On Monday the 28th May I’m going to Wellington, New Zealand.
At an undisclosed place and time in the following days I will be meeting Bret McKenzie for a cuppa. (I say undisclosed, but really I know exactly where and when, but you don’t.)
Bret and I will laugh and chat and he will say “Oh Howie, this is great just hanging out, here have a guitar signed by me and Jermaine”.
About 2 weeks ago I saw a link on twitter for an online charity auction to meet up with Bret.
I clicked the link and noticed the auction website (TradeMe) allowed bidders from NZ & Australia.
The current bid was $1510 NZD so I made a bid for $1520. with over a week til the auction ended I knew it wouldn’t last and was just a silly thing probably so I felt I was part of it.
After leading the bid for a few days I decided to tell Jenny that I may have bid on an Oxfam charity auction and that my bid was leading.
I think her response was something like “you idiot, you won’t win”.
Well I did. With a few extra bids placed in the last 5 minutes of the auction.
So I’m off to meet Bret.
I’m excited and a bit nervous too, I don’t want to be all shy and noobish, and don’t want it to be all awkward. Maybe he’ll give me a job.
I’m partly nervous because he is really funny, and I really really really like the stuff he does and that is a bit daunting, also people often say I’m funny, and see myself as a funny(ish) guy but nothing compared to him sheesh.
Yesterday the NZ Herald interviewed me and today they put it online.
you can read the article by clicking the picture.