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Hard News: Party Time, Excellent

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  • Steve Barnes,

    Sorry Steven but

    Logan built in 1896
    60 ft OA
    80hp Ford diesel
    Gaff rigged yawl
    GPS,VHF, SSB & CB radio
    All MSA safety gear
    Full galley
    TV and CD stereo

    From the site I linked to earlier.

    But I can see why there is some confusion.
    :-)

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    I have a good mate who Drives one of these occasionally
    It's called The Spirit of New Zealand.
    All these boat rigs can send you Barque-ing Mad.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    BTW Steven, your website looks way like anarchistic post-modernism.
    Your own work?.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    I must get a new phone

    I blame the london fog.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    I very nearly microwaved mine today. By accident, I mean.
    Okay, carry on.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    What food item did it resemble?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Ended up on the same plate as some bread that needed defrosting, on account of the general chaos around here.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    *sigh* PAS - is there anything like it!

    I would dearly love to get to a meet-up but it is unlikely (except Dunedinistas...)

    Meantime I keep my pictures, fantasies or real ones, of all you fullas I esteem-

    Sofie, should be there tomorrow: if not, I've sent the track number to your Woosh account-cheers all, kia ora tatou-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Why travel? If you hosted a meetup at your place, Islander, I'm sure there would be some takers..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Sacha - you're a genius!

    OK - a general send-out: at a convenient time this coming year, I invite PAS members to Big O. There are beds available (one motel/3 crib/bach let-outs/4 fully-equipped cottages) and we can - weather permitting - garentee an umukai/hangi. We (Big O people) specialise in single malts and really good SI wines...and such excellent kaimoana! Fireworks & bonfires are our delight (molotov cocktails an additional extra.)The lagoon is magic...and we have hosted up to 450 people (mind you, that was for 1990 celebrations.) Lots to do for kids and active adults-

    Expressions of interest welcomed.

    O, as an additional hook - there is a 10ft screen, projector unit, and the director's cut of LoR which could be ongoing in Donovan's Store-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Fantastic.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Superb !

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    *hovers above calendar with pencil and hopeful look*

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Wouldn't that be fantastic? I read a piece in a North and South, recently, about the Big O. It looks stunning, Islander. There would be nothing, I would imagine, that most of us would enjoy more than to travel there and meet new friends.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Sofie, should be there tomorrow: if not, I've sent the track number to your Woosh account-cheers all, kia ora tatou-

    Thanks Islander, finally checked that mail t'other day, got details. Can't wait, will be in touch.Will take camera to this week festivities and forward pics to you at week end. catch up soon. :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    steven crawford - you can goldpan in Zalas Creek (it's on the road leading in to Big O, but the gold-getting in the village is all blacksanding (if-when- you get here, check out the ring I always wear on my left middle finger - it comes from the north beach...))

    Giovanni, Sacha, Stephen. Jackie -and all others entertained by the thought- it'll happen-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    First the Pixies are playing the day after my due date, then Islander invites us all to the Big O. Fate, you're doing this on purpose, aren't you? (Or is that a tautology?)

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

  • BenWilson,

    Or is that a tautology?

    I'm sooo tempted to answer that question at epic length. But you'll still miss the Pixies. Consolation prize, a pixie of your very own. Fate may control your destiny, but (s)he'll never know what that feels like. Good luck.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    I'm sooo tempted to answer that question at epic length.

    Feel free! Just don't expect me to understand anything you say. I am a deeply shallow thinker.

    But you'll still miss the Pixies.

    Don't *say* shit like that, man! I am living in a crazy dreamworld where the kidlet is precisely two days late and I am able to utilise my already-purchased ticket for the nana seats. Do you know how long I have been waiting to see this band? Twenty years. TWENTY. YEARS.

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

  • giovanni tiso,

    The majority of babies, especially first babies, are born after the due date, as a result of a complex evolutionary mechanism designed to enable their mothers to attend Pixie concerts.

    (Of course in ancient times these used to be actual pixies.)

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Our firstborn attended the following shows in the womb (although not nearly as far along as yours will be):

    - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
    - Sonic Youth
    - Shabba Ranks + Shinehead

    All at the Brixton Academy. The first two were brilliant -- two bands at the top of their game.

    And the last was completely friggin' mental. A mini-riot broke down the front doors of the theatre while the police looked on (wisely, btw), the place was a couple of thousand over capacity, and we emerged to discover that someone had been shot in the foyer after we'd gone in.

    But our group (with two pregnant women) pushed through and found seats upstairs, and the show was chaotically exciting. David Rodigan came on stage to talk to the crowd and declared "I'm not here to criticise you! I'm here to praise you!"

    Most mental gig evar.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Our firstborn attended the following shows in the womb

    Not quite the same but Travis, our firstborn, did rummage around mightily indoors when he was taken to a screening of Aliens. I don't think it scarred him as he turned out to be a philosopher.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Most mental gig evar.

    Danielle actually giving birth at the Pixies could trump that.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    A mini-riot broke down the front doors of the theatre while the police looked on (wisely, btw), the place was a couple of thousand over capacity, and we emerged to discover that someone had been shot in the foyer after we'd gone in.

    The mildly douchey shoving drunken dudes at the Bressa Creeting Cake show on Friday seem pathetic in comparison! (I moved well out of their paths anyway.)

    Danielle actually giving birth at the Pixies could trump that.

    Black Francis has had so many kids he could probably deliver little homey himself.

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

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Do you know how long I have been waiting to see this band? Twenty years. TWENTY. YEARS.

    Same, except I think it's 19 years for me. If they were anywhere else I'd have my ticket. The price of flights to Auckland has currently defeated my credit card however.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

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