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It’s been quite a while.

My crew Dues Paid is releasing a free album soon! The LP will be entitled ‘A few reciepts from the shoebox’. This is the shoebox full of reciepts that we’re gradually taking to IRD to prove them we paid our dues.

So while putting together this LP, we ended up with a heap of tracks that just weren’t going to fit. We’ve got 17 tracks currently on the real deal. There are more that it would have been nice to have on there, these we have packaged up into this thing called ‘A few outtakes from the shoebox’.  You can listen to it right now via the player below, or you can download it by clicking on the name of the album in the player. You then click on the link ‘Download Album’ and Bob’s your Uncle, you’ve got yourself  ‘A few outtakes from the shoebox’.  Should play very nice on your iPod, all the tags and stuff should be looking real nice-like.

Word to your Mother.

‘A few reciepts from the shoebox’ will be available on our bandcamp site, hopefully by the end of the month.

Let me know if you have any trouble downloading, or id3 tags, or artwork or anything.

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Dues Paid baby

Whats happenin readers?

It’s been way way too long since an update on here, so now is the time..
We formed Dues Paid a few months back, and we’ve been busy little bastards since. At the bottom of this post you’ll find a few fresh tracks  and a few oldies maybe. You can listen to them right off this blog here, or you can visit http://www.duespaid.bandcamp.com to check the whole lot. Keep tuned in for more tracks, we’ll be addin’ them.

Dues Paid Industries is a conglomerate of like minded peeps  making some dope as hip-hop in Wellington NZ. Members are Ridge Jaggers who makes all our beats,  and emcees Po’ Cus, Leary, Sativa and Heist. Asian beats the boxes like none other. We’re all over the show, so we not often in the same place at the same time, but there’s usually at least 3 of us kickin it around town.

We used to be the Hazardous Dukes in Dunedin a few years back, you can peep our older ish here

Anyway, we’re startin to get back into some gigging. We’ve got a gig lined up for Thursday, April the 16th at Sandwiches in Welli’s and anyone reading this in Welli should come on down and support the boys, we’ll be bustin party tunes via wax,  and performin a bunch of original stuff never before seen on stage.  Shit is gona be good times.

The party is a Ghost Dubs nite put on by the Strictly 138 fellas in Wellington. These blokes bring the finest in dubstep, no question. Cheers to the fellas for puttin us on, lets shake the place down!

Keep an ear out on radio Active this Thursday nite, we should be up in the place to have a yarn. More details to come when I find out more.

Anyway, cher for reading, hope you have a listen to what we’ve been upto.  And leave some goddamn comments goddamnit!


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First things first: play the tape. Its ill, I promise.

Okay, mint.

So since finishing work today, and returning home; I have been perpetually blown away by sick online technology… yes I’ve been online since i got home.. *shame*

Usually, these occasions might occur on a monthly, or bi-monthly basis. Today however, is different.

First I downloaded Google Chrome. Far out. These guys at Google are unbelievable. They’ve built a new web browser from the ground up. I would try to explain all the ins and outs of it, but if you’ve got the time this comic that was leaked from Google themselves is incredibly cohesive.

Basically its a clean as, simple and incredibly functional browser. Hell, it even has its own ‘task manager’ so you can kill troublesome and pesky processes, say a flash plugin that crashes or something. (and im assuming it’s google gears that is currently letting me change the CMS windows from wordpress to the size I want.. you good carnts)

So if you have Windows, go and get Chrome now. Just do it. shut up.

Second. One of my mates i was talking to online suggested i take a look at Cooliris (formerly known as PicLens). For CoolIris you need Firefox, so don’t go deleting it already.

Using CoolIris, you can visually browse images in a very cool way. As you can see in the picture below-left, you can navigate these images as if they were all stuck to a wall



CoolIris seem to have worked pretty damn hard to obtain some pretty big time partners. Amazon, Google Images, Flickr, DeviantArt, SmugMug, Photobucket and YouTube are all searchable with CoolIris.

It is so damn slick. I entered the URL for my photography site, and instantly all my images were on a ‘wall’, and I could zoom in for a closer look with incredible ease. Hovering over any image would bring up its metadata in a transparenty cool sortof way, and dragging along the bottom allows you to dip skip past all the images, as quick as you like, or at your leisure. A fast connection would really show this thing off eh.

Amazon particularly takes on a new life. I’m not one to browse on Amazon a lot. Sure I’ve made the odd purchase, but this just makes it so bloody easy.. Maybe I’m just a more visually stimulated person, but cmon… search for something you’d potentially want to buy on Amazon, and tell me this isn’t a mint way to window-shop. Then if you require further convincing, have a search on youtube. Slick.

Lastly. The tape you see at the top of this post (and that you’re hopefully still listening to), was very, very easy to set up. I found out about Mixwit on this random blog somehow – cheers random blog pal – and was able to set up the Mixwit tape (that you should be listening to) atop this page. You can provide Mixwit with the URL of an mp3 you have hosted somewhere, or you can use its 2 built in search engines to find the tracks that you want. i was prety stoked to find some Atmosphere, it seriously took about 3-4 minutes from start to finish to make this thing.

What I really wanted to do, and will suss out how to do soon, is to make a tape with a bunch of my old tracks on it, and put that on here… so stay tuned.. with your finger on the pause button.. ready to make that dope tape.

Best of all, is that all of these things that I have been blown away by, on blown away day..  are FREE…   Fantastic.

Duno how far behind the 8-ball I am with all this stuff (well chrome was released today.. so hopefully not too far) but it’s impressive nonetheless.

Hah so that’s a bit of a rant. You may have enjoyed it, you may not have. Thats the nature of these things.

Have a minter.


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