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Weekend social 03/04/2015

Written By: - Date published: 3:59 pm, April 3rd, 2015 - 15 comments
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Christmas truce 1914Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever.

No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

15 comments on “Weekend social 03/04/2015 ”

  1. r0b 1

    Happy Easter Holidays!

    I have a friend:

    King Leo is a veteran Blues musician who combines the classic sounds of Chicago, Texas and New Orleans with personal songwriting to bring high-intensity Blues to stages across New Zealand. His experience playing in the U.S. with a variety of Blues bands and such masters in the genre as Bo Diddley and Pinetop Perkins has enabled King Leo to craft an authentic, original and diverse Blues sound, great for listening and dancing.

    Leo & band are running a Kickstarter to produce their latest album. Anyone feels like helping out a really excellent band

  2. Philip Ferguson 2

    I’m spending a lot of it chilling out with Seth Lakeman.

    I’m spending part of Easter listening to all his albums and watching his magnificent ‘Live at the Minack’ DVD.

    https://rdln.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/seth-lakemans-workers-lives-review-of-tales-from-the-barrelhouse-and-word-of-mouth/

    Phil

  3. Joanne 3

    Stunning place the Minack Theatre! We saw a performance of du Mauriers ‘Jamaica Inn’ there with the backdrop of a dramatic lightning storm out at sea.

    Wish there was something like that in NZ.

  4. Joanne 4

    Stunning place the Minack Theatre! We saw a performance of du Mauriers ‘Jamaica Inn’ there with the backdrop of a dramatic lightning storm out at sea.

    Wish there was something like that in NZ.

  5. Philip Ferguson 5

    Yes, it is stunning. Bits of Seth’s live gig there are on youtube. It really fits his music and it’s interesting watching the way the background changes from day to night – it was a long gig.

    He said somewhere that you’ll notice the music speeds up towards the end and it’s because it was such a nice day he just wore jeans and t-shirt but it got colder as night came on so he started playing faster to keep warm.

    Here’s the opening number, The Storm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwLK0rJ3keA

    And here’s one when it is dark, Blood Upon Copper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WauBCZjOANc

    And here’s one from inbetween light and darkness, How Much: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhdWsHEuSw0

    Yes, it’s a great pity there’s nothing like the Minack here. I think Tunnel Beach in Dunedin would make a great site for something like the Minack; I’ve even thought of writing to the Council to suggest it.

  6. Philip Ferguson 6

    A witty, intelligent piece by veteran comedian Alexei Sayle in the Guardian on why the new Top Gear presenter should be a Marxist, namely him:
    http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/03/alexei-sayle-its-time-for-a-marxist-top-gear-jeremy-clarkson?CMP=twt_gu

    • weka 6.1

      very good. Funny. I like his writing style too.

      • Philip Ferguson 6.1.1

        I think it’s interesting that Clarkson is such a bitter old grudge-bearer as well.

        Clarkson likes to be all anti-PC, but actually he’s got his own right-wing PC thing going on.

        (Personally I don’t have much time for any versions of PC, but Clarkson is such a hypocrite.)

        I loved how Sayle’s article is actually quite didactic and then he concludes by saying he’s not one of the didactic Marxists, he’s one of the fun ones. That made me laugh out loud.

        Yep, really good writing style he has.

        Clever bloke and very witty, I still fondly recall him from his guest spots in The Young Ones, one of the greatest of all comedy shows. (My favourite character on that was the punk nihilist played by Ade Edmondson.)

  7. joe90 7

    I’m liking Australian singer songwriter Courtney Barnett. And she’s a lefty playing a Fender.

    [audio src="http://media.kexp.org/podcasts/songoftheday/media/2015-02-05_2351_courtney_barnett_-_pedestrian_at_best.mp3" /]

    Full concert.

  8. felix 8

    It’s taken me a while to admit this, but I agreed with something Sean Plunkett said the other day 😀

    On the matter of the Americas Cup, he said why don’t we just forget the whole thing, be innovative little hobbits, and start a new race series of our own with clear rules and definitions to keep the lawyers out of it as much as possible, and invite the world to come and play.

    I don’t know much about yachting but it seems like something worth thinking about.

    Any thoughts from more informed Standardistas?

    p.s. I put this in Social as I figured this was mostly sports related, but if mods think it’s more of an Open Mike thing…

    • weka 8.1

      tricky. Good idea vs it came from Plunkett. Would the govt have to front up with some $?

      disclosure, I’m not an informed Standardista.

  9. kiwigunner 9

    Arsenal beating Liverpool almost means Champions League footy next season for the Gunners and a sorry year for the team from Scouseland. That is on TV1 is great (streaming is not really working for me). I reckon it will be 2-0

  10. lprent 10

    While coding today I have been watching some Youtube on autoplay….

    Love a series called “Guitar Moves” – watching St Vincent at present..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE7R4nKBK8Y&list=RDNE7R4nKBK8Y#t=9

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