Hi, here's a lazy one to a happy new year.
We discuss Don't Look Up, a film that has become a totemic piece of media over the festive season. Media consumption as psuedopolitics reaches new heights with the director's commentary tweet. How much is forgivable in art with a message?
Our predictions for 2022 ahead, and what we talk about when we talk about inflation.
Plus sealions! Jarred farts!
P Money & Whiney - Buss the Red
Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy - Miracles (feat. Ty Segall)
Cat Power - Nothin But Time
We're back in the room, talking Luxon & Willis, Hilary Clinton's new venture, urbanism and local democracy, Ukraine, shock rock and apples.
Big Freedia - Tis the Season
Dilated Peoples - Ear Drum Pop
Mollono.bass - No Silence
Big Zuu, JME & Novelist - Offline
We have a service station problem and it involves sausage rolls. Blame supply chains, the youth, or plain old common sense somehow; something must be done.
In less pressing news National changed leaders again and this time... who knows? Collins exists, sort of, in at least some degree of earned ignominy. But where to now?
Groundswell protests, anti-government covid protests, and the issues missing from any of our debates about this deadly pandemic, hinged or un.
Aim & QNC - Takin' Shots (Feat. Dimes)
Wet Leg - Chaise Longue
Ovlov - Eat More
Phoebe Bridgers - Day After Tomorrow
It's still Covid o'clock in little old New Zealand. We talk the vast spectrum of vaccine hesitancy, antiauthoritarianism, through to proper conspiratorial lunacy.
Which of course leads us to; Music in politics! Dave Dobbyn! And the end of Turkish-Kiwi relations!
SASAMI - Skin a Rat
Pulp - Party Hard
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - William Weld in the 21st Century
Ceza - Buna Dur Dedi General
Technology is neat, and is holding society together whether that be by heating meals, being a computer, or causing nonspecific harm to USA spies.
Dave got his brain broken by reading the Jakarta Method then watching Squid Game back to back. Dan's just got a proper disease.
Machine Gun Kelly, the Covid strategy, Super Saturday, James Bond and what's on the telly.
Blackstar - Re: definition
Shygirl & slowthai - BDE
Dizzee Rascal & Ocean Wisdom - Don't Be Dumb
Powderfinger - (Baby I've Got You) On My Mind
New Zealand may still be a team of five million, but there are very different jobs to do. Is this disunity affecting the mission? The psychology of participation in a health response, and what learning to live with the virus might actually mean.
AUKUS kicks off an inscrutable diplomatic row with the French. Why does geopolitics gotta be so dramatic?
And some fast food news, and fast food history...\
Portugal. The Man - Steal My Sunshine (feat. Cherry Glazerr)
The Avalanches - Running Red Lights (feat. Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu)
Colleen Green - Highway
The Felice Brothers - We Shall Live Again
New Zealand's covid lockdown starts easing just as we're getting the hang of it. Masks in the time of cardio. Seymour vs health system vaccine prioritisation efforts. The National leadership spill that's more of a water feature. The human and legal wreckage in the wake of last week's terror attack. McDonald's vs justice.
Olivia Rodrigo - good 4 u
Quicksand - Emdr
Z-Ro - Crooked Officer
Wesley Willis - Rock N Roll McDonald's
NZ back in Covid lockdown! Afghanistan! Music! Sean William Scott! Chats and bants!
Ty Segall - Whisper
Tricky - Money Greedy
Mega Drive - Crypt Diver
Phoebe Bridgers - Nothing Else Matters
Audio now corrected 0842 9-8-2021
National's first conference since the election give us all cause to take stock and look ahead. How much as the myth of the ideal anti-politician leader bent our discourse?
Dan watched the Woodstock '99 documentary everybody is talking/angry about. Just give me a film format to break!
Korn - Freak on a Leash
Merdian Dan, JME & President T - Teachers Pets
The Offspring - Self Esteem
We finally watched Rising Sun and, yeah, it's trash.
In the news, gang koha, rehabilitation costs and looking after stranded wildlife come under fire from the right because they are not free. Dan sees sandwich crime. Farmers are angry. There you go
Lush - 500
Czarface & MF DOOM - Jason & the Czargonaughts
Cyndi Lauper - Money Changes Everything
Eliza Shaddad - Fine & Peachy
Toilet party etiquette; when is it ok to use the party facilities for what they were actually designed? Is Lana Del Ray your cousin?
The UK announces cessation of covid mitigations! Ha. NZ's National party wants a debate, albeit about an unsurprisingly narrow group of things.
Haiti's president was assassinated. Literal bloodletting in politics' upper circles is rare, but is it surprising? The US pulls out of Afghanistan at great speed. See War Nerd for more details.
John Lewis - Baby Bay
Lana Del Ray - The Next Best American Record
Gerry and the Pacemakers - ferry across the mersey
DJ Shadow - Six Days (Remix feat. Mos Def)
The Wellington City Spatial Plan passes a council vote, with little thanks to bewildering positions adopted by putative progressives siding with arch conservatives against housing affordability and, well, progressivism. Is urban greenery supposed to mean something?
Donald Rumsfeld is dead, ending one of the world's greatest KD ratios of all time.
And lord knows the meat of this will wait for another episode, but Collins is doing bad things, badly.
Babylon Zoo - Spaceman
Buse and Gase - Bubbles
Lucy Dacus - VBS
Kira Skov & Mark Lanegan - Idea of Love
Canonical chaos reigns as the Ardern Cinematic Universe risks an unauthorised expansion. Nick Smith appears to have even made a hash of resigning in disgrace. Dan's watched some TV, Dave's watched some art. Both have had beers. And we never found the film we wanted...
Bumper music is as follows;
Mitski - Washing Machine Heart
The Datsuns - MF From Hell
Wolf Alice - Feeling Myself
Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands - Summer In Your Eyes
The Fartlow saga, the Free Speech Union, the ethonographic football hooliganism history, Cummings vs the UK govt, and the budget bringing you the hits of the 80s, 90s and today.
Tomahawk - Predators and Scavengers
KFC Murder Chicks - What's Inside Your Mind
boygenius - Salt in the Wound
Ukandanz - Tchuhetén betsèmu
The government announces that all workers can bargain for better pay, except those who have to bargain with the government. Are industry-wide employment agreements a return to the seventies?\
The destruction of Palestinian homeland and the danger of whatabboutism. The details are far from simple - the morality is not.
Some news from Invercargil, and a familiar villain appears closer to home...
Leftfield - Inspection (Check One)
Backxwash - I LIE HERE BURIED WITH MY RINGS and MY DRESSES (feat. Ada Rook)
Only Fools and Horses theme
VOLA - Head Mounted Sideways
So; National's response to the health sector shakeup means war... race war? We talk the weaponisation of your very soul via the hijacking of atrocity acknowledgement. Coffee opinions, music opinions, movie legacy opinions.
LFO - Summer Girls
(a different) LFO - LFO
Royal Blood - Typhoons
LFO - West Side Story
Haven't we met before?
We kick off with a recap of the past 18 months. In a word; eventful. In two words; event lousy.
Prince Philip's shock death brings the argument against the argument against monarchy back in frame.
And we missed election night 2020 so have a go at recapturing the dark bitter magic of the event, and where that spell has gotten us to now.
Guns n Roses - November Rain
Shygirl - BAWDY
Cherry Glazerr - Ohio
Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire
Screw it, we're conspiracists now. Prince Andrew, Kevin Spacey, Jeffrey Epstein, Michael Bloomberg - Dan has a theory of the lot.
Additionally we discuss some recent music releases, gigs we can't get to, wishes unmet, and NZ First.
DJ Shadow - Drone Warfare (feat. WAs & Pharoahe Monch)
BRONCHO - New Karma
Charly Bliss - Threat
Welcome back. Try keeping up with the news these days and it'll drive you barmy. Britain goes back to the polls to see if they will go back to the polls. Famous canines of the USA. Vegan abuse. Dan visits a toilet. Fun times!
Jedi Mind Tricks - I Against I
All Them Witches - 1X1
That Dog! - Your Machine
Michael Stipe - Your Capricious Soul
First things; you have until the 19th of September to submit on the Abortion Legalisation Bill. HERE IS THE LINK GO ON.
Fast food news meets Invercargil news meets MBCs with a tale that brings the nation's racism into sharp relief and our butchery expertise into surprise use.
The UK aflame! Wow, so where to from here and how we got here in a hovercraft in the first place.
In NZ; the Labour party in deserved disgrace for their apparent wilful mishandling of sexual assault complaints within their power structure. National sucking at just regular politics.
Pixvae - La Fuga
JME - Don't @ Me
Stuff is kicking off in Kashmir; a grim reminder that there is more than one way to end this planet. A bitter history of colonialism, sectarianism and cynicism coming to a head sounds a bit like everywhere else in the world too, eh.
Back home; the first parliamentary step towards abortion law reform passes, and the issues at the heart of Ihumātao are at the heart of New Zealand itself.
Also we talk talking, eating, and ASMR.
Chance the Rapper feat. Death Cab For Cutie - Do You Remember
Lucy Patané - En Toneles
Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
Hey kids, rock and roll.
50 years ago today the moon happened. We discuss the suspicion and paranoia that has infected the understanding of all power relationships since, occasionally with good reason.
Also, in the United States the president's slurring of the 'squad' manages to be both ethnofacism ratcheted to a new frightening degree, and just another banal increment in this same old goopy crud that was there from the start. Dangerous times all 'round.
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Half Manne Half Cocaine
Nas - N.Y. State of Mind
R.E.M. - Man on the Moon
Milkshake warfare in the streets. Radical centrism's part in the culture wars. Dave turns paranoid. Dan watched the dem debates. And with Johnson a hair's breadth from the prime ministership of the UK, what the bloody hell is going on over Europe ways?
Hatchie - Not That Kind
Cave In - Shake My Blood
Bad Religion - Faith Alone
The ACT party had a rebrand - at least that's what they'll tell you. Is Seymour doing enough, or doing it well enough, for people to care about this sort of stuff?
Tapu te Ranga suffered a tragedy, and Orangi Tamariki appeared to cause one. Amongst the many racisms is a tragic paternalism, and when New Zealand history is lauded for having less of the violent kind between coloniser and colonised it would pay to mind how insidious what we got truly was.
And the UK is going to be run by somebody. Strange but true.
Chase & Status ft Cutty Ranks - Retreat2018
Tim Heidecker - When I Get Up
Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands - I Study Horses
Hi. Here we are.
Somebody stole the budget and we've got to solve a series of increasingly devilish riddles to get it back! Why are so few MPs actually talking about the weed referendum? Are we in the midst of a culture war in New Zealand or is everybody just weird and shitty? Also, Bob Hawke died, which tells you something.
Skepta - You Wish
Hellrazor - Landscaper
Charly Bliss - Blown to Bits