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

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

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

Concert Review – David Bowie, Wellington Feb 14 2004

On February 14th 2004 David Bowie played a concert at The Cake Tin in Wellington as part of his Reality Tour. I went. 9.00 pm, it’s starts persisting down – the storm that flooded the bottom half of the North Island had begun. There’s no big screen, but there’s a huge stage backdrop that is an enormous LCD screen and it’s awesome. It’s dark now, it’s raining, we all know the bands about to start playing and then we hear the opening notes of Rebel Rebel. . . . → Read More: Concert Review – David Bowie, Wellington Feb 14 2004