numbers don't matter
Assuming the government puts the TPPA to a vote in the House (which it doesn't have to do) a 'no' vote by Labour would have no legal effect because the Executive alone has the power to ratify."
Another one for the not sick of hearing about Christchurch, want to hear more and to help where one can
With the lose of CampbellLive a very important source of Christchurch story telling and new has vanished so please more of this here and on your own blog James - much appreciated the efforts you and so many other do on behalf of the city and its people!
it would be a foolish party that doesn't court the bogan vote... a clever party does so via policy and engagement over a long time frame - a bit how one would like parties to operate anyway, a long term view of how they can shape New Zealand communicated to the electorate as opposed to staggering from one self made crisis to another always deflecting blame
I semi regularly search for such things and have for a number of years and the results of that is I believe there is a distinct lack of protest/angry songs about the state of the world full stop, given a) the state of things and b) how easy it is to create and share these days
I don't for a second think young people are indifferent - the ones I meet are switched on and really concerned about the same things as us older types
The Tally Ho Story from David is wonderful – would love to see more stories like this from musical heroes. Highlights just how rock n roll many of our musicians are or at least were – the APRA nominations show just how bloody great they are!
While Hosking is a bellend, we live in a country where his radio show plays SJD – that alone is a wonderful thing, shame about the host
Discovered this today from a techno dude I quite like coupled with some locals done and doing good things, not sure if I like it but repeat listens will clear that up
Rounded off with the Herbert Essential mix its been a pretty mint music week
Heads to the Wilco fans – they’ve just dropped a free DL new album
We've become quite good at spotting what's wrong with Labour, but not very good at agreeing on what they should do now.
I think the single thing labour need do is to offer up a vision of hope, hope to those so utterly devastated by this govt policies and those stuck in the middle watching their lifestyles crumble (but house prices go ballistic)
Engage, empower and excite
For me, I expect Key will ditch his underperforming Ministers, copy as many of Labour’s ideas as he can get away with, and go into the election with a new, refreshed team proposing big ideas for New Zealand’s new issues.
I can see the logic in this but looking at the sitting national MPs there seems a lot of bench warmers with few capable ministers in waiting
the AAC format apple uses in iTunes at 256kbps is akin to 360kbps MP3 files so even the keenest ears probably wouldn't be able to tell them apart
I always just added albums as individual playlists, worked a treat and once listened to enough times just dumping that playlist
I've had a play on apple music or whatever one is meant to call it - the signup and personal selections are a bit tedious and as I did it on my phone which only contains a few tracks I've bought my suggested music preferences were a little on the yeah nah side (no offence Kenny Rodgers). I store very little music on anything than my iPod
I spent the most time mucking about listening to some of the radio playlists, was impressed by the choices, by far the most "me" default selections I've come across, pleased with that. The beast radio station just seemed odd, far too many songs I liked for it to have any appeal to the masses - surely the target?
Connect is just stupid, no doubt the brain child of a social media expert
Longterm I can't see myself using it as I have the spotify spark deal and youtube is my default music finder service
a nuclear family of three can use one spotify account on 3 devices for the single price - zero dollars if on one of the spark plans
streaming mobile families need to factor in data charges on each individual account as well as subscription is only one part of the potential equation - leading to... I wonder if the data usage will differ by platform, as in which is the more efficient