General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

27 Comments

  1. Blazer

     /  October 22, 2017

    [Not appropriate here. PG]

  2. Gezza

     /  October 22, 2017

    Sunny morning at the stream this morn. Ella had an epic battle with another eel not much smaller than her last night. They really bite each other. It just came up & went for her. She curled onto it immediately & bit it back. They were thrashing on the surface even at times. Ella was victorious but it came back 30 minutes later for another hiding.

    There were 5 of them, all different sizes, all swimming around happily together at 7.30 pm, when I lost the light & couldn’t film any more. My stream is chock-full of nga tuna! 👍🏼

    • Gezza

       /  October 22, 2017

      🕊🌻🐉🐣🐝🐠🐟🐳🏊🏾🎸

    • Gezza

       /  October 22, 2017

      Ella the river shark:

      • Conspiratoor

         /  October 22, 2017

        Any sign of the elver run G? New forecast 4 Nov …full moon. Hit town earlier on the powerfly. Stopped for lunch but wallet failed to make an appearance. Saved from kitchen duties by timely arrival of dorty…

        • Gezza

           /  October 22, 2017

          No, not yet. Just ever-increasing numbers of grown ones. From my own research I should be seeing them all the time at the moment, not just during any particular moon phases.

          • The drizzly rain stopped just in time to let Dog and me go to the St Francis Day Animal Blessing. Dog behaved angelically, unlike one dog that made a total spectacle of itself. Mine tends to do this when I take him to town and leave him outside a shop. It wasn’t the same being there without his father, today was the anniversary of his death.

          • Conspiratoor

             /  October 22, 2017

            You need to be there at the right time G. They won’t wait until you have taken position on the stump. And they generally run at night. A man can wait a lifetime to witness this phenomenon. But when he has …he is changed forever

            • Gezza

               /  October 22, 2017

              I’ll give it a miss then I think c.
              I like being a bloke.

            • Conspiratoor

               /  October 22, 2017

              No no no G, I wasn’t suggesting you are about to grow tits. What I meant to say is that this is an image that will forever imprint itself on your memory. Sort of like a Damascus moment if you will. “I remember where I was when…”

        • Gezza

           /  October 22, 2017

  3. sorethumb

     /  October 22, 2017

    [Not appropriate here. PG]

  4. The house smells delightfully of fresh paint from all the painting that went on yesterday. Door and frame, walls, ceiling, all new and fresh. How can people not like the smell of new paint ?

    Does anyone want to come and help with the skirting boards ?

    • patupaiarehe

       /  October 22, 2017

      I used to enjoy the smell when I worked at a petrol station Kitty. I’m guessing you are using enamel, and not acrylic… 😀

    • No thanks. I’m looking at flaking paint in an eastern bedroom and the prevarication gene keeps floating to the surface. 😎

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  October 23, 2017

        The woodwork in the laundry here and the doors were forest green-the kind of green that soaks up the light, if you see what I mean,

  5. patupaiarehe

     /  October 22, 2017

    Been going back thru’ my ‘favourites’ today, and found this one. Chuck your headphones on, & prepare to get goosebumps…

  6. patupaiarehe

     /  October 22, 2017

    This track is a great introduction to bass, for the aspiring player. It annoys the hell out of Patu Jr, when I play it. Which is why I enjoy playing it 😀 Get the fuck away from your online games Jr, & play your guitar! How do you think I met your mother??!!

    • patupaiarehe

       /  October 23, 2017

      The ‘muting’, makes the song, aye G? I’ve told Jr, that if he he & his band can master that one, they will win ‘rockquest’…

  7. patupaiarehe

     /  October 23, 2017

    Those who are here regurlarly, may have noticed I havn’t been about as much as I used to. All I can say, is that your powers of observation are serving you well… 🙂

    Less is more…

    • patupaiarehe

       /  October 23, 2017

      Even better, is the original…

      • patupaiarehe

         /  October 23, 2017

        I’ve got a soul that cannot sleep
        At night when something just ain’t right, yo
        Blood red but without sight
        Exploding egos in the night

        Mix like sticks of dynamite
        Red, black or white, this is my fight
        Come on, courage, let’s be heard
        Turn feelings into words

        American equality has always been sour
        An attitude I would like to devour
        My name is peace, this is my hour
        Can I get just a little bit of power?

        The power of equality
        Is not yet what it ought to be (ought to be)
        It fills me up like a hollow tree (hollow tree)
        The power of equality

        Right or wrong, my song is strong
        You don’t like it, get along
        Say what I want, do what I can
        Death to the message of the Ku Klux Klan

        I don’t buy supremacy
        A media chief, you menace me
        The people, you say, cause all the crime
        Wake up, motherfucker, and smell the slime

        Blackest anger, whitest fear
        Can you hear me? Am I clear?
        My name is peace, this is my hour
        Can I get just a little bit of power?

        The power of equality
        Is not yet what it ought to be (ought to be)
        It fills me up like a hollow tree (hollow tree)
        The power of equality

        I’ve got tapes, I’ve got CDs
        I’ve got my Public Enemy
        My lily-white ass is tickled pink
        When I listen to the music that makes me think

        Not another motherfucking politician
        Doing nothing but something for his own ambition
        Never touch the sound we make
        Soul-sacred love, vows that we take

        To create straight what is true
        Yo, he’s with me and what I do
        My name is peace, this is my hour
        Can I get just a little bit of power?

        The power of equality
        Is not yet what it ought to be (ought to be)
        It fills me up like a hollow tree (hollow tree)
        The power of equality

        Madder than a motherfucker, lick my finger
        Can’t forget ’cause the memory lingers
        Count ’em off quick, little piccadilly sickness
        Take me to the hick, oh, eat my thickness

        I’ve got a welt from the Bible belt
        Dealing with the hand that I’ve been dealt
        Sitting in the grip of a killing fist
        Giving up blood just to exist

        Rub me wrong and I get pissed
        No, I cannot get to this
        People in pain, I do not dig it
        Change of brain for Mr. Bigot

        Little brother, do you hear me?
        Have a heart, oh, come get near me
        Misery is not my friend
        But I’ll break before I bend

        What I see is insanity
        Whatever happened to humanity?
        Whatever happened to humanity?
        Whatever happened to humanity?

  8. patupaiarehe

     /  October 23, 2017

    Loving those downticks,,,

    • Fight4NZ

       /  October 23, 2017

      Just like to put on the record as the only other visibly active contributor at this time, not me downticking.