Posts by TracyMac

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  • Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is…, in reply to Danielle,

    I know every word of that Charlene travesty as well, which just adds insult to injury. The fact that some of my braincells are occupied with that dreck...

    And yep, totally confirms the thesis about the spoken-word interlude. :-)

    And what AIN'T a woman supposed to see indeed? That teeth-clenching nauseating ridiculousness of that line really helped gel my nascent feminism when I was an adolescent. And got me thinking about the utter utter lack of logic in pretty much any misogynist "rationale" you can think of, so I suppose that's a good thing?

    Also, what I can now call "slut-shaming" contrasted with the perfect life of the perfect wife-and-mother? Yerggggh!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 459 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is…, in reply to Tom Beard,

    Ah yes, you are absolutely right in terms of the distinction between vocoders and autotune. The former is an effort that can make a crap song truly rotten, but has a few of the good use-cases you link, while the latter I really can't bear - it offends my brain.

    Ok, Autotune the News is a crack-up, but I can't actually listen to entire "songs" there. I'm sure there are more subtle uses I can't discern, but top-40 radio at the moment? Eep.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 459 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is…, in reply to Sacha,

    I think you might have it there, Sacha. I don't really feel guilt about much at all (other than stuff affecting other people I might have cocked up), but the fandamily were Irish Catholic and some things are kind of stuck in the cultural inheritance...

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  • Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is…, in reply to James Butler,

    Lol, I did my Cash rant before I saw you post that clip. 'nuff said. :-)

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  • Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is…, in reply to Hebe,

    Nup, my ethnicity is as Irish as Paddy's pig, and yet I can't stand bear to be in the same room as the schmalzchiness. Mind you, he's not as bad as Tom Waites, which for some reason I had inflicted on me by the same set of ex-lovers over the same period. And Johnny Cash (see above, re country).

    Morrison/Waites/Cash - all so different, but so emblematic of a certain period and the tastes of certain of my girfriends. Who I still loved all the same. Walkmen and headphones so I could blat out my DnB/electronica to my heart's content were the inventions of the gods.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 459 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is…,

    But for the worst song evurrrrr, nothing beats Charlene.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 459 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is…,

    Count me in as another c &.w hater. And yes, "alt" country is just as whiny. 99% of metal is boring in the utter extreme. I'm just allergic. Whiny "rock" of the Nickelback school, which just sounds like someone is trying to pass a massive turd.

    Morrissey should have been my god when I was 16, but blergh.

    Tom Beard encapsulated the Whitney, Celine, Kenny G axis of evil.

    ....but nothing surpasses AUTOTUNE! I cannot even stay in the room with that effect on. This includes Peter Framptom's effort from the late 70s or whenever it was.

    Guilty pleasure: Fleetwood Mac. I know, I know. But who the hell mentioned Radiohead and Oasis in the same breath? Fie, fie on thee!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 459 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Better Food Photography, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    *puts hand up to join the anti-feijoa club* I think it was compulsory for every old-skool state house with a section in Auck to have one of those trees.... :-(

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 459 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Better Food Photography,

    After posting up my amateur shots, I'm really inspired by the article to do better! And that cafe con leche, please. :-)

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  • Capture: Better Food Photography,

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    And one last one, since we're talking oysters. Not so successful with the pic - it was in the middle of a backpackers - but it was really a perfect lunch, all from the Borough Market in London.

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