Today I am going to do a bit of a showcase … purely self-indulgent, but, then, what is a blog if not utter self-indulgence with the hope that others might appreciate it.
The random number tells me I should showcase Crowded House today. But, Crowded House is such a huge New Zealand band (and, fair call to those who claim Australian … but, as the main artistic force for the evolving group was a Kiwi, and it really was just a Finn-family vehicle, I’m gonna say it’s Kiwi) that is a part of a much larger New Zealand music story … the Finn family. In particular, The Finn Brothers, but let’s not forget Liam (I saw him live before a Pearl Jam (they’re big fans of the Finns, btw) concert a few years back, and what a talent!).
So, I am going to post:
A Crowded House tune
A Split Enz tune
and a Tim Finn (because he’s my favourite) tune (… only play that one if you don’t mind the risk of crying).
On with the show … Crowded House:
Pearl Jam have done this one …
And last, but certainly not least … (get a box of tissues … seriously)
I couldn’t help thinking about this song through all the media reports about the Pike River Mine disaster …