Kiwis and guitars

I had hoped to pop into a few stores during my travels around NZ and take somes pics for you of maybe a few unique finds... but group travel really doesn't allow for it.

There were a few DJ devoted stores, something I hadn't really seen around these parts much. The hiphop crowd seemed quite large and that's probably why.

I took a liking to the Polynesian music which I heard and saw quite a bit of - more so then the Maori. Awesome drums, I'm gonna have to find myself some CDs.

I also buggered my ears up for about 2 days after sky diving. I don't know if that's normal or not, but it was as if they needed to pop. Thankfully they were right in time for Karaoke night, however I bet a few of the others wish they couldn't hear me :)

Looking forward to this year... Hope you are all safe and well after the break.

- Mike

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Welcome back Mike.

Tis a pleasure to be back.

do you mean what became "hula" in Hawaii? Some of the more fundamental of that stuff can get downright rocky! Remember when the white man arrived there, they had virtually no instruments that were melodic, really, just drums and other percussion instruments of all sizes.

What we often think of as "hula" is largely an adaptation of the white folks' music to the Polynesian ear, and the dance is a much-cleaned-up version for the white missionary's eye.

Well - the stuff I heard was very contemporary. So where its roots lie I'm not exactly sure.

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