Posts by Dan Salmon

  • Speaker: A Singer Must Die - Leonard…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I love that third verse.

    Crazy to think The Future was released in 1992. Circa: George Bush senior, Iraq war, break up of USSR, Rodney King… Are we in darker times now?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 35 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: A Singer Must Die - Leonard…,

    Avalanche is my first memory too, the opening notes on the Bad Seeds album still make may heart race, although at the time I think BFM was playing Dance Me to the End of Love pretty regularly. Good recommendation on the bio - will track it down.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 35 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: On the Clark candidacy,

    Looks like Dr Carl thought he better do some post-post research. Tweets have gone...

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 35 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber driver,

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    There's deregulation and deregulation I guess.
    Interesting in that context to see this posted on facebook...

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 35 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber driver, in reply to BenWilson,

    Thanks Ben. (yeah edited the post when i realised the original idea had been broached in a comment i'd missed)
    That's really informative. I'd assumed that reputable companies (nowdays) would keep a track of their cars (even just to protect their drivers), and check references and police check their drivers, while uber seems to rely on an opt in rating system, but it sounds like i've got it wrong.
    Disheartening then that Uber have potentially made it less safe.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 35 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber driver,

    Does the p endorsement offer any protection to our teenage daughters choosing between ubers and reputable cab companies?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 35 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Paths where we actually ride, in reply to Glenn Pearce,

    I understand it's landfill related. Whether it's something that is continuously leaching or ancient toxic sludge trapped in the mud, i don't know. It would certainly be good to know, and to have some clarity on both the Meola area and Coxes Bay - where insanely we are still unable to swim. Sewerage, or ancient factory poisons/heavy metals trapped in the mud? Whoever you ask tells a different story...

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 35 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to llew40,

    Same, my daughter passed out with heat at the front of 1975 and was treated really well.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 35 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fix up, young men,

    It’s not just at festivals and i don’t think it’s the music. I reckon it’s tribal booze culture in a society that no longer tolerates reflection, and where the moral compass is spinning freely on its axis, celebrating material success from the entitled driver’s seat of a twin exhaust 3 litre audi, farting its ugly way through the gentrifying inner suburbs.
    (what the fuck is an examined life?)
    The Rock’s recent National Crate Day, meant booze companies got free advertising from bozo DJs, and we get young, dumb and full of cum dickheads wandering around the burbs, harrassing women and smashing bottles on the road.
    Call them out. Take their photos. Ring their mothers.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 35 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: To have a home,

    Helen Clark talks about opening NZ doors to the tampa refugees as one of her greatest moments as PM. It was an important thing to do, but also symbolic. In the grand scheme of things, even if New Zealand isn't able to take many people, a strong humanitarian gesture can and should have a domino effect.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 35 posts Report Reply

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