Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby mohumbhai mania » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:20 pm

She's kind of incredible. In her way.
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Postby Nancy » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:45 pm

That came across on the video. She reminds me a bit of Mrs Miller:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO0Z-RrT ... re=related

She's more well-known for this one, but I couldn't find one of her in performance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw07CDid0JM
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby mohumbhai mania » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:15 pm

Press release I got for the Chris Knox benefit show. More on him below, if you're not a NZ music geek and/or Kiwi. I adore him.

Holy Schmoley! The reclusive Jeff Mangum coming out of retirement!
And the Clean are always more that worth seeing.

Check it out East Coasters!


CHRIS KNOX BENEFIT SHOW – MAY 6TH AT LE POISSON ROUGE

On Thursday, May 6th, 2010, Le Poisson Rouge, Wordless Music and WFMU will be hosting a benefit for New Zealand musician Chris Knox, who suffered a series of life-altering strokes last year. The show comes on the heels of Merge Records’ release of Stroke, a double album compilation of artists covering Knox songs with the proceeds going to benefit him and his family. All money raised for this event, save for circa $2,500 base costs to cover direct club expenses, is going straight to the Knox family.

Chris Knox’s presence and influence on New Zealand music can only properly be compared to the relationship between Caetano Veloso and Brazil, and Ali Farka Touré in Mali. He started as one of the first and most highly regarded Kiwi punk rock musicians in the late seventies, and went on to be known for his work as a comic artist, television host, film reviewer and music producer for releases on the illustrious Flying Nun roster. His work as Tall Dwarfs (with Alec Bathgate) and as a solo artist has influenced musicians far beyond his country’s borders, as evidenced by the lineup for this show.

Artists, all of whom will be performing shorter than typical sets, at Le Poisson Rouge include Yo La Tengo, Portastatic, Kyp Malone (TV On The Radio), Claudia Gonson (The Magnetic Fields), comedian John Mulaney and Sharon Van Etten. Additionally, New Zealand will be represented by one of the only bands who can be considered a rival to Knox’s influence, The Clean, solo sets by Clean members Robert Scott and David Kilgour, as well as Dimmer, whose leader Shayne Carter is best known on these shores from his years of fronting the seminal Straitjacket Fits. In addition, we are pleased to announce the night will include a very short acoustic set by Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel, his first public performance in over a decade. The event will be partially recorded to broadcast on WFMU at a later date, as well as on New Zealand community radio stations like Radio 1 in Dunedin.

Tickets will be made available via Kickstarter.com next Tuesday, March 30th. Kickstarter is a great new website where people can directly support projects they love. All tickets purchased will be for the person who bought the ticket – i.e. there will be no way to scalp. If a ticket buyer is purchasing the tickets for somebody else, they will be required to provide the name of that person upon purchasing to secure the spot. We will be holding a separate fundraiser on Kickstarter to cover transport costs for the artists; people who donate will receive the Stroke 2xCD comp. Keep watch on Kickstarter for information like ticket price (they won’t be cheap – it’s a benefit!) and other salient details. There will be no guest lists whatsoever. I will be buying a ticket, and so will you if you plan to attend.

In addition to the music, New Zealand goodies will be on hand thanks to contributions from various organizations. For instance, we’re going to have meat pies from Dub Pies in Park Slope!

For more information, please contact Ben Goldberg, ben@badabingrecords.com, 917-922-9035
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Piles » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:15 am

America's Next Top Model Hits New Zealand!




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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Great H » Sun May 02, 2010 2:37 am

Oh! :blush:
That series is the one that's to start showing here next friday I think - I'm going to laugh my ass off watching that!
I assume it's already aired in the US - how did it go over? Alas, my internet is too slow at the moment to watch the vids, but I saw that a sheep was involved in one of the shoots :roll2: Yeah, cos that's what we do here! :nod: :rolls:

I know the 'model house' was in the same small area as where I work, but I never saw any of them (I wouldn't mind seeing Nigel up close :waggle:) - of course I wouldn't have known who I was looking at at the time. I hope they actually got out of Auckland into some of the rest of the country - you know, the pretty bits!

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Postby mockingbird » Sun May 02, 2010 2:41 am

Great H wrote:Alas, my internet is too slow at the moment to watch the vids, but I saw that a sheep was involved in one of the shoots :roll2: Yeah, cos that's what we do here! :nod: :rolls:

Hee hee! :lol: Are you being sarcastic? You mean to say you DON'T just go into the fields and pose with sheep? You're ruining my image of New Zealand, please stop. ;) :lol:

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Nancy » Sun May 02, 2010 3:27 am

Mock - :rolls:

I saw a bit of the go-see challenge, and also as they first saw their model house - it made me want to visit so much!
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Faith » Sun May 02, 2010 3:38 am

I haven't watched it yet, but I'm not surprised at all by the sheep at the photo shoot. There are more sheep than people there. :lol: And Great H, I agree. If they never left Auckland, they didn't really get to see much of NZ at all. All the prettiest parts of NZ for me were on the South Island.

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Piles » Sun May 02, 2010 5:02 am

I'm 99% sure they visit Queenstown.
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby DangerMouse » Wed May 05, 2010 8:11 pm

I would like to take this time to apologize to all the people of NZ and also remind them that not all Americans are as brain dead as this Top Model bunch :wink: Some of us actually have an education and manners. *


* this needed to be typed because of the one moron who thought NZ was more 'Northern' (aka: above Canada...)
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Nancy » Wed May 05, 2010 11:01 pm

You are so right, DM! I second the apology. :oops:

I remember her saying that and thinking, girl, how long do you think it takes to get to "more Northern"???
I think if I were going somewhere out of the country, I'd take a look on the map first, to see where the heck I was going. :bang:
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby ItsAllRyche » Thu May 06, 2010 12:13 am

Nancy wrote:You are so right, DM! I second the apology. :oops:

I remember her saying that and thinking, girl, how long do you think it takes to get to "more Northern"???
I think if I were going somewhere out of the country, I'd take a look on the map first, to see where the heck I was going. :bang:

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Great H » Wed May 19, 2010 7:55 am

FREE TICKETS TO NZ! (Maybe)
(Looks like you have to make your own way to L.A. if you win tho)

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby vmh » Wed May 19, 2010 4:29 pm

I saw that on Twitter but I don't like how you have to travel on those exact days.
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby ItsAllRyche » Wed May 19, 2010 5:40 pm

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