Deedrees Rekkid

…celebrated the release of Dee’s new album, “She Shanties For Frank”, a week back…

…wicked gig in a great room (let’s do that again)…didn’t get many (if any) good picks from the back (and under the influence)….but maybe if you know this guy…

…he recorded quite a bit of the gig and took loads of photos….

…anyways….

https://www.tpo8.com/music.html

…hit the address above go to the “music” section and there’s a couple of tunes to listen to….and if you click on the “She Shanties For Frank” image it will take you to band camp where you can download the album…..

….also available on cassette locally….

…and in these covers with a lyric booklet…(cover image and screen printing by Chris…booklet hand drawn/water colour washed by Dee….foldingstaplinggluingtrimming by me…)

…when we receive the round black plastic inserts…huge props to Holiday Records…bringing vinyl production back to NZ for the first time since last century…

….bring the noise.

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Goodbye Mr Yuck Pantry

…or… “What I Did With My Week’s Holiday”…

….pantry inserted into old kitchen entry at end of hallway circa “when-everything-was-built-with-horrid-MDF”….sans ugly fake wood grain doors….

…enter 4+ days of hard, no building experience, labour….

…scratch built from a couple of pieces of rimu I got from friends, a huge rimu cabinet with three sliding doors that came from the folks new house, a couple of pallets from work and part of the counter from that shop I used to own…

…almost everything fits….

…and it makes me dislike my freezing cold pre 1900, mucked about by philistines, kitchen a little less….especially with it’s new found expansive sweeping views up the hallway….

….(actually, this will be blocked up again and I’m having a whole-house-heating log burner installed)….(just in time for the end of spring)….

Four Horsemen Of The Tootonepocalypse

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…only 8 more shopping days till No Tone…

…Famine, War, Pestilence and Death are giving the bins a good going over…

…but as their tastes lean towards Gregorian Chant Best Ofs, there are still plenty of gems to be acquired…

…hurry before stocks become unavailable in a retail setting.

 

….oh…and the obituaries have started….

https://poplibnz.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/farewell-too-tone-records/

…cheers Ian.

Holiday Opening Hours

….(why didn’t someone tell me Xmas was that close)….

….CLOSED Sunday 25th December (Christmas Day)

Monday 26th December (Boxing Day)

….usual hours apply between the stat’s but I reserve the right to piss off early if it’s not busy…not before 4.30 , I promise… : )

Sunday 1st January (New Years Day)

Monday 2nd January

…last lot of new stock available for “viewing” 27th December 10.30 am…..

….pictured below are the last Lps that I’ll clean for Too Tone stock….

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…(with a tear in my eye & OSS/RSI in my shoulder).

Not The Right Ending

….was scanning thru the old sketch book that this idea is drawn from…scan

….and the original idea called for the ice cream scoops to be represented by frozen chicken-thing heads…..

…that’s at least 5 non-grossiosity demerit points for me.

Down And Out In A Secret Location

…it was supposed to be a holiday….

IMG_3155IMG_3156IMG_3158…dinner time – day one….IMG_3159IMG_3160IMG_3162IMG_3163IMG_3170IMG_3171IMG_3172IMG_3174IMG_3175…name of secret location blurred to keep it secret….IMG_3178IMG_3180IMG_3182IMG_3183…dinner time  – day two…IMG_3184IMG_3187IMG_3188IMG_3189IMG_3191IMG_3192IMG_3193IMG_3194IMG_3195IMG_3196…Dee arrives day 3….IMG_3199…aww hell…here’s the whole thing….IMG_3201

…you can keep a secret, can’t you?…IMG_3202

…(been hankering to make some circus side show banners…can’t get an old tent for love nor money at the moment so I’m starting with these canvas fold up beds that I found….just feeling my way thru the process so I can fool myself into thinking I know what I’m doing when I finally track down something larger…”treated” the canvas with a couple of coats of interior low sheen vinyl paint, y’know, like gesso but cheaper because it was in the shed….8 test pots from the local Resene’s paint outlet and a $10 pack of assorted “artists” brushes from the Stationary Warehouse to aid with the colouring in…and there you have it…approx’ 30 hrs of holiday mayhem over 2 and a half days….very relaxing…..finishing touches going on over the next couple of days…more pic’s once it’s done).