So, OMG, this is my final post for the Wellingtonista. I’m leaving this town for a more northerly location. I’m sad to leave Wellington and the W’ista, but it’s been a fun four years. I’ve met lots of cool people, had lots of amazing experiences and shared them with y’all.
As my farewell, I present the music video for “Money Worries” by MC OJ and Rhythm Slave, a new addition to the splendid NZ On Screen music video collection. This Aotearoa hip hop duo were from Auckland, but their 1991 video was filmed entirely in Wellington.
Much of the action takes places in and around Shed 21, before it was converted into fancy apartments, and there are plenty of other glimpses of the city when it was still a bit boring and grey, just on the cusp of becoming Absolutely Positively Wellington.
It also features Mikey Havoc, hair flailing as he screams down Lambton Quay. Brilliant.
So farewell, Wellington. You’re quite a choice city.
Cheers Robyn, I love reading your writing (!) and I look forward to it from the northern-er parts of the world. Have a blast.
Another excellent video for farewells from Wellington:: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9eTwoHQvVA
Farewell Robyn! You’re choice.
Will miss your columns Robyn. Hope all goes well up ‘norf.
The 1990’s were great years for cheap places in Wellies to live and perform. Pre-apartment Shed 21 was picked up by promoters as being a pretty fine large music venue with surprisingly good acoustics. I recall Massive Attack playing there (who [apart from Talvin Singh], were tired and dull) but also a combined On-U-Sound concert (featuring Audio Active, Tackhead, Adrian Sherwood, and possibly Gary Clail) : it was one of the finest nights of live music in Wellington I have ever attended.
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