Posts by Grant McDougall

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  • Speaker: A Better Man,

    Good read, thanks Grant.
    A mate of mine used to play club cricket against Brendon and Nathan's father and he said that at every game his two young sons would be there practicing their batting and bowling. Even that early you could see their talent and determination, he reckons.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 722 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mt Eden: Not a closing but an…, in reply to James Littlewood*,

    Ah, yes. Maybe not. Despite the bollocking we received, I believe the crater is both tapu and environmentally sensitive.

    Fair call. (In mitigation, I did this only once 15 or so years' ago whilst visiting Auckland).

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 722 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mt Eden: Not a closing but an…,

    If you ever go up to the top of Mt Eden, I highly recommend you do the following: walk down into the middle of the crater and lie down.

    You will be rewarded by the quite amazing sight of the sky completely encircled by the vivid green banks of the crater. It *really* is awesome.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 722 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Jean's Laneway,

    I elaborate a bit more indepth here

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 722 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Jean's Laneway,

    Going to gigs when you're over 40 really is a sobering experience. My mates and I are pretty happy just to stand at the back watching.

    It is fun discovering / watching new bands / music, but also - and this is something I'm convinced of - music is demographic (for want of a better word).
    By that I mean that you end up, rightly or wrongly, judging and comparing new bands to those you were fond of in your youth.

    You also end up widening your tastes, too. If you'd told me 20 years ago I'd end up dearly loving dub, soul, jazz, country, etc, and struggling with a lot of contemporary pop / rock, I'd have laughed you out the door. (Still can't abide metal, though...).

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 722 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Bowie, in reply to Russell Brown,

    George Kay’s interview with Bowie for Rip It Up in Christchurch in 1978, before the show. Pics by Laurence Aberhart.

    Excellent interview with George about Bowie in Tuesday's ODT here

    Excellent editorial on Bowie in Wednesday's ODT here

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 722 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Gobshite vs Adele,

    Adele's not my cuppa either, but she's nowhere near as tedious, dull and over-rated as Oasis.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 722 posts Report Reply

  • Feed: Feast,

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  • Feed: Feast,

    Wot ? No mention of truffles, Gareth ?

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Richie - good call by whoever said it first above.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 722 posts Report Reply

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