Alisa Xayalith music.
So pop good!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.8.12~
My Maori mom is so cute. She is never impressed by celebrities as a rule. Three she even talked about over the last three years have been, Brooke Fraser and Bono who she saw in concert live in New Zealand.
Recently she met Jason Kerrison of the Kiwi band OpShop. She says she liked his korero (chat) with her. Kerrison had moved to Northland, New Zealand and built a new home as he says he feels much safer in the North, to create and do his music. I explained to mom that Kerrison is a reality TV series judge with UB40‘s Ali Campbell and Kiwi fashion icon Rachel Hunter on the TV show New Zealand’s Got Talent. Mom was like, whose Ali Campbell? Lol!
Mom is also a big fan of singer-songwriter Joel Houston too, only because she knew his grandparents well. Only Joel’s quiet ballad songs mom likes though. Ironically, Bono’s and U2‘s raucus rocker songs, mom quite likes.
Her favorite U2 song is Beautiful Day.
[Music Jason Kerrison & OpShop's Maybe ]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.8.12~
Must be happy Sundays in the South Pacific!
[Both talented songwriters. Photos: Shane Wenzlick - Fairfax Media & Fraser-Ligertwood Entertainment]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.8.12~
We are because parents, teachers, coaches, competitors and supporters all helped us us attain excellence.–NZ’s story today.
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
10. Prince Harry
My pick: A ballad of today’s youth: Lydia Cole‘s Hibernate
Harry Potter movie star’s humor: Emma Watson‘s “naked” pic not her
Favorite popstar (after Miley): Carly Ray Jepsen
Most read poem: The Deep Flowers of Our Floating Island Streamed Plumes
Favorite Hollywood actor today: The Rock
Favorite Kiwi singer: Brooke Fraser
Favorite Farsi Speaker Celebrity: Sarah Shahi – USA
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.8.12~
Don’t forget your roots my friend, the ones who made you, the ones who brought you here.
Six60: authentic sounds of homeland hoods of NZ.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.8.12~
USA Today is reporting: “Nick Sheckel from the California Institute of Technology says a quake hit at 11:23 p.m. Tuesday and was
centered two miles east of Yorba Linda in northern Orange County. The aftershock was widely felt in the region at 2-7 on the richter scale.
If you take the 405, it’s about about 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles. No injuries or damage were reported.–source AP.
Orange County is where rockers like, No Doubt, originally hailed from as a grunge pop band. Reality TV actors stars, turned young adult authors, like Lauren Conrad also hail from the O.C too. It’s very surf beachy on the coast.
[No Doubt currently have the single, Settle Down on the radio in the US at the time of writing. Kiwi singer, Kimbra's Settle Down song, features too].
~Posted by Horiwodoblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.8.12~
To understand . . . you gotta know.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.8.12~
One of the meanest sports out is hip hop dance crews. It should be an Olympics sports. To train for the event, these young people have to be honed athletes as the rehearsals are both grueling and vigorous. As hip hop is the no.1 selling music on the planet, I love what these Kiwi kids are doing in this news rheel footage.
They’re on it.
My own nephew Jordan and his dance crew have been champions of this disciplined team sport in Australasia. When I was young, I was a national champ with a dance crew from Northland New Zealand in a national competition in Wellington.
When you get older, it’s heartening to see young people in New Zealand who know how to get down and dance.
We are a nation of some of the world’s best dancers too. The Maipi whanau of Huntly are the latest and the greatestst here in New Zealand to bust the art of cool on the D-Floor of Te Ao (the world’s stage). Check out their hot skills of the dance in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Clever. Disciplined. Relentless, high energy amazing.
Te Karere News has the scoop from the Hip Hop World Champs in Nevada. [With thanks to TVNZ film crews and journos].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.8.12~
The Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key says he owes it to the Waitangi Tribunal to consider its recommendation to hold off on the Government’s plan to partially sell state-owned assets until a claim over rights to water is resolved.
Broadcasting legend, Mr Peter Williams and Corin Dann serve the interview with the PM.
MP Hekia Parata also speaks for the PM’s government in Te Reo Rangatira (The Language of Chiefs) on the issue as well.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.7.12~
In New Zealand to USA Music Achivements News: “After racing to the top of the New Zealand music charts two years ago, setting off a remarkable journey for band The Naked And Famous, their single Young Blood has been certified Gold in the US as it racks up 500,000 Stateside sales. Incredible!
As the USA is having an Asia-Pacific fetish right now, the song has become an anthem on America’s alternative rock airwaves as well as popping up on hit US television shows like Gossip Girls, games, and movies including Disney’s Prom and the cult snowboard film, Art of Flight.
Platinum sales in Australia (70,000) have also ensued for the Kiwi artists we love. Gold certification for the record in Canada (more…)
“Don’t let them hollow you”–Stars of Mataariki song lyrics.
Diva Hinewehi Mohi, who created World history performing the Maori language at the Rugby World Cup one year in London, is having a stellar Matariki, Maori New Year celebration. Much better than last year’s.
I know this, because the video clip says so. Along with being a bit baby Kiri Te Kanawa, Hinewehi is a breast cancer survivor, loving mother a model wife, music therapy philanthropist educator too; and my favorite: a natural born comedian who is generous of spirit, when she tells her self depracating jokes, constantly. Hinewehi is phat like that. Take chances, be brave, love more is what Hinewehi teaches us as one of the finest ambassadors New Zealand has ever known.
Click on her picture (above) to celebrate Maori New Years with her and all of us horis around the world. Especially for the 20% of us who now live abroad. Mauri Ora!
Matariki is all about Aotearoa New Zealand warming the house in the shared starlight of manaakitanga (warmth of spirit from the heart). Love the potai and words of cheer! (more…)
Horiwood on ethnic marginalization with online algorithisms censorship gatekeeping. Look out!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific.
Watchin U 2. ;)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.4.12~
A journey of Bic Runga (track by track) into Belle: the album – reveals a new pulse with the songstresses unique folksy-pop music sound.
She’s a little bit like an atomic clock. Accurate in pin pointing what time it is culturally – through her guitar-stringed honey-souled, South Pacific eyes. I’ve always appreciated Bic and her whanau’s (family’s) song writing talents.
Good Love track: co-written by Dan Hume. Complex chord changes, modulating melody. “It’s about looking for the real thing.”
Hello Hello track: happy melody. Up energy.
If You Really Do track: A love song about a “relationship is about trying and about being resolute in continuing to try.”
Okay, there’s the vibe of three tracks. More at Stuff.Co.NZ.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.3.12~
Start again, Start again. Turn around don’t you come back this way. I hold my grounds, never take your judgement–Kiwi song lyrics.
Right now I’m listening to Iva Lamkum of Melting Pot Music performing with Sola Rosa at the Homegrown Music Festival 2012 that went down in Poneke, Wellington City.
The clip was shared by a German friend who is absolutely in love with the Kiwi groovy vibe of concert music. Yep… press play to get Kiwi hood-iry.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.2.12~
Kiwi pop: Frayed song, writers: The Naked and Famous. Live@TheLab.
Gotta love the Kiwi kids who throw around sound as structured organized noise to create Kiwi music as sonic art within ‘The Fridge.’ This is the sound of NZ pop. Dramatic, intense, imploring… Swish!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.2.12~
Always recognise your soul–Stellar*
Part of Me, a ballad written by Boh Runga and the band *Stellar still “works for me.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.2.12~
Gotta have some good The Feelers songs cranking on a Hollywood blog.
The DNA of Peace is always found in communication with Above, The Earth and perhaps the most important gift of all People.
My rock guitarist friend from Argentina & France who sports a “M.A.O.R.I” tattoo, is totally hooked on listening to The Feelers. That’s a good sign!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.2.12~
Filmed on location in Rarotonga, here’s Kiwi band The Feelers with song, Blue Skies.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.2.12~