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Re: Finn album discussed by Sweetman

aFINNity ·
So....the great New Zealand Knocker strikes again! Yeah, it's basically a positive blog, but he still manages to have a not-so-subtle dig. I was surprised to read that Finn came after Altitude. The cracks in Tim's voice are beginning to show on Altitude, where as I've never really noticed them on Finn. Many singers peak in their 40s and I think Tim had reached his on B&A. Just listen to the perfect breath control on "In Your Sway", absolutely stunning! So , have I forgiven the inaptly...
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Re: Finn album discussed by Sweetman

aFINNity ·
I took off for my morning power walk after getting the above off my chest. I channelled my aggression, pounded the turf, punched the air, listened to Mozart (who says you can't power walk to 3/4 time) and I wondered if I'd gone a bit too far. If you're Simon Sweetman and you're reading this, please refer to my buddy, Bender above. Anyone else, I am sorry if I offended you. I'm thinking of making SS an offer: If he gets me to NZ, I will get him into shape for free, potentially saving his...
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Re: ARIA Awards public vote for Finn/Kelly tour

Finngirl ·
Good news, the link is working again after being down for several days. You can vote more than once
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Re: The View is worth the Climb Lyrics?

Budbudabuddha ·
I think this one is still missing from the series: Certain Way Last night I was so down hearted I couldn't sleep if I wanted to Let down by the ones I trusted Changing what I thought was true It's no use Day after day Pretending life is a certain way Bow down to the needs of someone They'll never be satisfied Feel the full force of their fury When their appetite is denied It's no use Day after day Pretending life is a certain way You're driving everyone one away Pretending life is a certain...
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Re: The View is worth the Climb Lyrics?

Budbudabuddha ·
With slight corrections after actually listening to it: Keep Talking Maybe if I keep you talking You can face another day Fighting off your isolation I'll hang on every word you say ’Cos words are precious they bring us together Restore our faith in things that otherwise fail It might get ugly before it gets easy But your human heart will prevail if we Keep talking I'm listening Keep talking And come what may We're gonna Send a message To each other Keep talking Send some pearls My way I'm...
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Re: Brand New Pic Of NEIL, "Heaven That I'm Making"

aFINNity ·
I started a new thread, because I really wanted people to take a look. So, let me tell you a bit about it: I started with this pic here: I put it against a Te Awamutu sunset, same one as I used here: As sunsets go, it wasn't so spectacular. No clouds to illuminate, only stars that my crappy phone cam couldn't see. I came up with something, but SO didn't like it. He's never been my biggest fan, but when somebody says, "What you trying do do/say?", you know it's a duff. I liked the trippy...
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Re: Falsetto

N.F.Addict ·
Originally Posted by Above the Kitchen: ...his use of falsetto as a cry, a plead to hold on for more time is so moving. I can't imagine him singing it any other way while still capturing the emotion of the lyric. That part of your post reminds me very much of Fall At Your Feet - another classic example of Neil's use of falsetto. Not so much today when the song is performed live but definitely on the album recording. Just listen for the last line in the bridge after the "...who knows where...
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Re: RIP Paul...

jig ·
i was introduced to crowded house by a girlfriend (Kirsten Orwick, if she reads this forum) who waxed poetic about going to the shows in southern california and meeting the band. i remember now her telling stories about how funny one of them was, and how much fun it was to talk to him while the rest of the group bantered in the background. it was mostly these stories that got me started listening to the group, but the music kept me. in any event, i realize now that she had to be talking...
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Coen ·
All wish anyone close or loving towards Paul Hester strength and sharing togetherness. Just logged in to wish to say, that in my Oz time I think I saw Paul Hester play in Deckchairs Overboard. (Is that right ?) They were a fresh and great band. And I would like to thank Paul for his share in that. Specially thinking of Nick Seymour and the others around him in music, to be able to carry this big loss. I've read Paul Hester in an interview, and he was so specifically mentioning life and...
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Vic ·
Today I read in the paper the Finn`s will probably cancel their shows in Holland. It would have been the first time I`d seen them live. It makes such an impact on all which is hard to believe. After reading all of the posts in this forum I have been searching the net on news of his death, and come to realize the importance of Crowded House and the contribution of Paul Hester. As I have written before I have lost a friend who was suffering from depressions before and went under the same...
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Re: RIP Paul...

Kazzah ·
I've now joined and can post my feelings. I'm still in shock after hearing that Paul had died :'( I can't believe he's gone. I met Paul in February 1994 after Crowded House played at Raiders Niteclub in Queanbeyan. The gig was just amazing and 'Hessie' decided to headbutt his microphone during 'Sister Madly' and the audience were in stitches. Paul was actually gracious enough to let me kiss him on the cheek and I got the band's autographs. That is one memory I'll cherish. My heart goes out...
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adrian ·
dear all, the first and probably the only post i'll do in here. i'm currently lucky enough to be travelling the world. I was first exposed to CH when listening to 'American Top 40' on radio on a Sunday night, in Melbourne, as a kid. Casey Casem (spelling?) described them as "the band from downunder trying to catch the deluge in a paper cup". I remember it distinctly. I was hooked on the song immediately. To me, "Don't Dream..." remains the greatest recorded pop song I've ever heard. A love...
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Re: concerts in Holland

Demon in lipstick ·
Unfortunately I am one of those people!! I am coming from the US for 8 shows, finally have the time and money to go overseas for the first time and thought I'd go to as many gigs as possible. Fortunately I get to see the first 3 I was going to. I had arranged as a nice thing to do for a friend who has been going through a rough time for her to meet up with me in Copenhagen for the Denmark and Germany shows; I feel so bad for her because after all the juggling and finagling, she won't see any...
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Crowdieman ·
Had a day of work today so i decided to make it my own Personal Paul hester tribute day! I wore my Together alone tour shirt all today in honour of the great man Paul hester.Also been singing my heart out to all the crowded house albums and videos all day leaving my throat sore but i don't care. I think singing the songs i love in my bedroom with the stereo on full blast is just how paul liked his music,loud!!!!!!!!I feel alot better for it too just like i hoped Neil and Tim feeled after...
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Re: Media release about concert rescheduling and cancellations

Aeroman ·
Don't you think it's a bit of a coincidence all the small venues have been cancelled though? Why couldn't they be left as they stood. The boys are back in Europe in time for them. The venues that have had to be postponed in the next seven days could have been scheduled after the 23rd, the last small venue date. I would have thought it's easier to schedule something in a months time than in the next ten days, which is what has been miraculously achieved. A business decision has been made at...
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Re: RIP Paul...

annamoty ·
I don't know what to say. Havent done this before, but thought I may sleep better if I wrote my feelings down. I am truly devasted that this wonderful man felt so alone when there are so many people who feel more like friends than simple fans. I have had the pleasure of meeting the boys on a few occasions, after concerts and spending the day with them when they filmed the clip for "Four seasons in one day". I agree with everyone here, my friends and family dont understand how I feel so I...
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Re: RIP Paul...

Half-Full ·
WARNING: The following post may qualify as "too much information". Only read it if you're sure you want to hear it. That it is about me isn't important or even relevant. I just hope it will enlighten someone, somewhere, and just maybe it will make a difference. Just look at the optimistic name I have. Half-Full.......is my glass half full? You bet it is. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful children. I see the good in people and the positive that comes out of adversity. I don't think...
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Palin ·
Words always seem so inadequate at times like these, but I want to try and express how very sorry I am for Paul and his loved ones. This situation is sad beyonds words. I never met Paul personally, but the Split Enz concerts in the late 1970s at The Roundhouse in London were the highlights of my youth. The music of Split Enz was a real passion which I was fortunate to share with my brother and my best friend at school. Since then the Finn music in one form or another has kept me company...
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buono ·
I posted some comments yesterday at http://alifeonthenet.com and have now updated it with some audio from Monday night's show with Neil, Tim and Nick on stage. They are totally unofficial recordings and very poor quality as I recorded them on my mobile (although you get used to it!). If someone thinks they should be removed then I will do that but in the absence of anything better I hope you will enjoy the chance to hear some of what was said. I only found out about Paul's death about 10...
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Re: RIP Paul...

Shaani ·
lilou...I absolutely agree with your comment about having to explain why it matters. It just does!! Some of the comments I've had from non-frenz have been "oh gee, that's no good" or "which one was he again?" or even from one person (whom I'm not sure I'll ever speak to again) "what's your problem, you didn't know him"...they do not understand how painful it is to hear that right now but all you guys on here do understand and I can't imagine what it would have been like without this forum. I...
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Re: RIP Paul...

deb _k ·
I was sent this about a year after my husbands suicide & to me it made sense so thought i would post it on the forum it is called THE CUP ANALOGY There is a cup of water sitting on a table.It is so full, it is rounded at the top.One or two drops of water are addded to the cup & it spills over.What caused the water to spill? We want to blame the last one or two drops, but in an empty cup it would not spill. It was not the water in the cup prior to the drops being added, because if...
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Re: RIP Paul...

Tally ·
I'm new here, this is my first post but it won't be my last, I only wish I hadn't found out about this board in such tragic circumstances. I'm in the never had a chance to even see Paul play live crowd, I was too young, being only 12 when Paul left the band, but his music has been such a part of my life. I finally give up, after three days of trying to compose something eloquent or substantial to say, I'm just going to post what I feel. I found out, through my sister on Monday that Paul had...
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Re: RIP Paul...

lamb ·
Hi everyone I�m also a first poster, and although I�m a fan club member, I only really discovered this wonderful forum after I heard the tragic news about Paul�s death on the radio Monday morning. Many of you share the same feelings as I do so I won�t repeat that all. It is indeed hard to explain to any non-frenz what feelings this loss brings up to me, but reading these pages A-Z brought a lot of comfort and I do feel normal again here amongst frenz. Thank you for that. I have seen my...
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Re: RIP Paul...

C Coffin ·
I don't know if Paul could know how much joy and happiness he brought into my life through his music. There was a truth to it, as with all Crowded House music, reassuring, comforting, and entertaining in its honesty. I remember my grandfather telling me how much he appreciated "My Telly's Gone Bung" when I played it for him--"The funny thing about that song," he said, "is that even when your telly wasn't going bung, there were only two channels in New Zealand to watch anyway!" It was humble...
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Re: RIP Paul...

hermitmcdermitt ·
Like so many others, I just registered on this forum and am feeling compelled to write my own message. Wasn't going to, because I didn't know what to say that hadn't already been said, or, more importantly, what my motivation for posting really was. (Random obscure Enz reference aside: What will guide my, er, cursor? Pride? Nostalgia? The urge to tidy up after myself? Etc) But now I think I know. I want to add my own voice to the wonderful chorus of voices on this forum that collectively...
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Re: RIP Paul...

Tanchira ·
WARNING: Personal crap about me. Sorry! Man. I'd been up ten hours the other night reading these posts, and so far tonight/this morning my time, I've spent the better part of six hours doing the same. Yeah, I was kind of wondering about the dogs myself (I have four dogs) but I figured they'd be okay. It's actually kind of nice to find here big fans who are my age or younger, or new fans like me who are older than me. And fellow French speakers hehe And fellow Bloggers and iPodders! What a...
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Re: RIP Paul...

AnnieMay ·
My 5 yo wanted to hear "some groovin' music mum", so I put on Something so Strong and maybe Now We're Getting Somewhere. He knew one of these musicians had died and that I was sad, but that was about it of course. After wiggling about the room he stops and says "Wow! Listen to those drums!" Then he proceeds to pick up his colored pencils, sit down and try to copy the drumming! "That's it Mum, I'm going to be a drummer!" Made me smile. Sorry I have lost the link now but Ninemsn have a video...
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Nads000 ·
I just read the post from Finn Light where they quoted Amyglennmovie when they asked "How will Paul's family cope in the coming weeks....." When my son passed away, people came with food and flowers for days. I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep, and still these people came. I saw them, because I knew that at that time I had to ease THEIR pain. Their loss was more real than mine somehow, because when they showed up, he was still alive. He was still with them. After his funeral, they stopped...
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Winterpumpkin ·
*Sits in astonishment* That is an incredible, very touching story. Wow. My faith in the kindness of the human race is increased . Thanks so much for sharing that. My condolances to you on the loss of your son, too, by the way. I'm willing to hear suggestions, too-if we could do something for them that's as kind as what that lady did for you, that would be absolutely wonderful. Angela
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Half-Full ·
Wow, deb, thank you so much for that. That rings so very, very true for me. And thanks to all of you who have kindly expressed your concern for me. My intention was to hopefully give some insight, and to make others like me feel less alone. Private messages I've received have shown that I've been successful in acheiving just that to at least some degree. I'm grateful for that....it makes it all worthwhile
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nernan ·
I like many people can't seem to get my head around all this. At work today i was thinking of family and friends of Paul who walk into his house after tthis all happened. To see his tea cup sitting on a table, his socks on the floor, the little things that are still there after he has gone. I know when my dad died last year i couldnt bring myself to throw away the last newspaper crossword he did or wash his doona cover. Its the smallest things that make it seem so hard.
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AnnieMay ·
I watch video after video and often I just catch my breath - oh wow he is so beautiful. That smile just breaks my heart now (though I think it always did!). I love that really, really young stuff like Something So Strong, he looks so *young* and innocent. Uggh that cartwheel gets me everytime I heard from The Mayor of Bayside yesterday that he and the Mayor of Pt Philip are meeting to decide where to place a memorial and what form it will take.
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emsie ·
Hi. I just saw this obituary in the UK's Guardian newspaper - don't think it's been posted yet... apologies if it has already. Obituary Paul Hester Pop-rock drummer known for his humour and stage antics Dave Laing Tuesday March 29, 2005 The Guardian During the 1980s and 1990s, Crowded House was among Australasia's most renowned pop-rock bands, with 13 top-10 hits in Britain alone. Although the group's figurehead was singer, guitarist and songwriter Neil Finn, drummer Paul Hester, who has...
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pharmgirl ·
Another nice article from the Melbourne Age... Remembering Hessie Brian Nankervis recalls his charismatic, exuberant mate Paul Hester, who ended his life last week. I first met Paul Hester in an old church hall on the Acland Street hill in 1986. I was in a play at Theatreworks called Cake, and Paul, the boyfriend of a company member's daughter, had been asked to write a song that could close the show. It was a catchy song about the joys of eating cakes in Acland Street, the romantic cosiness...
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detroit rock city ·
I've never felt compelled to write before hearing about Paul last week- I've used this source to hear what was happening and loved reading posts, but liked to live vicariously via you fine people. Today, after a lot of deliberate thinking over the past week (driving 12 hours from New Jersey to Michigan with two kids will do that to you), I thought I needed to write. It's too much to think about privately. I read a post earlier in the week where someone said that the music made by Split...
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rude ·
Just to add my two pence worth...I have been a crowded house fan since about '91, but have only just come to the frenz forum. I have been craving contact with frenz after what happened and so have been reading the forum this week for a bit of comfort. Crowdies were the first (and only) band I ever really got into big time- and one big reason for that was Paul. Every time you came away from a gig you had a big smile on your face, because of the humour, and the happy and friendly atmosphere...
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Kazzah ·
I noticed that too! I listened to Live At The Wireless, lying on my sofa and was laughing so hard during the 'Sister Madly Polka' and then lost it during 'Fall At Your Feet' - luckily, I live on my own and don't after to worry about flatmates being embarrased.
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Kazzah ·
I'm here and feeling very weepy after listening to Recurring Dream - The Best Of earlier, listening to the Triple J tribute and watching 'RockWiz'. RIP Hessie
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cumulo nimbus ·
(oops! I meant to post this here...like I said first time! ) I guess I�ve finally got the courage to post today. (This will be my first post anywhere, sorry in advance for the wordiness.) I have to admit to being a lurker for the past year now. I wanted to thank all the fans who have kept this forum/site going. Thanks in part to you I realized a dream this past year, seeing the Finn Brothers, not once, but twice after 24 years of fanship! Ironic now that some of the credit must go to Paul...
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RedGirl ·
Just found these two articles from the newspapers: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2005/04/02/1112302282135.html ------------------------------------------- and
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Gnomie ·
To Deb K - re the cup analogy Thank you - I really identified with your analogy, and feel that it applied totally to my brother, who died sadly a year ago, after suffering depression, and a lifetime of pain. It may apply also to Paul, another sad and tragic loss.
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also ·
Hi All, I had to wait for my login to be approved heres my post from yesterday during the jjj tribute . . . Although I have been reading the forums every day since I heard about Pauls death I didnt think I "deserved" a post of my own here. I dont have all the albums, Id never been to a concert, I didnt know Paul or any of crowded house personally and i never bought the t-shirt. Its a bloody hot day here in Adelaide today and after going out this afternoon i had a nap on the couch while I was...
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Re: RIP Paul...

noamark ·
My Dad introduced me to Split Enz at a very young age, after that I took all of his records into my room and nearly 25 years later I haven't given them back. CH were the soundtrack to my adolescence. Formative years and a formative figure in "Hester the Jester". One sadly missed but remembered with a smile. These messages - all 25 pages now! have been amazing and a wonderful testament to a wonderful life. Today, the day of Paul's funeral, I played CH loud and proud for all the neighbours to...
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ash1296 ·
What unusual weather here today in Melbourne....absolutely 4 seasons in one day! Intermittent showers, sunshine and strong winds! Quite symbolic don't you think? Feeling rather awkward, I finally went to the park to pay my repsects to my idol of the past 15-20 years. On the drive there, the sky was very black but all of a sudden, a single mesmerising ray of sunshine shone through. It was almost magical - I like to think that at that moment, Paul was laid to rest. The wind at the park was...
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Mrs Hairy Legs ·
i think paul's funeral is today. i don't know if it is but i've had the feeling it might be. it's taken nearly a week for it to sink in. when i found out last week i was gobsmacked, breathless. it's taken a week. some part of me was saying, you're an adult now, you have greater responsibilities, this is not who you are anymore. you don't care about rockstars who die, or tv stars or movie stars. you're an adult and you must behave and think and feel in an adult fashion. today i said, screw...
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silent stream ·
really interesting feature on hester, depression, the local music scene ... revealing comments midway thru about the relationship between paul/nick and neil ... http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2005/04/02/1112302282135.html There was a dark side to Paul Hester that had long troubled his friends, yet no one was prepared for his lonely death last weekend. Paul Hester was in his element making Crowded House's first album in the US. Unlike Neil Finn, the early-to-bed front-man who tortured...
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becca_077 ·
I completely agree.. It feels like everyone I speak to's worlds should have stopped, and they should be as devastated as I am. Its so hard to understand when people seem unaffected by Paul's tragic passing. This is my first post also, and Im really grateful for the people that have been members of this wonderful group of fans for years opening up to us newbies, and being so welcoming to our posts. I never got to see CH live..I was 10 when Paul left the group, but as young as I was, I still...
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zenbo ·
I was suicidal on several occasions. On one occasion I found myself wandering down circular quay aimlessly, and I followed the beautiful music emenating from the opera house. It was crowded houses last concert. After that I realised how many great things there were in the world. I lived through it and I thank god whenever I remember how down I was. Thank you crowded house for helping to heal my saddness on that night. zb
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silent stream ·
a new obituary from the smh today... Cheeky larrikin stole the show By John Clifforth "Show me the love" was one of Paul's favourite sayings. He would use it when you were going for a difficult putt or laying down a vocal in his recording studio. He lived by this motto, too, and since his tragic and lonely death in Elsternwick Park, much of the love he inspired has been evident. Paul was the cheeky rover who gets in and fairly steals the play from the big boys. Our loveable larrikin, poking...
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Mog & Nog ·
Good evening fellow Crowdies It's been a week now since I heard the news and it still doesnt lie with me at all and probably wont ever. I've read this thread through and it does Paul proud. I dont claim to know Paul, that is just a lovely life held by the few but I did meet him in England once, although you'll have to excuse me but the dates and times evade me if I am asked to be exact. It was approx 1995 and I remember it was cold, but then for England thats pretty standard all year round.
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