I am waiting for some Gluten Free Cupcakes to cool down, so I can ice them , all pretty.   It is our Daughters 20th Birthday tomorrow 😛  Wow.  

I am sure that the ones I am baking won't look as pretty as these.

I am sure that the ones I am baking won’t look as pretty as these.

It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was trying to give birth to her.  It was a looooooooooooonnnnnnnnnng 39 hours in Labour.

The young girl, or  should I say young lady said she doesn’t want to do anything for her Birthday 😦  … well we couldn’t let that happen!  I am going to be in trouble as I have booked the three of us in for a meal at a Restaurant called ‘The Terrace’ in the Octagon tomorrow night.  



The Octagon, in the centre of the city, Dunedin

The Octagon, in the centre of the city, Dunedin

THE KNOBZ – ‘Culture’ -1980

This band only last a year or so, they had 4 or 5 songs.  This one was a favourite as I was growing up.

The Knobz were a New Zealand pop band, originally based in Dunedin, but not considered part of that city’s main wave of “Dunedin Sound” bands. They became famous in 1980 with their political song “Culture?” criticising Robert Muldoon, who was Prime Minister at the time and had stated that New Zealand’s pop music was not culture. Muldoon had made the remarks in the context of refusing to lift a 40% tax on sales of music.
The Knobz were fairly typical of the New Zealand pop scene in the 1980s; they were described in an article of the time as “XTC meets The Knack”. However, several things set them apart from their contemporaries. They were the first band to have a self-funded single hit the top 5 in New Zealand.
The band toured New Zealand before leaving for Australia in 1980, where they played with other acts of the period such as Divinyls, Men at Work, Mi-Sex, Swanee and Moving Pictures. The Knobz dispersed at the end of 1981, with some of the members moving on to other projects; most notably, drummer Bob Reid went on to play for the powerhouse Sydney band The Sharks.

The Knobz can be said to have epitomised the early 80s period when punk still held a slender audience and New Romantic music was starting to make an impact.



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