Posts by Geoff Lealand

  • Hard News: Friday Music: An accompanied korero,

    Looking forward to Elbow next Saturday and C W Stoneking (especially after hearing Nick Bollinger's interview with him). An interesting lineup for Womad 2015 too--Richard Thompson in particular. Such bountiful music,!

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  • Capture: Lost, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Run into any stray libertarians?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: There have been…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Lovely glass. Just North of Mendocino in Northern California, where my brother lives, is a little cove called Glass Beach. Many years ago, rubbish from the local settlement of Fort Bragg was pushed into the sea, and over the decades glass bottles have been ground by the raging surf, to create a beach of tiny, smooth coloured glass fragments mixed with pebbles. I still find little pieces hiding in the bottom of jacket pockets.

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  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to Richard Grevers,

    Also with a heater that seemed designed for the Siberian steppes? We drove our Lada three times around the clock and, although we tried our best to kill it, it would not die. Finally sold it to my graduate student, who ran up many more kms,,then on-sold it for more than he bought it for. For all I know, it might still be running.
    It used to do bizarre things like the car horn going off unassisted or the lights going on full for no apparent reason.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Cilla!, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I remember Morgan. It was good, as I recall. Also saw Lindsay Anderson's If at a Film Soc screening last week and that remains impressive, I think it might be the film where Tarantino got the inspiration for his series of fantasy-revenge movies.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Cilla!,

    And we mustn't forget Sandie Shaw (except for that bloody awful Puppet On a String). I guess she finally earned enough to buy shoes.

    She rates a mention in the piece I did for Audioculture, about when she toured NZ with the Pretty Things in the 1960s.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Festival of Non-Dudeyness, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Pretty much zilch, but was an interesting collection with songs related to the film--even Taylor Swift!

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  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe,

    So, the Horrid Online has discovered this story

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  • Capture: The Colour Of Spring,

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    Our wisteria is rather magnificent at the moment, despite the usual die-back and over-wintering wetas. Very Hedy Lamarr when you go out front; indeed, passsersby are stopping to share the scent.

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  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe,

    I don't really understand all this hating on David Cunliffe and the parroting of what various know-nothings in the media have declared about him. He had a conversation pre-election with my young daughter and she was pretty damn astute in her assessment, judging him to to be a genuine guy. Sure, he has stumbled along the way but there have plenty around helping him trip.

    On the housing situation: the NZ Horrid had a feature today on '10 reasons the market is still booming'. Not one mention of real estate agents, who have a significant hand in pushing up prices, in anticipation of hefty commissions,

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