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Tom Atkinson prefers Sleazy Listening
TRANS AM ROCK THE WORLD BABY AND YOU KNOW ITThought I would make this a more personal message this time, since its been such a while since I did an update. I've been embroiled in some extra recording for my upcoming album, which I've gone quiet on since I want to surpirse some folks when it comes out with its mega-fullness. I've been discovering MIDI and Logic Audio Intruments, mmm.

Recently I wrote my first article for New Zealand Musician mag - an interview with another drummer called Wayne Bell. Recents bands I saw that were great: Trans Am up at the Kings Arms, and Flying Squad up at Khuja last week. Next time I'll try to let you know before the gig happens.

Sleazy Listening - this will be a cool gig this sat. old retro hits from the 70s 80s etc, all put together by Dj Automatic and his friens, up at the Wyndham Bowling Club. My band HMX will be the only live music on the night, we expect to go on around 1am.

Thur 13th Mar
FREE 7pm
  The Brunettes and Golden Horse at Borders Book Store, Queen St   291-297 Queen St
Fri 14th Mar
FREE 6pm
  Relaxomatic Project: instore at Real Groovy
6:00 PM
  438 Queen St
Sat 15th Mar
$10 door
  SLEAZY LISTENING 1ST BDAY PARTY: With HMX, DJS: Roger Perry, Bad Larry Shafta, Automatic, Big Jason Lonsdale, Dunc Tha Funk and Uncle Barnie

  The Wyndham Bowling Club, 18 Wyndham St Downtown AKL.
Sat 29th Mar   one million dollars @Kings Arms with WBC and dDUB   The Kings Arms, 59 France St Newton.
Sun 30th Mar   Massive Attack @St James    
Wed 2nd Apr   one million dollars @Galatos (with DJS Cesar and Uncle Barnie )   Galatos Bar, 17 Galatos St, Newton.
  A band I play drums for
  A band I think are The Bomb
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Electro Activism time:

Save m2
m2, the midnight to dawn music "channel within a channel" on TV2 will come to an end on Saturday March 8th according to TVNZ.

You really have to wonder what is going on. The Government has stated a commitment to NZ music and have backed it up with a 'voluntary' local music quota for commercial radio. TVNZ is required to "support and promote the talents and creative resources of New Zealanders".

Cancelling m2 is not supporting NZ music! Don't stand for it. TVNZ is our station, it should reflect our needs. We here at amplifier have had it with home decorating programmes.

In the words of Glen Sowry the spokesperson for TV2 "the public will tell us what we want", well let's tell them.

email TV2 at [email protected]



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