So I first wrote this on the 2nd of July before the shootings of innocent black men and before the police shootings. It seems odd to be in America during this time, especially having written what is below. I also tripped over a shotgun casing looking at fireflies just before taking that photo of the water tower in Louisville, the home town of Muhammad Ali, no less. Continue reading
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In response to the Orlando shootings I was going to discuss the media narrative, gun control, why any civilian would really need an easily reloadable 50 round weapon, that might just seem is only designed to mow down as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time. I was even going to talk about the relativity of religious extremism and how Christians have also managed to slaughter many people and have too punched above their weight in terms of oppressing the wimmins and the gays…. But I think we need another think piece on this, like we need another testicle. Instead, I will leave these two images here…
Here’s Tina Turntables with a bit of commentary:
I know we need another opinion piece instead of some real, quality investigative journalism like we need yet another asshole… That said….
I found it interesting how much press there was around a particular dating show on the week our Prime Minister was kicked out of parliament for not backing down from a lie he spun to divert from the huge questions arising around NZ being a tax haven and his involvement in it.
Tina Turntables sounds off after viewing the first episode of Vinyl…Marty Duda responds.
Ok first and foremost…shit is dire when Ray Romano is the best thing about your show… He is actually quite charming. I mean, this is something directed by Scorsese… SCORSESE!!! (I literally stopped and rewound to see “Directed by Martin Scorsese”, because I didn’t believe my eyes the first time). Out of the mouth of Mick Jagger even… you’d think there’d be some real grit to it.
I’ve realized that lots of people I know, who are awesome, are aware of Amy Schumer but not necessarily her work… or perhaps not her last season of particularly on-point work. I have been writing this ‘review’ for months now. I got some very lofty ideas… I tried to put her work and the work of other amazing ‘LADY’ comedian’s in a social political context… I got anxious and avoided writing this… I freaked out. In short, I made it too hard for myself. So, I have compiled a few of my favorite sketches of Schumer’s. I have said why I think her work is awesome –sheesh, even ‘important’. I hope you enjoy… I have decided to not concern myself on whether you agree or not. You can’t please everyone.
The 13th Floor’s Tina Turntables is back after a bit of a break. Here’s what’s on her mind this week…
First of all, an apology for my absence –writer’s block and other kinds of fuckery, maybe I’ll go into it sometime… in the meantime I will discuss a not very important subject in the overall scheme of things, what with upcoming elections, abducted school girls, poverty, Judith Collins and her sense of entitlement to control the media, and such… but this subject is my perspective on fame and photographers but it speaks to bigger stuff as well.
What you wear is actually very important, it helps you enjoy the whole day, I personally like to wear my super high wedges, a white mini skirt, a bikini top and my Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses.
Christmas –aghhh, so fraught with stuff and things… For many it’s a joy, a time to relax and spend time with family, it can be great if you have kids, all those cute rituals like lying to them about Santa etc. but for many it is just a lot of stress. Not everyone’s family is a joy; frankly, a lot of people have abusive family members, or those that have passed away, or at the very least ‘complex’ family dynamics -so the obligation to spend time with them -or without them, is anxiety central.
I had the infinite pleasure of catching an advance preview of Alan Partridge’s feature film Alpha Papa –which is to come out this week – and I have been hanging out to go again. I am planning to go this weekend with a group of other rabid Alan freak friends. I don’t want to over hype the film. The nature of comedy dictates one shouldn’t spoil lines, set ups, gags etc.
Lorde opened NZ’s “biggest night in NZ Music” with her number one song all around the world – that’s important cause we don’t really know if something’s really good unless America likes it. The song is a bit depressing and she could afford to show a bit more skin or something. She should also stop talking so much; it’s embarrassing, saying she’s a feminist and all that rubbish.
The recent “Roast Busters” controversy had got a lot of people riled up and a lot of people talking about how women are treated when they become the victims of sexual violence. The 13th Floor’s Sarah McMullan has just collected some of her thoughts on how recent television programmes may be adding to the problem (read her Sarah Square Eyes: Rape In Prime Time column here) and now Tina Turntables has written her latest column about some of the music world’s more defiant women.
I’m not talking about one of my all-time favorite groups from the 60’s, but the undead, I’ve had several interesting conversations on his subject lately and what with Halloween last week, I have had several exciting encounters…
We here at The 13th Floor take live music pretty seriously. Approximately half of our time seems to be spent at gigs. So, we’re acutely aware of how to behave at a show and also aware that many folks seem to be blissfully unaware. Fortunately, Tina Turntables has assembled a guide on how to behave properly. Please read it and take notes:
i know i have ranted on and on about this in the past, but you may not have heard it before and if you have or maybe we all need reminding… I’m sure I have been guilty of a few of them myself -with the exception of being topless and groping perhaps.
A few of my friends have made some disparaging jokes about Yoko Ono of late and I feel like it is the prime opportunity to get onto one of my favorite pet peeves…I LOVE YOKO!!! Ok I can see it’s really easy to take the piss out of someone that is that… unique.
What is there to say about the finale of Breaking Bad? I am at a bit of a loss for words… and maybe that’s just because it’s hard to say good-bye to those characters. It was certainly one hell of a ride.