Archive for May, 2011

30/05/11

Breaking News: allegations arise against former seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong on blood-doping… How many times have we heard this? Not only about the great Lance Armstrong but about most every successful cyclist of the past 10 years. Cheating in cycling has hit a critical mass in the last decade and I [...]

30/05/11

Sometimes it’s difficult to keep up who’s doing the musical rounds, locally speaking. Some artists don’t make it past their first video (will our children appreciate Dei Hamo’s ‘We Gon’ Ride’ as much as we did?), and others stick to their guns/drums. And speaking of which, Daniel McBride from the former teen-sensation Bandicoot didn’t solely [...]

30/05/11

Fowl Swoop, Marineville’s third L.P., starts off with a cool low-fi sound that expands nicely, dirty but with enough pop to get you interested from the get-go. And musically it continues throughout the record. In fact, musically it’s kind of cool, with nice crunchy warm guitar sounds that are strong but melodic. Unfortunately the melodies [...]

30/05/11

The planets must be aligned; Kate Bush has released a new album. A new release from Kate is always a bit of an event, mainly because since her heyday in the 80s the duration between albums has been ever increasing (her last two albums were 12 years apart). She’s not being lazy or anything. She’s [...]

30/05/11

Crafts and DIY culture are enjoying a revival in New Zealand and around the world, proving that knitting is not just for nanas. Wellington is hosting the first Handmade convention, abounds with markets and supports people both young and old in small-scale creative industry. “Crafts” might conjure up candy-coloured images of friendship bracelets, scrapbooking and [...]

30/05/11

Salient was founded in 1938 to serve as an ‘organ of student opinion’ for the students of Victoria University. Since then, it’s gone through some radical changes—just as its readers have done—but some things remain the same. Feature writer Selina Powell tracks the progress of the magazine you now hold in your hands. In 1938, [...]

30/05/11

So. Last week’s Salient existed solely on the internet and now this one is all newsprint, big and kinda from the past. What’s up with that? Well, a part of the reasoning was framed by our obsessive need for symmetry—following a futuristic digitech Online issue with a cheap, tabloid, newsprint inkity-split Offline issue seemed like [...]

30/05/11

The Wellington Waterfront is something we all are very proud of in this city. Whether we would still be proud to host a monstrous plastic waka on our city’s shores is another question, one that is being debated in New Zealand’s favourite city, Auckland. With the Rugby World Cup only four months away, the debate [...]

30/05/11

My package had arrived. I pulled her out and held her in my hands. She feels so light! What’s this little switch for? Oh, here’s the coloured flash bit—I guess I’ll be needing batteries too? My Holga had arrived, and my relationship with film photography had begun. eVer Since i read about the Diana F+, [...]