Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Original Beats, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    I checked out Kendrick Lamar as a result of Grant Smithies writing how his Good Kid restored his faith in hip-hop. Lamar is something special but I guess my problem is I never had any faith in hip-hop to lose. So much it is formulaic, predictable, interchangeable. It is the noise from passing low-rider cars or neighbour's summer bbqs; noise without complexity nor emotion nor subtlety. I guess my deaf-ear extends to local versions or re-versionings,

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Buying Cool, in reply to Sacha,

    'fer sure ... and Take Me To the River. Music + film--the very best combination.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Buying Cool,

    Instead of music it will be a bunch of documentaries this weekend for me...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Buying Cool,

    Went to Matthew Bannister's The Changing Same last night at Biddy Mulligan's. Pretty damn good. Less so was the brattish preceding act Pink Batts. Their songs were mercifully short--one voice from the crowd called out "can you play anything longer than 30 seconds?"

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  • Up Front: Lighting the Dark,

    Women do make for the very best friends.

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  • Southerly: Who was George Hildebrand…,

    Old electoral rolls? They can be a can of worms. When I was last at the Turnbull Library, I flicked through rolls from the 1940s--to discover that my father appeared in two for the same year--one for a Christchurch electorate, where he appeared to be married, and one in Taranaki, where he was single. There has only ever been one Wilfred Ronald Lealand.
    Not just a cupboard but a truck-load of skeletons in my family!

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  • Feed: Meals for Me,

    Josephine does all our cooking for she is so good at it (she used to teach Chinese cuisine) and I do all the rest (washing,ironing, cleaning, shopping, cat feeding). Cooking when she is absent is a bit of an ordeal and it has been largely reduced to a couple of staples: shepherd's pie, rice rissotto, stir fry. Sometimes, white bread beetroot sandwiches will do.
    I have tried to recalled what I lived on when I was studying in the US. I think it was grilled cheese sandwiches, bagels, chillie, and burgers with 'fixings' piled high.

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  • Southerly: Who was George Hildebrand…,

    Dear Mr Detective: I love these kind of mysteries. Like trying to figure out the origins of all the photographs of gents in uniforms, signed with affectionate messages to my mother, when we cleared out her belongings (she had also been married thrice, with an illegitimate child between the second and third ,marriage).

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  • Hard News: Circumstance and coincidence,

    It's hard to believe in coincidence, but it's even harder to believe in anything else (John Green, writer)

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  • OnPoint: Budget 2014: Yeah okay., in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    If so, steer her in the direction of a more suitable political party.

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