A while ago my friend Penny did a post about music that made her homesick. Well I’m home already, but here is some of the music that means home to me.
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Ernie
Ddub – Give it some
Kiri te Kanawa – Tarakihi
Strawpeople – Sweet Disorder
Rhian Sheehan – My Absolution
Ka panapana & Ruaumoko
So I went to Homegrown on saturday, and it was awesome.
I spent the whole day/night in the Dub/Roots/Reggae tent, as the acts just kept getting better and better. Salmonella Dub started off and they were wicked, and then each act following them was even better. Culminating with Tiki Taane and his kapa haka ropu.
Tiki Taane – Tangaroa
Don McGlashan and his band the seven sisters along with the awesome Little Bushman will be playing a free concert in Civic square in Wellington.
Here’s something good to do on the 28th of September, if you are in the Wellington area.
“ Later this month, the San Francisco Bathhouse in Wellington will play host to A Concert for Darfur. The music event will bring together 10 bands from African drummers to blues musicians and all money raised from ticket sales for the event will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross and their operations in Darfur. “
“ Tickets for the concert cost $10 and are available from New Zealand Red Cross, Trade Aid, Real Groovy Records, Cuba Street, and Kwanzaa, The Afrikan Shop, Manners Street, Wellington. “
For all the people searching about The livids and ending up at my blog.
Heres a link to their myspace page. Where you can find out about upcoming gigs etc. Check it out.
The livids are releasing an EP tonight at Bodega. Kicking off around 9pm. So if you want to do something fun on a Friday night and listen to some good music, there’s rumours of maybe even a video…
You should head down to Bodega, get yourself a pint of tuatara and enjoy yourself.
The Livids on myspace
I read an entry on David Bigwood’s Blog about Pandora and determined to try it out.
Its really really kinda neat. You might notice at the bottom of the righthand sidebar it has the songs I’ve bookmarked so far. If you have some bandwidth to burn and like finding new music. Give it a whirl.
Just noting them down so I don’t forget.
- The new miniut album
- Concious Roots 2
- Whirimako Black – Kura Huna
- Shapeshifter – Riddim Wise
I left it in the parlour. It was your party and they were your friends. Listen to the song
We are suffering from the post holidays empty bank syndrome at the moment,
but a few weeks work should sort that out. It seems that my complaining
about it being to hot has resulted in revolting windy and rainy weather
instead now. Still that helps me stay inside and work more.
Ive been playing with a couple of neat little things. One of them is indy.tv From the site:
“Indy is a music discovery program that learns what you like, and plays more of it. And it’s free.
Indy makes it easy for you to find great new independent music. Just download Indy and double-click: as it plays songs, you rate what you hear. Indy quickly learns what you like and gets really smart about sending you more music you’ll like. Let Indy help you find your place in the collective consciousness as you help other people find theirs.”
The other is Connectviabooks which is like an online book club.