Posts by Tom Ackroyd

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  • Hard News: "Creative" and "Flexible",

    In paying my isp provider i'm sort of paying for what i want to listen to

    But none of what you pay your ISP goes toward paying for what you listen to, in the same way that paying Duracell for batteries for your radio doesn't.

    APRA charging ISPs needle time (which I don't think is gonna happen) is the only way artists will get any kickback from internet radio, other than encouraging people to actually buy their music.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: "Creative" and "Flexible",

    Pre-sets are acceptable. I listen on a Roberts.

    There's a "bygone" setting on those to listen to the cricket on Radio 3 in 1976.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: "Creative" and "Flexible",

    Sorry Robbie, after reading everything you've written and then your comment about ads on the radio, my mind is still boggling. If you don't like ads, then who pays? I know you think taxpayer money shouldn't pay for Concert because you think it's an irrelevant and elitist niche station, but who will pay for what you want to listen to?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: "Creative" and "Flexible",

    The thing that kills me about introducing the kids to radio is the ads.

    Isn't this precisely the point?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: "Creative" and "Flexible",

    I see a chance for commercial sponsorship of art music and would like to suggest Office Max commission John Psathas to write the Headdesk Concerto. Members of the NZSO to play desks, ranging in size from junior-school to CEO, and a chorus going "ow" in four-part disharmony.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: "Creative" and "Flexible",

    But Concert FM has an amazingly narrow and specific view of culture.

    Giovanni - I'll do the offbeat.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Space for Ol Dat I See,

    That's quite humerus.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: How you wear it,

    There was a chap I used to see round town with a handlebar one side of his face and nothing on the other. Like half a Sam Broad. Quite peculiar.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: When that awful thing happens,

    Re. statistics: the whole "holiday weekend road toll" bugs me for similar reasons.
    Like "Living in Iraq", we get this from the police and the NZH:
    The Killing Fields

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Deconstruct This,

    ... has anyone here ever worn a hand-knitted jumper with a keyboard design on it? Anyone?

    My Mum knitted me a jumper with a stave with notes on it to my own design. It was about the nerdiest thing I have EVER worn.

    And I still have a Squeeze-era Jools Holland keyboard skinny tie.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

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