Posts by Simon Grigg

  • Hard News: Music: Three Festivals, in reply to Hugh Wilson,

    Hugh, I suspect I may well have sent that ticket your way at the time (or were you working?). Nice Celebre logo on it.

    As I recall the police did everything they possibly could to interfere with the operation of that bar in an orderly manner.

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  • Hard News: Music: Telling Stories,

    Thank you Russell - and here's a lovely piece of accidental synergy. Jamie Isaac's crew includes Sara Leigh Lewis' son (he does visuals), the same Sara who created the incredible AK79 images seen on AudioCulture.

    Complete coincidence. Sara mentioned it after I said I rated Jamie's record.

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

    That Avantdale video is quite something, and, yep, it's great to see wonderful (at least to me, I wasn't his son in the 90s) Peter Scott in there. Such a fine bassist who seems to have come to terms with his demons.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The spaceman…,

    That Tom Scott is truly something special, and I love the played backing, ironically not a million miles away from what his Dad was doing circa 94.

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  • Hard News: Music: The Noisy Library…, in reply to TracyMac,

    but there's no article on her on Audioculture.

    Hi Tracy - watch this space :-) AudioCulture has a page on the North Shore scene that in part included Ella, but for a long while, it was almost too soon for a site dedicated to NZ's musical past to have much more simply because it's tough to tell a story that is still evolving. But clearly, it's a key story that needs to be told and soon will be in some detail, and in a way that NZers can identify with we hope. Our attachment to the Lorde story is utterly unique.

    PS - thank you!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Down the Hall…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    This is all a bit weird. The claim was originally made in a post on the Salmonella Dub Facebook page, which was later removed. I can’t recall all the details, but it didn’t really add up.

    As Grant Smithies implies on that Peter M post, it's verging on twaddle. (You can probably remove Verging from that sentence).

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Sneaky…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    is that a Spelling Mistake in the front row?

    It is, and the guy next to him was known to us all as Frank. That said, I don't think this was taken at the North Shore Netball Club, rather it was another North Shore gig around the same time. I may be wrong but that's my faded memory.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Digging ASMR,

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  • Hard News: Every option has costs, every…, in reply to linger,

    If you're talking about China, it's the poorer end of the upper class who end up in NZ. The airfares and the living expenses in Auckland are beyond the means of the middle class. So, yes, it favours the prosperous. Period.

    I had a conversation about this with my HK accountant (his clients are primarily Chinese, HK Chinese, Australians - he has an office in Melbourne too – and a few New Zealanders). His take was that NZ was the affordable educational option for upwardly moving Chinese who can no longer afford the private schools in China or elsewhere. Canada is the first option, then Australia, with NZ the budget option.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Inside Track,

    If those tracks exist – the Renee ones – they are likely out in West Auckland at the EMI vault. The person who knows that vault best is Chris Caddick.

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