softl softly rock ‘n’ roll… travel these roads, we pay the tolls..

so the tour trucks along superbulistically! the music gets better and better.. onewhero class, hahei rocked and Toni busted out the dance moves at the after party. Biddy’s, we made it through the jadedness after hahei and? Te Aroha swimmings.. Patumahoe delightful, kids and pumpkins..? tropical kerikeri and the Tomb’s thanks. Whangateau quiet and quaint.. Oratia, again tropical lush green, jazz bands and dysfunctional loop pedal botherers kind’ve like religious folk knocking on the door at on a sunday, where’s the music? where is your god?

Taumarunui, noice on the main trunk line and a stop in at Ohura of all places many a mile from the nearest beaten track, in a sense. tranquil, the mid nite mouse eats my bag of chips how dare ye!?

Whanganui deserves it’s own paragraph.. Paul Symons’ band mellow and groovier than i’d thort nicely so. great to see the guys and to meet Des the drummer dude.. what a place wow wow wow!! a great New Zealand blend.

Mainland, Picton and the hospo brilliant.. midnite ramblings and twisted talkinglings.. the Malborough swim and Moroccan tea, oh yeah! the Kaikoura coast and the whining camel bless.. Christchurch broken yet resolute.. rumblings and a unification a mixed pair..? Tekapo Lake a swim cold, perfect neath the mountains white sawing at the blue day..

Wanaka a friend lends a house for the stay, soo happy.. nice.. space.. time to chill. Okarito, gold in the creeks. Donovans incredible.. Pipi bolognese thanks Richard & Ed.. a truly great show. Kayaks in the morning sun to forests of Kahikatia.. Franks Greymouth and the global village.. Onwards Nelson and the house of fairfield wow.. another truly special night for reasons only the gathered will ever know..

and on it goes..


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