This is the age of the civilised robot

I wrote a song called “Shadow Of The Factory” At that time I was working at a slaughterhouse Hosing down beef carcasses and listening to Hamlet on my sony walkman… Here is that song. BTW – my Best of Album is now on bandcamp The Best of by luke hurley The headphone speakers were installed inside ear muffs I was pleased with my innovation My dayjob was merely theatre The Royal Shakespeare Company performed Hamlet with me in my little Continue Reading ››

Blaise Pascal Observes

Blaise Pascal observes the absurdity of the human condition when it is out of sync with the divine or “absolute”. He observes the irony of life and the futility of claiming to have great knowledge.. He sums it up here “Instead of complaining that God has kept himself hidden, you will give him thanks that he has made himself so visible and you will give him further thanks that he has not revealed himself to the wise people full of Continue Reading ››

Great Shackleton It’s Good to be Home

It’s great to be back in NZ. Getting used to the different operating frequency. Certainly more easy going but its hard to take advantage of this you soon adjust to the change and do less with more time. Parkinsons Law …A task expands to fill the time available for its completion Hence since getting back I have become a star on NZ IDLE Talent scouts at the Ministry Of Social Development snapped me up I have a retainer I have Continue Reading ››

Australia then home

TODAY i head for oz My Samsung is now SAMDUNG It dont work at all So no photos Boo hoo The trip has so far been great There is a lot of Goodwill in the world I have been very fortunate so far Today I fly to OZ from Germany Will get another camera soon Until then I cant Keep you in the Picture but will be thinking of you all Really greatful for the Support given to me on Continue Reading ››

London Adventures cont.

Shackelton got his rope from this very shop. More than a hundred and ten years in biz Harper Collins. Went to harper collins to deliver some demos of an album of mine from back in the day I want them to publish my wee bookie with free album enclosed. Lots of rigmarole to get in. But i just wanted to deliver demos to editors. I am a big fan of Hamlet. Didn’t meet Ophelia though.

London Pt 2

Smart phone? yeah right. My smart phone alerted me to this place. The gate keeper told me there was a dress code i wasn’t cracking and that a ss was gonna set me back £50. These girls cracked it. The chosen ones heading for sushivana. The traditional pub. With a traditional pokey Leaning postbox. A real letter is something we all like to get but no one wants to send.

London Streets 2014

This is a genuine licensed London busker. To get a job like this you have to apply to be auditioned….wait several years to be auditioned and have about one chance in one hundred of being selected. Many are called few are chosen. And when you do get taken on you are not allowed to sell anything nor are you permitted to hand out even a biz card nor display any signs cause one company has sole advertising rights on everything Continue Reading ››