Month: February 2016

100 Favourite Songs #99 ‘Mahalia’ The Bible

Ah, the late 80’s, when it was cool to where your raincoat in a music video – the Narcs, anyone?  As a Radio DJ on Radio Active we all use to play the ep of this at 33′ because it was mislabelled, but we al thought it was some new

100 Favourite Songs #100 ‘Moving Trucks’ Bob Mould

This song sits early in the set on The Last Dog and Pony Show,  the fourth solo album by former Hüsker Dü and Sugar axeman (guitarist) and singer Bob Mould.  It’s a simple observation.  The main character, I imagine is standing in the kitchen watching the trucks back up and his former

Review: Summer Twins – Limbo

Published in Ripitup.co.nz – http://ripitup.co.nz/music/review-summer-twins-limbo/ Twenty something sisters Chelsea and Justine Brown have served up a cinematic retro mixtape of 50’s sock hop ‘Juju’, ‘Blinds’; Bassey era Bond music ‘Demons’ and mid 90’s alt pop. ‘Stop and Go’ and ‘So Funny’ remind me, particularly, of the Milkman or Julianna Hadfield

Interview: John Psathas – No Man’s Land

Published in http://www.ripitup.co.nz / http://ripitup.co.nz/culture/no-mans-land/ NO MAN’S LAND John Psathas/Jasmine Millet/Mathew Knight Featuring 150 musicians from over 20 countries, composer John Psathas’s (ONZM) new-grand scale project, No Man’s Land, which debuts at Wellington’s New Zealand Festival, next month, unites descendants of opposing forces in WWI, on film, performing on the

Book review: The Little Yellow Digger Treasury – Betty & Alan Gilderdale

Written for Booksellers.co.nz / https://booksellersnz.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/book-review-the-little-yellow-digger-treasury-by-betty-alan-gilderdale/ Apart from the Little Yellow Digger series Betty Gilderdale is probably best known as being a scholar of New Zealand children’s literature, including her ground-breaking study A Sea Change: 145 Years of New Zealand Junior Fiction (1982), which won the PEN Award for best first

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