Pouto Peninsula

Fantastic mission yesterday circumnavigating Pouto Peninsula…
timed for low tide but still in 4WD all the way!

Locals estimate there have been more than 100 shipwrecks on this peninsula, but all of the remains are buried deep in the ever shifting sand… So it was a total buzz to find one uncovered!

(Unidentified) wreck #35


Soundalike? For a political party? How naive could you be…

Follow this for the arc of a collosal fck up

1. Imagine you are a political party, approaching an election. You are also the current government

2. You need promotional video/s for TV, online and frankly everywhere you can possibly show them to inspire people to vote for you.

3. Someone is hired to conceive, pitch, storyboard & make those videos

4. From day 1 that video pitch/storyboard would have had music

5. Turns out the approved video uses an Eminem soundalike, tactfully titled “Eminen Esque” and I would bet that ‘temp music’ soundalike was used in the original pitch. Simply because in such circumstances, music has an important contribution to make.

6. 2 years later said political party is in court for copyright infringement for use of said ‘soundalike’ with the original composer even playing the guitar riff live in court. He was asked if he thought Eminem Esque was musically inferior to Lose Yourself, and replied: “Given it’s a blatant rip off, yes.”

Just how many ways is this completely fcked?

I’m not going to start some list, but the first simple & most important issue is this: where is the pride in the culture of your own country that you would not try to find a musician, songwriter or composer who is actually from your own country and who also subscribes to your particular form of neoLiberalism and who might be keen to provide what you need?

Didn’t happen.

More than anything else, this court case perfectly illustrates the way such people think about music. And that attitude deserves to bite them in them arse BIG TIME.

Dear National Party,
Please Lose Yourself

Detritus 420

▶ interesting read: Facebook and the cost of monopoly


▶ If you have to say “I am not a robot….”


▶ Frictionless digital music


▶ if your tear ducts need a clean, this will do it


▶ great idea: a water treatment plant commissioned a composer to write music for performance in a giant underground water tank, before it was flooded – have a listen HERE and more info HERE


Pogo huh? I have liked & posted his light hearted mashup videos in the past… but had also read a few things on his blog that made think WTF… but seems they were just the beginning… yuck!
via pieceoplastic


▶ what musical notes look like



Wreck 31

Hiked more than a few kilometres hunting for a wreck that doesn’t seem to exist despite being identified on maps…. I did find some great invisible fencing though!

And then found this magic spot on the way home

The long exposure version

A great day despite the ghost ship…

Today = at last picking up my new old Trixon 1966 Vibraphone
Then a boat trip out to shoot wrecks on 3 islands in the Hauraki Gulf

Seize the day!

Wreck 30

Got rained on a few times getting to this wreck… Auckland city should be in the background but was masked by clouds… a location to revisit!

Lighthouse glass

Visited the Maritime Museum in Auckland – fantastic exhibits including this century old glass from a light house

Wreck 29

Found a truly magic spot, down a crazy unformed 4WD ‘road’ that the farmer was apparently forced to grant access to, but who it seems also then proceeded to make it as difficult as possible for anyone to ever actually access….
South Kaipara FTW

Titahi Bay

XPAN2/TX2 with Fuji400H Pro

Boat Pass with pulsing low frequency

interesting pulsing/beating sub bass from a boat passby I accidentally recorded in Osaka:
MKH8040 ORTF, then MKH8020 spaced omni, then MKH8040 – 8s, then MKH8020 -8s

interesting phenomena