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Public Address 06/03/07 - That's Entertainment!

PUBLIC ADDRESS 06/03/07 - That's Entertainment!

That's Entertainment | Mar 06, 2007 09:54
Russell Brown's Hard News

In my column in the latest Idealog magazine, I lamented (a) the fact that none of the Flying Nun Record catalogue was available to New Zealanders for digital download, and (b) that F Nun's owner Warner Music was so fixated on DRM that it was ignoring the perfect vehicle for harnessing the sprawling Nun back catalogue: I'm happy to report progress on both fronts…,


Overheard at the Lantern Festival | Mar 05, 2007 14:22
Living the invasion with Tze Ming Mok

Sunday night David Tung, Chinese-American visitor with art collective The Long March: 'Who's Pansy Wong? She just came to the No Chinatown tent.' TM: 'And said?' DT: 'Hi, I'm Pansy Wong.' TM: 'What did you say?' DT: 'Hi, I'm David Tung...' TM: 'She's our only Chinese Member of Parliament.' DT:...,


Every Rose Has Its Thorns | Mar 05, 2007 13:06
Graham Reid's many things

As with many people, every day last week when I picked up the Herald the news made me feel a little . . . Uneasy? Unclean? Uncomfortable? But I have no wish to re-litigate that trial of those cops -- because that is being done over dinner tables and at...,


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