Archive for August, 2007

Things to blame Iceland for:

Things to blame Iceland for:

by / August 13, 2007 / [ 4 Comments ]

1 Bjork 2 Wailing 3 Leif Erickson discovering America 4 Glaciers 5 A backdrop for all too many power and black metal albums Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Interpol – Our Love to Admire

Interpol – Our Love to Admire

by / August 13, 2007 / No Comments

Blame the finicky musical times we live in but, suddenly, gloom seems to be back in vogue. From Arcade Fire’s critical adulation to Editors arena sized take on Joy Division, gloom seems to be everywhere. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Profile: Vorn

Profile: Vorn

by / August 13, 2007 / [ 2 Comments ]

Tonight I’m going to set my alarm to awaken me with the glorious sound of Vorn. I want to start tomorrow in a good mood. Vorn’s a man who thankfully allows me to do this with his blend of psychedelic, circus, pop-tastic ready mix smorgasboard of well constructed songs. Elvis Costello once said that, “Writing [...]

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Welfare

Welfare

by / August 13, 2007 / 1 Comment

Students currently face many financial pressures, from the lack of universal student allowances (and many having to borrow $150 a week to live during term) and fees set to rise by over 10% at the next fee setting round. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Backspace Comes to Wellington

Backspace Comes to Wellington

by / August 13, 2007 / No Comments

Fishers Fine Arts 154 Featherston Street August 2-17 Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Students fool around with their boxes

Students fool around with their boxes

by / August 13, 2007 / [ 2 Comments ]

Participation at last Wednesday’s Box City surprised organizers, with around 50 students taking part in constructing houses, castles and other dwellings out of boxes. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger

Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger

by / August 13, 2007 / No Comments

Once again Ryan Adams has perfected that sexy, tortured soul look on the cover of his new album, Easy Tiger. This is his ninth album in a seven-year solo career, and fans have unfortunately come to expect a certain level of inconsistency with the quality of each new release of his. Share on Facebook+1 on [...]

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News In Briefs

News In Briefs

by / August 13, 2007 / No Comments

Ass-kicking to go down at Union Hall New Zealand and Australia’s top kickboxers will do battle for a bunch of national titles in the next chapter of Capital Punishment this month. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Pecking Order

Pecking Order

by / August 13, 2007 / No Comments

Number of Kiwis on antidepressants in 2007 and in 2001 (respectively): 1,004,471; 697,574 Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Death to Islamofascism, Pt 2

Death to Islamofascism, Pt 2

by / August 13, 2007 / [ 113 Comments ]

I note that apologists for Islamofascism have gotten their tea-towels in a twist over my article, “Death to Islamofascism”. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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