Sitemap - 2019 - Sounds Good!

RNZ Feature: Dave Dobbyn's Classic Trilogy of Albums

Poem: When We Woke Up To Find Out We’d Been Burgled

DJ Setlist: San Fran, Summer Sounds on the Balcony, Saturday, December 28, 2019

The Vinyl Countdown # 193

People: Get Ready – It Was 20 Years Ago Today…

Poem: The Best Teachers

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 200 - David Kilgour / Hamish Kilgour

The Vinyl Countdown # 194

Josh Rouse: The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse

Poem: The Hope Behind The Leap of Faith

Poem: As Outlined Above

Emily Riordan: Waves [EP]

The Vinyl Countdown # 195

ZZ Top: Goin' 50

Gigs I Saw in 2019

Los Lobos: Llego Navidad

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 199 - Dominic Hoey

Drummers You Just Can’t Beat: # 19 – Karen Carpenter

Poem: The Chairman of the Bored

Deep Purple: Live in Newcastle 2001

The Vinyl Countdown # 196

Hildur Guðnadóttir: Chernobyl [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 19 – Bob Dylan, “Christmas In The Heart”

Poem: no luck

Oh, Rose: While My Father Sleeps

The Vinyl Countdown # 197

José González & The String Theory: Live In Europe

Poetry at The Fringe – Sunday, 15 December, 2019

Poem: Limerick Revision

The Vinyl Countdown # 198

The Irishman: Film

Puss N Boots: Dear Santa...

Michael Chapman: True North

Poem: The Political Divide

Steely Dan: La La Land – The 1974 Los Angeles Broadcast

The Vinyl Countdown # 199

Ana Gasteyer: sugar & booze

Poem: Not A Quatrain

The Albums I Loved The Most in 2019

The Vinyl Countdown # 200

Dixon Nacey: The Edge of Chaos

Stubs: # 242 – Michael Houstoun & The Rodger Fox Big Band, Wellington, 2015

Link Wray: Link Sings Elvis

Jenny Slate: Little Weirds

Poem: One of The Secrets of The Universe

The Vinyl Countdown # 201

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 198 - Fifi Colston

WWE Getting Rowdy – The Unreleased Matches of Roddy Piper: DVD

Harry Nilsson: Losst And Founnd

Poem: Big Jobs

The Vinyl Countdown # 202

Juliana Hatfield: Weird

Gerald Cleaver and Violet Hour: Live at Firehouse 12

San Fran's Summer Sounds on the Balcony: DJ Set (28/12/19)

Poem: drawn to the hole

The Vinyl Countdown # 203

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 18 – Mick Jagger, “Primitive Cool”

Poem: For Closure

Jon Batiste: Chronology of a Dream - Live At The Village Vanguard

WWE Summerslam 2019: DVD

The Vinyl Countdown # 204

V/A: NOW That’s What I Call Yacht Rock

Guest Post: R.I.P. Rick Bryant by Chris Armour

Fresh Quotidian at Book Haven: Poets Read From Their Work (Dec 15, 2019)

The Vinyl Countdown # 205

Poem: Tight But Loose

Guest Post: “Where has this music been all my life?” On Women Composers in the 20th Century by George Henderson

RNZ Feature: The Music of Randy Newman

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 197 - Marnie Karmelita Previews 2020 NZ Festival

The Vinyl Countdown # 206

Poem: Spectrum / Divide

The Bird And The Bee: Interpreting The Masters, Volume 2 - A Tribute To Van Halen

Back To The Excellent: Wings’ Much Maligned But Brilliant Back To The Egg Album at 40

Tour Announcement: Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets to Play One NZ Show (Feb, 2020)

The Vinyl Countdown # 207

Snorre Kirk: Beat

Poem: The Broken Computer Screen Lamentations

Ducks Unlimited: Get Bleak [EP]

The Vinyl Countdown # 208

Poem: It’s Been 18 Years Since George Harrison Died

RNZ Reviews: November 2019

Kyle Eastwood: Cinematic

The Vinyl Countdown # 209

Poem: There is no meritocracy complained the old white guy

Pink Floyd: The Later Years 1987 – 2019

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 196 - Victor Rodger

“I Don’t Mean To Be The Most Irritating Person On The Planet” – Jaz Coleman Celebrates Himself On Record and Whenever and Wherever He Can

Joe Satriani: Altered States (Live 1988)

Poem: There’s gold in them there hills

Anthony Naples: Fog FM

Lisa Crawley: Songs I Like But Did Not Write Vol. 1 [EP]

The Vinyl Countdown # 210

V/A: Come On Up To The House - Women Sing Waits

Randy Newman: Marriage Story [OST]

Poem: After An Email In 1999

Spines: Dreamboat

The Vinyl Countdown # 211

Tour Announcement: Sebadoh to Play Two NZ Shows (Feb, 2020)

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 195 - Linda Burgess

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 17 – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, “Seriously Orchestral...Hits of Phil Collins”

Lucy Dacus: 2019 [EP]

Poem: Ballad in Plain Sight

Playlist: DJ Set from the Spines Dreamboat Launch

Kenny Pore: A Place Across Town

The Vinyl Countdown # 212

Poem: Entry-Level Solipsism

William Tyler: Lagniappe Session (ep)

DJ Setlist: San Fran, Spines Dreamboat Album Release, Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Vinyl Countdown # 213

Poem: The Job Interview

Five Songs For Friday: 33 – 5 O’Clock Worlds

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 16 – Paul McCartney, “Give My Regards To Broad Street”

Mitch Ryder: Detroit Breakout!

The Vinyl Countdown # 214

Stubs: # 241 – The Beat & The Selecter, Wellington, 2018

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 194 - Fergus Barrowman

Poem: Autobiography

Fly My Pretties: The Studio Recordings Part One

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 15 – Murry Wilson, “The Many Moods of Murry Wilson”

Lindy West: The Witches Are Coming

The Vinyl Countdown # 215

Poem: At The Open Mic

Alice In Wonderland – The Pantomime: Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 8)

Anxiety Club: Francine [EP]

T-Bone Burnett & Jay Bellerose & Keefus Ciancia: The Invisible Light - Acoustic Space (Instrumentals)

Poem: Family Dynamics

Poetry at The Fringe – Sunday, 17 November, 2019

The Vinyl Countdown # 216

The Jeff Beck Group: Twilight of the Idols

Tour Announcement: Margaret Atwood To Speak At Three NZ Shows (Feb, 2020)

Poem: Prevarication

Gig Review: The Bootleg Beatles (November 14, Wellington)

Hammock: Silencia

The Vinyl Countdown # 217

Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker: Little Common Twist

Poem: This Argument

The NZ Music Awards Got Something Right For A Change

Aphex Twin: Peel Session 2

The Vinyl Countdown # 218

Poem: Strong Female Lead

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 193 - Sean Plunket

Re-Righting The White Album: Choose Your Own Tracklisting

Weyes Blood: Rough Trade Session (ep)

The Vinyl Countdown # 219

Poem: Walking In Memphis

Stubs: # 240 – Cuba Dupa, Wellington, 2015

The Kindergarten Teacher: DVD

The Bad Plus: Never Stop II

The Vinyl Countdown # 220

Poem: Chasing A Dying Breeze

Gig Review: Steve Gunn (November 10, Wellington)

Mike Patton / Jean-Claude Vannier: Corpse Flower

Gig Preview: The Spines Dreamboat Album Release Show (Wgtn, Sat Nov 23)

Poem: Probably No Addiction To See Here

The Vinyl Countdown # 221

J.J. Cale: Stay Around

Poem: And That’s When I Knew I Had Finally Made It


Tour Announcement: Th' Dudes (NZ Tour, April 2020)

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 14 – Harry Nilsson, “Flash Harry”

Sturgill Simpson: Sound & Fury

Poem: Philip Bailey’s Requiem

The Vinyl Countdown # 222

Steve Gunn: Acoustic Unseen [EP]

Poem: Driving The Language Home

The Vinyl Countdown # 223

Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men: Tall, Dark, and Handsome

John Fogerty: 50 Year Trip - Live At Red Rocks

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 192 - Joan As Police Woman

Poem: Feedback Loop

Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi: There Is No Other

Tour Announcement: Weyes Blood To Play Three NZ Shows (March, 2020)

Steve Gunn: The Unseen In Between

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 13 – Guns N’ Roses, “Chinese Democracy”

Harry Connick Jr: True Love - A Celebration of Cole Porter

The Vinyl Countdown # 224

Prince with Dan Piepenbring: The Beautiful Ones

Poem: Hope

Marc Cohn & The Blind Boys of Alabama: Work To Do

Stubs: # 239 – Blackcaps V England, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 2019

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes: Cypress Grove

Poem: Capitalism Creeps

Dylan Jones: The Wichita Lineman - Searching In The Sun For The World’s Greatest Unfinished Song

Aoife O’Donovan: In The Magic Hour Solo Sessions (ep)

Stubs: # 238 – The Shot Band + Guests, Wellington, 2011

The Vinyl Countdown # 225

Poem: Very Trying

RNZ Feature: What's The Buzz With Guitar Solos?

Dominic Hoey: I Thought We'd Be Famous

The Vinyl Countdown # 226

Poem: The Deep Funk Groove

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 191 - Barnaby Weir

The Vinyl Countdown # 227

One Man Bannister: Rubber Solo

David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights: Bobbie’s a girl

The Muffs: No Holiday

Poem: Re: Social Media

The Vinyl Countdown # 228

Ivor Cutler: Singing While Dead (ep)

Ringo Starr: What’s My Name

Poem: It’s Tough At The Top But It’s Hardest In The Middle

The Vinyl Countdown # 229

Hildur Guðnadóttir: Joker [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Stubs: # 237 – Star Wars A New Hope In Concert w/ NZSO, Wellington, 2018

Gig Review: Joan As Police Woman (October 23, Wellington)

Poem: To Be Remembered By

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 190 - Cassandra Tse

Poetry at The Fringe – Sunday, 20 October, 2019

Poem: Meeting Bruno

The Vinyl Countdown # 230

Joel Paterson: Let It Be Guitar! Joel Paterson Plays The Beatles

The Black Crowes: Live At The Greek Theatre 1991

Short Story: Snookered

Poem: Wind Chimes

Tour Announcement: Patti Smith To Play Two NZ Shows (April 2020)

R.I.P. Nick Tosches

The Vinyl Countdown # 231

Poem: Not That Funny

Joan As Police Woman: Joanthology

Gig Review: Tami & Jay Neilson (October 18, Wellington)

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 12 – Oasis, “Wibbling Rivalry”

Poem: Write Club

The Vinyl Countdown # 232

Poem: Going With The Flow

RNZ Feature: The "Worst" Songs by The "Best" Bands

Joker: Film

Gig Review: The Blackbird Ensemble Performs Björk: All Is Full Of Love (October 17, Wellington)

The Vinyl Countdown # 233

Poem: We Listen To The Beatles

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Live at Woodstock

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 189 - Claire Cowan

Echo Ohs: Wild Weeds (ep)

The Vinyl Countdown # 234

Poem: Uncorrected Proof

Scarlett Sabet: Catalyst

Mike Love: 12 Sides of Summer

The Vinyl Countdown # 235

Poem: I Saw Sir Ian McKellen's Cock

R.I.P. George “Pops” Chambers

Stubs: # 236 – Demolition of the Century, Wellington, 2015

Poem: Hall Monitors Roaming The Corridors of The Internet

Cock: Theatre

Tour Announcement: Violent Femmes to Play Two NZ Shows (March, 2020)

Deb Never: House On Wheels (ep)

The Vinyl Countdown # 236

Chick Corea/Christian McBride/Brian Blade: Trilogy 2

Poem: Godwin's Lawful

Underworld: DRIFT: Episode 5 – “GAME”

The Vinyl Countdown # 237

Poem: Writer's Block

Emily Nussbaum: I Like To Watch

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 188 - Simon Leary

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 11 – The Beach Boys, “The Beach Boys Love You”

The Vinyl Countdown # 238

Bernard Fowler: Inside Out

Poem: The Evanescent Grasp

Stubs: # 235 – Hand To God, Wellington, 2017

The Vinyl Countdown # 239

RNZ Reviews: October 2019

Underworld: DRIFT: Episode 4 – “SPACE”

Poem: Don't Give Up

R.I.P. Ginger Baker

RNZ Feature: Celebrating Fifty Years of Abbey Road

The Vinyl Countdown # 240

Poem: Randall Stuart

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 187 - Mark de Clive-Lowe

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: Turn Off The News Build A Garden

Poem: Rejection Letter From The Literary Journal

Herlin Riley: Perpetual Optimism

The Vinyl Countdown # 241

The Beatles: Abbey Road - Anniversary Super Deluxe

Poem: The Evolution of My Dancing

Ratso: Stubborn Heart

The Vinyl Countdown # 242

Underworld: DRIFT: Episode 3 – “HEART”

Poem: Abbey Road at 50

The Vinyl Countdown # 243

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 10 – The Rolling Stones, “Undercover”

Into Orbit: Kinesis

Poem: Publicists of The World Unite and Take Over

The Vinyl Countdown # 244

Tommy and The Fallen Horses: Openhearts

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 186 - Dean Chandler

Poem: Mistrial/Innocent Man

The Vinyl Countdown # 245

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 9 – BBM, “Around The Next Dream”

Roger Daltrey: The Who’s ‘Tommy’ Orchestral

Short Story: If Bruce Springsteen Wrote Wichita Lineman

The Vinyl Countdown # 246

Underworld: DRIFT: Episode 2 – “ATOM”

R.I.P. Robert Hunter

Poem: Why Depression Isn’t Just Something That Happens To Other People

V/A: And Now A Word From Our Sponsor

Poem: Be. Thankful.

Herb Alpert: Over The Rainbow

Underworld: DRIFT: Episode 1 – “DUST”

Poem: My First Bookstore Job

Willie Nelson: Ride Me Back Home

Peggy Pickit Sees The Face of God: Theatre

The Vinyl Countdown # 247

Dawn Landes: My Tiny Twilight (ep)

Poem: New Year’s Eve in Matamata. Early 1990s.

Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time

The Vinyl Countdown # 248

Poem: Monody For Daniel Johnston

Ahmad Jamal: Ballades

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 185 - Paula Penfold

Rambo - Last Blood: Film

Poem: Overleaf

The Vinyl Countdown # 249

Interns: Headbanger (ep)

Vinyl Tap: Open Deck Music Evenings in Wellington - Vinyl Tap 1 (Thurs, September 19)

Poem: Close Enough

Joan Shelley: Like The River Loves The Sea

Vai is Zen: Watching Steve Vai Live

The Vinyl Countdown # 250

RNZ Pre-Panel: The Story of the Day (Sept 11, 12, 13)

Poem: realtalk

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love: #8 – Bob Dylan, “Under The Red Sky”

RNZ Reviews: September 2019

The Vinyl Countdown # 251

Poem: The Bruce Springsteen Grinning-Statue Show

Poetry at The Fringe – Sunday, 15 September, 2019

R.I.P. Ric Ocasek

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love: #7 – The Velvet Underground, “Squeeze”

Peter Gabriel: Rated PG

Poem: Sunday Crooners

Gig Review: Fleetwood Mac (September 12, Akld)

Promises Promises: Back To Eric Clapton's Backless

The Vinyl Countdown # 252

Poem: Stuff, Not Nonsense

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 184 - Don McGlashan

Erin Rae: Lagniappe Session (ep)

Don Walker: Songs

Vince Mendoza & Temple University Studio Orchestra: Constant Renaissance

Poem: It Takes Time To Heal But Time Is Not A Healer

Chrissie Hynde & The Valve Bone Woe Ensemble: Valve Bone Woe

Iggy Pop: Free

The Pink Hammer: Theatre

Stubs: # 234 – Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton, Wellington, 2016

Poem: Sometime Soon.

Gerald Murnane: Words In Order

The Vinyl Countdown # 253

Poem: the reviews of the reviews of the new tool album have not been very clear

RNZ Feature: Fleetwood Mac

M. Geddes Gengras: I Am The Last of That Green and Warm-Hued World

Short Story: 7 Reasons I’d Never Get Tricked by A Con-Artist

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 183 - Nathan Haines

Stubs: # 233– AC/DC, Wellington, 2015

The Vinyl Countdown # 254

Poem: new lovesong

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love: #6 – Spin Doctors, “Pocket Full of Kryptonite”

Jimmy Cobb: This I Dig Of You

The Vinyl Countdown # 255

Andrew Fagan: it was always going to be like this

Poem: Quick Fix

Don’t Fight It – It’s Bigger Than The ID

Daniel Hart: The Old Man And The Gun [OST]

The Vinyl Countdown # 256

Poem: Dumb Luck

Paul Kelly: Live at Sydney Opera House

Tom Ludvigson / Trevor Reekie: ROTO

The Vinyl Countdown # 257

Jeremy Spencer: Latina Nights

Poem: Why You Should Never Tell Your Mum To Get Fucked or Fuck Up or Fuck Off

Sweetman Podcast # 182: Ginette McDonald

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 182 - Ginette McDonald

The Vinyl Countdown # 258

Theodore Shapiro: Destroyer (OST)

Stubs: # 232 – Suzanne Vega, Wellington, 2018

Nils Lofgren: Blue With Lou

Poem: Rattled & Humdrum

Philip Matthews & Paul Horan: Funny As - The Story of New Zealand Comedy

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love: #5 – Scott Walker, “Stretch”

The Vinyl Countdown # 259

Poem: New Game

R.I.P. Ray Henwood

Missy Elliott: ICONOLOGY (ep)

Nicholas Britell: Succession [OST]

Late Model European: It's Time!

RNZ Reviews: August (2) 2019

Poem: Still Not Very Good

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love: #4 – Sheila E. “Sex Cymbal”

The Vinyl Countdown # 260

Poem: so

Lukid: Drip (ep)

Cowboy Junkies: All That Reckoning

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love: #3 – Fleetwood Mac, “Behind The Mask”

Poem: Souled

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 181 - Marek Peszynski

The Vinyl Countdown # 261

Kate Tempest: The Book of Traps and Lessons

Poem: Note to Self-Loathing...

Ezra Collective: You Can’t Steal My Joy

The Vinyl Countdown # 262

WWE John Cena - Hustle, Loyalty, Respect: DVD

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love: #2 – Miles Davis, “Doo-Bop”

Poem: Instructions

The Vinyl Countdown # 263

Arianna Neikrug: Changes

Poetry at The Fringe – Sunday, 18 August, 2019

Poem: The Problem With Twitter...Is That It Exists

The Vinyl Countdown # 264

Sleater-Kinney: The Center Won’t Hold

Guest Post: Poem - Broke by 'Anonymous'

Joel Ross: KingMaker

Charles Moriarty: Back To Amy

Poem: (++)

The Vinyl Countdown # 265

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 180 - Jerome Chandrahasen

Poem: Randy Newman Put It All There For You

Cringeworthy: Theatre

Drugdealer: Raw Honey

The Vinyl Countdown # 266

Nils Frahm to play one NZ Show (Akld, Nov 22, 2019

Poem: The Weekend With Mum and Dad

Gig Review: Jennifer Stumm & Te Koki Trio (August 8, Wgtn)

The Vinyl Countdown # 267

Five Songs For Friday: 32 – The Tao of Neil

R.I.P. David Berman

V/A: Better Already - The Songs of Al Park

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 179 - Jan Preston

It Was The Worst: # 21 Reading A Book About James Blunt

Gig Review: Live Rust Concert Tour (August 6, Wgtn)

Poem: Weld

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love: #1 – Lionel Richie, “Tuskegee”

Tour Announcement: Cowboy Junkies to Play Three NZ Shows (May, 2020)

T-Bone Burnett & Jay Bellerose & Keefus Ciancia: The Invisible Light - Acoustic Space

The Vinyl Countdown # 268

Poem: Happy 30th Birthday Paul’s Boutique

The Polly Johnson Set: The Polly Johnson Set

Burn Her: Theatre

Paul McCartney: Amoeba Gig

Gig Review: STROMA - Voices of the World (August 1, Wgtn)

The Vinyl Countdown # 269

Poem: Quatrain Refrain

Shit That's Good - Crap Albums I Love: New Series

Playlist: Fleetwood Mac World Tour 2019 Setlist

The Vinyl Countdown # 270

Warwick Murray: Paekakariki Moon

Stubs: # 231 – Laneway, Auckland, 2019

Poem: John Quatrain

RNZ Reviews: August 2019

The Vinyl Countdown # 271

Five Songs For Friday: 31 – Sustained Creepy Moods...

Poem: This fool

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 178 - Steve Francis (Bulletbelt)

Purple Mountains: Purple Mountains

The Vinyl Countdown # 272

The Dead C: Rare Ravers

Tour Announcement: Steve Gunn to play SIX shows in NZ (Nov, 2019)

Poem: introducing...

The Zestniks: Live At Golden Dawn

The Vinyl Countdown # 273

Destroyer: DVD

Al Fraser: Toitu Te Puoro

Tour Announcement: Billy Bragg to play career-spanning sets over three nights in Wellington (May, 2020)

The Vinyl Countdown # 274

Stubs: # 230 – Waiheke Island, Auckland, 2019

Q&A with Jan Hellriegel: Meow, Wellington, August 28, 2019

Poem: Professional Inadequacies

The Vinyl Countdown # 275

Floating Points: Late Night Tales

Lucinda Chua: Antidotes 1

Alan Duff: A Conversation With My Country

The Vinyl Countdown # 276

Poem: I Used To Live In An Old Post Office

RNZ Feature: Songs Banned By Radio

Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit: April is The Cruellest Month

Stubs: # 229 – Nick Cave, Wellington, 2019

The Vinyl Countdown # 277

Playlist: A Vinyl Affair's 5th Birthday (DJ Set)

Poem: Dirty Old Clown

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 177 - Miles Golding

R.I.P. Rutger Hauer

The Vinyl Countdown # 278

Brisa Roché: Low Fidelity

Yu Su: Roll With The Punches (ep)

Stubs: # 228 – Bob Dylan, Auckland, 2018

Shayne Carter: Dead People I Have Known

The Vinyl Countdown # 279

Brendan and Alison Turner: Ghost of a Friend

Poem: Nothing Doing

Boom! Boom! Deluxe: Teenage Juvenile Delinquent RocknRoll Horror Beach Party

Stubs: # 227 – David Byrne, Wellington, 2018

DJ Setlist: A Vinyl Affair - 5th Birthday, Rogue & Vagabond, 2-4pm, July 20, 2019

The Vinyl Countdown # 280

The Lion King: Film

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 176 - Carl Shuker

RNZ Reviews: July 2019

The Vinyl Countdown # 281

Mark Mulcahy: The Gus

Poem: Film Review - ‘A Star Is Born’

The Aliens: Theatre

The Vinyl Countdown # 282

Album Preview: New Music Coming by Brisa Roché + Single ‘Can’t Stand’ Out Now!

Poem: All This Trouble In The World

V/A: Vox Lux [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 175 - Sophie Hambleton

Jon Ronson: The Last Days of August

The Vinyl Countdown # 283

Great Kiwi Albums You Must Revisit: #14 Songs From A Dictaphone

Eric Reed: Everybody Gets The Blues

Poem: Hello there! My name is Kyle and I’m a blog writer.

Vox Lux: DVD

Tour Announcement: Blam Blam Blam (NZ Shows, Aug/Sept 2019)

Theon Cross: Fyah

V/A: Peggy Gou - DJ Kicks

The Vinyl Countdown # 284

Caroline Easther: Lucky

Bill Hickman: Crossbones

Poem: Zero/Some Game

WWE Wrestlemania 35: DVD

The Vinyl Countdown # 285

Faye Webster: Atlanta Millionaires Club

Poem: Pink Floyd Tapes

The Black Keys: "Let's Rock"

Myele Manzanza: A Love Requited

WWE Fastlane 2019: DVD

The Vinyl Countdown # 286

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 174 - Matt Hyde (Beastwars)

RNZ Feature: Dolly Parton - 60 Years A Country Icon

Joshua Redman Quartet: Come What May

Poem: If Only You Could Apply Yourself

Brad Mehldau: Finding Gabriel

A Vinyl Affair: 5th Birthday (Saturday, July 20, 2019)

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A: DVD

The Vinyl Countdown # 287

Tenderlonious: Hard Rain

Poem: On Reading. And Writing.

Vijay Iyer/Craig Taborn: The Transitory Poems

The Vinyl Countdown # 288

Koizilla: Warped (ep)

Movies of My Life # 17: Beverly Hills Cop

Poem: Old Friends/New Friends Came For Tea

Now We Are Four: Sweetman Podcast’s 4th Birthday, yo!

The Vinyl Countdown # 289

David Crosby: Here If You Listen

David Cross: Oh, Come On

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 173 - Tim Batt

Jeff Beck - Still on the Run: DVD

Bill Stewart: Band Menu (feat. Walter Smith III & Larry Grenadier)

The Vinyl Countdown # 290

Poem: Histerical

Mavis Staples: We Get By

WWE Elimination Chamber 2019: DVD

Dolly Parton: Dumplin’ [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Poem: Nana Pam

The Vinyl Countdown # 291

The Specials: Encore

Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward: Music!Music!Music!

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 172 - Eddie Rayner

Poem: Ode

The Vinyl Countdown # 292

Gig Review: The Monkees (June 10, Wgtn)

Short Story: Shift Arrow Down

Howard Stern: Howard Stern Comes Again

The Vinyl Countdown # 293

Gig Review: Simon O’Neill & Rodger Fox (June 9, 2019)

Poem: 20 Years of Allenby Tce

RNZ Feature: Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Re-Viewed!

Gig Review: Alicia Olatuja (June 8, 2019)

The Vinyl Countdown # 294

Poem: Flight

Five Songs For Friday: 30 – Rolling Thunder Reviewed!

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 171 - Sugar Magnolia Wilson

The Vinyl Countdown # 295

Poem: Empath

Andrew Cyrille: Lebroba

The Vinyl Countdown # 296

RNZ Feature: Covers You Didn't Know Were Covers

She Keeps Bees: Kinship

The Vinyl Countdown # 297

Poem: Taxi

Tour Announcement: Squeeze to play 3 NZ Shows (Feb, 2020)

William Tyler: Goes West

The Vinyl Countdown # 298

Bob James Trio: Espresso

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 170- Gregg Bissonette

Poem: fire! fire!

Gig Review: Rodger Fox Presents…Jazz Gala - Gregg Bissonette, Louis Dowdeswell, Glenn Walters (May 26, Wgtn)

John Patitucci: The Soul of the Bass

The Vinyl Countdown # 299

Moby: Long Ambients Two

Poem: Grind

Adam Nussbaum: The Lead Belly Project

Gig Review: Gregg Bissonette Drum Workshop (May 26, Wgtn)

Jessica Hopper: Night Moves

The Vinyl Countdown # 300

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 169 - Jon Toogood

Poem: The Fluffer To The Devil’s Advocate

Gig Review: Brodsky Quartet (May 20, Wgtn)

The Vinyl Countdown # 301

Francesco Turrisi: Northern Migrations

Poem: Father & Son (Pt. II)

Gig Review: Dr. Jane Goodall (May 19, Wgtn)

Poetry at The Fringe – Sunday, 19 May, 2019

The Vinyl Countdown # 302

Poem: In Turn

Marcin Wasilewski Trio: Live

Wine Country: Film

George Benson: Walking To New Orleans

The Vinyl Countdown # 303

Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres: Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 168 - Roy Dunningham

Poem: Fleetwood Mac

The Vinyl Countdown # 304

Preview: Jane Goodall in Wellington Sunday May 19, 2019

Comedy Festival: James Acaster (Te Auaha, Wgtn)

Ulysses Owens Jr: Songs of Freedom

Poem: Apparently Doris Day Was A Bit of A Cunt

Gig Review: Luke Wright (May 13, Wgtn)

The Vinyl Countdown # 305

Poem: Weekend Fun

Bill Frisell / Thomas Morgan: Epistrophy

Gig Review: Delaney Davidson & Barry Saunders (May 11, Wgtn)

The Vinyl Countdown # 306

Luke Wright - Poet: Reading at Meow, Wellington, Monday, May 13, 2019

Five Songs For Friday: 29 – Dunedin

Gig Preview: Chris Cain at Wellington's Blues Club, Jack Hackett's, May 28, 2019

Poem: No Longer Killing Me Softly With This Song

The Vinyl Countdown # 307

Bret Easton Ellis: White

Gregg Bissonette Drum Clinics in NZ: May 2019

RNZ Feature: Prince's Side-Projects, Collaborations and Songs He Wrote For Other People

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The Vinyl Countdown # 308

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The Vinyl Countdown # 309

Reese Wynans & Friends: Sweet Release

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Poem: This Poem Will Make You Want A Quarterpack With A Snack Burger On The Side

Hammock: Universalis

The Vinyl Countdown # 310

Jaron Lanier: Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

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Five Songs For Friday: 28 - In The Evening

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The Vinyl Countdown # 311

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 166 - Rob Mayes (Failsafe Records)

Poem: YOLO – So You Can Kiss My Fucking Aphorism

Colin Hogg: Off The Road

The Vinyl Countdown # 312

Todd Rundgren: The Individualist - Digressions, Dreams & Dissertations

Poem: Seven Highly Ineffective Attempts To Connect

Aldous Harding: Designer

The Vinyl Countdown # 313

RNZ Reviews: April 2019

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Poem: Different Fires

MoodPorn: Theatre

The Vinyl Countdown # 314

Poem: The Night We Found Our Cat In The Street

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 165 - Graeme Jefferies

Preview: Lōemis 2019

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Bob Gaulke: Transportation

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Poem: Boxing On...

V/A: Joni 75 - A Birthday Celebration

The Vinyl Countdown # 315

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 164 - Heather O'Carroll

Stubs: # 224 – Cigna Saints, Wellington, 2019

Phil Judd: Flightless Bird

Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Smells Funny

Poem: Now We're Getting Somewhere

RNZ Reviews: March 2019

The Vinyl Countdown # 316

Norah Jones: Begin Again

Playlist: MOJO Magazine's 50 Greatest Fleetwood Mac Songs

I Wrote The Foreword For Jan Hellriegel's New Book/Album - Sportsman Of The Year

Ghost-Note: Swagism

Gig Review: Rodger Fox Presents... “Charlie Parker with Strings” featuring Dick Oatts

Poem: Try And Try Again

Santa: The Threat is Real

Poetry at The Fringe – Sunday, 14 April, 2019

Laurel Halo: Raw Silk Uncut Wood

The Vinyl Countdown # 317

Poem: All That You Have Is Your Soul

Graeme Jefferies: Time Flowing Backwards

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 145: Liars - “They Were Wrong, So We Drowned”

Miscarriages Made My Marriage Stronger

The Vinyl Countdown # 318

The Hardest I’ve Ever Not Worked

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 163 - Yadana Saw

Poem: Theme For A Broken Soul

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 144: Cee-Lo Green - “Cee-Lo Green...Is The Soul Machine”

Alicia Olatuja: Intuition - Songs From The Minds of Women

The Vinyl Countdown # 319

Santana: In Search of Mona Lisa (ep)

Poem: Intersectionality

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 143: Christina Aguilera - “Stripped”

The Vinyl Countdown # 320

Carl Shuker: A Mistake

Weyes Blood: Titanic Rising

Poem: Soul Train Lines

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 142: Destiny’s Child - “Survivor”

The Vinyl Countdown # 321

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 162 - Paul Crowther

Engine Summer: Indiana (ep)

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 141: Silver Jews - “Bright Flight”

That Time Robbie Williams Shared A Lovely Picture to Only Summon Hate

Poem: The Hook

The Vinyl Countdown # 322

The Necks: Body

Stubs: # 223 – Alejandro Escovedo, Wellington, 2019

The Children: Theatre

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 140: Red Snapper - “Our Aim Is To Satisfy”

Poem: Identifying And Then Disputing Irrational Or Maladaptive Thoughts

The Vinyl Countdown # 323

Scott Mulvahill: Himalayas

Five Songs For Friday: 27 – The Return of 'Five Songs For Friday'

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 139: Mike Ladd - “Welcome To The Afterfuture”

Mdou Moctar: Blue Stage Session

Poem: completion

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 161 - Graham Reid

Crawling Through The River of Shit That Is The B4 School Test: A Funny/Painful Memory

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 138: Limp Bizkit - “Chocolate Starfish and The Hot Dog Flavored Water”

Vangelis: Nocturne - The Piano Album

The Vinyl Countdown # 324

Gig Preview: Rodger Fox presents... "Charlie Parker with Strings featuring Dick Oatts"

Give My Regards To St. Mary Street

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 137: Britney Spears - “...Baby One More Time”

Poem: You Had To Be There

Box Brown: Is This Guy For Real? - The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman

Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats: 8 Songs

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 136: Les Rythmes Digitales - “Darkdancer”

The Vinyl Countdown # 325

Poem: Everything’s Not Connected

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 160 - Hadassah Grace

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 135: Skunk Anansie - “Post Orgasmic Chill”

Skinny Hobos: Lucifer (ep)

Poem: The Most Recent Poetry Reading

The Vinyl Countdown # 326

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 134: Orbital - “Snivilisation”

Poem: Joni Mitchell Doing Blackface

Poetry at The Fringe – Sunday, 17 March, 2019

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 133: Drive Like Jehu - “Yank Crime”

The Vinyl Countdown # 327

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 159 - Alejandro Escovedo

Poem: The Method and The Madness

R.I.P. Hal Blaine

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 132: Jeru The Damaja - “The Sun Rises In The East”

RNZ: The Panel – What Makes Collectors Tick?

Grieving Neverland? - Michael Jackson’s Music Was Well On The Way To Cancelling Itself, All This Discussion Is Bringing It Back

The Vinyl Countdown # 328

Ross Murray: Rufus Marigold

Nate Smith: Pocket Change

Poem: Eddie Van Halen Was At One Time The Greatest Guitarist In The World But He Was Apparently A Bit Of A Prick

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 131: Girls Against Boys – “Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby”

Bobo Stenson Trio: Contra La Indecis¡on

Poem: Remember When Prince Was The Weird One?

The Vinyl Countdown # 329

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Signs

Ed Motta: Criterion of the Senses

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 158 – Caroline Easther

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 130: William Orbit - “Strange Cargo III”

The Vinyl Countdown # 330

Wellington Jazz Festival: 2019 Headliners Announced

Poem: Breathe, The Pressure

The Fearless Flyers: The Fearless Flyers (ep)

RNZ Feature: Ringo Starr's Greatest Hits

Anita Schwabe: Eat Your Greens

Gig Review: Rufus Wainwright (March 3, Wgtn)

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 129: Ice Cube - “The Predator”

Tyshawn Sorey: Pillars

The Vinyl Countdown # 331

RNZ Reviews: January 2019

Poem: You + 1 On The Door To The Shit-Show

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 157 – David Cohen

Superturtle: Student Flat Reunion

Antipodes: Good Winter

Kurt Elling: The Questions

Anxiety Club: Black Heart [EP]

José James: Lean On Me

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 128: Stereo MC’s - “Connected”

Poem: Pursuance

The Vinyl Countdown # 332

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 156 – Mike Weston

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 127: Spiritualized - “Lazer Guided Melodies”

UNWIND Chisholm/Meehan/Dyne: Orange

Pet Shop Boys: Agenda [EP]

Poem: Beatles Theory

The Vinyl Countdown # 333

He likes Doing It. He Likes Being It: The Overseer of The Architecture of Songs - “I Wanted To Be A Filmmaker Anyway” - Alejandro Escovedo on Trump, his new album, overcoming “That Disease” and then the songs, the music, the influence of his famil

Sam Newton: Stare Into The Dark

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 126: Koffi Olomide - “Haut De Gamme”

Francisca Griffin: The Spaces Between

Poem: The tuatara in the playground

Matt Brewer: Ganymede

The Vinyl Countdown # 334

Stubs: # 222 – Foo Fighters, Sydney, 2018

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 125: Gang Starr - “Step In The Arena”

Poem: On(e)anism

Chaka Khan: Hello Happiness

The Vinyl Countdown # 335

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 155 – Brendon Pongia

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 124: Happy Mondays – “Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches”

Kate McGarry/Keith Ganz/Gary Versace: The Subject Tonight is Love

The Vinyl Countdown # 336

Manins/Samsom/Benebig/Lockett: SHUFFLE

Rants In The Dark: Theatre

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 123: Digital Underground – “Sex Packets”

Gig Review: Phil Collins (February 6, Napier)

Hamish Kilgour NZ Tour: Cirque d’Finc — Finklestein The Musical

Poem: A fine thing

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 122: The Shamen - “En-Tact”

The Vinyl Countdown # 337

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 154 – Peter Wells

Tiny Ruins: Olympic Girls

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 121: Jungle Brothers - “Done By The Forces of Nature”

Peter Erskine & The Dr. Um Band: On Call

The Vinyl Countdown # 338

Playlist: The Phil Collins Setlist

Air NZ Cancelled Its Safety Vid – But Not Before I Got To See Just How Gloriously Pointless It Really Was

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 120: Barry Adamson - “Moss Side Story”

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 153 – Kiran Dass

The Vinyl Countdown # 339

Weezer: Weezer (The Teal Album)

RNZ: The Panel - Suffering Through Q and A's

Poem: Reviews The Rolling Stones, December, 2019

Gig Review: St Jerome's Laneway Festival (January 28, Akld)

Wellington Film Society: 2019 Schedule

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Poem: Dark Side

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Van Morrison: The Prophet Speaks

The Vinyl Countdown # 340

Laneway 2019: Timetable + Site Map (Monday, January 28)

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 152– Martin Philllipps

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Gig Preview: Julien Baker and BEING. (Auckland and Wellington, Feb 2019)

The Vinyl Countdown # 341

Ali Whitelock: and my heart crumples like a coke can

The Delines: The Imperial

Poem: Re-Wiring

Brisa Roché: Father

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 119: Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck - “Djam Leelii”

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 151 – Marc Taddei

RNZ Feature: Damon Albarn – A Life In Notes

Gig Review: Nick Cave (January 15, Wgtn)

St. Jerome's Laneway 2019: Preview

Poem: A negative framework

A Vinyl Affair – Wellington’s Record Fair: Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Vinyl Countdown # 342

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 150 – Delia Shanly

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 118: The Young Gods – “L’eau Rouge (The Red Water)”

John Cooper Clarke: The Luckiest Guy Alive

Poem: Father Time

The Vinyl Countdown # 343

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 117: fIREHOSE – “fROMOHIO”

Jocelyn Pook: The Wife [OST]

Poem: Giving The Drummer Some

The Vinyl Countdown # 344

DVD Review: The House With A Clock In Its Walls – Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 7)

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 149 - Simon and Nick Bollinger at the Hawke's Bay Arts Festival

The 1001 Albums Challenge # 116: Queen Latifah – “All Hail The Queen”

Playlist: Summer Sounds with Simon Sweetman

The Vinyl Countdown # 345