Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: DNC 2016: Beyond weird, most…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6816 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Back on the K, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    And fake tickets if need be

    The perils of hand drawn tickets became clear at the reconciliation of tickets after The Fall's University gig - a completely hand drawn facsimile of Chris Knox's ticket design - all done in biro on matching coloured card showed up - How we laughed, I think even Doug was impressed - kudos for the effort!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6816 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: A Tale of Two Iceblocks: Part…,

    Ice has a rich literary heritage as well
    who can forget the slush the Trask's trainload of lettuces became when their Ice-packed carriages got held up by snow then sidetracked in a Chicago heatwave ( East of Eden, John Steinbeck) ]]
    or Fat Boy the ice machine in Paul Theroux's The Mosquito Coast

    filmed by Peter Weir an acknowledged Ice Wrangler

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6816 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Back on the K, in reply to Rob Stowell,

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    1984 would be right. Great gig.

    11.04.84 at the Sandridge (from The Chills definitive gig list)
    Looney Tours would've been acting as the NZ leg for Aussie promoter Zimblis
    (I found this poster from Melbourne on line)
    Lees and West did subsequent VF tours including the inaugural Big Day Out

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  • Southerly: A Tale of Two Iceblocks: Part…,

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  • Hard News: DNC 2016: Beyond weird, most…, in reply to Joe Boden,

    opinion/donald-trump-the-siberian-candidate.html

    Contained this observation:

    For one thing, Mr. Putin is someone who doesn’t worry about little things like international law when he decides to invade a country. He’s “what you call a leader,” declared Rudy Giuliani after Russia invaded Ukraine.

    The US has such a short memory - Iraq anyone?

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  • Southerly: A Tale of Two Iceblocks: Part…, in reply to David Haywood,

    “Oh okay, we won’t do that then.”

    Las Vegas is a town built on betting, especially when the odds are stacked towards the 'House'.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6816 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: A Tale of Two Iceblocks: Part…, in reply to Lilith __,

    coasting to barbarism...

    Are we grown-up enough to work together to save ourselves?

    ...and there lies the tipping point question for humanity's choices 'going forward' - it dwells at the heart of 'Trump or Clinton?', 'National or Labour/Greens'?, 'Help or Hinder?'...

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  • Southerly: A Tale of Two Iceblocks: Part…,

    a C O' grief...
    Local taxes only make sense if the damage done can be kept local – as the atmosphere is a global phenomena a globally uniform solution is required and tax ain’t the answer, a massive paradigm shift is…
    I recommend Paolo Bacigalupi’s debut novel The Windup Girl for a glimpse into the world our present course may leave behind…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6816 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: A Tale of Two Iceblocks: Part…, in reply to Alfie,

    It seems that the word ‘stoush’ applies primarily in New Zealand and Australia and appears to be derived from the Scottish word stooshie. And your spelling was correct David.

    Apologies - Och! My Caledonian ancestors will be rolling in their graves and tumbling in their tumuli - I see 'stushie' is an acceptable variant as well - one learns summat new every day...

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