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  • bob daktari,

    the greg wilson mix link isn't working - or for me anyways

    http://soundcloud.com/gregwilson/ for loads of sunshine inducing goodies

    saw mr wilson on a boat party in sydney about 3 years ago... best thing I've been too for, oh, too long, magic - shame some vital parts on his reel to real melted in the sunshine

    GW for BDO!

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 537 posts Report Reply

  • nothingelseon,

    Indeed, sad to hear of Dan Birch's passing. Beat Rhythm Fashion still get a lot of play round my way

    Welling-Town • Since Mar 2008 • 38 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    I'm surprised at how sad and wistful "It's Rugby" sounds. Like someone taking a long look back and realising they've forgotten to pay tribute to rugby. Rather than being an anthem for rugby supporters, maybe it's better suited for those of us who aren't really into the game, but yet can't escape the massive role it takes in New Zealand culture.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to bob daktari,

    saw mr wilson on a boat party in sydney about 3 years ago… best thing I’ve been too for, oh, too long, magic – shame some vital parts on his reel to real melted in the sunshine.

    I follow him and Leftside Wobble – both old-schoolers from Britain – on Soundcloud and I do dream of getting Leftside over to play a Public Address event one day.

    Also, that link worked for me but I redid it anyway.

    GW for BDO!

    Yeah. It’d be nice to have something like that amongst the dance music lineup. They could drop a shithouse Australian trance DJ to make room …

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22749 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    I’m surprised at how sad and wistful “It’s Rugby” sounds. Like someone taking a long look back and realising they’ve forgotten to pay tribute to rugby.

    I gather Jordan wrote the song during the last RWC. The vintage clips from the old days foster the sense of wistfulness you mention.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22749 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Cubey,

    RIP Sylvia Robinson. The Motown stuff AND Sugarhill...

    Wellington • Since May 2008 • 65 posts Report Reply

  • Rogan Polkinghorne,

    Mariachi El Bronx coming to BDO was a huge, awesome surprise - if you've not checked them out I suggest you do, it will surely be a highlight. A HIGHLIGHT.

    A-town • Since Nov 2006 • 105 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    Line up's pretty weak, so far. Girl Talk is excellent for such an event, and Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All would be interesting to see (although I'm always curious to see how similar groups fit stadium events).

    Didn't dig the 1979 remake as much as I liked... you start to wonder if you're getting older when you hear someone play a song that defined a decade for you (that album, really), and dismiss it within a few seconds.

    Who I'm really enjoying and who's playing the BDO? David Dallas. This is the standout off his album.

    He's giving the entire thing away on his site; you have to admire his bravery and ambition. Apparently it's paying off. MTV, 90210, supporting Talib Kweli and Mos Def next week...

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    Kimbra: Non-BDO (AFAIK) but as enthused about by Amanda Palmer on twitter this morning

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1115 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Lyndon Hood,

    Kimbra: Non-BDO

    Doesn't make much sense given her role in Australia's recent chart-topper.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to George Darroch,

    He's giving the entire thing away on his site; you have to admire his bravery and ambition.

    He basically looked at it and realised that retail sales of recordings wasn't where his money was coming from. For the time being it makes sense to have as many people hear his record as possible.

    He's also the reason you don't hear Leilani Momoisea on Radio NZ any more -- they're in New York together. Now there's a handsome couple.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22749 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    A bloody awful lineup for BDO--just when I was thinking of giving it another go. Bogan heaven, methinks.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2537 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Oh, I forgot to note that Odd Future are in the lineup. That's Tyler the Creator's crew. Watch that space for media moral outrage.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22749 posts Report Reply

  • John Armstrong,

    Looks like I'll just have to keep praying for Radiohead..

    Unless something radical turns up in subsequent announcements I'll be giving this a miss too, although seeing Battles again is a most tempting thought (even though Braxton has left, apparently.)

    For what it's worth, I loved Soundgarden all those centuries ago, but Chris Cornell's dodgy solo work since then just makes me nervous. I really don't want to have those wonderfull memories tainted by, you know, reality. The first sign of old age, me thinks.

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Turning to much better music than this BDO tosh, just listened to the version of Richard Thompson's "Dimming of the Day" on the new relesase by Alison Krauss & The Union Station.

    So beautiful it makes you want to cry....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiy3qGCZZEc

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2537 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Heard Tiny Ruins on a show on bFM this week. Her voice hurts my heart strings.
    Recorded at Late @ the Museum an' all. 'You've got the kind of nerve I like.'

    More here.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Matt Crawford,

    Re: Beat Rhythm Fasion, that's sad news.

    Turn Of the Century always grabbed me - such a fantastic pre-mellinium recording. Now you've made me google the video...

    Wellington • Since Dec 2006 • 58 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Oh, look, another BDO will pass me by. Who the hell are half these people? Although, if I was rich, I would go just to see Angus and Julia Stone.

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

  • Kris V, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I follow him and Leftside Wobble – both old-schoolers from Britain – on Soundcloud and I do dream of getting Leftside over to play a Public Address event one day.

    oh please continue to work on that idea for a PA gig.... if it does happen, I'll be there with bells on*
    that dude makes some mighty fine sounds & perfect grooves, am often listening to Leftside while writing/working :)



    *virtual bells only... otherwise it's getting perilously close to the Morris...

    Shakeytown • Since Nov 2008 • 61 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Beings Rest Finally…
    Sorry to hear about Dan Birch, I just thought about them a coupla days ago (spotting a BRF number plate!) and recalled the graffiti that appeared in wellington 2 or 3 decades ago BRF: Off the Beat, Out of Rhythm, Into Fashion (or similar), it was a competitive (and bitchy) town back then!
    I went to a coupla parties at Dan and Nino’s flat on The Terrace (May’ve even taken Chris Knox to one when he was filming a segment on Wellington bands – IIRC Blurry Remembering Faculties ) when I was sorta trying to help with Naked Spots Dance – The Four Stars LP (Wellington sampler) still gets a play now and then. and Rob Mayes has done sterling work in keeping BRF available check them out here

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7887 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    the reason you don't hear Leilani Momoisea on Radio NZ any more

    the things you learn..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    maybe it's better suited for those of us who aren't really into the game, but yet can't escape the massive role it takes in New Zealand culture.

    Yes we can! I'm getting on a plane to the US within an hour .....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2605 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Oh, look, another BDO will pass me by. Who the hell are half these people? Although, if I was rich, I would go just to see Angus and Julia Stone.

    You may be interested in the disco remix of 'Big Jet Plane'.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22749 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Also, this is bloody arresting: British singer Alex Clare's cover of Etta James' 'Damn Your Eyes'.

    And his dubstep version of 'When Doves Cry'.

    Really quite different.

    There's also a pretty average Jamiriquois-type track called 'Too Close' on the album. It appears now that the smart performer goes all over the genre map. Theophilus London is another example.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22749 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Russell Brown,

    oooh, I may - I LOVE her voice.

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

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