Week 49

Yoooo this is late on account of me being on some hella man flu type shit. I’m going to rip out my sinuses & donate my throat to science. Here are some songs

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Laneway 2017

Hanging at the forefront of my brain for most of this year’s Laneway was a single thought, it was there in the first five minutes after entering, it was there as I wandered between sets, it was there on my way out.

Why hasn’t Laneway ALWAYS been in Albert Park?

Because holy shit, that was the perfect venue for a festival like Laneway. Shade everywhere, stages rising in front of a picturesque backdrop of trees and cityscape, SPACE oh man so much s p a c e. My only complaint is that Princes street was too crowded and seemed like it could’ve been solved by spreading things out a little bit more but that’s a tiny thing that was pretty easily avoidable. Besides there was the stunning beer garden / always pretty empty portaloos / food vendors up the other end of the park anyway so it wasn’t like you HAD to go down Princes all that much

It was a beautiful day in a beautiful setting with a tonne of beautiful music. I didn’t see everything I had planned on seeing but everything I did see was fantastic. I’m not going to write about everything I saw, but I’ve picked some highlights and surprises and written about them through here: Continue reading “Laneway 2017”

Laneway 2017 Prelude

This year’s Laneway will be my uh, shit, fourth? fifth? Whatever, I’ve been to a few now and I’ve had varying degrees of success at each. The first I went to I didn’t see nearly enough of what was on offer, spending most of my day wandering aimlessly waiting for the three bands I wanted to see, standing at the precipice of a chasm of musical depth that I was yet to plunge into. Last year’s Laneway was my best, I vowed ahead of time to not bother drinking (or more accurately to not spend more time in line for a drink than I actually would drinking it) and mostly kept that promise. Clashes forced me to go in with a see-what-I-can-of-whoever-I-can attitude and honestly the day was better for it. Sure, I kind of regret not seeing Grimes’ entire set but I also got to see Beach House at sunset and pretty sure I would’ve regretted missing that even more.

I’ve put together a playlist of the 10 acts I’m most excited for come this Auckland Anniversary Day. If you’re going; plan ahead but not too rigidly, get there early, eat heaps before going in, and do as Mick Jenkins does and drink water.
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Week 12

Oh man it’s this time of the week again. A lot of this week’s playlist is brought to you by the glorious goddang weather this weekend because is there any time of year better suited to shimmery psych rock goodness? No, there isn’t. That was a rhetorical question, did you actually answer it? OH, that was another one. I bet you feel reaaaaal dumb right now, talking to a static page of text. As always, the playlist lives up over here on Spotify. I archive all the old weeks too so check em out if yo missed em. Or don’t, it’s a busy time of year time is a valuable commodity gotta spend that shit wisely

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Week 01

YO. I’m going to try my best to do this every week. If you enjoy this please give me shit if I show any signs of slacking. The songs on this playlist come from the albums I’ve been listening to a lot this past week, they’re all over the place so I haven’t really tried sequencing it in any way apart from making sure all the bummer jams are a bit spread out across the playlist

You can find the playlist on Spotify HERE, and I’ve talked about why I like each song/artist/album a little bit below Continue reading “Week 01”