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Amplifier Newsletter #75 - 29 July 2003

Amplifier Newsletter #75 - 29 July 2003

Greetings! Keep an eye out in good record shops for new compilations from top indie NZ labels Loop, Sugarlicks & Kog (and with more to come from Arch Hill and CapitalRecordings in the near future). Love Amplifier

Latest Goodies

Get Off (Manuel Bundy Remix) - one million dollars

Manuel Bundy steps up representing the Samoan hip hop massive with his sly little remix of a one million dollars track after he was given only the original hook as a demo. Highlighted here again is the song-writing and vocal skills of Mr President Richie, who despite his crafty icognito styles, has become quite a legend about town.

The Larry Normans

An open wound on the genitals of the live music scene that refuses to scab over, The Larry Normans have achieved in a few short months what many other bands have taken, weeks to accomplish. 1 part Motorhead, 1 part Black Sabbath & 98 parts single malt whisky, the Auckland four piece rock juggernaught refused to be categorized.

Cracked Up - Uncle Monkey

Abel is an Auckland born musician and ecologist. He has spent his 33 years roving a ramshackle planet, writing and singing songs of longing and railing against those that wreck nature. Abel recently contributed his song Hospice For Destitute Lovers to the soundtrack of Florian Habicht's brilliant film Woodenhead.

top 3 tunes

1. Nesian Mystik - For the people

2. Remember - P-Money

3. The George W. Bush Track - Take Aim

todayinhistory: The six hour student radio doco "Letter to My Frenz", presented by Split Enz enthusiast Owen (Bold as brass) Harris airs on bFM.

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Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

Negotiations Begin: Equal Conditions For Men & Women In Professional Football

The trade union representing New Zealand's professional footballers has initiated bargaining for an agreement securing equal terms and conditions for men and women. If negotiated, it will be the first agreement of its kind in the world. More>>


New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Conflict & Resistance - Ria Hall's Rules of Engagement

From the aftermath of war through colonisation to her own personal convictions, Hall's new CD addresses current issues and social problems on multiple levels, confirming her position as a polemical and preeminent voice on the indigenous NZ music scene. More>>



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