Feastock 2016

…excuse…IMG_9929…brunch…(thank you Crusty Corner)…IMG_9703IMG_9705IMG_9706…snacks…IMG_9707IMG_9714IMG_9715…snack police….IMG_9718IMG_9719…usual suspects….usual spot….IMG_9722…hangin’ at the water cooler…IMG_9708…pictures…IMG_9713…bright lights….IMG_9742…these guys…IMG_9733IMG_9743IMG_9744IMG_9737IMG_9739…heads…IMG_9734IMG_9750IMG_9752IMG_9756…no second breakfast….(goodnight Crusty Corner)…IMG_9767…moonlit lights…IMG_9777….elsewhere in the valley….IMG_9771

….another damn fine time at Fea Street…

…an enormous thank  you to everyone for making it a safe, enjoyable day for everyone else.

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Trippy

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Left or Right…Trippy…now available on vinyl at Too Tone Records.

…(awesome gig…thank you for letting me & Dee in guys)….

Support Dunedin Musicians Today

…so that the street walking….IMG_8358

…and the pole dancing…IMG_8372

…and the “chest as a billboard”….IMG_8359

…can stop.

 

…(go to band camp or google the hell out of “Left or Right” & “Iron Mammoth”)

…(see you all at Featstock).

In Absentia

…after taking my cold/man flu out to that gig at the Crown on Thurs’ night I had nothing left in the tank to take part in this….IMG_6402

 

…sorry guys, I know you were relying on my photo journalistic “skills” for promoting the album…

..in lieu of turning up I thought I’d share this pic’ of Callum thinking about what to write down as he listens to the rough mix instore @ Too Tone…IMG_5936

…and this pic’ of Callum writing the stuff he thought of down instore @ Too Tone…

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…and this pic’ of Seedy thinking about how many pages of stuff Callum is going to write down whilst he is instore across the road at the New World Supermarket….

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…and this picture of a starfish because Met’ lives in Invercargill and that is too far to go for a pic’ of him thinking and/or writing stuff down….IMG_6381

….buy this….

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….CD avail’ at Too Tone…

…or….

…support the vinyl campaign here…

https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/4058-left-or-right-trippy-gatefold-12-vinyl-fundraiser

…and don’t go out late on a week day if you have a CD release to attend.

…Too Tone records has been inundated with unprecedented quantities of supporters of the Afghani Cricket Squad….IMG_4057

 

….or is it the ZZ Top Album Recreation League’s biennial rendition of the “El Loco” lp cover?…

…any way…nice lads, even if one of them does have something attached to his thigh with masking tape.

I Think I Was At Sammy’s

…to see my good friend Dee’s musical collective, Tiny Pieces Of Eight, perform…IMG_1252 IMG_1253 IMG_1254 IMG_1256 IMG_1257 IMG_1259

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…and perform they did…from free noise to country to funk to wall-of-sound-folk-a-delica…

…they sound awesome, go see ’em…

…then I went thru this door here…

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…and found way too much beer…

…of course Mr H. was the only thing in focus after awhile…

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…sometimes, no matter how messed up you get, you push the button and it works…

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…and sometimes…

 

 

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…not so much…

…thank you for another wonderfully boozy night, LoR…

…my head hurts.

No Post Yesterday But I Have An Excuse

…my good friend Dee was house sitting for friends in the hills overlooking the Otago Peninsula…

…I went up for dinner on Sunday evening…

…the weather took a turn for the f**king terrible…

….and we got snowed in Sunday Night…

…then frozen over on Monday night…IMG_1188

 

…finally freed ourselves on Tuesday afternoon…

 

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…and for people who think I was making it up so I could play in the snow….

 

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…here’s some pictures…IMG_1162 IMG_1164 IMG_1168 IMG_1175 IMG_1176 IMG_1177 IMG_1179 IMG_1180 IMG_1181 IMG_1184 IMG_1186

 

…japanese station wagon without chains in slushy refrozen snow equals no traction + swearing to the power of 10….

…many thanks to Kirsten, Scott & Alice for the comfy bed , food, rural animal-feeding distractions and towage past the insurmountable drive-way hump…

…Thank you Seedy & Callum from Left or Right for emergency signage co-ordination….

…fuck you, anonymous detractor (I’m picking Simon C, but he’ll deny it!)…

…normal transmission starts now.

Feastock 2014 Ate My Homework

…after selling all the tickets of Feastock 2014…IMG_0525

 

…I attended…IMG_0856

 

…Seedy had chewed his nails so far down that he had to switch to pineapple lumps…
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..Crispy appeared to be filming blind…IMG_0840

 

…and Callum was behind the stacks practicing his “thank-yous” announcement…IMG_0841

 

…well practiced he was, thanking Too Tone 3 times in the course of his speech….(did I make too much fuss about being left out last year?)….

…to shorten the toilet queues, security were directing the lads to this oasis of alternative utrination…

 

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…mmmm….sulubrious….

…you guys might want to not encourage that next year…the puddle was getting hard to negotiate (with) by the end of the event…

 

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…and don’t tell any one how shitfaced, Dee and AJ were….

 

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…as per-ususal my Feastock ends in a hazy red blur for another year.

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…the authorities have all the photographic evidence, they know who you are.

 

…(it is taking ages too get over the excesses of saturday..normal transmission may never be resumed).

Last Minute Wedding Gits

…was accosted last week by these be-suited ragamuffins…

…off to a wedding they were…or a was it a bank heist?…

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…anyway… that wasn’t enough of an excuse to excuse them from “Dunedin-muscians-in-red-wigs” duty…

…last seen heading up the North East Valley in vintage buses…

…possibly off to Bethunes Gully for an outdoor ceremony…

…it pissed down 29 minutes later.

Feastock 2013

…yeah…. Feastock only had one ticketing outlet this year…they sold out in under a week…IMG_1070

…closed the shop early…and had to come back 5 minutes later to correct the sign…

..up the hill…

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…made sure Sam had all the right passes…

…found out that he doesn’t wash that green &  yellow ensemble between Feastocks… but he does keep it in a special draw…

…next, establish the whereabouts of beer…IMG_1074

…easy, followed Steve’s back trail…

(Oleh, you are a legend, the beer was superb, if only I hadn’t consumed so much!)

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…Crispy, scaffolder extraordinaire and helpful beer dispensary supervisor…

…now off to my “traditional” spot

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…and that’s what 300+ people in your back yard looks like…

… if you follow these wires…IMG_1113

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…you’ll find Logan concentrating on the middle distance…

…or watching Callum doing the shout-outs…

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…not to be confused with Callum holding the revised, edited, updated and complete list of shout outs…IMG_1102

…Radio One?…IMG_1092

…hell, that ol’ thing can run on remote…. (can’t quote him directly, but that was pretty much the gist of our conversation)…

…the show after Jamie’s may have been on auto as well…

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…for reasons that shall remain…er… reasons.

Hey Seedy!..Who’s on next?…

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…Left or Something?…IMG_1156IMG_1157IMG_1165

…and then things started to get a little dim….

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…and we staggered home.

Feastock…damn that was fun!

 

more Feastock 2013 pic’s at https://boredinarecordshop.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/what-too-tone-really-did-at-feastock/