Archive for May, 2006

May 27, 2006

The Guards Themselves is Minuit’s follow up to 2003’s The 88. Upon first listen, this album totally blew me away. It is, by far, a better album than their debut.

May 27, 2006

Reggae croons and slick bass lines are out, synths and high-pitched vocals are in. Wellington has plunged into the 80s. Grab that keyboard tie, and smoke some meth because cocaine is just too damn expensive. It’s party time but with the addition of what the 80s lacked: a social conscience. Yay!

May 27, 2006

A friend of mine called from Melbourne the other day, in a very low frame of mind. Asked what the matter was, he replied “I saw Batrider last night.” “Why so sad then? You love Batrider.” “It just wasn’t the same. The crowd was full of intense art students paying attention to the music. And […]

May 27, 2006

“Fuck the snails! Let’s get mining…”

May 27, 2006

Welcome to part two of my Costa Rica wrap up: the Adventure Tour! It was hard saying goodbye to our host families, but a fun-filled two weeks ahead eased any separation anxiety. After organising our adventure tour groups and meeting our guide (Diego) we were let out on the town for one night. Everyone ended […]

May 27, 2006

A while back I was talking to members of other students’ associations around the country about student media. We discussed the role that this organ played in promoting student issues. When it was unveiled that Salient had editorial independence, a few of the other associations were horrified. They couldn’t understand why we’d fund something which […]

May 27, 2006

This week’s issue of Salient is just a little bit more serious than you are probably used to. Yeah, we couldn’t even fit something funny on the back page. Nice for an editor, to have a plethora of weighty features at ones fingertips, as entertaining as a few of us sitting round delirious through lack […]

May 27, 2006

Men: Creatures who sacrifice themselves in battle for their women and for their children; Women: Creatures who sacrifice their men’s unborn children for the sake of their own lifestyle. Peter Zohrab

May 27, 2006

“Being a foreign correspondent in the Middle East started off as an adventure and ended up as a curse.” Those words, in the days after my interview with Robert Fisk, would consistently play through my head.