Rotunda plaque - Westport

Rotundas Rock

GREETINGS from Westport where I found the dream Rotunda. A friend of mine Gillian Henderwood (you might remember an album called Jam Sandwich she released back in c. the late 80s.

Rotunda WestportBrilliant album produced by the guy who created the world’s first robot band THE TRONS) recently did a tour of our nations finest rotundas and ; made it a policy not to advertise but simply play to anyone who happens to stop and listen.

No mean feat.

As you can imagine it isn’t gonna make world news. However I think she’s onto something. We can get these Rotundas back to being places of music performance. Why not? Let’s do what. She does. Let’s tour them and make a point of playing in every Rotunda we see even if it’s just one song to a passing pigeon.

Give it time and everyone will be celebrating these historic structures and using them again for the purpose they were built. A lot of work and gold went into building them. Let’s not waste the resource

On another subject I am playing in my home turf this Friday so please make the effort

Also please write in. And give me some pointers blog wise. What do ya want covered now that I am an agent at large in the south 😎

Bark venue- Dunedin

First live concert since Lockdown – Dunedin 14 August

Friday, 14 August 2020
8:00 pm 10:00 pm

Bark is a venue at the Dog with Two Tails. It holds up to 100 people.
25 Moray Place
03 477 4188

This event is still going ahead under Level 2 lockdown rules for Covid-19. Venues outside Auckland are limited to 100 people. We’d love to have up to 99 people here but even if you can’t come along feel free to buy a ticket online or make a donation.

Tickets available online on ticket page.  I am in Dunedin and the South Island for a week or two – call me on +64 21 025 92919‬ if you want to book a gig or catch up.

My Takoma Guitars

My Takoma Guitars

So funny to see these two side by side for the first time resting quietly in my practise room.
There’s Takoma on the left.  She served me well through a few albums and on many dusty streets and in various programmes including Ted X Auckland and LAF Lyttleton (the live album of this is near ready to release. Haven’t forgotten those who paid in advance. Will send you signed copies). She even went to China and Europe.

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The Wesley Market is a nice place to play at. Tuesdays and Fridays. Look out for me there at the Ono stand

The new normal

Hello friends – how have you been and are you back to the so called ” new normal” we evidently have to face.

I prefer hypernormal and too busy and prioritisation challenged leaving a huge pile of washing to normalise into clean clothes later and a junk filled yard to tidy itself.

Do you like my Blog?  It’s probably a little dated as it’s more a push play world now but I know my friends are with me on this leap backward.  I still think and hope you still like plain old words coz you can’t beat a book and there’s nothing better that text now is there?

Really grateful for the support my friends gave me over lockdown especially Sunlines generosity throughout coz without her help it would have been a lot tougher

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