Posts by Nat Curnow

  • Up Front: The Up Front Guide to Internet…,

    I had a rush of blood to the head 6 months ago and signed up to a dating site after being single for 4 years. I have been on one date in that time with a nice woman who, after said date messaged me to say that I had only dated her because I had felt sorry for her, needless to say we haven’t been in touch since. I have sent out a number of messages to women ( in my age group) on the site, always trying to sound and being genuinely interested in ‘them’ but the responses have ranged from “haha, not me mate” , “I suppose I could give you a trial” to “you sound sweet, good luck”. Needless to say, I haven’t renewed my subscription.

    Since Nov 2006 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Feed: World of Food 1: Afghanistan,

    Very inspirational Amberleigh,( as I sit down to a bowl of mystery leftovers from the freezer) thank you. I am accompanying my daughter through a difficult and painful recovery from an eating disorder and any good story, one like your journey back to the pleasure of food gives hope and encouragement. I’ll also be looking forward to reading more of your culinary adventures. :-)

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  • Hard News: The fake news problem,

    Instead of making people more informed, is mass access to the internet actually making people more ignorant and less informed?

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  • Hard News: Excited for Auckland!,

    Chloe Swarbrick is a shining star. Watch this space.

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  • Hard News: Ali,

    Our Woodwork teacher at Northcote intermediate brought his own T.V. from home into school and we watched the 74 fight in the woodwork room, it was a big thing. It was partly Ali and partly that I was sick of getting picked on that led me into boxing as a youth. I befitted from the confidence it gave me, the fitness and it got me out of a few scrapes but I didn't much like hitting people so was not much of a contender for the ring.

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  • Hard News: Music: In music's own spaces,

    Have a sensational time in old new York Russell, look forward to hearing all about it.

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  • Hard News: Fix up, young men,

    Lately this country feels like it did in the 1970s.
    My memories of many gigs in the 70's, mostly punk and idie shows, were that generally women and girls were looked after, protected often some what over zealously by boyfriends and/or male friends, most of the tough guys had a code of respect towards women at gigs. I can remember other men stepping in when a man was being abusive to his girlfriend at the Windsor Castle. Although I am saddened by the fact that the young women with these arseholes didn't intervene, it is entirely a male problem and it is our responsibility as older men to step up and educated these stupid, arrogant young men when ever we see this behavior . It is simply not acceptable anywhere, anytime. I feel deeply ashamed and sorry for Jean and the other women exposed to the worse side of masculinity , because real men just don't do that shit.

    Since Nov 2006 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Stories: Home,

    Thanks Russell,this a great idea. Not wadding in, can at times be an excruciating exercise in restraint, and there are times when my over exuberance has left me foundering in a tidal rip thats hurtling towards the rocks.I either have the good sense to bow out or I make a fool of myself ( less of the fool theses days, I can be a slow learner)
    Home; I too am a habitual nester, which made me a lousy squatter in London in the early 90's ( three squats in two years).
    When I move, I move reluctantly. I grump and sulk, the prospect abstract and severe. I hover around and around the new place suspiciously looking for a place to land, but when I do, I become attached.
    When I first moved to Mangawhai ten years ago it was a big lurch, away from the city and all its boisterous frivolity, colour and diversity, from friends and family and connection. I still worked in Auckland at the time so I was able to hold on to connections, but it was different ,disconnected. Within five years here we had built a Straw bail house and my marriage had failed. But five years on from that I love it and find it hard to imagine living anywhere else. Its quiet but for the birds and the occasional rattling of a passing quad bike, and I guess its not so surprising how you can get used to star filled skies and abundant silence. The fruit trees are now producing obediently, The gardens are establishing , the house is warm in winter and cool in summer, its close enough to the beaches to be easy and far enough away to feel like an escape from the throngs of summer visitors. I can indulge in nude gardening ( I do wear a hat) and play music as load and as often as I please. I have cultivated good friendships and feel a part of a diverse and eclectic community . I visit the market on Saturday mornings for coffee and social intercourse and am involved with local music and theatre. And, its only an hour and half to Auckland.
    Home is like a memento to ourselves, to remind us who we are, where we have been, where we are now and where we are going. It is, where the heart lyes, and where I have lain my hat…. for now.

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  • Up Front: Fringe of Darkness,

    I was a frequent visitor to CP as a boy as many of my parents friends were course attendees and/or residents. As a young teenager you are so impressionable and vulnerable, especially when it comes to sex and I keep some memories from those times that still disturb me today. I recently caught up with a friend who was a young victim, we had a lot of of discussion about that time and one of the thoughts we had was that we had witnessed, first hand the sordid, collapse of the hippy dream. We decided that it had been a defining factor in why we embraced the punk movement with such vigor, a cleansing,a release, an antithesis .

    Since Nov 2006 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: A Life of Stories,

    I remember that Shabba and co gig at the Academy, quite an experience, and still one of my most memorable live music experiences. And I was rather relieved also that you like the Miley Cyrus record,( your opinion does matters to me). more than a few people have been taken aback at my declaration of approval . Although the video for the single is pretty stupid, there is some great music on the album and listening to it has steered me back to some Flaming lips listening, which can't be a bad thing :-) Oh, and the Viv Albertine book is fantastic !!

    Since Nov 2006 • 12 posts Report Reply

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