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How's The Nightlife on Cissalda?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Doc@BeefyTreats.com, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. Heh heh, this thread was originally going to be titled "How's the Music Scene in Australia?", but it reminded me of a title of a short story I read when I was a teenager (HUGE bonus points if anyone can name the author) and so...
    Back to the topic. How's the music scene down there? It seems that Australia has a good track record for fostering awesome, quirky bands like Midnight Oil and Split Enz. Anything new happening down there? Doc
  2. Treena Foster

    Treena Foster Active Member

    :w: DOC, the Authors name is ........

    "Harlan Ellison"
    "How's the Nightlife on Cissalda"

    Did I win?

    :h: Treena
  3. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    You won Treena!

    Yeah Doc Split Enz , what a band!

    The best around I feel are Powder Finger which rock pretty well.
    Nothing really quirky but just classic songs and good ‘less is more ‘ pop performance which I relly like…. you know space in the playing.

    Midnight Oil , another great band.
    Unfortunately the oil is barely burning.

    So Powder Finger .. go check ‘em out:


    In my days as a repair tech and music equipment sales ,
    I once came across a four-track reel to reel tape machine for repair.
    The guy that brought it in said it never worked and was given to him ,
    It was once owned by Neil Finn (from Split Enz/Crowded House) apparently.

    Now on this machine was a full reel of tape which obviously no-one had played because the machine was broken.

    I repaired the machine and guess what was on the tape….

    …on 4-track.
    Probably done around 1982-1985.

    I still have it kicking around somewhere AND NO I WON’T BOOTLEG IT!

    I may sell it though.Any offers? Lol
  4. Treena Foster

    Treena Foster Active Member

    Neil Finn, guitar player for the Split Enz -- 1977's Dizrhythmia and 1978's Frenzy - Split Enz enjoyed moderate international success until disbanding in 1985.

    So these tapes you have were done just before the break up :eek:

    Treena :h:
  5. As Neil Finn's legal representative I demand you immediately send that reel of tape to me, along with a vmp4000, and we'll consider the matter settled! Doc, also a lawyer.
  6. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Well it's not in my nature to really think of it like that.I did a transfer to ADAT years ago ,but can't find the dub.
    You know it had the most beautiful song on it.One i never heard him release elsewhere ,i think.
    It was all four track with drum machine arrangements.
    'Straight Old Line ' was definately on there , in an early form.Then some stuff with his brother Tim.All done at home obviously.
    We all have tapes like that really.

    Oh please don't sue me doc!

    I've only told about Ten people so far.
    ..so please keep it hush hush.......

    ....Neil , if you're out there ........
  7. kierankelly

    kierankelly Guest

    Hold on all this talk about Neil Finn . Doc you should know better being canadian and all. just as rush, or allanis or sarah, are not from the states Neil is from NEW ZEALAND.
    by the way both country's do have a great musical heritege. I have seen midnight oil, hoodo gurus, hard-ons, the church INXS, and Nick Cave (born and raised ) all fine bands from australia  .
    Also say crowded house (amazing 3 piece ) . By the way I am in toronto all summer ( lovley country you have )
  8. kierankelly

    kierankelly Guest

    I guess I should say Tim Finn ( as he was the leader of split enz ) take care
  9. Rod Gervais

    Rod Gervais Active Member


    Didn't Harlan Ellison write that one?

    Damn - I'm too late one this one - Treena got there 1st........

    :confused: :confused: :confused:
  10. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    ......so Rush are from Canada? lol
    of course i knew that
    one of my favourite bands
    do they still play YYZ?

    Heard of 'Cold Chisel'?
    Now that's an Australian band.

    ....but Midnight Oil's 10....1 is a masterpiece.
  11. kierankelly

    kierankelly Guest

    I look foward to using some of your gear , are there any dealers in NYC for your stuff ?
  12. danv1983

    danv1983 Guest

    Hello Kieran Kelly!

    I am now reselling Sebatron products in NYC and also to any other US folks who are interested. I can come by and demo the vmp2000e for you so you get an idea. Please see my site for further info.


  13. I would love to demo one, is their anybody who can get me one to Bellingham, Washington? David
  14. kierankelly

    kierankelly Guest

    I would love to stop by when I get back to NYC ( I am in toronto until aug 15 ) where are you located in the city ?
  15. danv1983

    danv1983 Guest

    kieran kelly
    i sent you a pm
  16. Treena Foster

    Treena Foster Active Member

    :d: :s:
    I also read that Neil really looked up to his older brother Tim Finn, what a group!
    :h: Treena
  17. Rod Gervais

    Rod Gervais Active Member

    Treena -

    I read the book too - but it was a long LONG time before you ever went to college...... :D :D

    I hope you're having a sparkling day nice lady..

  18. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    ......thanks Rod.

    That's the first time anyone's called me a Lady. :D
  19. Treena Foster

    Treena Foster Active Member

    Hehehehe..... :d: :s:

    :h: Treena
  20. Rod Gervais

    Rod Gervais Active Member


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