Posts by Russell Brown

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  • Hard News: Garbage in, garbage out,

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  • Hard News: LATE: The Age of Slacktivism,

    Well, that was really good. Thanks to everyone involved, and in particular to my Museum contact, Dina Jezdic.

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  • Hard News: The Boom Crash, in reply to DeepRed,

    In the meantime, he’s holding his nose and putting up with the whole rat-race thing.

    Oh, I love where I live. It's just that it might make sense eventually to sell up and buy a much cheaper dwelling somewhere else and make use of our huge capital gain. But we're not exactly your property investor types.

    Otoh, I can see why someone who'd moved from Wellington to Massey would miss Wellington.

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  • Hard News: The Boom Crash, in reply to Hebe,

    The effects of this paper wealth are that my kids are seriously at risk of not being able to afford live in their hometown.

    It may actually make sense for us to cash up and leave Auckland when the time comes.

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  • Hard News: LATE: The Age of Slacktivism, in reply to Stephen Judd,

    Hooton. Really? Why does this man continue to get a platform as though he were a legit commentator? Was the Mouth of Sauron unavailable?

    Because I see a place for Matthew in the discussion, and it will make the discussion more interesting.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Virtual…, in reply to Alan Perrott,

    – transcribing all day, bleeding tedious.

    I am capable of the most surpassing feats of procrastination when there's transcribing to be done.

    Oddly enough, I am actually working.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Virtual…, in reply to Alan Perrott,

    was just reading about this – Quatro covers Jones covering the Normal

    Cool, huh? It sounds like the Cherry Red box set it's off might be strictly for the fans, though. But congrats: you just sent me off looking for Suzi Quatro clips on YouTube.

    And I've just put on the vinyl copy of The Suzi Quatro Story I got at the record fair the other weekend.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Virtual…, in reply to Paul Brislen,

    I’m talking about major label recording contracts.

    Things have actually changed a bit in recent years. Contracts have become more transparent, not least a consequence of a myriad of lawsuits from established artists. Ella has good management and a publishing deal which will probably generate most of her income over time. She's not going to end up like Courtney Love, any way you look at it.

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  • Up Front: The Song of Angry Women,

    As more and more stories emerge of him being a Grade A Creeper, it seems that actually he is someone who feels okay using BDSM as a cover for sexually assaulting women, or as it’s more commonly called, a “massive shitweasel”.

    I guess among the small mercies of this horrible story is the way his friend Owen Pallet responded.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Virtual…, in reply to Alan Perrott,

    it’s the “famous” czech beer is it?…seems you’re on the clock already. get in.

    Heh. It is, really. It was the first golden lager (all others before it were dark) and thus literally the original pilsener. I used to seek it out in London in the 80s, when it came in chunky 500ml bottles.

    It’s owned now by SAB Miller, but they seem to have very effectively fenced off the original brewing process from corporate influence. I tried some of the first cold-shipment last week and it was actually bloody good.

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