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Random Play: Life in the other lane

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  • Steve Barnes,

    Indecent Publications Tribunal...


    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    A censorship body that still exists within this archipelagoe's shores: one of the criteria for selection, during the 5 years I served (you got your travel fare & basic hotel bill paid, but other than that, it was a public service) was a requirement for certain specialities to be represented: I was the literary specialist...really, the only time I was useful was being adamant that a book of gay male poetry had considerable literary merit. Otherwise - most of the stuff was wank material. But the people who were into piercing/branding/b&d/s&m did occaisionally turn up to support the media of their choice: they were articulate and tolerant (which wasnt the case for representatives of SPUC in some cases, e.g.)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    A fortnight ago my book The Idiot Boy Who Flew (below) won the Whitcoull's Reader's Choice prize at the Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards.

    Fantastic! Well deserved fine Sir. :) I loved the book. Makes you feel like you're going along for the ride. Cogratulations.

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

  • Steve Barnes,

    We saw This Guy tonight I was blown away. The music just seemed to flow out of him, layering itself into wisps of magic flowing into streams of beauty weaving their way through the staccato transitions of the city street. Then we went into the Civic to witness one of my heroes slip into a regression reminiscent of a bad Sunday afternoon Jazz and Blues gig in an old cinema, the Civic was as stunning as ever but I felt lost. The hard edge of the blues for which I held Mayall in high regard was gone. I struggled for a simile but I will wait for Graham's review.
    So much water, so many bridges.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    We saw This Guy tonight I was blown away.

    If you buy drinks for him after a gig, he'll also sing requests for you at your table. I got him to sing 'mona lisa' for my girlfriend once. Great fun.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • philipmatthews,

    I struggled for a simile but I will wait for Graham's review.

    Sounds like he had a marginally better experience. "Occasionally terrific ... enjoyable rather than exciting". Link here.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2007 • 656 posts Report Reply

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