Wednesday, 17 October 2007


My 10-year old son Ed plays a mean guitar. So of course I've put him on YouTube. They're just taken with my mobile but you get the general idea...

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

In Rainbows arrives

Well I've had my email open all afternoon waiting for the link to arrive for my download of Radiohead's In Rainbows and it finally hit my inbox at around 6.30pm NZ time. So now I've fed the kids (hey there are other priorities in life!) I'm giving it a whirl.

Sounds great so far - more later!

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

From the sublime to the ridiculous...

Two very contrasting concert announcements have been made over the last 24 hours...

First up was the initial line-up for the 2008 Big Day Out. Arcade Fire! LCD Soundsystem! The Clean! I might have to seriously consider going - for the first time ever (although I HOPE that Arcade Fire will be doing a 'normal' gig somewhere as well).

And then this morning there was the rather more low-key revelation that the 'big' act at next year's Mission concert is... wait for it... John Mellencamp! Man, I feel sorry for the 9,000 suckers who had already bought tickets for that one!

Trivia note - John Mellencamp used to be managed by David Bowie's 'MainMan' Tony de Fries, who was also responsible for his former goddawful stage name 'John Cougar'.

Mr Bowie joins Arcade Fire on stage at 'Fashion Rocks' in September 2005.

Monday, 1 October 2007

Radiohead go crazy

So you're one of the biggest bands in the world, you've just finished your new album, but you are currently 'between record companies'. Do you:

A) Start an Internet hoax that something is going to happen on 1 October but
then deny anything is going to happen on 1 October because you don't have a
record company.

B) Sneakily create a website offering a download of the new album to registered users from 10 October.

C) Allow your registered users to fill in the price they are willing to pay for said download, and yes, that includes $0.00.

D) All of the above.
The album's called In Rainbows and 'D' is the correct answer. Details here, now!

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Back to work

We came, we coded, we conquered

Yes, we beat the Aussies and came home with the inaugural "Full Code Press" trophy.
We had a great team, a great client, and a great time! Full details on the FCP site and our Code Blacks blog.

Friday, 17 August 2007

Sydney calling

Arrived in Sydney yesterday for the FullCodePress madness. Had a great morning and early afternoon wandering through the city, then did the tourist thang on the Manly ferry with Ali and Jeff. Here's how Manly was looking today - not bad huh?

And now we're setting up at the hotel for the event, and so far all systems are GO!
Go the Code Blacks!