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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by SithForceLord, Nov 13, 2005.

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  1. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Youngling

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    It's crazy that Weezer haven't toured here in that long. I'd've thought that they'd be reasonable sellers here.

    re: The Chilli Peppers. I guess I can see why they're popular. I'm just not really that interested in a band where basically all the songs are about having sex in the state of California. I dunno ... I think they're one of those bands who have essentially hit their stride, and will continue to make music in the same style for as long as people keep buying it. I don't have any particular beef with them, I just find their style, songs and image quite dull. But there you go ...

    Currently trying to decide which film festival films I'll see. I'm seeing at least 15, and have taken a week off work for it, but it looks like I might be seeing up to 32 films in just over two weeks. My poor eyes!

    Kai - I keep meaning to go see your band. I see the legendary-in-Hamilton Petra Jane has been plugging you a lot recently. (snigger)
  2. Kai_Halicon Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 12, 2002
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    Yeah, Aunty Pet is a friend, the band she manages, Dynamo Go, is playing on Saturday with us.
    If you want to come, I can try adn get you and the wife on the door.
  3. SithForceLord Jedi Master

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    sorry, discussion is essentially over but re: chili's style. This latest, is actually quite diverse and you can't take the entire album on the face value of 'Dani California' which I'm sick of already (bloody radio station thrashings). There are some fantastic funk songs as well as some laid back tunes, all with the odd harder rock song like their older stuff.

    Anyway, I like it, and them :p

    As for Weezer, yea, they'd be good to see and with the Foo's = sweet! I didn't realise they had toured together, I don't exactly keep up-to-date with music tours. If I hear of something I like, I'll find out more :p
  4. YouAgain Jedi Master

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    Apart from Pink Floyd, Weezer are my favourite band ever!!! I would cry if they decided to come to NZ :p
  5. SithForceLord Jedi Master

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    I'd pay a substantial amount to see a good incubus concert.
  6. solo77 Jedi Grand Master

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    Meh [face_talk_hand]

    I wouldn't want to see Brandon mince about on stage :p
  7. SithForceLord Jedi Master

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    Jul 2, 2001
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    You'd just be woried he'd find you're girlish features attractive and mount you like a lion. ;)
  8. solo77 Jedi Grand Master

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    Exactly, i have to worry about that everyday [face_worried]
  9. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    http://www.u2.com/news/index.php?mode=full&news_id=1969

    `Vertigo´ in Australia and New Zealand - November 06!

    Special information for ticket holders.

    U2 and tour promoters The Next Adventure (TNA) today announced new
    shows for those previously postponed on U2´s Vertigo Tour.

    Kanye West will be the special guest for the dates in Brisbane,
    Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Auckland this coming November.

    Ticket holders in New Zealand and Australia should retain and use
    their existing tickets for the rescheduled performances.

    Every effort has been made to reschedule the performances on
    corresponding days of the week. Fans unable to make the rescheduled
    performances may refund their tickets in accordance with local ticket
    policies.

    In both New Zealand and Australia, fans requiring a refund may do so July
    21st through 26th at point of purchase, following which any returned
    tickets will be made available to the public. Additional details
    forthcoming.

    The new show dates are as follows:

    Auckland - Ericsson Stadium - (Old Date) Friday, March 17th/06 - (New
    Date) Friday, November 24/06

    Auckland - Ericsson Stadium - (Old Date)Saturday, March 18th/06 -
    (New Date)Saturday, November 25/06
  10. SithForceLord Jedi Master

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  11. YouAgain Jedi Master

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    Panic! at the Disco are playing the st james in october

    I wasn't going to go, I'm not a big fan of theirs, but rumour has it that 48may are opening and I <3 48may!
  12. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Youngling

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    Arctic Monkeys on Friday were fabulous. I still wasn't 100% convinced they justified the hype, but honestly, I haven't seen a tighter, more energetic band in a helluva long time. Also, the crowd was utterly mental. I think the band were a little taken aback as to how popular they are too, which made for a great vibe at the gig.

    Strokes tomorrow night too. With these two gigs, and 29 films at the Auckland International Film Festival, I am feeling a bit over-entertained.
  13. SithForceLord Jedi Master

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    I'm sure your wallet's a fair bit lighter too :S
  14. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Youngling

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    something like 18 of the films I saw at the festival were free ... I was "monitoring" them, which basically means checking the projector is set at the right aspect, and that the subtitled aren't being projected off screen, the sound isn't playing up etc. I took a week off work to do it, and it was a pretty fun way to spend a week, just watching films all day.
  15. YouAgain Jedi Master

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    SLAYER

    4/21 Auckland NZ @ St James Theatre

    w00t!!
  16. SithForceLord Jedi Master

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    pift!

    Unofficial: Red Hot Chili Peppers april-ish
  17. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I wonder how [link=http://tinyurl.com/3dxw6q]Bic Runga's pregnancy[/link] will effect her tour?

    Somewhere to rest her guitar I suppose... :p


  18. Star_Rocker Jedi Master

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    JP, how was Eric Clapton. I've been hearing it was teh crap.
  19. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Teh crap to the idiot drunken masses who were wanting to hear Lay Down Sally etc.

    Teh roxxors to anyone who actually knows the guy's music. Considering almost 1/2 the tracks were off my favourite album of his (1971's Layla and other Assorted Love Songs), I was in heaven.

    You'll find [link=http://tinyurl.com/yo8456]similar sentiment from the other actual fans[/link] there. And [link=http://www.stuff.co.nz/northland/3944136a1860.html]this newspaper review[/link].

    Set list;

    01. Tell The Truth
    02. Key To The Highway
    03. Got to Get Better in A Little While
    04. Little Wing
    05. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?

    Acoustic Set
    06. Driftin' Blues (EC Solo)
    07. Outside Woman Blues
    08. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
    09. Running On Faith

    10. Motherless Children
    11. Little Queen of Spades
    12. Further On Up The Road
    13. Wonderful Tonight
    14. Layla

    Encore
    15. Cocaine
    16. Crossroads


    I think people may have been disappointed at his lack of chat between songs, simply saying "hello" at the start & "thank you" after each number, but anyone familiar with him knows that's, that's just what he does. So, yeah, anyone who though he sucked can go reminisc over Chris De Burgh & Olivia Newton John.

  20. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Youngling

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    That's a good setlist JP. I can't say I'm a massive fan, but Eric Clapton was my first ever rock show, at the supertop in 1990, and I do remember that he was absolutely brilliant. Anyway, I'm glad he played a set for the true fans, and didn't pander to the drunken idiots.

    How was Roger Waters?
  21. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Waters was also great. Obviously more of a 'spectacle' than Clapton, and a Greatest Hits set (which suited a casual fan like myself). At a few points (when Roger wsn't on vocals ie. the Gilmour sung songs) it almost felt like you didn't even need Waters on stage, but those moments quickly passed.

    Also everything was timed down to the second (for the light, pyro & video show), where Clapton seemed more spontaneous with some great jamming between the 3 guitarists in particular. Waters keeps the same set list & running order every night. Clapton tends to change at least one song, and on this tour has played a LOT of different tracks before more or less settling on the present set list. Not a single song off his latest album(s) Back Home or the JJ Cale collaboration, which is amusing.

    Found the Waters saxophonist blog, [link=http://ian-ritchie.com/rwblog.htm]here[/link]. Nice to read what they got up to here.

    Set list;


    Set One

    1. In the Flesh
    2. Mother
    3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
    3b. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (restarted from guitar solo, as lead gutarists amp had blown)
    4. Shine On You Crazy Diamond
    5. Have a Cigar
    6. Wish You Were Here
    7. Southampton Dock
    8. The Fletcher Memorial Home
    9. Perfect Sense
    10. Leaving Beirut
    11. Sheep

    Set Two (The Dark Side of the Moon)

    1. Speak to Me
    2. Breathe
    3. On the Run
    4. Time
    5. Breathe (Reprise)
    6. The Great Gig in the Sky
    7. Money
    8. Us and Them
    9. Any Colour You Like
    10. Brain Damage
    11. Eclipse

    Encore

    1. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
    2. Another Brick in the Wall, Part II
    3. Vera
    4. Bring the Boys Back Home
    5. Comfortably Numb
  22. __Vader__ Jedi Knight

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    May 23, 2005
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    If you guys didn't know, Weird Al Yankovic is coming to the St. James in March. He should be awesome.
  23. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Cool.

    I just received this press release, of interest to anyone who's attending a show on the Bic Runga tour;

  24. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Youngling

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    oh. I wish that
    a) I'd gone to the show, and
    b) I'd known that.
  25. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    Gone to what show? One of Bic's? They start this weekend...

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