Neil Finn

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Medicated flowers

Hi people,

Since I last wrote, I have had 2 lengthy Fangradio sessions with some of you. Mixlr has proved to be a pretty great format to do the one man operation, enabling me to lean into my laptop and make things up as I go along. I intend to keep up the broadcasts (some may term them podcasts but I never liked that term, nor blog nor selfie nor hashtag nor meme for that matter). I’ve enjoyed the Skype calls - works well to ask questions (about anything) and "keep it short” is the key (as Peggy Dawson once said). Seems like within this format is the potential for me to stay connected to you, have some back and forth and provide some entertainment and subversion (on good days).

I’ll have some time over the weekend to get a new Fangradio session going. I’ll try to give you some kind of warning.

I don’t miss Twitter or Instagram and I never did Facebook anyway. I know some good stuff gets posted on those platforms and I’m missing out on a few things, I guess, but I’m happy to have a bit more time to daydream and think about family and music.

Here’s a thought to consider. I’ve been noticing there’s a few singers out there who sound very tired, are mangling their vowels and even seem to have trouble finishing off their words. I’m wondering whether this has anything to do with the proliferation of pharmaceutical opiates? Perhaps they are just playing to a whole new “stoned” audience. There are some strange affectations around. I may do a review of contemporary singing styles in my next show as well as flowers.

Stay tuned and thanks to everyone……. except you Cyril Rathbone.


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