Posts by bob daktari

  • Hard News: Music! That one album, in reply to Jason Kemp,

    and this is something practical we could do to uncover some new talent

    not sure about leaning music relating to finding new talent (not the greatest career choice)... but as a educational tool that benefits all other learning and skill in itself its awesome that music education is becoming a more formal part of the syilibus for so many

    The music chart thing is embarrassing but isn't unique to here, the fact consumers have access to such huge music libraries will always benefit the biggest artists and those with the biggest marketing budgets in which most local acts simply can't compete, even with all the help they get - offshore you see articles like the recent guardian piece about the vinyl resurgence hurting new artists and indie labels... articles on UK artists not getting enough BBC radio play and the like

    Cultural homogenisation is a real concern as our music and culture is really important to our sense of self

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 514 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music! Digging Doug, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The 20K is listed as international promotion on the NZOA website, so if radio plugging was where the money went that would be for offshore radio activities, i.e. where NZOA didn't have pluggers

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    clusterfuck

    applies to just about everything this year

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 514 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music! Digging Doug, in reply to Doug Hood,

    yeah thats the Wailing Bongo at Waikato

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 514 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Greens' pretty good new…,

    I strongly believe that if cannabis is to be allowed for personal use there must be some form of regulation and taxation - i.e. it should be legalised and controlled

    Part of me also thinks this is a quarter acre dream policy - we're not all gardeners... nor want to be (same goes with brewing)

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 514 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music! Be Square.,

    Summer in the Square + Matthew Crawley = bloody great city in which to be

    really enjoyed the times I went last year. Summer is here!

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 514 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Long, Strange Trip,

    if anything sums up this election for me its this song

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 514 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The light train to Roskill,

    If the Transport Blog map (http://transportblog.co.nz/2016/11/01/light-rail-by-election-stoush/) is indication of where light rail could travel, Mt Roskill could be the beginnings of a line to the airport - which then can continue to south auckland and around to the east

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 514 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Music: Shayne Carter – you…,

    awesome reads.... cheers

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 514 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: After the…, in reply to Sacha,

    those sorts of hubs or entertainment quarters (call em what ya want) sort of already exist... bars and clubs catering to localised social scenes - its where you find the hip hop, R&B, rock, metal crowds

    the problem Auckland may face is one that effects original indie music more than anything else, a very small scene and one that is borderline financially viable for a venue - ie a struggling market to cater to right now and part of a larger problem local music faces (getting peoples attention) - K Road is the best option for continuation of that and a for bunch of other creative and artistic communities, due to the critical mass of collective communities overlapping. If they are forced by gentrification to shift they will probably splinter

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 514 posts Report Reply

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