Posts by oga

  • Hard News: On benefit fraud,

    Groaned when I saw the video on Stuff. Interpreter is completely obscured by the podium. What's the point of having an interpreter when nobody except those actually in the room can see them speaking?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Being Inconvenient,

    If they say that about vexatious parents, I wonder what they say about us vexatious disabled people? Vexatious cripples?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: How disabled people are…,

    I particularly enjoyed the distinction between Deaf and disabled people (as in Deaf are not disabled). Thank you, Robyn. 9 years on the Deaf Aotearoa executive was eyeopening as to how many in the disability sector disregard the UNCRPD "nothing about us without us" with impunity.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Sign of the times, in reply to Vivid,

    I've frequently danced within the 2m radius of a 18k wall of sound where no others would go because it would give them the same kind of hearing loss as me. Got a bit of tinnitus after that, but I already had tinnitus since I was about two years old. I have literally sat on these walls of sound too. Here is my Tumblr avatar sitting on the speakers in a club somewhere in Auckland.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Sign of the times,

    Oh, and I can't forget Emma Agnew's tribute.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Sign of the times,

    Another thing to consider is that this narrative where hearing people see an interpreter enthusiastically communicating a performance for the deaf people in the audience and the video goes viral takes away from actual deaf sign language performers, of which there are many, including Signmark, who has visited (and performed) in NZ. There are also people like Hi-een doing amazing performances with sign that may not be musical (is there even music playing in his videos, I don't know), but watching him is music to my eyes. Watching sign is visually musical in truly talented deaf performers like Deafies in Drag and Shaheem. For more Shaheem, try this and this. Oh, and I am Deaf and have been going to this n that since the early rave days in Christchurch in the early 1990s. Greg Churchill is the first DJ I ever heard (felt), at the Worc near the square.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Sign of the times, in reply to Vivid,

    I don't have a huge ASL vocabulary, but there is definitely a sign for "hoe" (sign "prostitute/whore" and mouth "hoe") in ASL. Not sure about "homies" if I had to think of a way to say that I probably would sign "brother" and mouth "homies". There is an argument that the Snoop Dogg interpreter (not learning her name, because her job is to interpret and not become the focal subject) was being interpretative, but when I can't even tell what song is being performed, she has failed at her job. Mind you, I have never ever heard one single Snoop Dogg song in my life so what would I know? (I have probably heard the beats to several Snoop Dogg songs, but that's not the song itself, which is why I need the interpreter.)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Sign of the times,

    Good friends of mine from the US tell me that the Snoop Dogg interpreter is not intelligible and is not using any kind of ASL that they recognize. The second interpreter that you feature, Gallego, is legit though. I read this great article about her recently.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Giving It the Bish, in reply to Shaun Scott,

    Before you consider donating to Rainbow Youth under Tamaki's name and email address, please note that they will get a partial refund on your donation under the tax-exemption laws.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber Driver…,

    It didn't take very long to escalate to serious assault. On a 55-year-old Uber driver, no less. It's kinda scary, this mix of ignoring local laws and legal taxi drivers willing to use violence, with the spectre of the cartels hovering in the background.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

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