Thursday, November 29, 2007

A teaser

Here's Bill Direen playing solo (the boys in his backing band The Bilders must have been at the bar) in Christchurch near the start of the national tour he'll be wrapping up this weekend in Auckland. Like Dylan, Bill is always tinkering with his songs. On the Human Kindness album (rave reviews here and here), 'Go Where the Spirit Takes You' is a poem recited in a low, grim voice over grinding, hissing free noise guitars. In Christchurch last week, though, it seems to have transmogrified into an almost jolly folk song. I half-expect Bill to wheel out a reggae version at the Party for your Right to Fight on Saturday night...


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