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[ Written by: | 7 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

2018 was fucking dark man. Don’t know if it’s me getting older, the prevailing authoritarian fascist leanings of international politics, or the increasing rate of ecological collapse, but I found it hard to keep a spring in my step this year.
Spending time with my friends and family was good, drinking helps obviously, and of course music, which goes well with these. I couldn’t get hold of nearly as much music as I wanted this year, but I think I’ve increasingly nailed the process of finding …

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[ Written by: | 20 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

I won’t bore Mick with a song this week… as I’ve been pretty much listening to The Sleaford Mods non stop… it is election time and they’re my modern go to for anger, energy and some rough and ready drum programming, so rather than a tweet tweet tweet, BHS rant here’s some telly action.

One of my favourite authors is Phillp K Dick – a man whose many stories have been so badly served by the movie and TV industries… and this week I stumbled upon a new show based on …

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[ Written by: | 7 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]

When ya routine get interuptted things turn to custard… says I the routine guy. And mine has been somewhat beaten around the head of late due to a few busy (for me) workweeks involving weekends… and as I slowly descend into my NGO end of year period where boredom is my norm I intend to get back on top of my posting here and my collecting of pictures of floors, grass and cats.
So musically what have ya missed that I’ve been hammering – not much I fear… for new season …

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[ Written by: | 14 Jul 2016 | One Comment | ]

A road crew helps with a rock band’s major multi-city tour.
Seems like a decent enough synapsis for a TV series about the music business… so I took a look inside.
Roadies gives an insider’s look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of “roadies” who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way. The music-infused ensemble comedy series chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes and puts the spotlight on the backstage workers who put the …

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[ Written by: | 24 Jan 2016 | 5 Comments | ]

So last year due to the combination of encroaching age, being busy with study and work, and general laziness, chilling out on the couch watching some tv became a prime source of entertainment for me. Luckily this coincided with ‘peak tv’ – the result of streaming services, cable and your traditional US channels all fighting it out for new content. The downside is there is a ridiculous amount of shows, an impossible amount to take in. The second season of True Detective was eminently skippable so that …

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[ Written by: | 31 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

The boys and I have been recently indulging our competitive sides with some spectator sport – now we could like good kiwis watch the rugger… though thats not about to happen as both of them want the All Blacks to lose and as such the Rugby World Cup has been fill of disappointments for them thus far. For the rugger mad… neither of them nor any of their friends give a fuck for the game nor World Cup. Now football or CS:Go on the other hand…
So in our not giving them a …

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[ Written by: | 20 Aug 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

The story of Student radio in NZ. Radio 1, RDU, Radio U, UFM, Radio Active, Radio Massey, Contact, Radio Bosom, Campus Radio, 95bFM was captured in a really engaging manner by Paul Casserly and his well versed in the topic team. It screen this week on Prime and is as shown below on youtube, for now.
I spent a huge chunk of my young man years doing shows on Student Radio in Hamilton, initially on Radio Contact 1440 IXC and then Contact 89FM and after finishing my degree the station provided me …

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[ Written by: | 15 Aug 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

“Elliot Alderson, a young cyber-security engineer living in New York who assumes the role of a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot meets a mysterious anarchist known as “Mr. Robot” who recruits Elliot to join his team of hackers, “fsociety”. Elliot, who has a social anxiety disorder and connects to people by hacking them, is intrigued but uncertain if he wants to be part of the group. The show follows Mr. Robot’s attempts to engage Elliot in his mission to destroy the corporation Elliot is paid to protect. Compelled by his …

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[ Written by: | 19 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

I don’t know if its aging or just changing times but currently I spend more time talking with music buddies about TV than about music. Perhaps its a reflection on our changing culture, or mine at least – music of the sort I like (ie not mainstream pop nor popular at all really) doesn’t seem to require the level of conversation and obsession it once did, I can find what I want or might like and that’s about it. I still seek music and share music with friends but its telly …