Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: F**kYouTube, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    A good time for local films, it seems (hobbits, excluded of course!) Fantail has been getting enthusiastic reviews, we went to a full house for What We Do In the Shadows on Friday night (much guffawing), and Dark Horse and Jake are coming soon.

    Also, the All Blacks on Saturday night were the bees-knees. Glad we got tickets.

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  • Hard News: The Big Chill, in reply to HORansome,

    Certainly not for the money. It hadn't helped Alan Duff pay off his debts.

    I had a bizarre experience a year or two ago when I contributed a chapter to an edited collection published by the German outfit Springer. After jumping up and down, they sent me a copy but over-valued it so much that I had to pay NZ Customs over $100 before they would release it.

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  • Hard News: A win for Jai and Jim,

    Excellent!

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  • Feed: A scientist researches restaurants,

    There are places to discover beyond the Bombay Hills. Went to Sabroso, a great South American joint in Rotorua on Sunday night. A great finale to an excellent day: a screening of the NZ film Fantail at the tiny Basement Cinema, followed by hot pools in the Waikite Valley--great clouds of steam rising into the dark sky. NZ can seem some kind of wonderful on such occasions,

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  • Hard News: Meanwhile back at the polls, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I know one of them is dead.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Original Beats,

    But who the hell is Iggy Azalea (with the most improbable name)?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Original Beats, in reply to Jim Welch,

    Sure is!

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  • Legal Beagle: Q&A: John Banks' judicial review, in reply to Tim Michie,

    Maybe 'A hard rain's gonna fall' might be more appropriate?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Original Beats, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    I checked out Kendrick Lamar as a result of Grant Smithies writing how his Good Kid restored his faith in hip-hop. Lamar is something special but I guess my problem is I never had any faith in hip-hop to lose. So much it is formulaic, predictable, interchangeable. It is the noise from passing low-rider cars or neighbour's summer bbqs; noise without complexity nor emotion nor subtlety. I guess my deaf-ear extends to local versions or re-versionings,

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Buying Cool, in reply to Sacha,

    'fer sure ... and Take Me To the River. Music + film--the very best combination.

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