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I want to write a little something this week about Guy Clark. Many people here haven't heard of Guy Clark; he died last week just after the deadline for my column had passed. Photo: Guy Clark. So this is old news really, and I wasn't going...

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We continue the occasional series wherein Winston expounds on things that currently make him happy. Once upon a time some old dude said: “The times they are a-changing” and nagdarnit if it doesn't look like the fellah might have been...

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As always, there's a lot going on; but I want to start this week where I finished three weeks ago.Yes, I realise it's possible a few of you are getting tired of reading about Graham Clark, frontman of rhythm and blues purveyors Brilleaux and,...

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Turn your back for a second and it sneaks up on you – yes, it's time again for New Zealand Music Month.Of course, every month is New Zealand Music Month here at the Watusi Country Club, though we do occasionally take time out for Bob Dylan...

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This year has been rough on musicians; every week seems to come with sad unexpected news of someone we've lost.And last week was much the same. We lost a giant in his field, someone who left an indelible mark on his chosen style of music, someone...

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‘The Right Note' is the massive new book about the last 50 years of the Tauranga music scene; I talked about it last week. Written by Brilleaux frontman Graham Clark, it is now available in all its coffee table-filling glory from Books A Plenty.And...

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History is so easy to lose. Some things almost immediately vanish into the past in a contradictory swirl of memory. But even when history is documented it can still be lost. Graham Clark waited for two years with the manuscript of his first book ‘The...

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We continue the occasional series wherein Winston expands on things that currently make him happy. And, once again, this week he's very happy. Why? Gigs. Yep, music makes Winston happy. As William Congreve wrote: “Music has charms to soothe...

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Hello again y'all! Hope you've recovered from the pleasures of Easter...And what a splendid Easter it was: the sun came out and showed off Tauranga at its best. With music, street performers, a kid's park, and food and drink, The Strand...

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We continue the occasional series wherein Winston expounds on things that currently make him happy. And this week he's very happy. Izzy Bones (Dylan Israel). Photo: James Stanbridge.Because it's Easter. Hot cross buns, Easter eggs, chocolate...

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