Music: New Zealand Music Month – The Feelers

DebE —  May 18, 2012 — 1 Comment

I keep wanting to write “Another New Zealand great . . .”, but, that’s kind of the point of the bands that made it onto my list (although, with only a month of posts I’m going to miss a great deal). The Feelers are certainly up there for popularity. They were one of the first local artists that I got excited about seeing live (although, I admit, the last time I saw them, I was actually there to see their supporting act: Opshop). The first time I saw these guys, though, it was them, Stellar and Zed (if I remember correctly). An awesome line-up, anyway.

As great as these guys are, I admit I haven’t really delved into them. I like a few of their singles well enough, but some have impressed me less. That being said, I have also named my WiP novel after one of their songs (which I will include in this post) . . . Basically, I heard it one day when I was in the shower and the lyrics just clicked with what I have planned for my characters, so it will do for now.

Anyway, here’s one:

hmm . . . typing this post is reminding me why I tend to blog via Chrome. For some reason I type a word or two ahead of Firefox (esp if I need to use backspace), rather frustrating.

And, because I consider these guys a rock band (that being said, I really like their dance number “Pull The Strings”), here is a rock number for them:

And my title inspirer (for a live version – i.e. a more exciting video, I have it on my “Weapons of War” page):

I have titled several of my short stories after songs. Are you ever inspired by song lyrics? Or a title? Does music colour your writing?




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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  1. Music: New Zealand Music Month – Zed | Deb E - May 25, 2012

    […] Ben Campbell). When playing for Atlas, often supporting The Feelers, he would lend his talents to The Feelers, who are traditionally a three-piece, but tend to need a fourth when live (Opshop have been known […]

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