Thursday, May 30, 2013

Day 30 – Thoughts

NZCC 2013 Blog Challenge Day 30 - Thoughts:

Even though we weren't part of Bridget and Sonya's original blogging workshop, we were keen to be part of a local 30 day challenge and lucky enough that it was opened to the public (even if only a few of us actually did it!).

I started blogging in 2010, and have always just written whatever tickles my fancy. Initially it was challenging to write to specific topics, especially with some of the subjects - too hard even for the hosts ;), but by the end I was looking forward to seeing what was up for the day.

I'm stoked to have completed all 30 days, a big achievement with a lot of other things to juggle, and some of the topics came with very tight deadlines.

Thanks to Bridget and Sonya for a fun 30 days!

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
www.0800jukebox.co.nz

Day 29 – Trading Places

NZCC 2013 Blog Challenge Day 29 - Trading Places:

I'd swap places with Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta AKA Lady Gaga.

She's a singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, businesswoman, fashion designer, actress, philanthropist, humanitarian, oh yeah, and then there's the net worth of $150 million.

Lady Gaga is an artist through and through, she writes songs, plays instruments, wears meat, and more than anything is not afraid to be herself.


Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
www.0800jukebox.co.nz

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Day 28 - Stress

NZCC 2013 Blog Challenge Day 28 - Stress:

A big part of our job is relieving stress! Planning an event (especially a wedding!) is stressful and one call to us can take care of your music, sound system, and lighting. We program the music, set up on the day, and collect it all after the wedding - stress free!

If you're looking to relieve more wedding stress, here are some tips:

- Remember to eat. It will be a busy day and it can be easy to forget simple things like food and drink for you!

- Plan and book as much as you can, as soon as you can. We already have bookings into 2014, and have had bookings two years out.

- Put at least as much energy into your relationship as your wedding. It's easy to be excited about the big day, but it's actually about all of the days after that :)


Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
www.0800jukebox.co.nz

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Day 26 - Nature vs Nurture

Nature wins, hands down :)

Fourmyula – Nature
Crowded House – Don't Dream It's Over
Dave Dobbyn – Loyal
The Swingers – Counting The Beat
Split Enz – Six Months In A Leaky Boat
Bic Runga – Sway
Dave Dobbyn With Herbs – Slice Of Heaven
Dance Exponents – Victoria
Straitjacket Fits – She Speeds
Dragon – April Sun In Cuba
Split Enz – I Got You
DD Smash – Whaling
Chris Knox – Not Given Lightly
The Chills – Pink Frost
Darcy Clay – Jesus I Was Evil
Crowded House – Weather With You
Pixie Williams & The Ruru Karaitiana Quartet – Blue Smoke
Blerta – Dance All Around The World
Fur Patrol – Lydia
Hello Sailor – Blue Lady
Bic Runga – Drive
DLT – Chains
The Mutton Birds – Dominion Road
Shona Laing – (Glad I'm) Not A Kennedy
Split Enz – I Hope I Never
The Crocodiles – Tears
Th'Dudes – Be Mine Tonight
Split Enz – I See Red
Dave Dobbyn – Beside You
Shihad – Home Again

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
www.0800jukebox.co.nz

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Day 25 – One Thing You Would Change

We'd like to change location! We're getting too big for our current space, so we're on the look out for the perfect workshop to move our operations. We're looking forward to it! A sparkly new workshop with plenty of room for the 0800 crew, jukeboxes, tools, and the occasional project car :)

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
www.0800jukebox.co.nz

Day 24 - Who is your greatest influence

NZCC 2013 Blog Challenge Day 24 - Who is your greatest influence















I have missed so many but this is a good start!

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
www.0800jukebox.co.nz

Friday, May 24, 2013

Day 23 - Describe Your Perfect Day

NZCC 2013 Blog Challenge Day 23 - Describe Your Perfect Day
Being part of someone's perfect day is what we do :) Our jukeboxes have seen all kinds of perfect days - from weddings and birthdays to surprise parties and work dos. And because jukeboxes never rest, your party can rock on well into the next day!

We've collected jukeboxes that are still pumping 24 hours after we dropped them off - and Taranaki people know how to party! We've seen it all: beer can walls, 44 gallon drums filled with empty wine bottles, even a bride and groom missing their flight because they were still celebrating.

So, if you want non-stop music for your perfect day, a jukebox is the only way to go.

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
www.0800jukebox.co.nz

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Day 22 – Share A Picture

NZCC 2013 Blog Challenge Day 22 - Share A Picture Of Last Thing You Bought

After a car parked itself in the front of our truck, we had to order a few bits from the US but they haven't arrived yet...


So, the last thing we bought is this:

I don't know about you, but I reckon cowl induction hoods should be mandatory on V8s.

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
www.0800jukebox.co.nz

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Day 21 – Achilles' Heel

NZCC 2013 Blog Challenge Day 21 - Achilles' Heel 


My clock doesn't go to 13. An extra 2 hours in the day would be nice!

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
www.0800jukebox.co.nz

Day 20 – Passions

NZCC 2013 Blog Challenge Day 20 - Passions

Three of my passions are:

1. 1950's cars and style. What a beautiful time:


2. Classic arcade games:



3. Gadgets and new technology:





Until next time keep rockin'

The 0800 Jukebox crew.

www.0800jukebox.co.nz


Friday, May 17, 2013

Day 17 – Sport

The Harlem Globetrotters are hitting town in June, bringing back memories of Dad taking me and my brother to see them as a kid. You can check out The Harlem Globetrotters at the TSB Stadium, on the 28 May 2013.

Herbert "Flight Time" Lang @datrotter4 is coming to New Plymouth to promote the event, so we've replaced the lamps and made sure the balls are pumped up in the basketball machine at the cinema.

Sure, he can do this:

 

but can he do this?



(I can't do either but don't tell Flight Time - I've challenged him to a game on Twitter :))


Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
www.0800jukebox.co.nz

Day 16 – A Country You Haven’t Visited But Would Like To

NZCC 2013 Blog Challenge Day 16 A country you haven't visited but would like to:

The United Kingdom. Specialist jukebox restorers The Jukebox Shop would be a great work trip :) Check out some of the jukeboxes they have restored below:



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Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
www.0800jukebox.co.nz


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Day 15 – 10 Random Facts

NZCC 2013 Blog Challenge Day 15 - 10 random facts:
  1. Members of the 0800 Jukebox crew are involved in local shows both on stage and off.
  2. We've seen the roof space of nearly every pub and bar in Taranaki.
  3. We travel Taranaki-wide (Normanby Dairy has the best yoghurt ice creams).
  4. Our average jukebox weighs 300 pounds.
  5. Our workshop is home to 1 1/2 Berkeleys.
  6. We replaced the GMC motor ourselves.
  7. Our staff room has seen the successful completion of the cinnamon challenge.
  8. We also service pinball, pokie, and arcade machines.
  9. We import, install, and use tail lifters to ensure our jukeboxes (and backs!) stay safe.
  10. We started in Hawera more than thirty years ago (back then we were known as Quickshotz Amusements).
Until next time keep rockin' 
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
www.0800jukebox.co.nz

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Day 14 – Colour Day

NZCC 2013 Blog Challenge Day 14 - Colour Day

Today is brought to you by the colour red, the number 1979, and the GMC Sierra Grande pick up:

Part One: Maintenance work, replacing the front guards with new ones.

Part Two: Ploughed into while waiting innocently at the lights.
(Note: The paint hasn't even been finished on the guards.)


Part Three: A shiny new bumper and we're back on the road. 

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
www.0800jukebox.co.nz