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

Changing Gear

I’ve always been involved in music in some way, ever since Robbie taught me to play the drums in the 70’s. Now that I’ve got the time to put into a band it’s purely for fun, but there was a stage there for a while when I thought I could do more with it and i ended up writing a bunch of songs. I never stopped writing songs though, but not in order to seek fame and fortune. It was more to just have a way of expressing things in a way that meant something to me. My blog will be peppered with links to my songs and videos so if you’re not used to that yet, you soon will be. . . . → Read More: Changing Gear

Spider Web

Spider’s Web

Out in the garden early today as the sun was rising and heating the dew off the plants and spotted this.

Flying Loeb the stuff of rally legend

S Loeb

On Friday, he lost his door. Yesterday, as Petter Solberg ruefully put it, Sebastien Loeb drove as if he’d lost his mind. The leader after day one of the New Zealand round of the World Rally Championship, Solberg couldn’t have said anything more meaningful at the end of Friday’s press conference. He warned that Loeb “would leave his brain in the service area and it will be a maximum attack … expect incredible times from him.” . . . → Read More: Flying Loeb the stuff of rally legend

Shear brilliance from Waikaretu wonder woman

She may be petite but Waikaretu’s Emily Welch is one tough and determined competitor. The 27-year-old beat 40 male shearers to take the senior runner-up title at the weekend’s 47th Golden Shears in Masterton, a feat never accomplished by a woman. “I went into the competition really well prepared. It was one of those competitions where everything just clicked. . . . → Read More: Shear brilliance from Waikaretu wonder woman