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Re: Neil's guitars, effects, amps

RavingChat ·
Yeah, certainly agree with that. Maton do make great sounding guitars; the small-bodied ones, the "BlueGrass" series (BG, EBG) have such a big sound! Sure, Maton will do any customisation you want (at a price). Maton offer a set of custom options to make the guitar look different, so sure, you can make your EBG808 look like one of Neil's if you want. Check out the website www.maton.com.au But Martin and Collings also make very nice-sounding small-bodied guitars. Check out (if you're in a...
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Re: Hammersmith Odeon Silver Anniversary

albert ·
"in the wars " is brilliant ."prepare to die,prepare to meet your maker " nearly guarantees they won't get airplay.
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Re: Seven Worlds 2

Welsh Dan ·
Funny you should mention that Bart. Only yesterday I was remembering a Thom Yorke interview in the now defunct Melody Maker (UK), where he made refernece to Weather With You. And I love Karma Police. But I am very excited by the potential of this project. Good on ya, Neil. No Sheryl 'I'm so very middle of the road these days' Crow though please!
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Re: Unexpected Fans of Crowded House

Welsh Dan ·
Perhaps not massively unexpected, but I think Thom Yorke likes them: (from a Melody Maker interview): "I have a theory that all good music is uplifting, whether it be chirpy acoustic guitars and stuff about "taking the weather with you", or whether it sounds like Joy Division with lyrics about your dog dying in a well". Also Mercury Rev list the Finn Bros in the sleeve notes of a greatest hits compilation
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Re: Neil's guitars, effects, amps

Vereor ·
Fender Jaguar Fender thinline tele deluxe Ric 330 Gibson melody maker played through Fender Hot Rod Deluxe with Boss TU2 and OC3 and Ibanez tubescreamer
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Re: Look who's editing his own Wikipedia page

gryphon ·
It must be that darn other movie soundtrack guy with the same name *GRIN*. What a trouble maker...(: (: (:
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Re: Stars in your eyes

annefrancis ·
Really cool thread! I love hearing these stories (Jackie - love the MTT story - my brother has played under his baton at the New World Symphony and in the San Francisco Symphony! My brother agrees he's a very cool guy indeed!) My job allows me to meet quite a few semi-famous people. I personally don't have many horrible stories about most of the people I've met, but I have 2 very good stories where I was star-struck (warning - superlong and self-indulgent post follows!). My Dad worked with...
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Re: unhip Neil Finn

aFINNity ·
Neil might never have been seen crawling out of a club at 4 am, wiping his nose, but I've heard a couple of stories that probably should have made the tabloids: The first one came from a work colleague, who had previously worked for the Bank Of New Zealand. One day, Neil came into the bank and chucked a total diva tantrum, even throwing in a "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?" for good measure. Tch, tch, tch! The second one comes from a less credible source, but according to one of my clients from the...
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Re: New Member

Seany ·
Aww, thanks Kylie S. That's very kind of you. Aren't you a sweetie. Must be that new lithium battery in the old pace-maker. Lasts 20% longer than other brands on the market.
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Re: Celebrity Fans?

Hawai'i 5-0 ·
I remember an article in Melody Maker in the late 80s or early 90s talking about some of the stranger (ie unlikely) fans of CH, as they were the pop/rock band it was credible for just about anyone to like! I don't remember all the people they mentioned, but Dave Mustaine of Megadeth sticks out in my mind!!!!
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Re: Neil Finn Tribute Show In Brisbane

GBass ·
I can assure you that this show is going to be amazing. Im involved in the production side of the show and it is going to be one to talk about. In regards to Touring the rest of Australia as asked by Ash. Mate that is the plan so spread the word. Paul Lines who is the frontman for the show is one of the most talented singers I have ever worked with in my life. He was a finalist at Star Maker in Tamworth and is definately not going to disapoint any fans of Neil and his songs. If you know...
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Re: Calling all guitarists (of the six string variety)

Songwriter ·
Dr, Livingstone, I only have one suggestion and that is this: How good is your ear? I have found that it is not the maker of the guitar so much as to how well it is made. When I purchased my current main axe I played several of the same models and my ear picked out the one that had the best overtone series - and that is ultimately what you are looking for. Case in point: There are thousands of Les Paul guitars out there, but there is only one that sounds like Neil Young's! It was stolen in...
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Re: Classic lines - 1 to 2 sentences

N1ck ·
Don't think I have ever seen this thread! I'd go with "And I wake up blind, like my dreams were too bright, And I lost my regards, for the good things that I had" Pour Le Monde "Sweet madness, it must be wrong, what kind of fool imagines love, with all this going on" People Are Like Suns I could keep going all night! As Peter Paphides in the melody maker once said... "Neil Finn pisses genius!" :-)
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Re: Mark Hart is instrumental- no pun intended

Spanky(Andy) ·
Jim B, I couldn't have said it any better. Mark Hart has long been a hero of mine, he's such a talented multi-instrumentalist. I never met him or ever thought I would, until the Leigh gigs. I chatted guitars and music with Mark for an hour or so over two nights and can honestly say he is an absolute gentleman in every sense. He is gentle, giving, very generous with his time and very passionate about his craft. I was absolutely astonished on Sunday night while sitting on the steps that led to...
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Re: Lazy or sub-par moments in Neil's songwriting

Eudoxia ·
I just noticed that you are a "Maker of Secret planes" I'm in awe! What do you have to do to reach that level? Donate your blood to Neil??? (BTW, I'm a B negative...if it can be useful) -
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Re: Lazy or sub-par moments in Neil's songwriting

Half-Full ·
I'm the only "maker of secret planes". It must be magic
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Re: IS ROCK/INDIE MUSIC DYING?

brownie ·
Kittybear, I took no offense whatsoever. I was just trying to understand exactly what you were trying to say. I don't put a lot of stock in the British music press for the main reason that they are so fickle. I used to read tons of British music press (NME, Melody Maker, Q, Uncut), and always thought the British press was very fond of "build them up, then quickly tear them down," which I couldn't really really relate to. (NME and its ilk like Melody Maker were notorious for this sort of...
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Re: Predicament film and soundtrack cd release in NZ?

Finngirl ·
Another http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominio...stival-in-Wellington Wellington's New Zealand International Film Festival will open on July 16 with new Kiwi film Predicament, based on the novel by Ronald Hugh Morrieson. Directed by Wellington film-maker Jason Stutter and largely shot in Taranaki last year, the crime comedy stars Jemaine Clement, best known from Flight of the Conchords, musician Tim Finn and Rose McIver from The Lovely Bones. "To have Predicament's first public screening in my...
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Re: Those Things Under Your Username On Posts

GraceToo ·
All right...how did Half-Full become a "Maker of Secret Planes" in her karma level?
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Re: Tomb stone

Hunter ·
A rough example .. the text to boarder is a little close .. and I have raised the text for better visual .. where as on the real deal the text would be inverted .. but its a mere quick fix for a plaque maker. A mere suggestion
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Re: more questions

xor_nnif_lien ·
what is your favorite word? hypothetically what is your least favorite word? walnut what turns you on? lol, this is quirky, but the part of a guys arm between his wrist and his elbow...especially nice with guitarists (ie. Neil and Gordie! ) what turns you off? a guy thinking girls are second rate what sound or noise do you love? the sound of a coffee maker and microwave in the morning, (it makes me feel cosy cuz it reminds me of home) and my little cousin when you get him giggling so hard he...
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Re: Father Ted

tonguetied ·
Go on go on go on go on....... The runaway milktruck, classic. I was gutted when Father Ted met his maker. I have some on video and never fail to belly laugh at them. You are a woman of gret taste Julie P!
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Re: Report from the DC Show

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
~whew~ just returned from dc with annie (age 9) and simon (age 7). EXTREMELY TIRED. as many of you know, jay's grandma died tuesday night so we weren't sure we'd even get to go (so i e-mailed peter to give away our space at the soundcheck), but in the end, my father-in-law ordered us to go. my good friends bob and carol (the ones neil was talking to on the cellphone in boston back in winter of 2003...) ended up benefitting from the space we gave up and carol said they didn't even play...
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Re: THE 'DEMO'VERSION OF INSTINCT ON FTTW

Bobalu ·
I was able to pull the slide show movie off the DVD in Quicktime using some of my pro video programs. I was then able to make an iPod movie of it as well as an mp3 of the song alone. I listen to it A LOT. Great dueling guitars and tremelo, the tom's and bass are so deep and the song structure is very much stronger than the CD release version. Coming out of the lead break, as Neil sings "laughing at the stoney face of gloom", there is such a strong snatchy lead lick under his vocal. Quite...
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Re: The Go-Betweens

Seany ·
I didn't know that about Nick being considered for the Go Betweens. Certainly would have altered the course of musical history somewhat. Now i am very perplexed Peeping Pom. The NME & Melody Maker had me believing that they were bigger than Ben Hur in the UK. Obviously "critical acclaim" doesn't always equal punters at gigs, & gold record album sales. Still, i should no better than to trust either of those music publications, specially after the Blur v Oasis beat up. I'd imagine the...
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Re: BRISTOL GIG REVIEWS HERE PLEASE

DanielB ·
What a fantasic night! great to see the old gang there thanks Debs. I've seen Big Jeff at a couple of other gigs aswell, that hair is unmistakeable cool guy We were up on the balcony area , great view up there of the band and the trouble maker down the front. I was stood next to a couple who asked me "what are Crowded House like"? which I thought was an odd question, turned out to be the parents of Beth who sang one song with the band. They had free tickets to come along and watch the...
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Re: One Nil - NME Review

Sara ·
In response to various things - the review isn't an early April Fools joke, as its now, what? 4 years old? It's not that they've only just got round to reviewing One Nil, more they've uploaded the review to their website and someone found it in the database. Yes, the NME always do reviews like that, and articles, and other stuff. They cannot hold the same view from the start of a piece to the end of it, never mind the start of the magazine till the end of it. Those of you who don't live in...
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Re: One Nil - NME Review

sevenworlds ·
Wasn't it the NME who used to dismiss CH pretty harshly in the early days - usually cheap jibes about them being Antipodeans, etc - and then awarded Distant Sun 'single of the week' and proclaimed Neil Finn "pisses genius" in 1994. I think even Neil was amused at the irony in that. I haven't bought any music magazines for a few years (when I did it was usually Q), so I didn't realise this was such a common approach from NME - to call artists c***s - from the odd times I've read it. I'm...
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Re: One Nil - NME Review

Aka o Miru ·
Well, the "Neil Finn pisses genius" quote was from Pete Paphides' TA review in the Melody Maker, but it was printed on a full-page ad in the NME once. I used to get the NME every week when I was working in record stores, but that was a few years ago. I remember seeing that review first time around and not being too surprised by it. I was more surprised at the amount of coverage they gave all the St. James gigs, but considering it was more the Jonny Marr/Radiohead connection, maybe I...
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Re: finn bros tour urgency

awamutu ·
well, for now, i'll just say i'm not pushing for florida anymore, lol, except for on behalf of the finn fans who will still be here and i will put in a second vote for canada actually, i think it'd be really cool if the tour manager sought out all the small, but yet, very cool towns, that a progressive music scene thrives, but where no finn has played. i know, it's no big money maker but it's a nice dream, especially for the people who live in these places! maybe if i win the lotto i'll...
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Re: NEWS: Nick Seymour Slams Neil Finn

Sandra ·
Hey, isnt' this "Headline" doing a good work? I mean, look how many people had to say something about it. How many of us, read the article cause of that, without ever knowing the Hearld Sun before? The reaction about this article, is what the maker of it expected. The best think to do, is to calm down and don't take it too serious. As Kia Kaha said there are no dates mentioned and no proofs that this was a serious interview.
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Re: Crowdies vs Neil Finn solo

Paul H ·
I kind of agree although I think the thing is simply that Neil's music has matured somewhat so the songs are more sophisticated. It means they're good enough without really being as exciting. Its just two different musical approaches I think, but obviously the CH stuff gets you emotionally more than the solo stuff which is perhaps more "to be appreciated". Does any of that make sense?? As AlanM (I think) said elsewhere, that doesn't mean that his current stuff isn't good enough. One Nil is...
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Re: wanted:history never repeats video

Alex McCaffrey ·
i found out i could probably make a copy with the local tv stations or professional video maker for a small fee. thanks and keep me posted...!
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Re: memorabilia

Finner^ ·
i just have to add to this! i'd say one of my most treasured CH related itemes is the *gorgeous* pics of neil and hessie ( http://www.geocities.com/kateebb/images/Pictures/hessieneilf.jpg ) that hessie gave me when i went to see him at the espy (hessies shed) - i saw it on the wall about 5-10m in front of me and asked him if i could have it. he came down afterwards with it and a maker in hand, signed it and we had a lovely little chat about god knows what! (actually, i had better credit my...
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Re: What Is Your current Fav

al1159 ·
My fave after listening to the album was Rest of the Day Off - I kept playing it over and over I love that whoosh noise running through the entire song, it works so well. I must have listened to the album well over 20 times already and I have to say that I have no idea what my fave song is! It changes day by day! Current faves are Hole in the ice (absolutely rocking! I hope he does it live when I see him!), Into the sunset, Last to know and Turn and Run. I think I like (no LOVE!!) all the...
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Re: Dizzy Heights Reviews from Frenz

renzo ·
Well, I have had a few good listens now. As usual, lots of song snippets swirling in my head. For me, the harsh reality is that there are too many complete lulls in the CD that make it frustrating to listen to. I do realize Neil is a great maker of slow, dreamy music, but here he does that too often for me. Divebomber, Recluse and Lights of New York with the added WAY TOO LONG intro to White Lies Alibis and incredibly poor first song choice of Impressions, add up to too much on the slow,...
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Re: Newspaper articles/reports/reviews from North America

In Love With It All ·
http://sputnikmusic.com/review_37870 Jake C. Taylor Rating: 4 (excellent) As much as Paul Hester’s untimely death stimulated Crowded House’s humbling comeback, it would be rather superficial to assume it’s the predominant force Neil Finn and his band have chosen to portray throughout Intriguer; an evidently quaint and more intimate approach to an already quaint and intimate signature sound. Instead, focusing on the subtly distorted lead, “Saturday Sun” -- an effectual version of parallels...
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Re: song title "music chain" game

Blink ·
film maker - cooper temple clause
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Re: song title "music chain" game

Caledonia ·
The Maker - Daniel Lanois
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Re: Crowded House Seattle Show

carter ·
Open Letter to the Bumbershoot Schedule Maker: Schedule this legendary band accordingly. Regards, Christopher
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