Showing posts from May, 2010


Got confronted with this warning on a youtube clip this month whilst trawling through old kiwi faves.... "This video contains content from WMG. It is no longer available in your country"

Warners Music Group don't own the rights to that clip nor many others of NZ origin they routinely block

WMG youse is wankers

Hope you had a rocking Zombie Awareness Month

500 songs later

Just finished my second voyage throught eh pitchfork 500

Super enjoyable ride through a period of modern music that I am very familar with, I skipped U2's New Year’s Day as I don't think anyone should have to endure U2, not least me.

So here it is my last couple of weeks listening...

Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present

In The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present, Pitchfork offers up their take on the 500 best songs of the past three decades. Focusing on indie rock (Arcade Fire, the Shins), hip-hop (Public Enemy, Jay-Z), electronic (Daft Punk, Boards of Canada), pop (Madonna, Justin Timberlake), metal (Metallica, Boris), and experimental underground music (Suicide, Boredoms), The Pitchfork 500 features all-new essays and reviews written with the sharp wit and insight for which the site is known.

Kicking it off in 1977 with the birth of punk and independent music, The Pitchfork 500 runs chronologically, with each…


Hat tip to smiley

Man.... I love this song... welcome to my blog old friend

A world of contrasts


Fresh to you each day


Hat tip to Wayde

A Certain Ratio-Flight

Two little boys


Your thoughts

Here comes the taxman


Send now



and now with added boompty bounce

If these are the end of days when were the...

I hear the air

When I get married this dude is so booked

Beard Of Bees



Don't Be Memory

the volkswagon cafe scene

Have a look around

They came in the dark


Time flies

Once upon a time Bob went to univeristy and listened to music like this when he should have been drinking... oh alright sometimes I would drink and then listen to music like this

music like this makes me smile

Keep the bastards guessing

What to play?


I'm playing some records tonight

'Smash the Jukebox' is a celebration of all things New Zealand Music, Past and Present. A chance for everyone to come together and celebrate the History behind the Music and Give back to a Valuable Charity at the same time.

The event will host DJs and Live Music all of whom will be playing solely NZ Tunes, past and present, originals and covers. The line-up pulls together some of New Zealand's most influential industry characters and lets them run wild, playing the music that influenced them. From Music Heads to Industry changes, Musicians and Radio / TV personalities. Smash the Jukebox has them all in one place celebrating music and supporting a great cause.

Live Performances by:
- Bannerman
- Flip Grater
- Josephine Costain

DJ Sets from:
- Andrew Buckton - Studio 203 / Best Engineer 09
- Troy Ferguson - 95bfm "The Rock n Roll Wire"
- Peter McLennan - Dub Asylum, Base FM, Kiwi FM
- Andrew Manning - 95bfm "Freak the sheep"
- Murray Cammick - Founder of Rip it Up…


On an unknown beach

I so adore this song...

Sure fire day brightner

I don't know what happened in the gulf but...

It is dark and I am frightened

I Just Want To Be

Go With The Bull

I'm just so different, you know


No Means No


Zombie Awareness Month

Many films important to the evolution of the modern zombie are set in the month of May, from the original Night of the Living Dead, 1968, to the well received Dawn of The Dead remake of 2004.

Also, because Spring (our Autumn so this doesn't wash for New Zealand zombie culture) naturally brings with it a sense of renewal and hopefulness, May is the perfect month to emphasize continued vigilance in the face of the coming zombie pandemic.

Supporters of Zombie Awareness Month wear a gray ribbon to signify the undead shadows that lurk behind our modern light of day. From May 1 through May 31, concerned citizens take this small step to acknowledge the coming danger.