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February 26, 2006

Everywhere you go you always take the weather with you

Finn_brothers Here is a new collection of links, about Music from New Zealand. I am just discovering it beyond the basics, so this section will start a little thin, and grow as I explore more. Suggestions & recommendations from readers will be especially welcome here

Obviously, my introduction to Kiwi music was through the albums of Split Enz and Crowded house which were spearheaded by Tim Finn and Neil Finn. Like the Grateful Dead, these bands had (and still have) a rabid base of fans, and when I used to go to the Finn brothers concerts, you always met the same people in the audience...

Split Enz returning for a belated encore performance

Dave Dobbyn

Bic Runga

Maori singer Moana and the Tribe

New Zealand Music of the 60's, 70's and 80's

Mixotheque, a music blog of New Zealand rock

A massive collection of Kiwi Music Links

Soprano Kiri Te Kanawa

Other Kiwi Travel Links:

New Zealand in grip of man drought - Yeah!

How to acquire a New Zealander accent and American versus New Zealand vocabulary

More from The Flying Kiwi: Common Birds of the New Zealand Forest, basic New Zealand geography (And other Asian travel wallpapers)

Phil Garrett's Flying Kiwi project – breaking the world sidecar speed record @ 320 km/h

Toward the Top of the mountain and other bike photos by Reinhard Pantke, who bikes around the world

Girls Go Wild - 5-part Adventures in New Zealand by Elisabeth Eaves, author of “Bare”

Blue Ferns. New Zealand is a land filled with ferns, none of them were blue - until now

RE: Immigration - move2nz – a comprehensive site that includes resources, services, contacts and information: “we wished we could have had when we emigrated to Christchurch in 2000”

A Metafilter thread about an inexpensive shipping route when you move to NZ

You’ll find a copy of this section on the Moving to New Zealand blog

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New Zealand blues links!

http://www.blues.co.nz/ http://www.nzs.com/entertainment/music/blues/

My wife's a Kiwi. We live at the beach in SW Washington state. She came to attend the Winthrop Blues Festival with me and stayed...one day I hope to dig some blues in New Zealand.

Posted by: Mr. Natural at Feb 26, 2006 5:06:50 PM

hanan, I am overjoyed to be able to give you something in return for all the little gifts you've given us over the years...

my own present to you is the name of a new zealand band; a band who blend a mixture of reggae, soul, funk and electronic beats into a sweet sweet concoction and then frost it with the smoothest, most soulful voice you'll have heard in a long time...

their debut album 'based on a true story', was chosen as the best album *in the world* in 2005 by gilles peterson, a man who knows a thing or two about music.

the name of the band?

Fat Freddy's Drop

tell everyone you know!

Posted by: burst rhino at Feb 26, 2006 8:54:53 PM

Fat Freddy's Drop?
http://www.fatfreddysdrop.com/ !

Posted by: Hanan at Feb 26, 2006 9:26:04 PM

yes... but you could get the wrong idea from that website...!

make sure you tune in to fitchie radio there... you'll get an idea of the sound...

Posted by: burst rhino at Feb 27, 2006 7:48:20 AM

or, even better, check out their album here :



Posted by: burst rhino at Feb 27, 2006 7:57:15 AM

Shihad - Shihad, Killjoy, Love is the New Hate,
Head like a Hole - Flick y'self
Headless Chickens - Body Blow
Dimmer - I Believe You Are A Star
Jakob - Cale:Drew

Posted by: try these at May 24, 2006 11:59:09 PM

Why would you want to move to New Zealand?

I live in New Zealand...contrary to popular belief New Zealand is one of the most racist, segregated and under educated of the third world countries. It does have it's good points here and there. It turns out we are also highly polluted. We just look clean and green because there are bugger all of us. If you do choose to move here I would suggest not picking one of the big cities, as I have lived in most of them and they are highly over rated and dull offering you nothing that you have not got already. Your best bet would be a small city, the jobs are better and so is the air. I don't know where you are from but if your from the states the price differences are not much and at the moment things are expensive.

It's not all cake and kumara.....(sweet potato)

p.s and you would have to learn how to pronounce all the maori words correctly, it can cause issues with many people...

Also check out:
Che Fu
The Black Seeds
Pheonix Foundation
Salmonella Dub

Most popular New Zealand music is Dub, regae and hip hop

Sorry for getting down on you, but I thought you should know.

Posted by: Tuku at Feb 25, 2008 4:56:37 PM