I found this site fascinating
exploring the DNA of music
which shows who covered what songs
and who sampled what tracks
Washington’s Banbarra in 1975
covered by A Certain Ratio
(I always thought it was an ACR song…)
drums sampled in de la soul’s ‘The Magic Number’
1977 British talkfest on Punk!
The King is dead!
Designer David King has died, aged 74.
and also noted in the NY Times
remembered for his Hendrix and Who covers as well as Arthur Brown – he helped redesign The UK Sunday Times and did posters for Rock against Racism and anti-Nazi causes – he also amassed a huge collection of soviet propaganda art.
Long live the King's work...
I read the news today, oh boy!
In the new news environment this is a 'Sports story'!!
Arrest for Sir Colin Meads' grandson
The family of All Black legend Sir Colin Meads is shaken after one of Sir Colin's grandchildren was charged with murder over the killing of a man involved in the Gold Coast drug trade.
see the 'sport story':
But then again this is the same paper that ran a story on a photo of a cigar stuck in a stone wall...
congratulations on the Canon win last night!
Ditto - and no whales in sight as well!
In the Sydney Morning Herald today:
"I asked Uber, if I did something really bad, really wrong, OK that's my fault," he said.
"They said [it is] because your rating is low, that's why.
"But of 1200 people, roughly 800 people gave me a rating of between 4-5 stars."
Mr Qureshi, of Brisbane, is one of a growing number of drivers in Australia speaking out about the $80 billion Silicon Valley company's treatment of its contracted workforce.
It comes as Fairfax Media revealed on Wednesday a Perth driver is suing the company for terminating his account suddenly in November, leaving him with $80,000 worth of car loan debt.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…
Paula Bennett flexes her comedy chops
None of the solutions in this space are easy or quick. But the Government has a plan to address housing needs right across the housing market and it will help those in need.
We are absolutely committed to providing social housing for those who most need it, but ultimately, we want people to get ahead and live independent lives. That’s why the good economic growth we’re seeing with rising incomes and a record number of jobs available is the best way this Government can help New Zealanders.
the Salvation Army and their experiences
I'm surprised the Government hasn't tried either blaming them for not pulling their weight or tried to foist the social and emergency housing onto them -- they seem to be the Government's go to organisation for 'dirty jobs' they don't want anymore - like problem gambling, or when Bill English thought they'd buy up all his unwanted Housing NZ stock.
Crisis? What Crisis?
Is National creating Supertramps perhaps?
But seriously I think they’re well past “the time a difficult or important decision must be made" and well into the phase where "an important change takes place, indicating either recovery or death" a "time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger"
- all textbook crisis definitions.
Further to the CCC and Government changing the game with 'Social Hosuing' in Chchch - a new Press Release from KOA (Keep Our Assets):
Christchurch City Council Is Flying Blind On The Impact Of Its Changes To Council Housing
The Christchurch City Council (CCC) is the second biggest landlord in NZ (after the State). So, any changes with the city’s publicly-owned housing portfolio are a big deal.
Just such a major change is about to take effect from July, when the Council becomes a Community Housing Provider (transferring its social housing to a Trust of which the CCC is a 49% shareholder).
And the Council is flying blind into it without having any idea as to the impact.
Keep Our Assets Canterbury (KOA) asked the Council, under the Official Information Act, for: “any analysis, working papers and reports addressing the impact, of the establishment of Otautahi Community Housing Trust, on;
a) Council’s Social Housing Strategy and related Council polices and obligations
b) Staff currently employed in the City Housing unit at CCC.
Council declined the request because it “would require a considerable amount of collation and research to complete”.
So, it seems glaringly obvious that the Council has done no such impact assessment.
It is utterly outrageous that Council has pursued the establishment of the Community Housing Trust without even a cursory glance at what that may mean for Council’s ongoing rights and obligations (to the community (let alone its’ own staff).
An “impact assessment” is management 101, particularly on a matter as fundamental as surrendering control of an asset as important as our publicly-owned housing and which affects so many people. Yet we are assured that it has not been done.
This is the managerial equivalent of demolishing your house without having given any thought as to where you’re going to live.
Not only is the Council flying blind into this, it is doing so deliberately.