Tagged With "neil finn"

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Bhuja TV: "Show and Tell with Neil Finn"

Mica ·
Neil has had another run-in with Leigh Hart & Jason Hoyte on "Bhuja" TV/radio (remember that 'late big breakfast (??)' show with the Monogolian throat singer last year or so?): http://www.watchme.co.nz/entertainment/bhuja-tv/season-1/show-and-tell-with-neil-finn/ Cue his well-practised "confused" face, with some proper (fake) anger thrown in this time. His comedic timing is not bad at all. This show isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I really enjoyed it, and Neil looks relaxed and happy.
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Annie99999 ·
'Twas hilarious. Is there nothing Mr Finn cannot do
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Re: Neil's Handwriting

Dorothiesall ·
Here's a screenshot that I grabbed from the NilFun archive. (Can't remember what song it's from). If you want a better copy, DM me.
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Re: Neil's Handwriting

aFINNity ·
Not sure if it was you, Noni, who I already said this too: Do not get the writing tattooed too small! I made that mistake and the black ink ran under my skin, making the writing blurry and illegible. What lyrics are you thinking of getting done?
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Noni ·
You did not say that to me, but I have read that. Thanks for the heads up! I've always thought I'd get "seven worlds will collide", but my all-time favorite Neil song is Devil You Know. So now I am doubting myself! If I ever met him and had the opportunity to ask him to write something down for me, I'm not sure in the moment which I'd choose. Thanks for the sample of his writing! I would love some more pictures if anyone has anything!
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Neil's Handwriting

Noni ·
Hello, everyone! I am new here, but so far enjoying every moment.  From reading through some past topics, everyone seems so nice and fren-dly. I was wondering if anyone had some bits of Neil's handwriting that they could send me....
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Re: Bhuja TV: "Show and Tell with Neil Finn"

usaoz ·
Lol just up Neil's alley ..I can see why some people did not get the joke .. You have to know the persona of the hosts and and downunder humour I think. Neil is so good at pretending to be serious that it made it even better. He is great at not cracking up too. Only once did I see slight amusement in his eyes and a hint of a grin.
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c.houser ·
Ok, that was pretty funny. I'm not sure what I just saw, but the shock factor value was extraordinary.
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Re: Given Neil's Announcement, is CH Through?

Paināporo ·
I would also add that if you break up Neil's career into decades you get the following averages: 1986-1995 - New album every 28.0 months 1996-2005 - New album every 35.3 months 2006-2014 - New album every 28.5 months So while not quite releasing new materials on pace with the original Crowded House albums (and Finn), he's certainly picked up the pace from the long slog of 1996-2005 when he only released three albums of new material.
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c.houser ·
I didn't intend to sound critical. I'm in for whatever future releases Mr. Finn offers us. With Thanks for years of service.
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Re: Given Neil's Announcement, is CH Through?

Paul H ·
I agree with Stuart that it's the chemistry of the band I yearn for. It's just that I agree with Awamutu that it was lost when the drummer changed back in 1994. CH has been a fine band since; they've made some wonderful music that stands on its own, but so has Neil outside of CH. And, for my money, there's little difference now between Neil solo and CH, but a world of difference between current CH and the CH of 1992-93. I'll happily take a new CH album but I'd be no more excited for a new CH...
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Jim B. ·
I have a different take---I feel like Neil's work is clearly differentiated depending on the outlet for it. Take Pajama Club or his new solo CD (or his previous solo CD's for that matter). I think Neil tends to write much more in an accessible style for Crowded House, especially comparing his contemporary work with CH & CH Mark II. His classic "Leonard (Cohen)-McCartney" (in his words) songs that distinguish CH are not found much at all on his recent work. He allows himself much more...
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The Pineapple Head ·
Personally I think that Crowded House version 2 was doomed from the start due to the simple fact that the reunion album (Time on Earth) was more of a Neil Finn solo album. Their first "proper" album (Intriguer) could have been a lot better and I think that it was a missed opportunity.
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Sugar Mouse ·
I'm at the point where I'm just thrilled that any of my favorite musicians are continuing to create new music and/or tour. We just purchased tickets to see ELO, Finnwood Mac, and Rosanne Cash and I'm beyond happy that these acts continue to tour even when they technically don't need to at this point. I just hope that Neil continues to follow his muse wherever that takes him whether it's solo, Crowded House, Finn Brothers, or whatever.
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slowpogo ·
I don't think that's the case. On a radio show a few months back they asked him if he's working on solo projects, a family band album, Finn Brothers or Crowded House next and he said something like "all of the above, I'm not sure what will emerge first." He also said in the not too distant past, that Crowded House are "up on blocks in the garage" - dormant but still existing. With all that said, I bet it'll be several years, given his current projects, before we hear anything new from...
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Re: Quick Question About Neil's Tour

Paināporo ·
I agree, it's all about waiting around to find out. It's never a sure thing. Who knows what commitments Neil may have after each gig. he may need to hit the road right away, he may be tired and ready for bed. I don't always wait around. it depends on who I'm with and how far I have to drive to get home. However, the couple times I have waited around, I've never been disappointed. Back in 2005 I got to meet both Neil and Tim and have them sign my Finn scrapbook!
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Re: Quick Question About Neil's Tour

BostonFinnFan ·
Some fans have posted their pic with Neil from the Dizzy Heights tour on Instagram, Twitter amd the Facebook page--The Finn Brothers Appreciation Society. And Some fans have even had the setlist from the show autographed as well. I suggest ya bring a CD or photo to have autographed. Neil is very generous with his time when he can do so. So it's worth staying around afterwards to try and connect with him. Have a wonderful time at the show tonight!!!
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Crowdies/Neil Finn website issues

foghorn ·
Hi all, Has anyone else had problems accessing either crowdedhouse.com or neilfinn.com? I am unable to view either site -- initially I get a warning message from BT (my internet provider - see attached image) saying the site is malicious, and then when i choose the 'continue any way' option it simply hangs and fails to connect. I think this may be a 'TLS handshake' issue, but as a technophobe I have no idea how to correct, despite googling possible solutions. If anyone else has had the same...
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2x tickets to Neil Finn @ Surfer’s Paradise 30 June 2018

Byrds Talk to Me ·
I would love to go but, um, I live in Melbourne and evidently we don’t matter ;-) Selling at face value of $61 each.
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Neil collaborating with Todd Rundgren

The Ligature ·
Last week Todd Rundgren was interviewed on WXRV in Boston about a song he loves. Todd chose "Don't Dream It's Over", and talked about why he loves the song. Interestingly, he also reveals that he has recently been in contact with Neil Finn and they have a collaboration "in the works". Todd's current album pairs him with other artists, and he's working on an additional collaborative album. Hear the interview: http://wrsi.com/riversound-cafe/todd-rundgren/ ...
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Neil Finn - Tour dates

Carolina ·
Hi! Can someone tell me please if there are tour dates confirmed for this September? I´m planning a trip to Australia and New Zealand, and it will be my dream come true to know Neil Thanks!
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2x Bristol 4th row Neil Finn tickets for sale (26/4/14)

Dawn S ·
I have 2 tickets for sale for Neil Finn for the Bristol Colston Hall show on Saturday 26th April (less than 3 weeks away). Some friends aren't able to go now and I'd hate for them to go to waste. Anyone here need any tickets? They're stalls seats D9-D10, £32.50 per ticket (face value). I'm happy to split the tickets if necessary. Here's the seating plan for the Colston Hall: http://stage.colstonhall.org/w...7/Seating_plan_A.pdf Thanks.
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Re: Crowdies/Neil Finn website issues

foghorn ·
Solved the problem at last -- seems it was all down to having 'Web Protect' automatically installed as part of my BT broadband package. Turned it off and everything works fine. Of course I'll no longer get warned about sites that really are malicious, so an interesting trade-off. A shame the Neil Finn/Crowdies sites aren't considered safe in the first place, as I'd ideally like to keep some sort of security in place.
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In2FINN2 ·
@foghorn Of course I'll no longer get warned about sites that really are malicious, so an interesting trade-off. You may consider keeping it turned on and only deactivating it when visiting the Neil Finn/Crowdies sites
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Re: Neil Finn - Tour dates

Frenz Webmistress Deb ·
Hi! I'm going to move this to the Neil Finn discussion area so people see it!
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Does anyone know what guitars Neil uses?

The Pineapple Head ·
I'm interested to see what guitars Neil tends to use. Does anyone know the general type or have a picture or video of his collection.
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Neil and Liam - Anita's Theatre, Thirroul ticket(s) wanted

mummakook ·
I'm after 1, possibly 2 seated ticket(s) for this show on February 13, please - if anyone knows of any.
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Given Neil's Announcement, is CH Through?

Jim B. ·
I'm wondering if Neil's announcement that he's working on a solo and another project with Liam means that CH is essentially through? Perhaps the upcoming reissues are essentially a denouement.
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Re: Does anyone know what guitars Neil uses?

slowpogo ·
Here's what I know, I'm sure others can fill in details. Neil tends to play Maton acoustics and favors small body models like parlor size, which Maton calls "808" for some reason. (Maybe relates to the TWT B-side "808 Song"?) Electric, he often plays a Gibson Les Paul Deluxe gold top with mini humbuckers, a vintage late 50s/early 60s model. He also plays a vintage red Gretsch Jet (especially recently with Fleetwood Mac). Those two are probably his most often used electrics on stage, though...
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Re: Does anyone know what guitars Neil uses?

Thom Bullock ·
Just a couple of addendum's to Pogo's excellent overview: - Neil's main amp setup on stage at least since '07 (not sure how far back this goes) is to have both a Fender Deluxe and an AC15 running together. - Isn't his Les Paul Deluxe an early 70s? I could have that wrong but I don't think the mini hum models existed until then. - He picked up a black Gretsch sometime in '08 which he's used pretty frequently since as well. - His on stage 12 string electric is a Maton Fyrbyrd, usually seen on...
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Re: Does anyone know what guitars Neil uses?

slowpogo ·
Thanks for the added details. It looks like the LP Deluxe with minis was first available in 1968. Maybe I subconsciously meant late 60s/early 70s? An awesome guitar anyway, and it’s the one Tim Pierce believes he used to record Don’t Dream It’s Over.
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Re: Does anyone know what guitars Neil uses?

Romer ·
Excellent thread on this topic can be found at https://www.frenzforum.com/top...guitars-effects-amps .
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Re: Given Neil's Announcement, is CH Through?

slowpogo ·
The last few years Neil has talked a big game about upping his output, saying he wants to release an album every year and things like that. But so far it's been business as usual. If he ever actually works as quickly as he wants to, we could see a CH album a lot sooner than 10 years. Actually, if it was next after the current projects, at his regular pace it would still be sooner than that (I'd guess 5ish years). Not holding my breath though...
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Jim B. ·
Hi Slowpogo: You're right, I phrased it wrong. I meant to say that any new CH record will likely be 10 years (at least) from Intriguer; the same gap there was before Time On Earth. Which I find astonishing; I never thought we'd see such a long break again, that is, without breaking up the band for good.
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Paināporo ·
The average time it takes for Neil to put out an album of all new material is 30 months. Neil generally releases *something* every 20 months (new album, live album, rarities collection, etc.). It's been 27 months since Neil released Dizzy Heights, so we are overdue for something this year (probably the box set). The longest time Neil has gone without releasing anything was 36 months between Temple of Low Men and Woodface. The second longest time was between Pajama Club and Dizzy Heights at...
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Re: Given Neil's Announcement, is CH Through?

slowpogo ·
Haha, you did all the math I've been too lazy to do! That was weirdly fascinating to read. Thanks.
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Re: Given Neil's Announcement, is CH Through?

Jim B. ·
Can you really call it a band if you keep taking decade-long breaks?
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c.houser ·
"Vacant House?"
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OneIssue ·
Great to see the maths. I guess that we will see a new CH album sometime, but it'll be years and years from now.
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slowpogo ·
Sure you can. Split Enz occasionally reforms, not even to do an album but just to perform, and they're a band. The 7 Worlds Collide group was only around for a week, but you can call them a band too.
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OneIssue ·
A band exists until the members decide that it doesn't any more. And even then they can change their mind. The Eagles: "Hell Freezes Over". I guess that everyone will be able to guess why that album was called what it was. Neil basically will be able to convene CH pretty much any time he wants to. I'm not sure if I hope he does; I'm happy with whatever he blesses us with.
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Patrick ·
If Neil wants do record a new CH record - what I personally hope - with the existing members, it had to be in the next 1-3 years. Remember, Mark Hart is 62 already, and the other members aren't getting younger too...So I doubt "it'll be years and years from now..", especially when it comes to touring. If there will be a new CH record, it has to be in the very near future. That's just MHO.
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brownie ·
I was thinking something very similar, Patrick. I don't think there are "years and years" left, even for Neil himself when it comes to touring. Having made that trip to NZ from the east coast of the US twice myself, I can't imagine that getting any easier with age.
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Paināporo ·
Wouldn't it be great if the "solo" album he's been working on turns out to be a new Crowded House album they've been working on in secret? I realize the chances of that are like 2%, but it would be a pretty great surprise.
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Paul H ·
As much as 2% you think? Optimist!
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BRANDO BRANDT ·
Don't Dream It's Over...
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Re: Given Neil's Announcement, is CH Through?

Kittybear ·
Simple answer: NO!
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stuartjb ·
I don't think they're through. Neil was quite deliberate in 96, when he made it quite clear ch mark 1 had come to an end. No such statement now. I don't think he ever meant it to be this long, but time passes so quickly ( for me anyway) . I reckon they'll definitely do something towards the end of this year however brief to coincide with the album reissues. Mark being 62 is irrelevant. Have you seen how fit the guy is?!
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BRANDO BRANDT ·
stuartjb , I hope you're right. It certainly would make sense for Neil to use the release of the Reissues or Box-Set later this year, as an opportunity to play live again with Nick, Mark and Matt. Nobody seems to know for sure what the other guys are up to these days or what kind of commitments they may have that could potential interfere with a CH reunion. In terms of Mark's age vs. his physical health, he sure does seem to be a healthy guy and does not look like a sexagenarian.
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awamutu ·
imo, o...the ch i fell in love with were through in '96. i saw them under the same moniker after that but it wasn't the same band, the same sound or the same vibe...it wasn't bad, it was just so different. the name should have been changed when they "reformed". but i guess there's some benefit to keeping the name "crowded house" when the song "don't dream it's over" is attached to it...
 
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