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A Beautiful Death

pantograph-punch.com — A Beautiful Death It seems ridiculous that I spent a chunk of Friday evening weeping pathetically over the end of Campbell Live. Neither John Campbell nor his team burst into flames after his last ka kite anō. They'll find new jobs. We'll hear from them again. It's not the end.

Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times

pantograph-punch.com — 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 - the debut by internet entrepreneur and fugitive from US justice, Kim Dotcom.
Apr 20, 2015

Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making of @kimdotcom's "Good Times" pantograph-punch.com/post/madness-a…

Apr 20, 2015

RT @HaydenDonnell: My oddly in-depth investigation into the wild recording and bombastic release of Kim Dotcom's album Good Times: pantograph-punch.com/post/madness-a…

Air NZ flyers forced to bid for seats

nzherald.co.nz — Air New Zealand is being accused of driving away its most loyal customers with a recent overhaul of its Airpoints rewards system. - New Zealand Herald
Mar 19, 2015

@thatjohn @lancewiggs it isn't - there have been many lines in the sand nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/ar… Issue is a captive market

Bar/fly: Sapporo, Japan

Japan: Where the view is stunning and rare

Game review: Dark Souls II

Apr 21, 2014

I used to go out. Now I read Dark Souls II guides in my spare time. A review: nzh.tw/11239274

Missing Screws and Disappearing Months: Living in the Shadow of a Traumatic Brain Injury

pantograph-punch.com — When my wife Rachel started screaming for me, I wasn't there. She'd been sitting at a table having lunch when a light fitting fell three metres and split her scalp. As the blood started dribbling off her hair and into her hands, she yelled at my friend Strahan, "Get Hayden."
Aug 14, 2013

An essay about the moment my wife suffered a traumatic brain injury and the difficult months following: pantograph-punch.com/missing-screws…

Aug 14, 2013

RT @HaydenDonnell: An essay about the moment my wife suffered a traumatic brain injury and the difficult months following: http://t.co/StpW…

Aug 15, 2013

RT @HaydenDonnell: An essay about the moment my wife suffered a traumatic brain injury and the difficult months following: http://t.co/StpW…

Sep 01, 2013

Many kind words about Rachel's story. I couldn't have done it without @incorrect_pin. It was on her site first: bit.ly/19iTIiU

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