Gypsy, by British prog rock band Uriah Heep, is one of my favourite songs, so I jumped at the chance to review them at The Studio last night. It turns out they're still writing old-school metal earworms - new songs The Law and Outsider were two of last night's highlights (and Gypsy totally rocked my world). Read my full review on The 13th Floor.
Sometimes on a Friday you're exhausted after work and not sure that you fancy traipsing down to the Kings Arms to check out an 80s pop band. Sometimes it's on these kinds of nights that you have your best musical experiences. Last night was one of those nights. Pseudo Echo's sound is current, fresh, and above all - loud! You can read my review on Marty Duda's 13th Floor website.
My short story Frangipani is going to be published by Headland Literary Journal. I drew upon my own past experience as a cleaner for the story, which has itself now had a spit and polish from the amazing Headland copy editor. i'm so excited I might actually cast off my Dutch / Presbyterian miserliness and shout myself a nice dinner when it comes out.
My short fiction has been published in Headland, Hue and Cry, Pot Roast and Aerodrome. I'm an award-winning playwright and zine creator, and my play Indiscretions was published by Playmarket. I have contributed articles and creative non-fiction to The Spinoff, The Sunday Star Times, The NZ Herald and more. I also manage the social media for my cat Bruce, and I wrote and illustrated a children's book, Bruce Finds A Home, based on his exploits.