Posts by Geoff Lealand

  • Capture: Autumn, what autumn?,

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    From Kaupokanui Beach in the wilds of South Taranaki, June 2017

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Remembering Roi,

    I like the little of Bressa Creeting Cake I have heard but they must qualify for The Worst Band Name Ever Award.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: a New Zealand story,

    Thanks, Ian. That should be 'Hawera'.

    Saw The Bads at the excellent Nivara Lounge in Hamilton this evening. They were very good.

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  • Hard News: Our own fake news,

    Thanks for this, Russell. I will use it in my first year Media Cultures course* as their first blog task is to identify an item of fake news and track it back to its origin (as you have done).
    Every man and woman and dog engaged in teaching is doing something about fake news at the moment but it is important work.

    * the last time ever I will teach this course.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: a New Zealand story,

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    Here is an oldie I picked up in Hewera recently. It sits beside the Gracie Fields 78 I have.

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  • Hard News: Touching Waterview,

    Need a few pictures on those walls

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  • Hard News: Rugby Now,

    My theory (possibly half-baked) about the links between soccer and racism, sexism and violence is that is a game which often lacks narrative resolution ie a bunch of over-paid blokes kick a ball around for 90 minutes, ending up with one or two goals--or, worse still, a scoreless draw or a rather demeaning penalty shoot-out. So, the fans have to do something to fill in the time--drink and create havoc, for example.
    I recall major matches in Cardiff, where portable beer stalls were on every corner and mounted police roamed in packs, Post-game, the city resembled a war-zone. There was never the same threat of violence in the air when there was rugby at the Millennium Stadium.
    Good rugby is so more satisfying in terms of the stories it constructs--the final moments of the Lions vs Blues last night, for example,
    With some blokes I know, following soccer seems like a rather snobby strategy to differentiate themselves from the mainstream sport of NZ rugby,

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  • Hard News: Rugby Now, in reply to Hugh Wilson,

    And the Waikato Stadium?

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  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Many thanks, Ian. I obviously left off the important bit. I am a bit of twit sometimes!
    I am exploring the possibly of further screening around the country, especially in those cinemas which feature in the film.

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  • Hard News: Drugs and why Dunne did it,

    I read somewhere recently (a Herald profile, maybe) that he was reading Chasing the Dream.

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