Friday, July 30, 2004

Hooray for steak
Went out to Tonys Lord Nelson for steak last night. I used to go there when I was a kid with my family, and it is exactly the same; same decor, same good quality food. My iron count is most satisfactory this morning.

Jurassic Five hit town sunday night, can't wait! Rebecca Barry from the NZ Herald interviews Charli 2na from the group; She asks him about "their hip-hop heroes: LL Cool J, Run DMC, Public Enemy to Grandmaster Flash, Serious 5, etc". Serious Five??? Ah, think that last one might be the Furious Five. Odd typo.

I'm playing at Shadows this saturday night - Dub Asylum with MC Word Perfect, and DJ Big Matt. From 9pm. Spot ya there!

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Wave of mutilation
Heard any good Big Day Out rumours? Best one I've heard is the Pixies. They've just done the European festival circuit, and they're touring the US thru November and December. Might happen.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Mike Hosking on Michael Moore  -WTF?
Did you read the inane rantings of Mike Hosking in the Sunday Star Times at the weekend (not online, unfortunately)? Seems Mr Hosking reckons that Moore isn't a true documentary maker because he doesn't present a balanced story in his latest film. Given that Bush gets great press across the mainstream media in the US (thanks to Rupert Murdoch), why would anyone think Moore needs to put Bush's side of the story? Hosking also slams John Pilger as a former crusading journalist who has now strayed down the same path as Moore.
So, lets say Mike Hosking is asked to front a documentary on NZ Jews who survived the Holcaust. He'd be in there saying 'We've got to show Hitler's side too', because thats what balanced documentary should do. Right? No  way Jose. It's amazing to think that someone with as much media experience as Hosking could be so stunningly naive. Even dodgy old John Cambell rattles on about advocacy journalism and cites Pilger as an example.

Anyway, have a listen to this... William Shatners new album, produced by BenFolds, featuring a cover of Common People by Pulp (with Joe Jackson guesting - scroll down to listen). There's a collabo with Henry Rollins too. That'll save the music industry!