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Re: A startling resemblance...

ValerieH ·
That guy who plays the captain of the ship on the Fox show "Firefly" looks a lot like Neil too! Could be why I like the show so much! LOL vch
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Re: Meeting your heroes...

mabelle (Guest) ·
yeah - good point. but i'd also have to agree with....i think it was jenn? when the opportunity comes up to meet a hero, or just a musician you'd like to compliment, i try to take it. case in point - neil finn's gig at the fillmore in san francisco this past july. not only did i get a chance to talk to neil, but also johnny marr, whom i've LONG admired and have wanted to shake hands with. we exchanged few words, and i kinda blushed when he remarked that i "knew all the songs." as a life-long...
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Re: Meeting your heroes...

mabelle (Guest) ·
yeah - good point. but i'd also have to agree with....i think it was jenn? when the opportunity comes up to meet a hero, or just a musician you'd like to compliment, i try to take it. case in point - neil finn's gig at the fillmore in san francisco this past july. not only did i get a chance to talk to neil, but also johnny marr, whom i've LONG admired and have wanted to shake hands with. we exchanged few words, and i kinda blushed when he remarked that i "knew all the songs." as a life-long...
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Re: A startling resemblance...

I think Neil bears a resemblance to The X Files David Duccovny although DD is much taller but they both are thin and have a similar face structure and hairdo at times.
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

I think they could have saved a lot of space by not doubling even tripling the sound bytes in the DISCOGRAPHY. What I mean is they had 3 best of albums and ALL the songs were re-listed as sound bytes, so what you have is many samples of the same song scattered throughout which is pretty pointless I think IMHO. I don't know how much DVD space that takes up but if it takes up a lot I'd MUCH rather wish to have all the video clips in like I Don't Wanna Dance, Next Exit & Never Ceases To...
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Re: $30 for a single? $80 for a bootleg?

I'm an ebay addict and I've seen fan club CDs sell for over a $100 Australian. I can't provide you with proof but I swear I'm telling the truth. Proof can be found to frenz here who can find a "completed listings items page" LINK on ebay that describes/has an inventory of past ebay items sold and their final prices. The purpose of this is for you to check the VALUE of any prospective items/cds/books/video games etc et al you wanna sell.
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Re: Major Next 'coming up' CH 2003 dvd VERSUS current Dreaming The Videos dvd 2002

brownie ·
Well, yes, the Catch 22 interview is full of video clips, but it is certainly worth seeing. It cracks me up every time I watch it, especially the way Neil mangles the pronunciation of a major Asian city so as to render what he's talking about completely incomprehensible (the first time I heard him say it, I thought to myself "what??" and at the exact same time Nick said "what??" in the same tone of voice that I was thinking it. LOL!) You'd have to see it. And Paul also has a few choice...
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Re: Major Next 'coming up' CH 2003 dvd VERSUS current Dreaming The Videos dvd 2002

Secret God (Stew) ·
w.c.i.b.n. - I couldn't be too sure, but I'd say that the "Major" 2003 Crowded House DVD won't include all the video clips from Dreaming (I think PG even said that, but don't quote me on that). Anyway, you seem like a pretty big fan of everything Neil Finn / Crowded House , so sureley money isn't going to get in the way of purchacing both DVDs...! Trust me, you'll be happy with both... as long as your Christmas budget allows for that (you really do have to take these things into...
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Re: A startling resemblance...

kia kaha ·
My husband looks a lot like Neil (well, I think so) too. Mind you, that isn't (THE WHOLE REASON) why I married him... lol
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Re: Major Next 'coming up' CH 2003 dvd VERSUS current Dreaming The Videos dvd 2002

Bsnifter ·
Well,I already had all the videos on VHS and I still bought the DVD.The Catch 22 interview to me was worth the price of admission alone.Yes,I kind of wish they hadn't used the video clips during the interview..but being a US fan I guess beggars can't be choosers. Brandi
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Re: Relevance of the Finns in the music industry

sevenworlds ·
I don't think this issue of relevance has much to do with music and thats the whole problem. Its tied up in everything else...image, controversy, knowing the right people, etc. The Finns have never been considered 'cool' which unfortunately has always held them back to a certain degree. They've never been mega controversial. If they never had it back in their 20s they're hardly gonna have it in middle-age. The music shouldn't really be an issue. They write songs about things that are ALWAYS...
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Re: books ..?

magneto 2 ·
Crowded House - 'Something So Strong' by Chirs Bourke (MacMillan, 1997)is also a great read if you are interested in finn-related books. I also think Neil brought out a small book with his last tour but i'm not sure. I would love to get my hands on a copy of 'Stranger Than Fiction'. I think it was published in 1991.
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Re: Relevance of the Finns in the music industry

magneto 2 ·
Tim is finally cooler than Neil, thanks to his latest release, 'Feeding the Gods' It is just about the best thing Tim has done since Escapade and it is so FRESH. I am a big Neil fan - he was always my musical muse but now Tim has won my heart with his willingess to both EXPERIMENT and be COMPLETELY TRUE TO HIMSELF at the same time. 'Feeding the Gods' is a wonderful testament to a mature musician who has never lost his roots. As for Neil, my baby is getting just a little too self-indulgent...
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Re: Relevance of the Finns in the music industry

magneto 2 ·
On a more serious note, for the last 25 YEARS it has been consistently believed in the music world that the Finn, Split Enz and Crowded House were making music OUTSIDE THEIR TIME. No-one ever called Split Enz relevant in the 70s and 80s - they were always, to quote a music journalist of the day, 'Just outside their time' and just out of the mainstream. To paraphrase Rolling Stone, 'Neil could have written anything, in any style of music and had hits coming out of his proverbial, but he chose...
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Re: books ..?

rachel ·
The copyright is 1992. I seems to have been a happy time for the Finns. Crowded House was becoming famous and Tim Finn had high hopes on a solo career. I can not put that book down!
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Re: Relevance of the Finns in the music industry

kia kaha ·
- and if it feels good, do it I'm sure the Finn Bros. would Agree. Cheers all... F.
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Re: Enz Anniversary/Holmes and more

Gordon ·
Phil should be asked by other Enzers to go along. Last time (20th) it seemed that it was left to others who managed to piss him off. Someone should suggest to Tim, Neil, Eddie to pick up the phone and demand he attend. Without him it will seem somewhat lop-sided. Any honouring of the origin of the Enz has to include him. Without him we may have got the 'Nee Zees' rather than the 'Enz'.
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Re: Bootlegs, Taboo????

Secret God (Stew) ·
I know Neil doesn't like people ripping off his studio work (He actually joined " Burn & be burned " - an anti-piracy orgainisation at the start of the year ), but I'm still not sure about his opinions on bootlegging. Ripping off fanclub CDs is obviously wrong (and you defenitley can't discuss that here ), but downloading unaccessible (any other way) live shows should be fine... (IMO) as long as you can justify it to yourself (I'm sure Neil wouldn't have a problem with someone obtaining...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

Camus ·
I forgot to mention another sad piece of trivia that got me all excited! When I was watching the Anniversary clip of Shark Attack, I noticed that the percussion roles were reversed. Noel playing drums, and Paul playing percussion. Was this standard for the anniversary tour? I always presumed it was noel playing the hi hats on the anniversary version of Strait Old Line, and speaking of this version of the song, has anyone noticed the absence of any vocals by Tim (except 'everybody into the...
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Re: Bootlegs, Taboo????

vieoray ·
neil talked a bit about downloading/trading bootlegs of live shows during his world cafe appearance earlier this year: question: talk a little about you and the internet, you really embraced the whole wide open nature of this. you don't seem to be afraid of people stealing your music. neil: not really, i have mixed feelings about it obviously. some of my songs have done well and if not for copyright i wouldn't have benefited from them, so i'm not knocking it, but on the other hand i think...
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Re: Photos of YOU

Joanna ·
I think I look like the description for my "CYBORG" name in these pictures! In case you can't tell through the FUZZ - the last one is me and Neil!
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Re: Bootlegs, Taboo????

boarderGurl ·
Neil talked about this exact subject during his acoustic set at Tower Records in Seattle on July 9th, 2002. Neil thanked everyone who'd bought the new CD, and someone in the audience shouted something about them downloading it instead. Neil laughed and said "well, that's ok....as long as you buy one EVENTUALLY." Then he said that, "actually, you could alternate: buy one, then burn one, then buy one, etc." Then he laughed and said "Yeah, that's fine....I've made enough money!" So there you...
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Re: Major Next 'coming up' CH 2003 dvd VERSUS current Dreaming The Videos dvd 2002

boarderGurl ·
Yes, Secret:God, I happen to agree with you. Especially as an American fan.....ANYthing that's available, I'm buying it!!!! I'm SO jealous of all you fans in the bottom half of the world.....
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Re: Macy's Scary Parade!!!

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
I was awestruck by the number of irrelevant floats and people they manage to put together every year...kind of like... "...and here we have, strutting proudly down the avenue, a float depicting an entire flock of pink flamingoes, and wait, there's someone on top of the float with the flamingoes....hey! It's Marilyn Manson, going to share a holiday hit from the broadway musical 'Felching Under the Stairs.'" "...and the next float looks like a big pizza with dancing pepperoni's and...
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Re: Major Next 'coming up' CH 2003 dvd VERSUS current Dreaming The Videos dvd 2002

Secret God (Stew) ·
Yeah, especially when you people get Neil touring all year... and One All - yep, it must be a real shame . But seriously, I buy anything Neil Finn -related I can get my hands on (I even bought his book - Love This Life ... for AU$28 ). I actually bought the 7 Worlds Collide DVD without even owning a DVD player! - that's dedication for you! It sent me broke again, but at least I can have years of enjoyment out of it ... actually that won't be the case unless I can get hold of a DVD player...
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Re: Bootlegs, Taboo????

Secret God (Stew) ·
Agreement with Paul H on that note. boarderGurl - thanks for posting those quotes from Neil. Neil Finn 's pretty quick & witty when he comes to replying to things. He's also quite funny & laid-back, so I doubt he'd get all emotional at a concert in front of thousands of people telling the guy that what he did was wrong & illeagal & how the artists are losing out on this... Yes, I know your comment ( "we have permission from the man himself"] ) was a joke & all, but Neil...
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Re: Anyone Got It Yet?

Semi-Detached ·
I finally got my very own copy of the Enz DVD yesterday. To begin with, I felt a wee bit guilty about splashing out NZ$40, especially as I don't have my own DVD player. However, since the DVD is selling like hotcakes, I decided "yeah, why not?". First impressions of my first-ever DVD? WOW!!! This thing is fantastic. It's hard to pick out one particular favourite feature, as the whole package is great. Despite having had limitations on what could be licenced for use on the DVD and also time...
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Re: Peter Garrett Quits Midnight Oil.......

John ·
From The Australian. With apologies to those who don't find it funny. It made me laugh. Tim Blair: Unwanted old Oilman faces limited options December 05, 2002 WHO will ever forget where they were when they learned that Peter Garrett had left Midnight Oil to "immerse himself in those things which are of deep concern to me"? I was in McDonald's eating an excellent Salsa Burger. A fellow diner looked up from his newspaper and told a friend: "Peter Garrett's quit the Oils!" The friend's reply:...
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Re: Bootlegs, Taboo????

boarderGurl ·
Wow Paul H, you took that WAY too seriously. I can see it now: I'll start my own Neil Finn pirating company, and when I get sued in court my defense will be, "But Neil SAID I could!" Yikes, chill out. The entire POINT of that post was to illustrate Neil's liberal stance on the subject in general, not to condone, or in ANY way imply that Neil condones illegal copying of music. Neil was just being Neil.......chatting comfortably with the hundred or so of us fans that turned up for the free...
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Re: Bootlegs, Taboo????

gryphon ·
Without making this any sort of official comment as I always prefer to leave stuff like that up to Neil, all of us have always been fine about fans swapping live material. The main thing has always been to keep it subtle. The times when we will get heavy (put on my Docs now) is when someone takes full advantage of fans. Example: a few years back (no names please) a club member who was one of the first Life members got a copy of "stage talk" with his kit (we included them in a lot, just as a...
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Re: Major Next 'coming up' CH 2003 dvd VERSUS current Dreaming The Videos dvd 2002

gryphon ·
Re: "possible" 2003 DVD or DVDs..... far too early to tell. Nothing has been even discussed yet. It's not as simple as fan preference, as there are too many other issues around who owns what, what the budget is, source material etc. No never said anything about the clips, I would expect ALL of them to be on the DVD, including the 3 missing ones....still have no official idea why they were left off....strange eh but its too early....I wouldn't expect to even start on this till mid year...so...
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Re: Anyone Got It Yet?

gryphon ·
Hey Semi/Gav you should do our PR.......what can I say glad you enjoyed it (: I'm about 7.5/10 for it......maybe 8 on a good day and knowing our limitations. I would of enjoyed a few more pieces, if only we had the money, good quality masters to work from. 1/ would of loved 2 tracks from Wellington Town hall or the whole special....I love that Frenzy period. 2/ to go back in time and film the /FinnJudd lineup and have some 75 Enz live ind ecent qty. 3/ the other tracks from Site & Sound...
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Re: Anyone Got It Yet?

Flicker ·
The fan club has recommended several Internet retailers in NZ/Australia who overseas fans can order the DVD from. Where to buy...
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Re: Bootlegs, Taboo????

missingperson11 ·
well said peter. as a moderator of this topic I really do try to make sure you guys are keeping within the limits when it comes to these kinds of things. Most of the time everyone knows right from wrong and there is no problem. I understand how bootlegging could be a real problem and I'm totally against anyone who makes a profit from duplicating bootlegs and fanclub material. Anyway...it is really meant for the fans who love the groups covered in FOTE and if you love SE, CH and Neil and...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

I don't wanna sound negative here but I like playing The Devil's Advocate . If you compare the SE dvd against it's Australasian Top 20 chart competitors on the DVD market place like George, Something For Kate, Kasey Chambers, Silverchair & Regurgitator it does come up a tad bit weak. The SFK DVD has about 40 separate clips of live and studio versions as seen here: http://www.hmv.com.au/v4/product/dvd.asp?sku=849776 The reason why I'm comparing these two bands is that Neil Finn is listed...
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Re: Shame on me

Belle ·
Don't be ashamed! I have the cd too, and it's a lot better than people would think it is. I forced a friend of mine to listen to it, and she really loves it even though she refuses to watch the show. I cant wait until next season when Spike get's his soul back! I think it's going to be a much better season than the last one - did anyone else get a bit sick of Buffy sleeping with him and then getting mad at him and doing it all over again?! Anyway, be proud to be a Buffy fan!
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Re: Sloganizing Neil...

Betty ·
Just Neil Finn it! Swoosh
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Re: Sloganizing Neil...

Betty ·
"Dude, you're gettin' a Neil Finn!"
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Re: Bootlegs, Taboo????

Secret God (Stew) ·
Nice post, Peter . (I just thought you might have problems sleeping tonight if someone else didn't compliment you on your fantastic post ). Did anyone ever consider that the people paying that sort of price for dodgy bootlegs of fanclub CDs must already be pretty massive fans & would have probably already brought Neil Finn 's complete back catalogue? Just a thought. I'm sure that thought had already entered everyone's minds, but still worth mentioning... at least I thought it was ... The...
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Re: Sloganizing Neil...

SueBee ·
Thank Neil Finn It's Friday.
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Re: Sloganizing Neil...

annefrancis ·
Oh god - I just got this: Neil Finn-licking good! this is a funny site! thanks Heidi (and congrats on the impending bundle!) I also got: I want my Neil Finn and my personal favorite non-sequiter: Too Orangey for Neil Finn Can anyone explain what that means? Anne
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Re: Sloganizing Neil...

annefrancis ·
Neil Finn - The Freshmaker! ahh.....
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Re: Shame on me

annefrancis ·
Oh my you are all so right...Spike is a tall cool drink of yummy. mmmmmmmmm. Or in the words of Cordelia in the first season "Hello Salty Goodness" (yes, I am a huge Buffy freak!). I am so glad I am not the only person in the world who LOVES Buffy! I have to get the soundtrack! As for Riley, I loved him - if only for his name: Riley Finn! Riely is my brother's name, which is also my mother's maiden name + Finn = best name EVER! OK, so we spell Riely "Riely" in my family - same diff. and I am...
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Re: Photos of YOU

MissingPerson ·
actually I now have longer hair and a beard so we probably don't resemble each other so much. will no doubt see you in Feb at the Showbox (shame Neil isn't playing the Moore Theatre - that would be cool).
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Re: Sloganizing Neil...

Siren ·
Sometimes You Feel Like a Neil Finn, Sometimes You Don't. True, true. Let the Neil Finn Begin. I Like the Neil Finn in You. Very positive Solutions For a Small Neil Finn. Ooo er missus ! Turn Loose The Neil Finn. Right On !
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Re: Sloganizing Neil...

Joanna ·
I feel like Neil Finn tonight!
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Re: Sloganizing Neil...

Siren ·
The Neil Finn Of A New Generation. One for Liam perhaps??
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Re: Sloganizing Neil...

Siren ·
Okay, Okay ! This is my last one, promise... Especially for frenz.com It's Not All Neil Finn, Neil Finn, Neil Finn, you know.
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Re: Sloganizing Neil...

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
How about... Neil Finn, Now with the New Comfortable Plastic Applicator! (I used the method Sue suggested...)
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Re: Sloganizing Neil...

SueBee ·
Now, I can't take credit for that. It is what the website suggested. I get addicted to these name/ slogan generators... But, It's a Neil Finn thing, you wouldn't understand. Or Nobody doesn't like Neil Finn
 
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