Log in

No account? Create an account
Paul's Journal [entries|friends|calendar]

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ calendar | livejournal calendar ]

Havent updated this in a while [31 Jul 2005|01:15pm]
Ok well I havent updated this is a while, dare I say I use myspace alot more! (http://www.myspace.com/4410866) ... anyway everything is well, am in a flat now in St Marys Bay which is awesome! ... just finally bought a new black on white pbass! opposite of my current! ... Steve dog has ducked over to the UK, and Im chillin with the didz!
post comment

The tour! [17 Apr 2004|07:51am]
[ mood | determined ]

Hey wow, I haven't updated this in ages! ... we've been invited to do the New Zealand high schools tour! ... It starts next Friday when we go down to invercargil and work our way back up to Auckland over 5 months!!! ... how crazy is that, I've never even been to the south island but I heard its coooold!! :~| work have been amazing and given me 5 months unpaid leave! ... We played last night at Armagedon which is this comic festival thing, was great! ... but here I am yet again at work at 7am on Saturday morning!

Wow I've been practising a lot of meditation and that is sooooooo good, its just given me a really good outlet for stress\etc ... wow its great! I'm loving the bass, been listening to lots of G'n'R! ... Bought the new total guitar bass special with ol' Duff on the front cover!! ..

Its been great kickin back with ol' Edog and chillin in starbucks with the vanilla soy latte! ... and white choc muffin heated up!! ...ahhh!! ... wow what a blast, I've been chatting with Steve in Canada and he's having a blast, I sent him over a cool cap from here, one that actually looks good on us! hahah, so he was stoked, I think its a bit lonely for him and Nats being there and not really knowing anyone!

I bought the rocky 5 dvd set, man theres some great lines in that! ... and I think thats the same as me, I don't really want to win, all I ever wanted to do was to go the distance! =)

9 comments|post comment

Saturday morning [21 Feb 2004|10:32am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Well I'm at work and its 7am! ... Worked yesterday till 7pm then walked to band practise, then slept in!!! whoops! 6:55 on the alarm clock!!! rushed in and was here at 7:13am!
We're playing some amazing shows next Thursday, Friday and Saturday!
Thursday at Papa Jacks, Friday at Massey University with Elemeno P, the Uni orientation at AUT with Elemeno P, Steriogram, Goodshirt!!! ...Wow that'll be crazy!

Really diggin GNN at the mo, our new song is killer!
Ang\Kate dramas are still playing in my mind, I fully need to watch Labyrinth or Return to Oz!!!
Steve and Natalia got their Canandian Visas, missing the UK! Oxford Street, the tube :(

Enjoying the bass! working Saturdays is strange, its like being locked away with no one to talk to for 8 hours! kinda crazy but exciting in a fun hey I can do whatever the hell I like way!
Something changed in me since I got back, Im not the same, Im quite into just feeling good and laughing and enjoying myself, can't be too serious, I'm having a blast!
Its almost like my when playing mentality is coming into my normal life, exciting!!

Saw last samurai the other day which was great! had a cool Monday in town just doing what i felt like! I'm enjoying my new found love for coffee too! ... wow 23 years old, Im grown up.

1 comment|post comment

No one knew me at all [07 Feb 2004|07:26am]
[ mood | chipper ]

Wow BDO was amazing, I had the best time! The darkness were f**king awesome and the Strokes completely blew me away, then Metalica with stuff like nothing else matters was just awesome!

On all other fronts I seem back into the routine but somehow now quite,
for some unknown reason everything seems like a bit of a joke, its hard to explain but there are a lot of things that no longer worry me.
I think its just this year I decided is all about having fun and enjoying myself as last year was really hard. I took everything way to seriously, I liked that quote from Jerry Lewis, life isn't funny, you've got to think of things to make it funny!

Anyway the bands going well I suppose, actually to tell you the truth I'm getting a bit bored of it. Now we are getting into how money going to be split if the overseas thing happens and its become a real "well I did this so I should get this" affair, quite sad really. Has really killed quite a lot of enthusiasm I once had, I mean "theres no I in team!" ... or maybe I am mistaken?

On the positive I've got a drummer for my side band which is just solid fun! This song like hit me the other day at work and I wrote it all down and it is fully one of my favs now! (up there with sXe girl! ;)

Still looking for a flat, actually I'll check the paper soon! I'm at work at the moment on Saturday morning dammit starting at 7am! Got Amy's going away party underneath shadows at the university tonight which should be cool with the lads!

Rock n Roll

1 comment|post comment

Back in the N of Z! [16 Jan 2004|07:26am]
[ mood | exanimate ]

Im back in NZ now! The flight was a 24 hour marathon!! Haha had a great old couple sitting next to me on the way back with lots of information from a pilot in the war! Then had a girl from Tennise sitting next to me on the way back!
Listened to the best compelation ever! The oxford street - HMV and Virgin Megastore comp!
Had an amazing day yesterday thanks to Johns words of wisdom! Starbucks and hangin out with Ang and Kate!

But just now! I woke up at 5am! but its like 7:30 now and they played our video on JUICE!! haha just before Britany Spears! Ok that is like craaaazy!! WOw ! Big day out today! THE DARKNESS!! THE STROKES!! THE DATSUNS!! ... !!!

post comment

London calling [11 Jan 2004|11:06am]
[ mood | indifferent ]

Well back in London and have only a few days left! Its been a blast and a complete emotional rollercoaster! ... Im off on Tuesday time here and then skip a day and get back to NZ on Thursday at about 5:30! Then its the big day out on Friday! The Stokes, The Darkness!, Other bands, wow what a blast! ... But for the while Im still here, time to jump on a tube and go to the Tate Gallery!!
Few good quotes to remember -

Its when lifes tumbling out of control and you feel you lost your grip! Your smile can cut through the dark.

post comment

Alec Eiffel [05 Jan 2004|01:19pm]
We're staying with friends of the family in France! but Im back to London on Thursday! ... France has been really cool! I just went into a bakery and asked for something and walked out with something completely different!! Haha I wanted a custard square and they bagged this whole thing out and I left with a piece of chocolate cake or something!

We went out for dinner the other night to an authentic French restaurant and enjoyed a first course of what could only be described as "big ass mushrooms!" Haha I had my one and was like phew glad thats over with! ... then they were like, "well the next course isnt vege so ... hey what the hell, give 'in another mushroom!" ... Hahah ... I didnt have mushroom left in my tum!!! .... :P

Anyway I've taken heaps of photos and when I find someone that speaks english then I'll put then up here!!

GNN are playing at the classic! That sounds great, I had a dream I was back in New Zealand and that someone was actually reading my posts! ... What a nightmare that was!

Alright as they say in the business!
Au Revior!!
Le Paul
post comment

When I saw you in Verona! [31 Dec 2003|01:29pm]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

Wow Im in Verona Italy! ... was my birthday yesterday so Im 23 now! Went out to an awesome restaurant last night! ... Just before went and saw the Romeo and Juliette balcony!! Italy is Ze Bon!!

Back to the madness! Paris on Friday! Then back to the UK soon!

2 comments|post comment

I Love LA! [15 Dec 2003|09:49pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

I'm in LA!! hehe its soooo cool!
We got here yesterday and didn't sleep on the plane at all, haha was sooo wasted yesterday, went to south coast plaza mall and zombied my way round! Went to some place call Yahoo Fish Taco or something and got a Rice and Bean Banzier or something, I think I looked a bit lost! haha the place looked so cool.!

Looked in borders there! Was like being home!
Then today went to Universal all day! Wow I had the time of my life!

I bought better than cream cheese! Hehe and cherry coke and Trident gum, and ... and ... wow everythings so exciting!!! =)))

We're off to London tomorrow and hopefully internet there doesn;t cost $20 for 60 minutes!! Haha I'm getting ripped off and I love it ...
I love LA!!!

post comment

England!!! [14 Dec 2003|09:39am]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

Wow last weekend was amazing shooting the video! There was everything, GNN bedford blacked out vans with hot nurses driving with the roof on fire! It took like 17 hours and we finished at 1:30am!
Yesterday we got to see the final copy and it looks MEAN!! ...
Well today I'm flying out to LA at 4:30pm for a few days and then off to England on Tuesday!!
Heading to Universal Studios on Monday! Can't wait to check out a guitar centre!
Got home at like 3:30am last night so I'm feeling a little bit jaded!
This is so cool, man I had better go and double check I've packed correctly!

post comment

Video eve [05 Dec 2003|09:52pm]
[ mood | full ]

Wow I've eaten too much at dinner and I feel like I'm going to burst! Hehe not that thats new, man I'm super excited about the video tomorrow, I've got all my gear ready and we have to be at the warehouse at 8:30am! I've been practising the song at half speed which has been tricky but great fun!

Its insane, a video featuring Paul Taite on the bass, I mean I would have never of dreamed that in a million years! what an accomplishment! I'd pretty much written myself off a few years ago, guess you never know what the tide could bring!

Work was really excellent today! had a great time cracking up with the other fire service lads, got myself an apple and blueberry pie for Friday Pie day! Then played heaps of street fighter II new challengers at lunch time! then played more MAME on Neils Mac, just had a day where I though to myself, you know what, lifes pretty good!

Anyway I'm at home and no one else is here, I'm going to sing some of my songs for a while and then hit the hay and been at west at the warehouse at 8:30am to start shooting the video!

Turned out nice again.

post comment

Fake Tan [04 Dec 2003|09:56pm]
[ mood | determined ]

Well this week has just been insane, I've been super busy! Had a cool night out last night which was great as the four walls felt like they were closing in! We film the video for Loner on Saturday, so tonight we got out upper torsos coated in fake tan! haha "thats not weird" ... and got embarassing photos taken so hopefully tomorrow I don't look like a hot tamale or an Oompa loompa! ..

Anyway Its so crazy, and its like 10 sleeps till I go to England ... man I'm not feeling that ready to leave, everythings just heating up here but at the same time I can't wait to go because I've been so damn busy! ... We've got to play the song at half speed while they film it, its going to be at a Warehouse in Henderson and we've got heaps of people coming along! I should be practising now, or alternatively making my lunch for tomorrow but to be frank I cannot be F**ked! ... I'm really tired of racing around!

So I think I'll let lunch make itself, the song can be learnt tomorrow and Paul can enjoy 2 seconds to himself! =) Oh and I'm super excited about this acoustic bass I'm going to buy myself when I return, its black and cool lookin! caaaaaant wait!

post comment

Sunday Morning [30 Nov 2003|12:50pm]
[ mood | optimistic ]

Work sucked! It was so quiet and boring so I kept leaving for like 2 hour breaks! Bought a new earring, wow so I can get out of the 80's with my silver sleeper!, got a black one with a ball on it, except the ball seems way to easy to come off! Hmmm,

Wow what a crazy night last, went over to Erins flat and watched Father Ted on DVD that was so funny, tried the Phoenix Ginger beer and its sooo good! Then Steve went home and me and Erin cruised up to Grand Central and tried some techniques! (do you want to know what this situation actually feels like)!!

hehe anyway so then we to Safari which wasn't quite the usual, but the redeeming feature of the night was going to Papa Jacks! That place was going off with heaps of good music and people! Got to bed at 5 and got up after 10pm so today will be interesting but no work tomorrow!!! Wooo-hooo!!

2 weeks to go until I leave! I should really start packing stuff!!!

post comment

Save me from the nothing I've become [28 Nov 2003|07:04pm]
[ mood | bored ]


post comment

Flea [25 Nov 2003|09:34pm]
Ok I just saw that fortune faded video for Red Hot Chili Peppers and Flea is using a pick!
Thats just wrong!!! =) ... man its like everyones going backwards, even Matt Freemans using his fingers now!
Thes worlds been turned upside down!

Anyway I'm learning the double thumbing now, getting it slowly, but soon I should be up there with Victor Wooten! =)
1 comment|post comment

Channel Z [25 Nov 2003|12:40pm]
[ mood | blah ]

Wow I met up with the band guys and we to Channel Z to play them our song! (www.channelz.co.nz) and it was soooooo awesome! We played them the song and they were likin it! Joel and Jaden did an awesome job with making these pack things with everyones name on them! With a copy of the CD which they listened to for each one to make sure there were no stuff ups! Haha!

Wow I'm really keen to learn the doulble thumbing technique on the bass, I found a good website (http://www.mocamusic.com/bassic/bassic.html) thats got some ones I'll learn!

Also had the best side band practise on Sunday, met up with Mike and we cranked through the 6 songs I had written, and we've nailed 3 and are have almost got the other 3 ready to play! I had a smile on my face the entire time, I was so stoked!

Its actually becoming a really good outlet for me, as we've got Dad's study as like a spare room and I can lock myself in there and sing and make up basslines and it doesn't feel like I'm in my house! ... I especially needed it last night as it was a bit of a downer, Andrea came over and I was trying to cheer her up as life with her friend Lucy is on the rocks, but she has this great way of just when I'm enjoying her company she'll have to go cos she starts work at like 6:30am .. but I just hate the fact she has that power over me, she kinda just cruises over, throws a harpoon into my chest and then rips it out when she leaves!

Which kinda stings a bit, I almost just want to say to her, don't come round here for a while until I've got over her, but at the same time she's like my best friend! ... thats when its a good time to go and run and sing songs! =D

Sunday was great, after discovering that Whittakers Dark chocolate blocks were Vegan, I somehow managed to eat half of the whole thing! and I never eat chocolate! So now I keep getting these cravings! Its very odd, so then I walked in the rain and walked like 5 laps of victoria park market in the rain to exercise! hahaha, I hadn't been out all weekend!

Anyway I've got my 5km run tomorrow after work! Should be fun!

post comment

We have just lost cabin pressure [21 Nov 2003|10:45am]
[ mood | weird ]

Well its Friday morning and I'm here at work, just emailed around a copy of the single to heaps of people at work! And its soooo funny people and walking round and patting me on the back and whistling the song in the kitchen! It is very WIERD!!!!

post comment

New bass player mag! [20 Nov 2003|02:32pm]
[ mood | exhausted ]

Zowie!! Just bought the new bass player mag, and its got a transcription of Primus - Tommy the cat! For 5 string tho! Grr! But I can skip those low note as the majority can be on 4 stringer! That is when I get two seconds to play the bass!!

Wow the weathers been so great the last few days, yesterday on my lunch break I sprawled out on Victoria park market grounds, and ended up falling asleep! Hehe, then today I went down to the viaduct and sat by the water! Would have been great if snuffalauphagus wasn't sitting behind me, I felt like saying "Do you need a tissue or something mate?" ... hehe concentrate on the breathing!

Anyway back at work now, can't wait to get home and pack more stuff up and listen to cool CDs and watch DVDS! ... but first we have to go see a video director guy for the video! Which should be cool,

Rachel went on Friday night! Wow you'll be almost home when I'm writing this! I listened to that tape the other day and man is it funny! Especially the line that always cracks me up, that one where I forgot to put the e on you're! and its like "Paul ... why can't you spell!" ! Hehe! Well so here I am! ... time for more work but its Friday tomorrow and I want to go to the beach!!

post comment

Silent witness [13 Nov 2003|08:36pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

Hey well I'm packing all my stuff all ready for England! Man I'm so excited! Just been working and the usual, heey and guess what I've been an almost Vegan for the last two weeks, I was thinking hey I'm doing pretty well and then realised that this brown bread I bought had cultured whey in it! Doh! Haha oh well back to the sketching board, and as for really boring information I thought I check with the board of nutritionalists and see what todays daily intake was like! (I am seriously thinking of doing a paper\course on nutrition!)

Anyway for the vegan diet I scored today ... 65 grams of protein, 45 grams of fat, 34 grams of fibre and 31 grams of sugar! ... Its actually crazy how much you eat if you write it down at the end of the day, now I'm sure you're dying to know what I had so in order of consumption! =D ...

1 half Pomegranite, Bowl of oatmeal with soy milk, 1 tiny muesli bar, 1 pear, 4 pieces of wholewheat bread, lentils, alphalpha, grated carrot. An apple, Pumpkin soup with 4 pieces of wholewheat bread with vegan pinto bean dip! Wow thats seems like a crazy amount of food!

Apparently for protein I should be eating my body weight multiplied by 0.8 ... which equates to about 55grams of protein so I was over that, I was under for sugar which was about 50g per day, also fibre was 25g and I was over that, and lastly fat should be under 65g and I was under that! Wow exciting stuff!

post comment

Chopra [07 Nov 2003|04:16pm]
[ mood | jubilant ]

Wow its almost the weekend and I'm working tomorrow morning at 7am! yippie! and I'm finishing tonight at 7pm! Woohoo!! haha anyway todays been pretty cool, got a haircut this morning, got a classic line from the guy hairdresser "do you want a magazine while you wait" I was like ok ... "do you want a car magazine" I was like hmmmm anything else ... and he goes in the classic speech "or do you feel like something more gossipy!" Haha that was funny, what was funnier was that I actually read who magazine or whatever it was! Just went and hung out at Borders before, listening to that new REM best of CD .. which is awesome and I want it! and great record at the moment is the new strokes one! Wow that is f**cking brilliant! ... learnt the bass for reptilla! sounds cool, was reading the new bass player magazine on Les Claypool and I want to play some mean as impossible slap insanity bass lines live in front of a studio audience!!!

post comment

[ viewing | most recent entries ]
[ go | earlier ]