Lockdown 17/18

….wup!….missed a day….

…my official line of excuse runs – was to attempting to work on stressful holiday project in limited space, in middle of night, whilst endeavouring not to wake up Dee/whole fucking neighbourhood with power tool buzz/loud swearing, then ran out of creative patience so watched shows online instead of blogging….

….we live in tense times…

….I recommend resorting to music….

…wether it be in the green room whilst you’re supposed to be helping with side chores to the stressful holiday project….

…or wether you get inspired by Grace Of Spades on mixcloud….(check her out she has excellent taste in fine soulful tunes)….and feel the need to treat Dee to a birthday set to accompany her morning exercises…live and direct no headphones selecting from the library….(after shifting 300 tonnes of stressful holiday project so you can access the decks)….

….ah…music…the proper pathway to abandoning a stressful holiday project….

…stressful holiday project?….

…what stressful holiday project?….

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.

Employee Of The Month

…my good friend Dee… …for looking extra-piratey instore… IMG_4897     ….the gold teeth?…an after thought.

…(employee catch phrase of the month : “where’s my hat”).

Chick On The Mole

…stick “Aramoana” into google maps…IMG_2027

 

…the man made bit that sticks into the sea near the harbour mouth is “the Mole”….

….these pic’s were taken at the end of it…

…the chick is my good friend (long-suffering) Deirdre Newall…

 

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…here she is again with a big red boat behind her….

 

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…this is possibly NZs next entry in the Americas cup….(the boat, not the Deirdre)…

….I personally think that it stands a good chance of crushing team America…and can be put to practical use after we’ve won…(not as a reef ornament)….

….but in the mean time it’s the perfect colour for use as a prop for a promotional photograph for Deirdre’s forthcoming album…

https://www.facebook.com/tinypiecesof8/app_2405167945

…you can put your arms and leg down now Dee.