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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: 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: Aussie Music Fans Please Help!!!

Donovan ·
ok mister man, here's a list of aussie bands I think are/were credible! You Am I Tim Rodgers Midnight Oil Knievel Augie March Easy Beats Art of Fighting Gersey Paul Kelly Nick Cave The Dirty Three David Bridie/My Friend the Chocolate Cake Frente! Icehouse the Church Bluebottle Kiss Even Tiddas The Saints Karma County Weddings Parties Anything The Fauves La Huva ACDC Johhny O'Keefe ok....that's just off the top of my head....im sure they're are heaps heaps more that I just cant think off...
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Re: Sixpence None the Richer cover DDIO

Fair enough. I can accept your majority very negative opinions Frenz. But IMHHO we should be encouraging MORE artists to cover Finn songs -as if 2 give them more exposure. Personally I would take it as a compliment if any1 covered my song, no matter who or what genre artist does it. Remember these/any artists spend their whole life working hard on their craft. Any thing that is mass produced - SNTR, Britney Spears, Bardot, Popstars, Scandulus, Nikki Webster etc et al has some redeemable...
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Re: Sixpence None the Richer cover DDIO

Secret God (Stew) ·
Yes. w.c.i.b.n. - I always look forward to someone covering one of Neil's songs, even if it does turn out to be crap. It's just good to have, plus to hear how it's interpreted. Apart from Sixpence NTR , none of that crap ( Scandal'us, Nikki Webster, Bardot, Britney Spears ) has "some redeemable quality about it! No, that's NOT just in my opinion . It's called brainwashing people. They know the kids who follow the charts will buy this crap; so market it especially for it, plus it's not the...
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Re: Aussie Music Fans Please Help!!!

Sara ·
[At the risk of starting everything again...] Out of all the lists I've seen here this is actually the one I agree with - Particularly at the moment - Knievel - oh lovely lovely Knievel... Augie March - apparently on their way to England in 2003! Woohoo!! You Am I - possibly one of the most overlooked bands I've ever come across. Everyone seems to go on to much bigger better things while they get left where they are. Why is this? WHY?? Art of Fighting and the wonderful Paul Kelly. But really...
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Re: Tatts! Who has em and what of!

julie pergrem ·
I have a 1.5"x1" tatt (and that's what I call them too, Bedlamite!) of an open window on my right shoulder blade. I got it about 12 years ago when I was working for a local rock band in Cincinnati called "psychodots". They had a great song called "Open Window" that really spoke to me (it's about purging your past and bad memories, and getting on with your life--plus it had a great beat and you could dance to it ), so I decided to immortalize it on my person. Today, when the band occasionally...
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Re: Best Movies EVER!!!

grace0418 ·
These are in no particular order. Moonstruck (I've seen this movie about 100 times. It made me forgive Cher for YEARS of bad career moves. Alas, it was to be one of her only successes in my opinion) A Room with A View (see my comment about Cher above, same goes for Julian Sands) Raising Arizona The Big Lebowski O Brother Where Art Thou? (Coen bros rock!) Mystery Train Ghost World (Steve Buscemi rocks!) Amelie (Oh, my God I love this movie so much. Sorry Heidi, I love you but I guess we can't...
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Re: Mental Notes

RazPutin ·
yto??? yto R zdjel'al....??!! What I meant to say ... was that 'I do agree that Mental Notes was of another 'dimension' It has been so long that I hear it ...Second Thoughts was 'just that'......the addition of certain tracks and a re-thinking of of the production. They are , in my mind, far superior albums, than anything that came later. I agree that the early Enz work, that was more of a collaborative effort with Phil Judd and Tim Finn, reflected a state of mind ...and more!! .......a...
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Re: Mental Notes

Neoptolemus ·
Amen to that.
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Re: What do you do with your used Ink cartridges

stepinmyshoes ·
printer ink cartridge art.
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Re: Medical Oddities

Guest ·
what the... heidi i had chicken pox twice as well, ages 3 and 12. no one told me i couldn't donate blood! lemme think.... well, i was a premature baby, which resulted in a couple of odd things. because i was 3.5 months early (weighed 2 pounds), my stomach and left inner ear were not yet fully developed, so they kept me in an incubator for about three months. then they left me go home. shortly thereafter i became ill to the point of near death (lost a pound in the process), so they stuck me...
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Re: What does everybody do for a living?

grace0418 ·
(1) What do you do for a living? I'm a graphic designer. I work for a publishing company designing stationery, photo albums, gift items...basically a lot of things that say "keepsake." Some of the stuff is cool (like the stuff I design for Target) but the vast majority is crap (everything I do for Avon). I also do freelance graphic design on the side (some cool stuff, some boring stuff for extra money). AND I co-own a handmade stationery/gift company called Green Recliner. Green Recliner...
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Re: Attention OSCARS BUFFS!!!!!

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
OK, before the broadcast, here are my picks (but as you understand, I may change a couple during the broadcast, so my husband will have to vouch for what I got right). Best Actor: Jack Nicholson Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper Best Actress: Nicole Kidman Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Zeta-Jones Best Animated Feature: Ice Age Best Art Direction: Chicago Best Cinematography: Chicago Best Costumes: Chicago Best Directing: Martin Scorsese Best Documentary: Bowling for Columbine Best...
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Re: What does everybody do for a living?

athenazilla ·
wow! you all do some pretty amazing things! the more i get to know about the people on this forum, the more impressed i am with everyone and subsequently, am glad to be part of it. now my um...answers.... 1. I'm a massage therapist. although i have been known to do relief work as an advocate at the women's shelter here and have been known to do the occasional bellygram or restaraunt gig, although i generally don't get paid for bellydancing, lately there's been some of paying gigs so right...
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Re: just felt like sharing this with another forum

Elmo ·
So, what's the new album like? They've changed a lot over the years and it seems that they're not making music anymore but art, that's what it sounds like to me. I long for an album that sounds like The Bends or Pablo Honey but i guess Radiohead are finished with that kind of music. Oh well, at least there's Coldplay. But anyway, i'll be defiantly buy the new album.
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Re: Tarot, Palmistry, Astrology etc....

Tessilo ·
Heidi - Maybe you are a Cancer Moon child or maybe your rising sign is cancer. Ok, time to confess...I enjoy astrology lots! It isn�t just all about the one sign you read about for your birthday. There are Moon and Venus and Mars signs etc...many planets! It�s a bit like a play with different personalities and you can play all the parts in different ways at different times. By the way - Taureans are supposed to have good voices! Hm, I think Bono is one actually... I have studied this and...
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Re: MONEY

Iarla ·
No worries, just a shameless promoter of the IRRIYS(nice acronym-refers to the Irish Record\Release It Yourself Scene, or the Moanin' Dub Major Label Rejects\Steve Albini is god Society) Not so sure if Nick is still knockin' around, PG may be the best one to ask there. If he is, I haven't seen him at any gigs\la-de-dah launches\la-de-dah lunches\art gallery openings\general bohemian mid life crisis pickup places in recent times. Not even a mention in the "Hot Press" (patron magazine of the...
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Re: Way cool Neil art

Bean ·
Must be such a wierd thing to get art from a fan that they have spent lots o' time on. What would you do with it? Neil probably has a closet full of the stuff - that is if he even keeps it.
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Re: job club

grace0418 ·
Heidi that sucks, but good for you handling the situation with aplomb. You know, I've had the opposite, yet somehow similar situation at more than one interview. See, I got a BFA in Art History because, thanks to my sh***y high school, I wasn't able to take any art classes that would've helped me pursue an art career. And being the youngest of eleven kids, I really couldn't count on my parents to guide me when it became clear that art was my calling. So I was scared and backed into Art...
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Re: Way cool Neil art

tonguetied ·
Well being a dabbler in art myself I thought it was pretty cool, though I don't think I would ever have the guts to present it like that, it must have took some courage.
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Re: Early Enz musical influences

Electric Elf ·
Hey Gav, The lone McDonald and Giles album is quite good. Thanks for reminding me about it! I listened to my old vinyl copy a couple times today. It's perhaps not as consistenly good as the first King Crimson record, but it's more soulful, has a nice whimsical streak, and contains stronger jazz, pop, and folk elements than the mother group. I'd say in a way it has more in common with Caravan and the Canterbury sound. I'd never thought about it before, but after listening to McDonald and...
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Re: Mental Notes

Gordon ·
The thing about this album for me was that I virtually hated it at first - the music just didn't make sense to me in the way it flowed (or didnt). For some reason I persisted with a few more listens and was completely hooked. What inspired me was that they seemed to have created their own logic and musical language and once you 'got it' you couldnt get enough of it. Beyond this there is an integrity about it that shines through the production values that some people complain about. The...
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Re: Private Lives album

John ·
I like it too but to my ears it's definitely disjointed. I prefer side one to side two. Here's an interview from Australian mag RAM promoting the album. RAM, December 9, 1983 Invasion of Privacy Phil Judd has become something of a recluse since his Split Enz and Swinger days. Greg Taylor tracks him down and finds that making solo albums is just as traumatic as group efforts. “Once upon a time it was Hastings, New Zealand, a medium sized town surrounded by orchards and hops and tobacco...
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Re: What Happened to Hairy Nuts ??

gryphon ·
Yep as mentioned on both Frenz and TITM list (as well as the latest fanclub update) Paul is finishing off the mixing of his solo CD. He spoke to Reg Mombassa (Mambo, Ex Mental as Anything) about cover art.... I know it's taking it's time, with Paul taking several months off to be with family after his Mums sad passing, plus we had 6 weeks away....Paul also recorded several new songs and decided they should be added.... So thanks for being patient. It's getting close. Hopefully that's...
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Re: oh Suzy V

Orange Peel ·
Hmmmm..I never seem to have got on that well with "Days of Open Hand"..no clue why - maybe i'm just too fond of the "Froom" albums 99.9F (despite of the appalling cover art) and "nine objects of desire" - s'funny I fell back in love with her then even without knowing the connection. Anyways..yep - she's as good as ever, the voice really hasn't changed one bit! I really meant to mention her support act, Martyn Joseph, pretty funny and cool in an impassioned folkie way. Really won me over with...
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Re: How do I get over the guilt? Random ramblings....

grace0418 ·
Sue, she can only make you feel guilty if you let her make you feel guilty. She can lay down a guilt trip but it doesn't mean you have to buy a ticket and climb aboard. If she "just thought" it was something you'd want to do then she was "just wrong." The way I see it, anyone with a brain would realize that you probably wouldn't want to be driving around one day after you just drove hours to be there. I'm not suggesting your MIL doesn't have a brain, but I am suggesting that perhaps she was...
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Re: who has an American teen?

mercury ·
I'm not a parent, but I was once a teen( ) , and so was my sister, and my brother is going into 9th grade now. If she's not into sports, maybe she likes the arts. There are lots of performing arts programs for teens, especially acting, where she can meet other kids. Acting classes can also be a means to boost esteem if you think that's an issue. Another idea is a drawing or pottery class. She may need some outlet for this major life change, and art can be a great way to do that. Photography...
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Re: Are you protected?

grace0418 ·
My office gets viruses coming in all the time (we have really good scanning software, so they don't actually get through, but we do know when the system finds them), but the art department doesn't usually have to worry anyway. Even our very pro-PC techies admit it's so much easier knowing they don't have to worry about the Macs.
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Re: Hands Up: Who Feels Old?

valley ·
WHOA! Talk about memories. I remember when my parents got an 8 track player and it was state of the art. Mom and dad also had a audio tape player too! AT&T had that monopoly and we had to rent our rotary phones from them. Most of the "kids" have never seen _Phycho, Breaker Morant, Gallipolli and Monty Python and the Holy Grail_ has always been a cult film. I remember when John Lennon was killed, and the Who's _Tommy_ was in movie theaters. _Rocky Horror_ was still playing too. I...
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Re: 5 Random Things About Yourself

kia kaha ·
The bewildering thing is, Sara, that cheddar popcorn (yes, popcorn that tastes like cheese) is actually one of the tamer snackfoods available on US supermarket shelves. I swear, these people have raised snacking to some kind of high abstract art. I used to walk along the aisles of my local supermarket in Connecticut for the first few months I was there, simply pointing and laughing. Because if I hadn't laughed, I believe I may have screamed... "Cheese in a spray can? Oh, you have GOT to be...
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Re: 5 Random Things About Yourself

grace0418 ·
I know, spray cheese is pretty over the top. I had the opportunity to go to a snack food convention once. If you think the stuff on the shelves is whacked out, you should see the stuff that doesn't make it. I do believe, though, that the Japanese have the U.S. beat in the snack food department. The flavors, shapes, colors and packaging run the gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous. Not that I'm complaining, I LOVE wasabi peas!
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Re: 5 Random Things About Yourself

annefrancis ·
Not that I would defend glut of strange snack foods in the U.S., but I have to point out the strangest food stuff I've ever seen or heard of is from Australia (and I can link it to a random thing about me to get this back on topic!) RANDOM THING ABOUT ME: My favorite book is called Inconspicuous Consumption by Paul Lukas. It's a compilation of articles from his 'zine called "Beer Frame" which basically catalogs odd food items, random marketing slogans and other nonsense (check out the...
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Re: Crowded House LPs Reissued?

Iarla ·
Hi all, I'm not so sure about the quality being bad on the Artwork of these. Whilst doing my regular vinyl browse in Dublin on a saturday morning, I spot plenty of Simply Vinyl re-issues. The cover art quality is actually quite good, especially on the Dylan albums. my two cent, Iarla
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Re: Amelie's bootless question

athenazilla ·
I have a lot of useless questions some of which actually may 1 day be answered. When you have a knot in your back, what does it look like? How many veils does a person really need? Why does my cat like lettuce and tomatoes? How much glitter would cover a floor entirely? How come the same people leave their groceries in the back of their pick-up trucks again and again and let the ravens take their food? Is it all part of a larger plan or do they just not get it? What exactly is a random...
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Re: album suggestions....?

Sara ·
Aqualung - Still Life . Far far far superior to the debut album i reckon, and just fantastic. A work of art. Has two of the most depressing but beautiful songs I've ever heard on it too - Another Little Hole & Breaking My Heart Again. Amazing. Go buy it. Marshmallow - Marshmallow . As i just said a minute ago in another thread, Marshmallow = Alan Gregg from The Muttonbirds. When he wrote songs in the MB's he was a bit of a king of cliche with his lyrics and i had serious doubts over...
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Re: What do *you* do?

grace0418 ·
Boy there really are a lot of new faces around here! That's great! The more the merrier, I say. Finn fans really do have great taste. Anyway, since there are a lot of new people, I'll post this again. I hope everyone else isn't too sick of me complaining about my stupid job. I am a graphic designer. I design stationery and gift items for stores like Target, Walmart, Kohls, etc. If anyone has bought a green retro-looking photo album/journal with old postage stamps and postcard collage art on...
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Re: I'm gonna be in LA

jane ·
Thanks for letting us know about your trip. I'm about 3 hours north of Long Beach and recovering from a little surgery, so I can't make it. Long Beach has done a lot of redevelopment around the convention center and the Aquarium of the Pacific. My favorite thing in the world is to tour aquariums all by myself, so I know what I'd be doing if it was my afternoon. The Queen Mary has nice views of Long Beach (it looks across to the conv ctr and aquarium) and is fairly well preserved-restored...
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Re: Dog rules

Sandra ·
OMG, tonguetied you uncovered my dog. My Afra is a underground cat. Yes she's a cat involved in a witness-protection programme...cause every point of your cat rules matches to her. So here are some more dog rules: NEWSPAPERS: If you have to go to the bathroom while playing in the front yard, always use the newspaper that's placed in the driveway every morning for that purpose. VISITORS: Quickly determine which guest is afraid of dogs. Charge across the room, barking loudly and leap playfully...
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Re: Upcoming Split Enz shows on NZ Radio

Gordon ·
Guess 'easy' is the wrong word. What I meant was good timing - that the show promotes the CD and visa versa. Mental Notes' 30th is approaching and I recon a remastered re-issue together with extra CD of unreleased tracks, demos, interviews etc would be great. I keep hearing about lack of sales not making this not a 'hot' item but I think in NZ it would be a different matter. Anyway - this is art for art sake. How about another Govt grant? At the time of Mental Notes release the Enz were a...
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Re: Upcoming Split Enz shows on NZ Radio

Neoptolemus ·
Ah, perspective. It ruins everything. Such hypocrisy - it was voted the #1 NZ album of all time, yet there just isn't a lot of interest there. But it really is a work of art, and it should be appreciated by more people. A remaster would certainly eliminate all the problems people seem to have with the sound quality, and make it more accessible to modern ears - there are people who can't get past the supposedly poor production (I've never heard anything wrong with it, but I'm biased). Surely...
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Re: Enz videos on C4 tonight (NZ)

Jeffrey Soldau ·
> Interesting to learn that "History Never Repeats" was the > second video clip ever screened on MTV in the USA. (The first > was The Buggles of course.) Sorry, but this is wrong. Time Heals by Todd Rundgren was the next video played on MTV after "Video Killed The Radio Star". To wit, from a bio on Todd at Sanctuary Records: 1981: Time Heals, the first music video to utilize state-of-the-art compositing of live action and computer graphics (produced and directed by Todd), becomes...
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Re: Rufus Wainwright

Martine ·
Hi Carl Yea...I was lucky enough to see Rufus in concert this past April and he sure puts on an entertaining show....he had me on the edge of my seat and I was swooning during some of the real emotional songs...got me in good practise to see the Finns a few months later. He performed one or two songs that he said he was working on for his next album (Want Two ?) one was about a little girl who was so in love with her art teacher that she bought a famous painting that he admired once she was...
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Re: Best last track?

CJ ·
Cheers cinnamon - I'm sure I could find a dozen great threads to resurrect if i could be bothered. And my vote goes to Together Alone, without a doubt. Art as much as music, like the whole album. Chris.
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Re: Best last track?

cinnamon ·
yes this song is brilliant - i love the tribal sound. although i also love time immemorial - a great way to end a compilation of lost songs. the finns really put a lot of effort into track listings, dont they? all their albums end on the right note (controversy surrounds 'i'm still here' which isnt really an end song anyway)- u just know u've listened to the last song - it really couldnt be any better
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A flashback to 1980s and reviews of Crowded House's first two albums

aki ·
So I came across these classic reviews from Robert Christgau from back in the day and found an innaresting reflection.On the self-titled debut, presumably prior to "Don't Dream It's Over" becoming a big hit in the States (it stalled on the charts for...
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Re: RIP Paul...

Phillip E. Hardy ·
My wife just told me that she heard Paul had passed on the radio this morning. I am so completely shocked and saddened that this great player with so much talent and spirit has taken his own life. I feel as bad as when the great Stuart Adamson of Big Country committed suicide in late 2001. Both of these men made music with my favorite bands and created art that has had a profound impact on my life. Paul�s untimely passing is therefore much more devastating to his family and to those who knew...
 
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