Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Folk Yeah!,

    Shadowbahn by Steve Erickson is an interesting read – involving the reappearance of the Twin Towers in the Dakota Badlands and Elvis Presley’s stillborn twin somehow resurrected takes his place in the timeflow – a book of time and allusion – a dream read for those who’ve done American Studies (that counts Uni of Canterbury students out these days) and followers of US music and popular culture….
    https://granta.com/best-book-20-shadowbahn/

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  • Hard News: Local journeys on the cusp of…, in reply to Sacha,

    without knowing any details...

    What a marvellously presumptuous preamble.
    You can apprise yourself of what details are known here:
    https://issuu.com/the.star/docs/117110cs?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&backgroundColor=010101
    and then flesh out your conjecture at your leisure.
    As I read it Jonathan Coleman's HPRG (Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group) got Deloittes to to do a review of the hospital's car parking needs and someone saw a saving without looking at the big picture - and we all know how much this Government likes being told things they want to hear when it comes to saving money...

    Meanwhile the planet passes through the remnants of Comet Thatcher and Aurora are visible as far north as Auckland, and the biggest coronal hole I've ever seen in the sun passes solar wind in our direction...

    funny old thing life....

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  • Hard News: Local journeys on the cusp of…, in reply to Gregor Ronald,

    every day in Christchurch

    James Dann has a piece at The Spinoff which scratches the surface of the madness in Chchch – http://thespinoff.co.nz/society/18-04-2017/parking-nightmare-how-the-car-lobby-is-hijacking-the-christchurch-cbd-rebuild/

    It also now transpires (according to The Star which is hard to link to ) that the Health Dept put the kibosh on a 700 car carpark near the Hospital which is in crisis as far as staff, patient or visitor parking goes – no linked up planning anywhere on show.

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  • Speaker: The Brexlection, in reply to Nick Russell,

    The Remains of the Day...
    or the Day of the Remains

    What do you think the legacy of Corbyn and Momentum will be?

    I'd like to think that they'd wrest the wheel from the blinkered driver just before the bus went off the cliff, but they'd have to get up front near the driver first - meanwhile the conductor has jumped off the back platform with the takings - Austerity Binge redux!
    :- )

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  • Speaker: The Brexlection, in reply to Nick Russell,

    would these Blairites be the ones that won 3 consecutive general elections

    leaving what legacy?

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  • Speaker: The Brexlection, in reply to Nick Russell,

    juglan concepts...

    what are the political instincts of yer average walnut?

    convoluted?
    shellshocked?
    oleaginous?

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  • Hard News: (Good) Friday Music: In and…, in reply to Hugh Wilson,

    whats the album?

    Started life as a film I think:
    https://www.elsewhere.co.nz/film/4701/the-underwater-melon-man-a-film-by-fane-flaws-yellow-eye-dvd/
    a Beatlesque funfest...


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  • Hard News: (Good) Friday Music: In and…,

    @ Sacha and Russell
    I'm chuffed to see it beyond these shores and coming back at us - but I'm thinking it is even better exposure/validation for Flying Nun.

    I'm hoping Lorde goes across well - just to stick it to all the meathead haters in the Stuff comment sections at the moment - between the stories about her and Sonny Bill Williams I am gobsmacked at what people think they can say 'anonymously' - if it's their opinion they should own up to it.

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  • Hard News: (Good) Friday Music: In and…,

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    I just watched Canadian band Preoccupations on the Coachella live feed – never heard of them before but I did enjoy them – a joyous noisy band (more Gordons than Echo and the Bunnymen) – and their taste in teeshirts is impeccable!
    The drummer had a Verlaines tee and one of the guitarists had ‘my’ Flying Nun ‘eyeball cherub logo’ tee on!

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  • Hard News: Behind those Herald…,

    Nasa believes Saturn's ocean-bearing moon Enceladus could support lifeforms

    No word from the NZ Herald on house prices there as yet!
    ;- )

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