The Brainchilds


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  • View on NZ On Screen A Girl to Watch Music By - Ray Columbus and Max Cryer

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music ; Television

    "Although made to showcase female singers, late 60s series A Girl to Watch Music By is possibly best remembered for the moment Ray Columbus became a puppet. In this episode host Columbus played ventriloquist's dummy, sitting on Max Cryer's knee. Wrote Cryer later in his book Town Cryer: "it looked very funny and we knew it and set to work on the choreography immediately." The song is called 'Where Would You Be Without Me'. The ventriloquist idea, which would be repeated again on rare "special occasions", was the brainchild of broadcaster Cherry Raymond." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Easy

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Rock ; Music Video

    "Gramsci was the brainchild of musician Paul McLaney; ‘Easy’, the first single off Gramsci's debut album Permanence, got plenty of airplay on radio network Channel Z. Perhaps incongruously for a band named after an Italian Marxist philosopher, the song has a loose'n'funky vibe. The simple black and white music video intercuts between a goateed McLaney performing the song, and a river scene. On the riverbed is a TV showing Gramsci’s performance, and a man on a mysterious mission. " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Aotearoa All Stars

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Some of the biggest names in NZ hip hop joined forces for a charity single encouraging wise decision-making in young Kiwis. 'Think Twice' was the brainchild of DJ Sir-Vere, who was concerned about increasing youth crime: "Some of the things happening seemed to be a result of poor judgement and it got me wondering how things might be different if people stopped to think twice about the consequences of their actions." Aotearoa All Stars included Awa (Nesian Mystik), Che Fu, Scribe, P-Money, Savage, PNC, Mareko, Cyphanetik, Delani, Flowz and TEK.  " (NZ On Screen summary)


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