The Dim-Post

November 26, 2011

Election day music blogging

Filed under: music — danylmc @ 7:13 am

Most mainstream media commentators fail to inform their readers that in 1985 Duran Duran formed a spin-off group called Arcadia, who released this single.


  1. A reason to respect the MSM perhaps.

    Comment by Anita — November 26, 2011 @ 7:32 am

  2. Our Parliament needs to be more Funkadelic…

    Comment by pollywog — November 26, 2011 @ 8:11 am

  3. So election 2008 –

    Comment by Richard — November 26, 2011 @ 8:18 am

  4. best thing ever sung through a multi tracked strangled nostril

    “Maximum big suprise your smile is something new
    I pull my shirt off and pray, we’re sacred and bound to suffer the
    Pull my shirt off and pray we’re coming up on re-election day’
    allthelyrics dot com

    how’d they know?

    Comment by Cnr Joe — November 26, 2011 @ 9:00 am

  5. Powerstation were a better spin off

    Comment by Eat — November 26, 2011 @ 9:01 am

  6. classic Mainstream Stream Media, always leaving it to citizen journalists to find the real stories.

    Comment by AHD — November 26, 2011 @ 9:02 am

  7. If the debating chamber were more like that, Parliament TV would be a lot more popular.

    Comment by Ataahua — November 26, 2011 @ 10:53 am

  8. Wow, I just posted a link on the GD thread on Kiwiblog to the 8 minute version of this song. Great minds, ey?

    Comment by Fletch — November 26, 2011 @ 11:11 am

  9. Hehe at the risk of showing my age The Psychedelic Furs …President Gas

    Comment by Hamish Stewart — November 26, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

  10. well that embedded well I give up

    Comment by Hamish Stewart — November 26, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

  11. Ah! The 80s. I still have fond memories of attending a wedding in 1984, long planned, which just happened to coincide with the snap election called by a rather tipsy Robert Muldoon. This, of course, gave the Best Man the perfect opening to begin his speech with the lines “Confucius say man velly fortunate to have Election on wedding day…” Inappropriate, I know, but politcial correctness had yet to be invented in those days…

    Comment by Neil — November 26, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

  12. To be fair to Duran Diuran they were in crisis, they’d had a terrible past year and their brightest and best had apparently flown to coop for more profitable shores. There’s no comparison, really.

    Comment by Jet Simian — November 27, 2011 @ 7:46 am

  13. I think this song is more appropriate for John Banks given the election night result. I know he has a lot of friends around here:

    Comment by OECD rank 22 kiwi — November 28, 2011 @ 7:59 am

  14. National party theme song:

    Comment by OECD rank 22 kiwi — November 28, 2011 @ 11:07 am

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