Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Nothing important, just some tunes

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  • Craig Ranapia,

    Sorry for stinking up the room with seriousness, but I'd be more generous than you about last night's Media7. It really got as close to the tonal bullseye as anyone could be reasonably expected to get Lighten up on yourself and take the compliment..

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

  • Sarah Wedde,

    I thought you did a great job getting the tone right. Quietly moving and informative.

    Lower Hutt • Since Nov 2006 • 66 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Davidson,

    Did anyone else notice this this week? Is it too soon?

    Sydney • Since Mar 2007 • 58 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Cubey,

    Charlie Sheen got over 1 million Twitter followers in 24 hours. And now he's on the Duck Sauce.

    Wellington • Since May 2008 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Cubey,

    And man, I'm looking forward to this.

    Wellington • Since May 2008 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Mark Cubey,

    Charlie Sheen got over 1 million Twitter followers in 24 hours.

    I was one of them for about five minutes, until I asked myself this question: "Is passively enabling a mentally-unstable drug addict with a history of domestic violence really on your bucket list?" the computer said no.

    At least fellow Mel Gibson wannabe John Galliano has the decency (or very good legal advice) to STFU and get his tragic, trashy arse into rehab. (At least, I hope the media reports he has are true.)

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

  • Greg Dawson, in reply to Gareth Davidson,

    Would have thought an influx of superheroes would be welcome.
    But yes I'm thinking same problems with lack of accommodation that is preventing other events.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 294 posts Report Reply

  • Patrick Xavier, in reply to Gareth Davidson,

    Not postponed; redundant.

    Since Nov 2006 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Josh Addison,

    Word is that Charlie Sheen's Twitter account isn't written by him. Either way, I prefer to follow Old Spice for my hyper-masculine rambling.

    Onehunga, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 298 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette,

    Kia ora Russell, I watched most of Media 7 this morning and was impressed. Not merely the same words & images being regurgitated.

    Last time, I was all over the Twitter, taking photos, etc. This time - not so much. Bunkered down in the burbs, working at EOC.

    As a city dweller & worker like many of my friends we are enjoying the kindness of friends & whanau. Seems like most people I know are at mother's or in-law's places. Thanks Mums (& Dads)

    We are all fighting for our small victories. Seeing friends I haven't seen since quake is like a lungful of good air. And 2 year old who is a toughass.
    ka kite ano

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 221 posts Report Reply

  • Marcus Turner,

    Going to see this guy tonight:

    Since Nov 2006 • 212 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Kennedy, in reply to Marcus Turner,

    I saw Tim O’Brien in Wellington on Sunday, a very good show. The guy also plays a mean banjo, (he did not play Hey Joe however)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 224 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Top-notch Media 7 last night, Russell. Hoping to bring a bunch of grad students up for a taping soon.

    But what is this talk I hear of TVNZ7 facing the end (as in John Drinnan this morning)??

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2527 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    But what is this talk I hear of TVNZ7 facing the end (as in John Drinnan this morning)??

    As things stand, it's true. I'll try and write about it for Monday.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Andre,

    Please feel free to join us at 10am tomorrow on Grafton Bridge protesting against Executions of political prisoners in Iran. They arrested 200 more on Tuesday (and 1500 on February 14th) and are charging many with sedition – punishable by execution. 117 political prisoners are already on death row, many sentenced to die by stoning. We’ll be attempting to form a human chain across the bridge as part of a worldwide protest taking place in ten cities. I hope you can come along. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1103/S00116/worldwide-event-stop-executions-in-iran.htm
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=203089629705681

    New Zealand • Since May 2009 • 347 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Young,

    And to lower the tone of this entire thread, CR, did you spot Michael Socha's comments about Russell Tovey's impressive attributes (...) in the Feb 2011 UK Gay Times...?

    Craig Y ;)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 486 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Top-notch Media 7 last night, Russell. Hoping to bring a bunch of grad students up for a taping soon.

    But what is this talk I hear of TVNZ7 facing the end (as in John Drinnan this morning)??

    The way things are going, I have this unsettling feeling that TVNZ hasn't learnt from Henrygate and Darkiegate, and it's probably going to happen again.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5399 posts Report Reply

  • andin, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    Not the dreaded Gate 7
    Sorry I changed it ... 7gate

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1716 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    Here is that article from Drinnan
    If this is true….
    BOLLOCKS TO THIS GOVT AND THE FOOLS IN CHARGE! :((

    ETA. And now I see RB confirmed above. :(( :((

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    that article from Drinnan

    Hmmm

    Asked yesterday why TVNZ remained in public ownership with no social obligations, Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman said it had a valuable role in returning profits to the Government.

    Wonder how he feels about state-owned electricity operators?

    But political insiders said Coleman had been unable to convince pivotal figures in the Cabinet, including Communications Minister Steven Joyce, to find a way to save the channel.

    I'm sure he fought real hard for it </sarc>

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19573 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Brilliant Media 7 episode: intelligent, sensitive, gripping. Big ups to all those involved.

    And if TVNZ7 is on the way out, what a LOSS!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3886 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Lilith __,

    Brilliant Media 7 episode: intelligent, sensitive, gripping. Big ups to all those involved.

    Wow. Thank you. Seriously.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    In other moderately important news, the first ripe feijoa of the year has fallen.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2527 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    It all makes you want to physically damage something. It worked for Greg Newbold in 1981.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5399 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Parker, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Feijoas-wow mine aren't anywhere near ready. Mind you I'm still picking some rather sweet strawberries and the figs are starting to ripen.

    Napier • Since Nov 2008 • 232 posts Report Reply

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