The writer is a good beat reporter (if he is a little sloppy with the fact-checking), but is out of his comfort zone a little when he is not reviewing alt-country or straight rock.
Also, what is this factoid going around that the season 2 songs are not as a good or catchy as the first? They are a little different, simpler sure, but if anyone else was doing them, it would be "haven't lost a step."
Too much time on too many hands - too many ladies, not enough mans
HBO is based here and if they go back to NZ right after the tour and don't continue the show.....?
I'd send it to one of the last venues they're going to after calling first to see if they'd mind leaving it for them when they arrive. Or maybe even send it to a kind WTFer who's going to be at one of those shows.