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haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 29, 2014 - 7:54pm

ScottFromWyoming wrote:

 I'll listen to that later... got the beer and cooking going here, don't want to interrupt it. But I was just talking the other day about Australia's astounding per capita output of great music. I probably won't ever have enough loose change to get down there and just take it in, but I'd be in hog heaven. Back in the 80s I was on a pretty serious Aussie alternative kick and there was a store in San Francisco that fed my habit pretty lucratively and I just gave up... every time I'd think I had a good collection, a whole 'nother batch of bands would bubble up...
 
I told this story before but hey, I'm old so I get to tell stories more than once twice. Short version is I had ordered up a CD of proto-new-wave-alt-something rock from I Forget The Label and it arrived as I was about to drive to the hospital where my daughter had been born... so I'm listening to that and hop out of the car a couple hours later, walk in and spot Deniz Tek's photo on the wall... he's an ER doc there. Okay that's not such a reach since he's originally from Michigan but still, that was weird.

  
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haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
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Posted: Jun 29, 2014 - 7:51pm

I decided it was worth moving this over to its own topic.  I added New Zealand to add buoyancy to the raft and because hey, they aren't so bad over there.

 miamizsun wrote:

i'd like to ask you for a favor, really your opinion

are there any interesting artists or radio from that part of the world that you might share

for years i've listened to a little alt/college radio both there and nz

i have discovered the little bushmen, fat freddy's drop, the blackseeds, etc.

any help and direction/discovery would be much appreciated

thanky thanky

  
My current favourite is Jinja Safari:  Earnest optimistic world music from BMX boys.  Oh to be young again (knowing what I know now of course)

 


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