Process

…receive test pressing of lp in post….

….listen to lp…..

…listen to lp with band….

…say “yes please” to record manufacturer people….

…receive large box of lps….(thank you Holiday Records on so many levels….you guys rock)…..

….open all the boxes…

…mmmm…records….

….make the covers….(we already printed them but “somebody” hadn’t glued ’em up yet)…..

….find booklet you DID prepare earlier…(it’s probably in THAT box)….

…all hand folded and stapled neatly….(sorry no vid’)….

…put them all together….

…oops!…don’t forget to hand stamp the labels (first identifying which side is which)….

…small printing blocks (cheers Tracer) taped together with masking tape may come in handy at this stage…

..place lps in in inners then inners in covers….add booklet…place in outer sleeve…

…and there you have it …

…all ready for the lp release on the 28th September at The Crown Hotel….

…see you there.

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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.

2017

…last sunset for the weather tree……things were built……shit got real……Tiny Pieces of Eight played under a bridge… …well, next to a bridge, but still my gig of the year….

…then Dee bought me a kitty…

…so I gave kitty an octopus…

…and wrapped it up…

…and gave it back to Dee….

…happy new year….

…soon.

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”).

When The Good Friend Dee Was On Tour

…I had “nothing-better-to-do”….

…so I did some doodling…some plotting out…started a few bits and pieces…IMG_2841

 

…(thank god she was only gone 5 days “that” was getting out of hand).

 

 

…(hope you didn’t enlarge the photo…some of that lot haven’t been posted yet…shoulda put in a spoiler alert).

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.

Tiny Pieces Of 8

…if you didn’t make it out to Chicks Hotel on Sunday to experience the official release of my good friend Deirdre Newall’s CD,Tiny Pieces Of 8, you probably won’t be able to fathom what a stunning performance you missed…

…not even by purchasing the CD (orders being taken in-store at Too Tone Records) and looking at these photos  whilst playing it, will you be able to re-capture the ambiance (om-bee-onse)…

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….even Chris & Swampy were worshipping at her feet….

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…worth the price of admission just see that.

..good on ya Dee…a damn fine musical artefact.

…further info…sound bites etc etc….

https://www.facebook.com/tinypiecesof8

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.