landspeedrecord

a blurred record of my journey through the landscape

The best Cafe in the world

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Having a Flat White at the Knoll Ridge Cafe at Whakapapa Skifield. A very special place to be. Feeling grateful!

Live Review: Mogwai at James Cabaret, Wellington

It was loud! But great! That last track thundered! (And the kicker the review describes got me too…)

Will Not Fade

Mogwai

w/ Mick Turner

James Cabaret, Wellington

Friday 6 March 2015

The term “post-rock” suggests that the genre of music has evolved beyond standard rock. And for Glaswegian act Mogwai, this appears accurate. They have gone past the standard band formula of guitar, bass, drums and vocals, expanding their sound with the use of synths, 12 string guitars, multiple drums (both electric and acoustic), vocoder and violin. Electric and analogue sounds marry to create something unique.

For the most part there were five musicians on stage. Sometimes the keyboard player would play a third guitar. Touring member Luke Sutherland made an appearance for a handful of songs, fleshing out the sound more with his violin, or by singing, or playing some secondary drums.

The lights were an integrated part of the experience. There were three neon looking hexagons from the cover of Rave Tapes that pulsated and flickered. Backlights synchronised…

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Fifteen Questions I Bet You Wish Someone Would Ask You

The Quotidian Diary

I’ve been going through old files lately, and fun stuff keeps popping up. Today I found a piece of paper with a bunch of questions written on it. I’m assuming they are questions I created, but I’m not sure of their original purpose. Questions for prospective boyfriends? To ask at a networking event? To ask my family or complete strangers?

Whatever the intent, here they are. Feel free to answer one or two or all. See some of my answers following the list.

  1. A stray, sweet chocolate lab comes to your door. You let him in, give him a bath, feed him. You love him. What do you name him?
  2. What is your first memory?
  3. What don’t you have that everyone else has?
  4. What do you have that no one else has?
  5. What small town (less than 5,000 people) would you live in if you could?
  6. If you could do…

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Sol eclipsed by Venus, in UV

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Looking very fine, thanks Nasa

Moneyscramble: round 2

Well said, Danyl, once again

You can see my house from here

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Image from Nasa I guess. I don’t like heights.

In the Zombie Apocalypse, Shaggy, Fred and Daphne didn’t make it.

Thelma by Colie Travis Pitts

Good to see Velma ditched the turtleneck. Art  by Colie Travis Pitts

Friday!

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Crank it up!

She canna hold it, cap’n! Or Pigs in Space..

Battersea Power Station, London

Before the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 there was the Battersea Power Station…

Spend! Save!

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Some great signage from Buzzfeed