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Posted in Beats, Beer, General, Icons by brettok on August 5, 2010

When the Pixies played in Auckland in March this year, it was for me the culmination of a twenty year wait to witness one of my all-time favourite bands.  I’d missed them in Australia in 2007, when I moved to NZ.  That was hard to take, and resulted in a week of depression, remorse and disappointment, to say the least.  Auckland would be a defining moment in my musical fandom.

Or so I hoped.   (more…)


What’s goin’ on?

Posted in Beats, Beer, Bikes, General, MTB, Riding, Road by brettok on May 23, 2010

Well, it’s been a bit quiet on the old blog front lately.  Not that I’ve been idle, that’s why I’ve had no time to put up anything interesting.  Or otherwise.  So here’s a bit of a hotch-potch of the stuff that’s been going on in the last few weeks. (more…)

On the road, Part 1; the North.

Posted in Beats, Beer, Bikes, Epics, General, MTB, Riding, Roadtrips by brettok on March 18, 2010

This was it.  What I was looking forward to after Karapoti, which was more a case of “just get it over with”.  Getting on the road, with good mates and great riding, for the fun of it.  And of course a little concert to kick it all off.   (more…)

Come on Spring…

Posted in Beats, General by brettok on October 8, 2009

Isn’t it supposed to be Spring?  More like Winter here the last couple of days.  So when the voice in my head was wondering just where Spring was, it suggested a dose of classic Aussie pop to evoke the sun and good times.



Posted in Beats, Beer, General, Racing by brettok on October 1, 2009

Epic.  epicaleWhat a great word.  

Some epic events are in the pipeline.

A race of epic proportions is on again this weekend, and Mike, Josh and I will be fighting for survival in the Redwoods.  The Whaka 100 was 6 hours of mountain bike heaven and hell for Ratas and myself last year, and I can’t see it being much different this time around.  

It’s only fitting that we should drink some Epic Pale Ale after the race, don’t you think?  Well, I do.  

It’s going to be an epic month of music next February/March too. Ending a road trip with the Pixies in Auckland is epic in itself, but starting it with Faith No More in Wellington a month before, well that’s just the icing on the cake. Or the head on the beer.