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Day job writing #5

Day job writing #5

Most of my writing these days is for my day job. Here’s a selection of my latest postings there.

Things I done wrote #3

Things I done wrote #3

Most of my writing these days is for my day job. Here’s a selection of my latest postings there.

Things I done wrote #2
11 November, 2015
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Things I done wrote #2

Another digest of recent day job writings Interviews Courtney Barnett: Touring and reading Chatting with New Zealand’s Threatened Species Ambassador History Charles Reginald Shaw: Father, surveyor, farmer Commemorating peaceful protest – Parihaka

Things I done wrote
22 October, 2015
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Things I done wrote

A digest of day-job writings I’ve produced recently – Reading and literature High-rise: J. G. Ballard’s vertical zoo Patricia Grace: On Belonging Modern Modem Romance History Oxford to Oxford: The emigration of Henry Smith Land is the very soul of a tribal people Popular Culture Twenty years of Darcy’s wet shirt Long ago in a […]

Concerted Efforts
3 March, 2015
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Concerted Efforts

Once upon a time, long, long ago going to a concert was simple. You bought your ticket, rocked up to one of the many centrally-located venues in town, drank beer out of plastic cups, got your toes mashed in the mosh pit, and (eventually) went home

Seven reasons to love Dave Grohl
19 February, 2015
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Seven reasons to love Dave Grohl

Last night the fiancé and I attended The Foo Fighters’ Christchurch concert, the first of their 2015 Sonic Highways World Tour. It was epic in more ways that one. In order to get there we had to battle sleep deprivation (we’d both been awake since at least 4:30am), baby-wrangling and babysitter organising, and monstrous traffic

Twin harpists ruin Star Wars
13 February, 2015
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Twin harpists ruin Star Wars

Okay now, when I say “ruin” what I really mean is “pay musical tribute in questionable cosplay”.

Watching this music video will make your week
4 February, 2015
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Watching this music video will make your week

Some people love Ricky Gervais, other people can’t stand him. But it really doesn’t matter where you stand, you’ll still enjoy this music video he made when he was in a mediocre pop duo in the 1980s. If only for the incredibly uncanny Bowie impersonation.

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  • Last night I woke up from a dream because, in the process of fending off the evil bird trying to eat my face... I punched myself in the nose,
  • Several stages of cold represented at our house today - "snot monster" "cough that makes people cross themselves" and "mildly grizzled".,