Weekend social 06/05/2011

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Weekend 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?

14 comments on “Weekend social 06/05/2011”

  1. Sarah’s Key is an excellent film . Well worth seeing. Rather sad but also leaves one with hope. Go see!
    Now for opera lovers next week one can see the Great Metropolitan’s production of Le Comte Ory. Not too be missed with a stellar caste .Verisimo singing at its best .

    • Jim Nald 1.1

      With respect, TPP, you meant to type ‘verismo’?
      Wouldn’t Rossini’s Le Comte Ory more appropriately be categorised as bel canto?

      • Correct Jim N. In fact after it sent I realised the mistakes.My wife and I will be seeing it this Wednesday in Hamilton ,we will go home to a Pizza and a glass of wine so for once bugger the world !!

  2. Jilly Bee 2

    I do miss the Tui billboard on the North Western Motorway going into the city. The last billboard I recall was a beaut – it poked the borax out of ‘Bishop’ Brian Tamaki – it said something like ‘If I give more money to Destiny, I’ll be a better Christian – yeah right’ or words to that effect.

  3. T 3

    Came across this video yesterday of the Dave Brubeck jazz standard Take Five, played Pakistani style. Just for some non-political Pakistani news.

    • ianmac 3.1

      Great T. Didn’t realise that a sitar string had so much sideways movement. And the guitar work! They are pretty dead-pan musicians. Now the version is stuck in my head. Da-da-da dum…

  4. Pascal's bookie 4

    This is pretty funny. (Warning, contains dog antic related humour.)

    • lprent 4.1

      Really reall funny… Doesn’t the dog have a nose?

      • Just too damn excited I think. Throw it already, it’ll be great, throooooowwwww iiiiiiitttttt!!!!!

        • joe90

          Doesn’t the dog have a nose?

          Default to eye mode,..person cannot resist……my steely gaze will make person play…..

    • ianmac 4.2

      There was a time when I would check the barometer, and the thermometer, and the cloud formation, wind direction, my bones, sniff the air and turn to my wife and say, “Today it will be fine and sunny with a westerly breeze but clouding over by evening, so dear you can put the washing out.”

      Nowdays she says, “Dumb bugger. The forecast said a cold front moving up at 2:32pm rain , and temperature 23degrees dropping to 11.5 with the front passing, clearing at midnight..

      So now what can I do to look wise in her eyes? Huh?

    • Armchair Critic 4.3

      and the statue is Alan Turing, famous for his work on artificial intelligence. 🙂

  5. joe90 5

    Carl Perkins, Cash and Clapton: Matchbox.

    Jan. 6, 1971 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, a taping of the Johnny Cash TV Show.

  6. I am always amazed at the musical talent we enjoy in NZ. All tastes and types. This Sunday at St. Peters Cathedral Hamilton I was entertained by The Hamilton Brass Quintet a truly wonderfull classical brass group. A new group that I am sure will soon be a household name for classical music lovers. Their playing is perfect and enjoyable , and they had the audience enchanted even the very young. I urge all Hamiltonians to watch out for the HBQ and not miss their next concert.

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