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You’re Just the Roadie

For me, a song should be heard on the album first. That way, you hear it played exactly the way it was intended to be heard. You get the mix, the fullness, of all the combined visions and imaginings from producers, the artist themselves and those playing alongside. It is a sum of all the […]

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Delegation

How do you prevent the ‘everyday’ from becoming mundane? How do you stop normal from being boring? It is difficult not to lose a bit of yourself when you are at home with kids. For me, it is partly environmental and a big part the climate. I turn to the outdoors for entertainment and as […]

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You

Just be yourself. So easy isn’t it. Once you know how. But self-awareness, and the ability to identify and be comfortable in that awareness, is not an easy thing at all. It takes a heck of a long time to try and figure out the person you are. Not the one you portray to the […]

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Donations Gratefully Accepted

There is more suck in an octogenarian with pneumonia, than there is in our vacuum cleaner. A fourteen year old school boy pulls harder than our car. More cushioning on a fat girl’s thighs than on our sofa. Perhaps I am being a bit harsh on the sofa. It is lasting pretty well, considering the […]

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La la la

You can say everything needed with la la la. As long as you mean it. I sat myself down on occasion of late, diligently displaying the best of intent. However, while the day gets warmer, muggier and eventually wet, I realise I needn’t sweat. Even as I sit here chaffed and dripping. But enough imagery […]

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Boss Baby

Is it possible to rule the roost and rule the country? Our Prime Minister thinks so. Jacinda Adern is clearly a very ambitious women. She has become the darling of the political world, both nationally and around the world, in relatively rapid time. Her rise through the Labour Party ranks may not have been as […]

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Holiday Hell

If you are starting to wonder whether allowing the kids to watch Deadpool is a good idea, read it as a sign the holiday period could welcomingly come to an end. I think the plan for the next holidays is to produce and sell something. All that captive labour, already paid for. It isn’t cheap […]

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NEW YEAR, NEW MAN, NEW PLAN

And so it is 2018. A summer recharge, and right back into it… Time to establish some ground rules, for me and for the whanau. (whanau is Maori for family, in case you were wondering. Bet you didn’t know I could be so cultural) Right now, with the 2018 school term a little way off, […]

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Festive Greetings

So here it is, the silly season. How are you coping? I will admit, I am not the most festive of people. If it wasn’t for the fact I have kids, I would probably have no part of the whole Christmas vibe. Okay, that said, I am a fan of all the excessive eating and […]

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