Just a little message to let ya know that you can now download the book i wrote for free/donation. Its a 128 page PDF, just 2mb. I still have some printed copies avail if you can't be bothered with that.
Some people have said some nice things about it:
“Finally someone being frank about the reality of touring outside of New Zealand. I wish we'd had this book when we were touring overseas in the Mint Chicks. If you're a musician wanting to venture outside of New Zealand you'd be foolish not to read this book first.”
Ruban Nielson (Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Mint Chicks)
“Easy to read, well laid-out, and every page includes at least one ‘gotcha’ moment, where Blink tells you something indispensably useful that you can’t believe you never knew before. Totally essential reading for anyone touring anywhere.”
Bruce Russell (Dead C)
''A New Zealand rock'n'roll classic! Would've saved me a lot of time and worry if I'd had this book in the late eighties''
David Kilgour (The Clean)
“Well filtered and full of thought Blink quickly moves between all options with abrupt and stern honesty. Narrowing down every nitty-gritty detail like this is a rarity though isn't that surprising considering it’s from someone who organises Camp A Low Hum, the most universally celebrated DIY festival.”
Vice Cooler (Hawnay Troof)
“Blink's book should be a must-read for Kiwi musicians... It offers a warts-and-all reality of driving long hours, eating two-minute noodles and sleeping in cars - playing house-parties for tips and free beer, playing 35 shows in 30 days. The book is smart and easy to read. It's filled with passion. And knowledge. And insight.”
Simon Sweetman for Blog on the Tracks
“BUY THIS GODDAMN BOOK”
Michael McClelland for The Corner