BLACK CHROME!

So after my spiel about BLACK it should come as no surprise that one of my favouritest bands ever! is Black Chrome.   And I was lucky enough to design a t-shirt for them.

You can buy one from the band – they are available in red or black. I got the black shirt (shock!) as it has metallic silver ink in the print.  I’ve tried to capture the sparkly print in the detail shots.  The shirts fit really well (I was pleasantly surprised after getting mine as most band shirts are kinda shit), and they are only a meagre $20 each.

If you want a t-shirt you can order them from the band by contacting them at wokeupinthegutter@gmail.com. They have paypal too, if that helps.

Other BC links to check out are their Facebook page and Bandcamp, where you can download some of their older recordings for free.

Many thanks to Sarah-Kate & Li Roadkill for the t-shirt gig photo <3

 

The Shed

Part of our glorious Kiwi culture involves sheds.  They are important places to have. While I was growing up The Shed was a place you could clear out and have birthday parties in.  Paint cars. Fix cars.  Store tools. Build things in.  That sort of thing.  So it’s little surprise that I like to use mine as a studio space.

This wasn’t always the way with Shed.  Oh no. Shed had become a storage space for items last seen in Island Bay in the early 1970s.  Record players that used to belt out ABBA tunes to keep four year olds amused.  And then the records, and everyone else’s unwanted records.   At the start of this year, my brother returned home from Australia and he cleaned it all out.  It was amazing.  I helped some, well, very little actually, but I am incredibly grateful to my brother for completing this momentous task.  Thank you!!

So here is a small collection of photos of things I keep in my shed.  Please excuse me while I ruminate some …

I’ve got the rest of my Ngā Moemoeā (Dreams) series hanging along the western wall.  The first one in the set was sold to the H.B Williams Library here in Gisborne.  Then there’s a photo of a collage that used to be on the fridge in Queens Ave (my old flat in Balmoral), and the next photo shows a clock I added frilly bits to and an old photo from The Blooding.  Haha, what is the time indeed.  Next, a nun and her drunken goat army (because every nun needs one), positioned right next to Maleficent. The evil Disney Queen from Sleeping Beauty.  Mmmmm… feeling goth-stalgic yet?

Because I am.

Then there is Cernunnos.  I had him made for me, and he watches over All.  At his feet sits Elvis, a surprise gift! Then there is an old bottle with Siouxsie lyrics on it. You can see some old paintings in the background.  And finally, the Hank Poster from Black Chrome‘s first gig.

So there you go – a quick twirl around the shed. If you fancy a real dance one night, come over for a visit.

Mauri Ora!

Winners!

I would like to thank everyone who took part in the survey for the May Birthday Giveaway.  I enjoyed reading through the responses.  Those sentences sounded a bit dry, but believe me, I was fucking stoked.  All of you helped to make this month FUN and gave me something to look forward to at the end of it. Apart from getting older, hehe.

OK so after waiting until very late in the evening, I have used all my numerological powers and black bitch magick to draw two winners for the poster competition!

Drumroll please, Lemmy!

(He’s doing a drumroll in his dreams, honest) … anyway here are the Winners…!

The winner of the SKOOTA poster is ….. Richard McKenzie of NSW, Australia

and the winner of the Moko skull poster is …. Jenny White of Birkdale, Auckland.

 

Congratulations to you both! Your posters will be sent off to each of you shortly.
Thanks again to everyone else, you’re all winners to me.

 

Mauri Ora!

DEATHPUNKFEST 2009

This is the poster design from Deathpunkfest 2009. Several developing images have been included.  Click on any thumbnail to view full versions.

The show and promotional poster was a tribute to Skoota AKA Scott Wallace Webster (26/12/68 – 31/5/08), a member of the Turbojugend Aotearoa U666. The poster depicts a portrait of him dressed as a nun.  Because we like Nuns.