Hello friendly readers. Hope you are thriving.
Monday (14th Dec ) about 6am and about 160ks from Christchurch* as i drove away from this picnic spot in the direction of Christchurch i heard something slip and fall. * Possibly near the Lewis Pass.
Stopped the car had a look in the backseat assuming the sound was internal. The back hatch was open but it appeared nothing had fallen out and a heavy briefcase in the back seemed to be displaced and this seemed to account for the sound i had heard.
Everything seemed to be in order so i drove on to Diamond Harbour only to discover on arrival that the guitar i needed for the recording session was missing. Only then did it click.
It had fallen out the back way down the line hundreds of Ks away. And it was THE guitar that we affectionately call Gods guitar. Its an 80s fender strat plus. One of the first ever made according to Jeff Becks specs.
It has been lent to many people over the years and returned with many stories associated with its wonderful tone. It’s been stolen twice and recovered by the most amazing circumstances. It seems to just go where it will. So here is my special request to you. Please get the word out.
And below here is a photo of that guitar. If you find it please let me know. It would be great to get it returned. If you are in or near Christchurch it can be sent to audio-centric
Did you have a listen to The Jungle yet. Newest music recording over on Bandcamp
More info on The Jungle is here.
Thanks everyone. Would be great to get the strat back if at all possible.
Hello everyone. I am in Dunedin briefly and need to mention these gigs i am doing this week. Short notice indeed but thats normal with me as promo doesn’t come easily and its the last thing i get around to
Saturday at Adjo 10 Bank St dinner and a show essential to book so if for any reason you cant contact the owners of this lively Danish performance venue then call me directly or text…02102592919 and i will book it myself. Fact is its a tiny venue so we can get away with micro promo.
Adjø is nordic cuisine check the menu
Hosting a show that promos happy isles and the new ep ‘The Jungle’ and thanks Darren Hammond who was the first to buy a copy of The Jungle.
Last person to play here was Delaney Davidson. Also they had Soaked Oats dreampop
Check their website for the promo of the event.
“ADJØ is an intimate licensed cafe and gallery focusing on emerging artists and cuisine from the Nordic kitchen. Our space is here to provide an alternative way to view and experience art, mixing with coffee, live music and delicious food, and looking out to the beautiful botanics”.
Then theres Best Cafe Sunday night…again its dinner and a show.
The Friday night gig is being opened by Natalie Yeoman. It’s a special one so try to make it
Again call me for details 021 0259 2919 if you are free on that night and i can book you in
Let’s see if this super short notice micro promo idea works. Please support original k1w1 music. It’s a huge struggle getting above the corporate white noise and singing about the human touch. Corporate rock is somewhat over represented and the world need little guys like me in the mix and thats where your support comes in .
Please help me get the human vibe out there and if you want me to play in a venue near you write in and tell me who to call email@example.com. Please
subscribe and think about donating or visiting bandcamp.com/lukehurley/The Jungle
New EP The Jungle is finally released this week. Videos for two of the tracks have been updated and links are below.
What You Will Instrumental
November 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm NZDT
November 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm NZDT
If you haven’t really checked it out then this is a good time to do so. “Coast” is where it’s at. With a population – I am told-of just under 30 thousand there’s a spread spanning Karamea (where nobody has the time to go coz Coast trips don’t often include her on the itinerary) to glacier districts and beyond.
It’s massive and it’s beautiful and experiencing a new gold rush. At this time it’s less about primary produce and more about working remotely in paradise. Once the telco infrastructure is in place we will be able to live anywhere including in this greenies paradise. The last frontier is opening up.
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Hello friends check out these images taken at Justin Summertons studio. You might recognise the surreal Wanaka picture we have used for Happy Isles. It’s stunning to see the textured original. It’s wild. Justin has the work that would justify big recognition and he doesn’t push it. Someone needs to support this work…
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Well, friends if you have heard enough of “the new normal” (ghastly term) how about hyper normal? That seems to be what you get touring these days. A small number of people at any event and you can boast of full houses and feel like a winner.
With that in mind I had the idea to do shows that include dinner. That way the atmosphere is more convivial and people need to be serious about being there. With small gatherings it’s possible but it wouldn’t work in the “big time” (another ghastly concept). The dinner-show little-big-show idea was embraced with enthusiasm by Jessica at Best Cafe and the rest is a minor triumph. it was hyper normal. Ha ha
Continue reading Dunedin – Best Cafe 2