Music fans always have their ears tuned – for the familiar sound or something new&exciting. Even when the telly is on. The Library has a list of Advert music where you can find out what is that tune tantalising you in the ad break. And if we have it on CD we’ll link you to it.
Some recent goodies:
that body painting Air NZ ad (it’s the smooth yet growly voiced Kiwi Gin Wigmore singing Under my skin)
the kids performing eyebrow stunts for Cadbury: Don’t Stop the Rock by Freestyle (we don’t have a copy but that’s the tune)The Adidas Originals house party ad features a banging Pilooski re-edit of Beggin by Frankie Valli)
The music used in the Samsung LED tv ad is the beautifully melodic Kelly watch the stars by French duo Air
If your educated ears spot the music in any adverts currently showing let us know and we’ll add it to the list
A book recommendation for those cold Christchurch winter nights – the Times Literary Supplement calls it “A glorious piece of work… The narrative has a splendid ripe momentum, and each descriptive touch contributes a pang of vividness.”
This novel focuses on the life and exploits of its main female character, known as Fevvers. Fevvers is – or so she would have us believe – a Cockney virgin, hatched from an egg laid by unknown parents ready to develop fully fledged wings. The story takes place in 1899 at which point she is a celebrated aerialiste, an outrageous performer who captivates the young journalist Jack Walser during an interview. Walser runs away with the circus to better pursue and understand his fascination with Fevvers but falls into a world that he is ill prepared for.
This novel contains an assortment of weird and wonderful background characters: a sisterhood of prostitutes, a one-eyed madam who dresses as Admiral Nelson, side-show freaks, circus performers, prescient pigs, contract writing chimps, dancing tigers, shamans and escaped female inmates of a Siberian prison, to name but a few.
Read this! Your regrets will be few and your wonder tangible!