For a story about the NZSO and their new conductor, who I hope has a sense of humour.
So my friend Peter was giving me a life back to Otaki last week and he started singing this in the car, and I heard they were releasing the final shortlist of four flags today and what with one thing and another I need to get some sleep now.
Screenshot kindly taken by Brent Willis
This is my flag design Pī Rangorango (The Bee Who Buzzes). I’m so proud to have lowered the bar on the flag debate.
“New Zealand used to be a country of firsts. The first country to catch a giant fish and turn it into an island. The first country to name a meringue cake after a ballerina. The first country to put a beekeeper on a $5 note. We can be first again – the first country to put an awesome and frankly attractive pink rabbit on a flag. What has New Zealand done to deserve this, you may ask? Obviously, not enough. You’re welcome.” – Fitz Bunny
A song and music video I knocked up very quickly for the Off Key concert in Wellington this afternoon. I haven’t used Adobe Flash for ages, and I’m slightly horrified by how dusty my Youtube page has become. It was a lot of fun doing the song, though.
From October’s FishHead.
From September’s FishHead.
This may possibly be of interest to some people.
I’m on a panel discussion with Ant Sang and Robyn E. Kenealy at Wellington’s Central Library on Friday at 7pm, as part of the Comicfest event the library is running this weekend. There’s more details about the events here.
I’m sorting through suitable images now, which feel as though they were drawn by someone else a lifetime ago. I think we’re going to be talking about the local comic scene, which should be interesting because I’ve been sitting on my arse in Otaki for the past 18 months and I haven’t a clue what’s been happening. Still, this is a rare public appearance for me which I’m treating as a personal challenge – will I be coherent? Will I manage to avoid discussing From Earth’s End? Turn up on Friday and see!
This is a Wellington adventure sport from May’s FishHead. Capital Culture’s webseries can be viewed here.