One Day More

April 4, 2020

Ben and Danielle Marsh and their children have repurposed One Day More for the lockdown.

Don’t Help Yourself

March 31, 2020


March 30, 2020

Daniel Matarazzo has repurposed Supercalifragilisticexpialidosis:


Kenny Rogers 21.8.38 – 20. 3.20

March 21, 2020

Country music singer Kenny Rogers has died.

. . .Rogers was one of the progenitors of country-pop crossover at the superstar level. “I came into country music not trying to change country music but trying to survive,” he said in a 2016 interview with “And so I did songs that were not country but were more pop. Nowadays they’re not doing country songs at all. What they’re doing is creating their own genre of country music. But I told somebody the other day, country music is what country people will buy. If the country audience doesn’t buy it, they’ll kick it out. And if they do, then it becomes country music. It’s just era of country music we’re in.”

After establishing himself commercially via rock- and pop-oriented singles with his group the First Edition, the bearded, prematurely gray Rogers was launched into the top rank of crossover country artists with a string of singles for United Artists Records. . . 

The first live concert I went to was Kenny Rogers and The First Edition, in the Oamaru Opera House.


More love and compassion – Elton John

February 5, 2020

Thoughts from Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour:


* Thank goodness the people who wanted a roof on Forsyth Barr Stadium prevailed.

It was pouring with rain in Dunedin and it was cold but at least we were dry under the roof.

* The oldies are still the goodies.

The audience had a wide age-range, including people who wouldn’t have been born when Elton started performing 50-odd years ago but young and old were dancing, singing and enjoying themselves.

* Technology enhances the act.

It was a performance on stage and screen that was aurally and visually spectacular.

* More love and compassion.

That was Elton’s message on what the world needs more of and he’s right.

Farmers’ Song

February 1, 2020

Murray McLauchlan sings Farmers’ Song:

Away In A Manger

December 25, 2019

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