It's post-mania here at StinkInc and there's more... yes more ..to come.
Firstly, heralded by the previously unpublished shots from the 'Superman You're Crying' video shoot above, I think time for a wee rah about this Friday's SJD gig in the Famous Speigeltent, currently located in the non space that is the Aotea Square.
Last AK Festival a couple of years ago, Slowdeck and myself got a chance to check out Aronas in the historical poled construction and it was gently mindblowing, at the end of a Friday arvo to be sitting in an atmosphere drenched, 87 year old tent (down the bottom of town that time) with a couple of beers, hearing some genuinely next level, fiercely percussive, proper-oper jazz business. Piano prodigy Aron Ottignon has shifted his fierce fingers (and the rest of him, and band) over to the UK, and as this Guardian review shows, Slowie and myself aren't alone in nutting out over this band.
As ever, I digress. No Aronas this time at the Fest, but at the more suitable (kinda) hour of 11.30 PM, SJD and highly esteemed combo will be laying on a lengthy stroll through their musical hinterlands which I, for one, am double plus looking forward to. This is a perfect venue for some Sean Donnelley sophistication (and Daddy Dom wisecracks) and furthermore this will, almost undoubtedly, be the last SJD appearance in Auckland for a good, long while. The last time I saw 'em have a proper stretch out up at the Leigh Sawmill in November, with stoic and stunning support from Bachelorette, it was simply monstrous, I'm counting on nothing less than mind-melding magnificence. For a limited time, heres something relatively old (from 'Lost Soul Music') and something relatively new (from 'Dayglo Spectres') SJD-wise, alongside something relatively blue and deeply driving from Aronas. Hitch yerself to these tunes forthwith, and don't be afraid to use the links to support your stereophonic sport.
(buy) all shades of SJD gear from here or lots of other places
(Tickets) for Fridays Speigeleration
(buy) the reconstituted Aronas 'Culture Tunnel' CD from here, can't find any online NZ sellers..
Here's a short promo clip-ette made by Sean Grattan, and it would be churlish not to include the 'Superman You're Crying' video from 2004, which was extracted from the fevered imagination, production prowess and directorial deliciousness of Dominic & Simon Taylor.