Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Hard News: The crybaby philosopher,

    Whyte/white represents the very essence of libertarianism; all for free and open debate, just as long as no one contradicts or argues against his rather perverse view of the world,

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  • Speaker: Jim's Festival,

    I guess that Boyhood is going into general release as it is not in the just-released Hamilton programme. Saw it in London 1o days ago and it is more than excellent. Nevertheless, I think it could have been better titled 'Childhood' as it is as much about girlhood.

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  • Hard News: Media Take: In the Eye of the…,

    Russell: planning to bring a bunch of students up to next week's recording

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  • Feed: Fulminating and fermenting, in reply to Jeremy Andrew,

    Thanks, Jeremy. I was being a bit smart-arse there.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Good ideas and grumbles,

    No, I don't think I have missed any point. I was just suggesting that a single, untested explanation doesn't explain anything. There are a myriad of possible explanations (including g a number you have pointed to), working in concert against drawing crowds to live music eg cost, competition from touring overseas acts (both ancient and breaking); late starts by bands; obnoxious crowds (especially the cellphone prodding, yakking variety); shit venues etc etc.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Good ideas and grumbles, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I am not so sure about this explanation Ian, if my students are any guide. They will freely (as in free) download films & TV series, but make a curious exception for local music-especially if they know some one in a band, want to be in a band, or are commuted fans,
    But I do agree with some other explanations; my last experience (The National) of standing around impatiently on a sticky plastic sheet for 2 hours waiting for the band to deign to join us has rather put me off live music.
    It was a nice surprise, however, to pick up the Guardian Guide in London yesterday, to see Lorde's face looming large.

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  • Field Theory: World Cup of Evil, in reply to linger,

    Oops ... That is what I intended to write. Larger goals.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Bits and pieces, in reply to Barry Allan,

    Very nice!

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  • Capture: See Into the Trees, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    That is an abutilon? I never seen one that HUGE.

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  • Field Theory: World Cup of Evil, in reply to Paul Brislen,

    I agree with you on this, Paul. It is kind of demeaning to conclude a game after kicking a ball around for 90 minutes, then another 30 minutes, for no conclusive score--then decide it all on whether two men prevent the ball entering the net. I read once that soccer goals should be smaller, to account for the bigger bulk of today's players (including goalies). Rugby is definitely a more satisfying spectator sport.

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