Posts by andin

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Festive and Unconflicted, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Booker T. Jones

    Yeah I used to have that on vinyl, bought in Sydney many years ago.
    I sold it in a depressed, needed money state of mind, fuck it!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Festive and Unconflicted,

    Booker T Jones.

    Who did the music for this forgotten gem of a movie which uses Martin Luther Kings death as a leaping off point. The picture quality is shite but in most other aspects it rises above blaxploitation effortlessly

    HDPA needs to pull her horns in judging by that Harold column YUK!

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  • Hard News: Fix up, young men,

    why does this culture still exist?

    Because we allow it to continue to exist, and some/a lot are resistant to change.
    I remember 60's/70's NZ, it was a culture awash in all kinds of sexism and many of other isms not conducive to a healthy respectful society. Me and a small group of friends at the time just put up with it but it was overwhelmingly the norm, and hoped it would change in time.

    While it doesnt seem to have, tho I personally think something has changed. It is easier to raise objections to such behaviour and not be demonised but the behaviour is still there, and its easy to backslide, just ask Steven Joyce. Yeah that was a joke haha! or is he the joke?

    When we have a culture where our means of communicating, (the spoken word is used by corporations and their paid minions ad agencies/ radio stations, sports persons), is encumbered with unspoken baggage to sell product it keeps us locked into modes of thinking that we really should move past. We wont get anywhere apart from a cyclical repeating of patterns of behaviour.
    Whats that burning smell ? Oh just the planet burning dont worry ;-]

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  • Speaker: What Star Wars can teach us…,

    it draws from deep unquenchable and universal human needs

    Which for millennia was why we came up with “gods” Although along the way we learnt a lot about ourselves and what suits us best when it came to organizing ourselves into bigger groups like clans, societies. Lessons which are easily backgrounded now that it is obvious there is no supreme being that gives a toss about us, so a lot just think, screw being part of something bigger I want mine.

    our search for identity, status and purpose in life. When the hero is told they’re special we project ourselves…

    Well we’re bipedal clothes wearing apes, who thinks rather highly of itself (because of our collective insecurities) destructive to its environment in large numbers, like any creature. Our specialness is a figment of our imagination. Time we let that fiction go.
    Purpose should unite people not divide them.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1381 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: On tour with The Boss, in reply to chris,

    This policy is not geared to addressing the divide between the rich and the poor

    Well no, that has to be addressed by other means.Like a living wage, not insidiously forcing everyone to become some kind of entrepreneur.
    And showing some respect and paying well those who are willing to turn up everyday to do a repetitive task, which employment is. Especially in the so called "unskilled" jobs.

    It is something that we’re stuck with now because our “societies” have become an overwhelmingly dominant part of our lives (as well as causing massive destruction to the planet) Few have a choice in the matter. So up yours all those libertarians out there

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  • Polity: On tour with The Boss,

    Im impressed by Little's announcement today about education.

    Not so impressed by Joyce's tweet. Who's "we" arsehole, you got a mouse in your pocket?
    And dribbling sniveling Seymour. Politics eh!easily turned into the meaningless playground for fools with mouths and little brain.
    Yeah yeah I know Joyce has a degree if he only put it to some use.

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  • Hard News: The CRL and the nature of change,

    If Steven Joyce is still swinging wildly, Brownlee had no reason to...(snip)

    It just seems funny to me..
    I imagine naughty children wildly pushing a man on a swing ...or ....

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  • Polity: On tour with The Boss,

    (I’d be interested to see whether John Key’s engage much with offshore union movements on his economic missions …

    Only when Matthew Hooton is riding shotgun..... haha Yes MH a joke!

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  • Hard News: Footpaths, not manifest destiny,

    Stop the madness…

    The madness has dressed itself up as bottomline sanity, wears formal attire and...

    changed in order to make the management look better

    Madness
    Theres no stopping it now. Just have to wait it out, I'll be dead by then.

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  • Hard News: Bowie,

    Was introduced to Bowie when schoolfriend Alastair Riddell got his records.
    Many hours listening to them. Amazing
    The Western Springs concert ’78? was it. Amazing sound
    The intro train was incredible. and Bowie superb.
    He has gone gracefully into that void after life
    Bye David

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