Wednesday, May 19, 2010

There are no maps...

Bloody hell - blogs are hard to keep up.

I need to demand a raise from my boss so the required amount of motivation hands me the spirit to update this without four-month breaks!

Bloody hell, the shame of it all. In any case, my Twitter account has been busy so I have at least some semblance of my original goal, of safekeeping my memories for the future, intact.

My Dad does not approve of this method of "keeping in touch" and probably quite rightly so - 140 character messages hardly encourage proper spelling and grammar and this kind of English is presumably puzzling to his generation. However, it's value now finds me as a note-taking chronicle of my life and interests.

Some highlights of MY thrilling, illegible Twitter account from the past few months include:

"Gonna be playing some solo acoustic shows in AK city in March/April. My solo-live virginity will be gone..."

"Bat For Lashes covering Radiohead - god I want to sing with her..."

"WTF? "The length of a day is shorter by 1.26 microseconds after Chilean earthquake" wonder my toast got burnt that morning!"

"Came as close as I'll probly ever come to love at first sight at roasted addiqtion this arvo..."

"Pet shop boys is playing in this southern man's ale house..."

"Ah rydges...your bed is supremely sleepy..."

"Saw Alice in Wonderland last nite, 3/5 for me, was like a hot girl wit no personality..nice 2 look at bt cant make u feel anythin worthwhile"

"Thank you Suzuki for creating my newest most-hated TV Ad."

"I would like to find a good coffee one day..."

"The warriors are playing an hour and 3/4 set before I play tonite at mt smart. Dream opening act right there."

"First visit to dentist in approx. 6 years...pretty stoked with only 2 fillings required! Thank you Dental Associates!"

"Baseball draft done....yearly obsession begins again...."

"Body is breaking down - MUST be due to toast deprivation....gonna resume the addiction today!"

"For once and for all - I am NOT the face of the "Becks List"...."

"Got skifree on my iPhone to re-live the days of Windows 3.1.1 but the yeti doesn't eat u once ur past the finish line. Very disappointing."

"My new glasses make their debut in our new vid, chur to LA Eyeworks and Occhiali Optical!"

"Face still numb...cant eat for fear of eating own mouth....oh the hunger!"

"And this is a pineapple plant -"

"Wat is the better of two evils? Credit cards, or owning a car?"

"Let the LA games begin...might buy me some LA Gear while I'm here, won't buy me a pear, no fresh fruit here to share."

"Sound check sorted 4 big show 2nite @ the Whiskey - gonna b sweet! We met Si's ginger twin yesterday too: amazing"

"You know Las Vegas is another world when their McDonalds serves pepsi with their"

"Lifts that move in a diagonal direction freak me the fuck out..."

"Kfc USA has wedges instead of chips AND they dnt make u feel guilty 4 asking 4 sauce! Amazing."

"Me taking on KFC's famous double down sandwich - no bread here ppl! So bad, but so good..."

"Toast, coffee, cricket, South Africa struggling in sport - perfect first morning back in NZ!"

"Gonna go chill backstage wit the chills, drink a chilled beer and get some chills while I listen to the chills live."

"First Kookaburra wake-up call in OZ...hilarious day ahead."

So yeah - pretty boring really.

Hopefully some amazingly enthralling events take place over the coming months as the band's album is released in Oz and we tour the hell out of it.

But, once again, my future is largely in the dark. I found a quote on my phone the other day, most likely discovered and hastily hashed in a boozed frenzy, that brings me solace for my situation.

"There are no maps to any place worth going to."

I will update this again when my road leads me back, whenever that may be.

Currently reading: When Giants Walked the Earth by Mick Wall
Latest listen:
Great North - Soldiers EP


  1. Hi Jeremy,
    Sorry to post a unrelated comment, but don't know how else to reach you!

    I'm going to propose to my girlfriend of 3 years at some stage this year and her heart would melt slash explode if her favourite song (acoustic Golden Love) was played straight after I proposed. I know it's a long shot, but hey, I don't mind publicising the crap out of it if you want to get in the news :)

    I'm in the Waikato, but don't mind traveling anywhere in the north island if that suits better.

    Really hope to hear from you,
    R (name suppresion incase someone she knows sees this)

  2. There is such thing as facebook messages :)