February 26, 2005

Kora at Cuba St Carnival

Kora
A few shots of the street here. UPDATED! Now including pics of the Phoenix Foundation, SJD and more.

26 Comments:

Anonymous Lisa said...

Kora were great... the Phoenix Foundation were superb... the guy doing bird calls... ... .... ...... ...........

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Jimmy said...

You were so right! Kora were choice * a million.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Em said...

Go Kora! But where are the Phoenix Foundation pics... signed, a guilty non-attending fan

9:30 PM  
Blogger Morphess said...

Great shots Jessie. Sounds like you has a ball.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Funny you should say that... Phnx pics on the way, check back later tonight or tomorrow :)

10:07 PM  
Blogger Morphess said...

Well do :-)

12:55 AM  
Blogger Morphess said...

er I mean will..

12:55 AM  
Blogger Nelson said...

Hey can we trade bodies / livies / brains? I can be you in sunny NZ and you can be me in snowy Canada. Think about it. It's a good deal.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Woman at the well said...

More pics would be a good idea. You could also say something about the street Carnival, I mean, give us a short description.
I have no idea what it could be like.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Nelson - it's been decidedly autumnal here recently. This morning I even used my heater!!

Marlene - I have include a few new pictures on the same link above. Good point though, I suppose I just expected everyone to know about the carnival! It's a sort of street fair on one of Wellington's most prominent streets: Cuba St. There are stages with live music playing all day and in the evening there's a 'night parade' with illuminated floats. You'd expect to see a lot of market stalls, but there weren't many this year, and the street vendors were mainly selling food.

Last year the festival ran for three days, but it was scaled down to one this year. There's change ahead for the upper end of the street, with a big ol' bypass scything through sometime soon.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Morphess said...

What's that groovy red thing in front of the stage? I can't make it out.

11:11 PM  
Anonymous tomatohead said...

Your pics and reports almost make it bearable to live so damned far away. After Nelson, can I swap bodies with you?

Was there a crush of bodies for the PF set? Last year there was, and I got to be in the front row, and it was so awesome I 'bout cried.

SJD is God. Have only ever seen him play with Don McGlashan, though. One day.....

11:12 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Mmmm. Phoenixy.

5:26 AM  
Blogger Barry said...

Hey, Tomatohead, haven't see you around for a while.

5:46 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Morphess: take a look at this picture of the stage, taken while the Phoenix Foundation were faffing about prior to their set. You'll see the red thing on the stage is used as a stencil for the banner over the top. Cool huh!

Tomatohead, the crowd were pretty reticent for the first half of the set, with only myself and Joel dancing somewhat self-consciously. Eventually people got up though, and by the time they played 'Going Fishing' there was a decent crowd. They played a lot earlier in the day than last year, at 12:30 instead of around 5, which I think accounts for the apparent lack of enthusiasm, since there was a huge crowd for Kora who played at 4:30.

I don't think I'm so keen on all this body-swapping, btw.

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Jimmy said...

Yeah, all the stalls were put in the Buller St carpark which was weiord. I think the scaled back one day carnival was better, though I worked all through the last one.

9:05 AM  
Anonymous tomatohead said...

Yeah, you would get a bad deal in a body swap as I'm 38 week preggars and should probably be lactating like a cow v. soon.

Onya for dancing to the PF before everyone else decided they'd join in.

Barry: Hiya. Had been traveling a bit. I haven't posted to Thorn Tree in a while, but I lurk. My latest copy of Saveur Mag. has a recipe for meat pies! Hope you are exceedingly well.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Is that right Jimmy! I was pretty lame and didn't even go all the way down Garrett St.

Tomatohead: 38 weeks pregnant!! Wow! And thanks for the link to your site, I was trying to send you an email one time but that garden site (?) I went to via nzm wouldn't let me.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Nelson said...

I love autumn. No wait. I hate it. Snow is gooooood. Winter is gooooood. See what you are missing with my body here? Still a good deal and you are MUCH closer to SXSW too.

So what's your "comment post" record so far? Can we break it?

8:13 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

My comments record is a lowly 21, I think, on this post - a gripe about my job etc. And six of them are mine. Given that this is number 20, I think I hear the sound of breaking... do I?

8:25 PM  
Blogger supergood said...

Lowly? Dang I think that's way higher than mine, I need to find a way to find out I think.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Nelson said...

I would not want to be one who just posts a comment in order to break a silly old record. Not that am I doing anything of that sort. No, no, no that would be unethical.

Any links to Kora for an ill-educated foreigner like moi?

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Stephen said...

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/1939/Kora.html

Hey Jessie, just found your website through Dubber's blog. Nice one. (Though after seeing all the photos of men with beards have I actually stumbled across the first Phoenix Foundation stalker site???? If I have then give me a call and I can set you up to pop-up some music video display boxes.)

2:53 AM  
Blogger Morphess said...

Oh thanks for that (red thing conversation). Great idea, so simple. Eat yer heart out Cher.

How's the comment count going? :-)

3:23 AM  
Blogger supergood said...

Also, I got it wrong, it was the Bute St car park.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Oh, that's what I thought you meant anyway.

Morphess, I'm all about quality, not quantity. Please repeat that back to me following my post later today...

Stephen: hi! I am so not a stalker. Not of Phnx, anyway... I just like their music heaps :)

10:43 PM  

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