Sunday, July 29, 2007

Hey hey it (was) Saturday

I don't normally do political meetings, but I thought that George Galloway would be worth hearing. He didn't disappoint - I don't think any NZ politicians can match his oratory - he even does samples: "I told Tony Blair that the invasion of Iraq would not be the end, it would not be the beginning of the end, it would be the end of the beginning". (Original - Winston Churchill, 1942).

It was a very good turnout - the 800 seat hall was filled to capacity. That's a lot of people for a political meeting on a wet Saturday night in Auckland.

After that, and after lashing together a green glowy roadworkers top, I went to see Tom Cosm at Space. Cosm is amazing - he's known as a psy-trance DJ, but as Helix correctly pointed out last week, he's a whole lot more than that - he mashes together psy and breaks in a one-off live performance. (Using Ableton, a laptop and a couple of controllers). If you get a chance to see him touring with Pitch Black, go and do it...

3 comments:

xhile said...

Glad you enjoyed it. *hee* I brought Tom Cosm to Auckland, even if I didn't end up hosting or going to the party.

Good turnout?

Rich said...

Comfortably full - dance floor was packed in the main room. I'm not sure what that works out at in numbers, but a reasonable crowd. Also, there were a lot of new faces apart from the usual suspects.

MikeE said...

Would have liked to go to Cosm, but was busy... think I was at a DNB gig..

As opposed to mr Galloway:

"If you are asking did I support the Soviet Union, yes I did. Yes, I did support the Soviet Union, and I think the disappearance of the Soviet Union is the biggest catastrophe of my life. If there was a Soviet Union today, we would not be having this conversation about plunging into a new war in the Middle East, and the US would not be rampaging around the globe."