A beautiful new theatre with a massive space crying out for half the universe to turn up. It’s easy to get to the Christchurch zones so…..be there or be square… it’s a great place to visit bright cones everywhere there are a few people coming to my show from far and wide and most will be from Christchurch
Great progress recording my long delayed (years) album and yes there are new songs and a quite extraordinary sound architecture thanks to the amazing production genius of jan Bille. He also produced my Reha album God bless
Luke if i can help with anything call 021 0259 2919 always keen for other gigs you know that …….playing originals is the hard way up music mountain and your support is really appreciated
Hey friends Luke here from www LukeHurley.co.nz just want to tell you I havent forgotten you and thank you for subscribing I have news. Jan Bille the guy who produced Reha (if you are unfamiliar with this album has offered to produce another album for me. Listen below.
Some opportunities have emerged but this one is the ruby in the dust. I believe in NZ and in the great technical and production skills we have in our own land. We don’t need to go to the big continent on overinflated debt driven budgets to record in namo studios when for a fraction of the price we can do it all at home with heart and soul. And not have to resort to hard living to satisfy the dubious multi national “spirit” of global enterprise. Who cares? a five year old can go international from a smart phone.
It’s come full circle International is zzzzzzzzzzzz and national is exciting why? cause in the end its about the music and not the prestige of “reaching the world” and its way harder to win over your own country than to get overseas kudos.
It’s like you have to wander all over the world to find the pearl of great price when in fact it was right there in plain sight sitting on the mantle piece.
The former manager of a great NZ studio told me that he could have made much better albums for artists who were compelled by their labels to blow their budget overseas Same budget applied at home would have delivered masterpieces
With that in mind please support this venture as we get no funding from the “normal” channels why?coz the songs i write are not nor ever purport to be commercial
Thanks for you great support without it I wouldn’t have a leg to stand on
Please let us know if there are any gigs possible in Hokitika in the next four days as that is where we will be. After that Christchurch call me if you have any leads. No gig too small as the cliche goes 021 0259 2919
Hi friends – hope you all happy and healthy. Please don’t forget to visit the music section where you will find some of my albums along with great music from all over the “Wir” & you can have a listen before you buy or even instead of… But please if you can help then do throw us a bone as we are embarking on moving pictures and need some assistance.
The idea is to create video content and for this it would be great to acquire support. Any keen video makers out there happy to work with us; please call me asap 02102592919
There is a need for an editor and for basic podcasting equipment like mics, go pro mixer & so on. There is so much we can do, songs to play and people (to) rap with including you if you want to contribute.
So pleeeeease help us if you can theres a paypal button on this site
The best news right now is an invite from a record label to play in Carolina and a possible follow up gig in Denmark.
But in the meantime there’s another visit South. The last Tiki Tour was fun so how about letting us know some good places to play when next they let me loose on K1w1LAND
What i try to do Ladies and Gentlemen is speak the truth about human nature and my career reflects the result. It’s been impossible to profit financially but pure gold in terms of friends along the way- thank you.
Now we see many sites being censored and on You Tube you don’t have to stray too far to be demonetised and even closed down. The internet has become tainted by what we thought we had escaped and with that thought i close with a quote from a very fine writer
“Nobody should ever say what they mean because hardly anybody ever does…the writer has to suggest to the audience the meaning thats going on behind a succession of meaningless phrases and games and jokes and quotations off the backs of bottles of sauce”
Ok so thanks for your support donate if the spirit moves you or please think of things you would be keen to see in the video content . I am excited at the possibilities and have already received some encouraging news regarding creation of video content.
Watch this space! email me any reflections you have the old school email way firstname.lastname@example.org or in the comments section here
I’m playing at the Strawberry Tree in Kaikoura tonight. 7pm. 21 W End Kaikoura. No cover charge – come along and please tell your friends. It is an easy drive from Christchurch.
Hi everyone Hope you all happy and healthy The guy who wrote the mission impossible theme tune Lalo Schifrin ? he was told upon arrival in tinsel town that all he had to do was “Go where you’re invited” He claimed this was the best advise ever for getting established.
I figured to do the same in my own zone and cannot claim the same success as he achieved but can testify it opens some amazing doors of perception and brought me to the realisation that nothing is ever as you anticipate its gonna be and it’s probably best to say yes when you can- within reason of course.
In this instance I was invited to Kaikoura its a thriving town in paradise where even the seagulls seem to appreciate music and the locals are really friendly.
I have yet to see a UFO or meet an alien family but am told this is likely and am looking forward to an invitation.
The next big thing here after whale watch would have to be sky watch. It’s a big sky so expect the unexpected. I saw something i could not explain and that’s just normal here if you come bring a telescope!
Anyway please come to my show tonight if you have time and are in striking distance its a nice drive from Christchurch and there are plenty of places you can stay
Iam keen to be invited anywhere just cover the travel and accom and I would be delighted to turn up in your zone and in turn invite you to mine
This was my first song. It started out as a campaign piece to support the opposition to the Aramoana Aluminum smelter can you imagine how mental that proposal was?
Building such a thing in close proximity to the only albatross colony that is close to a city it would have snapped the golden thread of Dunedins environmental appeal. It would have been an environmental catastrophe; like the one in bluff that exudes lethal toxins over a massive area and kinda puts the kibosh on other potential industry and all for what?
We run at a loss to support the vandals – enough said.
Anyway, the song became more about comparisons between man & machine vs nature. We can fly high and fast but the envirocost is incalculable.The albatross is loyal and faithful and at one with nature and entwined with mystery.
We by contrast are living by logic and tempered by greed. It’s not logical to shit in our own nest but the ghastly fiction of LTD is our operating system and our psychopathic justifier.
It’s totally nuts but because it’s common practice sanctioned by a crooked legal mechanism – alls well that ends badly.
It’s a good song, tho i say so myself and in fact probs my best song; I should have quit while i was ahead ha ha. Here is a live version from last year. Played on a baritone guitar (Tacoma Thunderhawk) rebuilt by Steve Barkman.
The line that i was proud to find was “every day is your judgement day”. I feel that a good song is there to be found. It’s like it existed already. All i had to do was chip away the junk around it and reveal the message that was waiting to be found.
It’s like that playing live also the audience can draw new things out of the performer and link their search (with the song.)
Anyway the campaign to stop the madmen from building a smelter was a huge success and I wasn’t directly part of it. The leader of it was some years later gunned down by David Gray.
I really want to know more about this Save Aramoana issue and write more about it. Anyone out there remember anyone who was involved with the movement to stop the smelter? (Comment below please.)
The people involved deserve the equivalent of the Victoria cross for environmental heroism. Dunedin owes them a huge debt of gratitude if only there were more people willing to front up and appose the Licence To Destroy (LTD) merchants.
Listen to another version of the song and buy if you like it ( below.)
Free entry into the award winning garden (NZGT) and Sculpture Park (40+artist from NZ and International). The art gallery, nontoxic printmaking studio and cottages will be open to view and ask questions
Maha is offering complimentary Soda and Spoon to excite the tastebuds with their Japanese inspired food. Other beverages and some snacks available for purchase
Music legend Luke Hurley will be providing entertainment from 11am-3pm
Join us, the Booth family and Ming and Diane at:
190 Kerikeri road
Can we get the message out? Do you know people in Thames or Kerikeri – please let them know