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Dalvanius Prime would have been 62 today.

Music Month Catch-Up


The National Party conference took precedence over my daily links to the other blogs which are doing daily posts to mark NZ Music Month.

To catch up on the weekend’s selection:

Rob took us to Higher Trails  by John Hanlon and introduced The Mockers’ vidoe for Trendy Lefties

Inquiring Mind had So True  from Black Seeds, gave a bonus post with Poi E from the Patea Maori Club and went classical with Rondino by Douglas Lilburn.

Keeping Stock went Violent with Stellar then continued his Christian Music Sundays with In Wonder  from Magnify.

Apropos of NZ Music Month, Big News posts one of his favourite songs and videos and Not PC posts his top 10 favourite albums.

Top 10 quintessential Kiwi songs


Watching the launch of The Great New Zealand Song Book  on Close Up this evening, and following on from the list of top 10 Kiwi foods I decided to compile a list of top 10 kiwi songs.

In random order, showing my age and a woeful ignorance of modern music, I came up with:

1. Pokarekare Ana

2.  Hine E Hine

3. Te Harinui

4. Ballad of the Waitaki

5. Now is the Hour (Po Atarau)

6. Ten Guitars

7. Poi E

8. Tauramanui on the Main Trunk Line

9. We Don’t Know How Lucky We Are

10. Click Go The Shears (which I think we borrowed from the other side of the Tasman).

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