Music and passion and blockchain

Got invited to play five songs live on my fav station* with Steve Upston engineering and Jessie asking me a few questions. And my New Years resolution is to answer emails and show great-attitude regarding support from all of you. Thank you again. * was played at 2:30pm on Dec 15th afternoons on RNZ. See NZlive link or direct podcast here if the player below isn’t visible.  The first song played was “The Sound”. John Renbourn of Pentangle was name-checked as an early … Continue reading Music and passion and blockchain

A perfect day in leafy over privileged inner suburbia

Casting my mind back to the days prior to making HIGH RISK late last century in fact. The day it happened was a perfect day in leafy over privileged inner suburbia”. There was the father in law loading up the trailer with the few things needed from the old life; And in a moment they will get in his car. The wife and the kids and just about everything of any meaning, Will cruise sedately down the driveway and out … Continue reading A perfect day in leafy over privileged inner suburbia

Have you heard of Pop Up Shows?

Dan the pilot affirmed that CDs are far superior. His life depends on checks. Have you checked yet? Listen to your fav track on Cleptofy and then on cd. One will sound like a goat crapping into a tin can and the other will sound vaguely like music. Better still vinyl. But that’s another story. Taylor Swift hasn’t suffered from withdrawing from Cleptofy. Her latest album is just shy of 5 million in sales. Not bad! 5 million listens on … Continue reading Have you heard of Pop Up Shows?

Taranaki tomorrow – live is way better than a stream

Had a great chat with Murray at Stebbing Recording. We were discussing CDs and how sales have plummeted by 70% but are starting to rise again. We agreed that a track off Spotify sounds thin compared to the same track played on a CD player. CDs are significantly better would you not agree? If you can be bothered try listening to your fav track on cleptofy …..correction Spotify. And then play the same track on the cd album it was … Continue reading Taranaki tomorrow – live is way better than a stream

People of the streets not on the guest list

Played at an exhibition opening the other day that featured photos of street people. Awesome work as you can see. The guests  really wanna help these guys. But none were on the guest list.

The place was crowded out and high rollers turned up and the general vibe was authentic.   Bit like when Beethoven was all the rage but no one wanted him to do a house concert coz he would wreck the piano.

There’s the artist with the gallery boss and the artist with his associates.

Likewise these guys inspire great art but are themselves excluded from the opening.

It’s one thing thinking it’s good to be there for the down and out but it’s the too hard basket to give significant time to them. If time is money the time it would take to bring real hope is just way way way over budget.

But it’s a magnificent exhibition and it was literally an overnight sensation at  the high profile gallery hosting it. They didn’t even mention it on their website.  I thought “funny”.

But like most artistic enterprises in Auckland it’s not important unless it comes from overseas.

Let Me Take You By The Hand And Lead You Thru The Streets Of Auckland

You have to visit the Auckland CBD to witness the exponential increase in homeless people Property investors have had their fun in creating the biggest bubble in history. While some wait for the bubble to burst with a slump in property values. Others are experiencing the burst already in terms of not being able to afford a place to live. And where do many of them head? Into town or head for the hills. The hills are better but if … Continue reading Let Me Take You By The Hand And Lead You Thru The Streets Of Auckland