Posts by Mike O'Connell

  • Hard News: Music Extra: "Is not a…, in reply to linger,

    “Crocodile infested”

    A reference perhaps to the considerable talents of (about that time more or less) Crocodiles' drummer Bruno Lawrence?!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 368 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: All Change, in reply to BenWilson,

    I don’t think that will happen, though, instead they get their first internship in real power.

    An I think that is underlined, it speaks volumes really, that the Greens have 98% backing of their 150 or so delegates to make this internship a significant one. They might be kept on after the 'summer break'!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 368 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: All Change, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I think Tracey Martin is the real talent there. Knows what she's doing, works well with others.

    I was most impressed when I saw her on Back Benches recently. She 'got' climate change - and apparently v good on education.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 368 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A thundering clash of, in reply to Nick Russell,

    I don't get it either, how the dominance of the 'stale pale male' continues in this enlightened age. How much of a role does mainstream media play in this?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 368 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Remembering Roi,

    Here's a piece from Roi going back to 1972 - review of the Led Zeppelin show at Western Springs. Roi and friends got primed for the show on laughing gas!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 368 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Remembering Roi,

    Wonderful reminder Ian. The 'ghost' of Snapper ( as I like to think of them) Colt 45 happen to be playing tonight at New City Hotel with The Terminals. I'm sure there'll be a story told, a beer or two drunk and tears shed in Roi's memory tonight.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Melodrama,

    And while Lorde impresses, so does Aldous Harding.with Party - check out the new video for Blend where she channels Apocalypse Now

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Melodrama,

    Opposite Sex also played recently in Dunedin with Colt 45 and The Terminals – and a cracker that was too.

    I hear on good authority, in the absence of any listing, that the latter two are playing at the New City Hotel the night before Darxspace 3. NCH is a de facto space for Log Recordings – but it may become more than that, let’s see.

    The Terminals will roll out their new ‘Antiseptic’ while Colt 45 will continue no doubt in the vein of… Snapper (Christine Voice and Dominic Stones in the line-up, a young chap called Jackson on guitar),

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 368 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Melodrama,

    Christchurch’s DarkSpace festival has announced a psych-heavy lineup for July 22, including Hex, Teeth and All Seeing Hand.

    Should be a cracker, a couple of Dunedin bands in the mix incl. Opposite Sex Here's one of their earlier songs, Sea Shanty

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 368 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fred,

    Lovely story Russell.

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