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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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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: 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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Musical Micropause: R

Commercially and critically, R surely has to be recognised as one of the most successful letters in the modern musical era. A micropauser is truly spoiled for choice.  Open up and say….R! Lou Reed: Dirty Boulevard (live in New York, … Continue reading

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Musical Micropause: Q

There’s no way around it. If you wouldn’t recognise Queens of the Stone Age, and don’t know Q-Tip, then Q is for Queen. Queen: Love of My Life  – Live (1986) I think my main problem with Queen’s music is … Continue reading

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