Punk Mentor, good friend, 2000-2003
I met Tali at a time in my life where I was hungry for something new. She introduced me to DIY backyard gigs, warehouse parties, zines, old typewriters, mail-order vinyl, the floorpunch, roti chennai at Aunty Mena's and a whole bunch of politics I'd never thought about before. She explained feedback, took me to crusty gigs at tattoo parlours and showed me the joys of Hutt Valley record shopping and how to do a proper road trip.
In short, she taught me punk and I loved every minute of it.