Posts by bob daktari

  • Hard News: The epitome of reason, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I’m basically choosing to be perennially disappointed.

    not if you apply your evidence based standards to one or multiple sporting codes and start your discourse from there - then you'll find an audience, one prepared to be engaged.. politics... and the stuff of the world are distractions the general public seem to have little appetite for, they will vote on a vibe cause you know... stuff

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Out there in…, in reply to Gareth Swain,

    I’ve been asking myself the same question – I too am missing your journey Robyn

    In the perverse world of the internets - I've yet to listen to the Janine and Mixtape EP but got a chopped and screwed (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chopped_and_screwed) version the day after its US release... https://spinrilla.com/mixtapes/janine-and-the-mixtape-xxep-chopped-and-screwed I like this digital age

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Stand for... Something, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    I'm feeling a bit ashamed and embarrassed to be a Kiwi.

    same

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: This Anzac Day,

    I'm feeling pretty despondent about ANZAC day this year, and the whole century of WW1 "celebrations" - its always been an important day in my year but its just been made into something it shouldn't because it serves others interests in the way it was never meant to be - I'll be doing my reflecting alone away from the pomp and pagentry

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Record Store…,

    Having read far too many of the Record Store Day is bad for "x" articles of late its quite heartening and not surprising that the sentiments aren't echoed by the surviving stores in NZ - most of the very real problems of the day don't seem to impact here at all except for those trying to get things pressed (the labels mainly).

    If anything the opening of the Flying Out store and others all stepping up with some pretty cool inshore activities is sure to lighten a few wallets - gotta say a String Quartet playing in Showboat would be quite something to witness

    The Taite, Record Store Day then music month... good times

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: About Campbell Live, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Given our news watching habits I’m not surprised.

    I do wonder sometimes how much of the potential news audience find it near on impossible to actually be home in time to watch

    We live in ever changing work and home environments that for many don't involve being able to sit down at 6pm to watch the news headlines which for those connected are hours out of date then anyways

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: We don’t make the rules, we're…, in reply to izogi,

    So much of the publicity and media coverage around the show seems to be as if there aren’t a bunch of books already out there which more or less explain what’s going to happen anyway.

    the marketing of being able to watch a show the same time it airs in the US (home country) is pretty much 98% of services like sky, neon, lightbox et al's marketing - its the don't wait to pirate it tactic - not everyone takes time off to watch as not everyone works a 9-5, its also the school holidays... blah blah blah. Its also one of the big TV events of the year

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: What would a harm reduction…,

    It all comes down to education - reduce the harm before it happens

    Some open, honest and credible literature that clearly points out in lay terms what a user can experience from the substances they choose to take, plus the pros and cons of the substance in question

    Training for those on the frontline on how to help those that find themselves in trouble - that includes paramedics, ambulance staff etc.

    Training for the police on how to deal with those on substances and empathy training - I guess they might already get some of this?

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: We don’t make the rules, we're…,

    I wonder if anyone at these big bucks SVOD services bothered to look at how other creative industries adapted to the internet... you know learnt from others (costly) mistakes and decided that the best solution would be "a"... instead of adopting "b" the traditional model with a slightly differing delivery mechanism, which will of course end badly for all but a very few players

    Too many competing services with content scattered across them... marketed in a quite confused manner.... yep thats a winning strategy, oh well there's always lawyers if your pockets are deep eh

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Saving the St…,

    “There are lot of people who want to ignore that part of the St James’ history,” said Steve of the theatre’s dance party days.

    always someone hating on people having fun in a bloody entertainment complex, of all things, isn't there... and yet the St James did big parties like no other auckland venue, the nooks and crannies and multiple rooms made attending an adventure... so much fun - not to even start on the wealth of talent that spun there *shakes glowstick*

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

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