Posts by Geoff Lealand

  • Capture: With My Voice,

    Excellent photos. Like Rob, I was seated up in the dark heights. The music was great but Cave was a distant, flailing figure. Obviously there are good spots at the Vector and not-so-good.

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  • Hard News: Music! That one album,

    I see that both Lorde and Broods are appearing at Coachella 2017

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  • Hard News: Paths and ways,

    Good stuff, Russell. Is there a good site where such paths are overlaid on a map. for non-Aucklanders to find them? I did find one site but the details were miniscule.
    I have a Significant Birthday coming up and as a present to myself, I have put a deposit on a rather excellent e-bike: 2017 Trek Conduit, which has a range of 120km, built-in lights and something called Shimano Step-through. Expensive but we can keep our rather battered Toyota running for another year or two.

    The other birthday present is a week on the beach in Samoa (to allow the birthday to pass, in a place where no one knows my name). I had ideas of cycling there but rabid dogs are apparently a problem.

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  • Feed: World of Food 4: American Samoa,

    Not big on fish but can cope with it when it is battered or crumbed, So, the thought of eating raw fish fills me with horror. People used to go on about eating oysters as akin to the meaning of life; so I once tried one but it was a horrible experience--like gagging down a bad smelling snot-ball.
    We are visiting Samoa (Samoa Samoa) in January, so I am hoping for pork and lots of fruit.

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  • Hard News: 2016: The arc of a year,

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  • Hard News: 2016: The arc of a year,

    You have had a very year, Russell, and I expect even more from you in 2017. I see that MediaTake is in repeats on Maori Television and it will be good to see it back next year.
    Kind of happy that my contribution to the rather good 2016 Trees at the Meteor (its motto 'Compassion Not Consumption') has a Highly Commended award.. It was constructed from cardboard and 35mm film trailers.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    I am with Hebe: morte. It has been far too popular this year.

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  • Hard News: Do e-bikes ease traffic…, in reply to BenWilson,

    Good info, Ben. I have a Makita folding bike, which I acquired in a charity auction run by my local Placemakers a year or so ago. It folds into a tidy package, to fit into a good sized car boot.
    I tend to use it now when we go away on excursions--most recently, for the film festival in Te Aroha and a toddle along the sea frontage in New Plymouth. I should ride it to the uni more regularly but I find it a little frustrating, in that the wheel dimension (20in ?) doesn't allow me to get up much speed and the range is little more than 25km.
    Blokes (especially tradies) regularly show interest in it but I do also get occasional disparaging comments from teens in passing cars. I sometimes describe the bike as a 'power tool with wheels'.
    I have had a ride on one of the Mercury EBs and it was a dream. I just wish they weren't so expensive.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music! Be Square.,

    Nice! Inspired me to get cracking on my construction for the 2016 Trees at the Meteor, Using 35mm film trailer footage to create a 'CinemaTree'.

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  • Hard News: The fake news problem,

    There will be an interesting discussion on these matters in a panel at the NZ Political Studies Assn conference at the Univ of Waikato tomorrow: "Dire Strait: New Zealand Media and the Narrowing of Political Debate", with Geoff Kemp, Julienne Molineaux, Gavin Ellis and Maria Amoudian. I will also be putting in a plug for the very excellent collection 'Don't Dream It's Over: Reimagining Journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand' (Freerange Press, 2016).

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