Charlottesville is the unvarnished truth of America. Has the idea that sectarian clashes only happen to other people been one long PR job? The experience of seeing the world for what it is and not what its statues, stories and structures suggest is jarring.
Peter Dunne runs away. Are the dead rats swallowed in his ejection now to be regurgitated? That's an unpleasant sentence. The questionarification of New Zealand elections is a thing. Gareth Morgan is still a mondo plonker.
Bill English appears to be no better at this than last time, and Jacinda Ardern is very good. But what becomes of us, my darling, if we win? Are we destined to become monsters ourselves?
The Dandy Warhols - Thick Girls Knock Me Out (Richard Skarkey)
Filthy Friends - Windmill
David Rawlings - Cumberland Gap
Jasiri X - What If The Tea Party Was Black?
Also, hey, nuclear war.
In other news, a dude from Google puts the man in manifesto. Te TOP launch their bad campaign which is bad and they are bad for doing it. And in this time of uncertain leadership, can Mike Hosking reunite the nation?
This was recorded Saturday 12th NZ time so prior to the murder in Charlottesville - yet another event against which have a few political laffs feel so inadequate.
Ace of Base - All That She Wants
Speedy Ortiz - Everything's Bigger
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones, Pt. II
Motörhead - Eat The Rich
In a bit of a week, the unthinkable happens for the fourth or fifth time as Labour suddenly loses its leader. But has it gained a saviour?
Turei is still a goddamned hero, end of. We discuss the recent Black Hands podcast sensation.
And what of our masculine culture is upstream of our abstract economics? Dan got cat piss on him. TOP are bad. And you can die in this country if you have the wrong address.
Dead Cross - Idiopathic
Björk - Thunderbolt
SWIDT - Player of the Day
Alanis Morissette - Ironic