Posts by Heather Gaye
Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,
"The new normal"
Perhaps a little under the radar, but just recently I realised how often I've heard this term this year. Lying as a political strategy, white supremacy, catastrophic climate events (most recently the Aust fires), nationwide protests &c. All the new normal.
Hard News: Memories of the news,
I was vaguely aware of Muldoon's Think Big projects; specifically Marsden Point.
Hard News: Orcon IRL: Mummy and daddy,…,
Hey, messaged you on FB, my online CV is out of date now, & a bit misleading. :)
Hard News: Taking the stage in Mount Albert,
I’m SO HAPPY that National’s not running, because it gives us an opportunity for a tighter race between Labour and the Greens – with two eminently competent candidates, no less.
I’m a big Jacinda fan, but Labour’s performed so poorly for the last six years – maybe a nasty scare in Mt Albert would light a much-needed firecracker under their campaign.
Stoked to be able to vote for Julie Anne this time around.
Hard News: Music: In music's own spaces, in reply to
Is that why the site closed down?
No, nothing like that, it just ran its course. None of the admins knew anything about Tidball.
Tangential: a friend just broke up with a guy she liked after a few pleasant dates. They were having a political discussion online that got slightly heated, and she suggested they hold off until they could talk about it in RL. He responded that all feminists should fuck off and die in a fire, including her.
I’m starting to feel like we’ve hit some kind of acrimonious critical mass, like there’s a deep festering wound in society, both off- and online right now.
I feel like Laneway’s crowd has moved away from hipster & toward.. something else. I haven’t had any negative experiences, but when it was still in Aotea Square, I enjoyed people-watching – lots of skinny jeans and vintage/rockabilly types to admire, & it was all quite dignified.
But now I feel like the pub/club natives have just taken over now, along with their drinking culture. Didn’t go last year, but it was apparent in 2014.
Saw someone mention a prevalence of bassy dance music, and I noticed that element on the day. I wonder if that’s part of it (that is, I've been trying to work out what would cause the shift)
Might just be me showing my age. But I really miss the hipsters. I liked the hipsters.
Here's a little article that says overt celebration on the field helps a team perform better: http://blog.80percentmental.com/2010/11/soccer-goal-celebrations-are-contagious.html#.Vi1H02QrJL8
Up Front: Reviewing the Election,
What would happen if we dropped the voting age to, say, 14?
Hard News: Villainy and engagement,
HAHAHAHAHA, I actually like some of Willy Moon's stuff, but his entire career is appropriation. This whole thing is so embarrassing. What a wanker.