the New Zealand Trick

Instead of studying or paper writing, check this out. Its cooler, I promise.

This might not make any new fans, but here I've got a pretty cool 1984 television program that takes a look at Christchurch and Dunedin. Its mostly Flying Nun-centric, but who cares? There's lots of interviews and live clips from folks like Shayne Carter, the Verlaines, Look Blue Go Purple, Backdoor Blues Band, and Alastair Galbraith. There's some forgettable stuff maybe- but this is definitely fun. Part III is probably best.

(too much to post right onto our blog, so check out some links)

Part I
Part II
Part III

And I couldn't resist putting up these videos from two huge NZ pop groups. They will make new fans, quick.
The Chills, Pink Frost. From 1984, can be found on Kaleidoscope World, an early singles collection. Its a hit.
The Clean, Anything Could Happen. Released as a single sometime during their first existence (1978-83). You can find it on Anthology, and it rocks. David Kilgour wears a Bob Dylan costume. Cool.