I hold down the southern hemisphere’s branch of AE from a farm in rural New Zealand. When I’m not programming I love traveling, playing music, collecting old video games, and hanging with wife and two pugs, Iggy and Sid.

Mike recommends…

?  Nasir by Nas: Hip hop‘s greatest living rapper teams up with one of its greatest producers for seven killer hip hop tracks.

 Sam Cooke: Smooth soul sounds from one of the all-time greats.

?  Love is for Losers by The Longshot:  Green Day’s singer goes (sort of) back to basics with a new side project.

? Persona 5: Fight monsters whilst attending Japanese high school. A completely unique gaming experience and very highly recommended.

? NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories by NOFX with Jeff Alulis: It’s not for everyone, but if you’re a fan of the band or just great rock ‘n’ roll biographies in general, this is a must.

? Xenoblade Chronicles: classic JRPG, great graphics and excellent British voice acting