Posts by Geoff Lealand

  • 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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  • Hard News: When the fast track seems a…,

    When I am asked what an Associate Professor is, I usually say 'I hang around with professors'. University titles can be rather arcane. I once asked a Pro Vice Chancellor of Something whether there were any Anti Vice Chancellors.

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  • Speaker: Why all the fuss over six trees?,

    I will quietly thank all those involved in the campaign, the next time I pass by those trees.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Christchurch,…,

    Hope Dolphin gets a mention. Met up with their guitarist and my pal, Kevin Stokes in Twickenham in January. His Kiwi-British band Souther still is in abeyance after three bloody good albums,

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