Music: New Zealand Music Month 5 (Eye TV, The Exiles, The Nixons)

DebE —  May 8, 2012 — Leave a comment

It’s another trilogy … While I work on my own. Oh, how poetic! (Excitable clapping — To quote one of my own characters).

The random number generator landed on Eye TV. But, I don’t think I can showcase Eye TV without touching on The Nixons (the NZ band, who changed their name to Eye TV after they found out about the US The Nixons) and The Exiles (and I see there is a US band called Exile, too … how frustrating!). I have liked all of these incarnations of the group (how close The Exiles is, I’m not sure … definitely the same singer, but I haven’t actually researched further). Unfortunately, I don’t think I can find The Nixons’ song that I really liked … it’s a bit confusing with these bands by the same name. Nevertheless, here are the videos and then it’s back to writing/editing and, urgh! making decisions … (and there are so very many decisions to be made in writing … too much choice!)

Eye TV:

The Exiles:

I love this song for being lyrically clever, but their songs “Circles” and “Hear The People” are also pretty neat – worth a look if you want to check out the range of this group.

The Nixons:

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Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

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