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.
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.