Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Music: The Others Way, a victory of tribe over mere demographics

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  • Russell Brown,

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    Oh, and here’s a pic of Bene that didn’t go in the post.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22537 posts Report Reply

  • Nick Russell,

    It was a great night. Did you get to see Miss June? Damn they were good. Watching kids hurl themselves around manically in a sweaty basement took me back a lot of years to some very good/bad places.

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 109 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Nick Russell,

    Did you get to see Miss June? Damn they were good.

    I’d checked out a few bands I didn’t know well beforehand, and Miss June were absolutely one that got my attention. But they were a total clash with the Chickens …

    Good to know my hunch about them was right though.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22537 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22537 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    Here’s a random Radio Station for y’all to enjoy – WGXC from NY State –
    Where Michael Wilde has a monthly ’Mostly Singles’ show – he has recently (last year) been introduced to the body of work by Jay Clarkson and the wider NZ Music scene – he has (understandably) become a convert !!
    Here is a link to his various shows – including the 2nd NZ music show (a third one is in the planning) and his Jay Clarkson show.
    Community Radio serves Communities of Interest well… Enjoy

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7704 posts Report Reply

  • andin,

    the people in the music industry we often mistakenly think are indestructible

    My roadieing days were 35-40 years ago now. But I still remember having to load a full single 4way system and lighting rig into the truck by myself cause the band that night just decided to fuck off.
    Ever tried getting a full amp rack down stairs and into the back of a truck on your own?
    I guess those aussies didnt like hard work, not to generalize or anything.
    And I guess historical claims dont count

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1715 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to andin,

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    My roadieing days were 35-40 years ago now.

    Ditto.
    I remember being shocked by Aussie road crews who actively disliked the band they were crewing for – it was just work!
    Getting paid was quite a concept though …
    Especially after, say, packing The Hitmen in and out, up & down the back stairs of the Blacktown Leagues Club, for the pleasure of a support gig!
    There are a lot of dues ya have to pay in that industry…
    ;- )

    Image by Chris Knox, swiped from Audioculture

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7704 posts Report Reply

  • andin, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    for the pleasure of a support gig!

    yep support bands crews were expected to turn up at load in and out which was ok if the main act was worth sticking around for.Tho' by the 3rd night it just got to be a pain in the lower back and I could only tolerate roadie banter in small doses.
    lovely chaps that they were ;-]

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1715 posts Report Reply

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