Saturday, 28 May 2011


Sorry for the long absence again, it's exam season so I have been flat out studying.

Today, luckily I got a break from the jail that is study to help work on my cousins car. Basically what we did today was rip out the sound deadening and pull out all the excess speaker cables.

In total there ended up being 5kg's of extra speaker cables. What it looked like had happened was: The previous owner had lost one of the amp cables under the carpet, so when he when went to install a two channel amp he just ran another two amp wires. This is the only logical explanation I could think up for having three RCA cables running from the boot to the radio.

We also found other wires that lead to nowhere and also wires that were just tied together, with no electrical tape! Just goes to show you how little effort people are willing to put into a job, or to not trust any modifications on a car if the previous owner was a "boy racer".

I have pictures of the stuff we got out today, I will upload them tomorrow as I don't have the time today.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011


Who among you like Doctor Who?

I know this may sound ultra nerdy (In the past this may have been considered nerdy, I am not sure about now.) but Doctor Who may just be one of the best programs on TV at the moment. I just can't get enough of it. Every episode leaves me craving for more.

Every episode contains its own individual mystery, as well as a series mystery which is intricately interwoven into every episode. This combination keeps you constantly guessing what is going to happen next.

As for the new doctor, Matt Smith, I think his overly eccentric style of acting fits the role well. Even though personally I am a David Tennant fan but the new doctor is starting to grow on me. Who is your favourite doctor?

If you haven't watched doctor who you should really check it out, the only bad thing I can see is the fact you have to wait a whole week for the next episode.

And remember, Fezes are cool.

Friday, 20 May 2011


So, basically this week was University hell. I had two tests, three assignments and  two labs. It was seriously a mission.
Last year I did five papers but this year I am only three but it seems like I am doing double the work. Maybe that what comes with Electrical Engineering.

I am pretty sure I was sitting in a one of my tests today and a question came up about MOSFETS. Isn't that a planet in starwars? I was about to draw a death star (seeming I didn't know how to do the question).

O well time to relax and enjoy the weekend :)

Monday, 16 May 2011


Last day of blogs consisting solely of NZ music. Enjoy :)

Steriogram - Moving On

Extremely catchy song off their new album. Other songs by Steriogram you should check out are: "White Trash" and their most famous song "Walkie Talkie Man".

Crowded House - Don't Dream it's Over

This is an absolute must hear kiwi classic.

Hello Sailor - Gutter Black

Another classic NZ tune and theme song of the original Kiwi series "Outrageous Fortune"

For all those who have been enjoying this kiwi music, I will try post a couple in my blogs up until the end of may :)

Saturday, 14 May 2011


Time for some more kiwi music.

Concord Dawn - Morning Light

Morning light is a classic NZ DnB tune. This song is off their album "Uprising", which is definitely an album you should check out.

Shihad - Sleepeater 

Not Shihad's most well known song but probably one of the catchiest. 

Naked and Famous - Young Blood

Personally not one of my favourites, but it has been quite big in NZ recently.

Six60 - Rise Up

This is another song which has had a lot of radio coverage recently.

Luger Boa - New Hot Nights

This is a song that my cousin suggested.

Hope you enjoy the music. I might post up some more in a couple of days.


Time for some more kiwi tunes, seeming it is the season.

Tiki Taane and DUBXL - Summertime

This is a really awesome liquid drum and bass track, especially good for listening to chilling out in the sun. DUBXL is a newcomer on the DnB scene but this song with the help of the well established Tiki Taane has skyrocketed him into fame in NZ.

Kidz In Space - Downtime

Kind of a strange song, I wouldn't really know what genre to put it in. I also don't really know why I like it. I guess it's just really catchy.

I Am Giant - Neon Sunrise

Personally I think this is just an all round good song. I saw these guys live and it was just pure amazing. The rest of their EP is very similar to this track if you like it and want to check it out.

Hope you enjoyed. I will post another three or four songs tomorrow.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011


Seeming it is New Zealand music month this month, I thought I would give a few kiwi songs a bit of exposure. Hope you enjoy:

Shapeshifter - "Lifetime"

This song is off their recent album "The System is a Vampire". Another song I would suggest off this album would be "Twin Galaxies".

Mount Eden ft Ruby Frost - "Oh That I Had"

This song has amazing lyrics from the always amazing Ruby Frost. This song and the whole new Mount Eden EP can be download for FREE. That's right free. Just search "Oh That I Had" on Youtube and the first video is the official Mount Eden channel. There is a download like in the info. You can also choose to donate if you enjoy and want to support NZ music.

Nathan Haines - "Heaven and Earth" and "Etched into Gold"

Sorry, I there are no youtube videos for these songs. If you are into jazz or even if you're not, this is an amazing album to relax to. These to songs in particular are my favourite.

Saturday, 7 May 2011


Egypt has been in the headlines a lot recently following the anti-government uprising early this year. After this latest incident, one wonders whether the people of Egypt are in any state to have democratic elections. Will these elections cause different political supporters to do more then just disagree?

The question in everyone's mind is the choice between freedom and control. Sure the over thrown president, Hosni Mubarak, was a ruthless dictator but from an outside view the different factions of Egypt were under control. Though this is only a perspective based on what makes it to the media.

What do you think? Is the Egyptian democracy going to be a success?

Personally I think that it wont. Currently the military have control and I think it's going to be a struggle for them to give up their power.


Friday, 6 May 2011


Don't you just hate it when your parents get drunk? When they start talking rubbish and pulling out your baby photos?

We all feel awesome and like we know it all when we are under the influence of alcohol, so why should it be strange when our parents act this way. I am sure when I get drunk I become boastful, loud and generally obnoxious. Though when you are in that state of intoxication what you doing/saying seems right.

Getting back to my original point. I have been the sober driver for many nights out and when my mates get into their drunken state, the stuff that comes out of their mouth doesn't bother me. I put it all down to the fact that they are drunk. On the other hand though, when my parents get intoxicated the stuff that they say annoys me.

Why do we get frustrated with our parents when they are doing the same thing as us? They put up with our nonsense when we get drunk? Surely everyone is entitle to 'relax' and "let their hair down" once in a while.

Any thoughts on why this is the case?

Wednesday, 4 May 2011


So today I finally got round to tallying up how much it would cost to build my car and I got the lovely surprise that it was going to be 8000NZD just to install a turbo onto it. That's before I even consider that parts to make it 4WD. Most people have been telling me that I am wasting even considering wanting to Turbo/4WD an ae111 levin 4AGE 20V blacktop. Maybe I am crazy but I want to create something that has never been done before (Well maybe it has but it hasn't been documented. The only ae111 4WD has a 3SGTE in it).

The main cost for the whole job is upgrading the suspension. 2000NZD for adjustable coil overs. It's a shame the stock suspension can't handle that extra power.

What's worst about it all is that I am currently a uni student so I am restricted to part time work, so my dream car is going to be on hold for the next three years.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011


Sorry for the long absence, I have been extremely busy with university.

Today I want to talk about Pink Floyd. As they are probably one of my favourite bands, I have taken the time to listen through all of their songs and I definitely wouldn't consider myself a purist. Personally my favourite three albums are "The Division Bell", "Wish You Were Here" and "A Momentary Lapse of Reason". With my favourtie song going to "On the Turning Away".

This will of course get the backs up of many Pink Floyd fans, as they would consider "Dark Side of the Moon" to be one of the best albums. Don't get me wrong, "Dark Side of the Moon" is an amazing album but personally I prefer the post Waters Pink Floyd.

What's your opinion?