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Hard News: Holiday Open Thread 2: Chewing over the News

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  • Sacha,

    But a little black secret technology also led in this direction:

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    And then take it right back home:

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Or bringing it *home*, one of my fave local driving soundtracks (may not make as much sense on underpowered computer speakers):

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Taking it back to whence we all came.

    And this, without video, but one of my all time favs.

    That's me done. Probably. ;-)

    ETA: Changed the link to Fall from Grace to 2008 Remastered version, I would say, from the jump in sound quality. Can you still get this? I want one.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    If we are going that way....

    I loved this at the time and love it more now: perfect pop from Nige, Dave and Trevor

    may not make as much sense on underpowered computer speakers

    It does....

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to recordari,

    Can you still get this? I want one.

    It was on the magnificent 2 x 12" (vinyl only). Only 400 pressed and long gone I think.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    Only 400 pressed and long gone I think.

    I suspect so. Sure stands the test of time. IMhO.

    Oh go on then...

    This took me here. Heaven knows why.

    Embedding disabled. Should play JAMC Happy When It Rains.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Or the "support" act who blew them off the stage:

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Journalists wanted to turn campaigns into larger narratives, and there was no easier narrative than covering politics as though it were a sport.

    Hunter S. Thompson - this is another fine mess you got us into... and that's without even mentioning the guns of Aspen...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Hunter S. Thompson -

    What, so we're done with our musical interleukin?

    Just as well, it was bordering on self-indulgent. Just 'bordering' mind...

    ETA: Gonzo Journalism. He did it his way.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Dunn,

    NZDF dismantles 'Kindom Come' set

    The Herald headlines a new take on the Lord's Prayer. All to do with the rellies.

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • sally jones, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    Extraordinary dance, especially in fast motion. I want to go to there - and get shoes like that.

    Auckland • Since Sep 2010 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • sally jones, in reply to Russell Brown,

    “For all the stuff they accuse her [Palin] of, that gun poster has not done a tenth of the damage to the political discourse as what we’re hearing right now.”

    I think a bullet in the head ought to fix him
    (bad joke).

    Auckland • Since Sep 2010 • 179 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    The brand new Miss America has gets all cogent on y'all about Wikileaks.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • James Francis, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    What happened to World Peace?

    St John's, Newfoundland • Since Nov 2006 • 121 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

    Oh, peace! </peoples_front_of_judea>

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2935 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart, in reply to James Francis,

    What happened to World Peace?

    War is peace.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2105 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Lucy Stewart,

    War is peace.

    And the way things are going, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5443 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength.

    We are all too often a slave to freedom and ignorant of our strength.

    Metaphorically speaking.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Good vibrations and costimulations...

    What, so we're done with our musical interleukin?

    No, it's great that these proteinager signalling molecules are vibrating and costimulating benignly and good to cytokines (er - sight those music movies) especially as my immunity to the '80s is now at its strongest ;- )

    Plus it gives hope that our own cells will retain these memories as we can't guarantee the great Entertainment Corporations will be able to!
    Personally I don't think tape and vinyl are forever either - both are susceptible to heat, and tapes can be erased by powerful electromagnetic fields...

    So remember - we are the songs that shape us!


    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    What, so we're done with our musical interleukin?

    Glad someone picked that up. My obtuseness often falls on deft ears ;-) He says, humbly.

    Speaking of cytokines, it's blood simple.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to recordari,

    We are all too often a slave to freedom and ignorant of our strength.

    Oh, and thank you Ian for the Marie and the Atom. Has been a while.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Plus it gives hope that our own cells will retain these memories as we can't guarantee the great Entertainment Corporations will be able to!
    Personally I don't think tape and vinyl are forever either - both are susceptible to heat, and tapes can be erased by powerful electromagnetic fields...

    I am reminded of the BBC Domesday Project, where the Domesday census books were digitalised - on Acorn BBC Micros. It turned out the machines didn't age very well, and there weren't many of them left to access the data. The solution? Emulation and reverse engineering.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5443 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Sacha,

    Oh, and thank you Ian for the Marie and the Atom. Has been a while.

    Ditto. And this. Not saying anything, just that it's probably about time for some cake.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    blunt knows...

    ...it's blood simple

    aaah! as they say on PhageBook
    Nothing is more certain
    than Death and Texas...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

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