Thursday, 31 May 2012

Why Does Love Do This To Me

“Jackie came, she went away
Deep in the valley, I kissed her that day but
It seems I'm thinking of you
But I'm still thinking about myself

I don't know 
Why does love do this to me
I don't know
I don't know”

Why Does Love Do This To Me – The Exponents

Well, today was the last day of New Zealand Music Month. I hope you have had fun, explored Kiwi artists and learned a thing or two. This has been one of the best New Zealand Music Months for me, because I feel I have really looked into the music, the artists and the concept of dedicating a month to home grown tracks. And, let’s be honest, there is no better way to sign off May then playing the ultimate Kiwi party song. Take this blog as a way of celebrating all you’ve done for New Zealand music awareness this month. Or, if you haven’t quite celebrated Kiwi music as much as you could have in May, I will give you one last chance to get amongst it with The Exponents.
Funnily enough, Why Does Love Do This To Me isn’t exactly full of the happiest messages but rather the mishaps of love. Then again, I guess that is what the Kiwi spirit is all about. The mishaps of our sports team which drive us mad but we come back again and again to support them. This is the song you hear when the Blackcaps score a win, the All Whites pull out a surprise victory and the Silver Ferns beat Aussie. And, of course, THIS is the song which was played over and over after the All Blacks won the 2011 Rugby World Cup. And if you’re at any celebration and you don’t know the words to this song, you’ll probably get a jeer and a taunt about not being a true Kiwi.

I urge you not to let your Kiwi music listening, celebrating and discovering end here just because May is finishing. Instead, join me in finding ways to further explore the exciting and awesome music our country has to offer. Keep an eye on these blogs: the last blog of every month from now on will be dedicated to a Kiwi musician. But for now, and to salute off this year’s New Zealand Music Month in style, let’s crank up The Exponents.

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