Post Tagged with: "New Zealand"

The La De Da’s, Blue Stars and others – How Is the Air Up There? (2018)

The La De Da’s, Blue Stars and others – How Is the Air Up There? (2018)

Some might recognize a couple of the New Zealand garage-rock groups on ‘How Is the Air Up There?’ The rest may be new to most, like me.

Kere Buchanan – Goodbye Yesterday (2014)

Kere Buchanan’s new release, Goodbye Yesterday almost seems to be in a time warp. The New Zealander’s release harken back to a time when albums contained thoughtful and intriguing melodies.

Lorde – Pure Heroine (2013)

One wonders what’s cooler: talking about listening to the 17-year-old Lorde or actually listening to the 17-year-old Lorde?

Forgotten series: Dragon – Body and the Beat (1984)

Forgotten series: Dragon – Body and the Beat (1984)

Few CDs scream summer to me the way most of the albums Dragon released in the 1980s do. I’d argue that no other band captured the overall atmosphere and spirit of summer in musical form the way Dragon did.

'I simply do what I know I can do': Prog god Rick Wakeman takes an organic approach to his art

For Rick Wakeman, who’s preparing a new tour of New Zealand and a reissue of Journey to the Centre of the Earth, the approach to music remains steadfastly organic: “It,” the prog god offers, “sort of happens.”

Jasmine Lovell-Smith's Towering Poppies – Fortune Songs (2012)

Christchurch, New Zealand’s Jasmine Lovell-Smith at first followed her opera singer mother’s footsteps, until she fell in love with jazz in high school, and the saxophone has been her primary instrument ever since.

Police say Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was found hiding in safe room with shotgun

The story of’s demise just keeps getting more and more interesting.

Giant file-sharing site Megaupload has been shut down; federal charges for piracy follow

The Feds have shut down Megaupload, one of the Internet’s largest file-sharing sites. Government officials denied a link to Wednesday’s protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act, according to the Wall Street Journal.