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Hard News: Asking for a Contribution

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  • Geoff Lealand,

    I’d love a Public Address coffee mug!

    And a Tshirt…and a seat at the RWC final

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2217 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Calder,

    Money well spent. An annual request like this would not go amiss, Russell. Reminds me that it's time I sent $$ to the Auckland Radio Trust which rebroadcasts BBC World Service in NZ ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 63 posts Report Reply

  • dyan campbell,

    Done, and it's a great idea to have this as an annual thing!

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 595 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    Happy to put in my bit. Although pure donations can be a rather mundane task for some people out there. Why not spice things up with, say, film screening fundraisers or suchlike? Or having a tip jar at future Great Blends?

    And like many others, I'm increasingly frustrated with cartelised mass media not telling us the whole story. Al Gore took on the media establishment with CurrenTV, and the Grauniad seems to offer a model to follow. Then again, those outlets have a decent economy of scale to work from, and may not quite apply here.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 3893 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Bell,

    Public Address gets a name-check in my short story 'Iniquity' (Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VN34R8), so apart from everything else I owe you some of my royalties. Next time I get a cheque from Amazon, I’ll PayPal you my contribution.

    CB

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 47 posts Report Reply

  • Roger,

    Done and done... Thank you!!

    Auckland • Since Jun 2007 • 171 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole,

    Apparently I managed to get Public Address name-dropped into the latest Metro (I've still not seen it, just been told about it), with the second line of this post, so I'm also doing my bit to raise our public profile ;)

    The pit from whence crawl… • Since Mar 2007 • 3731 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Public Address gets a name-check in my short story 'Iniquity' (Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VN34R8

    Link corrected.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    And I'm very interested in flattr. It could even be used for readers to give a little to other readers who write particularly useful and spiffing comments -- I quite like that idea.

    +1

    Was impressed by the potential of flattr when a certain financial software whiz at my first Foo told me about it.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15709 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to DeepRed,

    a tip jar at future Great Blends

    I reckon just charge a modest price for all such events. It is an easy tangible exchange of value and a variety of ticketing infrastructure exists (including volunteers on the door). I know we've heard in the past that merchandising doesn't stack up at low volumes.

    You do great work Russell and I'll do my best to support it with whatever I have to offer.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15709 posts Report Reply

  • Susan Snowdon,

    Koha, whip around, annual subscription, throwing in a wad of cash - I like how we're thinking. Thank-you Russell, and all other contributors.

    Since Mar 2008 • 94 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Jo S,

    Done - and ditto Jo S.
    But - Lotto! she says, with vacant shining eyes, Can Change Everything!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • AThrift,

    Well worth the money, amazed you never asked before...

    Wellington • Since May 2011 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye, in reply to Ant Timpson,

    I think all PA readers are avid coffee snobs and would like a collectable mug each year.

    Since when did avid coffee snobs drink out of a mug? PA-branded espresso cups, please!

    Under the western motorwa… • Since Nov 2006 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Heather Gaye,

    I think all PA readers are avid coffee snobs and would like a collectable mug each year.

    Since when did avid coffee snobs drink out of a mug? PA-branded espresso cups, please!

    I think you coffee people better just cut it out. Some of us don’t touch the stuff. Or tea. And would rather have a nice glass for sipping elderberry cordials from, if it’s all the same to you.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Heather Gaye,

    I have a collection of coffee mugs -mainly given to me by much loved & esteemed whanau. They're what I drink my 2 breakfast coffees from - because I wake upnthrive on a delicious, crema rich, somewhat primitive jug-brew...
    BUT! for my exceptional occaisional other coffees - my tiny espresso cups do the deed...so, I'd buy both-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    And would rather have a nice glass for sipping elderberry cordials from, if it’s all the same to you.

    PA-brand whisky tumblers! We're on a roll!

    Under the western motorwa… • Since Nov 2006 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Heather Gaye,

    Why yes, I think we may be.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Or, especial whisky glass?

    ETA
    Bugger! Pre-empted by the site zeitgeist!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye, in reply to Islander,

    B'aha! Whiplash post!

    Ben just suggested that he doesn't wish to have anything etched onto his whisky glass, but he'd be totally into PA-brand coasters. I could get behind that.

    Under the western motorwa… • Since Nov 2006 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Heather Gaye,

    Oh, those would be cool. Maybe with Russell's face on? <snigger>

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Oh, those would be cool. Maybe with Russell’s face on? <snigger>

    Would lend a whole special meaning to seeing someone through the bottom of a glass.

    Under the western motorwa… • Since Nov 2006 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • Kimberley Verburg,

    Hm whisky. I wonder what a PA whisky would taste like?

    Leiden • Since Jun 2007 • 24 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Nah, his ars-

    enal of recordings?

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Kimberley Verburg,

    Oooh- dunno.
    There is a very large hoard of ANZ whiskies stowed away in Oamaru, maturing quietly in one of the heritage precinct buildings...something from there, pehea?

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

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