The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

A farewell

by Robyn on April 19, 2012 in Music, Video

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.

Robyn Gallagher

Robyn used to live in Wellington, but now divides her time between coastal Waikato and wherever. She can be found over at her long-running blog, watching too many music videos, or generally mucking around on the internet.

Mike Riversdale April 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Cheers Robyn, I love reading your writing (!) and I look forward to it from the northern-er parts of the world. Have a blast.

anon April 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Another excellent video for farewells from Wellington::

noizyboy April 20, 2012 at 10:34 am

Farewell Robyn! You’re choice.

John H April 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

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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