Posts by Paul Brislen

  • OnPoint: My last name sounds Chinese,

    So this is the Labour Party of today.

    I want no part of it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 185 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Campbell Live: A Disturbance…,

    Afflict the comfortable, comfort the afflicted. That's what I want from my journalism, from my news gatherers.

    Challenge those in positions of authority to keep them honest, act as a Fourth Estate and play a part in raising the consciousness of the nation.

    I remember not understanding words on TV and going to look them up. TV wasn't dumbed down to my level, I had to upskill.

    I learned things (and I don't just mean from documentaries - I learned things from drama and comedy too) and I don't know that I or my kids have done that for many years.

    Kia kaha to the team at Campbell Live and to Fairfax and to the journalists in general. Hang in there.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 185 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war,

    I'm unsure how you're supposed to train troops for frontline action without actually going with them to the frontline and assessing them in situ.

    Unless we're just training them on marching and how to pack their bags, of course.

    If we're going to put our troops in harm's way we should have more of an actual plan than we've seen presented so far. Perhaps there is one, but I have seen no coverage of it.

    Haphazard seems a very polite term for it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 185 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: I Walk the Line,

    More power to you, Emma. I couldn't talk about it when I was doing it, let alone write about it for strangers.

    Kia kaha.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 185 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: This Week in Parliament: 26…,

    Ah, the power of the internet... look at that.

    "We were never here" say his testicles.

    And on that note, Happy Friday!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 185 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: This Week in Parliament: 26…,

    Scrotum!

    testicles are on the inside.

    as youwere...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 185 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: We're in this together,

    It's been a delight watching Public Address grow and mature over the years, Russell. Keep up the good work and here's to a bright future.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 185 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Creamery.

    you know it makes sense.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 185 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Music: To renew, you first…,

    If in doubt, ship your clothes home via Post and pack the vinyl in your suitcase.

    YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 185 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Virtual…,

    Courtney Love has a tremendous piece in Salon about the typical record company approach to contracts:

    http://www.salon.com/2000/06/14/love_7/

    Favourite line:

    Today I want to talk about piracy and music. What is piracy? Piracy is the act of stealing an artist’s work without any intention of paying for it. I’m not talking about Napster-type software.

    I’m talking about major label recording contracts.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 185 posts Report Reply

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