Tagged With "Before and After"

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Re: Enzso "Dirty Creature" documentary

Whysus ·
Hi - this was a documentary that played on NZ TV around the time (or not too long after the original NZ ENZSO concerts). From the YouTube clip, it looks like it appeared on TV in some other countries as well. It was never released commercially on DVD. A similarly good NZ documentary was done for Neil Finn's "Band of Strangers" tour where he created a new band each gig with local musicians. It would be great to have these available on DVD...
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Re: Dive Bomber

Mariola ·
Oh, what a song, remarkable, special, poetic, beautiful in one word. Still growing on me, after few dozens of listening every time its getting better and better, just when I have thought that cant be better... still cant belive how good this is!!! This time listening I was focused on drums in second half, almost military, but anyway unique... Great!!
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Re: White Lies and Alibis - lyrics

Beajai ·
" The song explores themes of justice, hope and incarceration and was written after the New Zealand musician met Damien Echols, one of the West Memphis Three, Arkansas men wrongly convicted as child killers" From http://noliesradio.org/archives/74765
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Re: Dive Bomber

mejojo ·
I recognize those feet from twitter, lol. It's an ethereal Try Whistling This on a larger scale. 'there's only one way down'...it's already grabbing me after a few listens.
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Re: Dive Bomber

Paināporo ·
Does anything happen after the first minute? I've been able to make it that far yet.
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Re: Dive Bomber

Byrds Talk to Me ·
I also thought of the Flaming Lips, as well as Ween to a lesser extent. The part after the initial intro reminds me of the intro to Dire Straits' Money For Nothing as well (!) FWIW I'm really impressed with this track. I'd much rather have a decisively "not pop" song as the lead single than a weak pop song like Saturday Sun. Originally Posted by slowpogo: Divebomber sounds exactly like a Flaming Lips song to me...surprised nobody else's mentioned that, since the Lips are probably Dave...
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Re: Dive Bomber

Spencer Goode ·
After a good 20 listens, I'm really starting to love this song. Such a sense of mystery and memory. I find it odd that it's track 4 though. It seems too dramatic to appear so early in the record. To me it seems the perfect last/second-to-last song but maybe it will make more sense in the context.
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Re: Dive Bomber

proudpom ·
Originally Posted by Spencer Goode: After a good 20 listens, I'm really starting to love this song. Such a sense of mystery and memory. I find it odd that it's track 4 though. It seems too dramatic to appear so early in the record. To me it seems the perfect last/second-to-last song but maybe it will make more sense in the context. That's exactly what I was thinking! It sounds like it would be a perfect album closer. After lots of listens I'm REALLY liking this song and I'm getting more and...
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Re: Dive Bomber

peaches ·
Originally Posted by Byrds Talk to Me: I also thought of the Flaming Lips, as well as Ween to a lesser extent. The part after the initial intro reminds me of the intro to Dire Straits' Money For Nothing as well (!) FWIW I'm really impressed with this track. I'd much rather have a decisively "not pop" song as the lead single than a weak pop song like Saturday Sun. Originally Posted by slowpogo: Divebomber sounds exactly like a Flaming Lips song to me...surprised nobody else's mentioned that,...
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Re: Dive Bomber

BostonFinnFan ·
I agree Mejojo. I liked Dive Bomber at first listen. I'd love to hear a longer version of this song as well. And reading about Neil's inspiration for the song (after first listening to it) solidified my liking it even more. I'm really looking forward to the album and to hearing the new songs in concert (and at the NY showcase on Nov 21st!).
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Re: Dive Bomber

renzo ·
Note: these are my first thoughts. Sorry to say but that is a little too far over to the creative artsy weird side then for my liking...looking forward to the other songs to let this one escape my mind. I do appreciate what Neil is doing by trying to create a song based on a very significant topic and visual and sound but the type of music and sounds of this song is not what I would seek to listen to or want from Neil. I know there are fans here that will say they like this no matter what...
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Re: Christchurch New Zealand

hk ·
Was this before or after the earthquake aFINNity?
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Re: Christchurch New Zealand

gryphon ·
It will blossom again, after such a horror quake it will take awhile but such a lovely place it will recover.
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Re: Neil Finn for Falls Festival?

Bandie ·
I entered the Falls Fest ticket ballot and was selected to be able to buy tickets for Byron! YAY! (Tix on sale for code-holders in about 20 mins from now, in fact.) BUT, after sussing out travel, accommodation off site, organising family stuff and dog sitting etc., read the fine print last night and it turns out that attendance is restricted to under 12 years and over 18s. (I thought this only applied to Lorne.) So the trip's off, as my 14 yo daughter and her friend can't come. So, the...
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Re: Sir David Attenborough a fan of Finn

jane ·
Wow! After Neil, Sir David is my next favorite!
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Re: Finn album discussed by Sweetman

aFINNity ·
Who's Amanda Palmer? Should I know? Please don't tell me. I'm with Neil when it comes to popular culture, ignorance is bliss, though I have been exposed to the gangnam dance. I liked that bottle of absinthe remark. I was drunk on that particular drop the 1st time I heard Intriguer. I fell asleep on the couch, thinking, w hat a crappy album! I changed my mind after I sobered up and played it again. Were you here, unilooney, when SS slammed Intriguer? Things got pretty feisty and Deb closed...
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Re: Finn album discussed by Sweetman

unilooney ·
Yeah, he really doesn't, though he is surprised at how quickly any intelligence can disappear from the comments : Personally, while I don't like everything he says, I on the whole enjoy Sweetman's stuff and On Song (though I'm gutted it seems to have disappeared somewhere while moving house). He knows his stuff, and if prepared to damn an artist for one album and then give a rave review the next, which is pretty much all you can ask for in a reviewer (as opposed to that infamous NME reviewer...
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Re: Finn Lyrics Interpretation Manual

aFINNity ·
Oops, finger trouble or should I say so-called smartphone trouble. This link should work . I wonder why Neil found it so "hilarious" that there was a website where people discussed his lyrics. I found the "revelation" that "Something So Strong" was about caffeine addiction pretty funny. I'm no prude, but "burning and exploding" aside, anyone who thinks "When You Come" is about sex needs a cold shower. It was only a year after commercial radio stations refused to play George Michael's...
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Re: Sharon Finn vocals on Dog Trumpet disc

gryphon ·
Dog Trumpet album "Medicated Spirits" arrived loving it. One song "Made in the world" has a nice nod to Paul Hester in the lyrics..."Hester the Jester they were all funny, all of these people were made in the world, and they did it without raising their voices too high". Even after all this time he still leaves and impact.
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Re: CH Live Video Question

The Ligature ·
I was at this show and remember it vividly - slowpogo is absolutely correct - it was the Fleadh Festival at Finsbury Park in London, June 1994. I'm pretty sure the Maori choir and log drummers were London-based and only joined Crowded House at a portion of the U.K. leg of the Together Alone tour that summer. Peter Jones was on drums so although it was Hester-esue, it was actually Neil's comment during some banter that had arisen on several occasion that night due to the large line of...
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Re: INXS Miniseries

Steve Shealy ·
Listen Like Thieves was the first CD I ever bought. After years of scratched up albums on a cheap system, hearing the intro to "What You Need" blasting out with CD clarity on my new system was almost a religious experience. Saw them live once, and up through X they were a favorite of mine. Not sure they would have made a comeback, but Hutchence's passing was tragic.
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Re: If I want a 25th anniversary edition, I guess I'm gonna have to make it myself!

Paināporo ·
Hot off the press, the 25th anniversary edition of Temple of Low Men! For the cover, I knew I needed to take the typically square cover and turn it into a rectangle but, if you ask me, the original Temple of Low Men cover looks like a poorly photoshopped attempt to take a rectangular cover and make it fit into a square. So, perhaps I'm restoring the cover to its original intent? Anyone who has ever compared the CD cover to the vinyl cover should know that the CD cover is severely lacking...
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Re: NYC -- Le Poisson Rouge

Paināporo ·
After listening to the Largo show, I would like to amend my initial comments on the NYC gig. While it's clear that Largo had more exciting "special guests" and a much longer setlist, the NYC gig definitely had more energy. This was predominantly driven by Liam, who added his crazy electric guitar to the mix in NY, whereas electric guitar was notably absent from the Largo show. So, no, we didn't get to see Mark Hart, Mitchell Froom, or Sebastian Steinberg, but we did get a uniquely energetic...
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Re: Fanclub presale link

gryphon ·
I think you've signed onto the Premium Frenz Forum package which is not the club.. maybe Deb can chime in and explain it? Look in your Email In box though, have looked after you anyway...
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Re: Fanclub presale link

alkady ·
Originally Posted by Astrid: Michiel, Amsterdam link is active now, but needs a password. I don't have a password, even though I preordered the cd from the club. How about you? did you log onto the acc after if you dont i dont think it gets sent
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Re: Fanclub presale link

Astrid ·
I'm sorry Alkady, I don't understand what you mean? How do you mean log on? Where? I did receive a confirmation from peter that my preorder was received and payed. I just tried to also order from the MusicGlue site. I don't mind ending up with two copies if that gets me access now, but I didn't receive a password after buying there..
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Re: Fanclub presale link

alkady ·
Originally Posted by Astrid: I'm sorry Alkady, I don't understand what you mean? How do you mean log on? Where? I did receive a confirmation from peter that my preorder was received and payed. I just tried to also order from the MusicGlue site. I don't mind ending up with two copies if that gets me access now, but I didn't receive a password after buying there.. did you buy off the neil website link? if you did then you have to re log onto the acc then it sends presale pword
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Re: Fanclub presale link

vicarious ·
Originally Posted by alkady: Originally Posted by Astrid: I'm sorry Alkady, I don't understand what you mean? How do you mean log on? Where? I did receive a confirmation from peter that my preorder was received and payed. I just tried to also order from the MusicGlue site. I don't mind ending up with two copies if that gets me access now, but I didn't receive a password after buying there.. did you buy off the neil website link? if you did then you have to re log onto the acc then it sends...
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Re: Fanclub presale link

_Michiel_ ·
Originally Posted by jackietanner: I've just purchased through Neil's website and have logged out then back in again but no sign of password - any suggestions? I bought the LP via Amazon, as Neil points to them as well on his site. Previously I received e-mails from Amazon if a pre-sale was held after buying a record with them. I have to say I was not in the knowledge a pre-sale was held for record buyers at all! Why not combine it with the fanclub pre-sale? As if fanclub members don't buy...
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Re: Fanclub presale link

Ros ·
Having set off for meetings at 6am today, only just had chance to try pre-sale. Ticket price rules me out of attending more than one gig unless, by some miracle, there's still some tickets left after Christmas. Can only get balcony for London, nothing for Manchester & down side for Gateshead. Will try again in the morning, by which time I may have decided which one I actually want to go to!
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Re: Dive Bomber

Above the Kitchen ·
After watching the video a couple of times, I have come to this realization: this is Neil's most complete and effective marriage of sound and vision. It will be hard to separate the two when the album is released.
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Re: Dive Bomber

Comp ·
Originally Posted by Above the Kitchen: After watching the video a couple of times, I have come to this realization: this is Neil's most complete and effective marriage of sound and vision. It will be hard to separate the two when the album is released. That's an interesting perspective. Oddly, even though I've played the video many times, I've yet to actually watch it. I always put it on and then do other computer things. Maybe I should look at it at some point. -Comp
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Re: Largo setlist and reviews, please

KermitDfrog ·
Largo hands out a few printed setlists after shows so I would expect someone to post a complete list later. Personal highlights: World Where You Live with Mitchell Froom on piano- Neil forgot the lyrics and attributed it to having to make room in his head for all the new songs. He apologized to Mitchell for the first and second verse but it only adds to the charm of the show, as far as I'm concerned. The audience was in fine voice for the chorus and the end. The first encore song he chose to...
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Re: NYC -- Le Poisson Rouge

brownie ·
WOW!! The show was WONDERFUL!!! I don't know about Largo getting the better show. Although I was not at Largo, there was nothing shabby at all about the show tonight! My head exploded several times. *laughs* Now THAT was the Neil Finn show I've been waiting for for a very long time. Definitely in my top 5 Neil shows ever (including all his many incarnations). 9 piece string section, Neil mostly at the piano. Stunning music. So very atmospheric. I don't care if Largo was better (and what...
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Re: NYC -- Le Poisson Rouge

Dorothiesall ·
I'm still reeling (3 hours after the show ended). So amazing! Highlights for me: The opening - Neil on piano, blue spotlight, smoke drifting above, entire ensemble at the ready and Neil sings the first few lines of Divebomber in perfect falsetto. Then the strings come in for a crescendo and the entire room takes flight. Stunning! I had chills for the entire first half of the show. Neil's delivery was spot on and this particular gathering of string players added some quirky touches to the new...
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Re: Largo setlist and reviews, please

proudpom ·
Did anyone stick around after the show to talk to Neil? I hung around for a while but had to leave before he came out.
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Re: NYC -- Le Poisson Rouge

Dorothiesall ·
Thanks for the great descriptions everyone (I'm re-living it all over again reading your versions here!) I spoke with Neil for a few minutes after the show and he said that they all "really enjoyed themselves" on stage. (Sorry for the multi-posts last night... I'm limited by a smartphone app that won't let me delete)
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Re: NYC -- Le Poisson Rouge

Dorothiesall ·
Originally Posted by brownie: ... I am usually full of things to say about Neil shows, but this show was so great that I am truly lost for words. I was feeling a lot of wonderful things from the music last night, but oddly for me, I can't seem to verbalize much of it. I'm with you, brownie - I've been experiencing the same loss for words after hearing many of the new songs. Can't explain it really, except that they are very moving and putting words to those feelings seems to limit the...
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Re: Goin' Your Way reviews

Finngirl ·
New at No.5 is “Goin’ Your Way” for Neil Finn and Paul Kelly, which becomes Neil’s third solo Top 10 entry and Paul’s fifth, whilst it’s also Paul’s second highest charting album after “Songs from the South: Greatest Hits”, which spent four weeks at No.2 from June 1997. http://www.noise11.com/news/ar...op-of-chart-20131116
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Re: Goin' Your Way - US

finnmatt ·
Hope other folks get a speedier response from Getmusic, I've emailed them three times this week to ask if my boxset has been posted, still no reply........ Are the DVDs and blurays working for anyone in the uk? all a bit worrying after spending over 60 dollars...
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Re: Goin' Your Way - US

N.F.Addict ·
Originally Posted by finnmatt: Are the DVDs and blurays working for anyone in the uk? all a bit worrying after spending over 60 dollars... Can't vouch for whether the discs will work in UK (I'm in Oz) however I do understand where you are coming from with the cost of purchase and shipping. (Just this day I discovered the entire remastered three-seasons of a fave TV show on iTunes is on offer for $30 AUD per season... I paid $330 AUD a little over 2yrs ago to ship the exact same show on DVD...
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Re: Goin' Your Way - US

Steve Bodd ·
Hi, I'm very sorry that some of you are having problems with VLC after I gave it such a rave review...I have never had any issues, but when I saw some of the replies above I felt a little nervous that I'd passed on some bad advice, so I thought some Googling would be in order... Herewith, a couple of links which may help: http://mergy.org/2010/09/using...or-dvd-region-codes/ and http://www.rightnowintech.com/...on-code-on-your.html In the second of these, the author does note that: " Either...
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Re: Goin' Your Way - US

N.F.Addict ·
amifrenz, you can always send off an email requesting a workable replacement but don't expect an answer til after Christmas/New Year. If they are handing out refunds as opposed to asking customers what they would prefer to do, it sounds as though Universal/EMI have decided NOT to correct the "NTSC/PAL Region 0/Region 4" issue. I hope I'm wrong. It's an enjoyable show to watch and would be unfair to have NTSC frenz forced to miss out on this just because the record company couldn't get their...
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Re: Goin' Your Way - US

N.F.Addict ·
A friend of mine just reminded me of what happened once when we tried to burn a copy of the disc she'd had transferred from VHS to DVD. It was a video of one of our old high school projects. My old computer program changed the format of the content from PAL to NTSC. After burning, we'd tried the copy out on an old TV that was not NTSC compatible and the film rolled like crazy.I'd completely and totally forgot about that! So, there used to be computer software that could do the job of...
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Re: Neil Finn-New Haven-Fanclub presale

gryphon ·
and happy to look after you Johnny glad you scored some tickets...
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Re: Dive Bomber

BRANDO BRANDT ·
Kittybear, I feel exactly the same way about this song, particularly the feeling/sense of Death. I’m not sure exactly how to describe it… It certainly evokes Pink Floyd’s The Final Cut as well as some of the dreamscapes of Neil’s Lullaby Requiem … listening to this sound-collage ( I don’t want to just call it a song) and watching the ethereal images that accompany this piece, I was genuinely moved. It was a weird combination of nostalgia, melancholy and inner-peace. I know this is going to...
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Re: Bad Singles - why does Neil choose such poor singles to promote his music?

Comp ·
Originally Posted by FutureDave: For the record I believe don't stop now, and Saturday sun to be the best choices for singles.. I agree. I don't know why those two get grouped in with this. "Don't Stop Now" is your classic pop song, and given what it represented--Crowded House reforming after a decade--it was pretty much perfect. And as for "Saturday Sun," Intriguer was so subdued as a whole (not a criticism) that I think there was only one other song that even could have been a single--that...
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Re: Dive Bomber

Mariola ·
I listen this song from the day came out and I can say this: My Dear God, how he manage do to it after all these years? From where he put it out,? This is not a song, this is a beauty, this is the most beautifull uncomerciall song I heard in years. So complex, so fulfill, so emotional, so unique, so different; how many things happen there; whistling, orchestra, drumming, lyrics out of any conception (bomber from world war 2??? what an inspiration!!; structure of song that you cant catch it...
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Re: Can A Songwriter Be "Too Honest" In Their Lyrics?

aFINNity ·
Taylor Swift, you mean "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"? Can't stand the song, but had a look at the lyrics, they are pretty full-on. I know people assume it's about Harry from One Direction. I'm just glad they broke up before they recorded a soppy duet! Paul Kelly....I had a few tears, when he sang "Making Gravy" at Sound Relief, thinking of those who had lost family members. It was the line "Who's gonna make the gravy?" that got me going. Some songs are meant to make us cry and...
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Re: Message from Neil Finn

gryphon ·
No Neil was still working on songs this year . I'd say the usual thing with record companies when it's a fresh signing they tend to avoid that Nov-Dec Christmas best Of period- and go for a fresh release after Dec. That would play a huge part. Can't please everyone but he's just happy for those who love his solo stuff to enjoy it. As always we will keep you posted when we know more.
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