Thursday, July 29, 2010

So on sunday, I turn 19. Not a hugely monumental age, but this has been a very monumental year :)
Thanks everyone!

Heres a corny photo montage or some of the best times this year I prepared earlier:

Love you all! Everything is Awesome!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Heroes: Barney Stinson

"When I get sad, I stop being sad and be Awesome instead. True story"

Wednesday Rap!

Champagne Champagne

Champagne Champagne
These guys are cool because:
1. Their DJ is Mark Gajadhar, former drummer for The Blood Brothers and Neon Blonde
2. Repetition in band names is always cool
3. They have a song about Molly Ringwald. Sigh...
Anyway, check out their myspace page here, or watch a video of them performing in a taxi here. (What a cool idea, from now on I'm only gonna pay my taxi fare through sweet rhymes!)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Heroes: Matt Bellamy

"No-one's going to take me alive, the time has come to make things right. You and I must fight for our rights! You and I must fight to survive!"

Friday, July 23, 2010

Overdue Wednesday Rap!

One of my favourite things is sunny days in winter. Even though it's waaay less warm than in summer, since the sun is much rarer you feel like "Omg I must take full advantage of this beautiful day!" unlike in summer where I commonly open the curtain and scream "Are you still here?? No-one invited you! You're not my real dad!" at the sun before nursing my terrible sunburns*.

Also great about winter is that since summer is happening in America, we get a fresh shipment of America's SUMMER JAMS to make our few sunny days even better. On the subject of SUMMER JAMS, here's Converse's new collaboration song. It's by Kid Cudi (rapper, hence why I can include it), Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend and Best Coast, an artist I havent heard before but will probably hear more of soon.
Check it:

It's so good it doesnt matter it's secretly a shoe ad! A very effective shoe ad, cause after downloading it at I looked around the website and ended up designing these on the site:
Omg shoes. Lets get some shoes. These guys know what I'm talking about.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My remix of La Roux's Bulletproof!

It's my first remix, so be nice :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

"Once I dreamt I tamed a stallion"

Just found this drawing in a cabinet. Drew it back in January after buying my Dad a birthday present. I have no idea what was going through my head when I made it, but I remember having a really good day when I did :)

Heroes: MGMT

"The Youth are starting to change, are you starting to change?"

Friday, July 16, 2010

Heroes: Holden Caulfield

"That's the whole trouble. You can't ever find a place that's nice and peaceful, because there isn't any. You may think there is, but once you get there, when you're not looking, somebody'll sneak up and write "Fuck you" right under your nose. Try it sometime. I think, even, if I ever die, and they stick me in a cemetery, and I have a tombstone and all, it'll say "Holden Caulfield" on it, and then what year I was born and what year I died, and then right under that it'll say "Fuck you." I'm positive, in fact."

P.S Apparently next semester we're learing to draw faces. I think I need that

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

My instrumenral piano cover of... Guess What?

"What?" You ask spilling tea on the monitor in rage.
Life is full of mysteries, kids. But you can solve this one via listening

If the player works, that is.

(Btw, I cant play piano. Sibelius to the rescue.
Also I think I forgot to "finish" the song, sorry.)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Heroes: Demetri Martin

“The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades. Another bad time to have a heart attack is when you’re playing “Fake Heart Attack” followed by “Naps”"

Wednesday rap!

This is something I ran on my facebook during March, until I realised people probably didnt want the whitest, geekiest guy they know talking about rap all over their newsfeed.
But since no-one reads this, I feel I can officially "rap it up" without annoying anyone too much :D

Anyway, today I recommend Tommy Ill!
One of the only NZ rappers that doesnt make me cringe and the only rapper I've seen live, Mr Ill mixes unlikely samples with clever, self deprecating lyrics about Pokémon, hangovers and kinda ironic sounding call outs to other rappers ("I was speeding down the road, just trying to get back until I heard somebody yelling now "Savage, where the chorus at?").
Check him out at and download the free "Day We Became Models" Ep, cause you know you've always wanted to hear a hip hop mash-up of AC/DC and Cold War Kids.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Did you guys know I like Green Day?

BP oil spill, Mel Gibson, occasional lonlieness and Hollywood's endless amount of remakes make me sad.

This, however, makes me very happy:


Heroes: Noel Fielding

"Imagine that, a poncho sombrero combo, I'll be off my tits on happiness"

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Heroes: Johnny Whitney

"Everyone take back the Rad World! Join the Jaguar Pirates!!"

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sunshine Carousel Nightmare

One of my year 12 compositions, and the first particularly "good" song I've written by myself. Influenced by the Cure, Muse and the Dresden Dolls (although you can hear influence from dance music too), by hope for this track was it would create musical genre known as "fairy rave".
Still waiting for this to happen.

Heroes: Billie Joe Armstrong

"Do you have the time to listen to me whine about nothing and everything all at once? I am one of those melodramatic fools, neurotic to the bone, no doubt about it."