Got back into Welly yesterday, my last minute time off to roll to Aucks for my man PNCs Take It All vid meant I had to head straight from the airport to the office and back into the corporate side of my work + life (un)balance.
Aside from forgetting 5 different items of clothing, a much smaller ‘after’ bank balance, enough humidity to make a Hungry Hippo explode, and the scariest plane ride of my life, it was a mean few days in the 09.
I came out of SkyCity $5 better off than I went in and more than made up for that on Wednesday nights bar spending.
Spent the day shooting the video for Take it all, the playback I saw was dope so I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product in the next week or two, Anthony Plant from Fish N Clips is directing it – he’s the man behind the camera here:
Spent the shoot downtime at Dirty/Dawnraid with the big homie David Dallas dropping gems on how to best manage this EP I’m getting ready to put out there. Sometimes even the most obvious shit still needs to be said by someone who knows what they’re talking about for you to make yourself put it into action.
Checked out Flo bar in New Market with the world’s least hip hop looking DJ, D-rail, PNC and Pieter T on wednesday night and man, that was one of the coolest spots I’ve been to in a bit. I was expecting a regular ol’ club a la coyotes on R&B night, but this place was more like a jazz bar for R&B singers. They had 4 open Mics and a 5 piece band ready to jam out whatever you’re keen to sing to.
Vince Harder, Pieter T, and Mz J were there smashing out tracks solo and as a gang, There were also other dudes from the crowd jumping up to sing their favourite R&B joints. Welly heads: think Valve MC open mic nights in 2003, swap the drunk rappers with mean singers, the 5 strong patron base of rappers not quite ready to get up in front of anyone with 60 odd well dressed heads there to watch on the spot musicality, switch the Jack Daniels from Red Label to Black Label, and we’re there. Definitely something I’ll try and check out again next time I’m in Aucks.
Shout outs to D-rail, Klipz, and Tricq for the couch space, D-rail’s pug for the play fights, and Pat’s puppy for the sexually violated sneakers.