so it's 2009 eh. jeepers. that happened awfully quickly. spent a jolly old christmas with the fambly up in auckland, even got the pleasure of playing christmas carols at midnight mass with the wholesome family band (me, dad on drums, 2 cousins, 1 aunty, 1 uncle) and thankfully got through it with margarita mix and gin (my little brother made me do it, i swear). won a brutal battle with a combination of heatstroke, a dash of food poisoning and a bit of a bad back the day after boxing day. so much for family funtimes.
northland, however, was a much more pleasant experience. apart from the ever-present oyster shells in the whangaroa harbour. caught many a fish.
had a fantastic night out, thai and getting wastey down ponsonby road with ogreman and no-face and crew. got home tuesday and have moved into a lovely house in opoho, the city had annoying beeps and a fucking street cleany machine. up here there's only really the occasional dog barking. getting to lord it over the valley by being at the top of the hill is pretty awesome.
woohoo right this minute it's bitchin to be me. i now have a small patch of backyard and am managing quite well without a television. ooh neko case is releasing a new album (amy alerted me through her blog (http://honkytonklagoon.blogspot.com) ) and the cover especially is bitchin'
also, black lips will be releasing something in teh futures. check out here at gorillavsbear.net for a wee d-l of the new song. ees good.
have you ever played dungeons and dragons? or goldenaxe? or snow bros? fuck i have been playing a lot of old games on my new mame emulator i got installed. had to convert from windows vista to linux to get it. i recommend you try a mame emulator, those things are fuckin DOPE. and so is linux.
anyway anyway anyway. just tried to find out how to get a screen shot of how bitchin goldenaxe is but instead ubuntu apologised profusely for not being able to do it. on the page it had this message Help stomp Ubuntu bugs at the Global Bug Jam taking place February 20th - 22nd.
global bug jam! oh well. still love you though, ubuntu.
right i must now away to the land of watching movies. and maybe i will draw a picture.