Mike Hosking has been thinking hard about this issue - it's actually a sign that private sector accountability is working
Good constructive blog critique of Alltracks
Yep, I agree with him on the Metal and Rock chart - mind you, it's about the standard I expected when I saw who curated it.....
If John Key heads off to the MCG (“What by-election?”) I will want them to win 90%.
If he turns up on the telly at the game, 80%.
If he turns up in the dressing room, 60%.
If he wears one of those silly shirts and catches the ball … COME ON Australia!
If he gets in to another awkward 3-way handshake on the winner's podium like he did at the Rugby World Cup final, can we just revoke his passport and leave him in Melbourne?
I bought this record today, from a band I'd never heard of before who recorded it in Whanganui - https://greenfog.bandcamp.com/album/bruce-farm
It's a big slab of loud droney guitar, in a similar vein to Black Boned Angel but with more notes, and it's quite wonderful.
With 10 overs to go I was quietly confident.
With 5 overs to go I was resigned to losing in the semifinals for a 7th time.
For the last two overs I was on the edge of my seat, not even wanting to talk.
That has to be the best game of cricket I've seen in a long, long time.
I've heard Key's "Hager's last allegations were categorically disproven" sound bite about 3 times across different media now, and not once have I heard a journalist ask him which allegations were the ones that were categorically disproven. He gets a free ride that allows him to set the agenda.
I can attest to Robin Lambert's skill as a salesman in Sounds Unlimited - I would walk in, he'd recognise me, suggest 2 or 3 new arrivals to listen to, and I would inevitably leave with what I'd been intending to buy AND the 2 or 3 he'd played for me. I was only ever a weekly visitor, but he still knew who I was when I went in there - it was almost like having your own personal record buyer.
A Minister for Sauntering would suit the talents of many in this current mob.
John Key is just so..... relaxed... about everything
Oh, music? This is quite good, just arrived in my hot little hands last night