I’m On Fire

August 21, 2010

Ive been partial to a bit of The Boss recently. Here he is with I’m On Fire – live in ’85.

I dig this cover by Wellington’s Head Like a Hole as much now as I did when it first appeared in the late ’90s:

And I just found this cover by the Guana Batz. Rad!

then kept looking and found this. beautiful.

Winter Sunset over North-West Auckland

August 1, 2010

Les Stroud – Off the Grid

June 14, 2010

Les Stroud a.k.a Survivorman on living self sufficiently.

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Talking shop about gardening

February 20, 2010

My approach to gardening is to take what I have learnt through experiment, reading and talking to family and friends and apply it the best I can and just see what happens. This has led to really successful surprises, recent examples from my garden are Kale and Gherkins. Getting a broader appreciation of how things work in the garden and solving some mysteries, like, “Am I the only one whose Kale gets infested with whitefly?”, necessitates talking shop with gardeners.

I have searched for and tested many gardening podcasts and blogs and have found many are boring, unorganised or just not aimed at me, however..

For about the last year or so I have been subscribed to and have eagerly awaited each episode on Gardeners Question Time, from BBC Radio 4. Essentially their panel answers questions about all sorts of plants. I am mostly interested in the vegetable questions, but its all interesting and the pace is fast. A special mention goes out to the late Josh Cushnie, one of their presenters who passed away last year. Well worth listening to archive material to hear his opinion (and his mesmerizing accent), even though he passionately hated veges.

The Inadvertent Gardner is a great blog that I have been dropping in to now and then for some time.

I have just subscribed to the US-based You Bet Your Garden podcast. I havent listened yet, but have hight hopes as Mike McGrath hosts a show on [US] National Public Radio, and is a keynote speaker at this years Seed Savers Exchange Convention, an organisation I would never have delved so deeply into if it were not for the wonderful book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

For the local point of view I enjoy the ‘iPlot’ gardening episodes podcast from the This Way Up show on Radio NZ National.

My garden

February 3, 2010

Im eating from the garden every day. Tomatoes, beans, caugettes, capsicums, gherkins-that-have-become-cucumbers, kale, lettuce and some other stuff..  rad!

Brownie Troop Fishing Show

November 20, 2008

Totally worth checking out the brownie troop fishing show.. Just a bunch of drunk-ass alternative rockers going fishing with Dean Ween and having a blast. Excellent!


the Punk Rock

November 20, 2008


Originally uploaded by Gah.. I hate text fields!

thats what I call it.
Gin, water, splash of cranberry, squeeze of lemon and dash of bitters.
Rank but kindof more-ish.

reading a book online is a headache but sooo easy!

November 18, 2008

Loading google books from a shortcut as an application in Chrome is a breeze, but I can’t fathom the lack of a bookmark function.

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame By Victor Hugo, Frederic Shoberl


August 2, 2008

Without the egg’s ability to join fat-based and water-based liquids, we wouldn’t have cake or mayonnaise or Caesar salad dressing!

like lastfm for books

April 8, 2007