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Everyone I talk to is going over the hill – finally they have a good reason to visit Hamilton.Hush my mouth. There are, of course, many good reasons to go to Hamilton. Give me a few minutes and I'll think of one. Okay. We'll get back...

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Neil Young goes mad, and other news...I like Neil Young; have done for decades. But, after a life of eccentricity, he would appear to have gone completely mad.Which is okay of course. Some of my best friends are completely mad. It can make for interesting...

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Musicians generally hibernate during winter but there's always stuff bubbling away beneath the surface.That whole cold winter vibe just doesn't seem so conducive to going out and gigging. Or perhaps it's that musicians don't trust...

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Who thought a music column was a good idea while the FIFA World Cup is happening?I've never been good at multitasking and I don't seem to be improving. So it's best not to have any distractions while this enthralling competition takes...

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They say there is no such thing as bad publicity, but that's a load of rubbish.Just ask Mel Gibson or The Dixie Chicks. Or Gary Glitter. Publicity can destroy a career as easily as it can make it.And while it's easy to say it's not the...

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Last week I was inspired and, dammit, this week I'm still inspired.It's a good thing. Like walking around on little clouds of happiness. And I have – surprisingly – Mark Zuckerberg to thank. For last week's whole inspiring...

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I have been inspired. My world is a brighter place, and I have celebrities to thank. Well, ‘celebrities' is a loaded term. It's hard to tell exactly what it means any more. Labelling someone who has actually done something with the same...

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The problem with us columnists is that we're prone to predictions.I kick myself when I do it, but it's an urge that's hard to resist. The difficulty, though, with predicting things is that you're almost always wrong. As I was at...

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New Zealand Music Month may be coming to an end but here at The Weekend Sun every month is New Zealand Music Month.We don't need an artificial construct to celebrate and report on NZ music and the way it's being done and I don't think...

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Once again the music world is busy, busy, busy – albums, bands, gigs, the thrills never end.It's almost enough to bring on another ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful' column. Except I'm not particularly cheerful this week as the world...

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