and beautiful use of High Country Weather.
Thanks Emma. Absolutely spot on.
Beautiful. I'm off to a funeral tomorrow of a gentleman & scholar of the same school. Aged 92, was still gardening until last Wednesday.
So lovely to have that food as history, which is my particular obsession. Food is what tells us who we are.
I'm starting to think that this might have rather a lot to do with it -
First gig: exponents at the Albert, Palmerston North in I think 1991? Would have been 14.
Then various orientation tours - what year was it that the lemon heads headlined?
First saved up my pennies and travelled to Wellington gig: Smashing Pumpkins & the Breeders, 1994, when I was 17. We were there for the Breeders & got mightily pissed at the munters who kept shouting for the Pumpkins over them. My recollection is that once the Pumpkins took the stage, someone shouted "you think you're a rock god" to Billy Corgan & he nailed the response:
"what do you know about rock gods? You don't even know how to be a fucking teenager!"
Would be great to see if anyone else remembers that.
Next 2 gigs seminal: Massive Attack (96) & Bjork, same year. (Was at Otago in 95 so not many gig options apart from orientation stuff.)
Oh I hear you! Last night for me was filled with bright ideas in the wee small hours, and thus had me trying to convince my brain to rest while another part of my brain was frantically drafting some writing in my head ...
Exercise during the day, no screens in bed, and singing in my head when my mind is racing help for me.
Blondie will always, always get me on the dance floor - this is probably my favourite:
Thanks Danielle. I'd even tentatively suggest that some people are starting to miss the point here. Which is that harm has been done and that those that have caused that harm have been able to continue to do so.
This thread, as it currently stands, is making me feel unsafe. But that's based on my life experience, and thus I will withdraw.
The 'brave enough' statements absolutely killed me last night; I had to turn the TV off. I couldn't stand that a grown man was laying blame for the inability to prosecute at the feet of victimised children.
And to be honest, when I escaped a bad experience in a car with some boys when I was 15, telling my big brother and knowing those boys got the shit kicked out of them was the MOST empowering thing ever.
I've had my first experiences with these this year as part of the leadership course I'm on. The binarism seems to be the critical point of ridiculousness - I recall one question that asked if I am "casual " or "professional" in my presentation - anyone who's met me will know that I'm not casual but neither do I wear suits. Don't really need to at a university. I found this question very hard to answer and in the end ticked professional. But this doesn't sum me up. People are more complex than an either/or, and organisations differ (universities are fairly unique workplaces).