Monthly Archives: March 2010

This Is A Love Song

And now, dear Internets, for the final in my series of “the songs I used for chapter headings (that can be found on YouTube)”. It is “Not Given Lightly”, by the mighty Chris Knox! I am a bit sad writing … Continue reading

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And the Thought Becomes a Memory

Goldenhorse! “Maybe Tomorrow”! I love girls with magical voices singing pop hits, but I am actually not as big a fan of this song as I could be, largely because everywhere you went in 2003 THIS SONG WAS THERE. I … Continue reading

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Sitting Inside My Head

Inside a Dog catchup! 1) First Prize: Unlimited Supply of Diet Coke, where I discuss the magnificence that would be a reality TV show based on writers’ glamourous lives: TONIGHT on Monkeys With Typewriters, the Outliners’ well-laid plans finally come … Continue reading

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To The Edge Of The Earth

Tim and Neil Finn, in their various incarnations (in their bands, Crowded House, Split Enz, individually, together at The Finn Brothers, hanging out with Dave Dobbyn and Bic Runga, etc etc) have actually acquired a fair amount of international fame … Continue reading

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Just The Thought Fills My Heart With Pink Frost

The Chills are a Dunedin sound band, which is a musical era with which I’m not that familiar, but I have decided is mostly about hanging around with your mates in a horrible freezing flat in the early 80s and … Continue reading

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Why You Looking So Down?

The latest vid+cookie was so spoilery that I deemed it important to make sure you didn’t skim it accidentally. So if you are okay with that, click here. The Mint Chicks! They headed overseas, and are now based in Portland, … Continue reading

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In The Ghost Town Where We Live

Oh, Supergroove, so short-lived, so awesome. “Sitting Inside My Head” is probably my favourite of all the songs I used for chapter titles. It is so indelibly funky. This title opens Chapter Three, and has thematic resonance I can’t tell … Continue reading

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From The Tail Of The Fish To The Tip

“Home, Land and Sea” is by Trinity Roots, a group who are reportedly even better on stage than they are recorded. I don’t go to live music much because I don’t like crowds and I am essentially a lyrics kind … Continue reading

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I Hate That Joke.

Occasioned by seeing this in a TWoP recap of American Idol: Simon calls her “gloomy” and congratulates her for even showing up, which coming from Simon is like getting a gold medal that says “Special Olympics” when you turn it … Continue reading

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A Passer-By Point Of View

Today’s song is “Violent”, by pop-rock band Stellar*. Hey, you say, that lead singer looks familiar. Is she connected to the awesome Bic Runga we saw in the last video? Yes! This is the awesome Boh, Bic’s older sister. This … Continue reading

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