Posts by Geoff Lealand

  • Hard News: This Anzac Day,

    Some aspects of this Anzac have been bloody awful, such as the parade of Jackson's war toys and Soviet Brutalism statues at Te Papa, but one good thing today was seeing a restored print of Jean Renoir's anti-war film The Grand Illusion (1937), as part of the French Film Festival.

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  • Capture: Autumn lite,

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    Another sign of autumn? I have been putting this box out each day, for the past two weeks. So, if you happen to be passing 637 Grey Street, Hamilton East ....

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Record Store…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I have been to the Tuning Fork a couple of times (most recently for C W
    Stoneking). It is a good venue to hear music but the crowd can be distracting, with all the toing-and-froing by blokes who don't seem able to listen to music without a beer clutched in their sweaty hands.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: An unforced craft,

    Phoenix Foundation. I usually hate novelty songs (remind me too much of commercial radio dickheads) but this is fun, and all in a good cause.
    After hearing a radio interview with Anthonie Tonnon (what an intelligent interview !) I ordered a CD of Successor,

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?,

    I went out for an hour or so (to see a new NZ film called Jake at the Tivoli in Cambridge) after the South African innings, as I was not feeling confident. But I was back for the final hour, which was enthralling.

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  • Capture: Movement,

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    Nothing moving here but I would like to share a curiosity I encountered in a little Madrid grocery in January this year. An case of artful or artless placement, perhaps

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  • Hard News: Villainy and engagement, in reply to Russell Brown,

    But only we can devise something better than the deeply flawed and deceitful Peoplemeter measurement, and the even worse radio ratings sweeps.

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  • Hard News: Villainy and engagement, in reply to Sacha,

    Yes, Julie Christie can be held culpable for much of this, from tortuous formats to renovation shows as extended advertising breaks. Now, as a pal of National, she is getting a bunch of money to help decide whether we need a new flag.

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  • Hard News: Villainy and engagement,

    Are we now seeing the dark side of the moon?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: A Movement,

    Conor Oberst and The Felice Brothers at the Powerstation on Monday night were bloody marvellous. The Felice Brothers (missing Simone F) were listed as the supporting act but they were a whole lot more than that. Opened the evening with a roar, Conor joined in their last song and then they went on to back him through his set. They played for over three hours despite having performed in Melbourne on Sunday and arriving in Auckland on Monday morning.
    Conor called them ‘the best band in the world’. A brave claim but a fair assessment.
    A father and daughter outing too: Conor for Catherine Rose; the Brothers for me.

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