Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Feed: My Life in Curry, in reply to Peter Darlington,

    Rick Stein, eh? By chance late last night we watched a repeat of his food tour through Louisiana. I went to bed so, so hungry and dreamed of spare ribs and steak and pound cake!

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  • Hard News: Jim looks back at the big…,

    Good on you, Jimmy. I didn’t like American Hustle either–and have never watched Mary Poppins. ‘Tonally inconsistent’–very sharp.

    Must link this to my http://cinemasofnz.info site

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  • Feed: My Life in Curry, in reply to Ben Chapman,

    Big fat sultanas, with sliced banana and dessicated coconut on the side.

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  • Hard News: Crowdfunding Time,

    Being a week by week sort of guy, I have lodged an AP every Tuesday to the PA account.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Changing Times,

    Regarding another medium; just putting together a lecture on the state of the global film industry and it is remarkable how much American film depends on non-domestic income, with around about 70% of the box office for your average US coming from foreign territories eg Frozen has earned $US1.032billion, with 32 million units on DVD/Blu-Ray sold in one day!
    One reason why big, family-friendly animated features are dominating releases as they can easily cross language barriers, with dubbing,

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Changing Times, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    I weeded out my CDs last year but substituted even older technology--a wind-up gramophone, to play the wonderful collection of 78s I found at a Save The Children fund-raiser. Working my way through a meticulously-catalogued collection of 1930/1940s jazz; obviously the life-work of some old bloke. As David Hepworth recently declared, when asked "What is the future of music?' .... "The future of music is its past".

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  • Hard News: Taking a very big gamble,

    Another example of the much-too-cosy relationship between the current government and vested interests ?

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  • Busytown: School bully, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    The scarey rationalisations of an ideologue

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  • Capture: One picture of you, and no more, in reply to JacksonP,

    I have long wondered where that hat of mine had got go.

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  • Capture: One picture of you, and no more,

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    Hats with a long history. I think this was at Belt Road Motor Camp in New Plymouth. My mother (d. 2001) behind and a sliver of my sister Diana (d. 7 March 2014) on the left.

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