Posts by Grant McDougall

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  • Hard News: Castoffs of Waiheke,

    We are tired of the whingers who fail to contribute then moan about the state of the nation

    "Pot", "kettle", "black", etc.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 582 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: About a Cat,

    i had a cat in auckland that i trained by making nothing more than kalamari bushmen noises!

    I think you'll find it's Kalahari bushmen, not k/calamari; the latter being a seafood. (Though there was an early '90s Rotorua indie band called "Kalamari Bushmen" so maybe you trained it by making droney guitar noises? ;)

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 582 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Another nail in the coffin of…,

    and wouldn't it be nice for the Alpaca Brothers' sole EP to be available

    Damn right, wonderful ep. I bumped into Bruce Blucher on NYE, had a good yarn to him. His stone-carving business employs 16 people and has a million-dollar-per-year turnover, he said. Good on him, he deserves it. Drummer Steve Cournane has been in the Wellington jazz scene fro years, not sure what their bassit, Nick, is doing these days.

    Russell, enjoyed your spiel on RNZ National this morning. You saw Sun Ra, you lucky, lucky man.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 582 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Uniquely Refreshing,

    Music geeks, a heads-up: in case you're not aware, Sounds are having a 50% off everything sale, which finishes today. Obviously most of their stock tends to be chart crap, but there are still some goodies there.

    I scored the Ramones Weird Tales Of... 4cd / dvd box-set for only $25, plus Joy Division deluxe editions, Scott Walker, assorted Flying Nun goodies and more.

    While in there yesterday, I bumped into former Dunedinite and, by this time next year, Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson. We had a good yarn about the past year politically and what next year may bring, as he snapped up the Doublehappys' Nerves comp and the like. He's feeling positive about Labour's chances, despite frecent balls-ups.

    Sorry Russell, I don't mean for this to read like advertorial and god knows I wouldn't darken that chain's door-way otherwise, but I just thought my fellow music nuts here would appreciate the tip.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 582 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rockin',

    Christmas cheer aside, why doesn't Public Address except operating donations?

    I imagine they don't "except" donations but will happily accept them.

    Thanks heaps everyone, it's been a lot of fun. Take it easy and have a good Christmas and New Year.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 582 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rockin',

    Gisborne's my hometown and I still know many people there.

    A mate of mine told me his Dad was under the house when it struck!

    Russell, when you next write your Listener column, could you please give a small "shout-out" to The Gisborne Herald and their website?

    They had a story and pic of damage up on it within two hours of the quake. This morning it had more stories and photos.
    Their website is nothing flash, but but like most provincial dailies they run on the smell of an oily rag, compared to the big boys in the big smokes.

    Also, I tried to post a link to the website, but had no luck.

    What's the bit between "url" and "link text" ? Could someone please e-mail me and explain how to post a link, it'd be appreciated?

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 582 posts Report Reply

  • Stories: Christmas,

    The only unnerving thing was the nun with guitar sitting a few rows back from me

    A Flying Nun musician! (er, I'll get me coat...).

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 582 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2007: Te Qaeda,

    "Te Qeada" a very worthy winner and thankfully not one that reminds us of what a lemon the year's been sports-wise.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 582 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Denial,

    Clint Rickards' whinging can be succinctly summed-up by five words from Shakespeare:

    "Thou doth protest too much."

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 582 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Denial,

    The parochial peak was struck on Morning Report today when both Fergie McCormick and Alex Wyllie appeared to say they would support a Wallabies side coached by Deans over an All Black team. Good grief.

    I heard that as well (in case you didn't hear it, that other towering intellectual, Todd Blackadder, was also interviewed).
    I couldn't help but think that Morning Report was TTP a bit. You could just imagine the producers' thinking "let's get these one-eyed hicks on and we can all laugh as they spout their drivel". Sure as eggs, McCormick, Wylie and Blackadder - all mates of Deans - talked bollocks and ended up with egg all over their mugs.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 582 posts Report Reply

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