Posts by Tom Ackroyd

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  • 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 • 152 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 • 152 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.

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  • Hard News: Space for Ol Dat I See,

    That's quite humerus.

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  • 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 • 152 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 • 152 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 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Lucinda Williams made me cry,

    I just hope that nobody has been texting at any of these concerts.

    Oh, that would be me! Twittering about uptight concert goers, er, funnily enough.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: TiVo and some tunes,

    Richard Wain:

    I mean, who on earth still has a landline?

    You are joking, aren't you?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Casino,

    Wait. UMP paid €53? A little googling tells me this is a "standard fee" for the "French music licensing body". That kind of usage would cost thousands here. Am I missing something?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

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