Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Hard News: Bowie,

    I think a little bit of me died last night. It was not because I was at this Christchurch concert but whilst Bowie was busy being born, so was I on the other side of the world. Irrelevant to him but increasingly important to me. Maybe it is intimations of mortality but also a shock.

    Sorrow

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  • Hard News: Kia kaha, Helen Kelly, in reply to Sacha,

    Yes, she has a nobility that some other public figures lack.

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  • Hard News: Incoming: Summer, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    My choice would be to do the same with Graham Greene novels

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Making a list ...,

    ‘Journalistic’ doesn’t seem the right descriptor for Anthonie Tonnon.
    I have heard a reference to the spirit of Raymond Carver and that seem more appropriate. Such intelligent song-writing and the music is pretty damn good too

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    or

    'Lumpentrump'

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    swifty . .... (as in 'pull a .....' + reference to a quite popular pop star)

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Saving the St James,

    Paste Magazine's ''The 5o Best Songs of 2015' * is fun. Gin Wigmore "Written in the Water" at #36 and Unknown Mortal Orchestra "Can't Keep Checking My Phone" at #13.

    * can't seem to link on my iPad but you can find it easily with a search,

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  • Hard News: Stories: Home,

    Home for the past 23 years has been Grey Street in Claudelands, Hamilton. Which has mean’t the occasional snide comment about the city (7 Days et al). But this home has been good to us and those who came before us, since it was built in 1921.
    Hamilton East School (130 years old), down a set of steps and up a short rise, shaped our two children well,
    We recently re-lined the hallway, uncovering 7 layers of wallpaper–the oldest was a hand-blocked design made in England, We are a short step away from the Thai Shop, the Dumpling House, Scoff’s Takeways for Grownups and Playways Toy Shop. Ten minutes walk to the Lido Cinema across the Claudelands Bridge, with the river slipping by far below.
    The front garden has been through its spring cycle; firstly, the azaleas; then the purple wisteria, and the flowering cherry–until it looks like it is snowing with falling petals. In the back garden (two levels of rich river silt), the raspberries are developing, artichokes, asparagus and broad beans are ready to harvest, the tomato plants are growing tall, and the quince and apple trees are heavy with young fruit,

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  • Up Front: How I Learned to Stop Worrying…,

    Emma; apologies for the terrible typo. That last word should be 'tale'.

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  • Up Front: How I Learned to Stop Worrying…,

    Emma; A little off topic, but congratulations for the well-deserved winning story in the Sunday Star-Times short story competition. Just read it this morning; a deceptively simple fake.

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