Posts by Ian Dalziel

  • Hard News: Together Alone, in reply to Ross Mason,

    The Tall Dwarfs 'Nothing's going to happen' may be a bridge too far, but this hiatus gives us time to revisit the classics - 'Canopener' seems apposite :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7912 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Together Alone, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    New Zealand Memories (143, April/May 2020)

    Nice, I see a couple of those photographs on the truncated pdf at Issuu
    https://issuu.com/ampmmarketingltd/docs/ebook_pdf_for_issue_143

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7912 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Together Alone, in reply to Moz,

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    I felt that as well as ringing my bell I should be crying “unclean, unclean”

    Here's a sartorial suggestion for contemporary outdoor-wear...
    (even if the 'beak' is slightly redolent of a pangolin!)

    For some months I've been dropping in on a wee corner of Venice - via this live webcam

    - I'm getting to recognise the locals, marvel at the rubbish pick up system - I even know where they hide the key for one of those shops!

    I realised a while back that I had actually walked through this 'opera-set-waiting-to-happen' 5 years ago, on our way to the Peggy Guggenheim museum - it was a small world, but I suspect that the days of easy 'faster-than-life' global travel is a thing of the past now.

    I was watching when the lead up to Carnavale began, people in costume wandering about - I was looking for a Plague Doctor, I'd seen the mask in shops there - but then they pulled the plug, there was one gondolier who sat there forlornly for hours waiting for a job - and then the full lockdown kicked in.

    I read that the canals are clearing up - they sure look cleaner - and fish are returning to the inner city as well.

    I'd love to organise an online event there somehow, even just someone holding up a sign - I also love that it is exactly 12 hours behind us...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7912 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Together Alone, in reply to Russell Brown,

    We want to keep people stable, not throw them into withdrawal.

    I assume methadone distribution (or modern equivalent) continues as well...

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  • Hard News: Together Alone, in reply to Moz,

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    What are they supposed to do?

    At the intersection of the cash economy and neutralising surface borne pathogens, there must literally be a place for Money Laundering...

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  • Hard News: Together Alone, in reply to Glenn Pearce,

    They had to change the band name to The Dawns since that video

    Understandable, Swiss lawyers aside, you wouldn't want to cross pollinate with Atomic Flower's fanbase!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7912 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Together Alone, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Reminds me of this ‘cheery’ movie ending…
    If ya wanna see how it might all end up in Australia
    On the Beach 1959

    Ya gotta watch those ‘psychos’ and their social distancing lapses!

    Plus the cheesiest ’Waltzing Matilda’ version ever!

    <edit> Not helping?
    try this - The last ever Goon Show!

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  • Hard News: Together Alone,

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    also for those in the music industry and ancillary enterprises the excellent MusicHelps org has collected relevant COVID-19 Information and Support for Kiwi Music People:
    https://musichelps.org.nz/2020/03/covid-19-information-and-support-for-kiwi-music-people/
    including their Wellbeing Service
    https://musichelps.org.nz/backline/wellbeing/

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7912 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Together Alone,

    Ease into the new paradigm tonight (weds 25) with an NZ Music 'insta concert'
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B-EMrfUgeeH/
    I think Francisca Griffin is on at 8.45!!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7912 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Pandemic Preparedness and…,

    Like you, I'd assume the Transport agency (in partnership with the Health dept)
    https://www.nzta.govt.nz/commercial-driving/taxis-shuttles-buses-and-other-passenger-services/running-a-passenger-service/
    But they seem to have closed down - the link goes here:
    https://www.nzta.govt.nz/about-us/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-services-update/
    which says on-line services are still viable

    Other online services remain available.
    Transport Agency 'Contact us' page

    Due to the COVID-19 alert level change, as our Contact Centre is not an essential service, it has now been closed until further notice however, we are still responding to emails.
    Please note that due to reduced staffing levels, this will have a significant impact on our response times, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.

    - worth a crack

    That and stringent and scrupulous cleaning (astringent even!)
    But how do ya kill something that isn't even 'alive' - it's just a genetic OS.

    go well

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