Friday, December 30, 2011

NZ Launch Party!

The long-awaited NZ launch for 'Head Full of Snakes' issue #1 will be held in Lyttelton on Friday the 13th of January. My advice would be to do your best to be there.  These zines have been selling like hot-cakes following our launch in Melbourne, and this may be your best chance of actually getting your hands on a copy! (We have kept a bunch aside especially for this launch party and for NZ customers).

It'll be part bike show, part BBQ, part beer drinkin, part gig, and ALL mongrel-motorcycle-magazine action. A bunch of us will be riding over together from Christchurch, if you wanna join us meet up at Johnny Moore's new joint, Smash Palace, on the corner of Victoria St. and Bealey Ave. at 5.30pm. All welcome, you don't need any fancy kinda bike to join in.

The actual launch will be at 6.30pm at 'The Roastery' (the garage where Oscar Guerrero cooks up the coffee beans for the Lyttelton Coffee Company... there's a big carpark all around it that we can fill up with bikes) at approximately No.10 Canterbury St., Lyttelton. (In case of bad weather we will move into the rebuilt Lyttelton Coffee Company cafe building.)

Bands will start about 8pm and run til late... bring your dancing shoes, and if you get too drunk we can lock up your bike in the Roastery over night so you can pick it up the next day. So no excuse not to party!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Kick starting the new year...

6 Over - Kick Start from Wild Honey Productions on Vimeo.

This is great! From the dudes at Dice. My Norton has just about broken my leg/foot/ankle a few times this year. I'm hoping it's sorted now that I've got the battery and ignition a bit more sussed, but won't know shit til I get my carb rebuilt. The post here has been fucked since the last big quake just before xmas, but hopefully that stuff'll arrive soon...

Been working on organising the New Zealand launch for the mag and it's shaping up to be a real party! Posters available soon, lemme know if you want one... printing them in 2 colours on the riso, A3 size. Will have the design and info up on here soon.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

On Holiday. NZ launch Fri 13 Jan!

Merry Xmas jerks. I'm on holiday, but am working on organising a New Zealand launch for Head Full of Snakes issue #1 in Christchurch (the most rockin' place in all of NZ!) on FRIDAY THE 13TH of January. Sorry about the wait, I didn't quite imagine the mag taking off in the way it has, and had thought a bit of a gap between the Aussie launch and the NZ launch wouldn't be a big deal? But yeah, I know a bunch of you NZ-based losers really wanna get yer mits on a copy and some of you have been buying them from the site at the Aussie-based 'international' price... Thanks for buying it if you have already, but hold on if you haven't. It'll be a bit cheaper to buy it from NZ after the launch in Jan.

Hey we're a bunch of fucking amatuers!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Melbourne launch photos

Thanks to everyone who showed up, and thanks to Sarah Brueckner for taking some photos!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Issue #1 is done! (mostly...)

Thanks to everyone who supported us last week and who came to the launch on Saturday, it's been a pretty fuckin' epic process! We only had about 85 copies bound and ready at the launch, but we collated the rest yesterday and they'll be getting bound next weekend. Big thanks to Simoen who helped collate both times (Friday night AND Sunday). Thanks also to Alice, and sorry about fucking you around a bit on Saturday morning? Big thanks to Penny too, who basically single-handedly organised the launch while Stuart and I were binding with Brad. Brad was/is totally awesome and deserves something overly-awesome for his help! Thanks also to everyone who showed up yesterday to finish the collating. That was a massive job, only made possible by y'all! Will get a couple of photos from the launch up soon (I just didn't get many actually cause I was so busy at it – anyone else get some? Esp of the BBQ area?) ...

While we were working on the mag, Chris was next door working on Stuart's Norton. He did get it going for the launch although not actually rideable, and it needs some engine work now, BUT it was a great end to the night when Stuart kicked it over in the gallery. That got Christian all heat up and so he did a burn out in the gallery on his 350! We then had a great time watching him spend the next half an hour trying to clean the tyre marks off the floor. Good shit! Big thanks to Christian for letting us use bikes from his shop to show in the gallery/launch space too. It looked pretty fuckin' awesome!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Publicity Machine goes wild...

Head Full of Snakes getting loads of hype here in Melbourne thanks to Penny @ The Thousands, and was great to meet Geoff from 'Return of the Cafe Racers' today. Hoping we get this damn printing done for the launch in time! It's gonna be down to the wire time-wise...


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

HFoS issue #1 in the making...

head full of snakes promo from Aaron Cuthbert on Vimeo.

Aaron from Fuel Tank TV came in yesterday and filmed us hard at work. We've been here basically 24 hours a day since I got here on Monday. It's nuts! Still a lot of printing to do! But, fingers crossed, we'll have this sucker done for launch on Saturday!?

Cheers Aaron!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Printing, printing, more printing...

We've been doing some seriously long/crazy hours printing this thing. It's pretty slow going, but the piles are building up. It's the 4 colour pages that are obviously taking ages as we're doing one colour at a time and have to wait for it to dry before putting the next colour one. Looking pretty fuckin cool though! And we have Christian's bike parked up outside to remind us why we're doing all this... sweet sweet bike...

Monday, November 28, 2011

Printing HFoS #1!

In Melbourne right now printing issue #1 with Stuart. Doing some kind of launch at the Modern Motor Cycle Company on Keele St at about 3pm this Saturday... will be having a bunch of late nights before then!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ivan Mauger short doco

A great little doco on Ivan Mauger here... made in the 70s. Couldn't embed it so you'll have to bugger off to Youtube to watch it...

That link again is:

Monday, November 14, 2011


Aaron and I both bought our bikes to school today. We are easily the coolest department in the school right now.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Flexidiscs are here (Paul Elliman recording)

The flexidiscs to go with our first issue arrived yesterday and I'm pretty damn happy with them. I'd wanted to make a flexidisc right from the beginning of thinking I might make this mag, and then when Paul Elliman was here he made a proposal to me for the first one. Paul has made a recording of a 1952 Vincent Black Lightning that is 4 minutes and 43 seconds long, mirroring Richard Thompson's song '1952 Vincent Black Lightning'. The black on black label was Paul's idea, and he's releasing this under the pseudonym Can Robert. The records sound great (thank God, I've had a lot of trouble with getting vinyl made in the past) and are such interesting artefacts. These were made by Pirates Press in San Francisco and I'd highly recommend them.