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Hard News: KGB yeah!

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  • Russell Brown,

    Wouldn't want the System crowd to miss out, so ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Excuse me while I RSVP in lightning speed.

    The line-up looks great, but I'm most excited about The L.E.D.s!!! They are officially my new favourite band, and I'm really looking forward to seeing them live.

    It should be a good one.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Fitzgerald,

    I'm drinking my plunger hummingbird OOMPH! fair trade & organic coffee.
    When I was up at Parihakain 06 a Timor Leste activist had a real bee in his bonnet about so called 'Fair Trade' coffee.
    One trader for all the growers to sell to in timor and the rate was below subsistance and yet higher than the slave wages priviously paid, thus got labelled over here as 'Fair Trade' (Memory fades but 30cents/ kg?).
    We've been spinning off about Air NZ actions, so what about our actions in supporting child labour and false advertising of 'Fair Trade'?

    Since May 2007 • 631 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Oh, and just to clarify the Wellington date, it's Thursday the 30th. My mistype was there in the post (but not the RSVP pages) for half an hour.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Fitzgerald,

    Whoops it seems hummingbird are self defining themselves fair trade.

    Since May 2007 • 631 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson,

    The Dalmatian Society Ballroom ? Would that be at 10-14 New North Road then ?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 615 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew,

    Good spotting, Brent ;-)

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 900 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    No more Boatshed? Sob. I guess swims will have to be in Oriental Bay from now on then...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 746 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    The Dalmatian Society Ballroom ? Would that be at 10-14 New North Road then ?

    Yes. The full address is on the RSVP page.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Oh, and I've just confirmed the very cool Clare O'Leary for both the Auckland and Wellington panels. She's currently the strategic analyst at NZ On Air and has a background in film-making, digital content policy and work with the computer gaming industry. Some of us also remember her band.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    I'm there. Within walking distance this time, no less...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Within walking distance this time, no less...

    Hey, me too. A very convenient location. I'm also excited that it's just around the corner from Galbraith's.

    I've just been checking out Clare O'Leary's blog. She seems like a really good addition to the panel. I think it'll balance things well and make for an interesting discussion.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Neil Morrison,

    Rats, I'll be out of town for a friend's birthday. I haven't been to any of these and was thinking of going this year.

    Since Nov 2006 • 932 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Buggery ballocks... could you please schedule the next GB for an evening I don't have an unbreakable prior engagement. :) Hope there's going to be lots of lovely podcasts for us poor mortals - Mr. Brown sure gives good interview (though loyalty forces me to say PA Radio's effort was much better than Nine To Noon's. :) )

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    if mr brown is even half as funny as justin from skykiwi, he'll bring the house down.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I've just confirmed that I'll be screening the excellent new mash-up from the creators of Starlords. Some of you might have seen an earlier version at Foo Camp, but don't give the game away ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Curran,

    Looks mostly good. Mr Brown could be good, and am particularly looking forward to hearing Nat Torkington. given that he wrote what was for a year or so, my most used cookbook.

    A little dismay at the inclusion of Cooper though. Have been talking with some ex-colleagues still toiling away in the heart of the BBC, the general response was the email equivalent of a groan. Primarily that he is touting his time at the BBC as a positive thing. sigh.

    I don't know him, but Eric Kearley sounds interesting, it's a pity he doesn't appear to be in the panel discussion for Auckland.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Charles Mabbett,

    With bells on! Mr Brown was excellent on Nine to Noon and Kathryn Ryan asked thoughtful questions. The interview lasted half an hour - surely the sign of an engaging chat. Also you would never have known that they were in different studios - Kathryn in Wellington and Kin Mun in Auckland. Well done for getting him on.

    Since Nov 2006 • 236 posts Report Reply

  • kmont,

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 485 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I think Mr Brown was fairly astonished when Judith Tizard asked to be introduced to him at the Banana conference launch and showered him with compliments. It is quite funny that he has to travel to New Zealand to get the time of day from a government minister.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • kmont,

    Damn I will learn how to do that, it is supposed to read:

    Mmmmm......mashup.

    Grrrr

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 485 posts Report Reply

  • Chockasunday,

    Looking forward to the big event on Thursday ... the last few times I've been looking around for somewhere to pay my koha - I think this time I'll just shove some cash into Russell's hand!

    Finally got my LEDS album from Smoke CDs - it's good stuff alright.

    Did any of you football fans see the Wellington Phoenix play Melbourne on Sunday?
    Fantastic game, great atmosphere at the ground, loads of singing. It's good to have something more exciting and passionate than rugby in the country.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 62 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5420 posts Report Reply

  • kmont,

    Good times.

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 485 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    That was my first KGB and it was great.

    Many thanks indeed to Russell and mrbrown.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1645 posts Report Reply

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