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