Sitemap - 2020 - Sounds Good!

Joshua Chuquimia Crampton: The Heart’s Wash

Poem: I heard you

Michael Rother: Dreaming

RNZ Reviews: December 2020

Books That Blew My Mind # 2: “Run With The Hunted” by Charles Bukowski

Poem: Dr. Hook’s Greatest Rape Songs Still Play In Boomer Castles

The Best Albums I Reviewed in 2020

Frank Zappa: A Very Zappa Birthday (ep)

Poem: Summer Holiday Writes

Off The Tracks Christmas Hours 2020: Happy Holidays!

Nellie McKay: Bagatelles (ep)

Poem: Fingerprints, Forever Grabbing

Books That Blew My Mind # 1: “Is That It?” by Bob Geldof

Brian Eno: Film Music 1976 - 2020

Poem: For Another Chance

Books That Blew My Mind: New Series

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 243 - Murray Cammick

Poem: Thinking of Spring

Kae Tempest: On Connection

Oliver Sacks - His Own Life: Film

Poem: Self Pitying Hindsight IS 2020

Guided By Voices: Styles We Paid For

Poem: Have You Ever Been Experienced?

RNZ Features: The Beatles one by one...

Gig Review: Come Together - Abbey Road (December 10, Wellington)

Poem: Tribute

Ween: Live At Five In New York ’95 (ep)

The Vinyl Countdown # 1

Poem: On Mondays After Swimming We Drown In Jimi Hendrix

Pete Rock & The Soul Brothers: PeteStrumentals 3

Common Saints: Idol Eyes (ep)

Fatboy Slim: Back To Mine

The Vinyl Countdown # 2

Ivan Zagni / Steve Garden: Trouble Spots

Poem: A New Career In Newtown

RNZ Feature: The Solo Career of John Lennon

Poem: My Lot / My Lesson

The Vinyl Countdown # 3

Joe Pernice: Could It Be Magic

Poem: Dear Prudence,

M. Ward: Think of Spring

Tank And The Bangas: Friend Goals (ep)

The Vinyl Countdown # 4

Khruangbin: Late Night Tales

Poem: I Interviewed Rick Allen, Drummer For Def Leppard

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 242 - Jules Van Costello

R.I.P. Harold Budd

Laura Marling: The Lockdown Sessions (ep)

Poem: The Kiwi Way

The Vinyl Countdown # 5

The Comeback Trail: Film

Tori Amos: Christmastide (ep)

The Rolling Stones: Steel Wheels Live

GRG67: Happy Place

Poem: Empty Killing Jar

It Was The Best Gig Ever # 20: M. Ward, Wellington 2007

Poem: Progress, Not Perfect

The Vinyl Countdown # 6

Charles Webster: Decision Time

Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts V (Together)

Poem: After Czeslaw Milosz...But Before Lunch

The Vinyl Countdown # 7

Jeff Cosgrove / John Medeski / Jeff Lederer: History Gets Ahead Of The Story

Poem: Bad Vibe

Blackmore’s Night: Here We Come A-Caroling (ep)

The Vinyl Countdown # 8

Poem: Close Reading

José James: No Beginning No End 2

Dinner Party: Dinner Party - Dessert

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 241 - John Newton

A Panoply of Poets at Book Haven: Sunday, December 13, 2pm

Cindy Blackman Santana: Give The Drummer Some

The Vinyl Countdown # 9

The Soft Pink Truth: Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?

Poem: Beached

Will Vinson / Gilad Hekselman / Antonio Sanchez: Trio Grande

R.I.P. Ryan Brady (Take It Away Podcast)

Khruangbin: Mordechai

Poem: Doubt It

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live in Maui

Theo Parrish: Wuddaji

Dave Schoepke: Tessellated Resonance

The Vinyl Countdown # 10

Poem: saudade

Stardust: Film

King Sweeties: We Are The Bosses (ep)

Poem: Moving Out of Vivian Street, 1996

Megan Thee Stallion: Good News

The Vinyl Countdown # 11

Poem: Won’t Get Fooled

Kodama 木: Yamabiko [EP]

George Benson: Weekend In London

Poem: Billie Holiday Created Modern Jazz Singing And Also Loved Drugs, Drinking And Fucking

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 240 - Lucy Roche

Billie Holiday & The Sonhouse All Stars: BILLIE - The Original Soundtrack


Ben Harper: Winter Is For Lovers

Kevin Smuts: My Octopus Teacher [Music From The Netflix Documentary]

Short Story: Neighbourhood Fragments # 9

The Vinyl Countdown # 12

Poem: Unfair

Jonathan Besser – Jade String Quartet: Besser String Quartets

Gig Preview: Ethersonic, Kodama 木 + a new film dir. by Baxter Gray 'Solar' - Pyramid Club, Wellington, Friday, November 27, 2020

Lambchop: TRIP

The Vinyl Countdown # 13

Poem: No Longer In Excess

Gig Review: NGĀ TUONE by Riki Gooch (November 20, 2020)

RNZ Reviews: November 2020

Poem: Ironic Pile-Up

Buckethead: Healing Inside Outside Every Side

The Vinyl Countdown # 14

Remembering The Time I Asked Rowland S. Howard If He Had Any Plans To Tour And He Said He Doubted It Since He Was Dying – A Month Later He Wasn’t Even Close To Wrong

Poem: At Any Bar

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 239 - Andrew Armitage (Aro Video)

The Vinyl Countdown # 15

dj blackpower: BLP2020 “King of the Night”

Poem: A Mate of Mine – Yet Another Rugby-Tragic – Was Surprised to Know I Even Cared About Basketball.

AC/DC: Power Up

The Vinyl Countdown # 16

Poem: Hold Your Applause

Oneohtrix Point Never: Magic Oneohtrix Point Never

The Postcard Killings: DVD

Poem: Working Hard

Dave Brubeck: Lullabies

The Vinyl Countdown # 17

Laurel Canyon: DVD

Fred Hersch: Songs From Home

Poem: Far Too Much And Still Not Enough

The Vinyl Countdown # 18

Short Story: I Blame Neil Gaiman

It Was The Best Gig Ever # 19: Stevie Wonder, Christchurch 2008

Poem: No Gloomy Sunday

The Vinyl Countdown # 19

Enrico Pieranunzi: Frame

Alive: DVD

Poem: Next Time

Rick Simpson: Everything All Of The Time - Kid A Revisited

The Vinyl Countdown # 20

Poem: Geoff Cochrane’s Book Launch

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 238 - Alec Bathgate

Above Suspicion: DVD

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 40 – Frank Zappa, “Jazz From Hell”

Poem: The New Style

The Vinyl Countdown # 21

Seth MacFarlane: Great Songs From Stage & Screen

Poem: Mum Said That Dad Read The Book

WWE Summerslam 2020: DVD

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Return To Greendale

The Vinyl Countdown # 22

Poem: The Birth Of (My) Music Journalism

El Michaels Affair: Adult Themes

Words In November - Sweet Talk: Saturday, November 21, Featherston Bowling Club

Dolly Parton - 50 Years At The Opry: DVD

The Vinyl Countdown # 23

Poem: Non-Starter For 10

Michael Silverman (w/ Jeff Lorber): Human Spirit

Mat Maneri Quartet: Dust

Bob Gaulke: Pocket Blues

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 237 - Jackson Nieuwland

The Vinyl Countdown # 24

Ava: DVD

Poem: The Ministry of Arts and Culture in New Zealand

HAUSER: HAUSER Plays Morricone

The Vinyl Countdown # 25

The Goodies – The Complete LWT Series: DVD

Rhian Sheehan: Recollections, Vol. 1

Poem: The Truth About Road Cones

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 39 – Stevie Wonder, “Characters”

Gig Review: Reb Fountain (November 1, Wellington)

Lauren Henderson: The Songbook Session

The Vinyl Countdown # 26

Poem: Three-Pointer

Richard Langston: Five O’Clock Shadows

Champian Fulton: Birdsong

The Vinyl Countdown # 27

Larry Willis: I Fall In Love Too Easily

The Jerry Granelli Trio: Plays The Music of Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison

Beastie Boys: Beastie Boys Music

Kassel Jaeger / Jim O’Rourke: In Cobalt Aura Sleeps

The Vinyl Countdown # 28

Poem: Looping

Tami Neilson: CHICKABOOM!

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 236 - Claire Mabey (Verb)

The Vinyl Countdown # 29

Gig Review: Dave Dobbyn (October 28, Paraparaumu)

Bob James: Once Upon A Time - The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions

Melinda Hill: Inappropriate

Poem: Brief Chat Before The Poetry Reading in Palmerston North

The Vinyl Countdown # 30

R.I.P. Diane di Prima

Ella Fitzgerald: The Lost Berlin Tapes

James Brown: The Samples

Newsroom: Simon Sweetman vs. Stuff

Poem: The Quality Known As Immediacy

The Vinyl Countdown # 31

Joe Farnsworth: Time To Swing

Poem: Oh, The Horror!

RNZ Reviews: October 2020

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In)

The Vinyl Countdown # 32

Poem: Laughable, Ironically

Pearl Jam: MTV Unplugged

Black Flag: Everything Is Broken (Live 1984)

The Cuba Press Poets 2020: Palmerston North Central Library (Tuesday Oct 27, 6.30pm)

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 38 – Keith Jarrett, “Restoration Ruin”

The Vinyl Countdown # 33

Poem: Souled Out

RNZ Feature: One Minute Songs

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 235 - Peter Rowley

The Vinyl Countdown # 34

George Fenton / Simon Chamberlain: The Piano Framed

Poem: John Wareham Reading Poems

Yo La Tengo: Sleepless Night [EP]

My Poems on YouTube: Making Poetry Videos

Billie Holiday: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

Poem: Final Proof

The Bobby Lees: Skin Suit

The Vinyl Countdown # 35

Poem: A Hard Act To Follow

Kurt Vile: Speed, Sound, Lonely KV [EP]

Poetry at The Fringe – Sunday, 18 October 2020

The Vinyl Countdown # 36

Reb Fountain: Reb Fountain

Poem: Ghost Touch

The Vinyl Countdown # 37

Hot Chip: Late Night Tales

Poem: Thank You For Voting

The Death of Music Journalism: Book Launch Speech

Michael Hoppé: Peace & Reconciliation - Choral Music

Lazy Susan: DVD

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 234 - Tribute To Eddie Van Halen with Ben Fulton

The Vinyl Countdown # 38

WWE Best Main Events of The Decade 2010-2020: DVD

Poem: James Tate and James Ellroy Having David Cronenberg and David Lynch For Dinner

The Vinyl Countdown # 39

Charles Rumback: June Holiday (w/ Jim Baker & John Tate)

Poem: Trigger

Preview: Guest Poet For This Month's Poetry At The Fringe (Sun, Oct 18)

Look At This Photograph of Geri Allen Just Doing Her Job at The Piano With A Fucking Baby On Her Back!

WWE The Horror Show at Extreme Rules 2020: DVD

John Lennon: Gimme Some Truth [Deluxe Edition]

The Vinyl Countdown # 40

We Launched The Book: Long Live The Death of Music Journalism!

Poem: I Should Have Taken The Watch

Ace Frehley: Origins Vol. 2

Ulf Wakenius: Taste of Honey

Julianna Barwick: Healing Is A Miracle

Poem: Structuring

The Vinyl Countdown # 41

Poem: 7th Form Classics

Nore Davis: LIVE From The Comedy Trap House

R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen

RNZ Interview: The Death of Music Journalism

The Vinyl Countdown # 42

Poem: Roy Orbison’s Blues

Queen + Adam Lambert: Live Around The World

Imelda May: Slip Of The Tongue

Poem: Diary Of A Van Halen Fan

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 233 - The Death of Music Journalism

Lydia Loveless: Daughter

Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders: On The Air (Live) – The Complete Broadcast Collection

Poem: How Not To

The Vinyl Countdown # 43

Alan Howarth: Live at Hollywood Theater

Poem: Week 12

Villain: DVD

Bob Mould: Blue Hearts

Poem: Donald Trump Still Tweets From A Hospital Bed And Judith Collins Is A Christian

The Vinyl Countdown # 44

Diana Krall: This Dream of You

Poem: John S. Hall Is Quite Brilliant I Think

The Vinyl Countdown # 45

Roger Waters: Us + Them

Poem: Reading Poems In Hawke’s Bay About Writing Poems In Hawke’s Bay About Poems In Hawke’s Bay

Alec Bathgate: Phantom Dots

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 232 - Darren Watson's Getting Sober For The End Of The World

The Vinyl Countdown # 46

David Bowie: Ouvrez Le Chien (Live Dallas 95)

Poem: Bronze Aged

The Sitting Room Sessions: Margot Pierard & Wil Sargisson

The Vinyl Countdown # 47

Sean Murray: Avengement [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Paul Haslinger: Austerlitz

Poem: Poetry Is Just Something That Happens To Other People

Darren Watson: Getting Sober For The End Of The World

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 231 - Geoff Stahl

Neil Young: The Times EP

The Vinyl Countdown # 48

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 37 – Ma$e, “Welcome Back”

Roger and Brian Eno: Mixing Colours

Poem: Disappointing

The Vinyl Countdown # 49

Poem: Pink Floyd The Wall

R.I.P. Stanley Crouch

The Vinyl Countdown # 50

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets: Live At The Roundhouse

Poem: Watching Donald Pleasance In The Halloween Films

WWE Backlash 2020: DVD

Playlist: The Death Of Music Journalism - Songtrack

John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter & Daniel Davies: Halloween - Expanded Edition (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Poem: Homespun and Headpsun And Heartwon By Tall Dwarfs

Richard Thompson: Bloody Noses (ep)

Brutalist: Michael J. Fox (ep)

The Newton Brothers: Dr Sleep [OST]

Poem: Jimi Hendix Has Been Dead For 50 Years And His Music Lives On And There Is No One Better

Yusuf / Cat Stevens: Tea For The Tillerman2

The Vinyl Countdown # 51

Stubs: # 278 – Teju Cole: Blind Spot, Wellington, 2018

Poem: Edgelords

Chuck Palahniuk: Consider This

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 230 - Anna Dean

The Vinyl Countdown # 52

Short Story: The Short And Long Of It

The Flaming Lips: American Head

Stubs: # 277 – The Staves, Wellington, 2018

The Vinyl Countdown # 53

Poem: My Actual Hero

Jack Woodbury: inst. 19-20

Drummers You Just Can’t Beat: # 20 – Bobby Colomby

The Vinyl Countdown # 54

Poem: love

Gregg Allman: Lonely Day In L.A. (Complete KMET-FM Broadcast From 6th November 1974)

I Did A Talk About Blogging Now Here’s A Blog About That Talk

The Vinyl Countdown # 55

The Dave Clark Five: All The Hits

Poem: 2020 Vision - Watching Horror Movies in 2020

The Vinyl Countdown # 56

Poem: Those John Coltrane CDs Blew My Fucking Mind

The Story Behind The Cover of My New Book

Phil Broadhurst: Soliloquy

The Vinyl Countdown # 57

Poem: To Tell Is To Know

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 229 - Rachel Doré Interviews Me About Blogging

The Vinyl Countdown # 58

Steve Barry / Judy Bailey: Elements

The Daze That Used To Be: Ragged Glory Turns 30

Poem: Tracy Chapman

The Vinyl Countdown # 59

Horror Movie Scores: Some Favourites

Poem: Thank You For Stan

R.I.P. Gary Peacock

Dan Penn: Living On Mercy

Stubs: # 276 – NZSO: Summer Pops – Music From The Movies, Wellington, 2018

Bill Callahan: Gold Record

Poem: Cognitive Dissidents

Hermine Deurloo: Riverbeast

Poem: Retiring

Tanya Donelly and The Parkington Sisters: Tanya Donelly and The Parkington Sisters

The Vinyl Countdown # 60

Poem: The Gravity Of The Situation

RNZ Reviews: September 2020

Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M2

Better Off Read Podcast: Episode 78 – Sound Series 6; Carl Shuker and Simon Sweetman

Poem: Comedy

The Vinyl Countdown # 61

Chris Frantz: Remain In Love

Poem: This Poem Has No Flow

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 228 - Ben Mulchin (Valhalla)

Dalai Lama: Inner World

Clint Mansell: Out of Blue (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Poem: America? Mate, It’s Fucked.

Stubs: # 275 – Queen + Adam Lambert, Wellington, 2020

Charles Tolliver: Connect

Poem: I Wanted To Write An Essay About How Great Clint Mansell Is But 2020 Has Been A Debacle And No One Has Time For That As A Result. Covid Cancelled My Essay. Blame Covid. So Here’s A Wee Poem Instead. Is It Even A Poem? Sure. I Reckon!

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 36 – Jim Morrison, “An American Prayer”

Cream: Leavin’ Town Baby (Stockholm, March 7th 1967 Sveriges Broadcast)

The Vinyl Countdown # 62

Kristian Eidnes Andersen: Vivarium (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Poem: Private Joker

Stubs: # 274 – Rhian Sheehan, Wellington, 2018

The Vinyl Countdown # 63

Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman: Sounds Like Titanic

Thurston Moore: Spirit Counsel

Poem: From The Bottom To The Top

Immanuel Wilkins: Omega

The Vinyl Countdown # 64

Pernice Brothers: Spread The Feeling

Poem: hazing

The Vinyl Countdown # 65

RNZ Feature: The Legacy of the Carpenters

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 227 - Charlotte Graham-McLay

The Vinyl Countdown # 66

My New EBook: Selected Interviews (Vol. 1)

Poem: Be Like Talking Heads

PSA - Election 2020: Theatre

R.I.P. Charli Persip

The Vinyl Countdown # 67

Poem: The Movement You Need Is On Your Shoulder

Matthew Marshall: Fragments

The Vinyl Countdown # 68

Stubs: # 273 – The Bootleg Beatles, Wellington, 2019

Manawatu Writers Festival 2020: My Chat About Blogging

Poem: Standing By


The Vinyl Countdown # 69

Emma Swift: Blonde On The Tracks

Poem: Silver Status

PJ Harvey: All About Eve (Original Music)

The Vinyl Countdown # 70

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 226 - Eamonn Marra

Poem: This Poem (Is Set Somewhere)

Matt Braunger: Finally Live In Portland

Stubs: # 272 – Litcrawl, Wellington, 2018

The Vinyl Countdown # 71

Willie Nelson: First Rose of Spring

Gil Scott-Heron: We’re New Again – A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven

Poem: The Disastrous Second Season of Cancel Culture Was A Ratings Flop With No Direction Poor Management And A Frankly Embarrassing Script

The Vinyl Countdown # 72

Black Marble: I Must Be Living Twice (ep)

Charles Bukowski: On Drinking

Joe Jackson Is Not A Household Name So What Chance Do You Have With Your Shitty Work That Bumbles Along And Generally Doesn’t Mean A Fucking Thing – aka Dig Deep!

The Vinyl Countdown # 73

Ben Lee: Quarter Century Classix

Bill Frisell: Valentine

Poem: Spare A Thought For The Boy In His Bubble

Vivarium: DVD

The Vinyl Countdown # 74

Paul Kelly: Forty Days

Poem: The Signs Along The Way

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 225 - Ben Brown

Lou Reed: Audio Violence ’89 (The Legendary Boston Broadcast)

The Vinyl Countdown # 75

Poem: Bob Dylan

R.I.P. Trini Lopez

Sebastien Tellier: Domesticated

Lenny Bruce: Fat Boy - The Genius of Lenny Bruce

The Vinyl Countdown # 76

Brett Naucke & Ryley Walker: I Am Aware We Do Not Save One Another Very Often (ep)

Clint Mansell and Clint Walsh: Berlin

Poem: Parenting

The Vinyl Countdown # 77

Alan Brown: Wind and Wire

Poem: Teetotalitarianism

Stubs: # 271 – Switzerland, Wellington, 2018

Aoife O’Donovan: Bull Frogs Croon (and Other Songs)

Poem: Silver Age

The Vinyl Countdown # 78

RNZ Reviews: August 2020

Stubs: # 270 – Songs For Nobodies, Wellington, 2018

Poem: Power, Structures

Emma-Jean Thackray: Rain Dance [EP]

The Vinyl Countdown # 79

The Booksellers: Film

Poem: Shot Bro!

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 224 - Rachel McAlpine

Lana Del Rey: Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass [Audiobook Edition]

Monika Herzig: Eternal Dance

Virtual Shadow Ensemble: KEEP YOUR DISTANCE!

Poem: The Generation Game

The Vinyl Countdown # 80

Gold Medal Folds: On Songs For Silverman

Stubs: # 269 – Thundercat, Wellington, 2018

Connie Han: Iron Starlet

Poem: I Used To Like Bruce Springsteen Until I Listened Very Closely

The Vinyl Countdown # 81

Ghostpoet: I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep

Poem: I Don’t Like Much About Art But I Know What I Do

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 35 – Charles Bukowski, “Hostage”

Stubs: # 268 – Puss In Boots, Wellington, 2018

Poem: You Can Fail Your Empathy Exam And Still Be A Success – It’s A Test You Have To Keep Re-Sitting Anyway…

Porno For Pyros: Perry Farrell’s True Masterpiece

Taylor Swift: folklore

The Vinyl Countdown # 82

Short Story: The Declining

Moodymann: Taken Away

Eddie Henderson: Shuffle And Deal

Poem: The Great Kiwi BBQ

Lana Del Rey: Norman Fucking Rockwell!

Stubs: # 267 – Calexico, Auckland, 2019

The Tammys: Complete Recordings

Poem: Variations On The Rant In E Minor

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 223 - Lance Philip

Poem: on at least one level

The Vinyl Countdown # 83

Roc Marciano: Pimpstrumentals

Noah Van Sciver: The Complete Works of Fante Bukowski

Poem: A Poem About The Shining

Daniel Johnston: Chicago 2017

Carpenters: The Road To Yesterday (Live 1974)

Al Di Meola: Across The Universe

Ten of My All-Time Favourite Kiwi Songs

Poem: 4am Has Always Been The Worst

The Vinyl Countdown # 84

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 34 – Yanni, “Live At The Acropolis”

R.I.P. Peter Green

Poem: Jockeying

Kat Edmonson: Dreamers Do

Margo Price: That’s How Rumors Get Started

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 222 - Wayne Kramer (MC5)

The Vinyl Countdown # 85

Poem: Typewriter Owl

Diana Ross: Supertonic - Mixes

The Vinyl Countdown # 86

Billy Bruner: Billy Bruner

Poem: Swings (And Roundabouts)

RNZ Feature: The Music of Paul McCartney

Stubs: # 266 – Cable Car, Wellington, 1995-2020

The Vinyl Countdown # 87

Rachel McAlpine: How To Be Old

Nathan Salsburg: Landwerk

Poem: Keep Listening

Hiroshi Yoshimura: GREEN [Reissue]

Tour Announcement: Dave Dobbyn to Play NZ Shows in August

The Vinyl Countdown # 88

Bobby Watson: Keepin’ It Real

Poem: You Said You’d Never Compromise

Stubs: # 265 – C.K. Stead: Q&A, Wellington, 2018

The Vinyl Countdown # 89

Poem: Didactic [Redacted]

Luke Schneider: Altar of Harmony

The Vinyl Countdown # 90

Poem: $29.00

RNZ Reviews: July (2) 2020

John Carroll Kirby: My Garden

Poem: Lotus Positioning

The Vinyl Countdown # 91

Poetry at The Fringe – Sunday, 19 July 2020

Nina Simone: Fodder On My Wings [Reissue]

Poem: Still Free

Flying Lotus: Presents Infinity “INFINITUM” – Maida Vale Session (ep)

The Vinyl Countdown # 92

Poem: This Isn’t A Poem About Judith Collins

R.I.P. Jamie Oldaker

Jeff Hamilton Trio: Catch Me If You Can

The Vinyl Countdown # 93

Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 221 - Dryw McArthur

Poem: Another Year Older And Deeper In Debt (16th Tons)

The James Hunter Six: Nick of Time

Joshua Redman / Brad Mehldau / Christian McBride / Brian Blade

The Vinyl Countdown # 94

Poem: God’s Eye Is On All Of Us But Only If You Grew Up Believing

The Beths: Jump Rope Gazers

The Vinyl Countdown # 95

I Don’t Know Much About (How To Do) Art But I Know What I Like (Trying To Do): In Praise Of Doodling The Fuck Out Of Some Paper, Yo!

Poem: The Glass Isn’t Half Empty, It’s Half Full

“Weird Al” Yankovic: The Idiots Are Winning (Live 1984)

Dinner Party: Dinner Party

The Great Spotify Shuffle Game: Roadtrippin’ Playlists

The Vinyl Countdown # 96

Poem: Holiday Browsing

R.I.P. Joe Porcaro

Morgan James: Memphis Magnetic

Poem: Sly Stone Forever Alone

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 220 - Ruby Solly

The Vinyl Countdown # 97

They Say It’s Your Birthday – 80 Great Thingos By (and about) Ringo: Ringo Starr at 80

R.I.P. Ennio Morricone

Poem: Tapas – It’s From The Spanish. It Means: To Defrost Some Crumpets Later Or Get A Cheeseburger On The Way Home

Cassowary: Cassowary

James Brown: Live At Home With His Bad Self

Poem: Me and Tom Hanks, Suddenly Not So Different

The Vinyl Countdown # 98

It Was The Best Gig Ever # 18: John Fogerty, Wellington 2005

Poem: True Crimes

Kurt Elling: Secrets Are The Best Stories

Boney James: Solid

Stubs: # 264 – Anika Moa: Chop Chop Hiyaa!, Wellington, 2017

Poem: Lives

The Vinyl Countdown # 99

RNZ Reviews: July 2020

V/A: NOW That’s What I Call Yacht Rock Volume 2

Poem: Occasion

Stubs: # 263 – The Blackbird Ensemble Performs Björk: All Is Full Of Love, Wellington, 2019

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 33 – Bill Withers, “Watching You, Watching Me”

Andrew McCormack: Solo

Warren Wolf: Reincarnation

Poem: Snapshot

The Vinyl Countdown # 100

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 219 - Colin Morris

Poem: Puff (Back In The Day)

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 32 – Deep Purple, “Concerto For Group And Orchestra”

John Scofield: Swallow Tales

Poem: dk

The Vinyl Countdown # 101

Maceo Parker: Soul Food – Cooking With Maceo

Elvis Costello: Every Day He Writes The Book (of Song)

Richard Jewell: DVD

Jazz Sabbath: Jazz Sabbath

Short Story: Back In The Loop

Neil Peart Was The World’s Most Overrated Drummer

B.B. King & Eric Clapton: Riding With The King (Deluxe Edition)

Stubs: # 262 – Teju Cole: Photo Lecture, Wellington, 2018

The Vinyl Countdown # 102

Poem: Hard To Beat

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 31 – Queen, “Hot Space”

Purdie / Fabian / Oswanski: Move On!

Don Covay: Anthology - His First Recordings

RNZ Feature: Curtis Mayfield

The Vinyl Countdown # 103

Poem: Banned Obsolescence

Stubs: # 261 – The Monkees, Wellington, 2019

The Vinyl Countdown # 104

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 218 - Paul McLaney on the return of Gramsci

Poem: Digging The Grave

Ali Whitelock: the lactic acid in the calves of your despair

Harry Nilsson: Campaign Hero

Stubs: # 260 – At The Wake, Wellington, 2018

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Hero Trio

Don Bryant: You Make Me Feel

Poem: Cold Facts

The Vinyl Countdown # 105

Neil Young: Homegrown

Poem: My Part In The Downfall of Racism

Stubs: # 259 – James Acaster, Wellington, 2019

Picture Character: Film

R.I.P. Aaron Tokona

The Vinyl Countdown # 106

Poem: My Back Pages

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 217 - Freya Daly Sadgrove

This Is Not A Movie: Film

The Vinyl Countdown # 107

My First Ebook: Drummers You Just Can't Beat

Saul & Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band: Film

Poem: The Queen’s Baton Relay, 1990

The Vinyl Countdown # 108

Stubs: # 258 – Arabia-Buda-Scott, Wellington, 2018

Archie Shepp / Raw Poetic / Damu The Fudgemunk: Ocean Bridges

Poem: I Took A Photo of Sam Hunt in Upper Hutt 20 Years Ago

#UNFIT - The Psychology of Donald Trump: Film

The Vinyl Countdown # 109

Amber Preston: Sparkly Parts

Poem: An Honest Attempt At A Winter Blues

Stubs: # 257 – The Gaps Between, Wellington, 2016

Who Let The Dogs Out: Film

Ruthie Foster Big Band: Live At The Paramount

The Vinyl Countdown # 110

Poem: Big data says you’re busted

Mark Isham & Isabella Summers: Little Fires Everywhere [Original Soundtrack]

The Trip To Greece: Film

The Vinyl Countdown # 111

Poem: When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around

Stubs: # 256 – Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers , Wellington, 2013

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 216 - David Cormack

Rickie Lee Jones: Kicks

Poem: The Makings Of You

The Vinyl Countdown # 112

Jean-Louis Matinier & Kevin Seddiki: Rivages

Stubs # 255 – Bill Frisell, Wellington, 2017

Poem: All The Things You Are

The Vinyl Countdown # 113

RNZ Reviews: June 2020

Movies of My Life # 18: Dead Presidents

Bat For Lashes: The Boys of Summer (Live at EartH, London, 2019)

Poem: Haploid Sells

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 215 - Karen O'Leary

Dark Divinity: Messianic (ep)

Stubs # 254 – Grizzly Bear, Wellington, 2018

Poem: I’m No Oil Painting Of Course – Nor Am I Willing To Be. I Like Hanging Around In Art Galleries But Not For THAT Long!

The Vinyl Countdown # 114

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 30 – The King, “Gravelands”

V/A: Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller Present ‘Soul On The Corner’

Poem: You Can’t Lose What You Never Had

The Vinyl Countdown # 115


Curtis Mayfield: Street Soul 1990 (Live 1990)

Stubs: # 253 – NOT Nadia Reid, Wellington, 2020

Poem: Proctology

The Vinyl Countdown # 116

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 214 - Nick Lowe

RNZ Feature: Tori Amos

Poem: The Death of Music Journalism

Chris Dingman: Embrace

The Vinyl Countdown # 117

Poem: Brian Wilson Live!

R.I.P. Jimmy Cobb

The Necks: Three

Stubs: # 252 – James Taylor, Napier, 2017

Portico Quartet: We Welcome Tomorrow (ep)

The Vinyl Countdown # 118

V/A: I Still Play

Poem: I Grew Up Watching Mork & Mindy and Popeye and Good Morning Vietnam and Listening to Live At The Met…

Stubs: # 251 – Rants In The Dark, 2018

The Vinyl Countdown # 119

Playlist: Sunny Daze That I Thought Would Never End

Poem: Blind Mans Bluff

The Vinyl Countdown # 120

Tori Amos: Resistance - A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage

Stubs: # 250 – Hawks vs. Huskies, Napier, 2019

Poem: We Stand At The Water

Moby: All Visible Objects

The Vinyl Countdown # 121

Poem: Rocket Queen Is The Epic Finale, Christ, It’s The Goddamn Redeemer

Stubs: # 249 – Rufus Wainwright, Wellington, 2019

Timmy Thomas: R&B Hits & More

The Vinyl Countdown # 122

Poem: All For The Return

Adam Buxton: Ramble Book [Audiobook Edition]

Kneebody: Kneebody on Audiotree Live (ep)

Poem: When Two Tribes Go To War A Point Is All That You Can Score

The Vinyl Countdown # 123

Ted Poor: You Already Know

Peter Frampton Band: All Blues

Beastie Boys Story: Film

Stubs: # 248 – Suzanne Vega, Sydney, 2018

Poem: Little Richard Gave License

I Miss Podcasts – And Podcasting…

The Vinyl Countdown # 124

Poem: Remembering Faith No More At The Wellington Town Hall In 1993

Fly My Pretties: The Studio Recordings Part Two

Joan As Police Woman: Cover Two

Danzig: Danzig Sings Elvis

Poem: Cease To Bee

Stubs: # 247 – Norah Jones, Wellington, 2019

Molly Payton: Mess [EP]

Mr. Scruff: DJ Kicks

The Vinyl Countdown # 125

Poem: Our New Normal

Swamp Dogg: Sorry You Couldn’t Make It

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 29 – Robbie Robertson, “How To Become Clairvoyant”

Playlist: Simmering Rage For Sinners and Slaves

Poem: Goonie Goo Goo and a G.I. Joe Up My Ass

The Vinyl Countdown # 126

R.I.P. Tony Allen

Deantoni Parks: SILVER CHORD

Poem: Impressions

Ebo Taylor: Palaver

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 28 – Terence Trent D’Arby, “Neither Fish Nor Flesh”

R.I.P. Hamilton Bohannon

The Vinyl Countdown # 127

Poem: I Forgot Where My Irony Is Situated

Steve Gunn: Livin’ In Between – EP

Playlist: 3 At Last, 3 At Last, Thank God Almighty We Are 3 At Last!

Gregoire Maret, Romain Collin & Bill Frisell: Americana

Poem: Movement Of The People

Nate Smith: Light and Shadow - EP

The Vinyl Countdown # 128

Poem: A Concise History of Jazz

From The Archives: I Pinch Myself That I Shared Time On This Planet – Albeit Via A Phone Call – With Cassandra Wilson…But I Called Her A Little Earlier Than Planned, Oops!

The Vinyl Countdown # 129

V/A: Ella 100 - Live at the Apollo!

Neil Young & Phil Baker: To Feel The Music

Poem: Maths

Playlist: Climbing The Ladder To Level 3

Bill Laurance Trio: Live at Ronnie Scott’s

The Vinyl Countdown # 130

Poem: Women are leading the way

Tori Amos: Broken Silence (Live 1992)

The Vinyl Countdown # 131

Shelby Lynne: Shelby Lynne

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 27 – Aretha Franklin, “Who’s Zoomin’ Who”

Poem: The Take Away

David Foster: Eleven Words

Squarepusher: Lamental EP

The Vinyl Countdown # 132

Poem: Some Silver Linings

Playlist: Rain On Your Parade

The Vinyl Countdown # 133

Zara McFarlane: East of The River Nile (with Dennis Bovell) EP

Poem: A Heartfelt Thanks To The Tiger King For Sending Me Back To Jerry Springer

Blood, Sweat & Tears: Live At Woodstock

Playlist: Lock Down Chill Out

The Stray Cats: 40

Louis CK: Sincerely Louis CK

Boy George: This Is What I Dub, Vol. 1

Poem: In Which I Scroll For The Site Where Bootstraps Are Considered An Essential Item So I Can Pull Myself The Fuck Up By Them

Joe Satriani: Shapeshifting

The Vinyl Countdown # 134

The O’Jays: Live In New York

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 26 – My Dick, “My Dick’s Double Full-Length Release”

Poem: The New Rules

The Vinyl Countdown # 135

Aaron Diehl: The Vagabond

Horace Andy: Mix Up EP

Poem: embouchure

RNZ Reviews: April 2020

The Vinyl Countdown # 136

Why Bonnie: Voice Box - EP

DJ Python: Mas Amable

Poem: Managing

The Vinyl Countdown # 137

RNZ Feature: Album Openers

Poem: “Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done, is done”

Bobbie Brown: Cherry on Top - Flirty, Forty-Something, and Funny as F**k

Bill Orcutt: Odds Against Tomorrow

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 25 – Mike Oldfield, “Tubular Bells II”

The Vinyl Countdown # 138

Lilly Hiatt: Walking Proof

Poem: Page Turner

David S. Ware New Quartet: Théâtre Garonne, 2008

The Vinyl Countdown # 139

Daniel Lopatin: Uncut Gems – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Poem: Here Is Your Free 30 Day Trial

Huey Lewis And The News: Hot Off The Press (Live 1987)

R.I.P. Bill Withers

Marquis Hill: Love Tape

Robert Plant: Digging Deep (Ltd Ed. 7” Box Set)

Poem: Back Before Everyone Was On Their Phone Every Fucking Five Minutes

Roger Kellaway: The Many Open Minds of Roger Kellaway

The Monkees: The Mike & Micky Show Live

The Vinyl Countdown # 140

Poem: Knives Out

Muthspiel/Colley/Blade: Angular Blues

Madison McFerrin: You + I (ep)

Kandace Springs: The Women Who Raised Me

The Vinyl Countdown # 141

Poem: All Hail

Maria Bamford: Weakness Is The Brand

Uncut Gems: Film

Poem: The World Is Turnin’/I Hope Neil Young Don’t Turn Away

The Vinyl Countdown # 142

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 24 – Eric Clapton, “Behind The Sun”

Poem: Collective Agreement

Dirty Projectors: Windows Open [EP]

The Vinyl Countdown # 143

Dua Lipa: Future Nostalgia

Poem: The real pandemic…….( The real pandemic…….)

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 23 – The Grateful Dead, “Shakedown Street”

The O’Jays: The Last Word

Poem: This Is Not A Poem About COVID-19 It’s Actually About How We’ve Been Forced To Take A Month Or So Off Being Cunts To Each Other – But We’ll Start Again When The Virus Stops I Reckon.

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 213 - Mike White

The Vinyl Countdown # 144

R.I.P. Manu Dibango

It Was The Best Gig Ever # 17: The Cult, Wellington 1995

Kenny Barron / Dave Holland Trio Featuring Jonathan Blake: Without Deception

R.I.P. Eric Weissberg

Poem: Above All To Thy Own Self Be True

The Vinyl Countdown # 145

R.I.P. Kenny Rogers

Early James: Singing For My Supper

Poem: Getting Ready For Freddy

Above The Shadows: DVD

Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela: Rejoice

Poem: The Whole of His Middle-Class Guilt Slipped Out Through The Hole in The Middle-Class Net

The Vinyl Countdown # 146

Deep Water: DVD

Poem: Bob Dylan At Live Aid

Don Gavin: Live With A Manhattan

Murry Wilson & Snow: The Break Away EP

The Vinyl Countdown # 147

Poem: Video Store Homily

Clown: DVD

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 212 - Sameena Zehra

James Taylor: Break Shot - My First 21 Years

Sam Wilkes: Live On The Green

The Vinyl Countdown # 148

Poem: Over A Barrel

Franco Piccinno: Mirror

Tricky: 20, 20 (ep)


The Vinyl Countdown # 149

Sam Gendel: Satin Doll

Poem: The Privilege of The Pivot to Poetry

In Search of Greatness: DVD

The Vinyl Countdown # 150

WWE Survivor Series 2019: DVD

Susanne Sundfør: Self Portrait Original Soundtrack [EP]

Poem: We Won’t Make It Any Other Way

The Vinyl Countdown # 151

V/A: Songs For Australia

In Praise of Hobbies Where You Kinda Suck: The Wonderful Experience of Being Quite Shit

Poem: Sometimes I Choose A Title First Before Writing A Poem

The Vinyl Countdown # 152

Ella Fitzgerald: The Complete Piano Duets

Myele Manzanza: A Love Requited – The Remixes EP

Poem: Orwellian Equality

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 211 - George D. Henderson

The Michel Petrucciani Trio: One Night In Karlsruhe [Live]

The Vinyl Countdown # 153

Poem: Hobbling On

V/A: Sampled Groove

The Vinyl Countdown # 154

R.I.P. Keith Olsen

Poem: Shifting

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 22 – Screaming Lord Sutch, "Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends”

Joey Alexander: Warna

The Vinyl Countdown # 155

Nadia Reid: Out Of My Province

Poem: Harry Nilsson and John Martyn

The Haden Triplets: The Family Songbook

The Vinyl Countdown # 156

William Tyler: Music From First Cow

Yacht Rock Revue: Hot Dads In Tight Jeans

Poem: Hopeful Homily

The Vinyl Countdown # 157

Gig Review: Laurie Anderson – Here Comes The Ocean (March 6, Wellington)

R.I.P. McCoy Tyner

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 21 – The Seahorses, “Do It Yourself”

The Vinyl Countdown # 158

NZ Festival Writers & Readers: Close Listening - A Conversation With Laurie Anderson

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 210 - Jordan Luck

Poem: Doggerel

Khruangbin & Leon Bridges: Texas Sun (ep)

Tenderlonious: Think Twice (ep)

The Vinyl Countdown # 159

Gig Review: Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi (March 4, Wellington)

Stephen Bishop: We’ll Talk About It Later In The Car

Playlist: Govett-Brewster Gallery 50th Birthday After Party

Gig Review: The New Pornographers (March 3, Wellington)

The Vinyl Countdown # 160

The Lighthouse: Film

Poem: Friends Just Can’t Be Found

Captain Beefheart: Live in Vancouver 1981

The J.Bs: More Mess On My Mind (ep)

The Vinyl Countdown # 161

Poem: Found – aka “A Home For This Somewhere”

James Taylor: American Standard

DJ Setlist: Govett-Brewster Gallery 50th Birthday After Party, Saturday February 29, 2020

The Vinyl Countdown # 162

Poem: Truant

Stubs: # 246 – Miranda July, Wellington, 2016

The Vinyl Countdown # 163

Poem: Art Appreciation

Sonny Landreth: Blacktop Run

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 209 - Lucien Johnson

The Vinyl Countdown # 164

Nick Waterhouse: Nick Waterhouse

Tedeschi Trucks Band: High & Mighty (ep)

Gig Review: Kate Tempest (February 24, Wellington)

Poem: Slack

The Vinyl Countdown # 165

Gig Preview: DJ Aphrodite w/ LUNG and more, MOON, Wellington, Saturday April 11, 2020

Marie Ross/Petra Somlai/Claire-Lise Demettre: Brahms - Clarinet Sonatas and Trio

Poem: The Dream Team

Gig Review: Chosen and Beloved - MAU Wahine and NZSO (February 21, Wellington)

The Vinyl Countdown # 166

Poem: Bio Note

RNZ Reviews: February 2020

The Legend of Baron To’a: Film

The Vinyl Countdown # 167

Poem: Robert Forster and Quiet Heartbreak

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 208 - Charlie Wallace (Guitar Mastery Method)

Suzanne Vega: Live From The ‘Lenny Kaye Show’, WBAI Studios, NY, Feb 19th 1985 WBAI-FM Broadcast

The Vinyl Countdown #168

Poem: Altered-Ego

Drive-By Truckers: The Unraveling

Blicher Hemmer Gadd: Get That Motor Runnin’

The Beach Boys: 1969 - I’m Going Your Way (ep)

The Vinyl Countdown # 169

Five Albums I’m Loving Right Now: Bob Gaulke

R.I.P. Jon Christensen

Shit That’s Good! Crap Albums I Love # 20 – Rush, “Roll The Bones"

The Buddy Rich Big Band: Just In Time – The Final Recording

Poem: Temporal

The Vinyl Countdown # 170

Stubs: # 245 – Fleetwood Mac, Auckland, 2019

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis: Jazz For Kids

Bob Gaulke: Obsessives

Poem: Only Me / Lonely Me

Huey Lewis & The News: Weather

The Vinyl Countdown # 171

Gig Review: The Stranglers (February 14, Wellington)

Poem: Trainspotting 2

The Vinyl Countdown # 172

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 207 - Meg Williams

Wonderful: Theatre

Poem: Unfinished

The Vinyl Countdown # 173

David Gray: White Ladder (20th Anniversary Edition)

Rob Hirst + Sean Sennett: Driver Reviver (ep)

Poem: Modern Living

The Vinyl Countdown # 174

Brad Mehldau: Mon chien Stupide (Bande originale du film)

Poem: Prayer

Bryan Ferry: Live At The Royal Albert Hall 1974

Stubs: # 244 – NOT Randy Newman, Wellington, 2020

Poem: Roger McGough

The Vinyl Countdown # 175

Bob Mould: Sunshine Rock

Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets: Walkabout

J.J. Cale: Jan Douwe Kroeske Presents: 2 Meter Sessions # 461 – J.J. Cale

Poem: Sunsetting

Jeff Rosenstock & Laura Stevenson: Still Young (ep)

The Vinyl Countdown # 176

Poetry at The Fringe – Sunday, 9 February, 2020

Lisa Gerrard, Genesis Orchestra & Yordan Kamdzhalov: Górecki – Symphony No. 3: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

Jeff Denson, Romain Pilon and Brian Blade: Between Two Worlds

Poem: Life in New Zealand

Gig Review: The Mutton Birds (February 7, Wellington)

The Vinyl Countdown # 177

Poem: Billie Holiday With A Gardenia In Her Hair.

RNZ Pre-Panel: The Story of the Day (Feb 4, 5, 7)

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 206 - Kev Fitzsimons

Burial: Tunes 2011 - 2019

Tim Ray: Excursions & Adventures

Poem: As a writer…

Gig Review: Queen + Adam Lambert (February 5, Wellington)

The Vinyl Countdown # 178

Short Story: The CV of a Music Journalist

Lauren Desberg: Out For Delivery

Stubs: # 243 – Yawning Man, Wellington, 2020

Poem: I Used To Be Scared of Horror Films So I Watched Every Single One From The Local Video Store And Now I’m Cured

Lolly Allen: Coming Home

The Vinyl Countdown # 179

Simon & Garfunkel: Live at Carnegie Hall 1969 (ep)

Mike Clark: Indigo Blue Live At The Iridium

RNZ Pre-Panel: The Story of the Day (Jan 27, 30, 31)

Black Smoke Trigger: Set It Off [EP]

Poem: Get The Tapes!

The Vinyl Countdown # 180

Anoushka Shankar: Reflections

The Schizophonics: People In The Sky

Poem: Doggone

Judd Apatow (ed): It’s Garry Shandling’s Book

The Vinyl Countdown # 181

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 205 - Steve Gunn

Poem: That Summer When 'She Talks To Angels' By The Black Crowes Meant Everything; Everything…

Mark Morton: Ether – EP

The Vinyl Countdown # 182

Dan Carter - A Perfect 10: DVD

Jeff Lynne’s ELO: From Out of Nowhere

Poem: Garry Shandling Was Brilliant

The Vinyl Countdown # 183

Jeff Denson: Jeff Denson Live

RNZ Feature: The Music of 1990

Elton John/Ray Cooper: Live From Moscow – 1979

Poem: Continuum

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 204 - Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies)

The Tierney Sutton Band: Screenplay

Iggy Pop: 'Til Wrong Feels Right - Lyrics and More

WWE Hell In A Cell 2019: DVD

Poem: Surface Level

The Vinyl Countdown # 184

The Surprise Party: Theatre

R.I.P. Jimmy Heath

Poem: The Fragility of The Writer’s Ego and The Prop of The Writer’s Block

The Vinyl Countdown # 185

Devil’s Elbow: ID [ep]

A Traveller’s Guide to Turkish Dogs: Theatre

Thomas Newman: 1917 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Poem: Ain't No Fun

The Vinyl Countdown # 186

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 203 - Dave Armstrong

Zbiginew Preisner / Lisa Gerrard / Dominik Wania: Melodies of My Youth

Poem: Horse Latitude

John O’Connell: Bowie’s Books - The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life

The Vinyl Countdown # 187

Tindersticks: No Treasure But Hope

Poem: A Happy Memory of Working Hard and Being Paid Accordingly

The Vinyl Countdown # 188

Variety For Fierys: Charity Fundraiser (Jan 23, 2019), Meow, Wellington

1917: Film

Poem: When I Met Ian Gillan

The Vinyl Countdown # 189

Five Songs For Friday: 34 – 2020 – 1st Edition

Dolly Parton - Here I Am: Film

Poem: Motivation

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 202 - Matthew Bannister

The Vinyl Countdown # 190

Andrew Bird: My Finest Work Yet

Poem: The Sting of Jealousy

Poncho Sanchez: Trane’s Delight

The Vinyl Countdown # 191

Yesterday: DVD

Poem: The Way The Cookie Crumbles…

Marriage Story: Film

Reid Anderson/Dave King/Craig Taborn: Golden Valley Is Now

Playlist: Summer Sounds on the Balcony

Sweetman Podcast: Episode 201 - Mary Macpherson

The Vinyl Countdown # 192