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  • Tom Ackroyd,

    Stream the new David Kilgour album “Left By Sort” here.

    Is good.

    (Thanks to @ArchHillMystery & @jesstherese)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 159 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew G,

    Whew, that Saints track just gave me the kick up the arse I needed today - Yeah!!

    Napier • Since Mar 2007 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington,

    If you want a weekend banger I suggest you grab this:

    My 16 year old has been rattling our windows with it for the last few weeks. I've been approving.

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 949 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Tom Ackroyd,

    Is good.

    It is!

    Should have written about it this week -- never mind: it'll still be good next week ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Best thing about the Gregory Brothers interview: one of the Gregory brothers says "dag", which I haven't heard since the '90s. (That's the US slang dag, not the NZ slang dag.)

    Second best thing about the Gregory Brothers interview: Jose's Aotearoan gift. No bullshit chocolate fish or L&P. Jose gets real deal with a lined refill, a NZ Fishing magazine and the aforementioned photo of the PM.

    I also enjoyed the article about Shamus Culhane. There's much more to his story than a bored animator sneaking a few cock-n-balls into a cartoon.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    a lined refill,

    The team got a special thrill from that one. We love the stationery cupboard at Top Shelf.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye,

    And, finally, because it’s one of the greatest rock songs of all time

    Immediate thought was "pff! that's unlikely", but OH MY GOD, thankyou for sharing!

    Morningside • Since Nov 2006 • 533 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Judd,

    tUnE-yArDs.

    Silly name, very good music:

    more here:
    http://hypem.com/#!/search/tune-yards/1/

    Perth • Since Nov 2006 • 63 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington,

    Some freshly baked beats from P Money as well:

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 949 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    I love the Friday thread; it's perfect Autumn day in Sydney, ideal for Buzzin fly (Ben Watt). His weekly radio show is here for those that like a little UK house (now if that's the wrong lable, cut me some slack).

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Tony Judd,

    Silly name, very good music

    Cool. Classroom scene is great too

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Paul Williams,

    Ben Watt

    from Everything But the Girl?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • MikeE, in reply to Peter Darlington,

    As a rule I find anything posted on UKF is gonna be paint by numbers crap.. lol.

    Washington DC • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    If I may, I'm celebrating Breaks Co-op at the moment. Because I'm missing my brother something rotten, but also because I like his music. So I offer you some beats from my brother, Hamish Clark . I love this because "One finger at a time, relax your grip and free your mind" is what I strive for.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington, in reply to MikeE,

    As a rule I find anything posted on UKF is gonna be paint by numbers crap.. lol.

    Oh, it's super cheese alright. Damned foot won't stop tapping though...

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 949 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington, in reply to MikeE,

    I should also say I find my kids discovery of music interesting, just to see where they go with it. Our place is awash with music but I've never consciously tried to push anything on them so it's interesting to see them evolve their own tastes.

    Several times now the older boy has come to me and asked what I'm playing because he has it sampled into something like a UKF mix or Ministry of Sound compilation. Tunes like 'Hiphop' by Dead Prez or 'Chase the devil" by Max Romeo are commonly sampled on pretty average dance music but I then find him grabbing the originals for his own iPod. Makes me happy.

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 949 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Paul Williams,

    I love the Friday thread; it's perfect Autumn day in Sydney, ideal for Buzzin fly (Ben Watt). His weekly radio show is here for those that like a little UK house (now if that's the wrong lable, cut me some slack).

    Ah! I was a big fan of the Lazy Dog album, didn't know he was doing this, so thanks.

    I used to see Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn around quite a bit when I worked in the West End. They always looked to me like people I'd get on with. Tracey's last album, Love and Its Opposite is a gloriously bleak and witty exploration of middle-aged unease.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • uroskin,

    Several times now the older boy has come to me and asked what I'm playing

    Kids liking the same music as their parents. That's just..... wrong, no?

    Waiheke Island • Since Feb 2007 • 178 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to uroskin,

    Kids liking the same music as their parents. That's just..... wrong, no?

    Lolz. In my house, I'm the one who gets told "that's not even music!".

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington, in reply to uroskin,

    Kids liking the same music as their parents. That's just..... wrong, no?

    Well, that was my point. He's busy listening to cheesy dance mixes, d&b and dubstep and totally has his own tastes which I've never tried to influence, he could like Bieber for all I care. But several times he's accidentally heard the original stuff that's being sampled in his tunes playing out of my decks. And he's curious about it, no bad thing I reckon.

    What is depressing is that most of his friends seem to like '80s power ballads (Bon Jovi, Poison etc...) and ACDC. WTF is up with that?

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 949 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I used to see Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn around quite a bit when I worked in the West End.

    I think now I'd just walk up and say 'I think we might have similar taste in music, can I buy you a drink?' Well, I'd like to think I would.

    This has always been one of my favourites, and I still play it on Vinyl quite often. Seems appropriate since it's independent Record Store day tomorrow and Vinyl is the new black.

    If I was a DJ I'd say 'this one's for Jackie'.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Calder,

    Dear God, that Shanks speech is deeply disturbing. This woman is on a publicly funded salary? Tell me she is one of those, you know, like people you create on the interweb thingy with your computer but they're like, not really real. Computer-generated, that's it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 66 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to recordari,

    I have never heard of her. Thank you.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Dunn, in reply to Peter Calder,

    Dear God, that Shanks speech is deeply disturbing.

    +1

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    I have never heard of her. Thank you.

    Welcome. But you have heard of her more famous band Everything But the Girl, right? That's Ok if not, it's just, umm, if it was up to me, they would be compulsory.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

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