Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Black Science Orchestra - Keep On Keepin' On |Road To Washington|

In a previous life I used to wander to work at some ungodly hour and get on with stuff before anyone else arrived - this suited me as I am easily distracted so better to get things done and then talk and mooch much of the day away than not.

At the time I was very taken with this particular track and so on arrival at work I'd crank this up on my stereo and get into the workday mood... sometimes I'd replay it a few too many times. Was good as they say.

Whilst I'd be doing this the cleaners (poor souls) would be there doing their business and I always thought they hated with a passion my daily fix until I finished at that role and during one of my final days the cleaner told me they'd miss my morning wake up calls - I guess it was better than being there on their own, or perhaps they dug the tune... or maybe just maybe it was my smiley face - nah doubt its that one, I can be quite the grumpy pants first thing - at least until I play the right piece of music or have caffeined myself into oblivion

Whatever the reason the tracks still a cracker and if I was still in that office in Ireland street no doubt I'd still be using it as my morning wakeup call....

These days I rely heavily on the wiggles - which might explain my death wish stare.

Good morning and good day.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Walk me out

I condemn violence against women

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Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. In 2011 our campaign focus will be on two things: what men can do to change attitudes toward violence; and developing a narrative around positive male role models.

Monday, November 21, 2011


Bats on Saturday night was a real pleasant gig... and yep I mean pleasant in all its very un rock and roll implications

laidback, understated and fun which suited me just fine after a long day drinking and eating in and around the grey lynn festival - first time I've made it to the actual park since moving to, um, right beside the park - good to see all the drop ins and visitors we even had a nice fenceside chat with Mayor Len Brwon as he made his way to the park... on reflection we should have offered him a beer

Now The Bats didn't play this puppy though, my fave from their extensivve catalogue

next up for me The Clean, whoop whoop

perhasp I need a playdate?


Thursday, November 17, 2011

first gig of my Nunvember

with this lot


shame I'm so knackered and have a show to attend beforehand... beer shall get me through

better be

I'm a simple soul

but I think this is real clever and a cracking tune to boot I've searched youtub many times over the past few years waiting for someone to upload this track.... now if someone would just do the davy graham tune I adore I'll only have several thousand more songs to find

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


night of chill blue

Always adored this band and song... and today thanks to She's So Rad I'm in a repeat play loop of happiness

Night of Chill Blue by She's So Rad

do yourself a favour and go listen and download their cover and whilst doing so click play below and enjoy the magic of this stunning song.

Happy are we?

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Whats going on?

wondering why... memory is mine

I wonder if you're there doing the good work that good work does or someplace else

I doubt you're playing the piano but having typed that it amuses me to think perhaps if bashing the keys this would be in your repertoire

sometimes I just think too much about stuff I shouldn't

like badgers performing in milk wearing lady gaga-esk costumes

and zombies