Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Access: The Universal Basic Income and…,

    Happiness is...
    Change is better with an ubi
    than with an uzi...
    if those superior mothers
    jump the gun...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6625 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Decrypting “social investment”,

    I have a lot of time for David Parker, he's prepared to make the hard calls because they need to be done, not because they are politically expedient.

    Having had a coupla long and wide-ranging conversations with him recently.
    I trust him...
    ...and to be honest there's not many people I say that about these days.

    He has the feel of old school Labour and of someone who's ready to 'muck in' as needed to make things happen.
    Labour needs a few more like him.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6625 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The media awards are dead –…, in reply to Damian Christie,

    Let battle comments!

    we should now have categories for...

    ...I'm angling for a large cash prize for 'Worst Pun on an Award Winning Blog; Comments Section' category
    - otherwise anyone gotta job going out there?
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6625 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Iggy at the…,

    as you were - Woosh seems to be back up again
    But I think I'll be shopping around for a provider that doesn't realise it had a problem at the weekend until someone shows up at work on monday.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6625 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Iggy at the…,

    the machines are revolting...
    Hey folks - Woosh has a big problem it seems - error message says 'license expired' - they have no managers in NZ (made redundant a month ago) leaving 5 people here to 'run' things and the Canadian owners website, Craig Wireless, loops back to Woosh in a catch 22. M2 in Australia is connected somehow as well - oh I seee they were taken over by Vocus...
    Meanwhile I can't access my emails and I'm not confident I will ever be able to again - bloody technology!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6625 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Crowded houses,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6625 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Iggy at the…,

    I found this site fascinating
    http://www.whosampled.com/
    exploring the DNA of music
    like: http://www.whosampled.com/cover/31052/A-Certain-Ratio-Shack-Up-Banbarra-Shack-Up/
    which shows who covered what songs
    and who sampled what tracks

    Washington’s Banbarra in 1975

    covered by A Certain Ratio

    (I always thought it was an ACR song…)
    drums sampled in de la soul’s ‘The Magic Number’

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6625 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Iggy at the…,


    1977 British talkfest on Punk!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6625 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Iggy at the…,

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    The King is dead!
    Designer David King has died, aged 74.
    http://www.londonlee.com/2016/05/designer-with-a-cause.html
    and also noted in the NY Times
    remembered for his Hendrix and Who covers as well as Arthur Brown – he helped redesign The UK Sunday Times and did posters for Rock against Racism and anti-Nazi causes – he also amassed a huge collection of soviet propaganda art.
    Long live the King's work...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6625 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…,

    I read the news today, oh boy!
    In the new news environment this is a 'Sports story'!!

    Arrest for Sir Colin Meads' grandson
    The family of All Black legend Sir Colin Meads is shaken after one of Sir Colin's grandchildren was charged with murder over the killing of a man involved in the Gold Coast drug trade.

    see the 'sport story':
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11642708

    But then again this is the same paper that ran a story on a photo of a cigar stuck in a stone wall...
    see:
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11640281

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6625 posts Report Reply

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