Posts by Russell Brown

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  • Hard News: Music: The Passing of Vega,

    Just noticed this: some excellent corrective graffiti by Viv Albertine at a British punk rock exhibition that contrived to erase all the women of punk. Go Viv.

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  • Hard News: Obama's Mana, in reply to Joe Boden,

    I think the recent primary has shown also that there were a lot of people becoming politically aware who were too young to remember what the Clintons were subjected to in the 90s

    I just got a bit snippy with a local Bernie fan on Twitter for trying to play gotcha with someone who doubted the current Bernie-fan meme that Hillary was an unreliable come-lately on Citizens United.

    Citizens United was of course a legal action by the group of the same name to try and have a Hillary attack documentary not considered as an election broadcast. Pretty sure she's been against that since it was a thing. And she has reiterated that opposition pretty firmly.

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  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber Driver…, in reply to goforit,

    Its documented, look up Murdoch/Uber on goggle, he became a share holder about 6 months ago.

    Recode reported that he owns a small stake, perhaps 0.5%, through an investment vehicle.

    He owns 15% of APN, which he bought into last year. But APN is floating NZME, the local vehicle that includes the Herald and The Radio Network – it really wants ou of NZ.. It’s possible that Murdoch could step in and pick up more of NZME as APN shareholders let go their NZME shares, but far from certain.

    Anyway, I think the possibility that Murdoch has been directly influencing Herald coverage of Uber is beyond remote. NZME has other things to worry about, like the prospect of merging with Fairfax NZ.

    It’s a different story at the Huffington Post, whose editor in chief Ariana Huffington is now on Uber’s board – there have been claims that she killed a HuffPo story that was critical of Uber.

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  • Hard News: Obama's Mana,

    And here we go ...

    Facebook Live video lit up all around Turkey:

    https://www.facebook.com/livemap/

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  • Hard News: Obama's Mana, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    not sure whether it’s the Alzheimers or the coke)

    Whatever it is, Michelle is clearly wondering wtf is going on.

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  • Hard News: Obama's Mana, in reply to Joe Boden,

    The anti-Clinton hysteria is a fully and intentionally manufactured product of the republican witch hunts against the Clintons which have been doing on for 25 or more years.

    True, but it's interesting the way it's jumped the tracks so that a lot of lefties believe it – even to the extent that some of them are calling Sanders a traitor for negotiating a notably progressive platform as a quid pro quo for his backing of Clinton. I would note that a lot of those people don't seem to have a deep grasp of history ...

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  • Capture: Garden of Arcane Delights, in reply to Lilith __,

    But I can give you this photo from winter house hunting.

    Old school!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Curse of…, in reply to Grant McDougall,

    Yes. I'm pretty sure the stand-in drummer will have been a mate of Craig Taylor, the future manager of The Chills.

    Craig was working at the time with the Thompson Twins' publisher, which also had an interest in Point Studio. Wild guess: maybe it was former Thompson Twins drummer Chris Bell?

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  • Hard News: The war is still with us,

    You know what's banned, Marc C? You.

    I have asked you not to redistribute these videos here and you did it anyway.

    To be honest, I won't miss your tendentious lectures.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Curse of…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Posters: Toy Love

    Oh, I love this.

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