Ingredients: Check out the lyrics
Read the reviews (
intriguing, inspiring, quirky...)
Live on stage
Wordworx at Parachute festival
About the project
Words for wordsmiths Mouse
to delve deeper.
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Information Overload , Legend
Mercy for the Dreamer
"An intriguing multimedia production packed with kiwiana and personal
inspiration...quite unlike anything you've ever heard,"
- Judy Voullaire, Ansett Airlines Inflight Magazine, July 1997.
"Buzz Words celebrates, satirises, praises and
puts words and music to the experience of being in New Zealand...the title track is
probably the quirkiest NZ song since Low Profile's Elephunk, from the early 1980s,"
- Nevin Topp, Christchurch Press,
Sept 3, '97
“Buzz Words really works with a made in
heaven union twixt words and music and we find ourselves going back to
pick up the nuances that we missed the first time around. There’s so
much in it and behind it with the short sound bites,”
George and Eileen Anderson, April 14, 1997
“Thoroughly enjoying Buzz Words, the content,
the format, the delivery, the lot. The overall vibe carries a
confidence, a professionalism and a definite ‘coming of age’ sense. Had
to go to Napier and played it in the car and going up Devil’s elbow
before the really steep winding section and was listening to Ruapehu
poem the sound effects got louder and more interesting and I was trying
to figure out what you had used when suddenly boiling water broke
through from under the dashboard….talk about Ruapehu. The water hose
from the radiator had burs,” – Bonnie Low,
songwriter, musician and friend May 1997.
is Buzz Words?
Buzz Words will take you through an
hour of contrast in lyrical and musical styles from the title track to themes about
handling techno stress and human relationships in an age of constant change. There are
stories of wonder and humour, deep secrets of the soul and the challenge to make a
difference at the end of the age.
Poet Keith Newman brings strong images from
heartland New Zealand, a sense of history, a touch of mystery, interwoven with great
original Kiwi music from guitarist composer Gavin Collinge. Buzz Words is
about attitude - about being different, about hope and vision and blessing.
is about exploding myths and building bridges. Its about making you feel good
because you just heard something special. Wordworx provide us with a vibrant
musical journey of grooves, rhythms and harmonies, sound samples and Kiwiana. Buzz
Words doesnt waste words it delivers them personally. So whats the
buzz? Listen up!
Buzz Words (2.57): The humble bumble pushes the envelope. The guitar becomes a
bee and we all take off.
Something Different (0.33) Short, sweet and to the point;
Box Around the Ears
(3.06) Shaking off the preconceptions, you might just make
an impression. A lively rhythmic romp; Impulse to Arking
(3: 13) Sparks are flying,
looking to make connections, a drama is in progress;
Attitude (5.20) Dispelling the myth with cruisy Kiwi rhythms. Our party piece,
New Years' Day (3:35) A magical place down on the
Kaipara Harbour, ancient mysteries, familiar faces and eloquent, flowing guitar;
Information Overload (4:25) One of the newer pieces, A
difficult birth simplifying the clutter of information and ideas for this techno ballad
with sound bytes and FX;
Mercy for the Dreamer (4.08), for gifted people with
a heart of fire who stay true to the flame;
The mountain blows its stack. Pacific rhythms to the fore, it's our time in history. More
a symphony than a song.
Cut the Jive (3:32) Get over it and get on with it. This has been hanging
around for about 15 years and went through a refreshing transformation when the music came
along, Time Travel (2:39) We are the time travellers
carrying DNA and our hopes and dreams into the future;
Gears (4:53) A one-take wonder. The newest piece. From atoms to bits and bytes and
challenges to copyright. We have to rethink everything. A Latin guitar takes us across the
wild western electronic frontier;
Half a Chance (2:2) That's all you need if
you've got half a brain;
Te Hunga Rere Tai (3:17)
Friends commission a carving that's "as meaningful as any message on a pole". In
E minor, a classic acoustic blues key;
Where to Next
Cruisy driving groove, "don't sit on your hands and get depressed, always
"; Legend (3:42) A collage of images from
Darth Vader to "soul mining" and "lost space ship riders";
(3:41) "May people speak to your face and
not behind your back," blessings from the land of the Kiwi and the Moa.