R.I.P Kevin Williams AKA Mojo Buzz – 1957 – 2021

Kevin Williams R.I.P

For a very long time I had heard his name – Kevin Williams

Mutual friends told us both we needed to meet each other. It took years but when we did meet we became good friends. Mutually obsessed with all kinds of music facts and data that others thought was . . . → Read More: R.I.P Kevin Williams AKA Mojo Buzz – 1957 – 2021

National’s Train Wreck Continues

The train wreck that is The National Party continues today with the announcement by leader for 53 days Todd Muller that he’s done his dash.

National’s leadership woes have been the story of the past decade. When Sir John Key knifed Bill English in the back and took over the leadership he was hailed . . . → Read More: National’s Train Wreck Continues

Anne Salmond: Covid-19 and clickbait

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Michael Woodhouse still can’t provide evidence of his apocryphal ‘homeless man’ staying for free in quarantine. Dame Anne Salmond argues the Opposition and media need to be better in throwing around such claims.

It is now 12 days since the National Party’s spokesman on health, Michael Woodhouse, claimed two women who . . . → Read More: Anne Salmond: Covid-19 and clickbait

On The Media Collusion With National’s Attack Lines

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Friday, 26 June 2020, 10:59 am Article: Gordon Campbell

For most of the past week, any consumer of this country’s management of Covid-19 would think New Zealand was actually Brazil, or Texas. The media language has been full of claims of “botches” at the border, and laxness and inexcusable errors that . . . → Read More: On The Media Collusion With National’s Attack Lines

Yes Greta, there is a fascist clause.

We all saw it. A young woman stands up at the UN and makes a speech. Instantly she is told to shut up, grow up and learn up.

Old men everywhere are suddenly woke and upset that someone said something they didn’t like or agree with.

A loudmouth chorus reaches crescendo level within minutes of . . . → Read More: Yes Greta, there is a fascist clause.

Good Old Dad

Dad and Mum

My Dad was a classic kiwi bloke.

He was a freezing worker, but before that he did a bootmaking apprenticeship. But he could earn more money in the meat export trade. And he needed more money because he had 7 hungry kids to feed.

He liked a bet, and he . . . → Read More: Good Old Dad

Ihumatāo Land Protection

All around the world we see scenes of conflict over land issues. Of sovereignty. If we turn on talkback radio we here absolute rubbish from idiots like Sean Plunket telling us Ihumatāo is about revolutionaries trying to overthrow the system and trying bring down capitalism. And idiots will buy this line of utter shit. . . . → Read More: Ihumatāo Land Protection

Solving The Photofinish Riddle

How are the images formed? Unlike still, movie or video cameras, the photofinish camera has no shutter and there are no frames. The capture is continuous. In place of a shutter, the photofinish camera has a narrow line of sensors behind the lens, aligned on the finishline. Using a digital scan (up to 2000 times per second) the Finishlynx system continuously captures an image of the extremely narrow (approximately 5mm) strip of track, which is the finishline. In essence this is a photograph of time and whatever passes the finishline during capture becomes a part of that image. All parts (nose, tail, hooves, ears, saddle, jockey ? the lot) of all horses in the photofinish image are right on the line. . . . → Read More: Solving The Photofinish Riddle

The Importance Of Being Eno

There are a couple of songs that were game changers for me. As a kid I saw The Beatles movie A Hard Day’s Night and the idea of girls chasing me down the street had great appeal and I thought I should be in a band some day. So every time I hear that first chord I am reminded of that moment. . . . → Read More: The Importance Of Being Eno

It’s Bigger Than Texas

These annual parties/concerts have been going on now since my old band mates from the late 70’s Dave Arrowsmith and Warren Cate and I dusted off some of our old punk rock songs, put a small vocal PA on the front deck at Waikaretu and used bedside lamps to light the way so we didn’t fall over each other. Every year they get a little bigger, and a lot better. . . . → Read More: It’s Bigger Than Texas