Remember our discussion the other day on 1980s New Zealand band THE KIWI ANIMAL?

Here’s a 9-minute 2002 film on that band’s Brent Hayward, called “Love Is A Painkiller: The Life and Times of Brent Hayward” you should check out.

It’s devoted more to the man’s film and performance art work and to his outsized personality than it is to his bands (among whom also number Shoes This High, Smelly Feet and Fats White), and is an insightful look at the sorts of gifted artistic characters nurtured in New Zealand over the last three decades.

Huge thanks to Orlando Stewart, who made this film as a student in 2002, and to Brendon Ross, who connected me with him.

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