Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Hard News: "Creative" and "Flexible",

    It's a historical bias, sure, but so are our grassed parks and rose gardens

    I don't see the connection. In the main, these were paid for and maintained by local citizens, not central government.

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  • Hard News: "Creative" and "Flexible",

    As Jolisa suggests, the NPR model from the USA would be perfectly acceptable. It less advertising than sponsorship and programme underwriting.

    It has always interested me that when arts funding is under threat, there is always a rush to defend the high culture sector (ballet, symphony orchestra et al), with the charge often led by freemarketeers--partly because such consumption is central to their cultural capital. But I guess we should never expect consistency nor self-examination from such folk.

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  • Hard News: "Creative" and "Flexible",

    Hmm! I don't want to add any weight to Coleman and English..and most especially Lhaws, with his vile column in the SST yesterday--but I have always had problem with Concert FM being preserved at all costs. Why should one music genre ('Classical', or whatever it might be called these days) be privileged over all other genres? I think it is a cultural hangover from those days when classical music=serious music, and other music was regarded as ephemeral, trivial or merely 'commercial'.
    This is not to say that I sometimes tune into Concert FM, for a bit of background pleasantry.

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  • Island Life: Anyone can do design.,

    I mean don't get me wrong. I love Hamilton. Where else am I going to get petrol on my way to Tirau?

    I will ensure you get charged double next time ;-)

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  • Island Life: Anyone can do design.,

    Sacha: You will need to translate for the locals--too obscure for us in the Waikato ;-)

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  • Field Theory: Out with the old,

    Well, that is a bit of a retort to those who think Super 14 is dull rugby--18 tries in the Chiefs vs Lions game this morning, 32 points from Stephen Donald and 137 points overall!

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  • Island Life: Anyone can do design.,

    Spoken like a Hamiltonian :)

    The ones with the funny accent?

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  • Island Life: So, what do you think of…,

    Stephen, you just reached the 2000 post mark, and I broke 1000. High five!

    As was discussed some time back, you deserve some kind of award. Maybe a Brownie badge?

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  • Southerly: Interview with Rodney Hide,

    And they get all their supplies through Tim the Groser?

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  • Southerly: Interview with Rodney Hide,

    I am glued to my screen, waiting on the next round of wit.

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