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I could buzz around like a beehive boy

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The beehive (which houses the New Zealand Cabinet) and a public art work representing the iconic buzzy bee toy

The Knobz were a pop group from Dunedin who became famous in 1980 with their political song “Culture?” criticising Prime Minister Rob Muldoon and his assertion that New Zealand’s pop music was not culture. Muldoon had made the remarks in the context of refusing to lift a 40% sales tax on music

At the time it came out I was just starting to be aware of New Zealand music and politics so the song really appealed to me

The chorus was

Don’t give me Culture
I’m not hearing you Rob
I could buzz around like a beehive boy
But I’d love to see you do my job

Photo taken in response to CitySonnet’s September Photo a Day Challenge theme of inspired by song

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