Posts by Russell Brown

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  • Hard News: Sunday People, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Here's the thing. After I hopped back over to the cycleway, a car came down down that lane (to exit at Rosebank) and I realised it was OPEN ...

    Oops.

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  • Hard News: Sunday People, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    They couldn’t afford Max Key? ;-)

    LOL.

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  • Hard News: Sunday People,

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    I look some pictures last weekend too, at the family picnic-styled event for Andrew Little’s State of the Nation speech, where I’d been hired to DJ.

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  • Access: Zika and microcephaly: things to…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    is it only because the West might be attending the Olympics that has got the ‘powers that be’ on to doing something?

    Possibly – but also a massive recent rise in incidence, by the looks:

    The BBC is reporting that in Brazil, the number of babies born with suspected microcephaly, or abnormally small brains, has reached 4000 since October 2015, compared with only 150 in 2014. It is currently affecting one per cent of all babies born in the most affected parts of Brazil. Authorities there attribute this to an ongoing outbreak of the zika virus. A small number of babies who died had the virus in their brains.

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  • Speaker: Blinded by the white, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I think this is the link you want:

    Ha ha – it is!

    It's not actually a Hendrix doco, but part three of Music Moguls, on music PR, and it's an amazing if alarming, watch.

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  • Speaker: Blinded by the white,

    Note that Lizzie Marvelly said yesterday she has Te Arawa heritage and today writes in her Herald column about Waitangi Day in that context.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Festive and Unconflicted,

    Wow – part three of Music Moguls, on music PR, is way the best of the three.

    Great, if alarming insights into the way music PR influenced tabloid newspapers and the role of political spin in Tony Blair's embrace of Oasis and Creation Records. The actual story of Noel's famous Blair endorsement at the Brits – the whole band were out of their minds on MDMA – is amazing.

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  • Access: Zika and microcephaly: things to…,

    Thanks for this, Hilary. It says really useful things we're not reading in the news media.

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  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to Danielle,

    I think shutting down a thread when women start to get openly angry is on the less helpful end of the range of actions you could take right now, given the context.

    I’m sorry, but I have a life too. I'm not public property.

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  • Hard News: Fix up, young men,

    Okay, this is now basically indistinguishable from your common-or-garden Twitter shitfight and I don't seem how it can be rescued. Sorry to everyone who wanted to comment further or who had already been deterred.

    Anyone unhappy with how things have proceeded is genuinely welcome to establish their own community, with my best wishes.

    Peace out.

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