Posts by Peter Darlington

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Summer's coming,

    Dām Funk and a Nightmares on Wax DJ set sounds pretty good to me!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: NME – it was…,

    I'd regularly buy NME in the 1980s and dive straight in for the Swells features, reviews and general shit talking. His hate reviews and winding up of the current coolest bands fans was always fabulously entertaining. Even in the 2000s, not long before his death he was still funny. From an article in Village Voice pushing the wonders of er... Sigue Sigue Sputnik..

    "Unfortunately, back in the ’80s, the S.S.S. we-bring-rock-from-the-future shtick went down like a cup of cold sick with a generation of British pop kids dressed up in thrift-store dead-man suits and skanking to the fossilized ska pop of 2 Tone. An entire generation turned their back on Sputnik’s future rock and embraced instead the defeatist, introspective, monocultural meanderings of passive-aggressive ponces the Smiths."

    Word.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Staying Okay,

    And 3 Pharaoh Sanders classics get a re-release both individually and as a 3 x LP set on Anthology Recordings.

    https://thevinylfactory.com/news/three-iconic-pharoah-sanders-albums-reissued/

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Five Songs in a…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    ...one of the few sources for non-major-label reggae releases in New Zealand for a while was Hoghton Hughes' Music World label...

    You still see them occasionally in charity shops and garage sales as well.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Why Soulfest…,

    ...but what I’m most excited about is Tall Black Guy and John Morales at the DJ Stage.

    Gutted to be missing Tall Black Guy at Moon in Newtown, Wellington because I literally get into Newtown from Nelson about an hour too late. Doh!

    The just in: Underworld are playing at a new festival on April 8. It's called Oro and it's to be held in Woodhill Forest.

    If you like your electro dark and bassy, can highly recommend Underworld's Twenty Three Blue, an out-take from their last album, Barbara Barbara...We Face a Shining Future.

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  • Hard News: Paths and ways, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    Definitely. Seems like there have been a couple of instances on this one with cyclists travelling too fast past walkers as well but it's the absolute minority being used as an excuse for outright banning. Sharing is indeed caring.

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  • Hard News: Paths and ways,

    Meanwhile Nelson, which is frankly a cyclists Mecca, isn't quite getting it right...

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/87612655/compromise-plan-for-maitai-walkway-approved

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Iggy at the…,

    This discussion of sound goodness probably needs a revisit to Mr Scruff's masterclass on setting up your club night. Beautiful stuff front to back.

    https://www.djbroadcast.net/article/131474/mr-scruffs-masterclass-2

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  • Speaker: Talking past each other:…, in reply to Danielle,

    Danielle, in reply to Bart Janssen, about an hour ago

    I'm not entirely sure why anyone thinks I am advocating "doing nothing". I'm advocating "not doing this as it is currently proposed". I'm also advocating for less emotive doomsaying and more sensible, encouraging, logical things that might actually work.

    How very dare you! :-)

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Digging in New York,

    Great stuff on the Brooklyn digs. I remember P-Money tweeting some great finds when he was working over there a few years. It's on my bucket list!

    Also, Laura Lee is a boss.

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