June 7, 2009
Pipe specification at Somethingshouldgohere
Unintentional arrogance at Open Parachute
Why economics is hard at The Visible Hand
Worthy pursuits – cough at Rob’s Blockhead
5 ways for banks to improve their on-line banking services at Interest.Co.NZ
S59 amendment vitimises 2nd parent at Monkeywithtypewriter
Significant risk factor for child abuse omitted at Lindsay Mitchell
Hating on Teh Fatties at In A Strange Land
Weird Art Quiz at Artandmylife
A car quiz at Not PC
Ground rules in the first, second and third person at The Hand Mirror
Undomestic godess at Pundit
A puff too far at Macdoctor
And a couple of newish (to me) blogs:
Birdsofparadise – from Nicole Were, a New Zealander living in Yellowknife in the northwest of Canada (interviewed for the best song segment on Afternoons by Jim Mora on Thursday)
May 20, 2009
Day 20 in the tune a day challenge for NZ Music Month takes us to Dunedin.
Otago University can claim many achievements, one of which is that it has the longest running Capping Show in the country.
It’s on at the moment and one of the most popular acts will be the Sextet. They’re famed for singing the best versions of the worst songs because while their voices are sublime the lyrics are usually not.
I didn’t hear anything too risque in this but rural broadband makes listening to videos a stop-start process and the words aren’t always clear so be warned I might have missed something.
Catching up on other blogs:
Rob chose: One Good reason from The Swingers and Dave McArtney’s Virginia.
Inquiring Mind went for The Warratahs with Hand on My Heart
Keeping Stock brought us Flight of the Conchords with Business Time
Artandmylife presents Graham Brazier with Billy Bold.
March 30, 2009
When I studied English literature it overwhelmingly meant poetry and prose by English, or at least British, people.
I’ve broadened my reading since then, but not enough to be able to win the chocolate fish which Art & My Life has offered to the first person to identify who or by whom three quotes were made.
You have until this evening to give her the answers.
While on matters literary:
Quote Unquote has a reminisence of Frank Sargeson by Kevin Ireland.
Mary McCallum reviews The First Touch of Light, by Ruth Pettis which was published after the author’s death and Vanda Symon posts on the book’s launch.
December 7, 2008
Poneke and Artandmylife have both turned one.
Posts on both are more about quality than quantity.
Poneke has entertained, informed, sometimes provoked but never bored me – even though he’s definitely told me more than I ever thought I’d need to know about buses 🙂
Artandmy life has, not surprisingly given its name, increased my knowledge and appreciation of art.