Ok Ok – I am a slack blogger but it’s the holidays and in a week my entire household will be packed into a truck – did I mention I am stressed?
I was thinking how slack I’ve been in regard to local arts – some might say ‘dismissive’ (actually they have). The Mahara Gallery is my local and I could have been more supportive. For a tiny underfunded gallery they do some pretty good shows. I was an idiot and missed the 2nd version of “the Real Art Road Show” there recently too. I see Matt Couper has a piece in it too which I would have liked to see. He was also the recent (very polite) recipient of an odd email from me (meant for another Matt) regarding a comparison of Star Wars to the Bible.
This is just indicative of the odd conversations I’ve been having lately
What is punk? Was Patti Smith punk ?(after seeing “The Blank Generation“)
Is the ukulele “deeply uncool”? Even after seeing this ? (hat tip Tony)
Star Wars, Tolkein, The Bible – contrast and compare
Best rock band of each decade from 1960’s to 2000’s
Why are Dunedin rental agents so awful?
Stemming from this I give you these gems
[The rock band] debate could be like best religion or best pasta shape. Do you count non-theistic belief systems and gluten-free pasta? John Keys – saviour or admission of failure? Longboards, shortboards, bodyboards, body surfing or crowd surfing?…Rolling Stones or Beatles? Ginger or Mary Ann? Frida or Agnetha? Toss or Colin? ” – TC
“I heard those comparisons, too, but I don’t think they are so obvious. Plus, I don’t think people would accept a Hobbit as their Lord and Saviour! “– MB
“India put the problems of suburban Palmy in perspective”. – TC
“I for one would welcome our Hobbit overlords”– Eusa
I’ve also come across a blog recently that is like hearing one side of a very personal conversation. Why?
I actually have many regrets about things I have not been able to do before leaving Wellington – oh well. I’ll just put on Mr Vicious and Co and their version of My Way instead.
Dee Dee Ramone’s portrait of Sid