Posts by Jeremy Andrew

  • Hard News: The Sky Trench, in reply to william blake,

    Words / Lyrics / Story telling. Dennis Glover perhaps, covering suicide and the collapse of farming, hence the fence.

    "Come on, John
    The time has come
    Its time to go
    Now don't be slow
    Come on!
    ...."

    Wrong bridge though.

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  • Hard News: Radio Punks: So many stories,

    I really miss Contact FM here in the 'Tron. The student union really screwed up when they sold off the frequency back in the late 90s.
    A huge chunk of my musical education came from listening to contact in the late 80s/early 90s, everything from Paul Martin's Axe Attack (before the Rock bought him) to The Pixies, Pop Will Eat Itself, Hallelujah Picassos, Look Blue Go Purple, Dribbly Cat Attraction, Inspector Moog; all the stuff that I'd never have heard on the normal FM.

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  • Access: Game-changers and sporting…,

    As a sprog, Neroli Fairhall was my first exposure to athletes with disabilities, especially as she competed in the mainstream Olympics.

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  • Hard News: Deep Dream: Looking at clouds,

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    Self portrait, with dinosaur?

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  • Up Front: Well, Read Women,

    As a teen reader, I had no idea that Andre Norton and Julian May were female. But I'd have to say I selected my reading material by judging books by their covers (and titles and blurbs), not their author's names. And as for Rob's "homosexual library" above, I generally pay little attention to the author apart from what ends up between the covers (of the book). With the exception of a few writers who include reasonably hefty author's notes at the end of their books, I don't tend to find out much about their personal lives. Mostly I like it that way...

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  • Up Front: Well, Read Women, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    I’m mostly a SF and Fantasy reader. A genre with a long and storied history of sexism.

    True, but if you haven’t encountered Sheri S Tepper, Octavia Butler, Andre Norton, Anne McCaffery, James Tiptree Jr, CJ Cherryh or Mercedes Lackey (amongst many others) then you’re probably deliberately avoiding female authors (and in the case of Tiptree AKA Alice Sheldon, doing some research to do so).

    (ETA - that's a generic 'you' not a specific one)

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  • Speaker: What I learned in Class: Should…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Um . . . if they're the real thing they'll do that fart trick with their armpit?

    A real bogan or a real intellectual?

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  • OnPoint: Don't put words in our mouths, Rob, in reply to Katharine Moody,

    like the horse races, only the house races.

    Yes - I'll have a million bucks for the place on number 14 (Smith St) at Ellerslie please.

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  • Hard News: What's in the pills? It matters., in reply to Alfie,

    Maybe our PM needs to take a chill pill?

    Maybe our PM should have a chat with his 'Club DJ' muso son and his artist daughter....

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  • Hard News: A dramatic and unremarkable decision, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Really? They have it set up at the Grey Lynn Countdown so that alcohol-free beer doesn’t trigger the needs-approval flag.

    I can't even buy a home-brew kit in Countdown without ID here in Hamilton. But I could buy sugar, yeast and malt extract...

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