Friday, August 24, 2007



Big Matt tribute - Welli
From Nice-up - "Reggae events this weekend - Friday 24 - BIG MATT TRIBUTE @ GOOD LUCK - with heavyweight selectors DANNY LEMON, MANRAY, DUKE WILLIS, PRINCE ALEXANDER & UNDERCOVER plus guests - a night to pay respects to one of the pioneering selectors of the N.Z. Reggae scene, Big Matt, who sadly recently passed away. $10 on the door, all proceeds go to the Big Matt Trust and to help support his family." Check it, if you're in Welli.

AND there's a record swap going down on saturday in AK...

"Beat Merchants have teamed up with Base FM, Santos and Safari to bring you the Beat Market, this Saturday 25th August from 12 - 4pm.

Basically, you rock up to the Santos/Safari courtyard [on Ponsonby rd] with a crate full of records, grab a coffee/beer and get swappin' - those old Chaka Khan records you have collecting dust could be someone's dream edition to their collection. Like the poster says, it's a time for classic collections to be showcased and refreshed as well as a great time to check out the Beat Merchants sale stock they're sure to have on offer."

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, August 18
Joy Division - Love will tear us apart
Massive Music - Find my way (Kode9 remix)
Byron Lee - Hot reggae
Jnr Reid - Bubblers
Ernest Ranglin and Jungle Bros - Funky Bond St (Flex edit)
Scientist - Pick up a dub
DJ Vadim - Watch that sound (JStar remix)
Eric B and Rakim - Follow the leader
Snake Salvador - He's a wonder
Human race - Grey boy
Madvillain - Money folder
Lloyd Williams - Reggae feet
The Eternals - Queen of the minstrels
Spanky Wilson - Sunshine of your love (Bombs edit)
Pleasure -Bouncy lady
Leon Haywood - If you're lookin' for a night of fun
International Observer - (The more) we know
Mr Vegas - Lean wid it
Bacao Rhythm and steel band - Look-a-py-py
Freddie Hubbard - Red clay
Roland Alphonso - President Kennedy
The sharks - Music answer
Jacksons feat Mick Jagger - State of shock
A Certain Ratio - Shack up
Zion-I - Kharma inst
Ice Cube - Bop gun
Cornerstone roots feat Luciano - Jah
Hot 8 Brass Band - Get up

Monday, August 20, 2007

Slumming it.
Annabel Fay is a young local singer who releases her debut album today. Very amusing interview with her in the Weekend Herald, snip...


"... There have been no hiccups in Annabel Fay's entrance into the music scene yet - but for the way her PR people have tried to market her. Even though Fay is relaxed about her provenance, they have gone to great lengths to downplay it - perhaps sensitive to the suspicion that rich kids get unearned breaks in life, or mindful of the negative publicity over Sir Michaels recent dealings with the New Zealand Securities Commission in which he and former partner David Richwhite agreed to pay $20 million to settle insider-trading proceedings [on a deal that he made $60 million].

Background publicity information supplied to Canvas claimed Annabel Fay lived as a fully-fledged member of the hoi polloi. Her PR agent said in an email Fay earned her own living and was so passionate about being a professional musician and "not taking advantage of her family's assets" she caught the bus to work, shopped in Glassons, "and sometimes goes to friends for meals because she doesn't have the money to buy her own food."

Its a pity they didn't tell Fay, who blithely told Canvas during our interview she gets a weekly allowance from her parents, drives a car owned by her mother - and although she isn't able to work due to her music commitments - recently moved into a Ponsonby apartment by herself. "I've had a privileged but not excessive upbringing," she says. "I'm not naive; it's not something that I take for granted." She confesses she often asks her parents for extra money, but I don't get a 'yes' very often."Link.

Aint life tough.
Pink sees red
You may remember a while back, when US singer Pink ripped off the artwork of local artist Martin Emond for her video "U and Ur Hand".

Seems that maybe Martin wasn't the only artist she borrowed from...

From New York Post "page Six" column... "ugust 16, 2007 -- An avant-garde Manhattan painter is suing Pink for copyright infringement, saying the pop cutie used one of his works in a 2006 music video. In his case filed in Manhattan District Court, Vladimir Kush charges Pink and her record company, Zomba, with reproducing images from his painting "Countes Erotiques" throughout her video for "U + Ur Hand" without permission."