Posts by Russell Brown

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Good ideas that…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    The only other pay off that tour was seeing some punk grab Benny Levin’s wig off his head at one gig – and Craig Scott was an infinitely more friendly touring minder than Corless.

    When you played the Brevet Club my mate somehow got talking to Craig outside the venue. We were surprised -- it wasn't that long since he'd been an actual pop star!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Good ideas that…,

    Mr Jim tells me that even the creator of that 'Blue Monday' cover had the same "not available in your territory" roadblock when he tried to do it through Legitimix. Gawd.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Good ideas that…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Some will be glad that the ‘what-happens-on-tour-stays-on-tour’ ethos is still being invoked, there are stories out there that don’t cast such a rosy light…
    Different times, and different behaviours were acceptable, perhaps.

    I don't know if it was even acceptable then, but it seems a long time ago.

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  • Hard News: Prague, in reply to Omar Crawford,

    And finally – Czechs like to remind you that they are a Central European country, Prague is west of Vienna!

    Yep. I heard that more than once.

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  • Hard News: The twilight state of the…, in reply to Dale Smith,

    After doing a little bit of digging myself I think the bigger concern is that should there be an alternative to animal testing, the amount of research required by importers compared the amount of research by manufacturers is highly alarming, as the manufacturers have their code to follow.

    You're saying the product approval process is significantly different for importers as opposed to manufacturers? No one raised that with me. Can you elucidate?

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  • Hard News: The twilight state of the…,

    Jackson Wood has an explanation of the Wellington draft LAPP and the option he favours.

    There's a lot of good general information on what the LAPPs do -- clearing up a few misconceptions.

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Strange that a few hours later Key forgot that he had had this conversation.

    The conversation itself is quite strange.

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading,

    Danyl has what there is to know about the weird allegedly-left-wing blogger at the centre of the text messages revelation, who is a real person playing a Whaleoil sock puppet.

    Have we reached #peakcray? Who knows?

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  • Speaker: Market failure in the research world, in reply to Angela Hart,

    They have many disadvantages including excluding people without access to research libraries.

    Yes, very much this. I'm one of those people and I am regularly stymied by this fact.

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to BenWilson,

    I was a bit surprised to see that the official inquiry outsourced the IT stuff to KPMG. Who did, so far as I can tell, absolutely nothing.

    Thus is the world of the big consultancies ...

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