Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Nobody wanted #EQNZ for Christmas, in reply to nzlemming,

    the beleaguered league of extraordinary stupidity...

    Especially that Button was unsure what was in the CERA Act. Oy vey!

    Not surprising at all, Button is well out of her depth - it came out today that she and the other 3 directors (Mayor Bob Parker, Councillor Jamie Gough – and council chief executive Tony Marryatt) of Vbase (Venue management) which has been moved from CCHL control to management by the Council, are in breach of the company's constitution! Even though the Council's own director selection guidelines state that all directors must be fully aware of their Governance duties and obligations as well as bring relevant skills and expertise to the table, which I seriously doubt any of those 4 do - the upside is none of them get directors fees for being there.
    But relax, their first reaction is to plead ignorance and then to try and change the constitution retroactively - same old, same old...
    sigh....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5105 posts Report Reply

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

    the game's afoot...

    She also invents a genre called "hop hop" ...

    I missed that, something for the more modern bounder perhaps...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5105 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Ngāi Tahu, in reply to Adrienne Rewi,

    Mahinga Kai practices are so important to Ngāi Tahu as an iwi.

    Did you do the lovely large 'Food Calendar' Ngāi Tahu released some years back?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5105 posts Report Reply

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

    Just the facts, Fairfax fail...
    For an Entertainment Editor, Stuff's Jule Scherer looks a little amateurish, her on-line Lana Del Rey album review consistently spells her name as Del Ray (at least the heading and caption sub got it right, but why not fix the rest?) - One wonders if Scherer even looked at the cover of her free review CD, this ain't rocket science, just transcription...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5105 posts Report Reply

  • 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 • 5105 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...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5105 posts Report Reply

  • 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 • 5105 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...)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5105 posts Report Reply

  • 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 • 5105 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...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5105 posts Report Reply

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