Posts by Ian Dalziel

  • Hard News: The lessons of Prohibition,

    But probity will win in the end, right?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7198 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Sound and Light, in reply to Sacha,

    I suspect it was this John Campbell – http://www.johnnycampbell.co.nz/main.html

    - all good ten-year-olds should've been in bed before this concert started...
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7198 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Sound and Light,

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    I just found out* that looo-o-o-ng-time Chchch & NZ folk Music (amongst others) stalwart Phil Garland died on March 15.
    R.I.P.
    Rosa Shiels has a fine piece at audioculture.

    I’m sure I have memories of him at The Victorian Coffee Lounge some foggy Winter’s night, the toasted cheese and onion sandwiches were ambrosia, the hot chocolate – nectar!
    The quasi-crepuscular gloom, a candlelit-shadowed room…
    Also Bedford Row, and most free concerts for a while there…

    * http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/90800958/father-of-nz-folk-music-farewelled-in-chch

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  • Hard News: Fear of Cycling,

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  • Hard News: The long road to Hit and Run,

    Barry Soper is a 'good ol' National boy' and ignores the fact that Wayne Mapp has confirmed civilian deaths (ie gone beyond the 'may have been civilian casualties' report Soper acknowledges)
    He also can't resist spelling Nicky Hager's name as 'Hagar' at least once - oh how they laughed in the newsroom.
    Dicks!

    see:
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11823728

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7198 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The long road to Hit and Run, in reply to Neil,

    I’m not sure what’s meant by “other people’s war”.

    see:
    http://www.nickyhager.info/other-peoples-wars/

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7198 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The long road to Hit and Run,

    And actually it doesn’t worry me anyway, because I’m retired.

    'Someone else's problem' seems to be the prevailing attitude, or the likes of Bennett who is happy as long as someone else in the party tells her to not worry about it.
    I'm sure Brownlee's bluster will be of epic proportions when it comes...

    <an aside>
    How is it that Key gets to skip off from Parliament and his Electorate responsibilities so soon?
    ... there's at least 5 months or more till the election....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7198 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    I also loved the comments on Morning Report from people saying that Nicky Hager always puts these books out in Election Years - like it was a bad thing, not the brilliant marketing and a vital contribution to the 'national conversation' that it is....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7198 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Alfie,

    Paula Bennett became rattled and elected to take the low ground on Morning Report today by accusing Nicky Hager of being a “left wing conspiracy theorist”.

    By virtue of her accusation she outs herself as a 'Right Wing Conspiracy Theorist' - which is apparently an okay thing to be....

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: French Kiwi…,

    Nice to see that the Chills play Chchch on Star Wars Day!

    Shame no-one was rigorous checking the spelling of 'vigorous' for the tour slogan...
    ;- )

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