This turned out to be a blessing in disguise however. Tono, Bugs, Paul, myself, and sometimes Logan (aka The Edge) busted our guts through six tracks, to great success. I have to admit that while practicing in Bug’s freezing cold North East Valley garage made me feel somewhat sentimental of my old Dunedin days, it was in fact was pretty darn gruelling. We were playing for about 6-8 hours a day, racking our brains to get decent rhythm section arrangements for more than half an album. We got there in the end (I think!), so hopefully we should be sweet to record in July with Tex Houston.
On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending my first Feastock. For those not in the know, Feastock is an annual day-concert run out of the back of a flat in Pine Hill. Responsible for this revelation in DIY partying are Steve Marshall, Callum Hampton and his brother Logan. This is the third year Feastock has run, and the boys have got it running like clockwork. They resold all 500 tickets for the event, installed a massive stage, port-a-loos, and even had free buses to the after party down at refuel later on.
All in all, a solid trip to Dunedin. Thanks to everyone who made my time so awesome. Peace!