Posts by Grant McDougall

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  • Up Front: Lighting the Dark, in reply to Moz,

    Oops, thanks for that.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 565 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Lighting the Dark,

    His attitude to women was certainly a contributing factor, but America's crazy gun access, laws and culture also played a major part. Good summary by Michael Moore on it.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 565 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Digital Natives,

    It'll be interesting to see how many MPs IM get and what effect it'll have. If it costs National being in gov't, they'll have no one else to blame, considering they decided to reject the Law Commission's recommendation to scrap the coat-tails rule.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 565 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Bringing the…,

    Regarding Vehicle, us Dunedinites were pretty lucky when it came out in 1990, David Kilogur's actual original artwork was put in the window of Echo Records on George St and very nice it looked, too.

    Nice to see Craig MacDonald given a pat on the back for his Able Tasmans' artwork. I crossed paths with him last year through mutual friends and he's a top bloke.

    As for the almighty Sun Ra, I highly recommend John Swzed's magisterial biography Space Is The Place, a truly cracking read whether you like Ra's music or not.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 565 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Autism and celebrity,

    As soon as I saw the start to Seven Sharp last night I immediately thought "This is as bogus a load of quackery as when One News opened with a story about NZ greenlip mussels being a cure for cancer a few years' ago."

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 565 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Sneaking it out of the shop:…,

    Bloody great write-up ! RIU was a real font of knowledge and info for provincial kids around the country in those pre-internet times.

    Slight mistake in the Judith Tizard pic, btw: It says "1996" but National were in gov't then and won that year's election, too. "1999" maybe ?

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 565 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Illegal Highs,

    Slightly off-topic, but there's been, unsurprisingly, some pretty hypocritical comments by MPs over this.

    The Nats claimed David Cunliffe was "playing politics" when he accused the PM of milking the royal visit for publicity (and to be fair, Cunliffe shouldn't have commented about it).

    Yet Dunne now turns around and blames Labour for any panic-buying by synthetic users' that might happen.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 565 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Record Store Day,

    He's probably not everyone's cup of tea, but if gloomy, jagged rock sung by a world-weary Aussie singer-guitarist's yer bag, here's an appreciation of the late, great Rowland S. Howard's remarkable two solo albums I just had published on Stuff

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 565 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Electric Dreams,

    It's somewhat ironic that for Record Store day there'll be 2,000 copies of the Dunedin Double and 1,000 copies of Bored Games' Who Killed Colonel Mustard ? ep, considering there were probably less than that number pressed originally.

    It is pleasantly surprising to see the Dunedin Double repressed, either way, as the Sneaky Feelings' masters were long thought to have vanished into the ether.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 565 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Internet Party, whatever happens,

    Curran's also in a relationship with Trevor Mallard, so presumably Cunliffe thinks it's less hassle to keep both of them within caucus. She is also, her IT snafus aside, a very good, highly-respected locally, electorate MP.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 565 posts Report Reply

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