Hard News by Russell Brown

Read Post

Hard News: The Hager saga continues

303 Responses

First ←Older Page 1 9 10 11 12 13 Newer→ Last

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    ...in the meantime I'd rather the focus of media was on what the National Govt is doing

    I have been saying this since the election but nobody listens to me....... sob.... :-(

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Sacha,

    Their voting support remained the same.

    Yes it did, low as usual.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Angela Hart,

    Police are going for Hager

    This raises several points. The High Court have previously ruled that an author is not necessarily a jounalist so there could be a problem here, let's hope Winkelmann is not the Judge.
    The other and the more worrying one, is that it is obvious that the Police are not acting alone here, why would they care about one bunch of stolen emails more than any other ? Labour's emails for instance. It seems that the shadowy hand of the National Party is all over this and that is enough to scare the pants of any fan of democracy.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    MMP supports niche parties as well as big ones. And we've seen size is no guarantee of influence (esp if you represent raving neoliberal loons).

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19729 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    I hear your pain...

    but nobody listens to me…

    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Thank you Ian, that was one of the first records I ever bought. :-)

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Sacha,

    MMP supports niche parties as well as big ones.

    Size doesn't matter, popularity does.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Deja VU...

    ...that was one of the first records I ever bought.

    Makes me think back too...
    My first was the Soundtrack to South Pacific!!*
    followed by Cheap Thrills Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the holding company, then MC5 Kick out the Jams - it's all a blur after that...

    *inspired by a crazy night at Mollett Street - when someone or other (Alan Franks maybe?) did a version of "I'm gonna wash that man right out of my hair" - same night as The Doomed did the Gingernuts ad song (I think) - Punk n dunkin' style...

    <oops, sorry about the threadjack - we shoulda got a room over at the Friday music thread...>
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    we shoulda got a room over at the Friday music thread...>

    See you there.
    ;-)

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    1% makes Act rather unpopular, thankfully. Now if only their media coverage and policy pickup reflected that.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19729 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Sacha,

    Attachment

    1% makes Act rather unpopular, thankfully.

    Perhaps Seymour could just get back on the ship...

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    we can but hope #rimjob

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19729 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Sacha,

    #rimjob

    Yuk, I hope you just don't know what that means....
    But then perhaps that's why John Key likes him so much. :-S

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Don't blame Seymour for sucking up. It's always been a sucking up relationship. Blame the evil of wealthy Epsom voters voting in, once again the most radical anti-social party ever to set foot in our parliament , funded by Kim. Alan.Gibbs.dot.com.

    Wealth means the ability to buy an electorate.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    tasty randians

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19729 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    You know there was a reason Grant & Naylor named their insufferably sycophantic, delusionally aspirational character “Rimmer”?

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1933 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison, in reply to linger,

    I feel uncomfortable with using sexual terms to describe our politics. I am a conservative on this maybe. Use your intellect to describe the absurd position of the Act party in our daily affairs, refrain from the slang.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    *inspired by a crazy night at Mollett Street – when someone or other (Alan Franks maybe?)

    That'd be the Allan Franks whose talents included artist's model par excellence.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to Jack Harrison,

    Um... where exactly did I use any slang to describe anything about Act?

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1933 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    art school confidential...

    ... whose talents included artist’s model par excellence.

    That'd be him!

    from a Neil Roberts interview about early days of art school...

    I've told the story many times, of when one afternoon when there was a life class, and the model was Alan Franks, who appears in quite a few of Sutton's paintings. And it was toward the end of the afternoon – it was probably about three o'clock, and it was a winter afternoon, so I remember the light being quite subdued, and there were about four or five students left. I was over in one corner of the room, and there was an easel – one of the students was working on something. And we were actually concentrating on the head. And so Sutton was actually instructing the students on something to do with the head, and Gopas had walked into the room with his hands behind his back – he always wore a garage coat – a grey garage coat, like a smock – and he walked in, and he had his pipe in his mouth and he walked around the room looking at what students had been doing. And then he walked over and stood behind Sutton, who was talking to a student, and listened.

    I wasn't concentrating on what they were talking about too much, and I don't know to this day what the problem was, but I heard Gopas say to Sutton that what he was telling the student wasn't correct. That there was a better way. And rather than Sutton – to his credit, I suppose – reacting and telling Gopas to get out of it, and overreacting, as some people would do, he said, 'Rudi, you have your views and I have mine. Let's put it to the test.' So they both got butchers' paper. (We actually went to the butcher's shop and got this, which was used usually for the charcoal drawings and brush and ink. We'd use this over a board, attached to the boards, and you'd do another drawing and flick it over, and dispose of them.) I remember them both sitting – there was an easel either side, and were both concentrating on the head. They both did a drawing of the head. I didn't know what they were doing, because I was concentrating on what I was doing. They were drawing away for about fifteen minutes or more and then they stopped, and Gopas walked around to see what Sutton was doing, and then walked away.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    That’d be him!

    Perhaps you recall Quasimodo, his emporium from around 1976, upstairs where the ReStart Mall is now. Alan (Allan?) Franks was always one to take the suburbs to the stars, the kind of Christchurch he inhabited seemed full of possibilities.

    Still, the last I ever saw him he was a barman at the Gluepot. When he recommended what I heard as a 'housewife' I expected an ironically named cocktail. Instead he poured me a chilled semillon, which turned out to be the house white.

    About Gopas: There's a story I heard from one of his students from the latter part of his career, about coming across the great man in an Ilam street after dark with his ear pressed to the pavement. In keeping with the arcane subject matter of his late period ballpoint drawings he was listening to the internal workings of the planet. Perhaps he was eavesdropping on the buildup to the earthquakes.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I’ve a hunch that rings a bell…

    Quasimodo

    Yes! ta Joe – was that the shop him and David Gregory had, before DG went off to do TV costumes? (or maybe even concurrently)
    Was it upstairs in what became Shands in Hereford st or was it in Cashel ?

    I couldn’t get my head past ‘Oxus’ which was over by the river, near the Bridge of Remembrance… (I think..)

    Who says the past is immutable?

    ‘Housewife’ – ’House white’

    It’s nice to start the morning with an unstoppable guffaw…
    sets the tone for the day – now I feel engaged
    bring it on.
    :- ((O))

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Was it upstairs in what became Shands in Hereford st or was it in Cashel ?

    Shands in Hereford is right, I was wrong about the ReStart site. Some amazing locations could be had for a pittance, like the office space under the dome of the Regent Theatre.

    I couldn’t get my head past ‘Oxus’ which was over by the river, near the Bridge of Remembrance… (I think..)

    I remember spotting that one a few years earlier. Definitely gone by the later 1970s.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Sacha,

    randians

    I ayn going there....

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Objectivistism...

    I ayn going there….

    Hang on, that's not denial,
    that's just 'enlightened selfishness'!
    ; - )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

First ←Older Page 1 9 10 11 12 13 Newer→ Last

Post your response…

Please sign in using your Public Address credentials…

Login

You may also create an account or retrieve your password.