apologies to the crows nest!
I like seeing what’s going on.
Sorry, I forgot to tell you about the most important festival Dramfest - but it was sold out and you probably already knew, right?
Maybe they could widen it out to a bigger
barrel party or even a 'Drami Gras'...
Royals ... I was kinda half right on the Bruce Springsteen kiwi opener,
even though i was joking!
Do those lyrics work from a 64-year-old?
- but nice anyway, good on him.
somewhere like Piko
Spotted some in the fridge there not two hours ago...
ringing in the changes…
a Telecom/Spotify campaign
Spark/Spotify thank you!
I heard something this week about how they were joining together to provide free music – and I thought “how generous of them, giving other people’s music away”
- tell me I’m wrong and there is a generous artist reimbursement scheme…
Spark – is so wrong a name for them on so many levels …
here are some other ‘small points’ against it
- the primal spark preceded the Big Bang!
or is the result of some other conflagration….
Sparks tend to flare brightly and die,
they sputter and don’t release even energy,
or are used to start explosions in petrol motors
(or grain silos).
The energy of a spark is too raw, disruptive and uncontrollable for the kind of devices they are catering to, which will operate at near Planck Scale soon it seems….
They may end up pin pricks when they just wanted to be flash!
My guess? ‘Loyal’.
mash-up - 'Loyals'?
careful with that adze Eugene…
a product that most people
neither want, nor need
or don’t know about
then you advertise.
If it’s a good product then word gets around.
Poor old Advertising started life as the humble act of notification, , a gazetting, or public notice in the journal of record or other ‘database’ of its time – to draw attention to a fact or quality – so that people could make an informed decision.
Unfortunately it fell amongst hucksters, snake oil peddlers and other purveyors of prevarication to prince and proletarian alike, they stripped the ‘quality and facts’ from the process, and ramped up the ‘draw attention to’ aspect, to eventually become the tawdry beast that primps, preens and solicits before us today…
Controlling your ‘ad’ catchment may prevent sudden floods of interest, if it is counterproductive to expand, others may take up the field and band together, then we get co-operatives and sometimes they end up as corporations (Fonterra, etc) – which always seems like a death spiral to me.
Why can’t corporations that metamorphed from co-operatives retain the principle of everyone in the chain getting a fair share, why the greed?
(I’m looking at You supermarkets, banks, insurance companies, etc)
Sounds like Farmer Green has found the balance that works for him, which considering its based round Biodynamics makes perfect sense, Steiner was on to many things that create working holistic systems.
Linux for life maybe?
Yoga in the park is on again tomorrow as well
Free Yoga in the park in the Daffodil Lawns Saturday March 1st at 9:30am, Hagley Park (enter past the hospital on Riccarton Ave)
Yoga in the Park is a two and half hour inspiring yoga event for all levels and all ages.
Join four local Christchurch teachers for a playful, dynamic, and FUN exploration of some of the many styles and approaches to yoga practice.
...FREE. Bring your own mat or beach towel.
It was huge last year I believe...
OK, I'll stop with the gig guide now
Two new festivals to chchch this weekend:
Audacious Festival of Sonic Arts
opening tonight in New Regent street
runs Sat and Sunday all over the place
Navigate the city by ear at Canterbury’s first ever Festival of Sonic Arts. Over a weekend of active listening and sonic adventures, Christchurch will resonate with a diverse and interactive programme of installations, workshops, interventions, performances and sound walks exploring the dynamic sonic landscapes of our rebuilding central city.
Across the city, local and international sound artists will be filling the streets and vacant lots with sound. There’s plenty of chance for direct interaction with the exhibits, such as in the pedestrian symphony created specifically for the streets of Christchurch by UK artists, Circumstance. In this, the audience becomes the orchestra as they walk in groups around the city holding portable loudspeakers.
Nostalgia at Ferrymead Heritage Park
Saturday March 1 - afternoon
here's what The Press said it would be:
NOSTALGIA AND FOOD
The Nostalgia Festival to be held this Saturday promises to be very food focused. From 12.30pm to 6pm at Ferrymead Heritage Park the festival will offer awesome food and music "set in history". A Local Food Project will be making pizza and The Woolston Market will be there grilling meat, making salads and serving cheeses. Cakes by Anna will be there with her lovely creations, as will gourmet sammie stall Dukes of Sandwich and BearLion Foods. Cassels will be providing the beer and Lyttelton Coffee Co will bring the coffee.
But I believe there is strong sustainability ethic, with a free bus from the Pallet Pavillion, reusable Festival Cup, interesting sounding marketstalls and steampunk elements, some fabulous live music including Delaney Davidson, Mara TK and Aaron Tokona plus Auckland 10-piece Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes - (who could almost be The Parnell Roof Orchestra - if such a thing existed) - should be a fun day.
There's an article in the Go supplement in The Press today
- not online that I can find.
here, gatecrash the APRA christmas party and catch SV & the Babyshakes
I keep meaning to post this,
National Geographic pic of the year
<click thru to uncropped pic>
Sorry if you've seen it
Sends an odd shiver up my spine
such an ancient looking future,
connecting now, somehow...
and it's got a coast and everything...
some other great shots follow it.
Mundi on Sunday
Paul Ubana Jones and Mundi play the CCC's Ingham's Lazy Sundays on the Archery Lawn in the Botanic Gardens
- this Sunday March 2, 3 - 5pm.
(it was postponed last week)
see here for more details
Okay, we’re through the looking glass.
the Red Queen speaks, spookily from tomorrow's Spectator (March 1st) and the ending says it all
But for a few of us articulate, secure types, it has opened up a whole new wonderland of verbalicious viciousness.
- this ain't going away any time soon, it seems...
he said, securely (but nicely)