Posts by andin

  • Hard News: Music: The Others Way, a…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    for the pleasure of a support gig!

    yep support bands crews were expected to turn up at load in and out which was ok if the main act was worth sticking around for.Tho' by the 3rd night it just got to be a pain in the lower back and I could only tolerate roadie banter in small doses.
    lovely chaps that they were ;-]

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1715 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Music: The Others Way, a…,

    the people in the music industry we often mistakenly think are indestructible

    My roadieing days were 35-40 years ago now. But I still remember having to load a full single 4way system and lighting rig into the truck by myself cause the band that night just decided to fuck off.
    Ever tried getting a full amp rack down stairs and into the back of a truck on your own?
    I guess those aussies didnt like hard work, not to generalize or anything.
    And I guess historical claims dont count

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1715 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: R.O.A.R., in reply to Neil,

    And thus the madness in our midst is exposed dressed in the noisy chattering of ten millions voices in our consciousness.
    When all we need to do is be quiet and clean up our mess.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1715 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: R.O.A.R., in reply to Emma Hart,

    . This Trumpian post-truth, lying has no consequences age

    Its a shallow time alright, and old lies have been picked up by new faces and championed as a new truth/wisdom/ knowledge which makes it all the more galling 'cause you are left wondering... 'Havent we been over this many times before why is it being bought up and argued about AGAIN'
    A canadian comes to mind in this respect, who I wont name( its a he) and has a lot of people in thrall to his brand of conscripting science.to his agenda.
    It will come to an end, but its hell while it lasts.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1715 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: NZ On Air and the bill that…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    warning: Link contains Mike

    I did not heed the warning. That is depressing reading. He cast's himself as some kind of eternal optimist in a world of snobs and elitist lefties. And does it all in a sneering tone the irony of which, would be totally lost on him it seems.
    He cant sink to new low's in the realm of self delusion because they have all been laid bare, for all to see, by the Prez of the USA.
    I dont want to draw to much inference from that, but such delusion seems to be clustered mainly in one demographic of the global population.

    Russell's well reasoned blog I'm certain will, in Hoskings case, fall on deaf ears

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1715 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Summer's coming,

    Aretha passed away o/nite

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  • Hard News: On joining the international…,

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  • Hard News: On joining the international…, in reply to Dennis Frank,

    I’ve often pondered the continual failure to include ethics & morality in our educational curricula

    You can teach morals all day long, getting people to live up to them is always going to be the hard part and not just the average bloke on the street. It seems to get harder when a person is supposed to adopt a corporate code when at their place of employment. Yes I'm saying a job can turn some into a ethical deviant.
    Its not hard to fin d examples at present.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1715 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: On joining the international…, in reply to Dennis Frank,

    For me at least they arent on my youtube feed as much. Muthafucking algorithmns making presumption about me based on some fucked up metric.

    But we can’t blame folks for personal inadequacies.

    Apportioning blame Really! Democracy as a system was supposed to be designed to iron out the worst excesses of separate groupings of people.Which might happen if we were all an informed citzenry, making decisions for the greater good. We are far from that.
    And it might help if people were able to identify their inadequacies, and kept their worst excesses in check, which most wont or cant.

    Brash is

    a typical produce of his cultural niche, not a racist.

    Product or not questionable views are still questionable no matter what garb they dress up in.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1715 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Reassure Me: cannabis,…, in reply to steven crawford,

    they werent that poster's personal opinions.

    It was a polemic from a school principal who hasnt read the legislation and had a knee jerk reaction which he put into words and foisted on the school newsletter spreading misinformation further using emotional blackmail disguised as an alternative viewpoint.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1715 posts Report Reply

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