Posts by Robyn Gallagher

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  • Christchurch, party pills and NOS Pt2,

    I don't know about the youth of today. In my day, we didn't need pills to have parties.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1819 posts Report Reply

  • PA Radio: This is New Zealand,

    I could have easily listened to this for an hour. It was really interesting! It's left me wanting to see the film even more now.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1819 posts Report Reply

  • 180 Seconds with Craig Ranapia,

    I really enjoyed this!

    I think it should be noted, for anyone who is considering downloading it, that Craig talks about the survey done of New Zealanders' favourite movies, where Helen Clark said she like the Motorcycle Diary, and John Key confessed to being a fan of Johnny English.

    I'm looking forward to his next 180 seconds worth.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1819 posts Report Reply

  • Christchurch, party pills and NOS Pt2,

    I like that it's practically impossible to offer any depth or insight into the experience of doing NOS in a NOS lounge after you've just taken a lungful of the stuff. Unless giggling counts as insight.

    My favourite part was when the NOS lounge guy said there had been visits from "celebrities". I immediately thought "Christchurch celebrities = rugby players", and then he said rugby players had visited.

    Good old Christchurch.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1819 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: The Chinese envoy is here,

    Is it just me or has someone just munted your original blog entry?

    It's interesting you mention this. Viewing the Random Play blog entry looks OK for me, but if I go to the Public Address home page, the blog content is squeezed into a narrow column down the right-hand side of the page.

    I think it's been like this for the last couple of days.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1819 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Things we needed to hear,

    That Clark liked the Che hagiography certainly diminishes my respect for her.

    Oh, come on. You know she only picked that cos she's hot for Gael Garcia Bernal.

    As for John Key's choice, Johnny English, that sounds like the choice of a) a man who is too afraid to have an opinion, and b) a man who never goes out.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1819 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: British style,

    I like how a visit to tiny li'l Hawaii also marks big ol' Alaska too.

    (But what about the carbon footprint?!)

    I'd rather do a map for areas of New Zealand. There'd be a lot of red on mine!

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1819 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: You've gotta hand it to Steve,

    Indeed. They [Dawnraid] had three #1 singles and several more Top 10, but that just means they got a lot of radioplay.

    A couple of years ago I was trawling through the second-hand bins in Real Groovy's basement (back then they had separated out all the second-hand stuff). I decided to do a quick head count of second-hand NZ music.

    I remember there was heaps of Stellar's second album, The Magic Line, but I was most amazed to see maybe a dozen copies of Alphrisk's (one of the lesser-known Deceptikonz) solo CD "The Best Kept Secret" (too well kept, it seems). I didn't even know such an album existed.

    All that glitters, etc.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1819 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: The Harvard Centre for Self…,

    If the results of this study seem obvious, then you've probably never hung out in the Trade Me forums.

    Pregnancy weight gain is a given, but some women have trouble dropping it. They may have no idea how to lose weight, and will cling to any old wife's tale they can regarding weight loss.

    Given hot many fat mommas there are in America, it's surprising this study wasn't done earlier.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1819 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Public Good,

    Although the morons who sniped at Bic Runga need to get a life ...

    There seemed to be more than a few people who were angry that these musicians had been able to live off their art, and felt that they should actually be doing a "proper job".

    As if being a professional musician in New Zealand doesn't involve hours of hard work.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1819 posts Report Reply

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