"Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody drew whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall - it's wet. “ - Banksy

it was bloody cold.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Where are we? What the hell is going on?"

Why is everything so shitty? The last half of this year has been the worst of my life. So much has happened and I don't know how to cope with it. My granddad just died, and nana has been diagnosed with cancer and is staying with us over Christmas while she has radiation treatment. I don't know what to expect, and how it's going to affect her. Then all the other stuff, like school and friends and guys. All the nice cliches there. Did everything really have to happen all at once? At least I had an awesome time at the zoo with Alex.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

"A man's library is a sort of harem." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life, 1860

"To those with ears to hear, libraries are really very noisy places. On their shelves we hear the captured voices of the centuries-old conversation that makes up our civilization." - Timothy Healy

Wellington City Library used to be like a second home to me. I visited every weekend, walking away with vast amounts of books, certainly more than I could read in the next three weeks. I had my special kiddy card with a rocket ship on it that held a record of every single book I had ever issued and read and revelled in. My arms would ache as I dragged armloads of fantasy and thrills to heave into the car. I've always been insanely susceptible to motion sickness but I'd force my stomach to endure it, for the sake of Harry Potter, Molly Moon, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Falling Leaves. I would read for days on end.
I don't know what happened, but one way or another I stopped hanging out at this haven. To be perfectly honest with you, I actually almost forgot it existed for a couple of years. The rest of my family would still go all the time but I never particularly wanted to. It's flippin' nuts!
Anyho, about five days ago I decided it was probably a good idea to start studying for exams as I'd already had three of them and chemistry was in a few days. My house is always loud and ruckus and vibrant and filled with yelling screeching yodeling dancing shooting kung-fu-ing 6 year olds and 11 year olds and 13 year olds and 47 year olds, and trying to study there is like trying to get rid of Russell Brands sex addiction - possible, but really, why bother? Russell Brand is not the same without his deviant ways, and the study you remember pretty much just consists of the first page, and how to successfully drag three hyperactive small people out of your room in one go.
So I went to the library.
I found myself a nice little closed off desk, surrounded by other motivating fellow studyers and began. I got through half of Structure and Bonding when some dodgy Indonesian guys started talking to me and asking me where I live and go to school and how old I am etcetc and moving their chairs closer. It was not cool. So I went upstairs to find somewhere else to study. And it was like a whole new world! The only other time in my life I'd been up there was when I got lost and was searching for mum about 9 years ago. There was an entire level dedicated to art and architecture and magazines and CDs! And above that a quiet study floor filled with law and history - I was gobsmacked and completely pissed off with myself for not realising this earlier. I found a fantastic place to study, next to some guy meditating, and stayed til 8pm.
Wellington City Library is basically one of the most amazing places in the CBD, so embrace your inner nerd and come visit me at my second home.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bluejuice - Broken Leg

Walking around on broken leg
But I can't get you outta my head
I can't get you outta my head
What was that I heard you say?
Well they don't want to know me!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

First day of my life.

This is the first day of my life
I swear I was born right in the doorway
I went out in the rain suddenly everything changed
They're spreading blankets on the beach.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My genius mind.

I'm feeling really overwhelmed at the moment. My brain is so cluttered, it feels like I have got the entire universe and all its worry squished into it. There is so much going on and I am being so indecisive which is unlike me. My problem is that when there is so much to organise, and think about, and study for, and plan, and practice, and rah de dah, I take it as a divine opportunity to do nothing. It's probably the most useless and stressful thing I could possibly do. But that's my genius mind for you! "Overwhelmed" kinda sucks. If I tried to tell you how I feel at this very moment I wouldn't be able to, because when I'm like this I try to just completely ignore my other feelings. If I didn't I would go loopy and become a druggy and part-time Vivian Street worker and homeless man and alcoholic and join some hardcore gang and quit school fo lyf.

Word to your mother.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I used to get high for a livin'.

I like John Butler, Australians are cool. Not to mention the accents ;)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Holy Moly - Motocade.

Motocade is a brilliant New Zealand band! Their music is kinda like The Strokes and early Kings of Leon stuff - in other words, awesome. Oh and they make cool music videos.

I don't want
the keys to the kingdom.
Just the devil and me,
and the deep blue sea.
The hot cold weather,
pushes us together,
pulls me apart.

Holy moly,
I feel like I am possessed.
Holy moly,
Look at me I'm dancing like a zombie!
Holy moly,
I feel like I am possessed.
Holy moly,
Look at me I'm coming back to life!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Benevolent Buskers.

I love Cuba Street. I love good music. It stands to reason that I love the people on Cuba street who busk. Music in a beautiful place adds an entire new dimension and gives it this rich and fulfilling atmosphere. Without these gutsy buskers Cuba Street would not be the same. If you're one of the people walking by as someone's playing, stop for a moment. Listen to the music. Embrace the music! Even if it's insanely shoddy. Which it usually isn't. And if you fancy, give them a donation. THESE BRILLIANT PEOPLE ARE PART OF WHAT MAKE THIS PLACE WHAT IT IS! Love them man.

Also, we've had some pretty epic busking moments too. KISS, played live on these streets. What does that tell you?

I've just discovered this amazing song.

Enough for me is not much for you
Won't you forgive me that's all I can do
Can you feel my heartbeat
When I'm close to you

I'll never find another way to say
I love you more each day
It's quite romantic I know
That's how I wanna feel today...
I wanna feel this way

Can you feel my heartbeat
When I'm close to you

I'll never find another way to say
I love you more each day
It's quite romantic I know
That's how I wanna feel today
I wanna feel this way, today

Can you feel my heartbeat
Can you feel my heartbeat
Can you feel my heartbeat
When I'm close to you

I'll never find, no I'll never find
Another way to say
I love you more each day

Sunday, October 10, 2010

For Oscar.

Bloody hell. This took a long time. I'm posting this list on here for you because apparently facebook can't handle it's epic awesomeness and how big it is. I didn't really know what sort of music you like so i've just written a whole lotta shizzle. EMBRACE.

Across The Universe - I Want You (She's So Heavy)
Across The Universe - Revolution
Across The Universe - Strawberry Fields
Across The Universe - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Angus and Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane
Angus and Julia Stone - For You
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Arctic Monkeys - The Bad Thing
Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent
Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco
Arctic Monkeys - Pretty Visitors
Arctic Monkeys - Scummy
(just download as much of the Arctic Monkeys as you can.)
Babyshambles - Killamangiro
The Beatles - Because
The Beatles - I've Just Seen a Face
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Beatles - Don't Let Me Down
The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy)
The Beatles - It Won't Be Long
The Beatles - Help!
The Beatles - Blackbird
The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
The Beatles - Imagine
The Beatles - Norwegian Wood
The Beatles - Hold Me Tight
The Beatles - Twist And Shout
The Beatles - I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles - Revolution
The Beatles - All My Loving
The Beatles - Across The Universe
Ben l'Oncle Soul - Seven Nation Army (Bloody good cover!!)
Ben l'Oncle Soul - Soulman
Ben l'Oncle Soul - Petite Soeur
Ben l'Oncle Soul - Come Home
Ben l'Oncle Soul - Lise
Ben l'Oncle Soul - Demaine j'arette
Best Coast - Crazy For You
Best Coast - I Want To
Bicycle Voice - Freshman
Billy Joel - Only The Good Die Young
Billy Squier - My Kinda Lover
Billy Squier - Rock Me Tonight
Billy Squier - Everybody Wants You
The Black Keys - Psychotic Girl
(Most of The Black Keys is pretty good so I won't list it all.)
Blam Blam Blam - Don't Fight it Marsha, It's Bigger Than Both of Us
Blam Blam Blam - There Is No Depression In New Zealand
Blind Melon - Blister in The Sun
Blind Melon - Lemon Tree
Blind Melon - It's Not Sane
Blue Juice - Broken Leg
Blue Juice - (Ain't) Telling The Truth
The Boat People - Born In The 80s
The Boat People - Soporific
The Boat People - Awkward Orchid Orchard (good song!)
The Boat People - Unsettle My Heart
Bombay Bicycle Club - What If
Bombay Bicycle Club - Sixteen
(and most of the other stuff by Bombay Bicycle Club)
Bon Iver - Woods
Bon Iver - Skinny Love
Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name
Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
Calvin Harris - Acceptable In the 80's
Cat Stevens - Wild World
Cat Stevens - Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
The Champs - Tequila
Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me
The Checks - Bagheera
The Checks - You and Me
The Checks - Crows
The Checks - Ballroom Baby
The Checks - Back of the Restaurant
The Checks - Any Man Here Will Run You In
The Checks - God Birds
The Checks - Till the Dance Is Over
The Checks - Isabella
The Checks - Get Off The Stage Man (love this song!)
The Checks - Let Your Lover Know
The Checks - Wait In The Summer
The Checks - Hold My Head
The Checks - Mercedes Children
The Checks - Take Me There
The Checks - What You Heard
The Checks - Where Has She Gone
The Checks - Terribly Easy
The Checks - Don't Wait
The Checks - Honest Man
The Checks - Hunting Whales
The Checks - There Is a Field
Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry
(and most of the other stuff by Cold War Kids)
The Dandy Warhols - Cool As Kim Deal
The Dandy Warhols - We Used To Be Friends
The Dandy Warhols - Plan A
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
Darwin Deez - Constellations
(and generally the rest of The Dandy Warhols is pretty good.)
Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
Dirty Pretty Things - Plastic Heart
Dirty Pretty Things - Blood Thirsty Bastards
(and the rest of Dirty Pretty Things)
The Drums - Don't Be A Jerk, Johnny (cool chorus)
Dukes - Vampires
Elliot Smith - Junk Bond Trader
Elliot Smith - Everything Reminds Me of Her
Elliot Smith - Everything Means Nothing To Me
Elliot Smith - L.A.
Elliot Smith - Thirteen
Elliot Smith - New Disaster
End Of Fashion - The Game
End Of Fashion - She's Love
End Of Fashion - O Yeah
End Of Fashion - Anymore
End Of Fashion - Too Careful
End Of Fashion - Love Comes In
End Of Fashion - In Denial
End Of Fashion - Oh Strain
End Of Fashion - Lock Up Your Daughters
End Of Fashion - Rough Diamonds
End Of Fashion - Seize The Day
Everlast - Black Jesus
The Exponents - Why Does Love Do This To Me
Faker - This Heart Attack
Fat Freddy's Drop - Wandering Eye
Fat Freddy's Drop - Midnight Marauders
Finger Eleven - Paralyzer
Foals - I haven't listened to much of their stuff but it's on my itunes and I get the feeling they may be good...
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Franz Ferdinand - Bang Bang
The Fratellis - Doginabag
The Fratellis - Cuntry Boys and City Girls
The Fratellis - For The Girl
The Fratellis - Flathead
(actually, just download as much of The Fratellis as you can. The two albums i know are 'Costello Music' and 'Here We Stand'.)
The Golden Dogs - Permanent Record
Gorillaz - Fire Coming Out of The Monkey's Head
Gorillaz - Kids With Guns
Gorillaz - Feel Good
Gorillaz - Last Living Souls
Gorillaz - Every Planet We Reach is Dead
Guns N' Roses - Rocket Queen
Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
Happy Hardcore - Who The Fuck Is Alice
Harvey Danger - I'm Not Sick But I'm Not Well
Heart - Baracuda
The Hidden Cameras - Boys Of Melody
Hockey - Song Away
Hockey - Too Fake
The Horrors - Crawdaddy Simone
The Horrors - Jack The Ripper
The Horrors - Who Can Say
Hungry Kids Of Hungary - Scattered Diamonds
Hungry Kids Of Hungary - Old Money
Hungry Kids Of Hungary - Good Times
Imogen Heap - First Train Home
Imogen Heap - Hide and Seek
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
John Butler Trio - Peaches and Cream
Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire
Johnny Foreigner - Salt, Peppa, and Spinderella
(I haven't properly listened to Johnny Foreigner but I think it is gonna be interesting music.)
Judas Priest - Breaking the Law (FRIGGIN AWESOME SONG)
Julian Casablancas - 4 Chords of The Apocalypse
Julian Casablancas - Left and Right in The Dark
Junior Boys - Parallel Lines
Kaiser Chiefs - We Are The Angry Mob
Kaiser Chiefs - Never Miss a Beat
Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
Kasabian - Thick As Thieves
Kasabian - Empire
Katchafire - Rude Girl
The Killers - Somebody Told Me
Killing Joke - Love Like Blood
Killing Joke - Wardance
The Kills - Tape Son
The Kills - Black Balloon
Kina Grannis - Valentine
Kina Grannis - Hurt So Bad
Kina Grannis - Another Day
Kina Grannis - Memory
Kina Grannis - Strong Enough
Kings of Leon - True Love Way
Kings of Leon - King Of The Rodeo
Kings of Leon - Red Morning Light
Kings of Leon - Arizona
Kings of Leon - Genius
Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
(Okay who am I kidding. You have to download all three of their albums - Aha Shake HeartBreak, Youth and Young Manhood, and Because of The Times. Kings of Leon kick ass. Everything by them is good. Except for Use Somebody, and Closer. Those songs suck.)
Kiss - God Gave Rock 'n' Roll To You
Last Dinosaurs - Honolulu
Last Dinosaurs - As Far As You're Concerned
Last Dinosaurs - Alps
Last Dinosaurs - School Is So Easy
Laura Veirs - July Flame
Led Zepplin - Dazed and Confused
Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat
Leonard Cohen - Who By Fire
Leonard Cohen - Don't Go Home With Your Hard On
Little Red - Coca Cola
Little Red - It's Alright
Marcy Playground - It's Saturday
Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy
Marcy Playground - The Devil's Song
Marcy Playground - No One's Boy
Marcy Playground - Ancient Walls of Flowers
Marcy Playground - Closing Time
Marcy Playground - Poppies
Marcy Playground - Coming Up From Behind (Or it might be called Cruel Intentions. I'm not sure)
Marcy Playground - Opium
Marcy Playground - Sherry Fraser
Megadeth - Foreclosure Of A Dream
Metric - Sick Muse
Metric - Give Me Sympathy
Metric - Poster of a Girl
MGMT - Love Always Remains
Midnight Juggernaughts - Into the Galaxy
Miike Snow - Animal
The Mint Chicks - Crazy Yes! Dumb No!
Modest Mouse - Float On (I haven't listened to all of Modest Mouse but some of it is pretty good)
Mt. Raskill Preservation Society - Bathe In The River
Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man (Brilliant Song!)
Muse - (any of their stuff)
The New Pornographers - Go Places
The New Pornographers - Hey, Snow White
The New Pornographers - The Electric Version
Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box
Nirvana - Rape Me
Nirvana - About A Girl
Nurses - Caterpillar Playground
Oh No! Yoko - 90s Kids (this song captures the essence of 90s kids man)
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - Dance The Way I Feel
Pat Benatar - Treat Me Right
Phantom Planet - Always On My Mind
Phantom Planet - Hey Now Girl
Phantom Planet - California
Phantom Planet - After Hours
Phantom Planet - Do The Panic
Pink Floyd - Dogs
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd - Goodbye Blue Sky
Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Polyphonic Spree - Move Away And Shine
Pomplamoose - Beat The House
Pomplamoose - Beat It
Pomplamoose - Single Ladies
Puff Daddy - I'll Be Missing You
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
Queen - Bicycle Race
Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen - Flash
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen - I Want To Break Free
Queens of The Stone Age - Sick Sick Sick
Queens of The Stone Age - Burn The Witch
Queens of The Stone Age - No One Knows
Queens of The Stone Age - Never Say Never
Queens of The Stone Age - Like a Drug
Queens of The Stone Age - Little Sister
Queens of The Stone Age - In My Head
Queens of The Stone Age - Make It Wit Chu
Queens of The Stone Age - Broken Box
Queens of The Stone Age - If Only
Queens of The Stone Age - Skin On Skin
(kay just download all the Queens of The Stone Age that you can.)
The Raconteurs - Steady, As She Goes
Radiohead - High and Dry
Radiohead - I Want You
Radiohead - Just (You Do It To Yourself)
Radiohead - Creep
Radiohead - Inside My Head
Radiohead - Black Star
(all of Radiohead's pretty dang good, lets be honest.)
Ram Jam - Black Betty (BRILLIANT SONG)
Rascall Flatts - Life Is A Highway
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Tell Me Baby
Reverend And The Makers - Open Your Window (great chorus)
Salt-N-Pepa - Push It
Sam Sparro - Too Many Questions
Sam Sparro - Cut Me Loose
Sam Sparro - Cotton Mouth
Sam Sparro - Cling Wrap
Sam Sparro - Hot Mess
Sam Sparro - Cottonmouth
Scouting For Girls - Elvis Ain't Dead
Scouting For Girls - I'm Not Over You
Scouting For Girls - Stupid Love Song
Scouting For Girls - She's So Lovely
Scouting For Girls - I Need A Holiday
Scouting For Girls - Keep On Walking
Scouting For Girls - A Million Love Songs
Scouting For Girls - Heartbeat
Scouting For Girls - The Airplane Song
The Sex Pistols - Liar
The Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The U.K.
The Sex Pistols - E.M.I.
The Sex Pistols - New York
The Sex Pistols - Submission
Slow Club - It Doesn't Have To Be Beautiful
Slow Club - Me And You
Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Smashing Pumpkins - Through The Eyes Of Ruby
(and just all of Smashing Pumpkins)
Spoon - Anything You Want
Spoon - Written In Reverse
Spoon - The Infinite Pet
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
The Stiff Dylans - Ever Fallen In Love
The Strokes - Heart In A Cage
The Strokes - Trying Your Luck
The Strokes - You Only Live Once
The Strokes - In Her Prime
The Strokes - Electricityscape
The Strokes - Ask Me Anything
The Strokes - Hard To Explain
The Strokes - When It Started
The Strokes - Last Night
The Strokes - Take It Or Leave It
The Strokes - What Ever Happened
The Strokes - Reptilia (wicked song.)
The Strokes - 12:51
The Strokes - Automatic Shop
The Strokes - You Talk Way Too Much
The Subways - Rock and Roll Queen
The Subways - Girls and Boys
The Subways - Shake! Shake!
The Subways - I Won't Let You Down
The Subways - Oh Yeah
The Subways - Mary
The Subways - I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say
Supergrass - We Are Young (or maybe the song is called 'Alright'. I'm not sure.)
Supergrass - Sun Hits The Sky
Supergrass - Diamond Hoo Ha Man
Surfer Blood - Swim
Tahiti 80 - Crack Up
Tahiti 80 - Changes
Tahiti 80 - Better Days Will Come
Tahiti 80 - Heartbeat
Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss
Tame Impala - Half Full Glass Of Wine
Tame Impala - Flow
Tame Impala - Latenight Moonlight
Tame Impala - Remember Me
Tame Impala - My Lover Mother Nature
Tame Impala - It's Not Meant To Be
Tame Impala - Alter Ego
Tame Impala - Lucidity
Tame Impala - Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind?
Tame Impala - Expectation
Tame Impala - The Bold Arrow Of Time
Tame Impala - I Don't Really Mind
Tame Impala - 41 Mosquitos Flying in Formation
Tame Impala - Wander
Tame Impala - Slide Through My Fingers
Tame Impala - Desire Be Desire Go
Tame Impala - Skeleton Tiger
Tame Impala - Sundown Syndrome
The Crooked Vultures - Mind Eraser, No Chaser
The Crooked Vultures - Paved Death
The Crooked Vultures - New Fang
The Crooked Vultures - Caligulove
The Crooked Vultures - Dead End Friends
The Crooked Vultures - Elephants
The Crooked Vultures - Scumbag Blues
The Crooked Vultures - Bandoliers
The Crooked Vultures - Interlude With Ludes
The Crooked Vultures - Spinning In Daffodils
The Crooked Vultures - Warsaw Or The First Breath You Take After You Give Up
Thirsty Merc - In The Summertime
Tim And Jean - Come Around (good song :D)
Tokyo Police Club - Breakneck Speed
Tokyo Police Club - Favourite Food
Tom Waits - Way Down In The Hole
Tom Waits - Little Drop Of Poison
Tom Waits - The Heart Of Saturday
Tom Waits - Hard Rain Coming Down On Me
Totally Gourdgeous - Anything At All
Towers of London - How Rude She Was
Towers of London - Naked On The Dancefloor
Towers of London - Fuck It Up
Towers of London - Beach Bar (goo song!)
Towers of London - Go Sister Go
Towers of London - I'm A Rat
Tubbs - Five Day Night (Fat Freddy's Drop Remake)
The Tutts - K
The Tutts - White Out
TV On The Radio - I Was A Lover
TV On The Radio - Hours
TV On The Radio - Tonight
Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work
Two Door Cinema Club - Cigarettes In The Theatre
Two Door Cinema Club - Secret Circus
Two Door Cinema Club - We Go Forward
Two Door Cinema Club - Impatience Is A Virtue
Two Door Cinema Club - Not In This Town
Two Door Cinema Club - New Houses
Two Door Cinema Club - Standing On Ghosts
Two Door Cinema Club - Costume Party
Two Door Cinema Club - I Can Talk
Two Door Cinema Club - Do You Want It All?
Two Door Cinema Club - Come Back Home
Two Door Cinema Club - This Is The Life
Two Door Cinema Club - What You Know
Two Door Cinema Club - Eat That Up, It's Good For You
Vampire Weekend - Cousins
Vampire Weekend - White Sky
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
Vampire Weekend - Giving Up The Gun
Vampire Weekend - The Kids Don't Stand A Chance
Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma
Vampire Weekend - Run
Vampire Weekend - Taxi Cab
The Vapors - I Think I'm Turning Japanese
The Velvet Underground - Heroin
Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun
The Virgins - She's Expensive
The Virgins - One Week Of Danger
The Virgins - Rich Girls
The Virgins - Teen Lovers (this song has an awesome music video)
The Virgins - Murder
The Virgins - Hey Hey Girl
The Virgins - Private Affair
The Virgins - Radio Christiane
The Virgins - Love Is Colder Than Death
The Virgins - Fernando Pando
The Virgins - Dream Of Me
The Virgins - Fight To Survive
The Virgins - The Virgins - Louisa
Weezer - Beverly Hills
Weezer - Trouble Maker
Weezer - (If You're Wondering If I Want You Too) I Want You Too
We Were Promised Jetpacks - It's Thunder And Lightning
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Quiet Little Voices
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Roll Up Your Sleeves
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Ships With Holes Will Sink
The White Panda - What You Know About Little Secrets
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
The White Stripes - Blue Orchid
Wolf Gang - The King And All Of His Men
Wolf Parade - Disco Sheets
Wolf Parade - Lousy Pictures
Wolf Parade - It's A Curse
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Soft Shock
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Clap Song
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
Zoot Woman - Grey Day
Zoot Woman - Hope In The Mirror
The Zutons - Valerie
The Zutons - Take Your Mama
The Zutons - Dirty Dancehall
The Zutons - Confusion
The Zutons - Don't Ever Think (Too Much)
The Zutons - What's Your Problem
The Zutons - Always Right Behind You
The Zutons - Hello Conscience
The Zutons - Tired Of Hanging Around
The Zutons - Secrets
The Zutons - It's The Little Things We Do
ZZ Top - La Grange
ZZ Top - Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Don't get me wrong, change is brilliant, yeah? But sometimes I just want things to slow down, not change so fast, and go back to how they used to be. It's funny how damn quickly a few months can go by.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sculpt a better world.

I'm tired as a douchebag who has not gone to sleep til 3am for the past three nights.
It is currently 12.38am on Saturday morning. mmm two tiny little days until school starts again. summer uniform though, for four weeks. and then i never have to wear uniform again. it is beautiful. and also completely sobering to the fact that i don't have much school left.
It's a bit freaky, really! next year we get to wear mufti so that means that pretty much that whole year i won't feel like i'm actually doing work. or at least that's what i like to think. plus i'm taking fabby subjects - english, art history, statistics, biology, and sculpture. Yes i am dropping physics and chemistry and painting and music, what is the world coming to! sculpture is going to be exciting. we get to do anything we want, absolutely anything. and the best bit is that our art then isn't restricted to one tiny piece of paper. The world is my sculpture, my oyster of awesomeness! so far i know that my sculpture is going to have lots of paint on it.

And i'm looking forward to hanging out with oscar. he seems like a cool fullah. also i will then find out if his middle name is actually daisy. if it is, that is brilliant.
and i can assure him that my ears are ear stretcher free.
i have a picture on my wall of this guy who thinks he's real hot and from far away it looks like he just has massive earrings on, but then you look closer and you realise that they are just massive mofo ear stretchers. yum.

P.S. to the weather gods. because you love me, waggle your magic fingers and make it sunshine down on me at least until march next year, and the 19th of December. much appreciated.

P.P.S. i think that some people are not aware of what it means to be a human. as in they just spend the vast majority of their time doing things which don't matter or worrying about things that are so unbelievabley unimportant. there are so many of these people, it's like a new sub-species of human. i like people who i can have proper conversations with! and learn something new from them, that's not just gossip. i love it when people create controversy and really get you thinking. it's so much more interesting than hearing how wasted someone got in the weekend at some whorey party whilst wearing uggboots and having sex with ten billion people who were all equally trashed and oh look at all their photos of their "coolness".

P.P.P.S. goodnight. if i don't go to sleep now i will end up being the last person up and have to turn off all the lights.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mmmm my dog is so...attractive.

Why do people choose to shave fluffy little puppies into shaved poodle-like rats? What unbeatable incentive is there to commit such a crime - Russel Brand's hand in marriage? Big Day Out tickets? A party in the TARDIS? See, mum is already married, too old for BDO, and not as avid a Doctor Who fan as she should be.


Though i didn't particularly like him anyway. Infact, his cuteness annoyed me. I used to look at him and just think, "Oh! everyone is going to love you despite your spastic dancing and how you spend hours trying to eat your own tail. Fooool."
I think now this is just going to be a really good opportunity for everyone to take a step back and give him a long hard stare as he sits quivering, no longer safe in the mindset that he is cute and adorable. His fluffy ears are gone.
This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know the real Snowy. Go on. No more mister cutey. Feel my wrath.

Monday, September 13, 2010

granddad died today.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

I know it rains a lot in wellington, but...


it's the most relaxing, pee-inducing website you will find.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

upcoming shizzle.

Airbourne - Fri 1st Oct - Bodega, Wellington.
Blondie and The Pretenders - Sat 18th Dec - Alana Estate, Martinborough.
Bon Jovi - Sun 5th Dec - Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland.
The Feelers - Thu 12th Aug - Chicago Bar, Wellington.
General Fiasco - Fri 13th Aug - The Powerstation, Auckland.
Horace Pinker - Fri 20th Aug - Medusa, Wellington w/ The Offbeats, The Outsiders and Black Lick.
Hot Water Music and The Bouncing Souls - Thu 2nd Dec - San Fran Bath House, Wellington.
Jason Derulo - Mon 15th Nov - Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland.
Julia Deans w/Lisa Crawley - Fri 13th Aug - The Ruby Lounge, Wellington.
La De Da Festival - Fri 31st Dec - Alana Estate, Martinborough.
Metallica - Wed & Thu 13th & 14th Oct - Vector Arena, Auckland.
Mile High - Sat 14th Aug - The Garden Club, Wellington.
Not Okay and 5th Threat - Sat 7th Aug - Happy, Wellington.
Owl City - Sat 13th Aug - The Powerstation, Auckland.
Paramore - Thu 7th Oct - TSB Bank Arena, Wellington.
The Postures and God Bows To Math - Sat 28th Aug - Mighty Mighty, Wellington.
Ramadanman - Fri 13th Aug - Sandwiches, Wellington.
Robin Gibb w/ The Pointer Sisters - TSB Bank Arena, Wellington.
Rufus Wainwright - Sat 30th Oct - Convention Centre, Wellington.
Scene - Sat 21st Aug - The Ruby Lounge, Wellington.
Slash (Guns n' Roses) - Sat 14th Aug - TSB Stadium, New Plymouth.
Tahuna Breaks - Fri 10th Sep - San Fran Bath House, Wellington.
Todd Rundgren - Sun 26th Sep - San Fran Bath House, Wellington.
Tommy Ill - Fri 24th Sep - Mighty Mighty, Wellington.
Voom w/Sidekicknick and The Technical Difficulties - Sat 7th Aug - Mighty Mighty, Wellington.
Wolf Gang - Wed 6th Oct - San Fran Bath House, Wellington.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

dirty harry

kids with guns
kids with guns
taking over
but it won't be long...

"ex speed freak. personal hygiene problem. kiddie frightener. shoplifter. heavy smoker." - murdoc.

finally. the wait it over. i honestly couldn't believe it when i found out. the elusive, mysterious, and fucking fantastic Gorillaz are coming to nz in december. hell, i've never even seen a real picture of them, only the comic book characters that make up this "virtual band" - 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs.
the band started in 1998 and their first album 'Gorillaz' came out in 2001 followed by 'demon days' in 2005. from those two they sold over 20 million albums.
that's a helluva lot. these guys are really good. i've listened to them for the past six years and somehow i'm not sick of them.
sososo. tickets go on sale 9.00am friday 6th of august aka tomorrow yo and they're playing in auckland at the vector arena. sadly not wellington...

and not only are the Gorillaz playing, but also Bashy, De La Soul, Mick Jones, & Paul Simmons (The Clash), Kano, Little Dragon, Mos Def, National Orchestra for Arabic Music, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays), and Bobby Womack.
what a fab ass line up.


ps. tuesday 21st of december guys. that's willy bangers buurffday.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

i've done stupid things

we all have. i've just been doing it a lot lately and i feel annoyed and pissed off with myself for not thinking about what im doing, and why im doing it, and not always living up to expectations and disappointing people. im sorry guys.
just needed this day off school lots, for a break and to just be with myself for a bit. it was good.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

211 Cuba Street, 04 916 2020

This is the heart of wellington style.
Glassons, Supre, JayJays, they honestly don't cut it anymore. Their clothes are so entirely mainstream most people can barely stand it. And places like Good As Gold and Paris Texas are stunning but bloody expensive. So where do all of the fantastically dressed uni students spend their hard earned, small amounts of income when it comes to clothes buying? Recycle Boutique, and not to mention the copious other number of op shops scattered throughout Wellington. This shop is great, because as well as being exciting, ever-changing, it's also a form of income for people with large, unwanted, vintage wardrobes in dire need of change.
Basically you go through your wardrobe, pulling out the bits that you don't want anymore and take it to 211 Cuba in a big bag. They sell them for you and take half the profits. Any unsold items either go to charity, or are recollected by you. Win/win man. Recycle Boutique ends up with a huge variety of clothes ranging from $4.50 to several hundred dollars. Shop here, truly, it's fab.
Love Lu.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


For all those cuba street dwellers and lovers. I know that I am one of them, dwell there by day, lovers by night.
It's just that Cuba Street is exciting. When I first saw the bucket fountain I was utterly mesmerised, sitting on its brick edge, oblivious to the fact that I was about to get completely soaked in only moments. And even once I discovered this, I still didn't care. I was about 8 years old and in love.
Now I still walk past it almost every weekend even though the novelty is wearing off. That's pretty impressive though - 8 years for the excitement of the bucket to begin to dwindle! BUT. I've discovered a new hangout. It's just up a bit further and called Espressoholic. It has theeee most cruisy and perfect atmosphere that you could really ask for in a cafe. I've only been once, so far. It was Saturday night at about 10pm and we were looking for somewhere where we could get a delish, cheap, cappuccino and eats. We stepped in and felt a rush of warm air and a friendly bubble of chatter. There were plenty of seats and it even had an outdoor area. By about 10.30 Espressoholic was a thriving social session and the caramel slice had been heaven. Once again, I was, am, in love.
Luce McGoose

Friday, May 28, 2010

Joe Dempsie is sexy

Spent lunch trying to figure out where each one of our friends would be in five, ten years time. The first pregnant, the first to leave, the richest, the most successful, the solo mum, the crazy aunt, the MILF, the druggy...
Honestly it keeps on freaking me out because I can see exactly what all my friends are gonna be doing but I've got no idea about myself! I feel like Chris off skins. Or maybe Anwar. Except that I won't smoke, screw, rob, and snort anything and I'm not Muslim. But still.
How does everyone even decide?????????

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Premier thoughts

For the majority of my sixteen years in this in this world I have somehow managed to spend my time in Wellington, the most vibrant and fabulous place created. I'm not entirely sure how I achieved it, but I did, and only hours ago I felt a sudden urge to declare this to the universe. I wanted everyone to know about this secret place, the capital of two small islands below Australia and be able to feel the excitement, the flurry, the colour, the tranquility, the taste, the texture, and the individuality of it. A blogspot was the only way to go. Plus I figured it was a good way to get me totally exploring Wellington, to cram in as much as I can before I eventually leave here. I'm going to try and delve into every belle place around town, seeking out the beauty and funk, taking amazing photos and writing in this blog to prove it.
Not to mention that it will be utterly mixed in with my life and what's going on. I'm going to have a lot of fun with this I think...
Lucy pucy