Posts by Hugh Wilson

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Inside Track, in reply to Hugh Wilson,

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    And the back cover of the Blerta LP with names blacked out (it is the copy with the Taste records sticker)

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Inside Track,

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    Heres thethe rear cover of tasteful with – I presume – Malcolm Hayman

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Inside Track, in reply to Alan Perrott,

    She did the original vocals on the "This is the life" album, which has the brilliant illustration of the bus on the cover (by, I think, Fane Flaws)

    From: http://www.audioculture.co.nz/people/beaver

    "At the end of 1974, just prior to their return to New Zealand, BLERTA recorded an album, This Is The Life, at Sydney’s EMI studios, featuring Australian Renee Geyer on lead vocals. Recently signed to RCA Records, who objected to her involvement, Geyer’s vocals were replaced by Beaver at EMI’s Wellington studio."

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Inside Track,

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    Understandable - thanks for elaborating !

    'Listen to the band, just listen' has Somebody stole my thunder .. I think that is a band members girlfriend on the front

    And the Tasteful cover is great, esp the back cover ... it features 'keep on pushing' which might work in some settings

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Inside Track,

    I noticed there were lots of generic black sleeves in your landscape photo, but your post has clarified the exhibition is about records not just covers & I think its probably the case that various dancefloor friendly numbers were pressed on tight budgets which didn't extend to artwork ..

    Last time around I posted the Blerta cover (there is at least one tune on that which could be played out), and this time I was curious if anyone included Headband (for the drum heavy 'laws must change') or Quincy Conserve (for 'ride the rain', 'somebody stole my thunder' or their cover of 'I feel good') ?!

    Enjoyed the Beaver profile on Audioculture during the week - with no disrespect to her, I am curious if the original version of the album with Renee Geyer on vocals still exists or might emerge. I've two copies of the album, and on one there is partial blacking out the credits, which points to the late reworking. Another footnote in that one has a Taste records stickers inside the sleeve, but can't recall which ...

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  • Hard News: Local journeys on the cusp of…, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    Thanks for that - with footpaths & bike lanes, is the upshot that local authorities have to fund these?

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  • Hard News: Local journeys on the cusp of…, in reply to Wichid,

    This has created a funding feedback loop where funding for transport is gathered in part from road user charges and petrol levies are spent on more roads, each with diminishing returns on investment.

    I'm not intimate with the NZTA funding model, but this is a general approach, and the crucial element is the 'in part' bit, meaning there is another source - typically consolidated revenue, which is made up of taxation receipts from multiple sources and - gasp - includes $ from non-motorists. In this way road funding is widely misunderstood , not to mention the fact that many drivers are also periodic walkers and/or cyclists.

    Having read the Spinoff piece about AKL's 10 or so transport issues the other day it does seem that something is seriously amiss in the way things are currently funded & viewed in AKL.

    For tangential thought/inspiration, some might find this story about Paris moving to reclaim its roads from cars of interest:

    https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2017/03/the-cars-that-ate-paris/520710/?utm_source=SFTwitter

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  • Hard News: Mike Moore: A pretty ordinary…,

    Many moons ago when I was a graduate we had an event at which the then Treasurer Peter Costello was the star guest, and at the last minute MIke Moore - then head of the WTO - was added to the invite list. I was the hack doing name tags, but he took the time to shake hands and crack a gag at his own expense upon arrival (he wasn't the Mike Moore off Frontline) which I thought was decent of him. A few minutes later the two big men in the room had a big, sturdy handshake and there was almost a palpable sense of relief that no ego's had been displaced!

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  • Hard News: (Good) Friday Music: In and…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Thanks Ian !

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  • Hard News: (Good) Friday Music: In and…, in reply to Tim Michie,

    Does anyone have John Clarke' s 'Hide and Seeky Bird' off Fane Flaws children's album please?

    I don't know of this - whats the album?

    Did pick up Fane Flaws "I am Joe's music" album a little while ago, which Audioculture notes was " purportedly Mushroom’s worst-ever selling album" (they also characterise it as "utterly unique"!).

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