Posts by Mike O'Connell

  • Hard News: The place where things happen…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    This is a brilliant running commentary, keep it coming Russell. I do hope Peter Dunne will unfold those same points in his speech about responsible regulation to his cabinet colleagues, Police Association etc when returns.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 270 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Music: In music's own spaces,

    Sad to hear about Jim Laing - he was in one of my chemistry classes back in the day. Great guitarist (I loved the fuzzy feedback of Einstein) plus he got to sing vox on a number of JPSE tracks incl. I Like Rain

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 270 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Screen gigs,

    Frankly, when Ed came here for the first time in years to support Television, he blew the academic New Yorkers off the stage.

    He certainly did. Television played like they had to do it to get paid, not that interested. But sadly no solo concert for Ed in Chch - and I have no burning desire to see a shortened support set for the Stramglers (or the Stranglers for that matter.)

    Wonder if he'll do Everything I've Got Belongs to You?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Magnificent melancholy,

    There was recently a bit of a chat about The Walking Dead... last night's season finale Last Day on Earth, with the introduction of Negan, was one of the most gripping, tense and scary finales to anything anywhere that I've seen for a very, very long time.

    I was 'warned' some time ago about Negan by a friend who has never seen the series but is way ahead in the comics. In the episodes preceding there''s been mention of Negan here and there (kind of like Kirk Douglas and 'I'm Spartacus...we're all Spartacus'.)

    But last last night's last half hour or so blew me away. I felt pretty shook up at the end of it. Am I alone in feeling like this?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Magnificent melancholy,

    Not quite music but... RIP Ronnie Corbett

    I want four candles...

    And, reprised with Harry Enfield, 'e as a problem wif 'is Apple!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Magnificent melancholy, in reply to Jason Kemp,

    it seems like “These Days” was written by

    ...Ian Curtis and JD :-) It's been a while so I dug it out!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Magnificent melancholy, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    Anthonie Tonnon has a new video - for an 'old single' - Sugar in the Petrol Tank. Some of the footage looks familiar, from 'Chinatown' area of Dominion Road

    One year on since its release, still can't get over how damn good his album Successor is

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Making the…, in reply to nzlemming,

    Yep, I saw that. Accurate down to Ringo's idiosyncratic ‘fly swat’ left hand style on a right hand kit. As he says himself, he was born left-handed but taught to write right-handed by his grandmother - as well as explaining how to pay Ticket to Ride, Come Together and Back off Boogaloo

    …Born in The Wrong Time - the Kilgours and Paul Kean also played it Thursday. And I came across this recent version too - SMF (Chris Heazlewood, Stu Kawowski and a chap called Lance 'Tribal Thunder' Strickland) recorded in Melbourne

    I prefer the Gutteridge version put up earlier.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Making the…,

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    Something odd with my attempts to upload - hopefully this is the Kilgour brothers, earlier on in the night

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Making the…, in reply to Jonathan Ganley,

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    And some here from the Thur night show in Lyttelton - not super quality but you get the gist...

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