Lovely video from the forthcoming album by the Phoenix Foundation's Conrad Wedde, uploaded today:
It’s just another word for variety. Not recognition, tolerance or respect, which is what you seem to be conflating it with.
Quite. In some respects, diversity could negatively impact on tolerance, if it means more people with conservative social or religious views.
I do regard a broader range of faces and voices as a good thing, though, and I'm intrigued by how many people seem to feel the same way.
* Disclaimer: I don't actually have 'sets" as such. I just listen to music on my computers by myself.
I like how he draws on his extensive back catalogue, but not exclusively–unlike bands like the Stones who haven’t done anything new for yonks.
This is a very good point. In general, I enjoyed hearing his new(er) stuff way more than his old stuff.
No disgrace in leaving before the encore. Did so for Neil Young, after three hours of standing in a crammed space on sticky plastic.
Well, you knew it was going to be four old dudes jamming for half an hour. But it bears noting that two of my highlights from that show were from his current album.
That was actually quite awesome.
Home Brew brouhaha brewing…
Those guys just cannot keep out of trouble.
I was going to sympathise with them -- I've been at gigs at Lincoln and they weren't pretty -- but it doesn't seem like the poor kid did anything to warrant it. Dick move.
Once you have farmers that you can talk to, with a regular income, you can start on substitution programmes.
Yes. Sanho's point about economic security is quite crucial.
For me the measure of cultural diversity is the food.
I know some people get annoyed with the "think of the restaurants!" thing, but yeah, Dominion Road has transformed in the past decade. For me, it's Avondale Markets -- I ride there on my bike on a Sunday morning and for an hour I'm in diverse Auckland, where people from many different ethnic background trade, and trade with each other. God, I love the place.