Showing posts from June, 2009

Form a group


Who are they?

Lucky the visiting cat

I think Lucky is a spy... in cahoots with the mouse

inter species WAR

its on


Does 'he' really?


Take Me Back Box & Cause Célèbre 20th Reunion

Auckland's most famous and influential nightclub, Box & Cause Célèbre, is reuniting for one night only! The Queen City's original nightclub pioneers are getting back together for a Special 20th Anniversary Party. The promoters, the players, the DJs and the doormen will all be there. The line-up reads like a Who's Who of Auckland Nightclubbing...

Nathan Haines Quartet featuring Joel Haines
Bluespeak featuring Greg Johnson
The Lawrence Quintet featuring Peter Urlich
Rob Salmon
Greg Churchill
Roger Perry
Bevan Keys
Manuel Bundy
Timmy Schumacher
Sam Hill and Sample Gee
Anthony Gold
James Chesterman
Gerhardt Pierard

For eight years, from 1989-1997, the Box & Cause Célèbre was the epicentre of the New Zealand nightclub scene. Twenty years later, its status is justifiably legendary, with a dedicated Facebook group and the number of folks who claim to have been there all those years back growing year by year.

The Box was a cultural hotbed for Auckland's evolution as an internati…

Rest In Peace Michael Jackson

Pop giant Michael Jackson, who took to the stage as a child star and set the world dancing to exuberant rhythms for decades has died.

"Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told The Times," the LA Times newspaper reported on its website.



How we see the world


Clouds are grey

Andy Hughes, electronic music producer/DJ who was born 11th November 1965 and, and who lived and grew up in Harrow, Middlesex, tragically passed away on Friday 12th June 2009 after a short illness.

Andy was a genius who gave so much inspiration and passion to all with his incredible work. He was loved by many aficionados of the trance/ambient genre, but will be especially remembered for his work with Alex Paterson and The Orb, most notably the album Orblivion and single Toxygene, which reached number 4 in the UK charts in 1997. Together with his musical partners Alex Patterson and former members Kris Weston, Simon Phillips and Thomas Fehlmann together with Nick Burton of Westworld fame, Andy created electronic and ambient/techno/house/dub masterpieces. These took him across the globe where he played to masses of fans in countries including the USA, Japan and Canada as well as a sell out concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1998.

In 2000 he started producing music on his own and more re…

Iran Had a Democracy Before We Took It Away

By Chris Hedges

Iranians do not need or want us to teach them about liberty and representative government. They have long embodied this struggle. It is we who need to be taught. It was Washington that orchestrated the 1953 coup to topple Iran’s democratically elected government, the first in the Middle East, and install the compliant shah in power. It was Washington that forced Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, a man who cared as much for his country as he did for the rule of law and democracy, to spend the rest of his life under house arrest. We gave to the Iranian people the corrupt regime of the shah and his savage secret police and the primitive clerics that rose out of the swamp of the dictator’s Iran. Iranians know they once had a democracy until we took it away.

The fundamental problem in the Middle East is not a degenerate and corrupt Islam. The fundamental problem is a degenerate and corrupt Christendom. We have not brought freedom and democracy and enlightenment to the Muslim…

Can't argue with that, or can we?


Do We Really Care About Democracy? #IranElection

By Charting Stocks

After being victims of multiple false and propagandistic media campaigns one would think that we would be able to read between the lines when our mainstream media sources act in lockstep with one another in marketing the agenda du jour.

Have we already forgotten the “flowers and candy” which the gracious Iraqi people were going to greet us with? You know, as “Liberators.” The weapons of mass destruction? The fear campaign waged against us to surrender our national treasure to a few Wall Street firms? When the mainstream media moves together in uniform, repeating the same talking points, it’s time to get suspicious, not complacent.

As soon as Ahmadinejad was declared the victor in Iran’s election EACH of our mainstream media sources were ready to cry foul and dismiss the results as an “obvious” fraud (see links below). One might think that a functioning media would produce ONE inquisitive reporter that was brave enough to even entertain the idea that Ahmadinejad, th…

Morning can be the hardest time


Double Kate


New Stink Finger Guest Mix

Rare as hens teeth Stink Finger hosted mixes... cause them chaps are useless and have rubbish taste... so without further adieu I am proud to present to you:

McBean - Cosas Grandes

Cosas Grandes is lubricatedly brought to you by the insideout rolls at Samurai Sushi, pushing your dog in a pram up Oxford Street, bootygurn, the smell of petrol, eternally quivering okonomiyaki and takoyaki shaving garnish, 8am harvey wallbangers, haloumi cheese n’ fresh lime; and would not have been possible without the House and Techno music of jungles, bunkers, squats, favelas, Fubars, Womb, Lov.e, helicopter pads, Cobb Valleys, K Roads, Big Glass Boats and Hawkes Bay vineyards worldwide.

Get It Here

Are You Ready For War With Demonized Iran?

Americans and Europeans have been misreading Iran for 30 years. Even after the shah fell, the myth has survived that a mass movement of people exists demanding liberalization — a movement that if encouraged by the West eventually would form a majority and rule the country. We call this outlook “iPod liberalism,” the idea that anyone who listens to rock ‘n’ roll on an iPod, writes blogs and knows what it means to Twitter must be an enthusiastic supporter of Western liberalism. Even more significantly, this outlook fails to recognize that iPod owners represent a small minority in Iran — a country that is poor, pious and content on the whole with the revolution forged 30 years ago.

There are undoubtedly people who want to liberalize the Iranian regime. They are to be found among the professional classes in Tehran, as well as among students. Many speak English, making them accessible to the touring journalists, diplomats and intelligence people who pass through. They are the ones who can s…

146 Crass Songs added to the bobpod

That is a hell of a lot of anger... had to dump a bunch of Pet Shop Boys remixes to make space

I find this quite amusing

This is Darling from Stations of Crass, one of my fave songs of theirs.

Sometimes it isn't about the brew

Ever get the feeling

You need a holiday?

I get it every workday


Wireless Networks rock.. for a reason


I fought the puter and I won, eventually



Arghhhh, I am trying to get two computers to talk to one another...

The two in question I get to chat about once a year and can never remember how I got them to 'talk' the last time....

Should be super easy but for some reason it is not

Every time I do this I am reminded that I have little patience for this and am consequently yelling, swearing and pulling my hair out

Dammit puters talk

talk goddamit

The Great Leap Backwards

go go National you're doing yourselves, not the country, proud.

Big Questions For Wednesday



I've been having a current affairs reading break -clearing the head if you will....

I'm not sure it is a good thing

Started with a new ISP, so far... all is good

*Huge sigh of relief*

Outlook fine

Fill your head with alcohol

Comic Books and Drugs

this is the way..... the only way to be


Bunch of chores to do... standard

Getting up and ignoring said chores in favour for day of mooching, a sunday favourite

*yawns and stretches*


Let's face it, as far as the hairy-legged lesbians in the Labour Party are concerned, it's a crime to be male. You're no longer safe in your own home.

I am reminded of an acquaintance of mine -- let's call him an acquaintance -- who opened his door to street hawkers. Why should he support an organization that won't have him as a member? Who can blame him for "introducing them to Mr Johnson"? Why should he buy their stupid biscuits that aren't even chocolate?

We can all guess what happened next. The police and somebody calling herself "Brown Owl" arrived at his doorstep.

Notice how they're always brown?




Must be winter then


Oh Yeah


Back to school


A Day off for the Queen