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.

16 Comments

  1. phantom snowflake

     /  December 2, 2017

    • Pickled Possum

       /  December 2, 2017

      I really like this one of Che Fu

      Looks like one people united by the isolation of War
      Che Ness founding member of Supergrove
      His parents were members of Black Panthers and founding members of Rastafarian movement NZ. Che his wife and 4 children still live Rastafarian today.

      • phantom snowflake

         /  December 2, 2017

        Great track Possum. I think that might be “Polynesian Panthers”.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  December 2, 2017

          I wonder if anyone called Ness has called their child Good. Or Fit, or…

        • Pickled Possum

           /  December 2, 2017

          ahem!! yes of course Polynesian Panthers. Butt to my mind they are all the same as the PP got their kaupapa from BP. They were kept busy in the Muldoon dayz of thunda. With Dawn raids, Bastion Point, Waitangi Day protesting the Treaty, all the while trying to retain culture and language.
          Interestingly enuff, Tigilau Ness was jailed for 9 months in the 1981 Springbok Tour. He was always bucking the system. Expelled from Mt Albert Gramma for refusing to cut his Afro. He is now Rastafarian, A founder of the 12 Tribes of Israel band.
          NZ Music is so colourful or as KG would say vibrant.

  2. Missy

     /  December 2, 2017

    Random post of the day. 🙂

    I am enjoying my weekly taste of home with Brokenwood Mysteries. It is shown on a Friday evening here, and for me it is a nice little taste of the macabre & weird Kiwi sense of humour.

    A couple of weeks ago was a Christmas episode, I will admit I got a little homesick for the christmas parade, and a summer christmas!

    It is funny how you can go months – or longer – without missing anything from home, but then occasionally something will just trigger a longing for something from home.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  December 2, 2017

      I sympathise-I had no idea how powerful homesickness was until I lived in Belgium !!!

  3. Pickled Possum

     /  December 2, 2017

    The philosophy of haiku has been preserved: the focus on a brief moment in time; a use of provocative, colorful images; an ability to be read in one breath; and a sense of sudden enlightenment and illumination.”

    In the quiet ngahere
    A Kereru feather floats to papatuanuku
    YAAAAAAAA! then Stunning uniqueness again.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  December 2, 2017

      I still see your smile, Possum.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  December 2, 2017

        The discipline of Haiku writing-5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables-is great for concentrating the mind, as one can’t have anything that doesn’t fit that discipline.

        The only problem
        is that you write one haiku
        and have to keep on.

        The form of haiku
        becomes very addictive
        one’s never enough.

        My waxeyes have gone;
        with not a word of goodbye;
        when will they return ?

  4. Kitty Catkin

     /  December 2, 2017

    How odd-PDT
    must be taking the day off
    from their downticking.

  5. PartisanZ

     /  December 2, 2017

    Here’s one for Don and Sir William …