Friday, December 26, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The second and final test has ended in a draw, there is a reason why the Windies are seventh and we are eighth, both teams gave up and just wanted a draw, with New Zealand needing 92 runs from the last nine overs and the Windies needed five wickets, both teams just looked at each other and decided to end the match early.
Can you imagine this happening in the Australia versus South African series, not a chance.
Monday, December 22, 2008
1: Billy Joel to Return to New Zealand next year.
2: Garth Brooks to come out of retirement.
3: Seinfeld to do a reunion show.
4: Andy Kaufman to announce he is alive.
5: New Zealand entertainment web pages to go one year without doing any stories on Z grade singers such as Britney, JLo, Spice Girls, Robbie Williams, Kate Perry or any other manufactured artists.
6: All boy racers to take a vow of suicide.
7: The warriors to win the NRL.
8: The Cardinals to win the NFL.
9: George Strait to come to New Zealand
10: Peace on earth.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Hey TVNZ, it was Olympic year, it was the year we had three Gold medalist, it was the year our Junior girls footballers took the world by storm and most important of all, it was the year that THE KIWIS WON THE RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP!!!!!!
So why the heck on your last show of the year, your xmas show, your big star of the show to help celebrate Paul holmes retirement was Johan Lomu?
What a slap it the face to the Oylympians and the Kiwis. You guys are aware that he hasnt played for years and his big feat was 13 years ago.
It really doesnt matter what a kiwi sport does, does it TVNZ? No matter how great the feat is, no matter how historical, everything things comes down to Lomu, a retire union player who never won a world cup.
I feel sorry for famous people who come down here, because when they do, the only questions you guys can come up with is, "Have you heard of Lomu?"
So lets sum up, the kiwis won the world cup this year, our footballers did well, and we got three olympic medals, but as it has been since 1995 you guys can only gush and have time for a retired sports star who played a minorty sport.
Wake up TVNZ, Lomu is irrlevant, and a lot of people know that, except for NewZealand sports Journos.
I personally have nothing against Lomu, its the media attention that our one eyed journos give him, at the cost of current sports stars like Scott Dixion that I have a problem with.
So TVNZ, listen carefully, it's not 1995, its 2008, GET WITH THE PROGRAME.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wow. I said to my mate, I felt privileged to be at the show. To see such an amazing talent singer songwriter, on stage for two hours singing songs that you identify with for the last 30 years of your life was special.This had to be one of the greatest concert experiences of my life time.
I was so thrilled that he sang "The Entertainer" I have come to love that song over the past seven years.
It was hit after hit after hit, My Life, Just the way you are, moving out, only the good die young, and of course piano man, for two solid hours he showed what a real artist is, a singer song writer who can moved a sell out crowd of 12 thousand of all ages.
He was very funny in between songs, joking with the crowd, and telling us how songs become about.
All in all , this had to be one of the best nights of music you could hope to experience.
Well done to the Piano man.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Believe it or not, acclaimed Producer/Director has remade the original Friday the 13th movie. It's not a direct remake as such, but in terms of the story, its set after Camp Crystal Lake reopens.
The movie is due to hit the cinemas on February 13th.
Why would Michael Bay take on this franchise?, that has since become a bit of a joke, well perhaps the success of Freddy Versus Jason spurred him on? Will he take this series and try to give it credibility?
The two trailers will leave viewers confused, one trailer seems like the movie is going to be your typical B grade Jason Horror movie, a bunch of actresses in their late twenties playing teenagers, get drunk , strip off and get killed by Jason.
The another trailer though, gives this movie hope, he seems to want to give it a darker, more grown up edge, with plenty of genuine frights! So who knows?
It's a huge risk for Bay, if this thing flops, which the critics will hope it well, then Bay will lose a lot of his standing, but if he turn this into something special, then his stock will soar.
Time will tell.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This is Jesse Ryder, he is a man in his early twenties, in his late teens he had a problem with Booze, he made the NewZealand cricket team this year, when they beat England, a senior member of the team decided it would be a good idea to take him out for a beer, and well as you know the rest is history.
He is back in the team, Mills isn't, but wants to be, I beg of anyone in Dunedin to keep Mills away from this man, the New Zealand team needs Ryder to bolster the middle order, but Mills needs his drinking buddy and cannot be trusted.
So Mill's please stay away from Dunedin and the younger players in the Blackcaps, we really need a victory here, and if Ryder can stay of the booze we just might get one.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Every year, when there is a big story on the sporting scene in New Zealand, (Beckham's visit) some New Zealand rugby writer comes out with a story on how we dont appreciate Lomu.
For 14 years we have been told how great he is, how humble he is, how he has never got the credit he deserves.
It's like rugby journos in NewZealand have a chip on their shoulders, if another sport or sporting star is in the spot light.
Yes we get it Duncan, Lomu is a legend of his sport, he is worshipped by rugby union people overseas, although he is not as popular as yourself, Joeseph Romanos, Brendon Telfer make him out to be, and when us kiwis travel overseas, people actually dont come up to us and say "I know nothing about your country, but I know who Lomu is"
If he was as popular as you make him out to be, then Addias would pay him as such, yet he no where nears commands the salary of Footballers, Basketballers, Ice Hockey and track and field stars.
I say good on Lomu for staying humble, and coming back from a serious illness, he seems a genuine great guy. My wish is for Lomu to be used for promotion for the RWC.
My other wish is for the NZ media to stop shoving him down our throats and telling us we don't love him enough, it gets old after 14 years.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Murder has been committed on music row. There are many indictments, the trial should last at least six months. This blogger will personally blog the latest updates, every now and then. A bunch of country artists and radio guys have been charged with killing country music, are they guilty or innocent?
Who knows, first up on the witness stand is George Strait, the questions are going to be tough.
A big thanks to newsmax from country weekly for coming up with this idea.