Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Review: Lana Del Rey, 'Born…, in reply to Matthew Littlewood,

    Incidentally, does anyone else notice any similarities
    between Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd?

    Guessing you probably don't mean this Weekend...
    formed by Alison Stratton from welsh wonders - Young Marble Giants

    and then, just for fun, there's Everything But the Girl...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5061 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Television and the Public Good,

    horror vacui ...

    For a more informed and insightful perspective on Stratos, allow me to commend to you David Beatson’s post on Pundit, which underlines the lack of coherence in government policy on regional broadcasting over years

    and Beatson is a fine example of the voices and views we are losing ready TV access to as the Government sends us headlong into the age of probably irreversible decoherence - the loss of information from a system into the environment...
    This is taking the maxim of "Information wants to be free" a phase too far and gawd save us from the pap that will rush in to fill the space - Nature may abhor a vacuum but John Key and co seem hell bent on creating empty heads...

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  • Hard News: Television and the Public Good,

    Foss for essence...

    I hold out a bit more hope for Foss than that. Yes, he’s an investment banker by trade but according to one industry stakeholder who has met with him in his new role, he’s sharp and capable of discussion.

    I hope you are right, but I can't see him defying John Key (or Mr Joyce)...

    I see Foss lives in lovely Waimarama, so he should have a good handle on grassroots television and film, BLERTA were based there and virtually built an entire film/TV industry from scratch...

    And as patron of the Hawke’s Bay Vintage Machinery Club maybe someone should commission him to present a documentary on old machines and broadcasting equipment for TV7, oh, that's right, he's closing it down...

    What will happen to all those nice TV7 pens?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5061 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Getting to the bottom of…, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    trouble at coalface...

    Ah, the depth of human understanding
    leaves me speechless sometimes.

    Welcome to the Carbon-iffy errors Period,
    some species is bound to go extinct
    any time soon, take a number and wait...
    (the Devonianshire Tea Period is next,
    it's yummy, with lashings of cream...)

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  • Hard News: Review: Lana Del Rey, 'Born…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Cruise control...

    Yep. But, y’know what – we have a long, long, long tradition of enjoying illusions. Elizabeth Grant is, essentially an actor playing this role. Get over it. You know movies aren’t actually real, aye?

    I can't help but see and hear a female version of Jace Everett's True Blood theme and a Badalamenti/Lynch-like influence as well... Kinda like a gender switched Roy Orbison or Chris Isaak ...
    maybe I'm reaching too far...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AIpkMg9sh6Q

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5061 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Review: Lana Del Rey, 'Born…,

    a thread with the right copy...
    Nice to note that Rob Mayes has picked up some work with Ridley Scott...

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  • Capture: Roamin' Holiday, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    as the tide Turners...

    Papamoa Beach, looking towards the Mount

    a lovely landscape in water colours
    glad it's no longer a study in oils...


    obskewer charms of the bourgeoisie...

    Regan Gentry’s spade sculpture

    I suspect this was his original inspiration


    As I walked out in the streets of Laridae...

    Seagulls

    I assume there's a subordinate sculpture
    at the base, called fission chip wraptures

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  • Hard News: Review: Lana Del Rey, 'Born…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    is she really going out with him?

    the I-love-the-bad-boys vein

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  • Hard News: Review: Lana Del Rey, 'Born…, in reply to Lilith __,

    But but, alcohol's a number...

    Maths and alcohol don’t mix:
    Don’t Drink and Derive!

    I'll stick to sets n drugs n rock n roll then....

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  • Hard News: Getting to the bottom of…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Crook as a chook...

    I haven’t been to the US for a while, but I’ve avoided eating chicken there since I read a Harper’s story (predating Schlosser’s book) on the plane over one time.

    you'll be pleased to hear that McDonald's© have stopped using the 'Pink Slime' in their hamburgers, but there still may be dimethylpolysiloxane in the McNuggets....

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