By Scott Butler / October 10, 2019 / / COMMENTS OFF

A quiet madness.

I saw the Joker the other night. I have a good mate that joins me for films that he wouldn’t necessarily choose, though between us, we get to see some good stuff. Don’t get me wrong, there’s crap along the way. Have you seen The Meg? I personally thought it was a glorious mess. It…

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By Scott Butler / May 12, 2019 / / COMMENTS OFF

The Virtuoso.

I’d been a fan of Jack White for awhile, long before I saw him playing with Meg at the Big Day Out, Mt Smart. Thanks to the benefits of corporate hospitality, I can’t say I was in the best shape for it. They were touring Get Behind Me Satan. By then, things had well and…

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By Scott Butler / November 26, 2018 / / COMMENTS OFF

A dark fantasy.

In 2010 I found myself living in Sydney having relocated there for work. Despite our best efforts, we ended up in Bondi. A cliche for most Kiwis, though we had put some time into surveying the region and just fell in love with the East coast. At the time we could only afford one car,…

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By Scott Butler / May 17, 2018 / / COMMENTS OFF

Content – They tell me its King.

Apparently it was Bill Gates back in ’96 that first said Content is King. The software that followed from Microsoft ensured that he was, well up until recently anyway. I’d argue that it’s more than that. These days it’s hard to say where content starts and finishes. It’s almost become The King, the Queen, their…

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By Scott Butler / March 8, 2017 / / COMMENTS OFF

Music – Collaboration or selling out?

I’ve spent the last few months learning to play guitar. My guitar is nothing flash. Nothing plugged in. Just an acoustic number I picked up as an after thought, prior to leaving Australia’s shores. After staring at it in the corner for the last few years, I decided to get things going. I’ve got a…

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By Scott Butler / January 14, 2017 / / COMMENTS OFF

Water – On it, under it or just to be near it.

I’ve always had a major battle with where I’ve wanted to live in life. Make no mistake, it’s always been New Zealand, despite having lived in a few different countries, though my dilemma has always been water or snow? I’ve been snow-boarding for quite a few years, love the white stuff, love Ruapehu, Queenstown, Wanaka…

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By Scott Butler / October 12, 2016 / / COMMENTS OFF

Stars & Cerevezas – What I’m reading

I’m hurtling along in an SUV, my eyes occasionally flicking up to survey the yellow roadside curb of the motorway and the lush bush of Mexico. I’m on the East coast heading for the airport at Cancun having stayed at Tulum for the last eight days. It’s beautiful here. The sea is calm, clear, the…

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By Scott Butler / October 2, 2016 / / COMMENTS OFF

Sunshine & Anticipation – Something around the corner

There has always been something about the night out, the dinner, the birthday or the pending trip. Less the event itself, more the time prior to it that I love. Knowing something great is on its way, that thing you’ve planned to happen finally taking shape. In my case it’s a trip to the States…

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By Scott Butler / August 12, 2016 / / COMMENTS OFF

Snow – My first experience and why I love it.

I love it. Always have, which is odd because my first real recollection of it was probably at the late age of nine or ten. Going away with my parents, I want to say to the South Island of New Zealand, though it’s foggy. What I do recollect is pulling up to a snow-covered bank…

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By Scott Butler / July 13, 2016 / / COMMENTS OFF

Arcade Machine – A love for the eighties.

I read a book the other day called ‘Ready Player One.’ A debut novel from Ernest Kline that I loved. My father put me on to it. He’s knows what he likes and to be fair, being retired, plows through something like three to four novels a week, so he knows when he’s found something…

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