1992, Crown Hotel, Dunedin.
I am an agriculturalist, I am an anarchist . . . dairy me.
As a general principle the idea of Mick Harvey leaving the Bad Seeds would be a negative, but when his replacement is Ed Kuepper the situation becomes more complex, especially when the Laughing Clowns are back in town.
Just listened to one of the tracks from the new Wire album “One of us” – available as a free download. Still brilliant. Contributing to my theory that post punk music groups can (not always) survive middle age better than pre punk music groups.
I ventured out last night to the Arc, which is under “new” management (again.) It’s a good space but has struggled. I’m out of the loop with music at the moment as I have been engaged in different things in the last few years. David Kilgour was playing a solo set along with the duoContinue reading “David Kilgour at Arc, 13/9/07”
The high ranking BailterSpace have some new mp3s on their MySpace page after many years of silence. My pick is Place of R. Some people like music to drive to. This is music to drive space freighters to.
Some interesting sounds have appeared on my desk lately. I discovered a copy of Roy Budd’s fantastic soundtrack to Get Carter and have been enjoying it a lot. It’s a great movie, starring Michael Caine in a career highlight, and the book it was adapted from (Jacks Return Home, by Ted Lewis) is a crackingContinue reading “Games People Play”
I was alerted to a music show on National Radio last week featuring an interview with old friend and bandmate Andrew Spittle, now lost in the mists of the far north somewhere. The half hour interview was great, and some long overdue coverage for the man who puts a new meaning to productivity. However theContinue reading “Dating Godot”
Purely by chance, later in the evening following the Chavez screening I got to see a rare live video of the last ever performance of New Zealand music group The Skeptics. I have long regarded this group as certainly the most interesting band to come out of New Zealand. Their music is strange, dark, magicalContinue reading “Skeptics”