Posts by Gareth Ward

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Saving the St James,

    Morales back here on Sunday Jan 17th too...

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1726 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Voting in the Flag Referendum, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Ta muchly. Interesting to see how much of the passion/interest continues to then...

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1726 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Voting in the Flag Referendum,

    Is the date set for the second referendum next year?

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1726 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Not just…,

    We have to be careful about mixing up gross revenues of physical sales (with the associated supply chain costs) with income to the artist. As fond as I am of my friends in the various distribution and related industries, IMO it's a good thing if gross revenues decline (cheaper music) but artist income remains/grows/redistributes-more-reasonably. That's clearly not happening however.
    This from David Byrne in the NYT today is interesting: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/opinion/sunday/open-the-music-industrys-black-box.html?referrer=&_r=2

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1726 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Boom Crash,

    Thing is, a (presuming here) 3/4 bedroom standalone home on 630sqm ~5km from the CBD and within some-hundred-meters of quite a nice beach should be AT LEAST a $1m property in any reasonably attractive international city. It's the lack of medium density alternatives (and the insane demand-induced pricing that forces onto the outer suburbs) that is the problem here in Auckland.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1726 posts Report Reply

  • Feed: Food Show 2014: Not Bad,

    With all these events I simply don't get paying $30 for the right to be marketed to. Bunch of awesome stall holders etc I'm sure, but why would I pay for the right for them to then sell me stuff?

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1726 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Why anyone does…, in reply to bob daktari,

    I am guessing you've already found his SC account

    Since his set here a couple of years back. So good...

    Russell, you may enjoy what's going down in the Boiler Room live at the moment: http://boilerroom.tv/session/london-hercules-love-affair-john-morales-robert-owens-reflex/

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1726 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Why anyone does…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Fair enough. I actually like it better than the Flume one.

    It's pretty basic maths though - Horse Samples: Flume 1 - Diplo 0

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1726 posts Report Reply

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

    A terrific remix of 'Tennis Court' that has "feelgood anthem" written all over it.

    First listen to this yesterday left me a little cold - high expectations perhaps. Or perhaps because Flume's remix was so outstanding? Growing slightly on me though...

    And yep, Glitterbox's Soundcloud account has been a great source over the last month, the Greg Wilson mixes in particular.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1726 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Labour's Fiscal Plan:…,

    Well they could start explaining with a much better website/comms - the linked site is fine if you want to wade through fairly detailed economic targets, but neither that or the media release say plainly what it is they are doing?

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1726 posts Report Reply

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