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TheLoneRanger
Posted: Sunday, February 5, 2017 12:46:49 AM
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Wokstar wrote:
Ranger. I'm struggling to comprehend the relevance of a Gunners concert in the land of the fat arse chook to Bluesfest?

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11794775
At least you did not call her a fat arse chick.
Which reminds me,who is Sir Iv's Au cousin ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBuHqtiF7JU
And we have Sir Iv in superb musical style.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdWjYuwTTrU
"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2017 8:40:54 PM
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http://www.13thfloor.co.nz/?p=80227
Reggae is dropping in popularity .
If it was a festival of rappers,would the same be happening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdWjYuwTTrU
"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
mccin0000
Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 7:36:59 AM
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Reggae hasn't been popular for years but has a good cult following. The festival is postponed because Shaggy is the headline act. Many reggae acts have been suggested on this forum over the years - he was never on anyone's wish list. The promotion should had a forum to test people's appetite and asked its punters who they would like to see.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:20:26 PM
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mccin0000 wrote:
Reggae hasn't been popular for years but has a good cult following. The festival is postponed because Shaggy is the headline act. Many reggae acts have been suggested on this forum over the years - he was never on anyone's wish list. The promotion should had a forum to test people's appetite and asked its punters who they would like to see.

Research indicates that the promoter Andrew McManus is the Au based promoter whose company went belly up in 2011.
He has also had an association with Lenny Kravitz,who was scheduled to appear at Bluesfest,but cancelled.
If you suggest that Shaggy is the wrong headline act,in your opinion should he be undertaking more market research including asking younger "in the know music fans,who he should be booking ?

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/music-promoter-andrew-mcmanus-splits-with-wife-jacqueline-and-comforted-by-tania-zaetta-and-friends/news-story/0823bf4c9becc8bc88b1f0bf4c55f2ba

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdWjYuwTTrU
"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
bonddm20020000
Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:43:04 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
http://www.13thfloor.co.nz/?p=80227
Reggae is dropping in popularity.

I blame the sniffer dogs!
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:53:58 PM
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bonddm20020000 wrote:
TheLoneRanger wrote:
http://www.13thfloor.co.nz/?p=80227Reggae is dropping in popularity.

I blame the sniffer dogs!

A very pertinent point.We have evolved into a much more regulated society,designed to deal with master crooks,which has resulted in all of us being treated with suspicion.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/89178897/flashback-nambassa-festival-1979-attracts-60000-hippies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdWjYuwTTrU
"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 8:24:06 AM
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11864545

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdWjYuwTTrU
"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
freexone
Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 2:42:56 PM
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What sort of message does it send when the detection dogs are only there for 2 days out of the 5?
And even then they packed-up at Sundown and went home.
Some people would say this adds to the already bad smell of hypocrisy about the whole exercise.

It would be really interesting to do a FOI request to find out how many people were arrested over the 3 limited occasions when they were there,
and to see the breakdown of how many dealers were caught, and with what.
And how many arrests were for cannabis possession and with how much?

And what person of good will would begrudge a citizen finding out this sort of information?
If it's such a good thing, those who endorse this would surely not be worried about people knowing the truth,
would they?

I am inclined to support detection of powders and pills, but this flawed exercise needs to have a serious and honest review of it's purpose.
At least to have some little bit of credibility going forward.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 7:04:41 PM
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I only saw the nice Doggie outside the gate once.
Very friendly & low key.
The message was we are not going to carry out a walk thru the tent & sit down beside the smuggler.
But stay outside the airport terminal to encourage you to dispose of illicit substances by putting them in the bins provided,or donating them to people holding out upside down caps.
Top marks for public relations.
As friendly & helpful as the festival staff.
Fantastic vibes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdWjYuwTTrU
"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
freexone
Posted: Friday, June 2, 2017 12:17:07 AM
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Thanx for your opinion..
Lets see if there are any other people of good intent, who may also have a legitimate opinion about the matter..
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Friday, June 2, 2017 1:46:48 PM
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Prime Ministers give it the thumbs down.
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2017/01/has-pm-bill-english-smoked-marijuana.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdWjYuwTTrU
"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Sunday, June 4, 2017 3:44:50 AM
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11867672
Dogs are fantastic companions & play an increasingly important role in law enforcement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdWjYuwTTrU
"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
freexone
Posted: Friday, June 9, 2017 5:33:19 PM
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Once again, thank you for yet another knowledgeable reply.
Seeing your multiple posts once again confirms your passionate interest about this issue,
your advocacy is apreciated by all.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Friday, June 9, 2017 8:47:43 PM
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https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/boney-m-fans-feel-ripped
I do not want hear any more grizzles about what Bluesfest does or does not offer for the ridiculously cheap ticket prices.
By comparison,Au punters are snapping up Phoney M tickets for $125.
For 50 minutes ?
Cunning plan to add 3 support acts.
But that only serves to emphasize that after 50 minutes they run out of songs.
The answer of course is to repeat the songs.
What audience would complain.
The Troggs performed "Wild Thing " twice all those years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdWjYuwTTrU
"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 4:25:30 PM
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freexone wrote:
What sort of message does it send when the detection dogs are only there for 2 days out of the 5?
And even then they packed-up at Sundown and went home.
Some people would say this adds to the already bad smell of hypocrisy about the whole exercise.

Well it is less hypocritic than having a megabuck collecting speed camera where they have a 60 km speed limit on a motorway.
I'll vote to keep the nice doggies & ban the revenue collecting robots.
https://www.echo.net.au/2014/01/ewingsdale-speed-camera-cash-cow/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdWjYuwTTrU
"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
waffles
Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:39:37 PM
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that camera was not on the motorway but on the old highway at the bottom of st. Helena hill....where several people had been killed.
while I don't agree with the revenue it raised,there was at least 4 signs warning of the 60klm limit.
that article is 3 years old.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
freexone
Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 11:58:03 PM
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They do get you though...
On the way up this year, One of my mates got lost attempting to find the badly signposted 'new' Hunter Motorway.
Stupidly he kept losing himself onto the still current section of the New England Highway through Newcastle surburbia; and then there's this Newcastle Link Road bit
and it's all too confusing so he did the obvious thing and increased velocity until an 'appropriate approved traffic enforcement device' came into view.
Then he rapidly reduced velocity, as fast as possible... (but too late..)
c0kebloke
Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 3:51:00 AM
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Some would say "stick to the speed limit & you won't get fined"& to be honest i used to think the same until seeing some sections of road that have changes of speed limits all within a very small section of road.
Just out of the town I live in has a road with 4 speed limits within a very short distance.



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TheLoneRanger
Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 12:04:20 PM
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c0kebloke wrote:
Some would say "stick to the speed limit & you won't get fined"& to be honest i used to think the same until seeing some sections of road that have changes of speed limits all within a very small section of road.Just out of the town I live in has a road with 4 speed limits within a very short distance.

In Au there appears to be an obsession with this.Constantly changing speed limits are particularly difficult for visitors,and especially at night when you are concentrating on finding the correct route.
If you are a local,driving on familiar roads,you know where the speed limit signs are.
We do not have any fixed speed cameras in the entirity of the province.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdWjYuwTTrU
"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
freexone
Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 7:01:55 PM
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I thought there were, 'appropriate approved traffic enforcement devices' (speed cameras) at Clunes?
Or is that a different province? - ie not Byron Shire ?

Not bothered by them. They always signpost them pretty well.
It's the 'for profit' contracted operators with their ATED's that sometimes seem to set-up at places that give many motorists an impression they are more about revenue raising than road safety.
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