NZ Music Month finale –

01/06/2009

Like Inventory 2 at Keeping Stock, I realise New Zealand Music month is over, but we were in Wanaka with friends for the weekend and I didn’t have time to do a final round up round the blogs so here they are:

Keeping Stock concluded his Christian Music Sundays with two songs from Brooke Fraser: Lifeline & Albertine.

Inquiring Mind finished with some reggae from Cornerstone Roots

Rob posted three for the final day: Anything Could Happen from The Clean; The Verlaines with Doomsday and In Your Favour from Look Blue Go Purple.

I’ll leave the last word  notes to the Goodnight Kiwi:


Hine E Hine

09/05/2009

Day nine of the NZ Music Month tune a day challenge.

The tune for E Hine E,  was introduced to many of us as the music for the Goodnight Kiwi.

This version is sung by Hayley Westenra and Teddy Tahu Rhodes:


G’day again Goodnight Kiwi

30/11/2008

Once upon a time, not so very long go, there were just two TV channels and neither of them went 24 hours a day.

 

To signal the end of the day’s transmission, TVNZ (or whichever of its predecessors was in existence then) played the Goodnight Kiwi settling down for the night to the tune of Hine E Hine.

The excitement with which the announcement TVNZ is bringing the Kiwi and his cat back to our screens has been greeted is a sign of the affection in which they’re held. However, the sad state of current programming means there’s little if anything worth watching to keep us up to see them.

 

If you can’t wait to see the updated version, Youtube has the original.


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