Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Hard News: Paths where we actually ride,

    I just have to post this somewhere, after cycling to the university this morning: Sufjan Stevens at The Civic last night. Magnificent!

    Apologies for the distraction.

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  • Hard News: What you lookin' at?,

    Bought series 3 of The Bridge on DVD from the UK. I like to be able to share things I love with others,

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  • Hard News: What you lookin' at?,

    The most thrilling viewing experience recently was series 3 of The Bridge' which we watched over 4 weeks, each weekend, with friends. It is as close to binge viewing as I can abide–you need time and space to saviour between episodes, with drama as rich as this, and with such complex characters as Saga.
    Scandinavia is the source of such great TV drama, and highly influential on drama from other countries (check out Nordic Noir and Beyond website). You can discern such influences from the moment of the opening credits of new shows such as The Expanse.
    I agree about Harry. Oscar Kightley declares that it is the best thing he ever did and it was a bloody shame that series two never happened. It was treated abysmally by TV3.
    Also the comic collection 3 Words. A bloody lovely book.

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  • Hard News: What you lookin' at?,

    I have long admired the work of Gavin and his writing partner Rachel Lang. They have also been very generous in coming down to talk to my students. But somehow I can't yet bring myself to watch Filthy Rich. It is being recorded and I may get to it but only once a space between The Walking Dead* and the new Night Manager (TV One) appears--or once I can wrench the remote away from my dearly beloved and her fixation with The Zone channel.

    * I have a quick trip to a conference in Atlanta GA at the end of this month and I could get you a tshirt.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: You are among friends,

    Oh, bugger! Anthonie Tonnon has been my most-played music this summer (so perfect for long road trips) but I have a prior commitment in March 11. My colleague Gareth Schott is playing at the Hamilton Fringe Festival.
    But I do have Sufjan Stevens next week.

    Sometimes, there is too much to see and hear over the summer months,

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  • Up Front: Five,

    Yes, Christchurch folk don't need such sanctimonious advice from people like Sister Mary Whatever, I have a friend who has finally had enough, after the last shake, and selling up, to move back to Australia.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The great full eight,

    I love Anthonie Tonnon's 'Successor'. Such great music for long road trips. Even more impressed to receive friendly emails from him, when I asked about future gigs,

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  • Speaker: A Better Man,

    Like .., and even more likes. Indeed, a multitude of likes. A politician who is no mere fanboy but who writes with intelligence and (that much abused word) passion.

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  • Hard News: Sunday People,

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    Double-hulled waka at Kawhia

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    The Kawhia Kai Festival on Waitangi Day. This year we did manage to travel there on the right day. The watermelon halves with ice cream were surprisingly refreshing . Scanned old newspapers in the dinky Kawhia Museum, to find ads for talkies screening in both Kawhia and Oparau in 1932.

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