Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kidney sandwiches and train spotting.

Went and checked out the Snake & Mongoose movie last night, good on ya Dale for putting it on. The movie had some cool original footage and it's impossible not to appreciate it if you're a "car guy" but to be honest it's not gonna win any oscars. Or jelly beans. We stopped in at Andy's parents place on the way though and his mum made us some kidney sandwiches, which were insane. Andrew's pappy has started driving a train too so there were plenty of train drivers hats around the place. Cool shot from Greg Stokes of a few Scroungers cars at Nostalgia Drags week before last too.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Nostalgia Drags.

Ball tinglingly good weather and a grand turnout, these are good days!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Snake & Mongoose

Brother Ashton and I grew up out East and there used to be a run down old cinema on the main street where we lived called The Monterey. It was before there were cinema complexes all over the place and you watched what was on at the Monterey, you didn't get a choice of multiple movies to choose from. They always played old movies too, you just never knew what was going to be showing. My little brother and I would go to the Monterey every week pretty much, it was run down and people called it the rat pit - but damn it was fun. We used to go exploring behind the screen and generally have a blast. When the movie The Decline Of The Western Civilisation 2 came out Brother Ashton and I went to see it and some dudes managed to smuggle a keg of beer into the theatre - how the fuck do you smuggle a keg? Anyway - the old Monterey got demolished and is now apartments but there is a newer version down the road and Dale at Traditional Speed has organised a couple of nights when Snake & Mongoose will play - awesome! Make sure you contact Dale to get your tickets.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Looking forward/backward to this...

They got the 'possum in the pot!

I was driving to work this morning and my old friend Josh Hetherington came to mind. I was thinking about some of the adventures we've had - the innumerable nights spent in airless practice rooms, sharing the stage playing shows all over the place, making an album together, the time Tim Rogers had a little too much medicine and requested Josh's assistance ("Just punch me Josh, in the face man!") or hanging out with Greg Dulli after supporting The Twilight Singers "where'd ya get them britches!?" Good times. Then I got to work and sitting on my desk was a package from the chap himself.  Show Me Where It Hurts - are celebrating the release of there first single at Lucha Lounge Friday 4th April. I have no doubt that chickens will get shook, goons will be kissed and Hony Tonky Joe will be there. You should be there too!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Satin Lives!

Saturday at New Lynn Bowl was A RIPPER - we did the old concrete bitch proud. So good to see skaters, bikers, motorcycle and Hot Rod cats all meowing together. We'll do it all again next year!