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First up. Click here. Waterways Music – “Your world is clanging like a liberty bell. People divining long abandoned wells.”

Today I’m blogging from Aotearoa New Zealand, I read the paper and the nation’s treasurer is explaining his nono off. For a lad in the hot seat, he’s actually doing an okay job considering all of the global crises situations, natural disaster scenarios, AEG (or is it AMI here?) type people to pay (bail) out, cities to restore and sup up, and the fact that my Kiwi birds are eating ourselves silly on credit cards. Island nations in the South Pacific too. We love our selves more than our kids and our grandchildren at this rate. Clearly!

This means we are becoming more dependant on China’s buck and also The World Bank. Between these two major players, no one really stands much of a chance. Alright… maybe the UK too. We are being shepherded by these two main, aforementioned guiding economic forces. (Alright, that was a bit dramatic, but it’s a factor to consider). We are being swayed their way.

 Don’t worry though if in debt (I am), we have events to watch and go to. Like Will & Kate‘s big day on the telly and also some super amazing sporting matches to attend or watch on TV too at the Rugby World Cup. No one wants to miss out on either of these two events in this neck of the world.

I think New Zealand is an amazing nation. Even the politicans are nice. Wow! They actually try and work together. It’s very good to see.

Because I’m missing the American accent today, majorly… the next best thing is hearing singer Dave Dobbyn‘s voice singing about Southern California. Read the rest of this entry »



Prince William demonstrates his football skills in Australia. He’s been a big hit as a Young Royal on tour, down under. A supermodel graced our presence today. No.3. What a honey. So sweet spirited.

1. Hip hop star, Soulja Boy mourns his 14 year-old brothers death

2. Danielle Spencer & Russell Crowe buy ‘Te Puke’ at Rose Bay, Sydney Australia

3. Supermodel Rachel Hunter has a message for Christchurch New Zealand

4. Shakespeare’s ink is worn in Hollywood by Alecia Moore & Megan Fox

5.  Elin Nordegren

6. Jemaine Clement – like water for hot chocolate elephants

7. Tiger Woods can make a decision. Moving on with new love

8. Yoon Eun Hye, fashionsita, steps up her game

9. Ten things about Adam Frankel, 29, President Obama‘s speech writer

10. Tie A: Brooke Fraser sings Something in the Water – with an Odyssey visual link

10. Tie B: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is officially sound to a movie that sounds like cricket

[Photograph courtesy of Bauer Griffin]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.21.11~



Be a reservoir via Hollywood of life for kids. To put it bluntly, 2 million kids die each year because clean drinking water is what 1/6th of the world still need.

Let’s flow. Thanks people.

[This photograph: Ethiopia]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.26.10~

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Posted by horiwood on December 26, 2010 in Dakota Fanning, Dame Judi Dench, Dan Choi, Dance, Dancing With The Stars, Danica Patrick, Daniel, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Danielle Deleasa, Danny Gokey, Darfur, Dave Dobbyn, David Arquette, David Banda, David Beckham, David Carradine, David Cook, David Foster, David Geffen, David Guetta, David Hasselhoff, David Letterman, David Spade, Dean McDermott, Death, Debbie Harwood, Debbie Rowe, deepika padukone, Demi Lovato, Demi Moore, Democracy, Denim, Denmark, Denni Parkinson, Dennis Hopper, Denzel Washington, Desirae Rogers, DESTINY'S CHILD, Diana Ross, Dina Lohan, Directors, Dita Von Tesse, Diversity, Divorce, DJ AM, Documentary, Dolly Parton, Dolphins, Domestic Violence, Dominic Monaghan, Don Draper, Don Johnson, Donald Trump, Donatella Versace, Doug Pitt, Doug Reinhardt, Doug Reinhart, Doutzen Kroes, Downtown LA, Drake, Drew Barrymore, drugs, Dubai, DUI, Dustin Lance Black, Dusty Springfield, Dwayne Johnson, Dwight Howard, Rachel Bilson, Rachel Hunter, Rachel Ray, Rachel Scott, Rachel Weisz, Rachelle Lefevre, racism, Rafael Nadal, Rahm Immanuel, Rain Hannah, Ralph Hotere, Reality TV Stars, Rebecca Romijin, Recovery, Red Carpet Film Premieres, Redmond O'Neal, Reese Witherspoon, Refugees, Reggie Bush, Regina Lasko, Reina Whaitiri, Rekindled Love, Remember When, Rena Owen, Renee Haines, Richard Branson, Richie Rich, Rick Astley, Ricky Martin, Rihanna, Ringo Starr, Rise Up, Rita Hayworth, Robbie Williams, Robert Buckley, Robert Downey Jr, Robert Ellis, Robert Gibbs, Robert Pattinson, Robert Schenkkan, Robert Sullivan, Robin, Robin Antin, Robin Soderling, Robin Thicke, rocco ritchie, Rock, Rock Stars, Roger Federer, Rolling Stone, Roman Polanski, Romance, Romania, Ronald Reagan, Roosevelt Hotel, Rove, Roy Orbison, Royalties, Rudolph Valentino, Rugby, Rugby World Cup, Rumer Willis, Rumors, Rush Limbaugh, Russell Brand, Russell Simmons, Russia, Rwanda, Ryan Gosling, Ryan Kwanten, Ryan O'Neal, Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Seacrest, Rye Rye, Water, Young Hollywood, Young Royals



Here’s a bit of rock purpleness for ya, from the Hollywood Hood. Jimi Hendrix. Hollywood star, Walk of Fame.

This version of Hendrix star is featured with Maori taonga jewelry, in steel. Denoting, new discovery and wrestling with new frontiers, to create freer, more easier to breathe inhabitable cultural space for music and the performing arts, for all.

Just like Hendrix on his guitar once did to takes his generation into a new America and his own people, into a new cultural place.

He was a noisy b*stard wasn’t he?

Up ya’ll. Let’s get louder. For the good sweet things of Life.

[Music: Star Spangled Banner - Woodstock 1969. Especially for Gisborne-raised, Kiwi white folk, today, who always loved Jimi Hendrix on guitar. And for Tamaki Makaurau, the region of the Ngati Whaatua Maori Tribe, my mom's, that doubles also as being Auckland - The Super City - Southernmost host city of the best rock acts in The World. Kia Kaha & Louder. I can't hear you. :) Up!]

This post also for Samuel de Vetter, the dude who used to play Jimi Hendrix styled guitar in church and theater, musicals, plays Cherry Joy wrote (namely You Are The One), including the New Zealand national anthem like Hendrix would have, while us crazy CRF ‘cool kids of the world,’ were ‘growing up’ being all creative and anointed with our creative talents and stuff).

Artwork: West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimmy Hendrix Anthology. Click on album cover to buy it, in original vinyl. Or go to iTunes, to purchase for any girls and guys you have in your household, who are learning and playing guitar. A must have for a next generation of guitar kids.

Image: Wainui Beach, Gisborne, East Coast, New Zealand for Robbie “Pere Bell” Barker, Mary Teachin and collective of friends. ICU. xox. Click on beach image, to discover the beauty of nature, with 10 NZ beaches to vacation at, when you go to NZ for rock concerts, in Auckland The Super City. My favorites there: seeing, Michael Jackson, Alanis Morrisette, Janet Jackson, Ricky Martin, Robbie Williams, Destiny’s Child (Kelly Rowlands, Beyonce, Michelle Williams), Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Annie Crummer and Debbie Harwood of When the Cats Aways, Sharon O’Neill, Moana & The Tribe, Crowded House (The Finn Brothers – and ), Dave Dobbyn & Che Fu, Bic Runga, Boh Runga of Stellar*, and Bob Dylan (to name a few). Englebert Humperdink and Tom Jones were a treat live to see too. All these people are so talented as witnessed as a concert goer, live in Auckland City – demonstrating in their concerts, what stars are. All young people (and kidults too, long live us all), need to see music stars live, as you’re somehow, never the same again, when you do. You leave inspired.

Once spoiled, going to these concerts in Auckland with nurse Trinity that Lady Patricia Thorp of Auckland City Council, ensured that we must see live along with her family and friends.

[a rainbow comes down from above at Wainui Beach - show biz naturally]

A live concert in Auckland City is the best. Plan it. Do it. Enjoy it. Sing it. Swim it. Fun.

And here in L.A, there are many concerts I’ve been to (lucky, again somehow); featured – favorites being Pink, Britney Spears, Tracey Chapman, Aimee Mann, Robin Thicke and Jennifer Hudson and (what’s her name? that new girl, whose still learning how to share press and mentor younger stars – with her camera time, by introducing and collaborating with teenaged singer/songwriters. Not just perform with more famous people than herself? I joke. She’s in top demand. But what’s that one’s name, again? Oh, Lady Gaga). Growing music sales, is also about new talent development of willing collaborators with a current profile, co-writers and live performers. Always. Kids need all the help they can get today. Tough times. But with collaboration, they burst through. Come on collaborating artists, to work and share, with the young!

Two of my favs too to see live, are Kylie Minogue at The Hollywood Bowl (epic to see an Austalian shine at The Bowl, wow!), and Kelly Clarkson at the Orange County Fair. So cool live! Also was fortunate enough to get to see California Gurl and New Zealand favorite, Katy Perry in concert too. She’s a darn fine, acoustic soloist! Breathtaking when she’s solo on guitar. The light of a solo spotlight and a mic is all that’s needed, to go “wow.”

Here’s Boh Runga with Stellar singing Star. Also being showcased, with Mr Jimi Hendrix today is The Patea Maori Club - who, when I was a kid, (jokes on the ‘when’) at 11, they swung their traditional Maori pois across their bodies as a ‘unified body collective of drums’ changing charts history, and were rock stars too on our music charts – a very first for Maori in the early 80s to stay at #1 as long as they did, with their smash hit classic, Poi E. Auckland – The Super City is Changing. Getter better, bigger, kindly more colorful, and more rocktastic. Let’s  rock it louder, people!!! In, LA – The Staples Center is live concerts venue central, but the Hollywood Bowl pops too outdoors under the stars? (can we see those in L.A most nights, on the flats? maybe on a good night) for jazz, classical strings and orchestral events as well as dance electronica djs concerts – only the best in the world.

Mauri Ora (Life to You) New Zealand, America and allied nations

music entertainers, in all star arrays of diverse forms of good music.

Happy sharing and traveling with good music artists to make US stronger.

And let’s “think green” and have ‘music tie in’ for the environment.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.7.10~


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Music: Dave Dobbyn with Loyal, a song written about his wife deparating from Dave in his rocker years, but with forgiveness, she later took him back. He’s a lucky man our Dave. This black and white retro video is done in one take. Loves. Loyal lyrics follow after Jodie Fosters words on loyalty below.

Words: Jodi Foster. Who says of bad boy Mel Gibson: “The second I met him [working on Maverick in 1994], I said, ‘I will love this man for the rest of my life… When you love a friend, you don’t abandon them when they’re struggling … But more importantly, he is and has been a true and loyal friend. I hope I can get him through this dark moment.”

Mel is like The Darkness in your stereo, but on repeat, however Jodie’s message of loyalty, totally lightens Mel up. What a friend. Loyalty always rocks.

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Posted by horiwood on September 21, 2010 in Dave Dobbyn, Friendship, Mel Gibson, Song Lyrics


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To a California fashion designer whose chiffon couture American made garments were sought after by royalty and their subjects worldwide . . . for your family, your art, your strength and great love, thank you.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.31.10~


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This is for the failures you collected from my sins and the lonesome tears, that I never dried. 

Beloved, “For the milk of human kindnesses, you collected from our dream… May good fortune smile upon you and may love be your only load. And this is for the only one who could quell my burning rage. To anyone whose been a broken man and anyone seen better days.

Baby i’m beside you. and now i’m running here beside you. and now i’m running here beside you. I’m running here, beside you.”


[Poetry: Dave Dobbyn. Vocals: Anika Moa and Opshop].

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.29.2010~


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“Imma Free B*ach Baby”–New Zealand Gaga fans slogan 2010′s

Gaga fans. As you know Lady Gaga star-vacationed for two days on a New Zealand beach with her dancers. So, for all you Gaga fans here’s some classic, retro-vintage Kiwi pop anthems from New Zealand, that celebrate New Zealand’s culture of star beaches as a theme. Almost every single New Zealand beach is as beautiful as Malibu Beach here in Los Angeles, California.

Here’s four Kiwi Beach Pop anthems:  Anchor Me by The Muttonbirds, Whaling by Dave Dobbin of DD Smash, and of course, Catholic-raised brothers Neil Finn and Tim Finn of Simply Red and Crowded House with their classic, Six Months In A Leaky Boat. and Carly Binding‘s Taking It Easy.

New Zealand has a very British-underground pop-rock aesthetic (like Gaga, but with more rock guitair, less keyboards in the sound). Great songwriters live in NZ. On or near the beach… So… Enjoy their music.

And travel to the beautiful Popsicle Beaches of New Zealand on your next vacation.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.23.2010~


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