Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Music! The time Sneaky Feelings played at my house

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  • Russell Brown,

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    Say Yes to Apes, with the late Kevin Smith on the mic. Pic by Fiona Rae.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22759 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott,

    so, come on, don't hold out...what was the fee?

    and Kevin's stubbied legs, eh?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Alan Perrott,

    so, come on, don’t hold out…what was the fee?

    I can't remember! Money was different then.

    and Kevin’s stubbied legs, eh?

    He was always a handsome man.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22759 posts Report Reply

  • Hugh Wilson,

    Cool stuff, stuff of urban mythology … I can’t recall experiencing anything closely similar myself, although the Datsun’s did doss a night at an old flat in Fitzroy early 2000s (before they hit the big time) thru a Tokoroa connection who was renting a room for a few weeks

    And you are spot on re: photos in the pre digital/mobile phone era … I used to do a lot of SLR snapping, but really lost the urge so to say when every person had a camera and every moment was a kodak moment … 10 odd years on I’ve some nostalgia for the photos I did take, and desire to share them should I manage to resurrect the ol blog! P-Money in Dj battles with real records, Che Fu at Revolver in Melbourne, Madlib at the Prince of Wales and so on

    Melbourne • Since Feb 2013 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • Andy Fyfe,

    Oh my god - just seen this. Russellwaters was one of the great days when everything about provincial DIY culture came together gloriously, a Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland "Let's do the show right here!" movie inside a cloud of weed surfing a sea of DB. I remember a hat being passed around for tour van fuel: $50 and a watch, but the band gave the watch back to the owner. Had to borrow 'the big Masport' from my dad the weekend before to tackle months of untamed lawn. He trusted me and the lawn so little that he insisted on a deposit for the mower. Classy move, Dad. I've never seen any photos from the day, so this is rather special. A wonderful, magical thing to have happen in your back garden.

    UK • Since Aug 2011 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Andy Fyfe,

    Oh my god – just seen this. Russellwaters was one of the great days when everything about provincial DIY culture came together gloriously, a Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland “Let’s do the show right here!” movie inside a cloud of weed surfing a sea of DB. I remember a hat being passed around for tour van fuel: $50 and a watch, but the band gave the watch back to the owner.

    Yes! It was just a splendid day. And I'd forgotten the hat and watch, so thanks for that memory. The watch thing is so sweet – I haven't got any money, but please, take my watch!

    Had to borrow ‘the big Masport’ from my dad the weekend before to tackle months of untamed lawn. He trusted me and the lawn so little that he insisted on a deposit for the mower. Classy move, Dad.

    Hahahaha. Gold.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22759 posts Report Reply

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