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Chris Parkinson

Chris Parkinson

Chris Parkinson Broadcaster. It is with deep regret we have to announce the passing of Chris Parkinson one of the pioneer’s of private radio in New Zealand. Chris was was a founding member of Radio Hauraki a pirate radio station on board the Tiri in the Colville channel in 1966. Chris Parkinson born 30-4-41 Wairoa […]

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Glyn Johns’ Interview

Glyn Johns

Glyn Johns Interview     Glyn Johns produced and engineered a huge body of work, recording music that fans of all ages have loved for decades. To this day he still prefers his tape-recorders rather than digital recorders, and he is a strong believer in recording with the whole “band” in the studio together. If […]

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Hank Marvin reviews Gray Bartlett

Hank Marvin

Hank Marvin says great things about Gray Bartlett. Gray Bartlett is an icon in New Zealand, he is probably our most well known guitarist and has had incredible success around the world, particularly in Japan. Gray has just completed his latest Album called Private Conversations and he is currently on tour in New Zealand. Here […]

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Recording Process

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I came across this article in Tape Op mag that endorses my own feelings about the recording process, and how we might learn from some of the old classic recordings we grew up with and love the sound of. Music has two main components; the performance plus the technical equipment that delivered the performance. And […]

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The Flaming Mudcats

Flamming Mudcats

Glenn Campbell from the original sixties rock band Juicy Lucy was a surprise treat at Correllis Restaurant in Devonport New Zealand last night. Glenn was playing with the New Zealand group, “The Flaming Mudcats” You can read all about them on their own website but I could not have written the blurb any better so […]

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Doyle Dykes

Doyle Dykes

Doyle Dykes video I stumbled across this interview-demo featuring one of the greatest finger-picking guitarists in the world. I must confess I had not heard of him, but man; that cat sure can play! He came from Jacksonville, Forida and was influenced by several musical styles and musicians such as Chet Atkins, to The Beatles, […]

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Les Paul Chasing Sound

Les Paul

I grew up hearing Les Paul and Mary Ford records on the radio. At about 7 years of age I had no idea that it was an electric guitar making those amazing sounds. I had no idea whatsoever what kind of instrument it was. And I had no idea of how the tight female vocal […]

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Music in the Brain

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The Brain’s Music Room Music has such a powerful effect on humans, we cannot even ignore the music we hate! International surveys sow that people consistently rate music as a supreme source of pleasure and emotional power. No matter what culture you may have evolved from, your ancestors will have made some form of music, […]

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Will Streaming Music Kill Songwriting?

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Make music online Today everyone in the recording industry is well aware (or should be) that most people want to make music online. John Seabrook writes this serious piece in the New Yorker about how technology is impacting on the royalty income for songwriters and their publishers. Last year I was visiting friends in Nashville; […]

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Who is Shouting?

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It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find a café or restaurant these days that not only serves up delicious food with good service, but also offers a pleasant environment where one can indulge in some good conversation. Some cool music in keeping with the theme of the place would be nice, but dining out usually means […]

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