Te Huia, the wonderful

Have you ever found a space where inspiration flows freely, where you can turn creativity on and off like a tap? I like to hope that everyone has a place like this, somewhere, somehow, and we just have to find it. A place where work is easy, everything is done before...

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Breaking down walls

Let’s not build walls; let’s break them down. Let’s learn to love those who we’ve found hard to love before. Let’s try to understand each other.

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Ben from Mali Mali told me that it would have been Nick Drake's 68th birthday today. I first heard of Nick Drake when a friend from Dunedin sent me a copy of Pink Moon. It's rare for me to find an album that completely knocks me sideways, but there's something...

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Finding the road home

Finding the road home

Today is World Homeless day. I often try to give money or food to people on the street – whatever the day. I know some people don’t believe in free handouts – that it sends the “wrong message” (whatever that means). And maybe if you give someone money they might spend...

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Old & new

Old & new

We’re hitting the studio again! After a few changes (with people leaving to go overseas and so on), we are able to say we’re back on the road to recording something soon. Sam Ogilvie, who plays in a number of other folky outfits, has joined us on guitar and vocals....

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Naomi’s birthday

Naomi’s birthday

It was Naomi’s birthday the other day. One of the presents she got was this. It’s called a Thunderbox, apparently. Maybe we can feature it in one of our recordings.

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