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Hard News: Friday Music: Wireless Summer

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  • Grant McDougall,

    I heard BW was a riot.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 760 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Grant McDougall,

    tore it up, burned it down

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    One for the bladers.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Good on Radio New Zealand! This all sounds excellent. But retirement is long overdue for the tedious Matinee Idle.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to mark taslov,

    Bladders?

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    temporal radio...
    in summery:
    over the space of two weeks
    both the original and second owners
    of our house have surfaced
    and filled in gaps in the timeline...
    I had a Sapphire and Steel* moment
    when one described her parents
    in matching chairs, either side of the fire,
    'listening to the war on the wireless'...


    *all available on youtube now it seems

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell,

    I’m standing in for Peter Urlich, 9-11am on 95bFM. I’m just going to play some good music and talk occasionally. In keeping with the Nice ‘n’ Urlich vibe, there will be some sweet, sweet house music.

    Oh how I miss my Saturday mornings tuning into Peter Urlich when I lived in Auckland a couple of years back. Hauswerk on RDU Saturday mornings is a great primer for super dope radio The Joint which follows.Happy New Year everyone!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Julien Temple's new film, The Clash New Years Day 1977 , built around footage from his early attempt to make a film about the band, is a wonderful cultural college. Can't recommended it highly enough. And for the time being, it's on YouTube.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Bladders?

    Heh, I actually don't know, it might be.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Go large!

    ...a wonderful cultural college

    Noooooo..!
    They've gentrified the School of Hard Knocks...
    ;- )

    I love that line you have to remember (that in 1977) "no one had seen themselves on videotape before"
    (or words to that effect...)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Noooooo..!
    They’ve gentrified the School of Hard Knocks…
    ;- )

    Ha ha! Yes!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    frequency, what’s your number?
    resonant vessels make more noise…
    …everything resonates,
    life a resounding success is
    long may it ring one!

    this book: Music and the Making of Modern Science is a very interesting read, so far…

    Music is notionally the notation of all the Muses …

    hmmmm…


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    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • daleaway, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    By 1977 we had been using videotape for about ten years in New Zealand.

    Mine was the hand holding the Leed Lemonade bottle in its introductory commercial, videotaped in late 67 or early 68 in TVNZ's old Waring Taylor Street studios in Wellington. The crew were full of swagger about their new technology.

    It was the first videotaped commercial our ad agency had made, and we were a little scared of having to film the whole thing in one sweep.

    While the camera was panning away to a card, in between two shots of the lemonade being poured, the agency manager swooped in and stirred the glass of lemonade with his fountain pen to keep the bubbles looking fizzy. The camera caught him out on the way back - what looked like one last drop of lemonade going in to the glass was actually his pen being withdrawn. We got away with it.

    I can still remember the ache in my arm from having to hold the bottle in a graceful manner while displaying the logo.

    Since Jul 2007 • 198 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to daleaway,

    I love history.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to daleaway,

    videotaped in late 67 or early 68 in TVNZ's old Waring Taylor Street studios in Wellington.

    And not long after, they opened Avalon Studios.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5430 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    his fountain pen

    does anyone still use one?

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3218 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    at a tangent...

    fountain pen
    does anyone still use one?

    a soda fountain?
    or a drug store?
    spare a tear for
    the soda jerk
    all shook up
    and outta work
    :- )

    going further aside:
    I do miss milkshakes
    with icecream in
    cold metal dispensers
    The Blue Mill...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    The Maranui café at Lyall Bay does those milkshakes. Very popular.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3218 posts Report Reply

  • daleaway,

    Hilary, when I was at university some of the fustier members of faculty required the use of fountain pens when answering exam questions or writing essays.

    They claimed that ballpoint pen ink contained oil and reflected the light; the glare gave them a headache. We thought they were just being cantankerous because they could. Curmudgeons havent changed much over the years.

    But biros were quite new in the 1950s, and we all used fountain pens at secondary school. Dip pens and inkwells at primary school, fountain pens were a bit expensive for youngsters. Yes, we had an ink monitor to keep the inkwells filled. Giant bottle of Stephens blue-black in the cupboard.

    A grandfather gave me a biro for a birthday present around 1958 - they were quite chic at the time.

    Since Jul 2007 • 198 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Quite often, inky fingers and all

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Hilary Stace,

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    his fountain pen

    does anyone still use one?

    When I started at the big school, 11 years old and full of it, we were expected to purchase an Osmaroid 65 fountain pen, they were specific about the make and model.
    I wondered at the time whether the Headmaster had shares in the company and thus began my suspicions of conspiracy, the fountain pen, which if I remember correctly had to have a number 2 italic nib, did a rather good job of squirting ink when you pulled the filler lever, hence, I thought, Fountain Pen. Anyway, it was very good for marking teachers as you passed them in the halls. Yes, we were little shits like that.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • daleaway,

    Osmiroids were the "greasy kids' stuff" of the fountain pen world - a sort of entry-level cheapie. But they worked well enough.

    The Rolls Royce pens were Conway Stewarts, which the odd kid had passed on to them from their Dad. I think they came in ladies' and gents' sizes.

    I revelled in the ink cartridge fountain pens when they came in - always hated breaking nails on that side lever thingy of the traditional models. And of course cartridges were so clean to change over, albeit pricey. Anyone recall when cartridges came in?

    Since Jul 2007 • 198 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to daleaway,

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    Osmiroids were the "greasy kids' stuff"

    I feel soiled. :-(
    Although I do admit to being a little greasy at the moment owing to a failed attempt to fix my scrub bar. All is not as bad as it seems though, I now have an excuse to buy one of these. The Stihl FS 550
    Professional Scrubcutter

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    Ideal for hiking on trails where there is no hiking trail?

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

  • Sacha, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    The Maranui café at Lyall Bay

    Amazing place. Fully recommend for us out-of-towners (and only 4 mins from airport).

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

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