Posts by Blair
Hard News: Friday Music: Remembering Roi,
What a genuinely lovely man. I spent most lunchtimes in 1980 and 1981 traipsing up and down the hill from Otago Boys' High School to find rare and not-so-rare musical treasures at Record Records. Roi was always happy to share his wisdom with the scruffy school kids who flocked to his shop. His writing and advice; and the guidance of Rip It Up's George Kay who taught history at OBHS (and ran the famed record club) made for a wonderful musical education for many kids - and adults - in the deep south.
Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe,
I suspect it's probably easy to over-analyse this situation, but the article for me is on the money. Unfortunately for him, David Cunliffe is simply not likeable nor liked by his target market in anywhere near the volume required to ever win an election. I say this as someone with no political affiliation, or axe to grind one way or the other.
Add to that the fact that he's also highly unpopular with the very team he's supposed to be leading, and has been openly disloyal to his leader in the past. This is not a recipe for success.