Sitemap - 2017 - Sounds Good!

The Best Gigs Of The Year: The Top 10 Gigs I Reviewed in 2017

Several Shades of Deep Purple

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 96 - Andrew Johnstone Interviews Me For Rip It Up Radio

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 22: The Beau Brummels – “Triangle”

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 192 2017

Funky Summer - The Best Music In The World - BBQ Edition, January 5, 2018, San Fran: DJ Set

The Vinyl Countdown # 455

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 95 - Gavin Rutherford

The Who: The What Where When And Why

Good Gig, Bad Conversation After...

The Vinyl Countdown # 456

Judd Apatow: The Return

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 191 Something/Anything?

V/A: Heed The Call! (Whakarono, Nga Tamariki)

Stubs: # 217 – Verlaines, Wellington, 2016

Five Songs For Friday: 21 – Peter Gabriel

The Vinyl Countdown # 457

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 94 - Adam McGrath

Playlist: Great Kiwi Driving Playlist

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib: They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us

The Vinyl Countdown # 458

Stubs: # 216 – Howl, Wellington, 2010

Voyeur: Film

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 21: Moby Grape – “Moby Grape”

The Vinyl Countdown # 459

Poem: Sleep Tight

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 190 David Brent

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 20: Country Joe and the Fish – “Electric Music For The Body And Mind”

Stubs: # 215 – D'Angelo, Wellington, 2016

Aretha Franklin: A Brand New Me - Aretha Franklin With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Vinyl Countdown # 460

Gig Review: Pseudo Echo (December 9; Wgtn)

R.I.P. Sunny Murray

Playlist: Yet Another 80s Playlist

Poem: Order

The Vinyl Countdown # 461

My RNZ Album Reviews for 2017

Short Story: Group Sex

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 93 - Vorn Colgan

Don't Give Up...

It Was The Worst: # 20 Japandroids – A New Low In Live Music

Poem: The TED.Nugent Talks

The Ballad of The Finn Brothers: A Musical Life Between Them

Joe Henry: Thrum

The Vinyl Countdown # 462

Mavis Staples: If All I Was Was Black

Poem: Advice

It Was The Best Gig Ever # 15: Steely Dan, Wellington 2011

Playlist: Paul McCartney's 1993 Set From Auckland

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 189 Holloway Road

The Vinyl Countdown # 463

Songwriter Profile: Chris Knox

Ben Greenman: Dig If You Will The Picture - Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince

The Vinyl Countdown # 464

Neil Young's Archive Is Online - FREE

Gig Review: Paul Kelly (November 30; Wgtn)

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 92 - Scott Blanks

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 19: Astrud Gilberto – “Beach Samba”

It Was The Best Gig Ever # 14: Paul Simon, Auckland 2013

Poem: The TED.Turner Talks

The Vinyl Countdown # 465

Peter Pan – The Pantomime: Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 6)

Remembering The Wilburys – Especially Vol. 1

Stubs: # 214 – Uri Caine w/ The NZ String Quartet, Wellington, 2016

Richard Thompson’s Dream Attic: A Firm Favourite

Peter Pan - The Pantomime: Theatre

Clapton WAS God: The Last 30 Years…Turgid

Comedy on Vinyl: Stand-Up Comedy LPs

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 188 Go To New York

How Do You Find Music? How Does Music Find You? How Has That Changed?

The Vinyl Countdown # 466

Stubs: # 213 – The Stranglers, Wellington, 2016

Songwriter Profile: Don McGlashan

Poem: Saturday Morning

The Vinyl Countdown # 467

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 91 - Shelagh Magadza (Again)

Laura Marling: Semper Femina

Music on Mastermind: What Would Your Mastermind Specialist Topic Be?

Bottling Up Memorabilia: Remembering That Time I Was Given Bobby Womack’s Water Bottle

R.I.P. Ben Riley

All I Had To Do Was Listen To Carly Binding’s Album Every Day For Two Weeks And I Might Win A Home Theatre System – A Fair Trade (Nearly) – And No Questions Asked…Or So I Thought…

The Vinyl Countdown # 468

Rebecca Solnit: The Mother of All Questions

Stubs: # 212 – Prince, Auckland, 2016

Venus In Fur: Theatre

Tour Announcement: Andrew Strong Celebrates His Commitment To The Film And Soundtrack That Made Him

The Vinyl Countdown # 469

Tour Announcement: Big Boi - Two NZ Shows (March, 2018)

Short Story: Self-Reflexivity Gone Viral

Tour Announcement: Sepultura - NZ Tour (May, 2018)

Truly Bizarre: The Story of 'How Bizarre'

Stubs: # 211 – Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, Wellington, 2016

The Vinyl Countdown # 470

Short Story: Stabat Father

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 90 - Jules Desmond (Take 1)

Oscar & Neneh: Flashback!

The Vinyl Countdown # 471

Short Story: Notes From The Director’s Notes

Murder On The Orient Express: Film

Jeff Beck: Live At The Hollywood Bowl

Poem: The TED.Danson Talks

Revisiting Stinky Jim’s Stinky Grooves Sessions: One of my All-Time Favourite Mix CDs

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 187 The Things That Stay (Bloodmonster Part Two)

Daniel Handler: All The Dirty Parts

Gig Review: GZA/The Genius (November 12; Wgtn)

The Vinyl Countdown # 472

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 89 - Kirsten McDougall

Back To The Future: The DVD Player as CD Player - Strange Revelation

Poem: a growing awareness

Brigsby Bear: Film

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 18: Nina Simone – “Wild Is The Wind”

The Vinyl Countdown # 473

Poem: The TED.Bundy Talks

Margo Price: All American Made

Marc Maron & Brendan McDonald: Waiting For The Punch - Words To Live By From The WTF Podcast

Brian Wilson: Playback - The Brian Wilson Anthology

The Vinyl Countdown # 474

Poem: End Of The Larkin Line

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 17: The Yardbirds – “The Yardbirds” (aka 'Roger The Engineer')

The Vinyl Countdown # 475

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 186 Bloodmonster

Poem: The Help

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 88 – Anika Moa

The Vinyl Countdown # 476

Short Story: A Filtered Theory of Relativity

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: NZ Tour (Dec, 2017)

Aimee Mann: Mental Illness

The Worst Songs You Have To Hear: Ubiquitous and Awful

The Vinyl Countdown # 477

Shilpa Ray: Door Girl

Short Story: The Pursuit of Freedom

The Vinyl Countdown # 478

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 185 It Hurts to Laugh and Hurts to Cry Three

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 16: Paul Revere & The Raiders – “Midnight Ride”

Gig Review: Anika Moa (October 28; Wgtn)

Joe Bonamassa: Live at Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening

The Vinyl Countdown # 479

Poem: Obstinate

Meeting Famousness: The See And Be ‘Zine Scene

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 87 – Luke Buda

Five Songs For Friday: 20 – New Discoveries/New Rediscoveries

Poem: It’s Now And Never

Movies of My Life # 15: Happiness

The Vinyl Countdown # 480

On Song: Five Years Old/Five Years On

Poem: Wishful Thinking

Cave Circles: Apricity (ep)

The Vinyl Countdown # 481

Short Story: Seconds

Kirsten McDougall: Tess

The Vinyl Countdown # 482

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 184 Matinee Idle

Stubs: # 210 – Patti Smith, Melbourne, Australia 2017

André Cymone: 1969

The Vinyl Countdown # 483

Marc Maron: Too Real

Garland Jeffreys: 14 Steps To Heaven

Opening Night: DVD

Margo Price: Weakness (ep)

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 86 - Claire Mabey & Andrew Laking (Pirate & Queen)

The Vinyl Countdown # 484

Short Story: Neighbourhood Fragments # 7


Alison Krauss: Windy City

Poem: Learned Behaviour

Roxane Gay: Difficult Women

Short Story: The Sunset Tree And Me

The Angelica Sanchez Trio: Float The Edge

The Vinyl Countdown # 485

The Father: Theatre

NZ Festival 2018: Check Out The Full Programme

The Mountain Goats: Goths

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 183 It Hurts to Laugh and Hurts to Cry Two

Poem: Always Starting, Never Ending

Robert Plant: Carry Fire

Playlist: Random Record Crate # 22

R.I.P. Grady Tate

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer: Not Dark Yet

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 15: The Mamas & The Papas – “If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears...”

The Vinyl Countdown # 486

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 85 - Stu McKinlay (Yeastie Boys)

Litcrawl 2017: Bringing It All Back Home

Ten Essential Songs: A List I Wrote For Rip It Up A Few Years Ago Now...

Music Snob: Apparently...

Brötzmann/Leigh: NZ Tour (Nov/Dec 2017)

Poem: Rushing

Brent Williams/Korkut Öztekin: Out of the Woods

The Vinyl Countdown # 487

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 14: Dusty Springfield – “A Girl Called Dusty”

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary #182 In Your Wound

David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii

The Vinyl Countdown # 488

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 84 - Midge Marsden

The Voice Of Supertramp: Remembering My Chat with Roger Hodgson

Antibalas: Where The Gods Are In Peace

The Vinyl Countdown # 489

R.I.P. Tom Petty

Stubs: # 209 – James Acaster, Wellington, 2016

Jlin: Black Origami

Digests: Album Reviews from 2017’s Third Quarter

Tour Announcement: Bryan Adams NZ Summer Tour 2018

The Vinyl Countdown # 490

Jóhann Jóhannsson: Orphée

Stubs: # 208 – Calexico, Wellington, 2016

Film Review: Captain Underpants, The First Epic Movie– Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 5)

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 83 - Stuart McKenzie

The Vinyl Countdown # 491

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 13: Solomon Burke – “Rock 'N Soul”

The Changeover: Film

Poem: Set Back

Stubs: # 207 – Bowie Tribute, Wellington, 2016

The Vinyl Countdown # 492

Poem: Dance

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 12: Jacques Brel – “Olympia 64”

The Vinyl Countdown # 493

Tour Announcement: Vince Staples to Play Two NZ Shows (Jan, 2018)

Tony Allen: A Tribute To Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (ep)

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 181 On The Air - Part Two

The Vinyl Countdown # 494

Tour Announcement: Future Islands To Play Two NZ Shows (Dec, 2017)

Poem: Love

David Rawlings: Poor David's Almanack

Timothy Snyder: On Tyranny - Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century

The Vinyl Countdown # 495

Five Songs For Friday: 19 – Album-Length ‘Songs’

Marianne Dissard: Cibola Gold - Best of 2008-2015

Litcrawl 2017: Program Announced

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 82 - Wayne Bell

The Vinyl Countdown # 496

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 11: Ray Price – “Night Life”

Short Story: Bad Pillow Talk

Max Richter: Out of The Dark Room

Black Butterfly: DVD

The Vinyl Countdown # 497

Anahera: Theatre

Poem: I Can See Both Sides of It

Tour Announcement: Sleep to Play First NZ Shows (Jan, 2018)

The Vinyl Countdown # 498

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 180 We Are Strangers

Mother: Film

Playlist: Down at The Golden Dawn on Friday from 5-8pm

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 81 - Taimi Allan (CEO, Changing Minds)

R.I.P. Grant Hart

Poem: The Problem Is…

Drummers You Just Can’t Beat: # 18 - Mike D (Michael Diamond)

Gig Review: Midnight Oil (September 9; Akld)

Neil Young: Hitchhiker

The Vinyl Countdown # 499

Lotta Dann: Mrs D Is Going Within

Poem: Big O/little o

The Vinyl Countdown # 500

Dr. Tennant’s Verbal Highs Podcast: Episode 37 – I’m a guest on a podcast; Lewis Tennant is the host

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 179 On the Radio

Laneway 2018: Lineup Announced

DJ Setlist: The Golden Dawn, 5-8pm Shift, Friday, September 8

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 10: Jimmy Smith – “Back At The Chicken Shack”

The Vinyl Countdown # 501

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 80 - Hannah Fraser & Jon McLeary (Spines)

Short Story: Norrmalmstorg

Nadia Reid: Preservation NZ Tour (Oct 2017)

R.I.P. Celia Mancini

The Vinyl Countdown # 502

Poem: The Shape of Things To Come

Playlist: Random Record Crate # 21

Bic Runga: Drive 20th Anniversary Tour (Oct/Nov 2017)

Fazerdaze: Morningside

The Vinyl Countdown # 503

Short Story: Burnin’ of Dreams

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 178 Steely Dan

Erroll Garner: Ready Take One

The Vinyl Countdown # 504

R.I.P Walter Becker

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 9: The Everly Brothers – “A Date With The Everly Brothers”

V/A: Baby Driver [OST]

Poem: Mingus

An Inconvenient Sequel - Truth to Power: Film

The Vinyl Countdown # 505

Robbie Williams Returns To NZ For Two Shows (Feb, 2018)

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 79 - Jonathan Crayford

The Golden Dawn: DJ Set (Friday, September 8)

Short Story: No Salad

The Vinyl Countdown # 506

Roxane Gay: Hunger - A Memoir of (My) Body

Poem: In My Room Tonight

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 8: Miriam Makeba - “Miriam Makeba”

The Vinyl Countdown # 507

Short Story: Down Wylie Avenue

Midnight Oil: Chiko Locallo (B-sides & Rarities)

Steve Braunias: The Man Who Ate Lincoln Road

The Vinyl Countdown # 508

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 177 The School Social

On The Death of Glenn Frey

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 7: Elvis Presley – “Elvis Is Back!”

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: New Gramophone, Who Dis?

The Vinyl Countdown # 509

Shelf Life: The Order – or Lack of Order – In Your Record/Tape/Book/CD Collection/s

Beer With Me: The Ongoing Disaster of Drinking Being Matched With Gigs

Playlist: Spines Album Release Party (DJ Set)

I Love A Good Artist-Curated Compilation Album: Bobby Gillespie’s “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” Nails The Format

Le Ride: DVD

Wearing The Inside Out: How Often Have You Actually Destroyed A Record Through Overplay and/or Undercare or Is It Just A Line You Say To Make It Seem Like You Listened To It Heaps?

The Vinyl Countdown # 510

I Was Architecture Dancing When They Were 12: Remembering When Autozamm Wrote A Song About Me, Made A Video With Some Fat Goof Eating ‘Sweets’ To Get Their Point Across Then Promptly Deleted It When The Backlash Hit

So Good It Sent Me To Sleep: Albums To Nod Off To (In A Good Way)

An Explanation To Podcast Listeners: An Apology…

The Vinyl Countdown # 511

Five Songs For Friday: 18 – Songs From The Week That Was

Poem: Broken. English

Not Just Greasy Kids Stuff*: Music For Kids That Adults Dig - and Adult Music That's Suitable For Children

Short Story: It Is Always 3am

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 78 - Roy Phillips

Midnight Oil: An Appreciation (& Expectation)

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? – A Hypothetical: What Musician Would You Invite To A Meal?

Poem: Archie Bunker's place

Punk This! And Up Yours: Ten Important Punk Albums In My Life

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 176 The Record Covers

The Vinyl Countdown # 512

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 6: Joan Baez – “Joan Baez”

Lincoln Barr: Trembling Frames

This Is Not A Love Song (List):

The Stone Roses: Overrated and Is This The End of The Third Coming?

The Vinyl Countdown # 513

Poem: Metaphoar!!

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 5: Sarah Vaughan and Her Trio – “At Mister Kelly's”

That Time I Spent ‘A Night In With the feelers’

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 77 - Steve Garden

My Life In Seven Songs

The Vinyl Countdown # 514

David Haney: Stix and Stones - Piano And Drum Duets

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 4: Ramblin' Jack Elliott – “Jack Takes The Floor”

Bob James & Nancy Stagnitta: In The Chapel In The Moonlight

Into The Forest: DVD

The Vinyl Countdown # 515

Norman Meehan: New Zealand Jazz Life

Short Story: Dream’n’ Away

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 175 Epidural

Stubs: #206 – Sting & Peter Gabriel, Seattle, USA, 2016

The Vinyl Countdown # 516

Being Charlie: DVD

DJ Setlist: San Fran, Spines Epidural Album Release, Friday, August 11, 2017

Jon Ronson: The Butterfly Effect

The Vinyl Countdown # 517

Five Songs For Friday: 17 – (New and Old) Favourite Instrumentals

Steve Vai: Modern Primitive

Poem: slow

The Vinyl Countdown # 518

Southern Fork Americana Fest 2017: Auckland 7-15 October

Ariel Leve: An Abbreviated Life - A Memoir

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 76 - Tamzin Beazley

Marky Ramone’s Blitzkreig: NZ Tour (Nov/Dec, 2017)

R.I.P. Glen Campbell

The Vinyl Countdown # 519

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 3: Tito Puente – “Dance Mania Vol.1”

GZA: NZ Tour (Nov, 2017)

Skjold/Højensgård Project (feat. Tyshawn Sorey): Human Maybe EP

The Vinyl Countdown # 520

Short Story: Not The Greatest Defense

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 174 Maraetotara Falls

DVD Review: SING – Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 5)

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 2: Machito – “Kenya”

A Bad Gig Can Kill Your Love of Good Music: Time Is The Healer – You Can Find Your Way Back…

The Vinyl Countdown # 521

Short Story: Joan of Archetype

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 1: Fats Domino – "This Is Fats!"

Poem: The Profound Futility of Futile Profundity

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 75 - Gaylene Preston

The Vinyl Countdown # 522

The 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die Challenge: You Gotta Have Goals...Or Else You End Up With This As Your Goal

The Bads: Losing Heroes

Playlist: She-Bop 2 – The Best Tunes From The Best Women In Music (DJ Set)

My Year With Helen: Film

The Vinyl Countdown # 523

Digests: Album Reviews from 2017’s Second Quarter

Short Story: My Westside Story

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 173 Legal Highs and Lows – Part Two

Swagger of Thieves: Film

The Vinyl Countdown # 524

Poem: A Handed-Down Truth

Clown Day # 2

DJ Setlist: She-Bop 2 – The Best Tunes From The Best Women in Music, San Fran, Friday, July 28, 2017

Song Premiere: When Night Returns by Aleister j. Campbell

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 74 - Melody Thomas

The Vinyl Countdown # 525

The Songs of Randy Newman: (Part 1)

Poem: Hart and Soul

Playlist: She-Bop (DJ Set)

Big Country: NZ Tour (March, 2018)

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 172 There Goes The View

The Vinyl Countdown # 526

Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols): NZ Tour (Nov 2017)

Earthen Sea: An Act of Love

Los Straitjackets: What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Los Straitjackets

Short Story: Arginase

The Vinyl Countdown # 527

Stubs: #205 – Roald Dahl's Dirty Beasts & Other Stories, Wellington, 2015

Sean L Maloney: The Modern Lovers' The Modern Lovers (33 1/3)

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 73 - Janna Lapidus Leblanc

The Vinyl Countdown # 528

The Beach Boys: 1967 - Sunshine Tomorrow

Poem: worldview

Andrew McCarron: Light Come Shining - The Transformations of Bob Dylan

Bill Direen - A Memory of Others: Film

She-Bop 2 –The Best Tunes From The Best Women in Music: DJ Set

The Vinyl Countdown # 529

Poem: John Coltrane Is Dead And I Am Alive And What – If Anything – Am I Doing About THAT?!

Taj Mahal/Keb Mo: TajMo

Courtney Marie Andrews: Honest Life

Remembering Lou Reed's New York Album

The Vinyl Countdown # 530

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 171 The Supersane

Gig Review: Anika Moa (July 15, Wgtn) - Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 5)

Five Films That Stay With Me: Simon Ogston

Gig Review: Steve Gunn (July 14, Wgtn)

Arve Henriksen: Towards Language

Poem: In and Out

Trans Am: California Hotel

The Vinyl Countdown # 531

Short Story: My Dinner With Havelock North – Part Two

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 72 - Holly Walker

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble

V/A: Mavis Staples – I’ll Take You There: An All-Star Concert Celebration

The Vinyl Countdown # 532

Joan Didion: South and West

Poem: Look After # 1

“Keeping It Interesting Is No Issue”: On Steve Gunn Finding His Voice/s

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 170 On A Daily Basis

The Vinyl Countdown # 533

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 71 - Norman Meehan

Five Songs For Friday: # 16 – Brand New Music From Old, Old Favourites

Chuck Johnson: Balsams

Here He Goes Again – David Coverdale of Whitesnake: An Interview by ‘Mark Reid’

Noah Van Sciver: Fante Bukowski Two

The Vinyl Countdown # 534

Poem: Hijrah

R.I.P. John Blackwell Jr.

DeJohnette/Grenadier/Medeski/Scofield: Hudson

WEED: Theatre

The Vinyl Countdown # 535

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 169 Sex Can Be Sad

I Hate The Fuckin’ Eagles!

Poem: Over Draft

Dan Brodie: Lost Not Found

Frank Sinatra: Baby Blue Eyes

From The Archives: The Tony Joe White Interview

Short Story: We MUST Be The EGGS

Nobody Speak - Trials of the Free Press: Film

The Vinyl Countdown # 536

Gris-de-Lin: The Kick (ep)

Five Songs For Friday: # 15 – Enduring Favourites, Revisiting Legends…

Poem: Cesura

WWE Wrestlemania Monday: DVD

Pledging His Time: Help Darren Watson to Make His Solo Acoustic Record

The Vinyl Countdown # 537

Gay Talese: The Voyeur's Motel

Got Live Cos I Want It: 10 Important Live-in-Concert Albums In My Life of Listening

Poem: (note)

Jeff Tweedy: Together At Last

The Vinyl Countdown # 538

T2 Trainspotting: DVD

From The Archives: The “Weird Al” Yankovic Interview

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 70 - Rodger Fox

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 168 End In Tears

The Vinyl Countdown # 539

Prince: Purple Rain (Deluxe) [Expanded Edition]

Short Story: Peter's Sake

From The Archives: The Jennifer Batten Interview

The Vinyl Countdown # 540

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 69 - Jeremy Taylor

Short Story: Neighbourhood Fragments # 6

Ahmad Jamal: Marseille

Paul McCartney: One NZ Show (Dec, 2017)

Poem: flaming

Holly Walker: The Whole Intimate Mess

The Vinyl Countdown # 541

From The Archives: The Todd Rundgren Interview

Poem: Rickie Lee Jones

Reggae Knights: Ten Important Reggae Albums In My Life

Peter Garrett to appear at WORD Christchurch Event – Shifting Points of View: Sept 10 (2017)

The Vinyl Countdown # 542

Poem: abruptly ruptured nuptials

Janna Lapidus Leblanc: Four Years In Pictures

From The Archives: One of These Days, I’m Gonna Sit Down And Write Myself a Letter

Ray Davies: Americana

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 167 Alcohol

The Vinyl Countdown # 543

Anika Moa’s Chop Chop Hiyaa! Show To Tour NZ: July School Holidays 2017

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 68 - Colin Hogg

Salt and Fire: DVD

Gig Review: Harold López-Nussa Trio (June 11, Wgtn)

The Vinyl Countdown # 544

ZZ Top: Live - Greatest Hits From Around The World

Poem: Mike The Juggler

Gig Review: Bach Beat - Michael Houstoun & The Rodger Fox Big Band (June 11, Wgtn)

Roger Waters: Is This The Life We Really Want?

If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast: Film

The Vinyl Countdown # 545

Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie: Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie

Gig Review: The Comet Is Coming (June 10, Wgtn)

Poem: plan

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 166 Marvel Super Heroes

Glen Campbell: Adiós

The Vinyl Countdown # 546

Gig Review: Seoul Jazz - The Jac & Black String (June 10, Wgtn)

Poem: The Issues

I Am Not Your Negro: DVD

Gig Review: Dianne Reeves (June 9, Wgtn)

The Vinyl Countdown # 547

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 67 - Jeffrey Paparoa Holman

P. J. O'Rourke: How The Hell Did This Happen? - The Election of 2016

Gig Review: Bill Frisell (June 7, Wgtn)

Lionel Richie and Nile Rodgers (CHIC) to Play Two NZ Shows: Akld and ChCh (Oct, 2017)

The Vinyl Countdown # 548

Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Speech

Life, Animated: DVD

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 165 Out Back of the Bodge – Part Two

Brian Eno: The Drums Between The Bells

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 66 - Danny Mulheron

Poem: Gordian, Not

The Vinyl Countdown # 549

John Martyn: Head & Heart - The Acoustic John Martyn

Playlist: Vinyl Friday 1980s DJ Set (240611)

From The Archives: A Chat With Jamie Lidell

Pegi Young & The Survivors: Raw

Poem: Epiphanous

The Vinyl Countdown # 550

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 65 - Shelagh Magadza

Swamp Thing: Rumors & Lies

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 164 Me and the Don

Fred Stoller: Five Minutes To Kill

Kirin J. Callinan: Two NZ Shows (July, 2017)

The Vinyl Countdown # 551

Playlist: The Other 80s (DJ Set)

The Art Of Incongruity: A Chat with Daniel Ash from Bauhaus

R.I.P. Gregg Allman

Being Wooed by The Nature Boy: My Chat with Ric Flair

The Vinyl Countdown # 552

R.I.P. Denis Johnson

Poem: a youthful heart

Five Songs For Friday: # 14 – Recent Jools Holland Highlights

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 64 - Patrick Gower

Pete Yorn-Fest: An Interview From The Archives That Was Always One Of My Favourites…With A Musician Who Was Only One Of My Favourites For A Little Bit

Kickstart Her Art: Help Annabel Alpers To Make Another Album

The Vinyl Countdown # 553

Poem: The Nightwatchman

Short Story: The 7 Highly Effective Essays I Meant To Write But Decided, Instead, To Simply Turn In As Clickbait-Styled Headlines:

Down At Devil Gate Drive with Suzi Quatro: An Interview by ‘Mark Reid’

R.I.P. Mickey Roker

Me First + The Gimme Gimmes: Two NZ Shows (Oct, 2017)

Playlist: Boomshack DJ Set (180611)

A Salient Point: Gig-Going Is (Or Should Be) A Rush

Buckle Up: Ten Important Country Albums In My Life of Listening

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 163 The Electric Ballroom

Heart to Hart: 90 Minutes on the Phone with Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart

Poem: Of Mouse & Man

Cynan Jones: The Cove

From The Archives: Midnight Motor Racing

Poem: Ballad In Plain D(efence)

The Vinyl Countdown # 554

The Pulitzer at 100: Film

Five Songs For Friday: # 13 – Evening Mope

Ministry: NZ Tour (Sept 2017)

Poem: Even When I Dream

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 63 - DJ Bill E

Aldous Harding: Party

Control: When An Old Anton Corbijn Interview Gets Chopped And Screwed For Somebody Else’s Mixtape Of An Article

The Comet Is Coming: Death To The Planet (ep)

Poem: Under Construction

The Vinyl Countdown # 555

Stubs: #204 – The Winery Tour, Wellington, 2017

Tiny Ruins: Winter Tour (June/July/Aug 2017)

Don Bryant: Don't Give Up On Love

The Vinyl Countdown # 556

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 162 The Steroid Guys

Finn Andrews (The Veils): Two Solo Shows (June, 2017)

Poem: The Best

One Of Those Silly ‘Never Quite Covers It’ Lists: Some of The World’s Best Bass Players…

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The Vinyl Countdown # 558

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm: Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm

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Old Interview Haunts: Old Interviews Haunt

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Write On: Aiming To Keep Going

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Virginia Hanlon Grohl: From Cradle To Stage

Whitney, Can I Be Me: Film

Maya Angelou's One And Only Record: The Fabulous Miss Calypso

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Into Orbit: Unearthing

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Hand To God: Theatre

Poem: The Beginning of Music Writing*

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The Vinyl Countdown # 559

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Thomas Oliver: Floating In The Darkness

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 60 - Miranda Harcourt

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The Vinyl Countdown # 560

Poem: Hollow Pillow Talk

Taking The Power Back: Ten of the Most Important Hip-Hop Albums in my Life

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The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 159 The Braille Guys

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Katey Sagal: Grace Notes - My Recollections

The Vinyl Countdown # 561

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 59 - Nik Jarvie-Waldrom

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Slipping Away: Great Album Closers From The Rolling Stones

Poem: Measured

R.I.P. Allan Holdsworth

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 158 Hawker Street

Overblown, Overbooked, Terrible Ideas: The 19Graties

Songs of Her Life, Songs For My Life: The Great Songs of Suzanne Vega

Time/Place - Age/Stage: What The Heck Happened To Lenny Kravitz?

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Sweetman Podcast: Episode 58 - Lyndee-Jane Rutherford

Bob Marley & Me: Finding My Way To Marley and Then Back In Again

Driving in America: A Soundtrack For Your Voyage(s) in The United States

Poem: A Part Of The Industry of Human Happiness

I Am A Carpenters Fan: To Be Born Again

Phil Judd: UniQue

Joe Pug: Two NZ Shows (July, 2017)

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 157 Liner Notes

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The Deal: Playing Live is The Real Test

The State of Play: Fame Goes, Music Remains…

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Kitsch or Classic: What is Your Favourite 1980s Soundtrack Album?

Record Store Day 2017: Southbound Records

News of the World: My Favourite Album by Queen

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Sweetman Podcast: Episode 57 - Myele Manzanza

Gimme Danger: DVD

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Soundwalk Collective: Killer Road

Smurfs - The Lost Village: Film

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Trading: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Donny Hathaway Live: One Of My All-Time Favourite Records…A Masterpiece…

The Best Guitarist in The World: # 13 – Bert Jansch

WWE: Wrestlemania 33

In & Out: My Understanding of The Doors

The Vinyl Countdown # 562

Short Story: Cave Dwelling

Bad Santa 2: DVD

Maria Bamford: 20%

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 156 Three Years of Weeks

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Framing Vinyl: The LP Cover as Artwork

Johnny Cash: Forever Words - The Unknown Poems

Gemma Ray: NZ Tour (May, 2017)

We Need To Talk About Classical Music…Because We Never Have: Our Introduction To Classical Music

The Second Best Guns N’ Roses Album: “The Spaghetti Incident?”

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The Vinyl Countdown # 563

Five Songs For Friday: # 10 – Remembering Old Favourite albums

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 56 - Paul McLaney

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The Best Covers Album: She Loves You by Twilight Singers

The Sad Story of Bob Welch: Fleetwood Mac’s Most Undervalued Member

WWE: Brock Lesnar - Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat: DVD

To Hear Old Favourites Anew: Five Albums I’d Love To Hear Again For The First Time

Cat Stevens: Three NZ Shows (Dec, 2017)

Drummers You Just Can’t Beat: # 17 – Levon Helm

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The Vinyl Countdown # 564

Rod Stewart: The Magic Years

Songs About Other Songs: What Are Your Favourites?

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 155 Linz

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The Vinyl Countdown # 565

Short Story: Discovering (My) Duality

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Post 'Some' Bills: The Gig Posters You've Saved...Or Wish You Had Saved...

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The Chills: NZ Tour Preview 2017

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 55 - Riki Gooch

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The Vinyl Countdown # 566

This Be The Perverse: Just For Larks

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Five Songs For Friday: # 9 – The Greatest Music In The World

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Authors I Admire: # 15 Ernest Hemingway

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The Forgotten Antecedents: The Ones Where Fame Got Away…

Short Story: Wires Crossed

Record Store Day 2017: List of Special Releases

Daniel’s Curse: You Do Not Listen To The Artist’s Music On The Day Of The Gig!

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Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame

David Bowie's Most Underrated Album: 1. Outside

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Alison Moyet To Play Three NZ Shows: World Tour (Oct, 2017)

Bob Dylan’s New Morning: One Of My Favourite Dylan Albums

Thundercat: Drunk

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The Greatest Music In The World: DJ Set (Fri 24/3/17)

Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Black Stabat Mater

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The Maestro Morricone: Sixty Years of Glorious Music-Making

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 154 Hail Hail Rock And Roll

Conspiracy: DVD

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The Vinyl Countdown # 567

Five Songs For Friday: # 8 – Recent Finds and Reminders; Things I’ve Been Appreciating…

Jesca Hoop: Memories Are Now

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Playlist: A Good Night In

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The Vinyl Countdown # 568

The Hurt Business: DVD

Non-Redemption Songs: A Bob Each Way

I Paid To Get In: I’ll Talk If I Want…

Head Like A Hole to Re-Release and Tour 13: NZ Tour (May, 2017)

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The Vinyl Countdown # 569

Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 153 Homeless

Dave Dobbyn – A Slice of Heaven: 40 Years of Hits Tour (April, 2017)

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Myele Manzanza: OnePointOne (Live at the Blue Whale)

Songs Sung Blue: Everybody Knows One…

Revisitation Writes: Prince’s Controversy

The Vinyl Countdown # 571

Stubs: #202 – Joan Baez, Wellington, 2015

Wellington Jazz Festival: 7-11 June 2017

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Grandaddy: Last Place

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The Vinyl Countdown # 572

Nadia Reid: Preservation

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The Vinyl Countdown # 573

Five Films That Stay With Me: DJ T-Rock

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The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 152 On a Need to Know Basis

Willie Nelson: Summertime - Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin

The Vinyl Countdown # 574

Cold Sweat Music: Ghastly-Wonderful Stuff…

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A Bunch of Rumours: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours

The Vinyl Countdown # 575

Poem: Oh Lorde It's Hard To Be Humble

The Nudge: Dark Arts

Playlist: Nice-and-Easy

David Binney: The Time Verses

The Vinyl Countdown # 576

Stubs: #201 – Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, USA, 2016

The Undertones: Two NZ Shows – First Time Ever in NZ! (July, 2017)

Royksopp’s Melody A.M. and their Late Night Tales: Late Night Driving Favourites

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Ghost Town: Sky Is Falling

The Music of Talking Heads: A Perfect Set of Worlds

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 52 - Emily Writes (Again!)

Revisiting Tapestry: Carole King’s Masterpiece

Stubs: #200 – Bug Lab, Te Papa, Wellington, 2017

Buzzcocks: A Great Singles Band

Authors I Admire: # 14 Nik Cohn

No Exit Strategy: Writing Through It

Emily Writes: Rants In The Dark

The Voice Is Gone, Man: When Singers Can No Longer Sing

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 151 Good Sunday

Three Days: One Album

Eight Simple Rules For Getting Reviewed: Advice To First-Album Makers

The Vinyl Countdown # 577

Owed to Collecting: An Ode To Collecting

Old, White and Soulless: Rockist, Sexist Tales of Debuachery, Depravity and Stupidity

La La Land: Film

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The Vinyl Countdown # 578

This Album Is Awful! - I Love It!

Picking The Right Time To Leave: When Leaving A Gig Early Goes Wrong

I Am Woman: Hear Me - RAW

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 51 - David Long

The Vinyl Countdown # 579

One Song To Make You Late: A Song Like No Other

Maggie Rogers: Now That The Light Is Fading (ep)

Hating The Pogues: An Appreciation of The Pogues

Jon Toogood – Solo Acoustic: NZ Tour (April, 2017)

The Vinyl Countdown # 580

Five Albums From 1995: The Year I Left Home

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The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 150 Out Back of the Bodge

Mr Can Be Wrong: My Fleeting Time As A Spin Doctors ‘Fan’

The Vinyl Countdown # 581

A Question For Those (Still) With A CD Collection: What’s Your Best Bonus Disc?

Short Story: When We're Dreamin'

Poem: Horse Latitudes

Tour Announcement: Midnight Oil - The Great Circle Tour

Ryan Adams: Prisoner

The Vinyl Countdown # 582

On Ram: Ram On

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Nick Bollinger: Goneville

The Vinyl Countdown # 583

Short Story: Once Upon A Time

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Sweetman Podcast: Episode 50 - Sharon O'Neill

Lion: Film

The Vinyl Countdown # 584

WWE: Elimination Chamber 2017

Valentine’s Day Topic – Why Not, Eh? So: What Love Songs Do You Love?

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The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 149 The First Nambassa

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The Vinyl Countdown # 585

Remembering Bruno: My Bruno Lawrence Story

Poem: The Invisible Mire

The Velvet Underground's Loaded: Loaded/Fully Loaded, 45 Years On And Still Going...

The Vinyl Countdown # 586

Stubs: #199 – Robbie Williams, Wellington, 2015

Five Songs For Friday: # 7 – Check Your Neck/s

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 49 - Paul Ubana Jones

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Tony Joe White: Rain Crow

Randy Newman: The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3

The Vinyl Countdown # 587

Poem: Cruelty

Aerosmith: Awful!

Gig Review: Under A Starry Sky (February 4, Havelock North)

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 148 The Album

Black Sabbath's Paranoid and The Blueprint for Heavy Metal: How Black Is Your Sabbath?

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 48 - James Robinson

The Flaming Lips: Oczy Mlody

WWE: Royal Rumble 2017

Poem: Telegraphed Hearts

Lou Reed’s Mistrial: The Starting Point

Sleater-Kinney: Live In Paris

Be Afraid…Be Very Afraid…It’s The Double Live Album

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 147 The Terrace - Part One

The Vinyl Countdown # 588

DJ Setlist: She Bop – All The Best Tunes From The Best Women Making Pop Music, San Fran, Friday, January 27, 2017

Five Songs For Friday: # 6 – Five Female Artists With Songs That Made Me Go 'Wow'

“…Supposedly He’s The Nicest Guy…”

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 47 - Debbie Harwood

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The Vinyl Countdown # 589

She-Bop – All The Best Tunes From The Best Women Making Pop Music: DJ Set

The Start of the San Fran Sound: The West Coast Bay Area Hippie-Dippie 1960s

CCR: Keepin’ On Chooglin’ With Creedence Clearwater Revival Revisited

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Playlist: The Great Kiwi BBQ 2016/17

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 146 Hillcrest Normal

Poem: The Interloper’s Scope

Your Worst Song In The World: The One Song Above All Others That Makes Your Toes Curl

The Vinyl Countdown # 590

Split Enz: Our Greatest Band

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 46 - Victoria Kelly

Alistair’s Music (and everybody’s)

Field Music (Measure): A Work of Genius

The Vinyl Countdown # 591

Gig Review: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (January 17, Wgtn)

Come Back Garageland: All Is Forgiven

Remembering Robert Cray’s Bad Influence: A Sentimental Favourite From A Class Act

Aretha Franklin’s First 12 Sides: You Have To Hear Them

Setting Up The Story Within The Song: What Is Your Favourite Opening Line?

Brian Eno: Reflection

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 145 Recording Rachel

The Vinyl Countdown # 592

Plugging Back In To Nirvana: Revisiting MTV Unplugged In New York

Pick Just One Song: Your Greatest Hit?

Clampdown: I’m So Bored With The Clash

Hejira: My Infatuation With That Album…

In-Yr-End-O: Come Again? – The Frank And Filthy Song Lyrics Hiding in Plain Sight Deep Inside Your Favourite Pop Songs

The First Five: What Were The First Albums You Ever Owned?

Short Story: The Shining

J Dilla: Jay Dee's Ma Dukes Collection

One Hit Wonders: Your Best and Worst?

Revisiting PJ Harvey’s Masterpiece: Let England Shake

Poem: Cyclical

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 45 - Dean Hewison

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 144 Spines Practice

DJ Setlist: Bowie’s Birthday Bash – Tribute to David Bowie on his 70th Birthday, San Fran, Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Albums With Sad Songs ‘Say So Much’: What Are Your Favourite “Sad” Albums?

The Vinyl Countdown # 593

Banding Together By Branding Together: On Band T-Shirts

Dire Straits by Dire Straits: That Fantastic Debut

How Hip-Hop Got Its Various Starts: A Wee Intro Rap…

Game. Set. List/s: From The Ephemera Files/Piles…

Movies of My Life # 14: The Blues Brothers

The Crush of Love: Musical Crushes

To Her Door: A Favourite (Ever) Song Lyric

John Cale: Leading From The Fringe

Fergus & Geronimo: Revisiting Unlearn

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David Bowie’s 70th Birthday: DJ sets at the San Fran, Sunday, January 8, 2017

TISM: This Is Serious (Mum)

The Vinyl Countdown # 594

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 143 Frida – Part Two