...our evolution from a society where the public good was considered important, to a society that's just a loose association of consumers and tax-payers.
We could form a guild of the gulled...
the occidental two wrist...
'the Middle Eats' crisis?
I ayn going there….
Hang on, that's not denial,
that's just 'enlightened selfishness'!
; - )
crisis, what crisis?
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
<from The Press's often apt Saturday 'Quote Unquote' column>
I’ve a hunch that rings a bell…
Yes! ta Joe – was that the shop him and David Gregory had, before DG went off to do TV costumes? (or maybe even concurrently)
Was it upstairs in what became Shands in Hereford st or was it in Cashel ?
I couldn’t get my head past ‘Oxus’ which was over by the river, near the Bridge of Remembrance… (I think..)
Who says the past is immutable?
‘Housewife’ – ’House white’
It’s nice to start the morning with an unstoppable guffaw…
sets the tone for the day – now I feel engaged
bring it on.
Hager’s legal team
Either The Herald is relying too much on their Spellcheckers, or this was a Freudian slip...
...she said the judge pushed the police to fined a way of resolving the issue without compelling the media to disclose the source.
art school confidential...
... whose talents included artist’s model par excellence.
That'd be him!
from a Neil Roberts interview about early days of art school...
I've told the story many times, of when one afternoon when there was a life class, and the model was Alan Franks, who appears in quite a few of Sutton's paintings. And it was toward the end of the afternoon – it was probably about three o'clock, and it was a winter afternoon, so I remember the light being quite subdued, and there were about four or five students left. I was over in one corner of the room, and there was an easel – one of the students was working on something. And we were actually concentrating on the head. And so Sutton was actually instructing the students on something to do with the head, and Gopas had walked into the room with his hands behind his back – he always wore a garage coat – a grey garage coat, like a smock – and he walked in, and he had his pipe in his mouth and he walked around the room looking at what students had been doing. And then he walked over and stood behind Sutton, who was talking to a student, and listened.
I wasn't concentrating on what they were talking about too much, and I don't know to this day what the problem was, but I heard Gopas say to Sutton that what he was telling the student wasn't correct. That there was a better way. And rather than Sutton – to his credit, I suppose – reacting and telling Gopas to get out of it, and overreacting, as some people would do, he said, 'Rudi, you have your views and I have mine. Let's put it to the test.' So they both got butchers' paper. (We actually went to the butcher's shop and got this, which was used usually for the charcoal drawings and brush and ink. We'd use this over a board, attached to the boards, and you'd do another drawing and flick it over, and dispose of them.) I remember them both sitting – there was an easel either side, and were both concentrating on the head. They both did a drawing of the head. I didn't know what they were doing, because I was concentrating on what I was doing. They were drawing away for about fifteen minutes or more and then they stopped, and Gopas walked around to see what Sutton was doing, and then walked away.
I have that Arthur Brown LP too...
the Christa Paffgen story
I'll be your memoir...
I also just found my copy of the 1992 book Nico - Songs they never play on the radio by her keyboardist James Young, it's yours if ya want it, lemme know.
NZ His story...
...people like Keith Sinclair
...who married my cousin Raewyn Dalziel - we don't need need no six degrees of separation in NZ, everyone knows everyone else!
...that was one of the first records I ever bought.
Makes me think back too...
My first was the Soundtrack to South Pacific!!*
followed by Cheap Thrills Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the holding company, then MC5 Kick out the Jams - it's all a blur after that...
*inspired by a crazy night at Mollett Street - when someone or other (Alan Franks maybe?) did a version of "I'm gonna wash that man right out of my hair" - same night as The Doomed did the Gingernuts ad song (I think) - Punk n dunkin' style...
<oops, sorry about the threadjack - we shoulda got a room over at the Friday music thread...>