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  • Brenda Leeuwenberg,

    NZ On Screen has just released a collection of 21 music videos either featuring or directed by Chris Knox.

    The collection features background pieces written by Roger Shepherd and Russell Brown and links to his website and the Stroke album.

    Enjoy the Chris Knox music video Collection

    Wellington • Since Oct 2008 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    NZ On Screen is the business. That's great.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Another big tip from this direction for the album -- it's very very good and, in places, extraordinary.

    Will Oldham's version of 'My Only Friend' literally made me me cry.

    Anyway, I'll have my sort-of-review up on Monday.

    BTW, if any Wellingtonians would like to be n the audince for a Media7 recording today (as part of the SPADA conference), present yourselves at Shed 11 at 3.30pm.

    Guests include Broadcasting minister Jonathan Coleman, Jane Wrightson, John Barnett ad Australian producer Nick Murray. Tainui Stephens and Derek Fox will also be joining me for a chat about te reo in mainstream broadcast.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    And how's this for a rare gem -- Toy Love on Australia's Countdown pop show in 1980, performing 'Squeeze':

    Yowza!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    I was watching that yesterday and was unduly fascinated by Chris' pompadour...

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Toy Love on Australia's Countdown pop show in 1980, performing 'Squeeze'

    as I recall The Angels were on that show too
    and Chris was attempting to bribe the audience to scream louder by throwing money to them prior to filming...
    ...no Britney outrage back then - nary a lead to any of the instruments you'll note...

    Shame that Rog and NZ on Screen didn't track down the Chills clip Chris did in the kitchen at Hakanoa st and featuring stop motion food ingestion (reversed) and the band in full body paint leaping about on Richmond Road - sadly only ever broadcast once (I think)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7881 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Telfer,

    We're getting married in March and plan to walk in to the ceremony accompanied by the sounds of yogic chanting & bells by Ravi Shankar....and to walk out to sounds courtesy of Chris Knox.

    Auckland • Since Feb 2009 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • philipmatthews,

    The idea of the Mint Chicks doing "Crush" and Shayne Carter doing "The Slide" does it for me.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2007 • 656 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    unduly fascinated by Chris' pompadour...

    Definitely real, unlike Countdown frontman Molly Meldrum's prosthetic.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    I seldom pay for music but I'm putting this on my Christmas list. The dude is a legend and one of my all time favorite artists. I can't help but smile at the candidness of the title.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    I was watching that yesterday and was unduly fascinated by Chris' pompadour...

    I love that hair. I am more, however, in love with that jacket.

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

  • Ian Dalziel,

    I am more, however, in love with that jacket.

    Is there a Biro Art section in the
    World of Wearable Art awards?
    They, or some similar repository of the nation's treasures, needs to display the best of our performers' stage attire - The Noel Crombie section (Split Enz) would be great under blacklight!
    (There was a Toy Love single in Te Papa
    for a while - is it still there? Don't ask me !)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7881 posts Report Reply

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