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Not all of them of course. Nothing like that. Not even enough for a Top Ten list. So much music is constantly released that even pretending I've listened to enough to create a Top Ten would be foolish. And I listen to quite a bit.Folk Roots mag...

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I've got a new local album to tell you about this week. But let's start with Bobby Keys.Bobby Keys, saxophonist extraordinaire died earlier this week. You might have heard, you might have missed it. He was about famous enough to be mentioned...

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I still come across people who express amazement at the musical talent here in Tauranga. It vaguely bugs me.I know it's meant as sincere admiration for whoever the “talent” is, but it's the accompanying dose of surprise that, well,...

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I confidently welcomed the arrival of summer last week – perhaps a little prematurely.It certainly seemed that way over the weekend when I nearly missed the gig I was off to because the raging winds brought on a five-hour power cut here at the Watusi...

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Somehow it seems like summer has arrived since last week – the sun is shining and the little birds chirping.Or maybe it's the smell of horse manure. Yesterday I got up close and personal with a bag of the stuff and all I can say is that gardening...

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Spotify. Let's talk about Spotify. But, first, I must ask – have vegetarians gone insane?And, lest anyone – especially vegetarians – examine that question and assume that I'm one of the many meat-eating hedonists who regard...

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Sometimes it's hard to stick to just music. Occasionally, I do start to feel like a ‘What's On' board.It was gigs last week. Why? Because there are just so many of them on at the moment. And, for that reason, it's gigs again...

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We continue the occasional series wherein Winston expounds on things that currently make him happy. And this week, once again, it's gigs, gigs, gigs. Big gigs, small gigs, gigs this weekend, gigs next year, gigs in Tauranga, gigs all over, serious...

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Consistency. Got to have consistency. Once again this week we have a great gig and something else.The difference this week is that instead of something weird and wacky there's an apology. It seems that, inadvertently, I caused offence with last...

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There's been a lot of talk recently about a lack of local music venues. This week there's some good news on that front.A new music venue, or at least a drastically revamped one, is about to become operational at the Mount. It's not exactly...

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Clouds over Tauranga. By Graham Woodhead. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz