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.

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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.