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The Great Kiwi Holiday
My new Mac
Big Day Out 2007
The Year that Was - Pie Awards time
Snippets - stadium, jesus the carpenter
The Trouble with Harry
Don Brash - Toast
Flying Nun Top 5
Havok and The B
Road Rage & Pakistanis
The Strokes Gig
Vietnam II - The Art of Travel
Vietnam I: The Wedding
The Japanese and Whaling
The Poo Poo Boy
This Little Piggie
Keith Richards Stories
The Pop Song
A Grey Lynn Story
The swimming Hole
The TV debate
The Big Day Out
A nice man Cometh / it's Alive!!
Naming the baby
Beach, Book, Boerhurst
Six feet under, the haka
wayne mapp, pubs, george best
The House Finished
The Maxim institute
The Green Party
The Barmy Army/ Sport without Guilt
Pie Theory |
4th August 2007
I also noticed that day surfing, as I do, throughout the radio spectrum, how many Radio B people are on the airways (Marcus, Wallace, Mikey etc) ..BFM really is the best training ground for future media stars. (WHY hasn't Close Up signed up Noelle Mc Carthy to do the youth stuff so Mark Sainbury doesn't have to try to be young?)
the nineties I was at university and friend had a “Bimboesque”girl,
who he hankered pointlessly after, who was forever complaining about “breaking
into the media.”
You know, imagine their horror – looking at “The films of Jean Luc Godard and the use of Brechtian Dranatic Theory OR discussing Roland Barthes effect on film critical theory when they just thought we would be talking about the cheeseburger scene in “Pulp Fiction.”
this girl once asked during a tutorial with one of the better lecturers;
time for the APRA awards and members are asked to vote for the song
of the year.
Small minded Bigotry,Hypocracy, Rascism, Sexism, Xenophobia, Poor Grammar - It's all here.
Also: Media, Politics, Football, Fishing, Quiz Nights and Gluttony.
Name: jimi kumara
more about me
7th July 2007
I have another revealation though. The police in that past weren't always
Einstein material either.
Once, many years previous, I had to wait for a girlfriend at night,
in my car, outside her place of work in Newmarket.
“So. How long has she been a Computer Programmer then?”
At that point my girlfriend arrived and they seemed surprised by her
years ago (again) I was with friends at Spirits Bay up north. At some
point walking around the rocks we came across an octopus in a rock
pool. We decided to play with it.
and I am reminded of an article that I read in a newpaper in New Plymouth
when I was on tour in a band ages ago..
In the particular case that day, some idiot had robbed a bank and then
caught a taxi with the proceedings back to his house afterwards..
Racers | 19th June 2007
words, but you can be left in no doubt what his intentions are
most of the time, and maybe he simply doesn’t NEED any more
words, if he can get by with just 12.
it to be lost forever I was in a state partial proud word mourning
but ..it’s safely back! So I’m fairly happy ..
Just repeat the above scene forever and thats what parenthood
Boy Racers | 20th April 2007
.................I was a Teenage Idiot .... ...............
................Austin A.50 All the speed of a new potato.
Hey readers (if there's anyone left) I have been so absurdly busy lately (day job / come home / night job ...repeat ) just no time to blog... I thought about giving it away but I may continue and just do it as often as I can manage. If it gets untenable I will review it and maybe stop then. In the meantime I may blog once a month or once a week.. I hope that works..
guys | 20th April 2007
...............................Roy says "Hi"
It may be simple cruelty, but I do know I have (to some extent at least) what Dame Edna has called “the precious ability to laugh at the misfortune of others”..
This week’s 'mean treats' were delivered by sportsmen on the radio...
and let's face it... who hasn't laughed when those who are physically gifted and talented on the sports field, stuff it up when trying to wax lyrical using our wonderful language..
“I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel.” (footballer Stuart Pearce)
Which is one of my favourites, simply because I have used it in real life and no one has even noticed anything wrong.
Another good one from Welshman Ian Rush
“I couldn't settle in Italy... it was like living in another country”
Bl**dy great but imagine how annoying it would be if these guys were amazing at soccer AND had a command of English like Shakespeare...
Unfortunately he kept it brief … and stayed out of trouble.
almost at the same time, on another radio station Rugby League was
delivering the goods, cruel humour wise, when new captain of the Kiwis
Roy Asotasi, discussing his leadership style, said he was;
Have you seen this man?
Mr Brett Lane, a friend back from the past, contacted me recently with a cell phone call but I haven't heard from him since.. If anyone has a number please email..
googled his name and remarkably discovered he was once in the 1982
Green Bay High School athletics team..but very little else.. which
kinda demonstrates what the internet can usually offer...
is now 15 months old and in very good form. He was given a couple of
those plastic bikes for Christmas and is now old enough to be interested
in them. I have tried to capture what he does on them on camera
because it is hilarious...
We have been trying to find a suitable daycare to send Harry to and
I must say it has been hard work. They are either full, too expensive
or like sending your kid to the Ukraine for the day.
Which is not to say that we wouldn't want to send Harry there if we could afford it. We love that stare.
trouble is, the b*stards seduce you when you go for a visit by saying
is a very well presented old villa, fresh and clean. They tell us that
the food is, of course, always organic…
Program? Italian?! Maths Exercise?!!
But the visit was very convincing. Of course we want the very best for
our child. Damn the expense.
Eventually we find a place in the middle of those two extremes. Not
too much queing for cabbage and a loving approach, that regards Harry
as a kid - more than something to fast track towards future glory on
the maths field.
must say I find it a bit rich for Bill Ralston to criticise the staff
cuts at TVNZ's news department. As the guy in charge who steered the
bl**dy news from number one position, through mismanagement and a succession
of debacles to where it is now (crap), I would think it is his fault
more than anyone else’s.
The thing is that, bless him, when John Campbell talks abou
Clean | 6th April 20077..
it would be sooooo... simple, grab some cameras, point them at some
music legends. How hard could it be.
thanks to all those who helped with The Clean thing;
| 26th feb 20077..
I looked at them on their boat, and they looked at us on our one, and we both thought;
cuz has landed on his feet..."
the first place we stop, a woman in an adjacent table just GLARED with
great malice at Harry.. as if to say; 'what the hell is HE doing here'.
the question of how sophisticated the place was or wasn't was settled
by the waitress who tried to charge me for a red wine and when I said
I didn't order one she said;
MAc | 32rd january 2007..
was faced with the option of buying one on trade me or, heaven forbid,
buying a new one..
Because I have experienced the lack of smarts an appliance store clerk can display before, on the phone I asked for;
'Someone who knows about Apple Mac computers..'
'Your speaking to him.'
'Do you sell G5's, the mac pro one?'
"No. We sell an Intel Computer. It's as fast as a PC.'
Now I knew I was speaking to an idiot. Then he told me that the 'Superdrive', which is a CD/DVD burner-player, was something that would;
me connect to the internet so that I wouldn't need a modem..'
most exciting computer purchase I have ever made was my first Apple
lets face it, many Mac owners have a lofty air of condescention about
them, especially regarding the great unwashed and their PC's.
old National Radio have got something new too....
other morning a guy was on National Radio's Nine-to-Noon, who was 'asexual',
as in had no interest in sex.