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Ladyhawke at the Fillmore San Francisco

I saw Ladyhawke at The Fillmore in San Francisco, awesome concert. Amazing vibe and she was super excited to be where her heroes and pop history had been born...Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix...all the greats of music through the ages. Then she comes back to NZ and wins heaps of awards for the year. Go Ladyhawke!
The work of Sarah Larnach, the artist who did the drawings for her album and the cool music video Delirium is from NZ too, but lives in Sydney. Check out more of her work on her blog.

Narrative in Documentary Design

I did a lecture this week up at the English Department with Brian Opie and James Meffan.
It was pretty interesting stepping back into academia and I think I quite like it. While I've been working on a PhD proposal this year, I've had second thoughts about my topic so am putting it on hold for a bit while I do some more research.

Also, I've been away for several weeks in Europe - went to the Venice Biennale and have loaded up a little film featuring the sculpture garden of Peggy Guggenheim. Check it out
Gogo Media.

Helen Clark's valedictory speech

Well, Helen has finally signed off and good luck to her. The media still couldn't resist one last dig as Guyon Espiner worked up an Ice Queen headline to attract people to his's a pity they couldn't for once just honour this amazingly intelligent woman who has done so much to raise the profile of NZ internationally as well as be an incredible role model for women in this country.

She will do an excellent job at the U.N. although I'm sure it will be challenging for her to shift into a new mode of living.

Anyway, despite the misogyny and homophobia of the NZ media, she got to where she was heading and noone can ever take that away from her. I ordered a copy of the full video speech from the Parliamentary library for free... it is supposed to be on the government website but takes a week because of the Easter break!

Good luck and Kia Kaha Helen...we'll be watching....

Photo of Helen from The Dom Post...

David Byrne

A most awesome concert.

Robotic Music

I went to Mighty Mighty last night and outside the venue was a robotic drumber, The Drumber. This was put together by local Wellingtonian, Rupert...
The gig began with the robotic drummer, then was followed by Doteyes and then The Trons, an awesome robotic music experience. Check them out on Myspace.