Saturday, August 18, 2007

What's Wrong With Weird?

Right about now...

Experiment in the woods

The Humans are Dead

Not Crying

Karma Banque

Capitalism Unplugged?

Best selling Games

Martin and Lewis

Only Black and white from a distance
under a microscope the grey area is visible
formations of information
experimental anti-social psychology
or just a bit of randomness to past the day
and carve our niche in the world
skimming along the edges...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From Street To Sky - Local Legend On Maori TV

Maori Television unveils a striking and pivotal portrait of the life of
one of New Zealand's musical crusaders, Tigilau Ness, with the screening
of FROM STREET TO SKY in the Zealand Documentary slot, Pakipumeka
Aotearoa, on Wednesday August 22 at 8.00 PM.

The one-hour film is a personal account of four decades of protest and
how a humble man of Nuiean descent has helped shape the relationship
between Maori and peoples of the Pacific - not only through his music
but also through his physical actions on the 'street'.

As a 20-year-old, Tigilau joined the Polynesian Panthers and formed a
unique relationship with Nga Tama Toa, allowing him to take a stand on
both Pacific Island and Maori civil liberty issues with marches and
protests. He was even prepared to sit in front of the Waitangi flag pole
with a "car full of dynamite"
contemplating its destruction!

FROM STREET TO SKY explores the relationship of his music with that of
protest - very few people know that he was one of four people to go to
prison because of his stand against apartheid and the 1982 Springbok

It also reveals a new face to this humble character as we discover that
he is the father of musician Che Fu. Their relationship has seen Tigilau
through imprisonment, an attempted suicide, a life changing meeting with
Bob Marley and a musical career that has always been in the shadow of
his better-known son.

Now, at the age of 52 and after more than 30 years of writing music,
Tigilau has achieved what many young musicians can only aspire to. He
and his band Unity Pacific have had their second album 'Into the Dread'
licensed by their record label, Moving Production, to EMI NZ Limited.

Shot over five months by Blue Bach Productions, FROM STREET TO SKY
combines music, poetry and New Zealand social history to trace his long
walk from radical street politics to profound roots reggae destined for
the sky.

This story about a man who saw the social wrongs that were happening
around him and used his 'god-given' talent to help everyone understand
what they were - as he saw them - screens in Maori Television's New
Zealand Documentary slot, Pakipumeka Aotearoa, on Wednesday August 22 at
8.00 PM.