In response to the spate of recent jingoistic National Day posts (i enjoyed the Aussie playlist, honest), I thought I'd throw this playlist from NZ at you all. Perhaps some of you have more time to listen today because of snow, but if no-one listens, I couldn't give a flying nun... it's been a labour of love.
The guitar - of a jangly disposition - is the weapon of choice here, and you'll find many of the usual suspects, but i hope you'll also find other things to enjoy. Anyhoo, here goes and as the game goes, throw some of your own favs at the list. It goes in pretty much chronological order from 1980 until the present day... apart from the last vid from Trinity Roots which pretty much sums up the entire thing.
There's no Connan Mockasin, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Liam Finn or Dad Finn here because... er.. I don't like 'em as much as what's here.
Split Enz - 'Shark Attack'
Gordons - 'Adults and Children'
The Verlaines - 'Death and The Maiden'
The Clean - 'Point That Thing Somewhere Else'
The Chills - 'Pink Frost'
The Bats - 'North by North'
Straitjacket Fits - 'She Speeds'
Chris Knox - 'Not Given Lightly'
Jean-Paul Sartre Experience - 'Inside and Out'
The 3Ds - 'Outer Space'
Headless Chickens - 'Juice'
Supergroove - Sitting Inside My Head'
The Mutton Birds - 'A Thing Well Made'
DLT feat. Che Fu - 'Chains'
Darcy Clay - 'Jesus I was Evil'
Bic Runga - 'Sway'
The D4 - 'Party'
HDU - 'Schallblute'
The Brunettes - 'Boy Racer'
Phelps and Munro - 'Horse Winning Without Rider'
The Phoenix Foundation - 'Going Fishing'
Scribe - 'Not Many'
The Tokey Tones - 'Glitter and Paste'
Shapeshifter feat. Joe Dukie - 'Long White Cloud'
Ghost Club - 'Suicide Train'
Bachelorette - 'On the Four'
Fat Freddy's Drop - 'Wandering Eye'
Opensouls - 'Turn It Up'
Coco Solid - 'Crime Fighters'
Mint Chicks - 'Funeral Day'
Voom - 'B Your Boy'
The Reduction Agents - 'Waiting for Your Love'
Shocking Pinks - 'End of the World'
SJD - 'Beautiful Haze'
The Ruby Suns - 'Tane Mahuta'
The Naked and Famous - 'Serenade'
Surf City - 'Canned Food'
Lawrence Arabia - 'Apple Pie Bed'
James Duncan - A Obvious
Dimmer - 'Degrees of Existence'
Sharpie Crows - '15 Golden Balls Pt. 2'
Ladyhawke - 'Magic'
Kimbra - 'Settle Down'
Mt. Pleasant - 'II Tough II Dance'
The Adults - 'Nothing To Lose'
Bannerman - 'Howling Wind'
Trinity Roots - 'Home, Land and Sea'
It's a YouTube playlist because there's some cool vids... Here goes...
And there's this...
Shihad - 'Alive' here because i don't know how to drag it on to YT... http://www.contactmusic.com/video/shihad-alive
And a couple from Flight of the Conchords... couldn't choose b/n 'Business Time' and the Bowie space one, so i'll chuck 'em both in...
Happy Waitangi Day! Tihei mauri ora!