Thursday, March 29, 2007

Free music
Now that I have your attention - I recently did a remix for local reggae band The Midnights - its starting to get a bit of radio play around the place, and is now available thru Amplifier.co.nz, and if you're quick, you can download it for FREE.

Go grab a copy and let me know what you think. It's the first official remix I've done. Tune is called Outside Looking In, and features on the latest Conscious Roots Vol 3 compilation of local reggae/downbeat.

Righto.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

William H Macy disses co-stars of Wild Hogs using only a ukulele and his razor-sharp wit.

Funny- and very true. Tim Allen is a tool.

Clip is here. Well worth watching.

Monday, March 26, 2007

How bizarre.
"APN's announcement ... that it will be outsourcing subediting and layout for its New Zealand newspapers and magazines will result in the loss of decent jobs and a drop in the quality of the news, says the union that represents journalists.

The outsourcing contract has been picked up by Australian company PageMasters and is likely to cost more than seventy jobs around the country.

EPMU National Secretary Andrew Little says the cost-cutting exercise will have a major impact on the quality of our news.

"Subeditors are the people who make sure our papers get their facts right It requires a lot of local knowledge, and that's not going to be possible if it's all based in Auckland.

"Local newspapers thrive on being connected to their communities. All this will do is move ownership of the news stories further from the journalists who write them and further from the people in the news, and that's not good for anyone.

"We need good quality, accurate news for our democracy to function, but APN seems more interested in increasing its profit margins.

"That's not good enough, and we plan to fight it."

The proposed outsourcing will affect operations at APN's New Zealand magazine and newspaper stable, which includes the New Zealand Herald, the Northern Advocate, Hawkes Bay Today, the Bay of Plenty Times, the Aucklander, the Listener, the Herald on Sunday and the Daily Post in Rotorua.

SOURCE: Press Release by Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union at 6:21 pm, 22 Mar 2007
Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, March 24
Joe Dukie and Fitchie – Midnight marauders (Mu’s triple 5 steppa dub)
Beat conductor - Hottest dub
Sly and family stone – You caught me smilin'
Roy Ayers – Funk in the hole (Platinum pied pipers remix)
Michael Olatunji – Soul makossa
BT Express - Peace pipe
Nina Simone – Seeline woman
Revolutionaries – Skanking
Tony Allen - Ole (Moritz von Oswald remix)
J-live – Satisfied
Cool Calm Pete – Wind sprints inst
Wreck allstars – Hit em like this
Al Green – Love and happiness (Shoes edit)
Massive attack vs Mad Professor -Bumper ball dub
Dead beats – I can break it down
Romanowski – Romjack steady
Asterix - Sweetest girl
Phillis Dillion – Rocksteady
Ozomatli – Superbowl sundae (Peanutbutter wolf remix)
Sergio Mendes - Mozambique
War – Cisco kid
Rodney Hunter feat Paul St Hilaire – Vampire
Roots radics meets King Tubby – Love and understanding
Oneself -Temptation
Joni Rewind – Uptown ranking
Tenor saw - Pumpkin belly
Jimmy London – I’m your puppet
Blondie – Denis