Apparently while it was being recorded Setting Sun was named "Tomorrow Never Noels"
Rob, I'll see your See My Friends, and raise you a Still I'm Sad, by The Yardbirds. (B-Side to Evil-Hearted You)
My first FA Cup was 1980. Brooking's goal had the same impact for me (on hating the Arsenal that is)
If that's what I think it was Pete, I would have kissed Mick Mills myself on that day in 1978.
I was told that when the sales tax was abolished and replaced with GST the very next day the record companies put the price of LPs up so that the retail price didn't change.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Herein lies my problem with the Pop Idol types of reality TV: They pretend to be making stars, when the real stars are the judges, with their quick wits, wicked put-downs and humorous repartee. Moon & Kills were X Factor to advance their careers but they are too young/stupid/whatever to know the difference between a witty put-down and abuse. A bit like the Australian cricket team.
This is just to say
I was at
The Southern Sinfonia
On Saturday Night
An which many of you
It was uniformly wonderful
As you might imagine
And so moving
Just to be clear, I'm not advocating for the invasion of Fiji. :)
2km off the end of the Suva airport runway and declare a no-fly zone
Threaten commercial air traffic?
To paraphrase Rik: "That's fine talk coming from a pacifist" (well, a nuclear free nation with a newly discovered independent foreign policy)
Just when you think our PM's arrogance is unbeatable, you read this:
Yet a story published Friday in the Australian newspaper claimed to show that Abbott had taken his macho behavior into the realm of geopolitical absurdity – by suggesting a unilateral Australian "invasion" of Iraq.
There was a story I heard a long time ago that after the first coup in Fiji, Lange asked the NZDF if NZ & Aus should consider an invasion to restore democracy and was told in no uncertain terms that we would get our clocks cleaned.
Has an unelected, clearly mentally unbalanced individual who has never held a a significant public office or credible public role ever had such an effect on a supposedly advanced first world democracy?
Well, I can think of Rasputin, and maybe the seer who warned Caesar about the Ides of March, but NZ doesn't really match Imperial Russia or Republican Rome on the first world democracy stakes at the moment.