Posts by bob daktari

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Why anyone does…, in reply to Gareth Ward,

    the Greg Wilson mixes in particular

    I am guessing you've already found his SC account - DL mixes for days... the perfect summer wine outside music I reckon... or currently sitting beside heater cheer up tunes - I so want to do one of those croatia boat cruise extended parties they do in summer

    I'm on the meh on diplo's remix, solid as it is - expected way too much perhaps.... all a little underwhelming, which i guess is the point but I wanted madness

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 311 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Why anyone does…,

    the glitterbox soundcloud has a bunch of solid as mixes for streaming - unfortunately not for DL, check the Horse Meat Disco for glitterball greatness

    https://soundcloud.com/glitterboxibiza

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 311 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Te Reo Māori in schools:…, in reply to irkstyle,

    mouthfeel, is pretty much it - must admit some english words I also have the same problem with, if I work at it I can get both languages right, until the next time.

    I hope the next generations of kiwis didn't get to an age when they regret not being taught and exposed to Maori language, culture and history as part of their education

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 311 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Te Reo Māori in schools:…,

    Totally agree - I too feel the lack of Te Reo Maori in my education and now adult life... I struggle with the most basic pronunciation

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 311 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Good ideas and grumbles, in reply to Neil Drinkwater,

    there is currently voluntary code that the radio broadcasters signed with govt to play 20% local content - this has been in practice for a long time now and the results have shown a huge increase in local music being played on local radio - which hasn't been detrimental to those commercial stations profits nor freedom to programme the stations as they wish (other than include local music they deem suitable to their station). Obviously this has been beneficial for the local music market. Prior to the introduction of the voluntary quota commercial stations averaged about 2% local music.

    How many kiwi songs are THAT good is entirely subjective... the facts maintain that radio can and does play local music and their audiences haven't run away screaming... and as a result of radio play there are more local musicians making the sort of music different stations play - create demand and someone will rise to the challenge.

    Of course no one is dictating what the public listen to - there has never been a time like today where individuals have more choice as to what they subject their ears to and how they choose to do so.

    Generally speaking we are (and have been) an importer of musical culture - that tends to be dominated by the USA, currently (a huge exporter of culture) - I don't know about you Neil, but I'm a kiwi, a New Zealander and am very proud of our culture and think our locally produced music is world class and generally bloody great - its just a matter of finding that which appeals to your ears and radio play and support is a crucial part of people being able to do that (same goes for TV, film, fine arts, language and all them other elements of culture)

    The general public want to hear songs that appeal to them - some of those songs logically would be from here, for who else but kiwis can sing in our voice(s) about our country

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 311 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Good ideas and grumbles,

    anyone ever wondered what is right with the local music scene?

    I'd go out on a limb and suggest its in possibly the best shape its ever been, in my lifetime at least - could be a future topic for discussion to temper some of the negativity and angst

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 311 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Good ideas and grumbles, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I'm a big fan of earlier shows than late, always have been - not everyone who likes music is a nightowl, plus live music doesn't sound any better after midnight especially if you have to get up and go to work the next day and I doubt the bar take is that much better by elongating the evening either

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 311 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Good ideas and grumbles,

    while it may still be early days post book... but dammit can't ALL venues, promoters and others follow Blinks lead and publish ya bloody set times - a facebook post 3 hours before doors isn't overly helpful (points for trying though) and also stick to them (as much as possible)!

    The book I thought was fill of some really good ideas and thoughts... put forward in a generally positive way, cheers Ian

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 311 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Auckland's future: Keep calm,…, in reply to llew40,

    I have little faith that any privatisation scheme would benefit ratepayers or the city itself.

    The airport could still have been state owned and profitable - benefitting all not a small group of shareholders - refer also to power companies. I'm one of them that believe the state/city should provide certain services at the lowest cost to the user as possible, ie not generate profit

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 311 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Auckland's future: Keep calm,…, in reply to Richard Aston,

    I don't propose selling anything, tis the polar opposite of my beliefs - they are assets for a reason.

    I do think we'll see increasing pressure from central govt (National) for Auckland (like other centers) to "pay their way" by privatising things like Watercare, possibly the port etc.

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 311 posts Report Reply

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