Herbs Release Anniversary Film

Willie Now

Long ago… when I was a budding photographer I had a go at doing some portraits for some friends. It didn’t work out that well so I concentrated on making exposures, candid portraits of people taken doing their everyday stuff, unaware of the camera, and much more revealing that any posed shot I could conjure up. One of those early projects was when Willie Hona was trying to break out. I knew him through Niki Hona who was the sister of my old mate Robbie Van de Lisdonk. . . . → Read More: Herbs Release Anniversary Film

Annual Concert, 2019

A fair few things have happened since my last yearly concert. The circle of performers from Whakatane has grown immensely and The Fuzztards have become a regular gig for me. With the weekly Open Mic nights at The Office Bar and Grill I’ve met many new local musicians. This year I was able to feature a lot more of that local talent at the festival plus I was happy to welcome back some of our regulars as well. . . . → Read More: Annual Concert, 2019

Old Demos – Daddy Don’t Live In That New York City No More – Steely Dan

I recorded this about 22 years ago in my dining room studio in Clendon . . . → Read More: Old Demos – Daddy Don’t Live In That New York City No More – Steely Dan

The Importance Of Being Eno

There are a couple of songs that were game changers for me. As a kid I saw The Beatles movie A Hard Day’s Night and the idea of girls chasing me down the street had great appeal and I thought I should be in a band some day. So every time I hear that first chord I am reminded of that moment. . . . → Read More: The Importance Of Being Eno

It’s Bigger Than Texas

These annual parties/concerts have been going on now since my old band mates from the late 70’s Dave Arrowsmith and Warren Cate and I dusted off some of our old punk rock songs, put a small vocal PA on the front deck at Waikaretu and used bedside lamps to light the way so we didn’t fall over each other. Every year they get a little bigger, and a lot better. . . . → Read More: It’s Bigger Than Texas

Rewiring the telecaster

It was time to install some pickups in an old telecaster… . . . → Read More: Rewiring the telecaster

Vale Lou Reed

I knew he was sick, but I started to think he was never going to die. But he died. Age 71. He leaves behind a body of work that is stunning in it’s depth and width. I don’t have a favorite song or album or era. I just have a favorite artist. Still. Vale Lou Reed. . . . → Read More: Vale Lou Reed

A Good Heart

I hear a lot of stories I suppose they could be true All about love And what it can do to you Highest risk of striking out The risk of getting hurt And still I have so much to learn . . . → Read More: A Good Heart

Featherston Street Demos

An new album is on the way. Here are the studio demos.

Some people have had issues accessing these songs on Soundcloud so I have uploaded them to my blog. Right click the hyperlinks to download any mp3’s you want to keep on your local PC

Enjoy!

Gone Too Long . . . → Read More: Featherston Street Demos

“Not Another Love Song”

I said I would probably go home and write another song for my next album (tentatively titled Featherston Street). John looked at me in that heavy metal look and said ‘not another a love song?’ I said it might be. “The last thing this world needs is another fu$#ing love song’ he said. My initial reply was “That’s going to be the title” Here is my full reply… . . . → Read More: “Not Another Love Song”