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Hard News: Notes in My Pocket

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  • Deborah,

    Lovely shirt, Russell.

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1447 posts Report

  • Lyndon Hood,

    Jelly Tip Lips by Two Cartoons
    is a bit of fun beach pop stuff, and also free as in beer

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1115 posts Report

  • Luke Williamson,

    That Homebrew video just scares me. Even if it's being sarcastic/cynical, there's too much truth in there. I feel slightly depressed.

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 297 posts Report

  • Juha Saarinen,

    Lint and house keys. :\

    Since Nov 2006 • 529 posts Report

  • Sacha,


    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report

  • Lilith __,

    Pockets? In ladies' clothes? You jest ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3895 posts Report

  • John Armstrong,

    Two melted lindt choccies that a nice woman gave to my two year old at the Hamilton Garden Festival symphony in the park event last week. (He had already been to a birthday party that morning and enough sugar was enough..)

    Attached to the choccies is a very lovely memory of said two-year old's much anticipated (at least by me) response to his first sighting of proper fireworks. Which was to sleep through them.

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 136 posts Report

  • Martin Lindberg,

    It's rayon and it came from Strangely Normal

    Were you aware of the fact that rayon is a manufactured regenerated cellulose fiber and is neither a truly synthetic fiber nor a natural fiber.

    Well, I wasn't. So it's like paper? Will it disintegrate in rain?

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 802 posts Report

  • Bart Janssen,

    A hole ... doh!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4461 posts Report

  • Danielle, in reply to Martin Lindberg,

    Will it disintegrate in rain?

    It disintegrates in the washing machine if you aren't careful, so... sort of.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report

  • Paul Campbell, in reply to John Armstrong,

    Attached to the choccies is a very lovely memory of said two-year old's much anticipated (at least by me) response to his first sighting of proper fireworks. Which was to sleep through them.

    Took my (then) 3 yr old to the Oakland 4th July fireworks - the result was abject terror - but as I was carrying him away from the waterfront clamped to my shoulder he kept peeking in wonder at the lights in the sky

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2623 posts Report

  • LIISA,

    Homebrew finally get NZoA funding… and this is what they spend it on. Their layers upon layers of subversion crack me up. That video lives in a special subgenre with this one: the one by The Sneaks.

    Which also reminds of Peter Jefferies tale of his mum financing some early recording after a good day at the races. I doubt it was this (can’t recall right now) which is one of my faves.

    That tune was later recycled for this better known (but not as great – to me) song:

    The legit video of which is still being blocked by Warner Music Group – even though they do not own it. hopefully the links work here… happy day.

    Nah, you totally bollocksed them up ;-) But I fixed them, For YouTube vids, just post in the URL (i.e.: not the short one) and they automatically embed and for making links, study the instructions again … RB

    Wellie • Since May 2008 • 46 posts Report

  • Russell Brown, in reply to LIISA,

    That tune was later recycled for this better known (but not as great – to me) song:

    I'm fairly sure 'The Sleepwalker' actually goes all the way back to Children's Hour, but I don't think they managed to play it live.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report

  • John Armstrong, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    abject terror

    Yes, that was a risk, particularly as our wee boy isn't at all keen on loud noises. As a result we had a carefully-worked out plan which involved sitting near a strategically selected exit, estimating the combined temporal duration of 'Land of Hope and Glory' and the 1812 Overture, mapping the most efficient route through packed carparks and the neighbouring cemetary (factoring in the need to not walk across any actual graves at night), all with a view to arriving at a pre-selected hilltop that was simultaneously far enough away to minimise the terrorising effects of sound yet sufficiently elevated to provide an optimal and unobstructed visual field. And do you think we could wake him up?

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 136 posts Report

  • Hilary Stace,

    Pascal Saker of the Brain Clinic in Wellington also talks about about interesting brain stuff on Radio NZ Nights on the first Thursday of the month, and at regular inexpensive Wellington seminars.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3229 posts Report

  • BenWilson,

    Curiously apt moment to ask this.
    Shorts pockets: Keys and smartphone. Secateurs and a handsaw.
    Shirt pocket, about 35 unidentified pieces of garden debris which must have fallen in there. Various seeds, leaves, and a small spider.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report

  • chris,


    pocket 2-3-2012

    Mawkland • Since Jan 2010 • 1302 posts Report

  • Ian Dalziel,

    In my pocket...

    a sort of note in a bottle, set adrift on the seas of commerce.

    That's one sanguine penguin...*
    and Ed has got his back!

    ...which is as good a reason as any to reconnect with
    Trillion's (Jody Lloyd) 'Humble Mountain Man' tribute
    Nice to see it is edging up towards 100,000 views
    (I strike another small blow for immortality at 2.24!)

    *Is there a law that says all penguins should be orange on paper?

    What's really in my pocket?
    - 2 plastic bags
    - a list of things to do
    - house & car keys
    - camera
    - phone
    - biro
    - sharpie
    - a licorice allsort
    - wallet
    - handkerchief
    - at last the keys for my lock up
    - a lot of Dr Haywood's last remaining chimney
    - and a hole, too...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report

  • Marcus Turner,

    This is sort of relevant, if you squint your eyes up, and there's a following wind. It's Australian, but much of it seems to apply to NZ too. It's sort of about equality and money. And written by the Treasurer.


    Since Nov 2006 • 212 posts Report

  • Sacha, in reply to BenWilson,

    Secateurs and a handsaw


    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report

  • BenWilson, in reply to Sacha,

    I didn't even mention the polar coat thrown over the chair:
    4 lighters, a solar powered windup torch, a carabiner, a 3 inch nail, a set of headphones, a beanie, an old wooden pipe, a cigar in a tube, a spare battery for my cellphone, and a ball of garden twine. It's like a survivalist's jacket, I could probably last indefinitely in the bush like that. But actually, those are all there quite by chance, all except the pipe and the cigar have been used recently.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report

  • Lew Stoddart,

    Handses ... knife ... string, or nothing!


    Wellington, NZ • Since Aug 2010 • 109 posts Report

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Datura = Trip OD
    <wrong head or wrong thread?>

    I almost went and saw Dave when he played in a large cupboard in Chchch last week (or the week before, maybe), but it rained… last time I saw him may have been in Wellington in the ’80s, when passed through with The Chills (I think) – one of those tours done by relocating a campervan from Dunedin to Auckland, it already had a rubber duck super-glued to the bonnet by the time I was picked up for a floating poker game round the town…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Sacha,



    I found this in my pocket when I got home last night.
    There's something weird about winning something with winner stamped onto it

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report

  • BenWilson, in reply to Lew Stoddart,

    Oooo, need to go to the ref. Last question is a cheat, and would have caught me. But the question was also a cheat. Howazat?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report

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