Posts by Ian Dalziel

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Inside Track,

    Fyre I bid you to burn...
    Welcome to Festerville!

    It could have been OK if you were into it, the "cultural moment created from an alchemic blend of music, art and food" it was promoted as.
    Instead the festival, supposed to start on Friday (NZT) has descended into chaos and been postponed.
    Guests on social media are reporting they are stranded at an unfinished site overrun by feral dogs and mountains of rubbish.
    Tents have reportedly been set on fire and festival-goers are jostling over limited and poor quality food.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/92039568/send-help-luxury-bahamas-music-festival-descends-into-chaos-as-blink-182-pull-out
    I see via the wayback machine that the 'organisers' claims were quite prescient:

    "The Experience
    LIKE ALL GREAT STORIES,
    THIS IS A VOYAGE
    This is a world of surreal experiences and inspired curiosity that touches the sweet spot between imagination and possibility. A place where the tropical sun shines all day, and our celebrations ignite the night. This is an invitation to unplug, connect with something deeper, and hunt for something bigger."

    Lord of the Flies anyone?

    https://web.archive.org/web/20170301211726/https://www.fyrefestival.com

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7237 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Inside Track,

    Steve said he couldn’t believe how good it sounded when he went back to it. The key, he thought, was …

    …the Vegetables!
    The Vegetables hold the key…

    One of my favourite tracks off the squirm songs tape was ’Veges’
    Maybe Steve might put the Gorgonzola tape (SQ002) up for listening as well
    why ’hanging song’ was never a hit eludes me (or ’Rules of Conduct’ ) and I also seem to have The Reflectograph Corporation tape by The Squirm as well.

    They were great live as well.

    These guys were well ahead of the curve – a complete works is called for IMHO.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7237 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The Brexlection,

    Trump is a closet Francophile - accordion to some sources....

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  • Access: Fighting seclusion with…, in reply to linger,

    render unto Caesar...

    the tip of an iceberg
    ...albeit a particularly curly one?

    why - just be cos...

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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/

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7237 posts Report Reply

  • 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....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7237 posts Report Reply

  • 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.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7237 posts Report Reply

  • 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!
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7237 posts Report Reply

  • 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?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7237 posts Report Reply

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