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2 March 2017

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  1. Missy

     /  March 2, 2017

    A cinema in London has taken the p*ss of the oscars debacle quite well by ‘mistakenly’ playing La La Land for a screening of Moonlight.

    “A cinema in London reacted to the biggest screw-up in Oscars history by ‘mistakenly’ showing La La Land in a screening of Moonlight.

    Staff at the Rio in Dalston eyed an opportunity following the blunder which saw La La Land incorrectly named as Best Picture by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in place of actual winner Moonlight, and craftily played 20 seconds of Damien Chazelle’s musical in place of Barry Jenkins’ acclaimed drama.

    “It wasn’t the actual feature film, but a few seconds from a teaser trailer,’ the Rio’s duty manager told Time Out. ”Then we shut it down, and did a bit of fumbling to make it look like we made a mistake.“ ”

    Full article here:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/london-cinema-dalston-rio-trolls-audience-la-la-land-moonlight-screening-oscars-2017-mistake-warren-a7605511.html

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  2. There I was believing that as a non-Maori New Zealander, I was in a privileged position. (Well that s what I read every day so it must be true! ) But hang on for a second, a group of us decided to get together to share our non-Maori heritage and views and support each other through our time at University. Well what a kick in the bum did we get, the Race Relations Conciliator (read the definition) decided we were probably a white supremacy group and warned darkly and publicly that she would be keeping an eye on us.

    Next we were accused of being Nazis because of a tenuous link to a nazi starting in the period before WW2 For himself’s sake, none of us even knew about that, but the MSM or the Uni found out about it, and we were immediately labelled as Fascist. Well, you know sticks and stones will break my bones but …etc. But the final indignity was when the MSM accused us of being a racist organisation.

    Now that all appears to me to be a statement that in New Zealand, those who are non-Maori New Zealanders are not able to form an association because that is racist. So what’s the definition of “iwi” “Hapu” or yeh “New Zealander” and what do you call it when one group asserts superiority based on parentage and status. And why is it only whites are rascist?

    Time to get an intellectually qualified Race Relations Conciliator to replace our accomplished former athlete who has no qualifications whatsoever to do the job of reconciliation.

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    • Corky

       /  March 2, 2017

      Whitey, you need to get with the programme. You are a worthless colonial aggressor who has done nothing for this country. In fact your forefathers destroyed the idyllic life of pre colonial Maori. They confiscated Maori Moa farms, stopped Maori wooing their wahine with sacred flutes, thereby causing a population decline, and they put taxes on Maori road ways.

      These atrocities survive as racial memories in Maoridom. So its only natural they don’t want
      too many whities congregating in groups.Who know what mischief they may dream up with what’s left of their money after paying taxes to support Maori beneficiaries.

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      • Yeh Corky. When I was up in Ahipara a month or two back. I decided to go round the rocks to Reef Point and drove around there. When I got to the turn off, there was a Maori joker there who said you Pakehas can’t go here, this is Maori land. I said hey mate it was my father and my family who paid the rates to build this road. He looked at me and said, nah mate that don’t count any more, this is taonga and te terititi works here. So I departed lest I be accused of being rascist,

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        • patupaiarehe

           /  March 2, 2017

          Good for you BJ, for showing restraint. I would have punched him in the face. If someone tells you that you “can’t come here because you are white”, it is pretty evident who the racist is…

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        • Anonymous Coward

           /  March 2, 2017

          I was on the East Cape about 10 years ago going to one of the remote bays a
          when the road was blocked by about 20 Maori guys in leathers screaming ‘Fuck Off’.

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          • patupaiarehe

             /  March 2, 2017

            I heard a similar story, from a friend who hunts deer. Him & his hunting party got told to ‘FO’ from the Ureweras, by armed ‘early settlers’.

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            • Anonymous Coward

               /  March 2, 2017

              It’s another country through there.

  3. patupaiarehe

     /  March 2, 2017

    stopped Maori wooing their wahine with sacred flutes,

    Get your history correct please Corky. It was my ancestors who tempted the wahine with our flute skills..
    http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/patupaiarehe/page-2

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    • Blazer

       /  March 3, 2017

      Playing the blue vein flute…doesn’t count patu.

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      • patupaiarehe

         /  March 3, 2017

        It sure doesn’t impress the wahine much either, Blazer 😀

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  4. patupaiarehe

     /  March 2, 2017

    Jr & I have been doing a little ‘research’. I wish that the internet was around when I was learning to play, the kids have it so much easier now. I remember eagerly awaiting the next issue of ‘Guitar World’, which hopefully had the ‘tab’ for something I knew.
    These days, an aspiring guitarist needs only ‘google’ the song they want to learn, then search youtube for a ‘cover’, to see how it’s done…

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    • Anonymous Coward

       /  March 2, 2017

      People as a general rule have terrible ears, and as such about 70% of the chords and TABs on the internet are wrong.

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      • patupaiarehe

         /  March 2, 2017

        Those of us, who have a musical ear, can tell ‘the wheat from the chaff’…

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        • I’m a monotonic maestro
          Single notes are what I sing
          All this fancy up and down stuff
          Is really not my thing

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          • patupaiarehe

             /  March 2, 2017

            I always played backing guitar, when I used to take it seriously. Jr, however, is more of a ‘lead’, than I ever was. As I said earlier, the internet is a valuable resource for the aspiring guitarist. Earlier on tonight, there was what I consider good noise coming from his room. My ataahua wahine told me to “Go and sort that boy out, and tell him to turn down his radio!”.
            Guess what? It wasn’t his radio that was loud…
            I poked my head thru the door of his room, in the middle of the solo of ‘Nothing else matters’, by Metallica, and the music stopped immediately.
            “What’s up Dad? I reckon I’ve almost got this right.”
            “Sounds like you do son. Your mother told me to tell you to turn your radio down.”
            “But my radio isn’t on Dad!”
            “I know son. Can you turn your amp down a little please”.
            He paused for a moment, then flashed me a wicked grin.
            “Did Mum think that was the radio Dad?”.

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  5. PDB

     /  March 2, 2017

    On this day in 2008 Jeff Healey died aged 41. Saw him play the Logan Campbell centre in the early 1990’s – all I can remember is he stopped the concert because of the heavy smell of weed (“what’s that shit!”) and when he got excited he would stand up to play guitar and then struggle to find his chair again (he was blind).

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  6. patupaiarehe

     /  March 2, 2017

    I’m feeling ‘nostalgic’, for some reason…

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    • PDB

       /  March 2, 2017

      Seeing that vid again reminds me of this…..

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      • patupaiarehe

         /  March 2, 2017

        Very excellent Pants, I love this song, & love the video even more…

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  7. patupaiarehe

     /  March 3, 2017

    Bedtime for me, I ‘turned into a pumpkin’ a couple of minutes ago 😀
    Nighty night… 😀

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