Toy Guns, Toy Soldiers
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It was the toy guns that caught my eye first. They are not inherently strange things to sell, and nor were the camouflage t-shirt and (real) bullets displayed alongside. It could be standard fare, sans bullets, at any $2 Shop. This wasn't a $2 Shop, though: it was a Turkish war memorial on the Gallipoli peninsula.

Let's stop there. In my head, I had started formulating this piece as an experiential...

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This article originally appeared in 1972 (out now) and has been republished here with the generous permission of its editor, Duncan Greive.

The young recording engineer looked in some pain. Tennis balls were being smashed into his body at full speed, in front of a crowd of people. This wasn’t what he’d signed up for. He had been hired to work on one of the most expensive albums in New Zealand music history...

Theatre

Dreams takes place under the glow of a dozen lanterns, each disguised to form a sky of drifting clouds. On a stage crammed with beds and tousled sheets, members of The Blackbird Ensemble move as though they’re half-asleep, yawning widely as they stumble towards their instruments. They begin by playing soft lullabies to a curious audience - many of whom will have been drawn to The Basement by Claire Cowan...

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Toy Guns, Toy Soldiers
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Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
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Dissolving Walls: Claire Cowan of Blackbird Ensemble
Toy Guns, Toy Soldiers
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