It was usually Wun Loy, up on Hobson St, or the Mekong on Wellesley St, on the other side of the block the RIU building was in. Crucial part of deadline.
Usually dependent on how much cash from the Mail Order books came out of the PO Box at the end of the day - Duran Duran fans kept us fed!
It’s wild how small things change the course of lives. Would I have got to Rip It Up if I hadn’t gone into the shop one day and had that conversation?
You should option that movie idea
- working title?
- of course!
We can sum up the 2019 Nats: sausagey slushy gummy bears by stealth.
We can now also add the ’Bridges of Sighs’!
National leader Simon Bridges was kicked out of the House on Tuesday after loudly sighing before an argument with Speaker Trevor Mallard over an alleged “barnyard noise”.
On his way out of the house, Peters said that Bridges had made a “seal” sound.
Gee, it’s not like Simon to do things by ‘arfs’…
Of course the real Bridge of Sighs is in a ‘real city of intrigue’, Venice, where the 2019 (58th) Art Biennale opens this week (aptly named too on the poster above) – and of course NZ is there with Dane Mitchell’s Post Hoc (nice to see Debbi Gibbs continuing a fine family tradition and acknowledged as a patron sponsor – Onya !)
Simon said “gummy” 4 times in his short stand-up this morning. .... Honestly, where do they get their ideas from? Old Simpsons episodes?
Just replace "Gumboots" with 'Gummy Bears' and you've got National's next election anthem... Daggesque of course!
...Gummy Bears are different to M&Ms right?
But I could never contribute to any media company which continues to publish regurgitated brain farts from the likes of the Hoskings and the Sopers. I just couldn’t
But, but, how else will you keep up with the 'social morays'?
PS while the Herald is indeed a stained and disgraceful journal, I feel disdain is what's required...
(Sorry to bring the Pedant Patrol down, it's a personal bugbear...)
a better deal than the Harold is offering.
Hell they want to charge people to read a story on Shayne Carter’s book Dead people I have known and they can’t even be arsed getting the name of his band right!
Multi-awardwinning Kiwi rocker Shayne Carter, who has been in handful of bands including the Straightjacket Fits and Dimmer, has written a new book about his life in music, Dead People I have Known. ….
Obviously one isn’t paying for editorial rigour!
PS: The ODT didn't fare much better in the Band Name spelling stakes either getting it wrong at least once in the story - and I think Shayne even wrote for them at one stage!
How The DoubleHappys became Straightjacket Fits after the death of band member and friend Wayne Elsey. Struggles to craft songs while surviving on the poverty line. Partnerships, and run-ins, with other bands.
Oh to live in a world where reporters got Straitjacket Fits and Martin Phillipps' names right every time...
In Chchch (well anywhere on the web I guess) there is
and the Library also has Press Display