Posts by Ana Simkiss

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  • Hard News: Some niceness is what I got ..., in reply to Peter Darlington,

    Did anyone else not know that Leonard Cohen's daughter has had a baby with Rufus Wainwright? I just tripped over that fact when I read that linked Guardian article. Now that could be one talent to watch.

    Freemans Bay • Since Nov 2006 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Very Worst, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    A society of laws is supposed to act as a curb on the worse, most atavistic instincts of people like me. At least, please God, let it ever be so.

    Hear hear. The same argument needs to be made and strongly in relation to the criminal legal aid system. No you DON"T get to decide who deserves a competent and vigorous legal defence, or to complain that it costs too much to defend certain people.

    That system of checks and balances (and appeals, and people working their arses off for little reward and no prestige) is there to protect YOU.

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  • Cracker: End of Days, in reply to Damian Christie,

    No slight intended but why oh why is all this good tvnz content only available on sky? I presume usual terms means that sky has exclusivity too?

    Freemans Bay • Since Nov 2006 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Golden Mile,

    I think quality rather than size is the only justifiable complaint that Brewer may have. Nothing at all wrong with small shops as amply demonstrated by O'Connell St, Vulcan Lane and (now sadly emptying) High St. This incidentally seems to be what Newmarket is trying to emulate in their little backstreet precincts, quite well in fact. The issue is crappy shops right?

    Plus, I'm not even sure I even mind crappy shops on Queen St. It's got plenty more life and variety than when I last lived here (2000). The nooks and crannies and back streets of a city are generally the bits where cool things happen anyway, why should we expect that of the main drag? (and, a little bit of crappy can be actually quite cool: see K Road, Fort Lane).

    And I didn't know about the redevelopment of the Mid City complex - could be great, could be shit, but better than a big empty building surely.

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  • Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is…, in reply to Hebe,

    Try a year of working nights with Van on constant repeat. I think I have PTSV.

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  • Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is…, in reply to Danielle,

    - contain handclaps

    o Yes.

    And a shouty chorus. And the letters of the alphabet.

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  • Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    you've just reminded me of part two of the AWESOME "Whatever Happened to Alternative Nation?" series by the AV Club's Steven Hyden: Axl vs Kurt.
    I really recommend the whole series especially to those who grew up in the 90's Here is a link to all of it.

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  • Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is…, in reply to Hebe,

    I too was tortured as a young person by my Dad's intolerable musical taste. In his case, avant-garde, up its own arse jazz. Loud, on Sunday morning.

    The Horror.

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  • Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is…, in reply to Dovil,

    God totally I HATE novelty songs.
    Novelty covers particularly get my goat. The latest awfulness that seems to be everywhere is a reggae cover of all of Nirvana's Nevermind. The awful unecessariness of this makes me run screaming out of shops and restaurants.

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  • Hard News: Dirty deeds done by Digger?,

    From the link on the end of the lawsuit, without comment:

    "This brings an end to this long drawn-out process in which we vehemently denied all allegations of piracy which were made against us over a decade ago," said Abe Peled, NDS Group executive chairman. "Piracy is an issue throughout the industry and injurious to all in the value chain. It is only with the active anti-piracy efforts of companies such as ourselves that the pay-TV industry is able to evolve and continue to enable people to enjoy premium TV viewing."

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