December 20, 2013 by vinylburns
Greetings Christmas Lovelies…
I write this in an urban downtown cafe/bar, gunshots ringing in the distance and a shot of vermouth in my shooting hand.
I want no part of the battle this evening.
My day began 38 hours ago, on the other side of the Rimutaka mountain highway, and it has so far featured a blistering, alcohol fueled Xmas broadcast from Active Towers, ℅ hosting the breakfast show with DJ Redbird Jr.
He’s a circular machinist.
Guests included honorables Grant Robertson, Gareth Hughes and Her Worship Celia Wade Brown, mayor of the town.
There was some heavy and magnetic flirting with Bella Kalolo and Lisa Tomlins.
Roots Foundation was in the house, and we all talked science.
It was a blast of a morning, amplified by the sleep deprivation and the frantic 6 minutes of water boarding with Champaign and a pop-shield.
The high point, almost without question, was watching the Labour Party people mover, the Green Party Hybrid and (I’d like to imagine) the Mayoral Bicycle, all on the brink of being ticketed, but for the tap on the window and a disapproving waggle of the finger, from the Lady Mayor herself, flanked by a couple of MPs and a gang of Soul Singers. It was Five Star class…
On my drive there I completed a new addition to the Vinyl Burns Custom GPS Navigation cassette tape catalogue, with the “Featherston to Wellington” edition.
It should be available very soon.
It was a fun year… Blasting around the planet, meeting my old uncle Glastonbury and kicking around a paddock for a weekend… Learning to hate Malaysia… “Owning” 4500 ladies a night at The World Of Wearableart shows… Rustling up a new theatre show for 2014… Having an airline change planes to accommodate my giant equipment… The list goes on.
2014… Well, I have this show I’m touring…
February 11 – 15: NZ Fringe, Gryphon Theatre, Wgtn
March 13 – 15: Dunedin Fringe
April 27 – May 17: NZ International Comedy Festival
Plus looking to get more involved with the ridiculous DJing scene.
Rest assured, it’s always a fun ride with Dr Vinyl Burns.
Bring the noise.