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Question: The writing credits for the Blerta song "Dance All Around The World" should go to who ?
Corben Simpson and Geoff Murphy - 2 (100%)
Margaret Mahy - 0 (0%)
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« on: December 16, 2006, 07:00:50 pm »

In the song Dance All Around The World by Blerta, about halfway through there is the following (spoken)

And so they danced until they came to a beautiful castle
There lived a prince with his two wise tutors and two guards
'Come, Dance around the world with us' said the man in brown
'But no!' cried the turors 'For a prince must learn of law and justice'
'But a prince should also know the sound of the wind on the trees , and the song of the crickets' said the man in brown
'He must stay!' they said 'and learn of government and diplomacy'
'But surely a tutor, a teacher, should know the secrets of the moon and know the feel of the mountain stream on his feet'
'But we must guard him' said the guards
'Surely even a guard should know the feel of the wind on his face and the song of the birds'
And so the guards threw down their books and gowns, threw open the gates, and danced out into the world ...

Do you who did this piece ?, it sounds a hell of a lot like Dougal Stevenson.  Undecided

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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2006, 12:54:58 am »

Geoff Murphy wrote the lyrics, and Corben Simpson put the words to music. Corben also sang the lead vocals, but in answer to your question, it is Bill Stalker who provides the well cultured voice-over.
 
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2006, 08:45:29 am »

Oh okay, thanks.  Cool

That's a very nice piece to a great song.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2006, 08:42:58 pm »

A four-part New Zealand music profile on National Radio 101FM

Don't miss this !

11.32 am Tuesday 26 December 2006
The BLERTA YEARS Part One 

11.32 am Wednesday 27 December 2006
The BLERTA YEARS Part Two


11.32 am Thursday 28 December 2006
The BLERTA YEARS Part Three


11.32 am Friday 29 December 2006
The BLERTA YEARS Part Four

Click here for the links
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2006, 07:50:40 pm »

We will add links to the above post when they become availiable, these will without a doubt be interesting.

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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2006, 09:38:27 pm »

I guess it's because of the Christmas break, links to the audio are not working yet.  Sad

Can't wait, these will be interesting.

I remember seeing a documentary on tele a while back about Blerta, gee it was good.
One piece which cracked me up was one of the guy's was under the bus because something had gone wrong with it, another member walked up and asked if the bus was okay, the response was "The  f**kin  f**ker's  f**ked.

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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2007, 10:51:15 pm »

A four-part New Zealand music profile on National Radio 101FM

Don't miss this !

11.32 am Tuesday 26 December 2006
The BLERTA YEARS Part One 

11.32 am Wednesday 27 December 2006
The BLERTA YEARS Part Two


11.32 am Thursday 28 December 2006
The BLERTA YEARS Part Three


11.32 am Friday 29 December 2006
The BLERTA YEARS Part Four


For more info,

Click here for the links

Links are working ...... brilliant !!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2007, 03:45:19 pm »

A few clips,

Corben Simpson playing around the day before he was due to perform at the Blerta reunion concert on the 16th of September 2007.
This is some of the footage which was shot using a digital camera.
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Practice, Dance all around the world part 2.


Filmed at the Blerta reunion, Corben Simpson is asked to recite some aunty ada lyrics.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2007, 08:50:21 pm »

Spoke to Corben at this year's APRA do, luv him.

He does a very cool "Teddy bears Picnic" live and solo. It's kinda jazzy.

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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2008, 07:45:57 pm »

Up On The Roof,
I notice this was the B side to Moondance.

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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2008, 08:22:51 am »

There is a wee bit here about Tony Littlejohn, co founder of Blerta.
Site includes the recent double CD.
Littlejohn can also be booked for public and private engagements.
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2009, 08:40:02 pm »

A short clip of Corben Simpson playing some ZZ Top.


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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2009, 08:44:26 pm »

My Ship

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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2009, 01:27:13 pm »

The Blerta song "Aunty Ada" was written as a result of the finding of a discarded telegram !!
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2009, 01:32:56 pm »

The writing credits for the Blerta song "Dance All Around The World" should go to who ?

Please feel free to comment.
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