Christmas for the Kiwi Cowboy

Merry Christmas everybody (or Happy Holidays if Jesus gets on your nerves). This year I’ll be staying in Austin for Christmas day so it will be my first Christmas away from family and friends in New Zealand. I haven’t found the pre-Christmas experience in Austin to be too different from my past in New Zealand, … Continue reading Christmas for the Kiwi Cowboy

Sharks in the Deep End – new video ‘Crash Test Doll’

Just letting y'all know that the Austin band Sharks in the Deep End is one I've really enjoyed listening to this year. I wrote a review on Ovrld for their debut album and also for their live show, so when alerted to their new video I thought I'd share it and encourage you to watch and listen. … Continue reading Sharks in the Deep End – new video ‘Crash Test Doll’

To be ignored or have too much attention? My Generation X/Millennial crossroad conundrum

Back in 2012 I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Communications at the Auckland University of Technology (sounds cool right?) Towards the end of my Post Grad I chose a paper titled ‘Celebrity Culture’ and my favorite assignment in my academic history was labelled “The Question of Authenticity in Modern Rock Music”. It focused mostly … Continue reading To be ignored or have too much attention? My Generation X/Millennial crossroad conundrum

Music and Memories: Interviews with Marc Broussard and Reed Turner

In Austin on November 17th Music and Memories are putting on a large fundraising event at the Moody Theater for the treatment and research of Alzheimer's (and all other dementia related disorders). It will feature the fine performances of musicians Marc Broussard and Austin's own Reed Turner. I was asked to interview them by Sundance Memory Care President Matt Stanley (who is co-organizing the … Continue reading Music and Memories: Interviews with Marc Broussard and Reed Turner

Kiwi conflict of interest

As the US election rolls ever closer and the Presidential Debates have kicked immodestly into gear, there are some things I've discovered about myself and what I hypothesize as traits that your average Kiwi is also known to possess. I don't represent the disposition of every New Zealand citizen (and recent immigrants from different cultures might not … Continue reading Kiwi conflict of interest

New blog post. What you read will change your life

Hi there. Glad you're reading this but why should you? Did you really think it would change your life? Of course not, but while I'm in rant mode I'm letting it out... I straight up HATE those ads/videos/links that tell me what I'm about to open will cause a particular reaction which they declare will definitely … Continue reading New blog post. What you read will change your life