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NZMM – The #GigatownDunedin Edition – Six60

I’m still writing….

But… It’s MAY!

And MAY is NEW ZEALAND MUSIC MONTH. And, every year I do a NZMM special, where I share Kiwi music daily for an entire month, because I love music, and I’m very proud of our Kiwi musicians.

Anyway, this year, I am trying to win my city a prize of 3 years subsidised Ultrafast Broadband plus a $200,000 start-up grant for new companies to set up in our city… So, I’m going to showcase bands from Dunedin. Some may be new. Most will probably be old. But they’ll all be a little bit special.

So, right now I need to knuckle down to some writing, so here’s my first NZMM #GigatownDunedin Edition video:

Named for the flat (house shared by students) in Dunedin (number 660), Six60 have gone on to become a rather popular New Zealand group. While this song has a modern sound, I still choose to include it in my writing playlist, because, well… what girl doesn’t love to hear “This is forever”?

NZMM – The #GigatownDunedin Edition – Mëstar

I’m still writing….

But… It’s MAY!

And MAY is NEW ZEALAND MUSIC MONTH. And, every year I do a NZMM special, where I share Kiwi music daily for an entire month, because I love music, and I’m very proud of our Kiwi musicians.

Anyway, this year, I am trying to win my city a prize of 3 years subsidised Ultrafast Broadband plus a $200,000 start-up grant for new companies to set up in our city… So, I’m going to showcase bands from Dunedin. Some may be new. Most will probably be old. But they’ll all be a little bit special.

So, right now I need to knuckle down to some writing, so here’s my first NZMM #GigatownDunedin Edition video:

Mëstar was my favourite local act of the late 90s to early 2000s. I went to many guys, & even danced in the rain while they played on a covered stage in Dunedin’s Octagon.

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NZMM – The #GigatownDunedin Edition – Straitjacket Fits

I’m still writing….

But… It’s MAY!

And MAY is NEW ZEALAND MUSIC MONTH. And, every year I do a NZMM special, where I share Kiwi music daily for an entire month, because I love music, and I’m very proud of our Kiwi musicians.

Anyway, this year, I am trying to win my city a prize of 3 years subsidised Ultrafast Broadband plus a $200,000 start-up grant for new companies to set up in our city… So, I’m going to showcase bands from Dunedin. Some may be new. Most will probably be old. But they’ll all be a little bit special.

So, right now I need to knuckle down to some writing, so here’s my first NZMM #GigatownDunedin Edition video:

Another great song that could fit into almost any author’s playlist…

NZMM – The #GigatownDunedin Edition – Bailter Space

I’m still writing….

But… It’s MAY!

And MAY is NEW ZEALAND MUSIC MONTH. And, every year I do a NZMM special, where I share Kiwi music daily for an entire month, because I love music, and I’m very proud of our Kiwi musicians.

Anyway, this year, I am trying to win my city a prize of 3 years subsidised Ultrafast Broadband plus a $200,000 start-up grant for new companies to set up in our city… So, I’m going to showcase bands from Dunedin. Some may be new. Most will probably be old. But they’ll all be a little bit special.

So, right now I need to knuckle down to some writing, so here’s my first NZMM #GigatownDunedin Edition video:

I picked this song because it comes from the Bailter Space album I have on… wait for it… cassette! I had better get around to grabbing the mp3’s, huh?

Great background writing music!

And I’ve shared this one before, but I’m going to share it again to round out the experience…

First video in reverse? Not sure. I think Supergroove beat Weird Al to it… but I’ll have to check out where this one fits…

NZMM – The #GigatownDunedin Edition – Chris Knox

Hey all!

I’ve been a bit quiet. All available blogging time has been diverted to… ah… writing.

BUT!

It’s MAY!

And MAY is NEW ZEALAND MUSIC MONTH. And, every year I do a NZMM special, where I share Kiwi music daily for an entire month, because I love music, and I’m very proud of our Kiwi musicians.

Now, I could do the easy thing and stick up Lorde’s “Royals”, or any one of her amazing songs. But, you know, this is a forum for me to try and increase my audience, and that’s going quite nicely. So I’m keen to help expose a few other unknowns — including musicians. Because, like I said, I love music (as do many other writers).

Anyway, this year, I am trying to win my city a prize of 3 years subsidised Ultrafast Broadband plus a $200,000 start-up grant for new companies to set up in our city… So, I’m going to showcase bands from Dunedin. Some may be new. Most will probably be old. But they’ll all be a little bit special.

So, right now I need to knuckle down to some writing, so here’s my first NZMM #GigatownDunedin Edition video:

It’s quite a lovely song, really…

Who sings it to whom? Llew to Jonas? or Jonas to Llew? Hmm…

Music Discovery: March 2013

I have been a bit lax doing this, but I thought it was about time I talked music again. I’m still part of The Countdown online music voting group, even though I’m finding time to dedicate to listening to music tight! At home, we pretty much have the Michael Jackson “This Is It” DVD on high-rotate at the toddler’s demand request — granted, he is learning some pretty cool moves — and at work they don’t like it when I stick my headphones in… I can’t really focus on new music while writing… leaving very little time to put into it! But I try. But enough about me… Here’s a sample video compiled by one of my fellow Countdowners. If anything appeals, I encourage you to go find out more! I love that I get to hear new music from places our radio/music video stations simply don’t play.

The songs competing (and the countries they hail from

Read more…Music Discovery: March 2013