic bursts around midnight lasting through the night then stopping around 7.My guess is a bot kicking in and who knows how widespread, I do take reason able security precautions.. Traffic peaking around 1.2Mbps, which is average for that connection but seems asynchronous, mostly upload. Luckily my connection capped out at 5 gig after 3 days. So, If you have received Viagra ads from me in the last few days, sorry. ;-)
    On my way up there to see what the problem is.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Swain, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    Johnny Cooper profile is now up on AudioCulture

    One part of that write-up makes me laugh: I know it's just a spelling mistake, but the part about...

    Cooper [...] visited Korea as party of a concert party entertaining New Zealand troops

    ...makes it sound like everyone else was the concert and he was the party.

    Japan • Since Apr 2013 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • The Ruminator,

    Deep Obsession did a cover of Lost in Love in the 1990s. It's a dancey version. And I saw the music video for it ONCE. And it was the most spectacular acid trip of a video. Since that time I have looked so hard to find that video to see if I imagined it.

    I cannot find that video.

    Since Apr 2013 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • Tony P,

    Nothing to do with what's come before but the Napier Warehouse has vinyl-some really diverse and odd stuff from a copy of Hotel California to some cool jazz reissues. As always with the Warehouse it's just lying about under the cd racks. Today I picked up Brubeck's Take 5 and Mile's Kind Of Blue, both for $20 each. Not a bad afternoons shopping.

    Napier • Since Mar 2013 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Having trouble with my remote machine, the one up North. Traffic bursts around midnight lasting through the night then stopping around 7.My guess is a bot kicking in and who knows how widespread

    Spark customer?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Tony P,

    the Napier Warehouse has vinyl

    Any 8-tracks?

    :- )

    Should be quite a night in Napier, have fun!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Tony P,

    Considering I live right next to the park-Yeah. Cept I have a gig to play at the famous Cabana Hotel.

    Napier • Since Mar 2013 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • Tony P,

    And the weather is atrocious at the moment. Going to be a heavy ground to play on tonight.

    Napier • Since Mar 2013 • 16 posts Report Reply

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