Posts by Scott G

  • Hard News: YouTube and the programmatic…,

    Every device I have has ad blocker and tracker blockers installed. I just never see this stuff. Or anything else. This form of advertising is either a blunt instrument or creepily invasive and I want nothing to do with it. Also, it generally just distracts from the content.

    Since Mar 2016 • 10 posts Report

  • Hard News: Burning down the house to…, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    they believe the post-apocalypse will be fun

    The book of Revelation has always been a popular choice in America.

    Since Mar 2016 • 10 posts Report

  • Hard News: The Greens' pretty good new…,

    There are, however, a couple of issues the party will find it hard to resolve: most notably its frequent reference to the Psychoactive Substances Act as a model, when that act is currently kneecapped by an animal testing ban

    I'm interested to know more about this RB. What's the issue with animal testing?

    Since Mar 2016 • 10 posts Report

  • Notes & Queries: Breaking Down the Walls…,

    I have the book on order from the library and am looking forward to reading it.
    Just because I was thinking about her this week, is there much about Wendy Carlos? She's fab. Imagine recording Bach one note at a time on a monophonic keyboard on tape!

    Since Mar 2016 • 10 posts Report

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Bombathon Begins, in reply to Russell Brown,

    We Built This City may be the worst song of all time (personally I'd vote for Peaceful Easy Feeling by The Eagles) but it does translate to Auckland quite well:
    We built this city...
    We built this city on vol-ca-noes

    Since Mar 2016 • 10 posts Report

  • Hard News: Three Dreams,

    I have the same recurring flying dream, Russell. It feels like a mix of gliding and swimming. Being able to jump off things and glide or being able to kind of swim upwards in the air. Quite pleasant, they're always fun dreams to have.
    The other recurring dream is being on-stage with a band and being totally unprepared. Anxiety dream I guess.

    Since Mar 2016 • 10 posts Report

  • Polity: Flaccid balloon, mite-ridden bees, in reply to papango,

    Part of the domain?
    Do you mean part of Mt Eden/Maungawhau?

    Since Mar 2016 • 10 posts Report

  • Hard News: About the King's Arms (updated),

    Building on the parking lot, whilst a good use of space would be pretty terrible for the KA. It gets pretty loud in there sometimes and I can't imagine apartment dwellers that close to sound source wouldn't complain about it.

    I'm all for density and brownfield development but I can't see how developing the car park wouldn't lead directly to the KA being developed too.

    I guess at the end it's Maureen and her partner's decision what to do with the property, though I will miss the place if it goes. Too many amazing nights there.

    Since Mar 2016 • 10 posts Report

  • Hard News: About the King's Arms (updated), in reply to LeighKennaway,

    Are you thinking of Temple Bar? Lasted until early 2000s.

    Since Mar 2016 • 10 posts Report

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Making the…, in reply to Brent Jackson,

    punk, dance music and hip hop – all appeared at once in an evolutionary flurry. But did anyone experience all of those, or was each largely inaccessible to the other?

    Blondie ?

    The Clash?

    Never been a scene person (probably too introverted) but if I were picking one, I'd go with 1950's NY jazz scene around the 5 Spot in lower east side. Miles, Monk, Mingus, Coltrane + mobsters.

    Since Mar 2016 • 10 posts Report