Tuesday, October 19, 2010
As I get older I get more nostalgic. In fact I think the two go hand in hand. Actually, I think it's pretty hard, or lame, or both, to be nostalagic in your youth. I moved to Christchurch from Dunedin in the early 90's and one of the things that I was looking forward to before I got here was being able to see some Chch bands and going out to some of the local band haunts like Quadrophenia and His Lordships. I remember being really excited to go to particular gigs and loving the music but finding the Chch crowds really quiet and reserved compared to Dunedin gigs. In fact I still find the quiet appreciation of a Chch crowd a bit frustrating at times.
It's almost a complete blur looking back to this time - and without today's technology to capture every nano-second of my existence in the 90s I'm hard pushed to remember anything in particular unless someone else reminds me of it first. Ya ya lame, I know. I guess that can only mean I was too busy enjoying it to document it properly - and besides that must surely be why nostalgia exists - To travel back in time and re-remember (yes, I made that up) what we once loved. (Whoa that's a bit deep. I may have hit the rescue remedy a bit hard after today's shake.)
Turns out I'm not the only one delving into the musical beauty of the 1990s in Christchurch. Bellbird Pictures is making (and perhaps even nearly finished) a doco on Squirm. The teaser looks great. Check it out.
What to do with all this nostalgia in me brain
I'm thinking about putting a gig together that will have some of my fav Chch bands from the 1990s. It's gonna be tricky to see who's around or available to travel and what bands might be persuaded to reform for a gig. I've got a few ideas, but I'd love to hear some more, just comment below. In the meantime here's another great band from days gone by...
What's on this week?
THURSDAY 21st October
The Stash - Von Voin Strum - Casiostoner @ GBM
Devils Elbow 'Sand On Chrome' Album Release @ Dux
FRIDAY 22nd October
Von Voin Strum @ El Santo
Dean Rainey and the Roadies @ Dux
SATURDAY 23rd October
Pikachunes and Secrets @ GBM
Roller Derby @ Cowles Stadium