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.

36 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  November 2, 2017

    When I woke up this morning a tui was singing this song:

    I have no idea why.

    • Pickled Possum

       /  November 2, 2017

      Morena my bro as Bill Withers sings what a Lovely Day, today. Almost seems like a birthday but not just yet. 😎
      Gotta tell you yesterday I travelled the dusty road to get me to Kaitaia College for Prize Giving and even now my eyes are swelling with tears and pride at the most positive skool experience I have had in mai rano … for a long time.

      The korero was spoken in Maori and Ingarihi. You would have loved it Duncan.
      The tamariki were so supportive to their fellow students. So much aroha for the brother and sister who were;Proxime Accessit to the Dux and Dux. The haka you would have heard at Gezza stream, the earth moved. oppps eyes leaking again.

      The Sponsors who have given $180k in Scholarships …. you f*#ken rule!!!!
      Next time there is written a bad word about Kaitaia I will remember last night and the slight pakeha boy who won the *Te He Kauri-Awhina Tama Tane Trophy and the rousing spontaneous Haka his peers got up to do.
      The Head is a most loved and approachable man as with all the staff (even the ones on their brooms) 😉
      I have Faith and Hope a Plenty today, that our children are heading in the right direction.

      *for a student of paramount standing within the staff and student community, who offers assistance to ALL students within the school.

      • Gezza

         /  November 2, 2017

        💪🏾 Tu meke Possum, sis. 👍🏼

        (On that other matter 😬 your bush telegraph’s drums were a bit confusing. Get yaw bluddy act togetha. [No offence])

        • Pickled Possum

           /  November 2, 2017

          No Offence taken brrooo. Just a bloody Post and a Gate. 🙂
          You know what us Sheliaz are like, if not shift thru you mind a little.
          Age is never a biggy for us, not like it is for fellaz .. it seems.
          Have a Fantastic Day in the Wind Tunnel of the South hehehe jj

          • Gezza

             /  November 2, 2017

            Age is never a biggy for us

            Yeh. Right. Pull the other one, sis. Blazer’s might play Beethoven’s 5th – but mine plays his Moonlight Sonata – 1st Movement!

            • Gezza

               /  November 2, 2017

              This is an utterly profound composition by an absolute genius.

            • Pickled Possum

               /  November 2, 2017

              OHHH Stop It!!! Beautiful Soul Renching haunting music Gez
              I Absolutely LOVE that.
              Beethoven was a genius alrighty
              Fur Elise is about my limit on the ivories.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  November 2, 2017

        Good to hear a school doing well, Possum. Everything depends on the leadership at the top. I always remember a kid that made good from a tough start saying “I had one adult that believed in me.” Sometimes that’s all it takes.

        • Pickled Possum

           /  November 2, 2017

          Absolutely Al. I am one of those kids that had 1 teacher who believed.
          I excelled till I left school because of her belief of me,
          which I had never had before. Science teachers ROCK!!

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  November 2, 2017

            Good teachers and good people rock, Possum. They can teach kids to be good kids and good people by example and encouragement.

  2. Pickled Possum

     /  November 2, 2017

    These boyz are heading overseas soon.
    they are te reo singing, head banging, gotta see them, before they go.

    The de Jong brothers are from Ngāti Pikiao, and Te Arawa is their iwi. While they’re proud to showcase te reo Māori, they said the whole country’s history needed to be shared.

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/340361/alien-weaponry-a-history-lesson-with-added-headbanging

    • phantom snowflake

       /  November 2, 2017

      Fantastic stuff Possum. Here’s the track that won them the APRA Maioha Award, for exceptional waiata featuring Te Reo. Thrash never sounded better than with Maori vocals:

      • Pickled Possum

         /  November 2, 2017

        Yes!! SF Been following them since their first waiata. They started so Young … Their words, music and belief in themselves is just so powerful and the birds love their music here as well. 😉

  3. Pickled Possum

     /  November 2, 2017

    For my Mum Love You Forever

    • Gezza

       /  November 2, 2017

      That’s a classic Possum. I remember hearing it all the time on the radio & it still sounds perfect.

  4. Gezza

     /  November 2, 2017

    Welly’s dream run of gorgeous sunny days so far this Spring continues … 😎

    Hey, correct me if I’m wrong, but the customary annual “Polar Blast”* in late September that kills all the newborn lambs down South didn’t happen this year – did it? 😳

    * Invariably called this on 1ewes

    • robertguyton

       /  November 2, 2017

      Riverton is sweltering; one more day and it’s a heatwave. The lambs got off Scott-free this year – the weather’s been glorious. My apricots are almost full-size already !

      • Don’t tempt fate, Gezza.

        It’s scot-free, not Scott-free, scot was a kind of tax, so scot-free means getting away with something and has nothing to do with anyone called Scott.

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  November 2, 2017

    Your trees will be feeling really confused, G. Should they start growing towards the sunlight or stay hunkered down dodging the gentle northerly zephyrs?

  6. Gezza

     /  November 2, 2017

    Also, for the ornithologists, after over 12 months of detailed observatiosn, I am now able to advise, with 94.72% confidence, that, if you see two or more ducks flying overhead, and one of them is clearly in front, and only is quacking – loudly, and the others are in formation behind it, then:

    1. the bird in front is a duck hen, and
    2. any and all birds to its rear are drakes, and
    3. she is NOT interested, and
    4. they are NOT listening. 😡 ❗

    My detailed notes & data, regrettably, are unavailable for perusal, having unfortunately been eaten by two large and one small pukekos while I was inside making a coffee. But I wouldn’t lie about a thing like this.

    Sir Gerald Bradders
    Avian Aviation Authority

    • Gezza

       /  November 2, 2017

      (Also my man, who normally proof reads my press releases before I post, is currently out in the field, washing the windows)

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  November 2, 2017

    • phantom snowflake

       /  November 2, 2017

      A bit controversial here perhaps; but to me this is the real deal!

      • Gezza

         /  November 2, 2017

        Don’t you think you’re being a bit … well … elitist? o_O

  7. Pickled Possum

     /  November 2, 2017

    If it is too hot or too cold, sit back have a look and have a laff Gez
    http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/game-bros/S01E003/game-bros-series-1-episode-3

  8. Conspiratoor

     /  November 2, 2017

    Anyone know what this is…

    • Blazer

       /  November 2, 2017

      its a very old..Dalek.

    • Pickled Possum

       /  November 2, 2017

      Could it be an antique radio?

      • Conspiratoor

         /  November 2, 2017

        Possum, this is a 1920’s mechanical television. It uses a strobing neon bulb and spinning, synchronized disc to transmit a signal as a crude raster. Not wishing to offend but I’m guessing it would look at home in your whare?

        • Pickled Possum

           /  November 2, 2017

          Amazing. Didn’t know TV was that old. Did you watch this as a child? 😉
          As for my whare NO TV here, no sirree.
          The dirt floor would play havoc with the antique ‘look’. Did images move?
          Internet is enough to keep me occupied and certainly entertained.

          • Conspiratoor

             /  November 2, 2017

            You may be surprised to learn that Television predates me by a number of years. Most associate its advent to a man named Baird in the 30s, but in fact it’s been around since the turn of the last century in a variety of primitive forms

        • Gezza

           /  November 2, 2017

          Probably some kind of commode

          • Gezza

             /  November 2, 2017

            Elizabethan, I expect.

            • Gezza

               /  November 2, 2017

              Come to think of it, my telly is a bit like a commode.
              Most of what comes out of it is – you know ….

    • patupaiarehe

       /  November 2, 2017

      That looks like a real antique, C. Similar to the rimu dresser that I scored at an ‘estate auction’. My father in law (who did his trade as as a cabinet maker) saw it, and asked me what I paid for it. When I told him “Twenty bucks”, he gave me a dirty look, and said “You fucking thief!”. And he seldom swears… 😀

  9. patupaiarehe

     /  November 2, 2017

    Ka kite, tamariki. Got an early start tomorrow, so ‘happy Friday’ to all, in advance…