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Neil did a fangradio today - from LA while sharon was cooking dinner in the background... he even read out my msg and played my request

i wrote that it was a lovely blue sky autumn day in sydney and that it was concerning what appears to be coming over the horizon in a few weeks with corona... i ended it with “love this life” and so he played love this life...

he spent some time talking about the concerns / fears of coronavirus and importance of music and community.

(my line dropped out before i heard much more or any musings on how the band is going.)

hang in there frenz its gonna get worse before it gets better

another fangradio friday...

 

 

 

 

 

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According to neilfinn

Songs sung by Neil with acoustic guitar on Wednesday 18th March 2020 included:
Don’t Dream It’s Over
Better Be Home Soon
Love This Life
Distant Sun
Rest of the Day Off
Something So Strong (original demo arrangement)
Catch The Wind

... I also missed the broadcast, so hope someone recorded it because Neil might choose not to archive these short events

 

It's great he's doing this,  however, working at home and taking care of kids had made me miss this twice even though I was aware of it. Neil's music is huge bright spot for me and I would really appreciate it if we were able to view the shows when we are able. I hope he would archive these. It would mean a lot to the fans that couldn't see it.

In2FINN2 posted:

FANGRADIO IS ON NOW !!! and the whole family joining in: Sharon, Liam, Elroy oooh the joy of harmonies on

Weather with you

Driving me mad

Fire in your belly

WENDY MELVOIN joins tha chat requesting Fall at your feet !!

Message to my girl

Fall at your feet

Pineapple head

Energy spent

Don't dream it's over 

I requested Message To My Girl on Twitter, but then missed it! Did anyone record it?

Neil solo today ... in truly glorious sound quality:

Gentle hum - guitar version !

Wherever you are

Four seasons in one day

Locked out

Spicks and Specks [Bee Gees] , well part of ... as well as snippets of Tom Jones' back catalogue

Won't give in [Finn Brothers]

new song - faded out ... and Neil concluded next broadcast same time tomorrow  .. that's four in a row

 

 

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18th March 2020
Don’t Dream It’s Over
Better Be Home Soon
Private universe
Distant Sun
Love This Life
Something So Strong (original demo arrangement)
Rest of the Day Off
Catch The Wind

19th March 2020
Weather with you
Driving me mad
Fire in your belly [Liam Finn]
We Know What It Means - considered but NOT played
Message to my girl (dedicated to Wendy Melvoin)
Fall at your feet (requested by Wendy Melvoin)
Pineapple head
Energy spent [Liam Finn]
Don't dream it's over

20th March 2020           
Gentle hum - guitar version !
Wherever you are
Four seasons in one day
Locked out
Spicks and Specks [Bee Gees] - well part of ... as well as snippets of Tom Jones' back catalogue
To Sir With Love [Lulu] - part of
Won't give in [Finn Brothers]
new song - exerpt/faded out

21st March 2020  
Neil, Liam and Elroy in a "sauna cave" with absolutely superb sound
Distant Sun
English Trees
Private Universe
Mean to me
It's Only Natural

Broadcasts have been archived on fangradio/showreel/ as well as neilfinn.com/fangradio except for 20th March 2020 - this broadcast is not available for replay -

... definitely more broadcasts to come 

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UK Neil posted:

These Fangcasts are great .. listened two archived on NF website and played along  (badly) on everything  but for a few moments I was "in the band" .. dream on ..haha.. keep it going.......

I do the same 👍🏻 It's bedtime here when they're on, which is a perfect conclusion. The dog left the room yesterday with a disgusted look during Message to my Girl, but I don't know whether it was my singing or Neil's creative piano playing. 

Mica posted:
UK Neil posted:

These Fangcasts are great .. listened two archived on NF website and played along  (badly) on everything  but for a few moments I was "in the band" .. dream on ..haha.. keep it going.......

I do the same 👍🏻 It's bedtime here when they're on, which is a perfect conclusion. The dog left the room yesterday with a disgusted look during Message to my Girl, but I don't know whether it was my singing or Neil's creative piano playing. 

@UK Neil practice makes perfect ...

@ Mica, my guess is it was neither your singing nor Neil's creative piano playing ... but the fact that you were sending out The Message to "your girl" instead of your four-legged companion ... aaah some dogs never understand LOOOL ... anyway, you've my day

In2FINN2 posted:

@ Mica, my guess is it was neither your singing nor Neil's creative piano playing ... but the fact that you were sending out The Message to "your girl" instead of your four-legged companion ... aaah some dogs never understand LOOOL ... anyway, you've my day

Ah, that'll be it, thanks, the singing shall continue then 😉 And you're right, he's a he, and dogs are just needy. 

In Love With It All posted:

Worth catching live if you can because the sound quality of the live broadcast seems to be a lot better than the archived versions.  Listened to a couple of the archived versions and the sound was compressed and distorted, whereas the live broadcasts sound terrific.

The archived audio is the same 192kbs stereo mp3 quality as the live stream. Until a few days ago, Neil was simply using the built in mic on his MacBook Pro. But now Liam has rigged up decent microphones and a mixer. 

I’m adding the setlist and any photos and videos to www.neilfinn.com/Fangradio 

Jaffaman posted:

The archived audio is the same 192kbs stereo mp3 quality as the live stream. Until a few days ago, Neil was simply using the built in mic on his MacBook Pro. But now Liam has rigged up decent microphones and a mixer. 

I’m adding the setlist and any photos and videos to www.neilfinn.com/Fangradio 

The sound from the last few has been really good. And the more lo-fi ones were charming, they're just people stuck at home crowding around a laptop with a guitar, in the way most of us currently are. Very lucky that he already had a routine for this... the broadcasts have been a nice diversion. The other day I grabbed a bass and played a long for a bit. The internet enables some fun moments.

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23rd March 2020
Note: broadcast began later due to mixlr "overload" but we got a real treat of a show !
NEIL SOLO in SUPERB SOUND

Moon River [Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer]
Baudelaire poem read by Neil
Not The Girl You Think You Are
Love Is Emotional (guitar !)
Missing Person [Split Enz]
improv - This Is A Song That Hasn't Been Written Yet, For You
Alone (piano - double track voice)

In2FINN2 posted:

23rd March 2020
Note: broadcast began later due to mixlr "overload" but we got a real treat of a show !
NEIL SOLO in SUPERB SOUND

Moon River [Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer]
Baudelaire poem read by Neil
Not The Girl You Think You Are
Love Is Emotional (guitar !)
Missing Person [Split Enz]
improv - This Is A Song That Hasn't Been Written Yet, For You
Alone (piano - double track voice)

Moon River [Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer]
Solitude - Baudelaire poem read by Neil
Not The Girl You Think You Are
Love Is Emotional (guitar !)
Missing Person [Split Enz]
improv - This Is A Song That Hasn't Been Written Yet, For You
Alone (accompanying the recording)  - thanks Guy.

In2FINN2 posted:
FutureDave posted:
Plug posted:

this broadcast is not available for replay

Can anyone fix that?

Is it possible it’s because there was a “new song excerpt” at the end of this one?

maybe ... Neil played that segment of what he had been working on that day because of a "sense of occasion".

Was it a full band studio recording or something he was working up at home?

Cityscape posted:
In2FINN2 posted:
FutureDave posted:
Plug posted:

this broadcast is not available for replay

Can anyone fix that?

Is it possible it’s because there was a “new song excerpt” at the end of this one?

maybe ... Neil played that segment of what he had been working on that day because of a "sense of occasion".

Was it a full band studio recording or something he was working up at home?

It was something Neil had worked on that day, Cityscape 

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24th March 2020
Neil, Elroy and Liam

Suffer Never
I Got You
Only Talking Sense
Any Other Way
buffering issues so did not hear the next minutes of the broadcast
Black And White Boy
Together Alone (SUBLIME VERSION)

Didn't think the broadcast sound could get any better but my oh my ... LIAM's studio wizzardry
Unfortunately there were buffering issues; a whole lot more people interacting attending the broadcast live. Neil pointed out the show would be archived ... and DJd an "afterparty" as well

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25th March 2020
Neil SOLO (new microphone)

I Can't Give You Anything But Love [Jimmy McHugh (music) and Dorothy Fields (lyrics), also perfomed by Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt & Freddy Taylor, ...]
reading a love letter from Katherine Mansfield to John Middleton Murray
Love This Life
Lost Island  !!
Fall At Your Feet - Anniversary request
Julia [The Beatles - John Lennon]
Catherine Wheels - take 1
Catherine Wheels - take 2
When You Come  ... vocal FULL ON, hence some clipping , the new mike passing the initiation test

These are GLORIOUS shows !! So Grateful 

26 March 2020
Neil and Sharon

Either Side Of The World
Dizzy Heights (guitar !) - with Sharon oo-oohs
buffering ... buffering ... didn't catch the next couple of minutes
Try Whistling This (guitar !)
Italian Plastic - in honour of Paul Hester as well as the people in Italy
Anytime - Sharon to the rescue with and on keyboards after Neil cried out "Sharon, Help !" - priceless moment ...
She Will Have Her Way

... priceless show ... PRICELESS KINDNESS !

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In2FINN2 posted:

25th March 2020
Neil SOLO (new microphone)

I Can't Give You Anything But Love [Jimmy McHugh (music) and Dorothy Fields (lyrics), also perfomed by Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt & Freddy Taylor, ...]
reading a love letter from Katherine Mansfield to John Middleton Murray
Love This Life
Lost Island  !!
Fall At Your Feet - Anniversary request
Julia [The Beatles - John Lennon]
Catherine Wheels - take 1
Catherine Wheels - take 2
When You Come  ... vocal FULL ON, hence some clipping , the new mike passing the initiation test

These are GLORIOUS shows !! So Grateful 

I had somehow missed this one!!  Which means I can listen to it now! 🙂👍

Thanks for posting. 


“Lost Island” is one of my all time favourite Neil songs and one I had asked for in the madly scrolling chat window a few shows ago.  

This has made my (Sun)day! 


Love and best wishes to all, from a wet and windy east of England. 

Weightless Astronaut posted:
In2FINN2 posted:

25th March 2020
Neil SOLO (new microphone)

I Can't Give You Anything But Love [Jimmy McHugh (music) and Dorothy Fields (lyrics), also perfomed by Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt & Freddy Taylor, ...]
reading a love letter from Katherine Mansfield to John Middleton Murray
Love This Life
Lost Island  !!
Fall At Your Feet - Anniversary request
Julia [The Beatles - John Lennon]
Catherine Wheels - take 1
Catherine Wheels - take 2
When You Come  ... vocal FULL ON, hence some clipping , the new mike passing the initiation test

These are GLORIOUS shows !! So Grateful 

I had somehow missed this one!!  Which means I can listen to it now! 🙂👍

Thanks for posting. 


“Lost Island” is one of my all time favourite Neil songs and one I had asked for in the madly scrolling chat window a few shows ago.  

This has made my (Sun)day! 


Love and best wishes to all, from a wet and windy east of England. 

@Weightless Astronaut glad you got your request played ... it's quite hectic at times during the chat trying to keep up with the occasional tidal wave of responses after a song has ended ... these shows being a Sea of Joy we gladly dive into !

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29th March 2020
Neil SOLO (guitar)

Quicksand [David Bowie]
Mother Nature [Neil Young]
reading a poem by Arthur Rimbaud
The Climber - a few chord struggles
Love Song [Elton John]
Nothing's Gonna Change My World [The Beatles]
Better Be Home Soon

... after show, Neil very briefly returned on Fangradio just to let us hear he'd won the struggle and re-MASTERed those chords ... how cool is that ! 

Once bitten ... FOREVER FANGED !

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hmy, either that one-hour-forward-to-summer-time switch or my short term memory not serving me very well last night ... thanks for the corrections Thom and Guy.

29th March 2020
Neil SOLO (guitar)

Quicksand [David Bowie]
After The Goldrush [Neil Young]
reading a poem by Arthur Rimbaud
The Climber - a few chord struggles
Love Song [Elton John]
Across The universe [The Beatles]
Better Be Home Soon

apparently "This broadcast is not available for replay" on neilfinn.com or mixlr

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Thoroughly enjoying these shows - do want to make an observation about the playing tho....

i really do feel elroy in particular is sitting behind the beat mostly on the crowdies tracks - interestingly he seems to have a better feel for liam’s songs than his dads ... and even tho many of his dad’s songs are staples of the canon! 

elroy was solid on cold feet today but on previous days it really does feel like he’s ‘just playing dad’s tunes’...

For 3/5 of a band thats apparently been in session for some time working on an album i dont get the feel for a lot of intuition, sympatico, feel for eAch other.

liam and his dad have a better feel for mine ... but without saying anything personal im just not that into liam (except for everyone gather in the chapel, second chance and maybe cold feet)...

anyway just some observations from having listened to and enjoyed all these shows... i think them playing together will be a good thing for them seeing this is now apparently the anchor of crowded house.

three months or more of daily hit outs will be good for them (and us)... 

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I sort of agree with you, silent stream. I love love love Elroy's drumming on Liam's songs, and on some of Neil's. Sometimes I've found it a bit "meh" on the latter, but I don't know if that's because I'm used to someone else's way of doing it. Or maybe he just hasn't had the time yet to feel his way into it, and find his own take on these songs?

I'm really happy with Liam's contributions, I think he's doing a superb job.

Like you I've sometimes been surprised how much preparation they seem to need to sound coherent, but maybe I've just overestimated how much opportunity they've had to play songs together that I listen to every day 😁

The jam at the end of Take A Walk yesterday, however, was brilliant, and showed the very intuition that we seem to expect to come naturally.

I'm just delighted, though, that they're doing what they're doing. At first I was looking to forward to the Neil solo days more, but now I have a huge grin on my face when I hear after the intro that's its the three of them. Excited to be part of their process of working out how to get the best out of these songs. 

Elroy is a superb drummer. Keep in mind the setting. What we’ve heard over the past few weeks are intimate, unrehearsed, very restrained, and quasi-improvised versions of the songs. To be fair to Elroy, he’s holding back because of the ‘campfire’  style arrangements. He’s probably also playing a three piece kit, and in at least one occasion was playing a kid/toy drum set.

In these performances I hear the same magic that happens when Neil and Tim play; the harmonies, the comfort, the unspoken familiarity that makes these types of performances possible.

For anyone doubting, go back and listen to the completely awesome and improvised version of Sinner from a few days ago. The song never sounded this good.

Just to add a final comment; Mark Hart will be sorely missed, but the future is very bright for Crowded House-Finnstravaganza

01st April 2020
Neil SOLO (all on acoustic guitar !)

Message To My Girl
The Climber - he's practiced the "struggle chords" from the other day
Soul Love [David Bowie]
Into The Sunset  - got my request posted a couple of days ago
Elephants
Last To Know

this was a stunningly BRILLIANT show !!!

PS: all those of us who wondered about the origin of the INTRO tune to the Fangradio broadcasts .. from today's chat : "Intro Music recorded by Neil using sampled strings and timpani. Composed for a film but unused." 

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02 April 2020
Liam, Neil, Elroy

Where's My Room
Listen
Kooks [David Bowie]
There And Back Again - unused "Hobbit song"
Anger Plays A Part - segued into ...
I'm Not In Love [10 CC]
Distant Sun

requested Time Immemorial ... got noticed .. said they'd like to do that but will take a bit of practice ... so fingers crossed for future broadcast

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Jaffaman posted:
In2FINN2 posted:
PS: all those of us who wondered about the origin of the INTRO tune to the Fangradio broadcasts .. from today's chat : "Intro Music recorded by Neil using sampled strings and timpani. Composed for a film but unused." 

An expertly written bit of info

I know ... I confirm ... all credit of that bit of info to you Jaffaman !

During this short pause in Fangradio sessions it seemed like a good idea to take a look of the depth of the material Neil, Liam en Elroy have been playing these last weeks. I think it tells us a bit about the songs that are ingrained in Neil's (muscle) memory, ie. the songs he can always play without rehearsal. It could also mean that those are the ones Neil perceives as the favourites of his audience. On the other hand Neil is willing to delight his audience with rarities and requests of whch there have been quite a few. I may also tell us which songs of his career he is most fond of, although he keeps away from naming them favourites... Anyway... here it is:

Split Enz

I Got You
Missing Person
Take a Walk
Message to My Girl (3x)


Crowded House (Mark 1)

Mean to Me
World Where You Live
Don’t Dream It’s Over (3x)
Something So Strong
Love This Life (2x)
When You Come
Better Be Home Soon (4x)
I Love You Dawn
It’s Only Natural
Fall at Your Feet (3x)
Weather With You
Four Seasons in One Day (3x)
Italian Plastic
Nails in My Feet
Black and White Boy
Pineapple Head
Locked Out (2x)
Private Universe (3x)
Distant Sun (3x)
Catherine Wheels
Together Alone
Not the Girl You Think You Are (2x)


Solo 1
She Will Have Her Way
Try Whistling This
Sinner
Faster Than Light
The Climber (2x)
Rest of the Day Off
Wherever You Are
Last to Know
Driving Me Mad
Anytime (2x)
Into the Sunset

Finn Brothers
Only Talking Sense
Suffer Never
Won’t Give In
Gente Hum


Crowded House mk2

Pour Le Monde
Silent House
English Trees
Lost Island
Either Side of the World
Elephants


Solo 2

Dizzy Heights
There and Back Again
Love Is Emotional
Second Nature
Chameleon Days
Alone
Widow’s Peak
I Know Different


Liam Finn / Elroy
Better to Be
Fire in Your Belly
Energy Spent
Cold Feet
On Your Side
Worth the Wait


Lightsleeper

Where’s My Room
Back to Life
Listen
Anger Plays a Part (2x)
Any Other Way (2x)


Covers *
Catch the Wind (Donovan)
Moon River (Henry Mancini)
I Can’t Give You Anything but Love, Baby (Jimmy McHugh)
Julia (The Beatles)
Quicksand (David Bowie)
After the Gold Rush (Neil Young)
Love Song (Lesley Duncan / Elton John)
Across the Universe (The Beatles)
Old Man (Neil Young)
Soul Love (David Bowie)
Kooks (David Bowie)

(*I left the off-the-cuff and unrehearsed covers off the list)



Additionally, during the DJ portions of the Los Angeles broadcasts Neil has aired what sounded like unreleased solo demo/live/band rehearsal versions of:
The Finn Brothers' "All God's Children" presumably circa 2003; plus "Bound To Rescue", "Only Way To Go Is Forwards" and "Twice If You're Lucky" from the Intriguer era circa 2008.

Hoping to hear some more of those little insight gems.

I think if you go back to the autumn of last year, Neil did a whole show of these demo's and alternate 'Kitchen sink'esque' recordings. Its still on his website from the 5th November on the Fangradio page.

A great listen - I do think Neil is incredibly kind and generous to let us hear these things. Hoping one day, maybe these versions get a formal release?

sinner62 posted:

The Ligature - can you give any more info, i.e. dates on these? I have never heard these, is this when Neil puts on his iTunes playlist at the end of a live broadcast? I've listened to recent ones bit only heard non Finn music.

As far as I can remember those tracks were part of the almost 6 hour playlist that began at 9am and ended just before the 3pm live broadcast on 26th March - that's all I have regarding date. If there was recording date information associated with the unreleased material which aired, I couldn't see it as that function of Mixlr only appears to work when listening via a desktop PC (at least for me).
It was an extensive playlist which also included the kind of selections he's been playing in other sessions. I recall there was some of his own material - from Out Of Silence in particular, a few Lightsleeper songs, Liam Finn solo, Neil & Paul Kelly, Pablo Vasquez, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Hope Sandoval, Madeline Peyroux, Shuggie Otis, a couple of Everly Brothers tracks and several songs each by Television and Parquet Courts who both are evidently very much in favour there, plus a lot of material I didn't recognize such as the sort of African and Greek music that's been present in his other shorter playlists.

The Ligature posted:

Additionally, during the DJ portions of the Los Angeles broadcasts Neil has aired what sounded like unreleased solo demo/live/band rehearsal versions of:
The Finn Brothers' "All God's Children" presumably circa 2003; plus "Bound To Rescue", "Only Way To Go Is Forwards" and "Twice If You're Lucky" from the Intriguer era circa 2008.

Hoping to hear some more of those little insight gems.

The Ligature I can confirm Neil added rare demo, live, ... tracks to his DJ playlist that preceded the show - indeed Fangradio was already broadcasting for several hours in the afternoon before the 26th March LIVE show .

Here's what I heard (including the info that scrolled during the chat) : 

Meet Me In The Air (mix 5)
Bound To Rescue - demo ?
I Know Different (mix 1)
Beautiful Life (7th February)

... didn't catch that entire pré-show unfortunately.

 

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Mica posted:

I don't want to interrupt your genuinely interesting exchange about Neil's playlist, I just wanted to quickly interject that a) I've been humming "The Second Hobbit Song" for two days now; and b) I want "Finn does Bowie" to become a thing, I absolutely love listening to his covers. 

Indeed, Neil's voice at times comes very close to David's ... as far as the Hobbit enchantment that has you under its spell, Mica ... guess you'll have to gather up the Fellowhip of the Sing, face many a perilous a capella rehearsal, grinding  chord changes and travel yonder to Mount-in-your-Room where ye shall chant till morning cometh ... "One Song To Rule These Walls"

04th April 2020
Neil SOLO (guitar)
slightly different concept tonight: playing LIVE as well as adding live recordings, unreleased recordings ...  

Ashes To Ashes [David Bowie]  STUNNING  
Too Good Boogie - unreleased jam from the NEW album sessions !
Where Is My Soul [Finn Brothers] - live at Sydney State Theatre circa 1996
Stereo Love - title appeared as such during the chat; unreleased instrumental demo backing track - Neil invited to use this track and create your own song, royalty free ! 
Here Comes The Sun [George Harrison]
Not Like Other Men [Mick Fleetwood - Neil Finn] - unreleased collaboration

HOW COOL WAS THAT ! 

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