Thursday, July 12, 2012

Another Day of Slacking Blog-Wise

I spent much of today picking wineberries when I should have been researching a post about Romney's offensive speech to the NAACP (Rumproast is seriously on the case, though). I figure that, since I've been a slacker, I'd try to get away with simply posting a link to a wonderful documentary about New Zealand's Flying Nun Records which was brought to my attention by all-around good guy Another Kiwi. The linked page is part one of a six-part retrospective. If you've ever wondered about the pop music scene in New Zealand over the last three decades, you're in for a treat. I was reminded of this documentary when A.K posted the video for the... uh... heavenly Heavenly Pop Hit by The Chills.

Of course, New Zealand is still putting out some fantastic music these days... my particular favorite recent-ish antipodean song has got to be Happy as Can Be by Cut Off Your Hands, which came out a few years ago:





Sorry about the perfunctory posts lately, but the berry season is perishingly short, so I've been preoccupied with my usufructary endeavors.

5 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I'd probably like the band if they were from a real country like Australia.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I've been slackering meself. Yes, I did my picture journey thing, but there's also:

How To Be A Hack: Lesson from Mark Halperin

That I could finish, and even cross post at Whiskey.

P.S. Here's the post, the hackitude leaps out at you from each and every sentence.
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Another Kiwi said...

Somebody put The Zombie into fish's freezer!
'Tis the season for slackering on the intertoobs, tho.

mikey said...

Don't worry, you guys. I've been picking up all that slack and posting my ass off. Why? When I'm writing about Republicans or Africa or The Giants I don't have to think about my life, which has entirely unraveled.

So as long as I can remain focused on the collapse of western civilization, my own problems seem somehow less insurmountable.

Say, aren't you glad I come by with these happy little updates from the left side of the map?

Please carry on - I've got Sailor Jerry and the return of baseball on teevee...

Smut Clyde said...

ZRM is band.