Posts by bob daktari

  • Hard News: Friday Music: True love works…,

    would be gutted to see soundcloud kneecapped - its my goto for mixes and music podcasts, real fast delivery and a nice sense of community without the need ott rubbish most sites favour

    And this week it served me up this nugget:

    https://soundcloud.com/tim-richards/louis-baker-birds-tim-1

    I really like Louis Baker's music...and this remix makes me love it, beautiful stuff

    Following on from last weeks post -

    After a campaign to get the Godfather of House Music to #1, Frankie Knuckles and Jamie Principle‘s ‘Your Love’ finished the week at #29 in the UK Singles Chart.

    and a great piece by Terry Farley (no house slouch himself)

    http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/apr/06/frankie-knuckles-1955-2014-appreciation-terry-farley

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 257 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: To be expected,

    I saw a tweet that suggested if the greens and labour present a united front for the election it would give our Media the option of shooting two birds down with one stone (story)... instead they now have to do two unflattering stories covering the respective parties

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 257 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The perilous birth of the…,

    If Bunnings were to implement a plan to build huge stores in more centres I'm sure the general outrage felt by so many (it seems) would move onto other things they don't want in their backyard

    Or - and still we await a time when recreational drugs can be discussed and policy proposed in a intelligent manner by our politicians, media and nimby's

    Cheers Russell for your continued rational take on this all

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 257 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Language of Climate,

    I see the solution (management of) to our climate concerns and many others as being linked - its how we're living thats the root of so many of humanities problems, all of which seem pressing

    We need to address the fact we live under economic and political systems not designed for our times, populations and core human values - endless growth, rising levels of inequality, wholesale destruction of our environment for short term gains etc etc.

    We've advanced to the point where maybe we need to slow down, take stock of what benefits us most as a species and work on creating a sustainable and quality of life focused world where we all benefit and as such the planet will too

    Needless to say we're a two generations late on making a start on this sort of adjustment and probably won't do much constructive until its too late for so many...

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 257 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Godfather…,

    You get used to hearing and reading about many who've had an effect on your life and whilst sometimes sad and sometimes simply news the passing of Frankie really struck me this week and I was gratified to see the homage paid via twitter, facebook etc, a globally shared expression of love - so HOUSE!

    Thanks for the music and for those you inspired Frankie!

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 257 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Gower Speaks,

    I couldn't care less for the continual news reportage of polls.... seems only to satisfy the math geeks who seem 100% in agreement that they are (seriously) flawed and cannot a soundbite make

    Why Mr Gower insists on doing them the way he and his peers do frustrates me as its not entertaining nor enlightening nor actually news worthy

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 257 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Electric Dreams, in reply to Grant McDougall,

    global release.... and not only for a day as last years re-issues still being on sale attest

    I want both (and the other kiwi re-issues) and yet (collector gene) my original copies are fine...

    I counted 405 Record Store Day special releases... which kinda makes me despair at the entire concept of the day - who is it actually helping? Ebay resellers it seems

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 257 posts Report Reply

  • Muse: Guilt By Association Copy,

    I'm quite angry about this news story and the inference being made - its a book, ownership of doesn't denote anything about the owner other than possession. Let us judge the man by his character and actions not his things

    This is a book that you can borrow from your local library or buy from a number of local book retailers- sure not signed but isn't it the contents that offend?

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 257 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Changing Times, in reply to Peter Darlington,

    Have you gone for Premium as those pop up ads are pretty annoying on the Free package my kids use?

    Started on a premium and eventually dropped it cause I wasn't using the service enough - initial honeymoon period wore off... so used the free ad version for a while and now back on premium via my telecom plan, so no dollars down from me an extra bonus as the payout to artists rises (combined total subscribers)



    Re Distribution (depending on deal generally itunes makes way more than physical distributors on sales from my experience/past knowledge and has no stock control, storage, collecting monies, returns from retail to deal with (a long topic in itself - hate you retail!) etc etc. itunes really struck a very good bargain from a then panicked music industry...

    Artist returns - totally dependent on deals and business competence of all parties, there is no rule of thumb

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 257 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Changing Times, in reply to Peter Darlington,

    I’ve still never run up a session of Spotify. I suspect I’d like the social aspects but the rest of it just plain leaves me cold.

    why is that? - its another wonderful tool for the music nerd and casual listener

    For me its a fantastic means to listen to stuff I have no interest or intention of purchasing (a lot from back when I sooooo wanted to purchase/own but the records simply weren't available in small town NZ) ... and mucking around on it can be most fun and enlightening - added bonus the artist I wouldn't give a cent to via purchase might just get a cent thanks to me anyways, thats pretty cool

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 257 posts Report Reply

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