After Art School I spent the summer working in my parents catering company saving enough money to buy a banana-yellow station wagon. I stuffed it full with everything I owned, crawled into the little hole I’d left near the steering wheel and drove towards Palmerston North and Massey University.
As my tyres left the ramp of the ferry into Wellington my mix tape kicked onto Blue Monday by New Order. It was a perfect day, first thing in the morning and I drove around in mist of magic and wonderment looking at all the stern faces of Wellington workers dressed in black and wondered why they weren’t smiling – “hey people you live in Wellington!”
Today there is no Friday list because I have to go to work.
But take four minutes, turn your speakers up loud and listen to the start of my adult life…