Sitemap - 2018 - Sounds Good!

2018: My Year in Review

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 115: Dwight Yoakam – “Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room”

Springsteen On Broadway: Film

The Vinyl Countdown # 346

DJ Setlist: San Fran presents Summer Sounds with Simon Sweetman, December 28, 2018

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 148 – Joan Baez

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 114: Happy Mondays – “Bummed”

The Vinyl Countdown # 347

Poem: Date Scone

Eric Clapton: Happy Xmas

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 113: Fishbone – “Truth and Soul”

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 147 – Tom Scott (Avantdale Bowling Club)

Parker Posey: You’re On An Airplane

The Vinyl Countdown # 348

Poem: one new year's eve

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 112: The Triffids – “Calenture”

Gig Review: Living Colour (December 13; Wgtn)

The Vinyl Countdown # 349

Summer Sounds with Simon Sweetman: DJ Set (Friday, Dec. 28, 2018)

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 111: Napalm Death – “Scum”

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 146 – Harry Lyon

The Vinyl Countdown # 350

RNZ Reviews: December 2018

Poem: muscle-memory

Bryan Ferry and his Orchestra: Bitter-Sweet

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 110: Laibach – “Opus Dei”

The Vinyl Countdown # 351

Avantdale Bowling Club: Avantdale Bowling Club

Poem: Theophanes Blues

Michael Diamond/Adam Horovitz: Beastie Boys Book

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 109: Anthrax– “Among The Living”

The Vinyl Countdown # 352

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 208 Pete Shelley

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 145 – Freeman White

Gig Review: Orchestra Wellington NEW WORLD (December 1, Wgtn)

Poem: I Wish This Interminability Would End

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 108: Bad Brains– “I Against I”

The Breaker Upperers: DVD

Poem: Mark Knopfler Called My House One Time

The Vinyl Countdown # 353

Movies of My Life # 16: The Compleat Beatles

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 107: Nanci Griffith – “The Last of the True Believers”

Natalie Prass: The Future And The Past

The Vinyl Countdown # 354

Alejandro Escovedo: The Crossing

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 106: Scritti Politti– “Cupid & Psyche 85”

Poem: Let Me Entertain You

The Vinyl Countdown # 355

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Cover Girl (December 3)

Patrick Melrose: DVD

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 105: Big Black– “Atomizer”

The Vinyl Countdown # 356

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 144 – Reb Fountain

RNZ Feature: The Music of George Harrison

Mary Lattimore: Hundreds of Days

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 104: The Mekons – “Fear and Whiskey”

Roger Kellaway Trio: New Standards Vol. 3

The Vinyl Countdown # 357

Poem: sjw

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 103: Abdullah Ibrahim – “Water From An Ancient Well”

RNZ Reviews: November 2018


Wellington Film Society: Preview – After The Storm (November 26)

Poem: Form Fitting

The Vinyl Countdown # 358

Neneh Cherry: Broken Politics

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 143 – Chris Wilson (Gold Medal Famous)

Sandy Mill: A Piece of Me (ep)

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 102: Youssou N'Dour – “Immigrés”

Poem: A Ham Sandwich Walks Into A Bar…

The Vinyl Countdown # 359

Puss in Boots – The Pantomime: Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 7)

Tour Announcement: Alejandro Escovedo To Tour NZ for the First Time! (March, 2019)

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 101: Minor Threat – “Out of Step”

The Vinyl Countdown # 360

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 142 – Bronwyn Turei

Poem: Cunt Hunt

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 100: Cocteau Twins – “Treasure”

Rosanne Cash: She Remembers Everything

DVD Review: Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle – Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 7)

Short Story: Sit Down Young Stranger

Wellington Film Society: Preview – The Selfish Giant (November 12)

The Vinyl Countdown # 361

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 141 – Gerry Paul

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 99: Echo & The Bunnymen – “Porcupine”

Poem: The Appearance of Disappearance

The Vinyl Countdown # 362

Lit-Sync For Your Life: LitCrawl 2018

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 98: Hanoi Rocks – “Back to Mystery City”

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Fireworks Wednesday [Chaharshanbe-soori] (November 5)

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 140 – Sandy Mill

Poem: We Bonded Over Sonny Rollins and Faith No More And Lenny Kravitz And So Much More

Ralph Towner: My Foolish Heart

The Vinyl Countdown # 363

Poem: Fieldtrip

Greta Van Fleet: Anthem Of The Peaceful Army

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Daughters of Darkness (October 29)

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 97: The Associates – “Sulk”

The Vinyl Countdown # 364

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 139 – Claire and Andrew talk LitCrawl 2018

St. Vincent: MassEducation

The Mountain Goats: Hex of Infinite Binding EP

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 96: Venom – “Black Metal”

The Vinyl Countdown # 365

Even More Talking about Dancing about Architecture

Steel House: Steel House

Gig Review: Steve Gadd, James Carter & The Rodger Fox Big Band (October 17; Palmerston North)

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 138 – Ross Jolly

RNZ Feature: Steve Gadd

Connan Mockasin: Jassbusters

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 95: The Birthday Party – “Junkyard”

Anika Moa: Anika Moa

The Vinyl Countdown # 366

RNZ Reviews: October 2018

Eminem to play Wellington: One NZ Show Only

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 94: Orange Juice – “Rip It Up”

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Neon Bull [Boi Neon] (October 15)

Poem: The Great Divide

I Feel Pretty: DVD

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 137 – Mary McCallum

The Vinyl Countdown # 367

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 93: Haircut One Hundred – “Pelican West ”

Stubs: # 221 – Faith No More, Wellington, 1995

Rodger Fox Big Band: Hipwalk

Harry Lyon: To The Sea

RNZ Feature: Music-related novels

Poem: lovesong

Wellington Film Society: Preview – China's Van Goghs (October 8)

The Vinyl Countdown # 368

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 136 – Jesse Mulligan

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 92: Madness - “The Rise & Fall”

Jo Meares: Back To The World

The Vinyl Countdown # 369

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Mustang (October 1)

Litcrawl 2018: Program Announced

RNZ Reviews: September 2018

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 135 – Rhian Sheehan Divides The Quiet

Cold Irons Bound: Don’t Lose Your Mind

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 91: ABBA – “The Visitors”

The Vinyl Countdown # 370

Poem: close enough for truth

Wellington Film Society: Preview – After The Curfew/Lewat Djam Malam (September 24)

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 90: The Psychedelic Furs - “Talk Talk Talk”

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 134 – Dianne Swann

Tony Bennett & Diana Krall: Love Is Here To Stay

Aphex Twin: Collapse EP

The Vinyl Countdown # 371

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 89: X – “Wild Gift”

RNZ Reviews: August 2018

Poem: How To Beat Poetry!

WWE Money In The Bank 2018: DVD

Hildur Guðnadóttir & Jóhann Jóhannsson: Mary Magdalene [OST]

The Vinyl Countdown # 372

Poem: The Flat On The Terrace

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 88: Soft Cell – “Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret”

Paul McCartney: Egypt Station

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Paris, Texas (September 17)

The Vinyl Countdown # 373

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 133 – Martyn Pepperell

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 87: The Go-Go’s – “Beauty And The Beat”

Blicher Hemmer Gadd: Omara

The Vinyl Countdown # 374

Poem: ISO

Paul Simon: In The Blue Light

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 86: Heaven 17 – “Penthouse and Pavement”

No Holiday: On The Decision Around Having “Another”

The Vinyl Countdown # 375

Swing Out Sister: Almost Persuaded

Kristin Hersh: Nerve Endings - Selected Lyrics

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Santi-Vina (September 10)

Poem: Name-Drop...What A Cock!

The Vinyl Countdown # 376

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 132 – Peter Black

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 85: Siouxsie and the Banshees – “Juju”

M. Ward: What A Wonderful Industry

Lo Carmen: Lovers Dreamers Fighters

The Vinyl Countdown # 377

Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour

Poem: decade

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Tangerine (September 3)

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 84: The Teardrop Explodes – “Kilimanjaro”

RNZ Reviews: Bob Dylan Gig Review (August, 2018)

The Vinyl Countdown # 378

Five Songs For Friday: 26 – Chet Baker

The Necks: Unfold

DVD Review: Coco – Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 6)

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 131 – Emily Writes (About Her Life!)

Poem: full fathom five (someday i’ll lie)

Gig Review: Bob Dylan (August 26; Akld)

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Manila In The Claws of Light (August 27)

What Happened To Monday: DVD

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 130 – Bill Manhire

Poem: Agitation Aggregation

The Vinyl Countdown # 379

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 83: The Undertones – “Hypnotised”

R.I.P. Spencer P. Jones

Poem: All The Vestiges of the Incommensurable Nomenclature

Ezra Furman: Lou Reed's Transformer (33 1/3)

The Vinyl Countdown # 380

Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno: Finding Shore

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 82: The Soft Boys – “Underwater Moonlight”

A Vinyl Affair - Record Fair: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 129 – Suzanne Vega

The Vinyl Countdown # 381

Playlist: Bob Dylan Aussie Tour 2018

John Carpenter: Anthology - Movie Themes 1974-1998

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Baden Baden (August 20)

Poem: John Prine Showed Me His Pussy On Instagram

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 81: The Cramps – “Songs The Lord Taught Us”

Peter Perrett: How The West Was Won

The Vinyl Countdown # 382

Poem: Two Badges

Shannon Shaw: Shannon in Nashville

Gig Review: Suzanne Vega (August 8, Wgtn)

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 128 – Chris Familton

Nikka Costa: Nikka & Strings - Underneath and in Between

Film Preview: The Man From Mo’Wax – Exclusive NZ Screening & Afterparty (Wgtn/Akld)

The Vinyl Countdown # 383

DVD Review: Sarah & Duck (Lots of Shallots and other stories) – Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 6)

Hawke's Bay Arts Festival 2018

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 80: The Damned – “Machine Gun Etiquette”

Oneohtrix Point Never: Age Of

DVD Review: Beauty & The Beast – Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 6)

The Vinyl Countdown # 384

Tom Fogerty: Excalibur [Reissue]

Midnight Oil - 1984: Film


The 1001 Albums Challenge # 79: Japan – “Quiet Life”

Film Review: Hotel Transylvania 3 – Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 6)

Underworld & Iggy Pop: Teatime Dub Encounters

The Vinyl Countdown # 385

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band: Body and Shadow

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 127 – Ray Ahipene-Mercer

Walter “Wolfman” Washington: My Future Is My Past

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 78: Chic – “Risqué”

The Vinyl Countdown # 386

Roger Eno: Dust of Stars

Gig Review: Suzanne Vega (July 28, Sydney)

Poem: The Writer

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 77: Holger Czukay – “Movie!"

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 126 – Helen Heath

The Vinyl Countdown # 387

Shannon & The Clams: Onion

Poem: Sedimentary

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 76: Sister Sledge - "We Are Family"

Book Preview: Is It Bedtime Yet? – by Emily Writes and Friends

The Vinyl Countdown # 388

RNZ Reviews: June 2018

Al Fraser / Phil Boniface: Ponguru

Nathan Salsburg: Third

Wellington Film Society: Preview – L’Inhumaine [The Inhuman Woman] (July 23)

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 75: Siouxsie and the Banshees – “The Scream”

The Vinyl Countdown # 389

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 125 – Russell Self

Joan Osborne: Songs of Bob Dylan

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Fidelio: Alice's Journey (July 16)

Doug Clifford: Doug “Cosmo” Clifford [Reissue]

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 124 - Bill Direen

The Vinyl Countdown # 390

Songs For Nobodies: Theatre

Short Story: Neighbourhood Fragments # 8

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 74: Chic – “C'est Chic”

Poem: Poems

The Vinyl Countdown # 391

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Young Torless (July 9)

Poem: True Stories

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 123 - Ali Harper

Ray Davies: Our Country - Americana Act II

Anna Burch: Quit The Curse

The Vinyl Countdown # 392

Grace Jones - Bloodlight and Bami: DVD

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 73: The Saints – “Eternally Yours”

Yeahyeahabsolutelynoway!: Ah..

The Vinyl Countdown # 393

Bill Direen: Mean Time - EP

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 72: Willie Colón & Rubén Blades – "Siembra"

Poem: I Met Athol Guy.

Skinny Hobos: Skinny Hobos

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Les Cowboys (July 2)

Playlist: Here’s What Bob Dylan Will Probably Play in Auckland and Christchurch in August 2018

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 122 - Pip Adam

The Vinyl Countdown # 394

Erin Cole-Baker: Till The Feeling's Right

The Disappointments: The Disappointments

Poem: The Meeting With The Supervisor

Ebo Taylor: Yen Ara

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 71: Buzzcocks – “Another Music In A Different Kitchen”

Angelique Kidjo: Remain In Light

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Gilda (June 25)

The Vinyl Countdown # 395

Sweetman Podcast Turns Three: Thank You To All!

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 70: Throbbing Gristle – “D.o.A: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle”

Poem: Liminality

Venetian Snares/Daniel Lanois: Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois

The Vinyl Countdown # 396

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 121 - Barry Saunders

Marcelo Zarvos: Z - The Beginning of Everything [OST]

Stuart A. Staples: Arrhythmia

Poem: Walking The Dog

The Vinyl Countdown # 397

Mali Mali: Azimuth

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 69: Magazine – “Real Life”

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: Live at KEXP!

Poem: There’s Work To Be Done

The Vinyl Countdown # 398

The Beach Boys: The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

RNZ Reviews: May 2018

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 68: The Adverts – “Crossing the Red Sea with The Adverts”

Mazzy Star: Still EP

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Of Horse And Men (June 18)

The Vinyl Countdown # 399

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 120 - Sam Cutler

Poem: Convalescence

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 67: Ian Dury – “New Boots and Panties!!”

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 207 One Day In The Life

Suzanne Vega to Play Two NZ Shows: August 2018

Gig Review: Chris Dave & The Drumhedz (June 10, Wgtn)

The Vinyl Countdown # 400

Writers on Mondays: July-October 2018

Death And The Maiden: Wisteria

A Vinyl Affair’s Pop-Up Record Fair: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Gig Review: John Beasley’s MONK’estra (June 9, Wgtn)

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 66: Suicide– “Suicide”

James Rhodes: Fire On All Sides

The Vinyl Countdown # 401

Poem: Love Song

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 119 - Sarah Bradley

Gig Review: Christian McBride's New Jawn (June 6, Wgtn)

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Seconds (June 11)

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 65: The Stranglers – “Rattus Norvegicus”

The Vinyl Countdown # 402

V/A: Graceland - The Remixes

Nils Frahm: Encores 1 [EP]

Poem: Word of The Day

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 64: Weather Report – “Heavy Weather”

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 118 - Chris Tse

Link Wray: Link Wray [Reissue]

Poem: Dylan Wrote Infidels When He Was 42

Emily Fairlight: Mother of Gloom

The Vinyl Countdown # 403

Playlist: Random Record Crate # 23

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 63: Penguin Café Orchestra – “Music From The Penguin Cafe”

Moby: Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt

CZARFACE & MF Doom: Czarface Meets Metal Face

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Alphaville (May 28)

Madison McFerrin: Finding Foundations, Vol. II (ep)

Short Story: Verb Ate Him

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 117 - Emily Fairlight

The Vinyl Countdown # 404

Short Story: Exit Music (For A Hotel)

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 62: Jorge Ben – “África Brasil”

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 206 Split Enz

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Only Angels Have Wings (May 21)

The Vinyl Countdown # 405

Poem: Quotient

An Evening with Sam Cutler: Film Screening and Q&A

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 116 - Mark Cubey

Melvins: Pinkus Abortion Technician

Problems: Theatre

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 61: Rush – “2112”

The Vinyl Countdown # 406

John Oates: Arkansas

Tour Announcement: Bob Dylan to play TWO NZ Shows (August, 2018)

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Wild (May 14)

RNZ Feature: Whistling

Poem: Ascending Inertia

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 60: Earth, Wind & Fire – “That’s The Way Of The World”

To Be Or Not To Be: Film

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 115 - Fane Flaws

Kody Nielson: Birthday Suite

Film Preview: Swagger of Thieves

Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco: You're Driving Me Crazy

Comedy Festival: Rhian Wood-Hill (Cavern Club, Wgtn)

Poem: Old Haunts

The Vinyl Countdown # 407

Mermaids: Film

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 59: Dion – “Born To Be With You”

Roy Buchanan: Telemaster Live in '75

Five Albums I’m Loving Right Now: Anna van der Leij

Poem: Memory

Lucy Dacus: Historian

The Vinyl Countdown # 408

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 58: Burning Spear – “Marcus Garvey”

Leon Bridges: Good Thing

We Need To Not Talk About Muse (Again)

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Le Quattro Volte (May 7)

Sunny War: With The Sun

Poem: Rocks Off

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 114 - Roy Brown

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 57: The Dictators – “Go Girl Crazy!”

No More Comments on Off The Tracks

Neil Young: ROXY - Tonight's The Night Live

The Nightwatchman Clicks His Flashlight: On Jon McLeary’s Double Century of Ghost Posts

The Vinyl Countdown # 409

Luna: A Sentimental Education

Poem: Tight Connection. (To The Heart).

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 205 Stop the World

Little Steven: Soulfire

John Beasley: MONK'estra, Vol. 2

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 56: 10cc – “Sheet Music

“To Katie”: The Memorabilia You Never Wanted

The Vinyl Countdown # 410

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Things To Come (April 30)

Poem: Mindfulness at Heart

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 55: Tangerine Dream – “Phaedra”

His Evolution Was Never Televised: The Anger and Poetry of Gil Scott-Heron

Snowpoet: Thought You Knew

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 113 - Lisa Harrow

Cyndi Lauper: She’s So Unusually Great!

Poem: Simon Sweetman, This Is Your Life

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 54: Bad Company – “Bad Company”

Blowback Flashback: A Tricky Album That Is Not At All Difficult To Love

RNZ Reviews: April 2018

The Vinyl Countdown # 411

R.I.P. Bob Dorough

Brett Anderson: Coal Black Mornings

Poem: X Files

Kacy & Clayton: The Siren’s Song

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 204 The Set List

Wellington Film Society: Preview – 24 Weeks (April 23)

XTC - This Is Pop: Film

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 112 - Darren Watson on 'Too Many Millionaires'

The Vinyl Countdown # 412

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 53: The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - “Next”

Squirrel Nut Zippers: Beasts of Burgundy

Wynton Marsalis Septet: United We Sing

Poem: Terrible Things, Beautiful Melodies, Ugly Truths, Fuck You Tom Waits

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 203 Visions of JoHannah

The Hankering To Hear The Original: The Hunt, The Journey...

The Vinyl Countdown # 413

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 52: Waylon Jennings - “Honky Tonk Heroes”

Peggy Gou: Once (12" EP)

Bettye LaVette: Things Have Changed

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Mon Oncle (April 16)

The Vinyl Countdown # 414

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 51: Mott The Hoople - “Mott”

Short Story: Starting My Bucket List...

Poem: Cagey

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 111 - Gil Eva Craig

Rick-Rolling Through My Tape Collection: Remembering The Generation of Cassette Tapes

Soccer Mommy: Clean

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 50: Hawkwind – “Space Ritual”

Particle Kid: Everything Is Bullshit

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 202 The Spicks and the Specks

The Lie: Theatre


The Vinyl Countdown # 415

I Wrote The Liner Notes For Darren Watson’s New Album – Too Many Millionaires

Bill Frisell /Thomas Morgan: Small Town

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats: Groovin’ In Greaseland

Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far From Over

Eb & Sparrow: Seeing Things

Poem: Everything – Even This

The Vinyl Countdown # 416

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 49: War – “The World Is A Ghetto”

Vulfpeck: Mr Finish Line

R.I.P. Cecil Taylor

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 110 - Jeremy Taylor of Slow Boat Records talks Record Store Day

Wellington Film Society: Preview – The Adventures of Prince Achmed (April 9)

Five Of The Worst NZ Songs You’ve Had To Hear Way Too Often

The Vinyl Countdown # 417

Poem: Everyone

Switzerland: Theatre

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 48: The Temptations – “All Directions”

Stubs: # 220 – A Musical Menagerie, Wellington, 2018

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 201 Tora Tora Tora 2018

Blue: DVD

Documentary Edge Festival 2018: Programme Announced

Poem: Nights In Armour

The Vinyl Countdown # 418

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 109 - Elvis Perkins

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 47: David Ackles – “American Gothic”

At The Wake: Theatre

Todd Rundgren: White Knight

The Vinyl Countdown # 419

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 200 The Last Cigarette In The World

Albert Hammond Jr: Francis Trouble

Poem: Pique

Wellington Jazz Festival 2018: Headliners Announced

The Vinyl Countdown # 420

Paradox: Film

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 46: Milton Nascimento/ Lô Borges – “Clube Da Esquina”

Film Review: Peter Rabbit – Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 6)

Poem: Dig

Short Story: A Relative Theory on Filtering

Wellington Film Society: Preview – The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (Mon, March 26)

Neil Young + Promise of The Real: The Visitor

girlboss: Body Con

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 108 - James Buttery

Record Store Day 2018: Slow Boat Records

Poem: "Take It Away, Chris"

On: Giving Up Everything

The Vinyl Countdown # 421

RNZ Feature: Music Feuds

Get Rhythm: Best Rhythm Guitar Players

Yo La Tengo: There's A Riot Going On

Gig Review: Mechanical Ballet (March 17, Wgtn)

The Party: Film

Engine Summer: Trophy Kids

Poem: Uninspired

The Vinyl Countdown # 422

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 45: Hugh Masekela– “Home Is Where The Music Is”

Alan Brown: Composure

Wellington Film Society: Preview – Une Femme Est Une Femme (Mon, March 19)

Gig Review: Anne Sofie von Otter w/ NZSO (March 15, Wgtn)

The Vinyl Countdown # 423

Short Story: A Novel Idea...

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 44: John Prine – “John Prine”

Gig Review: Cécile McLorin Salvant & The Aaron Diehl Trio (March 13, Wgtn)

Poem: Scales of Economy

Ricky Gervais: Humanity

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 43: Gene Clark – “White Light”

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 107 - Dennis O'Brien

Poem: Fill A Stein

Gig Review: Star Wars - A New Hope In Concert w/ NZSO (March 11, Wgtn)

The Vinyl Countdown # 424

NZ Festival Writers & Readers: A C Grayling - Democracy In Crisis

David Byrne: American Utopia

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 42: Flamin’ Groovies– “Teenage Head”

NZ Festival Writers & Readers: CK Stead - In Full Stride

Marching To The Beat Of Their Own Drums: Short Interviews With Ari Hoenig, Anthony Donaldson and Dave Weckl

Short Story: Downhill # 2

NZ Festival Writers & Readers: Teju Cole – Blind Spot

Revisiting Live at Knebworth (1990)

PP Arnold to Play One NZ Show: Akld May 20, 2018

NZ Festival Writers & Readers: Francis Spufford & Elizabeth Knox Talk About God

The Vinyl Countdown # 425

Short Story: The Trope You Spoke

NZ Festival Writers & Readers: Teju Cole - Favourite Photographers

Poem: Sometimes You Kick, Sometimes You Get Kicked

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 41: Bee Gees – “Trafalgar”

NZ Festival Writers & Readers: Bloody Difficult Women

The Vinyl Countdown # 426

Dan Caine: Solace

NZ Festival Writers & Readers: Lloyd Jones - The Cage

HOME: Theatre

Poem: Reckoning With The Reckoning

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 40: Traffic – “John Barleycorn Must Die”

Wellington Film Society: Preview - The Lady From Shanghai (Mon, March 12)

Elvis Perkins: The Blackcoat's Daughter

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 106 - Andrew Fagan

Poem: Father & Son

RNZ Reviews: March 2018

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 39: Ananda Shankar – “Ananda Shankar”

The Vinyl Countdown # 427

Short Story: Randy Newman

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: Close But No Cigar

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 38: Carpenters – “Close To You”

Joan Baez: Whistle Down The Wind

Record Store Day 2018: List of Special Releases

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 199 The Show Must Go On

The Vinyl Countdown # 428

Tracey Thorn: Record

Theatre Preview: Your Heart Looks Like A Vagina

Gig Review: The Staves (March 4, Wgtn)

Becca Mancari: Good Woman

Adam Page: Promise

Playlist: A 40th Birthday DJ Set

Poem: Deferential

Gig Review: Grizzly Bear (March 3, Wgtn)

Gabrielle Union: We're Going To Need More Wine

The Vinyl Countdown # 429

Short Story: A Sort Of Homecoming

Gig Review: Mockers (March 2, Wgtn)

Badbadnotgood: Late Night Tales

Five Songs For Friday: 25 – In Celebration of the Return of The Breeders

Mica Levi: Delete Beach [OST]

Gig Review: Thundercat (March 1, Wgtn)

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 105 - Ebony Lamb (Eb & Sparrow)

The Vinyl Countdown # 430

Stubs: # 219 – Lungs, Wellington, 2016

Wellington Film Society: Preview – AGM + Fantastic Planet (Mon, Mar 5)

Poem: method

Art Garfunkel: What Is It All But Luminous

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 37: The Youngbloods – “Elephant Mountain”

Chris Rock: Tamborine

Gig Review: Arabia-Buda-Scott (February 27, Wgtn)

Poem: Humans Being

Mockers: Live At The Powerstation

The Vinyl Countdown # 431

Gig Review: Nathan Haines & Jonathan Crayford ADAGIO (February 25, Wgtn)

Teju Cole: Blind Spot

The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 198 You Will Walk

Christina P: Mother Inferior

Stubs: # 218 – L’Orchestre D’Hommes Performs Tom Waits, Wellington, 2016

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The Ghost of Electricity: War Stories by Jon McLeary # 197 Second Time Around

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Poem: Good Morning!

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The James Hunter Six: Whatever It Takes

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Win A Double Pass to the Eric Clapton Documentary – Life In 12 Bars

PP Arnold: The Turning Tide

RNZ Reviews: February 2018

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Jim Henson Retrospectacle: Wellington, April 2018

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Joshua Radin: Two NZ Shows (May, 2018)

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Richard Thompson: Acoustic Classics II

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The 1001 Albums Challenge # 27: Loretta Lynn – “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind”

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The 1001 Albums Challenge # 24: The Young Rascals – “Groovin'”

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L'Orange: The Ordinary Man

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