Friday, September 30, 2011

dead animals

Yeah like when that bird died and he watched it from the window convulsing sporadically it’s eyes were yellow [saucers] and diluted they kept opening wider and wider why is dying so alien like when he ran over that hedgehog and she cried for the thud under the wheels and the yielding of the tiny body so vulnerable so unlike him. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

chekov would definitely wear the sneakers+jeans combo

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A list of good things

  1. marmite
  2. richard brautigan
  3. can
  4. bikes. 'B' in particular.
  5. sleepy age
  6. billy childish
  7. tujiko noriko
  8. margaret atwood
  9. the loneliness of the long distance runner (not iron maiden)
  10. gina
  11. curly hair
  12. facial hair
  13. the smell of spring rain
  14. jo randerson
  15. aunty linda and uncle kelvin
  16. sparrows
  17. bees
  18. apple and cinnamon porridge 
  19. bobby baker 'diary drawings'
  20. emma stone
  21. chch zinefest
  22. green things 
  23. gabby schulz/ken dahl
  24. microcosm publishing
  25. la dolce vita 
  26. hicksville by dylan horrocks 
  27. level 4 of uni library
  28. red hat
  29. nachos 
  30. gin and tonics
  31. 19th century french literature
  32. sneakers and blue jeans
  33. sweaters 
  34. jean-pierre jeunet 
  35. beyonce live
  36. peterbd
  37. gorillaz
  38. dear time's waste
  39. cute smiley dimples
  40. gregory sherl
  41. diane cluck
  42. david fishkind
  43. biking through blossoms
  44. wooly jumpers and hot water bottles and hot chocolates on cold rainy days 
  45. radiohead 
  46. daisies (věra chytilová 1966) 
  47. daisies
  48. forget-me-nots
  49. lavender
  50. gaps between teeth
  51. (wish i still had mine)
  52. hysteria by terry johnson
  53. the sex fiend by stephen sinclair and danny mulheron
  54. the adventures of antoine doinel
  55. this 
  56. cider
  57. garlic chips
  58. pots of tea
  59. john cassavetes
  60. dad having his heart restarted and not dying.

Friday, September 23, 2011


this is a thing that i'm helping to make happen along with eamonn, dan and jenny. jenny made this cool poster. email us at if you are interested in having a stall, taking a workshop, doing a presentation, playing in a band/by yourself. there will be an after party too. it's at The Archive on Dec 3rd from 11am-5pm.

at the moment we are just taking calls for interest. this is the event page here. there will be more info up soon. so far there has been a whole bunch of interested people. pretty happy about how things are turning out.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

cool show thing in christchurch

Um so last night I went to The Threepenny Opera which is a play/musical thing by Bertolt Brecht from like 1928 or something. This was put on through the drama groups at university, directed by Erin Harrington. I really enjoyed it. I dunno. In terms of production value or something. Especially for like a non professional show. Is that like a backhanded compliment? It's not meant to be. It was really funny though and the singing was real good too. Like everyone could actually sing. When my high school put on a production of South Pacific no one could sing. Maybe like the main girl but not the boy despite his extreme attractiveness. I think the only reason he got a role was because he was super hot. Though his total sucking at singing was kind of endearing.

Anyway there are some good singers/actors/funny people in it eg: Rachael Norcross, Harriet Prebble*, Maria Webb, Oonagh Beharrell, Jason Pemberton.

Erin Harrington seems like a really great director as well.

This is on this Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday at the Jack Mann Auditorium at 7pm. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for other people on the door. If you're in Christchurch and this seems interesting or something you should go probably. Link to facebook page.

Also they give you candy, which seems like a sweet incentive/kind of like a funny plea to force enjoyment like just be real nice to the audience and they will applaud. Or maybe it is a way to create the whole 'distancing effect' thing which Brecht was all about like 'don't passively lose yourself in the characters/narrative, remember that you are a member of an audience and you are watching a play look! you're eating! the world performed in front of you doesn't exist only the one in which your mouth is salivating over yum-as candy does'. 

*Just want to add that I went to school with Harriet and we did drama together and she was like the best and consistently excellent I feel like she should act in everything ever forever.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Got this new blog thing with David and Eamonn where you make a cup of tea, put your feet up and chill the fuck* out to stories we like by writers we like. It's here.


What would you change to make yourself happier

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

guest cartoonist: Josh Burgess

Josh Burgess flaunted the latest additions to his oeuvre at dinner last night. There were more but I think I wiped my face with them.