Posts By: justin

Exclusive First Listen: Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse Team Up With David Lynch : NPR Music

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Exclusive First Listen: Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse Team Up With David Lynch : NPR Music. In addition to Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, other artists appearing on Dark Night of the Soulinclude James Mercer of The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, Frank Black of the Pixies, Iggy Pop, Nina Persson… Read more »

The Indie Colouring Book

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Cool! I’ll have as much fun as my 2 year old colouring in illustrations by Bon Iver, The Shins, Broken Social Scene, MGMT etc. In fact, Edie might not get a look in cos she’ll mess it up 😛 Royalties go to a charity chosen by the artists.

Tauranga .NET User Group

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The next Tauranga .NET User Group session is “Getting started with Silverlight for Developers”. Location: Spectra Data Solutions, Level 1, Corner Devonport Rd and Elizabeth Street (above Air NZ travel agency – entrance off Elizabeth St). Free beer and pizza from Microsoft. The last session was “Tools I can not live without”. There were quite… Read more »

Kraftwerk are coming to NZ

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Kraftwerk, Auckland Town Hall 26 November! I missed them at Big Day Out a few years back. They were on at the same time as Jane’s Addiction so I thought I’d catch a bit of both but I was in a great position for Jane’s Addiction and they were grabbing me more than I expected… Read more »

its’ a happy man with Grapefruit Chilli Marmalade

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I went to the Tauranga Farmer’s Market on the weekend and to my unexpected delight Richard the Chilli guy had Grapefruit Chilli Marmalade. It’s great stuff. I haven’t had any in years and I really should make it myself as I have loads of chillies in the freezer and there’s grapefruit all around at the… Read more »

Carl Shuker – Three novellas for a novel

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All three of Carl Shuker’s Three Novellas for a Novel are available as limited edition downloads now. For free or more! Interesting to see a novellist making their work available online for tips ala The Crimea, Radiohead & NIN. I guess Carl liked the idea of bypassing the publishing companies and making his work available… Read more »

Malcolm Middleton touring NZ

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My favourite miserable Scot, Malcolm Middleton is coming to NZ in May. Facebook says Malcolm is playing The Whammy bar in Auckland but everywhere else says it’s The Kings Arms on May 12th. At least everyone agrees he’s playing The San Francisco Bath House in Wellington on May 13th. Malcolm’s new album, Sleight of Hand,… Read more »