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Hard News: Bowie for the BDO?

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  • Stuff n Things,

    Is it just me or did they forget to overlay the green screen for the Absinthe bit :-)

    Re food in Wellington - Roxy up Cuba St (where the old Purple Onion was) does an awwwesome brunch. The coffee is also most respectable.

    No longer a fan of Fidels. I've heard way to much bad stuff about the way they treat their staff, and got sick of walking all that way to not be able to get a seat.

    Wellywood • Since Apr 2007 • 50 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    Letterman used to have Conan's late night slot - it was a "we don't care we're in bed" for the tVT execs so pretty much any thing went (one night they recorded the entire show from one camera - that performed a 360 degree rotation during that hour) - they did 'off the wall' really well - now he has a more conventional time slot and a larger straighter audience and he's changed to match and is more like Leno because that's what people expect from that time slot (right after the late news)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2623 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    Food in Wellington? The best value in town (at least the last time I went there in Jan) has to be the vegetarian burgers at the Basin Noodle House. $2. For a tofu burger with real ingredients.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew C,

    Don't they call this "keeping on message" in politics?

    i get the continuous mentioning of it and the point of it, it was the vibe of his delivery, made us sound sort of a bit pathetic?

    Just saying a bit of polish and it could have been much better.

    Auckland • Since May 2008 • 169 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole,

    I'd rather Key had declined to be honest

    He's a politician. Declining to be honest goes with the territory.
    Oh, you meant... Right ;)

    Sorry, comma pedant needed to be exercised. Maybe that should be exorcised?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    songs about technology

    How about anything by:

    Die Krupps
    Einst├╝rzende Neubauten
    Throbbing Gristle
    Genesis P-Orridge
    Killing Joke
    Big Black

    They're all from the 'Industrial' genre, y'see.

    I'll get me coat.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Karen White,

    David Bowie at BDO? Yes please please please please please please!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

    I guess it would be nicer to be Minister for Tourism at a time when visitor numbers are going up rather than down.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington,

    Sad thing is, we're most likely going to be in Ak and able to go to the BDO in 2011 but I'd be really happy to see all the artists listed in Russ's post to (possibly) play this year.

    Apart from Muse of course.

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 949 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Apart from Muse of course.

    Yeah, nah. I don't get them at all.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington,

    Have we had this one before?

    High Contrast party with Kanye

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 949 posts Report Reply

  • Robert Harvey,

    songs about technology...

    Hot Club Sandwich's glorious 'Poddy Understands Me':

    and it's Kiwi!

    Westmere • Since Nov 2006 • 66 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    No-one's mentioned Fidel's yet?

    Fidel's is for students and visitors from Auckland.

    Ok, Friday YewChoobage funz. The Washington Post are doing dramatic readings of celebrity tweets.

    Episode 1 - P. Diddy, Lindsay Lohan and Brooke Hogan:

    Episode 2 - Tila Tequila, Courtney Love and Jessica Simpson:

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Phil Lyth,

    Dave Waugh, you rock. Thought I was all on my lonesome in suburbia. Now, an unscientific survey of online responsiveness: who posted the Letterman link when.

    11.34am: Of all the people to post first, Trevor Mallard on Red Alert

    11.50am approx: Stuff (their timestamp appears to be the story before the video went up)

    12:13pm: honourable mention to RB, a minute ahead of

    12.14pm: NZ Herald

    and a long lonely last, nearly two hours off the pace:

    1:14pm all round National cheerleader David Farrar

    As at 2.20pm, absolutely zilch at the places you thought would have been first: the National site, his own John Key site, and the official Beehive site.

    Wellington • Since Apr 2009 • 458 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I hear from reliable sources that his old show on NBC was very funny. And at least he's not Leno, who is a reliable Sucker of Funny from any room. Blah.

    If I was in the audience, I think I'd have to be physically restrained from strangling Paul Schaffer. The interplay they have where he keeps talking behind the host? Turns me green and makes me start ripping my shirt off.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Katie Brockie,

    A bunch of scientists record a song.....

    "Scientists for Better PCR" a Bsio-Rad Music Video for the all new 1000-Series Thermal Cyclers.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 19 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    11.34am: Of all the people to post first, Trevor Mallard on Red Alert

    11.50am approx: Stuff (their timestamp appears to be the story before the video went up)

    The video on Stuff was up earlier than 11.50. I got an email from a workmate at 11.31 linking to it, so it was up well before Trev's post.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Phil Lyth,

    I stand corrected. Video wasn't up when I looked at Stuff earlier, and their first three comments were at 11.56am - 11.58am, usually a good indicator. I must write 100 lines.

    Wellington • Since Apr 2009 • 458 posts Report Reply

  • Heather W.,

    On the tech song bit - The LHC rap:

    North Shore • Since Nov 2008 • 189 posts Report Reply

  • Daniel Wilton,

    I would recommend Duke Carvell's I have been for both lunch and dinner with my parents recently and the meals were spectacular.

    If it was a sunny Sunday I would recommend the Southern Cross

    Wellington • Since Jan 2009 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • Judi Lapsley Miller,

    My first reaction was to suggest Floriditas - apparently I'm not the only one who loves this restaurant!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 106 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Martha's Pantry, just off the top of Cuba Street in one of the original buildings of the area, is a great place to take someone who likes pretty, old china teacups, cake stands, memorial spoons and other quaint NZ memorabilia, Nice food too. Note the old well nearby.

    Wearable Arts is cold outside, hot inside and warn your mother that some of it might be a little loud. Topp Twins in great form, Event still highly original even after all these years. New fold section amazing. Outleashed men replace bizarre bras this year.

    (And I think that's my niece inside the jigsaw pieces.)

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3229 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn,

    Oooooohhhh me me me !

    Keeping on the German theme

    Pocket calculator


    trans europe express (marginal but I like it)

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    I'm quite partial to France Gall's Der Computer Nr. 3 (1968).

    (Bonus points for an excellent Beatles steal on the bridge.)

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • John Fouhy,

    Perhaps The Mutton Birds, with _The Heater_:

    Or _Still Alive_?

    And since the topic is Bowie, I have to suggest Space Oddity:

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 87 posts Report Reply

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