help me….WHERE in NZ are you? + new auckland date, and final NZ TOUR
kia ora, my loves….
just a post for my kiwis, though everyone else is welcome to browse…the podcast being out feels so good. i’m so tired and so relieved to get that one out the door, and even more excited for you to listen to it.
today….? i’m trying to get a handle on WHERE my aotearoa patrons are located. please answer me as best you can. knowing how MANY of you there are in a certain area is going to help me determine some choices about travel around tour…i am really hoping to do some special patron-only shows as i tool around now that level 1 is here (YAY).
i already have my eye on a little abandoned church on a farm near a beach, and a community hall deep within an eco village on an island. we are gonna have a BLAST meeting each other in weird places in your weird country. this is my fucking specialty. you will all bring me peanut slabs. it’ll be like the old days. except this time, i’ll have a child with me most of the time, and i’ll give him the peanut slabs.
SO TELL ME, and feel free to go off in the comments about anything you think i might want to know about you, where you are, and what’s going on.
it looks like i’m gonna be here for…a while yet.
meanwhile….i was on “the project” on TV yesterday here in auckland.
i cried openly about the show in christchurch and what you mofos DID TO ME. so thanks for that. here’s the segment…it’s about 6 minutes long and yes i look like a mess because i AM a mess lately. a pretty okay mess, but have you read the news lately? ok:
if that doesn’t work, try this private link (thanks, project people):
also….since she was also on the program, i ran into one of your amazing local heroes, chlöe swarbrick….she’s an MP for the greens. goddamit she’s smart. i invited her to come to the auckland show and get on stage and preach some politics, hooray! maybe the drag queens from taranaki will come too. EEK.
here’s me and chlöe swarbrick, photo by lucy mccrae.
as i cried inarticulately about people here in aotearoa being nice to me and she stared down the barrel of the camera and explained succinctly to the whole nation why cannabis should be legalized. she speaks in full paragraphs.
we all had a beer at this amazing stand-alone pub called galbraith’s, that looks like a theater building…if i ever move to auckland, i want more beers with this person.
the AUCKLAND SHOW is now officially MOVED! lockdown lasted too long and we are moving the show from oct 2 to november 20th.
all ticket holders should have gotten an email, your old ticket is just automatically valid for that night…and if you want a refund, you’ve got a few weeks to get one.
it’s also in a NEW venue, called ST MATTHEWS IN THE CITY. what a sexy venue name, and what a sexy venue. here it is….
here are ALL THE TOUR DATES for the tour as it stands now…..
if we lockdown again, fuck, i dunno. i’ll just give up or start walking house to house with my ukulele and playing to your windows and shit.
don;’t forget about the MATINEE for aLL AGES in welly on october 24th. that one’s gonna be fun, and hasn’t sold a ton of tickets because people are like, that’s weird. the other two shows are almost sold out. and there are still tickets for dunedin and opera house in hastings!
all tickets are here:
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE SHOWS!!!!!
that’s all for now.
i love you and i am very glad i’m here.
i love you all.
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auckland (or near auckland)
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