Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Summer in the Winter, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Daniel Craig wishes he had those cheekbones

    Hell, I wish I still had those cheekbones...
    ... I may have been there on false pretences,
    I notice my 'backstage pass' is issued to '3YA'...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Summer in the Winter,

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    If you were ever wondering what happened to Mark Rastrick from Ballon D’essai in the mid ‘80s he went to Australia and was contributing fine comics to Pounding Tales’ as Mark Morte!
    I just happen to have a copy of Pounding Tales no #5 for sale:

    along with some other classics
    The Spirit #1

    and
    Harvey Kurtzman

    both comics are mostly based on fairly timeless stuff done in the 1940s!!

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    Doing the hard yards...
    Proof that Roger at least once got a bit closer to the action at Sweetwaters, though this is still either behind or side-of the stage, I think...
    ...and is that Simon Baeyertz in front of us?

    (photographer unknown - Murray Cammick or Kerry Brown, maybe...)

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    Own your own history!!
    While there’s a feeding frenzy on all things Flying Nun, I thought I might throw this bag of ‘Nun-to-easy-to-find chips’ into the culture carriage of life, just as the doors close – Go gulls! Go!!
    see:
    The Chills Poster
    Star & Garter October 1982
    (anyone know who the ‘R’-tist is for this?
    Ronnie? Robin? Robert? Rachel?…)

    and this classic Lesley Maclean poster from 1984.

    But wait there’s more…

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Roger writes…,

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Roger writes…,

    Not being able to sign in to comment on Spin off (can't remember passwords for various options) I'll post this here:

    "There’s also the quite bizarre admission that he spent an entire weekend drinking backstage at the Sweetwaters festival without seeing any of the bands, without any explanation"

    Actually Gary there is a fine explanation given - you must have just skim read the book with your blinkers on tightly...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Roger writes…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Hopefully now that Simon Grigg has control of the Rip It Up archive someday all these tales will be in a searchable database much like the wonderful Papers Past
    Then we can all really have some fun...
    Mother of 3, Grey Lynn

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Roger writes…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    The one of a Maidment gig...?

    I think it was at The Terminus, in Wellington (and for The Dominion maybe)...
    http://www.audioculture.co.nz/scenes/wellington-alternative-music-venues-1978-82
    I know it was crowded - a big part of Mr Steel's gripe as I recall, there may have even been a toothache involved... heck it might've even been the gig that John Dix had his car stolen from outside of (with all the Stranded in Paradise photos and notes in) - my recollection of the period is imprecise...
    Though I'm pretty sure that Gary was happy to take Flying Nun ads for his In Touch magazine - Mr Double might recall better than me (morning Ken!) as my copies are buried in a banana box deep in the Silverfish Ranch (aka a lock up on the swampy outskirts of Chchch)...
    The past eh?
    You're damned if ya go there and damned if ya don't...
    Perhaps best to leave bygones be 'by gums' or somesuch.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Roger writes…,

    WTF - why would Gary Steel expect a book about Roger's recollections of Flying Nun to be about stuff that wasn't?
    Still he got to mention wellington's jewel in the crown, Jayrem - surprised the Wellington (Four Stars) compilation record (Sausage Records) never got a (deserved) plug, or did it, my eyes had glazed over at the unrelenting snark before the grudging finish - what a way to view the world...
    Reminds me a bit of his Toy Love non-review back in 'the day', which was largely about what a bad night he was having - too much Charles Shaar Murray as an impressionable yoof, I fear...

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  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber Driver…,

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/80943322/dozens-of-illegal-uber-drivers-caught-in-nzta-stings

    Scores of Uber drivers have been caught driving illegally in stings targeting the global ride-sharing giant.
    In Christchurch alone, the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has caught around 60 illegal drivers over the past several weekends.
    It was like "shooting fish in a barrel," one Uber driver said, due to the number of non-compliant drivers in the city.
    It reflects escalating tensions between Uber and the NZTA, which has warned the company many of its drivers were likely breaking the law.

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