Posts by Richard Stewart

  • Hard News: Music: Grey Lynn Taonga,

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    I dug out my Bobzilla 7", and on close inspection it appears the sleeve has had a previous life.....

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  • Hard News: Music: What the Flying Nun…,

    Thanks for the Diatribe bio Russell, some great memories there.

    Sadly their drummer, Chris Whyte, passed away last week. Chris was a dear friend, and I have much to be grateful to him for, expanding my horizons and introducing me to a whole mess of different and new (to me) music. Never one to seek attention, he was, as you say, integral to Diatribe's sound.

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  • Hard News: ACL: The best of times, the…, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    Good grief. I would regard any gig at Spark to be so compromised by terrible sound, awful beer for which there are long queues, and over-zealous security that they're generally not worth attending. Regardless of the act.

    Compare that experience to a variety of sights and sounds in beautiful surroundings on a sunny Auckland afternoon and I know which I would rather spend my cash on.

    And I have it on good authority that the regular appearances by Grace Jones in Sydney are nothing short of amazing. She is, even at 69, something to behold.

    So nah.

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  • Hard News: Trump's Dummkopfs, in reply to Conal Tuohy,

    Hammer, meet nail.

    The question for us, is when/if we see something similar here. Although I don't believe our democracy is any where near as broken as it is in the US, we're certainly heading down a similar path with increasing numbers becoming disconnected and participation rates falling.

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  • Hard News: Trump's Dummkopfs,

    An ill-fitting baseball cap would appear to be part of the uniform.

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  • Hard News: There in half the time:…, in reply to James Butler,

    The 'feel' of disc brakes is WAY superior, especially a quality set of hydraulics. Weight difference is truly negligible, again quality is the key. And changing pads is a doddle, so not sure what the 'serviceability' issue might be.

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  • Hard News: Bowie, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I have to say i was surprised at how emotional I felt - more like losing a personal friend than the passing of an admired artist. And yes I lost it when Let's Dance flooded the room last night.

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  • Hard News: Bowie,

    Heard the news on my way to Jamie xx last night, and it coloured my evening somewhat. I came across this video recently, recorded live at the BBC in 1972 but not broadcast for another 10 years. Bloody fantastic.

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  • Hard News: A Stand for Quaxing,

    Maybe we could get David Byrne to help out with some cool designs, like he has for New York
    http://www.davidbyrne.com/archive/art/bike_racks/about/nyt_cityroom_8_19_08.php

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Up the Charts,

    That Frank Lloyd Wright cover has been my earworm this week. Now I have pictures to go with the sound, I fear it will never leave me. And I can't quite fathom why, but it could only ever have been from Simon and Garfunkel.

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