Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Cilla!, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I remember Morgan. It was good, as I recall. Also saw Lindsay Anderson's If at a Film Soc screening last week and that remains impressive, I think it might be the film where Tarantino got the inspiration for his series of fantasy-revenge movies.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Cilla!,

    And we mustn't forget Sandie Shaw (except for that bloody awful Puppet On a String). I guess she finally earned enough to buy shoes.

    She rates a mention in the piece I did for Audioculture, about when she toured NZ with the Pretty Things in the 1960s.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Festival of Non-Dudeyness, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Pretty much zilch, but was an interesting collection with songs related to the film--even Taylor Swift!

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  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe,

    So, the Horrid Online has discovered this story

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  • Capture: The Colour Of Spring,

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    Our wisteria is rather magnificent at the moment, despite the usual die-back and over-wintering wetas. Very Hedy Lamarr when you go out front; indeed, passsersby are stopping to share the scent.

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  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe,

    I don't really understand all this hating on David Cunliffe and the parroting of what various know-nothings in the media have declared about him. He had a conversation pre-election with my young daughter and she was pretty damn astute in her assessment, judging him to to be a genuine guy. Sure, he has stumbled along the way but there have plenty around helping him trip.

    On the housing situation: the NZ Horrid had a feature today on '10 reasons the market is still booming'. Not one mention of real estate agents, who have a significant hand in pushing up prices, in anticipation of hefty commissions,

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  • Speaker: A live peek at your cray,

    I think my son Travis might have been amongst the descending hordes.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Lovable Munter, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    There must be. The Pretty Things returned to NZ last year, after being banned for life from our shores after some greatly exaggerated rascally behaviour here in the 1960s. I saw them at The Powerhouse, and they seemed quite alive.

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  • Hard News: Time to Vote, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    They let dogs vote down your way??

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  • Hard News: A call from Curia, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    That is a very good argument. There are also vested interests ie the proliferation of market research firms running polls and raking in $$$. One reliable source told me that the average cost of commissioning a national poll is $25,000. Sort of akin to real estate agents pushing up the cost of housing, in the interest of commissions?

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