Category Archives: Music

A Day In The Life – 27 September 1969

Has it really been that long since my last post? Moving house seems to be a process that never quite finishes. With only a few boxes left to unpack, I don’t feel too guilty visiting the 60’s again. 27 September … Continue reading

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Laneway Festival, Auckland, 26 January 2015

Here are some quick memories from Laneway 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. A fantastic day, beautiful weather, great music, and a $5 carton of hot chips for dinner. What else could you ask for? The bands seemed to enjoy it … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life – 27 September 1968

“I was born the same year the greatest automobile in the history of automobiles was created, the 1957 Chevrolet. Thank God only one of us had tail fins.” ― Michael Buffalo Smith, Prisoner of Southern Rock: A Memoir I think … Continue reading

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Musical Micropause: Z

Zoot Woman: Grey Day (2003) Zoot Woman is a three-piece electronica band from the UK. They released their debut EP in 1995, and in August 2014 they released their fourth full-length CD. During that time they’ve picked up a range … Continue reading

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Nick Cave – live in Auckland, 7 December 2014

It has to be a sign of a great gig, where you can’t stop the songs from going around your head a day later, and after listening to nothing but Nick Cave for weeks, you don’t want to stop. My … Continue reading

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Musical Micropause: Y

Neil Young: Rockin In The Free World (1989) How do you pick one Neil Young song? Do you choose acoustic Neil or noisy Neil? There’s a world between “See The Sky About To Rain” and “Cortex The Killer”, but both … Continue reading

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Musical Micropause: X

XTC: Making Plans For Nigel (1979) It’s generally a sign that a single has been a major success in the UK if it manages to find its way to New Zealand airwaves, and this was particularly true in the late … Continue reading

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