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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...

 

 

 

 

 

Original Post

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 !

Message from NEIL at fangradio April 03rd 2020 !!
" Sorry to inform you there will be no Fangradio today as I am otherwise occupied ... be back tomorrow , pass the word on if you can . thanks          I will  be replaying the show from the 29/3 which had not been previously archived  "    

What a Gentleman !!

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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In2FINN2 posted:

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 ! 

oops, forgot to add the showstopper after Not Like Other Men ...

Don't Dream It's Over

05th April 2020
Neil on guitar and Sharon

As Sure As I Am
Time Immemorial - Neil played the request I'd been posting these last few days for Katherine, who's going through a very rough time on top of the corona situation, Bless Her.
Golden Child [Pajama Club] - accompanied by Sharon on vocals
Sweet Baby James [James Taylor]
Four Seasons in One Day - as a shout out Birthday gift to Tate
short swing beat "spoon" jam
Spirit Of The Stairs !
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out [The Smiths]

 Fangradio is "simply" GLORIOUS  ! 

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In2FINN2 posted:

05th April 2020
Neil on guitar and Sharon

As Sure As I Am
Time Immemorial - Neil played the request I'd been posting these last few days for Katherine, who's going through a very rough time on top of the corona situation, Bless Her.
Golden Child [Pajama Club] - accompanied by Sharon on vocals
Sweet Baby James [James Taylor]
Four Seasons in One Day - as a shout out Birthday gift to Tate
short swing beat "spoon" jam
Spirit Of The Stairs !
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out [The Smiths]

 Fangradio is "simply" GLORIOUS  ! 

add this to the setlist after Time Immemorial ...

New Shoes (demo)

... which makes it even more GLORIOUS, doesn't it ?

06th April 2020
Neil SOLO (guitar)

"Spaced out poetry" - I've no idea really
Whispers And Moans
Love Is Emotional
explaining where the name Fangradio came from
Homeward Bound [Simon and Garfunkel]
Catherine Wheels - with lyrics of Log Cabin Fever segued into ...
Log Cabin Fever [Split Enz]
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow [Carol King - The Shirelles]
Throw Your Arms Around Me [Hunters & Collectors]

My oh my, these setlists

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07th April 2020
Neil SOLO

Won't Give In - dedicated to Liam Duncan who's about to lose his Mom Jackie
Log Cabin Fever [Split Enz]
Changes [David Bowie]
She Goes On
Better Be Home Soon - playing along to drum machine and bass track provided by Nick Seymour

... and then Neil returned for : Margie [Eddie Cantor ,1921 !]

Once bitten ... FOREVER FANGed !

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09th April 20
Neil SOLO

Fingers Of Love
Coming Into Los Angeles [Arlo Guthrie]
Love In A Fowlhouse [Garner Wayne]
Heroes [David Bowie]
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away [The Beatles]
Not Fade Away [Buddy Holly]  - key transition and all !
song performed by Lisa Germano
Don't Dream It's Over segued into ...
All I Have To Do Is Dream [The Everly brothers]

sure hope it's not over for a loooong time to come, Fangradio that is !

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11 April 20
Neil, Elroy, Liam
from Liam's home studio "ISO2"

When You Come
In My Command
How Will You Go
World Where You Live
English Trees  - for pcronie who's Dad is about to pass away
Weather With You (incl. snippet of Once In A Lifetime [Talking Heads]) ...      

waiting around for the "Easter Egg" Neil tends to add to the show at the end of the broadcast ...

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I haven't posted on here for about 3 years! But I was inspired to do my own cover of 'Heroes' by David Bowie, having been listening to Fang Radio / watching the related videos. And on the Neil's 'Heroes' cover you can see all the chords .

So for what it's worth, here's my Neil inspired crack at the song (finger picking style):

https://youtu.be/zZISqpH0jAI

Thanks, Neil, for motivating me to get my guitar out again 

In2FINN2 posted:

12 April 20
Neil, Liam
from Liam's home studio "ISO2"

Sweet Dreams [Split Enz]
English Trees - for Ed and Susan
Something [The Beatles] ... 1st verse only
Remember When [Liam Finn]
Wherever You Are - dedicated to the Flanagan family ... Largo venue
Four Seasons In One Day

Must say today’s harmonies were on point 👍 Never tire of Four seasons and English Trees . As for the chatter about implements must’ve missed that. 😒

 

13 April 20
Neil SOLO all acoustic guitar

Recluse
Everybody's Talking [Harry Nilsson]
Divebomber !!
There Goes God - shout out to Chris Wilson who played harmonica on There Goes God
Man Of The World [Fleetwood Mac] - for Peter, whose Dad passed away
The Devil You Know

nope ... , only know "Saint" Neil ... who's just thrown in an Easter egg during the after show ...

Rocky Racoon [The Beatles]

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Byrds Talk to Me posted:

Look forward to hearing There Goes God!

Did he do the "I vant to be alon!" on Recluse? 

No, he didn't Byrds Talk to Me ... it ended after

" ... All I want is to be dancing round in your light
With the colours that you choose
When you become a recluse." 

"You play like a child, and then you edit like an adult. That's' what the secret is " NEIL FINN

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In2FINN2 posted:

14th April 20
Liam, Neil, Elroy
from Liam's home studio "ISO2"

Last One Standing
Into Temptation
Addicted
Mean To Me
Better Be Home Soon - dedicated to the people of New Zealand

hope this turns into Neil's "Neverending Tour"

Thank you In2FINN2 thanks for all your work ✌️
the video for BBHS is now posted on Neil’s and Crowded House’s Facebook pages 😊

First post after long time.. been confused and sad for Mark and Matt firing from CH, filled with mixed feelings when I sam poster of new Crowded House, with new members Liam, Elroy and Mitchell Froom... In one hand very sad because of long time member Mark, excellent person, musician and loved by all of us, and also Matt, positive energizer and excelent drummer. In the other hand, feeling happy and overwhelmed because Croweded House is back! In new line up, which looks pretty young (Elroy and Liam are in best years of their lifes) and fresh if I may say, and was honestly nice to see them.

After I saw and heard "Better be home soon" on fangradio few days ago, made by Neil, Liam and Elroy, I was  crying in tears of joy and bliss. One of the best versions ever (maybe even THE best), and finally something NORMAL in this unnormal, dificult and strange time of Covid-19 Pandemic. 

So, guys thank you. You are beautifull, you look and sound marveleous, its absolute joy and thrill to watch you and listen you. Hope you are soon as possible be coming out with new Crowded House album and songs, new tour and beautifull moments for all of us. Until then, I will be enjoying fangradio. 

Mariola posted:

First post after long time.. been confused and sad for Mark and Matt firing from CH, filled with mixed feelings when I sam poster of new Crowded House, with new members Liam, Elroy and Mitchell Froom... In one hand very sad because of long time member Mark, excellent person, musician and loved by all of us, and also Matt, positive energizer and excelent drummer. In the other hand, feeling happy and overwhelmed because Croweded House is back! In new line up, which looks pretty young (Elroy and Liam are in best years of their lifes) and fresh if I may say, and was honestly nice to see them.

After I saw and heard "Better be home soon" on fangradio few days ago, made by Neil, Liam and Elroy, I was  crying in tears of joy and bliss. One of the best versions ever (maybe even THE best), and finally something NORMAL in this unnormal, dificult and strange time of Covid-19 Pandemic. 

So, guys thank you. You are beautifull, you look and sound marveleous, its absolute joy and thrill to watch you and listen you. Hope you are soon as possible be coming out with new Crowded House album and songs, new tour and beautifull moments for all of us. Until then, I will be enjoying fangradio. 

Yes, This! I've been wondering about posting something for a long time, but this echoes my thoughts perfectly! Whilst full of love and respect for what's come before, I'm very excited for this new Crowded House, when they get out there, and Neil & the boys are doing a great job holding the fort in the meantime.

18th April 2020

In2FINN2 posted:

17th April 2020
Buddy, Liam, Elroy, Neil
from Liam's studio ISO2


Harry's Theme  (Fangradio Theme)
Driving Me Mad
Maneater [Hall & Oates] - Liam on vocal, Buddy on trumpet
Hole In The River
Gather To The Chapel [Liam]
Making Plans For Nigel [XTC] - teaser only
History Never Repeats [Split Enz]

my first sleepy-eyes-session

 

20th April 2020
Neil SOLO on guitar

Norwegian Wood [The Beatles]
Paradise (Wherever You Are) - dedicated to Amy Robbins and her hospital co-workers
Walking On The Spot
Poor Boy [Split Enz]
Six Months In A Leaky Boat [Split Enz]
Edible Flowers => "interlude" a realtime phonecall by Mick Fleetwood => Edible flowers continued from verse 2
Don't Dream It's Over - dedicated to Angie, frenz in hospital with covid 19 ...

Neil popped back in ...
My Father Told Me So [unreleased Mick Fleetwood - Neil Finn]

... and again for a short snippet of ...
King Of The Road [Roger Miller 1965]

... highway to bed rrright now 

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21st April 2020
Neil SOLO

In The lowlands
Anything Can Happen
Nails In My Feet
I Can See Clearly Now [Johnny Nash]
Irish Heartbeat [Van Morrison and The Chieftains]
Proud Mary [Creedence Clearwater Revival]
To Love Somebody [Bee Gees]
Stuff And Nonsense [Tim Finn] - Neil started solo, 1st take not quite going to plan ... then playing along to a recorded version and ... getting there in the end, solo, finishing Strong 

think there was a little extra Neil (playing along ?) in the aftershow, lyric going  "Get me on a plane, get me out of here ..." ... a "homesick mystery" to be unsolved ..  

02:44 here In The lowlands is noooo mystery ....  off to bed

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In2FINN2 posted:

21st April 2020
Neil SOLO

In The lowlands
Anything Can Happen
Nails In My Feet
I Can See Clearly Now [Johnny Nash]
Irish Heartbeat [Van Morrison and The Chieftains]
Proud Mary [Creedence Clearwater Revival]
To Love Somebody [Bee Gees]
Stuff And Nonsense [Tim Finn] - Neil started solo, 1st take not quite going to plan ... then playing along to a recorded version and ... getting there in the end, solo, finishing Strong 

think there was a little extra Neil (playing along ?) in the aftershow, lyric going  "Get me on a plane, get me out of here ..." ... a "homesick mystery" to be unsolved ..  

02:44 here In The lowlands is noooo mystery ....  off to bed

03:50 ... solved ... Maui Medley - by Barney Isaacs & George Kuo and a bit of Neil playing along ...

guess we're all at home feeling homesick for things to be going back to normal again ... if they ever will be ... and, truth be told ... then again, we'd really be missing our daily FINN session wouldn't we now  

22rd April 2020
Neil, Sharon
 
When Doves Cry [Prince and the Revolution] - with Sharon ... "All Hail Prince" April 21st
Fall At Your Feet
message from Buddy
Here, There And Everywhere [The Beatles] - dedicated to Neil's sister Judy and husband Simon
Blue Smoke - a capella snippet only
Nobody Wants To
Carried Away [Split Enz]
Mother Nature's Son [The Beatles] - on "Earth Day"
True Colours [Split Enz]
Pour Le Monde
Bound To Rescue (pre-recorded, Intriguer sessions, unreleased version)

tomorrow will have a slightly different concept ... Neil has pointed out a couple of minutes ago: "OK , lets have a no request Thursday . I will answer questions instead , no favorites" 

..

 

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CARRIED AWAY???

I was listening to that yesterday and figured "this would be a request to tease Neil with" and he goes and plays it... 

Glad you got your request played Chris ... you may have noticed me supporting other people's requests - those on the corona front line, those having a hard time or who mentioned a relative or friend about to pass away/having passed away ... the hommage to Prince was another one I joined in requesting ...

Neil played quite a few of those requests, actuallly he played all of them ... to me it feels just as good, even better as having a personal request fulfilled "one-to-one"...

... it overjoys and sometimes overwhelms me to see how people who most probably have never met create wave upon wave of Positivity for each other thanks to the Fangradio platform ...  the FINN Family isn't merely entertaining us playing some songs as far as I'm concerned ... They are the architect-creators of a valuable network connecting all sorts of people world-wide ... channeling THE buzzzzz in the back of our mind and heart ... the priceless vibe we'll all need once we start up "after corona" and rebuild ... perhaps a slightly better World ... Don't Dream It's Over !!

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23rd April 2020
Neil SOLO on guitar, Sharon
no requests today
only taking questions from audience, none about "favourite(s) ...?"

message from Buddy
Flying Horse ideas - played in background
Nobody's Fault But My Own [Beck]
Nobody Wants To
You Send Me [Sam Cooke] - snippet only
You're The One To Make Me Cry
Peony - pre-recorded, from Neil Finn's "Cornucopia of Flowers" series
Happy Together [The Turtles] - together with Sharon


... and Neil quickly popped back in at the very end of the broadcast for a "spoken" excerpt of ...
Stranger Than Fiction [Split Enz]

What's the secret to a Happy Marriage ?                                                            "Patience ... tolerance (Sharon) ... and a cheeky red (Neil) "

PS: my question's been answered ... I'd be in good hands, being Flower by name

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So the news from today’s show was neil’s response to why matt and mark arent in the crowdies anymore ...

First time he’s addressed it.

two part answer along the lines of the band recorded some stuff a few years ago and neil didnt think it was very good ... nobody’s fault yada yada ... bands need to evolve ... when he played with liam and elroy and nick it felt good again ... 

Hmmmm

So the news from today’s show was neil’s response to why matt and mark arent in the crowdies anymore ...

First time he’s addressed it.

two part answer along the lines of the band recorded some stuff a few years ago and neil didnt think it was very good ... nobody’s fault yada yada ... bands need to evolve ... when he played with liam and elroy and nick it felt good again ... 

Hmmmm

I’m glad he addressed it. And that’s always been the case - Neil gravitates, in the studio, anyway, to people who inspire him. And Matt had more or less one chance at that, with Intriguer.. Mark has TA and Intriguer, but given how Mitchell keeps Mark out of the way...

If you asked Neil “who should play Crowded House songs on stage with you?!”, that group of course includes Mark. But if he wants to make a record and tour... it’s more complex.

I wish Mark was in the touring band this time. But I’d rather sing those songs with Neil/Liam/Elroy than not at all. And Elroy is one hell of a drummer.

 

So the news from today’s show was neil’s response to why matt and mark arent in the crowdies anymore ...

First time he’s addressed it.

two part answer along the lines of the band recorded some stuff a few years ago and neil didnt think it was very good ... nobody’s fault yada yada ... bands need to evolve ... when he played with liam and elroy and nick it felt good again ... 

Hmmmm

And who could possibly disagree with his comments? What's the alternative ..he should disregard his own musical instincts and stay working with the same musicians to please others?  Interesting and progressive and innovative artists do evolve and change.  More power to Neil.

 

 

So the news from today’s show was neil’s response to why matt and mark arent in the crowdies anymore ...

First time he’s addressed it.

two part answer along the lines of the band recorded some stuff a few years ago and neil didnt think it was very good ... nobody’s fault yada yada ... bands need to evolve ... when he played with liam and elroy and nick it felt good again ... 

Hmmmm

I listened to this only this morning and although I am the first to recognise Neil can do whatever he wishes - I wasn't satisfied with this reply.

  IMHO the bonus tracks on the Intriguer deluxe which I think are some of the tracks Neil was uninspired by are phenomenal - 2 Minutes Silence in particular is better than any track on Intriguer and I am a huge fan of Intriguer, I think it is much under appreciated by the fan base.  Also Strangest Friends is my favourite track of Dizzy Heights  so I was really pleased to discover it was an Intriguer deluxe song - it is so Crowded House at their best.

Neil is totally entitled to his view, but for me it just adds to  my theory that Neil does not know when he is onto a good thing musically,a point I have raised before in previous threads.

As for the future of Crowded House, I like and agree with Neil's assertion that it should evolve and I await the new iteration with interest and some trepidation.  Why trepidation?  In straight terms if Crowded House is becoming the Finn family band plus Nick I am not sure it will work.

To be honest, I found Lightsleeper really disappointing and now I hardly play it.  Maybe one of Neil's better recent decisions was to abandon the promotion of Lightsleeper in favour of touring with Fleetwood Mac.

So we shall see will the new Crowded House album be new and inspiring without Mark  and Matt or will it be a second snooze -  Lightsleeper part 2?

 

 

 

24th April 2020
Neil SOLO
added all sorts of "spice" ... delay, reverb, tremolo, ...

slow jam "Got Your Own Mind" (demo?)
Harry’s Theme (Fangradio intro)
Love This Life - fingerpicking style with 1-second delay effect
MASH UP starting with improv segued into ...
Private Universe - played over the improv and a recording of Dorothy Ashby and Listen in the background segued into ...
improv "Everybody Wants To Make Good Time Last" segued into ...
Where Is My Soul incl. improv lyric segued into ...
In the Year 2525 [Zager & Evans] end of MASH UP
reverbed jamming into Locked Out incl. improv lyric segued into ...
Listen To The Music [Doobie Brothers] back into Locked Out segued into ...  
improv "Sweet Tooth (there's 21 of Us)" back into Locked Out
improv "Have You Ever Met a Stringmaker?" - in response to the question: Neil, what sort of guitar do you play and what sort of strings do you use ? MATON guitar 
improv "Diamond in the Rough" incl snippet of There Goes God chords, contemplating Liam's Thai family menu from the night before segued into ...
snippet of L.A. International Airport [Susan Raye - number one song in New Zealand in 1971] segued into ...
Lester
Stomp for Spark [Fangchat indicated "by unknown"]

... and closing the show ... a bit of Neil philosophy about being a "Wanderist"

A session like no other before !

Fangradio is becoming "devine"

PS: "Today’s show might be archived later… or it might not…"

 

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25th April 2020
Neil, Liam and Sharon's Mum !


Harry's Theme
Pineapple Head
Distant Sun
Wherever You Are - dedicated to someone on her Birthday
Don't Dream It's Over Home Front version - recorded by CROWDED HOUSE for ANZAC
My Father Told Me So [Mick Fleetwood & Neil Finn] - unreleased
PREG JAM  [Fang chat "by Unknown artist"]
and a loooong funky hilarious jamming "Tell me what to do" featuring Sharon’s mother on vocoder vocals 

... twas loadsa Saturday Fun