Posts by Bruce Wurr

  • Hard News: Unscripted Drama,

    Was at the ground all four days, a superb test and completely nerve wracking/compelling on the last day. Having done the same for the English test and ending up completely wrung out at the end of that one, I wasn't sure I was able to go through it again, but it was fantastic to watch. So much better at the ground too.

    And yep, $45 is way too high. The food ain't too hot either, and they DEFINITELY need to either change the beer, or bring in a decent premium, 'cos the certain brand they sell (hint: successful t-shirt catch campaign) is just plain awful.

    At the moment though, as a fan you couldn't ask for anything more. I might even have had a beer or two.

    London • Since Dec 2006 • 89 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Squatting in the Square,

    I think one of the main reasons this has come about is that there has been a prevalence in the last 7 years (in London in particular) of people going away on holiday and coming back to find their house occupied by small gangs who targeted such homes.....at least there were a number of press stories about this in the past few years. There was even one case where someone had gone to the shops and come back to find their house had been taken over.

    When they do get their house back it's been trashed.

    No doubt the rule is a sledgehammer to cover all cases unfortunately, but there did seem to be some justification at the time

    London • Since Dec 2006 • 89 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Advocate, in reply to Tom Beard,

    Fantastic. And good embedding skills, despite Sacha's teachings, I still haven't got it!

    London • Since Dec 2006 • 89 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Advocate,

    In their world, we are governed by misanthropes. Ministers are cold, hard rationalists who close schools, deny food to hungry children, take away trains, force beneficiaries to look for jobs, because they don't care.

    Misanthrope might be a bit strong, but Mr. Roughan has the rest of it pretty accurately mapped out - it's not "their" world, I'd say it's the real world.

    London • Since Dec 2006 • 89 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Flying Again,

    skeptics - forgot about that one! CDs and vinyl are still the relevant medium for me, I just haven't embraced the digital downloads at all.

    London • Since Dec 2006 • 89 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Flying Again,

    My wish is definitely for the reissues........early headless chickens, early bailter space, maybe early everything!

    London • Since Dec 2006 • 89 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Love Cat Power,

    Russell, I've seen Cat Power or Chan live I think 3 times and it can be a pretty harrowing experience watching her try and deal with being on stage even!

    However I do "remember" them playing a summer series, 1999 I believe, with the two guys from the dirty three as the rhythm section. They came on after a blistering HDU set where unfortunately I may or may not have been imbibing too much alcohol (and maybe something else) in the bar area......while detail is scarce I do recall being blown away....

    So here's hoping the terminal shyness is on the wane eh? Because she's got some very beautiful music.

    London • Since Dec 2006 • 89 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: When there were…, in reply to Bruce Wurr,

    Which I clearly got wrong again.....

    London • Since Dec 2006 • 89 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: When there were…,

    And the wonderful Ian Svenonius at Ponsonby Intermediate......(hope I get this linking thing right!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyy4JL5BB1k

    Nice to see Big Matt remembered too.

    London • Since Dec 2006 • 89 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: This stuff works,

    Russell did you ever get to the Hayward? They don't have a set collection per se, just exhibitions (usually one free, one paying), but it's certainly my favourite.....mind you I am completely biased towards the entire southbank area!

    London • Since Dec 2006 • 89 posts Report Reply

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