Posts by Peter Darlington

  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    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.

    My partner went to see him speak here in Nelson (I was spinning tunes on the radio) and she said he was relaxed, warm, genuine, and spoke from the heart. Pretty much nothing like the uptight guy we saw on the 6.00pm news every night.

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  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe, in reply to Mark Graham,

    As someone who's thinking I greatly respect put it, "if you want to defeat Slytherins, you must become Gryffindor." Also, you need a Harry Potter (male or female).

    In this analysis, Cunliffe's a Hufflepuff, right?

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  • Hard News: The sole party of government, in reply to CJM,

    On top of this shit sandwich of a result….
    Went out this morning, pissed down with lashing rain soon as I closed the door. Liverpool lost 3 fucking 1 to West Ham.

    Things weren't all bad then! :-)

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Mo' Nina,

    If you be chillin' here's a nice mix from Kevin Beadle on Solar Radio (hat tip Sir Tall Black Guy)

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  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election,

    There's gotta be a Green Party joke here somewhere...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Tramadol Rock, in reply to Ken Double,

    If anything says 'Jakob' it's a Soundcloud waveform that looks like that.

    Where's the "Like" button on this thing!? :)

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Curatin' for…, in reply to bob daktari,

    The Joy Orbison essential mix is another cracker

    https://soundcloud.com/everybodywantstobethedj/joy-orbison-essential-mix-2014-07-26</q>

    Ooh thanks for that, will be checking it out this weekend.

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  • Feed: Fulminating and fermenting,

    In Wellington over the weekend, the Malthouse and Hashigo were stacked with IPA's (from the West Coast challenge), it was hard to find one under 6.5%, in fact they were advertising 6-6.4% ones as their lighter drinking beers. I get the feeling there's an expectation people should be able to knock 3 or more pints of this beer back, but it's a bit too strong for my fortitude.

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  • Field Theory: It has started, in reply to Grant McDougall,

    That win flattered Italy, I reckon. England were competitive and unlucky not to win, but Italy looked stodgy and one-dimensional. Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands or Germany would've beaten them easily, I reckon.

    Not sure about that. England finally look like they have some attacking threat with Sterling and Sturridge, Welbeck wasn't bad either. But no one in white came close to the class of beautifully bearded Italian Andrea Pirlo.

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  • Field Theory: It has started, in reply to kiwicmc,

    Is Diego Costa the Quade Cooper for this world cup. Country swapping, niggles off the ball, booed by the crowd every time he touches the ball, plays well for his club, but crap for his adopted country?

    Not fit I reckon. Wonder if Spain is paying the price for the massive European season that their major clubs had. But it's more than that, key players getting older, their spiritual leader Puyol retiring. Casillas aged 20 years out there today. Kinda sad to see but all power to the Dutch.

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