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  • Rich of Observationz,

    Where were the Nats? Couldn't they have sent one member along?

    Working with the industries they believe truly need their help.

    Rugby, racing and beer.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    I don't have a theory really, but it wouldn't surprise me that, given the general left wing nature of such gatherings, the Nats wrote off things like the music, film and TV awards etc as not worth their time.

    You will find them at the art show viewings, at those dealers which sell middle-brow representational art to middle-brow unrepresentational people. The Nats play to the Parnell crowd.

    I have it on good authority that a senior Tory was at one such event and, surveying the crowd, said, "here is the National Party at play." We can expect a renaissance of bad art if National get to power.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Given the success of OpShop and Elemeno P at these awards is it now official that you need your songs to be picked up by some dreadful ad to win an award?

    I took me a few months of that NZ Post ad being around before I realised it wasn’t James Blunt.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I already booked my Auckland hall for Nov 8th, what with me turning 40 and all...

    It's all very well for you, but what will the young rockers do?

    I should point out that my confident prediction is really just an educated guess based a small number of possible dates. rather than an actual tip. But I bet I'm right.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22849 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Easterbrook,

    Given the success of OpShop and Elemeno P at these awards is it now official that you need your songs to be picked up by some dreadful ad to win an award?

    No, because then SJD would be getting the gongs after being on the (not dreadful) ads for Buy NZ Made and Monteiths.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 265 posts Report Reply

  • Rik,

    Where were the Nats? Couldn't they have sent one member along?

    Busy working hard trying to win an election!

    Since Jun 2007 • 130 posts Report Reply

  • Stuart Coats,

    Given the success of OpShop and Elemeno P at these awards is it now official that you need your songs to be picked up by some dreadful ad to win an award?

    How is the award....uh..awarded? Is it on sales, a judging panel, airplay? My guess is a combo of air play and sales, being an APRA award, but I'm prepared to be enlightened.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 192 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    If the NZ election is on Nov 8 that’s going to be quite some week.

    When do we get to let off our fireworks?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • dc_red,

    When do we get to let off our fireworks?

    At the same time that McCain/Palin are elected (Nov 4th in the US, but Nov 5th in NZ)? At which point recalling Fawkes' intended use of the gunpowder might be appropriate.

    Oil Patch, Alberta • Since Nov 2006 • 706 posts Report Reply

  • peter mclennan,

    SC - Its voted on by APRA members, ie songwriters.

    AK Central • Since Nov 2006 • 159 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Off topic, I’d be interested to know how National voters in November would vote in the US if they got the chance. Perhaps I’m being idealistic but I’d say it would be a pretty close poll.

    I can’t see the Labour / McCain ticket getting much traction though…

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • FletcherB,

    It's all very well for you, but what will the young rockers do?

    It's my party and I'll..... let in who I choose..... maybe the young rockers will be there? (probably not)

    Actually, it's just occurred to me that seeing as the location is rented from a quasi-government public body (Auck regional parks)..... if they wanted the venue they'd probably gazzump my booking and turf me out.... then it would be WTF am I going to do? Then I'd be crying.

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 893 posts Report Reply

  • FletcherB,

    You would cry too, if it happened to you....

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 893 posts Report Reply

  • Evan Yates,

    You would cry too, if it happened to you....

    Stop it Fletcher. You Don't Own Me!

    Hamiltron, Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Nov 2006 • 197 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    A correction ...

    I've spoken to someone whose just spoken to Greg Locke from the Trons, who'd heard about the Daft Punk thing too. Amusingly, it's news to him.

    But, the Trons have in fact been invited to Paris to play a Mercedes corporate do -- which is brilliant. The original version of this story should stand as a demonstration of the perils of getting your news tips from pissed people.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22849 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    I haven't heard the phrase "danger to shipping" before, but I'm guessing it means I was tanked?

    Can I just say, in my defence, that unlike the rest of you media and music elite, I didn't get to eat dinner last night - I merely got to watch you eat dinner from the cheap seats.

    Which of course wasn't much fun, so I spent three hours at the Classic drinking and waiting for the after drinks.

    In hindsight, I could've used that time to eat too, I suppose :)

    It was a very fun night, even though the last thing I remember is trying to convince Jason from Opshop to steal the Silver Scroll Award from the Media Room. He kindly pointed out that they'd won it, and it probably wasn't a good idea in case it went missing. I think I then tried to convince someone else to do the same thing.

    My nameless Classic-drinking colleague, also a dinner-watcher, left after throwing up in the town hall. So I reckon I did okay.

    Standard apologies to anyone I insulted. It's not how we're drinking, it's the shit we say when we are.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1164 posts Report Reply

  • Kerry Weston,

    OK, so are they going to end up on You Tube or something, because I find the originals tedious. Sorry, but they're like the aural equivalent of Vigil.

    OK, biting... how are they the aural equiv. of Vigil? You don't care for the sleeting, grey looonely skyscape and brooding hills motif of Mr Ward?

    Manawatu • Since Jan 2008 • 494 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    My nameless Classic-drinking colleague, also a dinner-watcher, left after throwing up in the town hall. So I reckon I did okay.

    The smile never left your face.

    Although you could have come back much sooner and seen the entertainment. They stopped checking dinner tickets as soon as everyone was seated anyway.

    I wonder if it's safe to call the Nameless One yet?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22849 posts Report Reply

  • robbery,

    seems to be an issue with pt3 of eating media 7 file not found?

    new zealand • Since May 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

  • robbery,

    as in the podcast of file 3 is not there

    new zealand • Since May 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

  • Chukkkker,

    While on the subject of NZ Post ads and 'that song', is the actor who finds the wallet Tame Iti's son?

    Since Nov 2007 • 17 posts Report Reply

  • Hamboy,

    <quote>seems to be an issue with pt3 of eating media 7 file not found?<\quote>
    There is not part 3.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 162 posts Report Reply

  • Hamboy,

    Oops meant no part 3.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 162 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    There is not part 3.

    Indeed. We actually went to a single-break format for the first time this week, but I think everyone forgot to tell the TVNZ web people, so they'd have been confused about it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22849 posts Report Reply

  • robbery,

    2 ad breaks, 3 parts.
    first part of this week is russell's intro where here states people "don't want to pay for music". (I don't want to pay for petrol, under the new rules I'm so glad I don't have to)
    ws_media7_pta2.mp4 be part 3.

    new zealand • Since May 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

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