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Yuuuup. This is happening right now #radiohead

Just went to Radiohead after 14 years of me being a fan and them not coming to New Zealand. This photo was taken by a person who must have been sitting pretty much right next to me.
It was a great night. Myxomatosis is delicious.

venustong:

Yuuuup. This is happening right now #radiohead

Just went to Radiohead after 14 years of me being a fan and them not coming to New Zealand. This photo was taken by a person who must have been sitting pretty much right next to me.

It was a great night. Myxomatosis is delicious.

Remember, Remember

The fifth of November. etc.

I’ve been really bad at blogging this year. Not too much has happened in my music-world though. Relatively. Tumblr has mainly been a place for me to lurk around comic blogs and fitness blogs, generally hoping that the latter will inspire me to be healthy. As a side note, fitness blogs are called fitblrs, which I think is a really dumb word. Maybe tinycaster is my musicblr?

Anyway, here’s what’s happening:

• I’m working at a music store. Generally speaking, this hasn’t led to ridiculous purchases, or even much temptation. Rickenbackers aside. Gosh I want (another) one.

Great North is putting out our first music video soon. It’s for Lead Me To The Light. I’m really looking forward to it. Saw a draft cut and it’s pretty sweet. Second video is already being worked on, too.

Avalanche City is still going, but the whole band hasn’t been together in one building in a number of months. I think a lot of three- or four-piece incarnations of the band have been performing around the world. Rumours of possible summer gigs…

• I keep considering recording an album of my own. I have a conceptual covers album idea. And maybe eight originals I’d like to do. These are separate projects, of course. But other times I wonder if it’s worth the time/effort…

So Great North is playing at the Kings Arms this Friday with two of my favourite bands, which is pretty super exciting.
But then, exactly one month from now, we’ll be playing in my favourite venue - the Powerstation, as one of the supporting bands for the Gunslinger’s Ball.

Throw in seeing Tim and Eric (also at the Powerstation) live a week after Kings Arms, and Radiohead a week after Gunslinger’s, and I’ve got a pretty good Spring ahead of me.

So Great North is playing at the Kings Arms this Friday with two of my favourite bands, which is pretty super exciting.

But then, exactly one month from now, we’ll be playing in my favourite venue - the Powerstation, as one of the supporting bands for the Gunslinger’s Ball.

Throw in seeing Tim and Eric (also at the Powerstation) live a week after Kings Arms, and Radiohead a week after Gunslinger’s, and I’ve got a pretty good Spring ahead of me.

Next up: This gig! I can’t wait for this one.

Next up: This gig! I can’t wait for this one.

Great North at the Auckland Town Hall. 01/09/2012

Great North at the Auckland Town Hall. 01/09/2012

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.

Every now and then something not related to music is so exciting that I’ll chuck it on this blog. This is easily one of those times.

This is where I’ll be on Saturday.

This is where I’ll be on Saturday.

K.I.D.S. by Farah Loux

Not my music, but I got to play a bald-headed big-bearded larping barbarian in the video. Glasses provide tasteful anachrony.

On tour again soon! First time since Winery Tour with Avalanche City in February-March. This time it’s with Great North, supporting our new album Halves.
Sadly I won’t be at the South Island shows - but having toured there on two consecutive Summers, I’m know I’m not that sad to miss out on a weekend in a South Island Winter.

On tour again soon! First time since Winery Tour with Avalanche City in February-March. This time it’s with Great North, supporting our new album Halves.

Sadly I won’t be at the South Island shows - but having toured there on two consecutive Summers, I’m know I’m not that sad to miss out on a weekend in a South Island Winter.

"At last, the best album of NZ Music Month"

The New Zealand Herald has given our album Halves a glowing review.

The warm welcome that this album has been given by all media in general feels like my best achievement in my career as a musician. I (and the rest of Great North) are really proud of this creation, and it’s just nice that we’re not the only ones who feel like we might have something here that other people might enjoy. Check it out here on nzherald.co.nz or try to read the scan:

Great North Halves Review

Skip the first 20 mins because you don’t care about Sinead O’Connor or any of the Wainrights. Everyone in the band gets a name drop except for me!