Jackson 5, 20 Golden Greats (1979) Never mind 20 Golden Greats, I would have wanted this just for one song…okay, two songs, alright, definitely three songs…well, look, I’m not saying that all 20 are absolute must-haves, but it’s one of those great Greatest Hits where the further you go down the list, the further you […]
Being Charlie Director: Rob Reiner Castle Rock Entertainment/Defiant! Part of the reason this movie works – is down to the father/son combo behind it; a very personal project, a mirroring of some of the hurt and heartbreak in their lives…but that’s not the only reason Being Charlie works. It’s strong enough, even if only just, […]
What a great night to be part of – the release of the excellent new Spines album, Epidural with music from the band and Tyson Smith. And you can check out that brand new album right here. I was there as a fan – and I enjoyed the show – but I also got to […]
Jon Ronson The Butterfly Effect Audible Originals Jon Ronson’s latest release is this 7-episode podcast series which is presented as if (also) an audiobook…the complete audio-documentary/reading is just over three hours; this is binge-listening then at its finest.
Son Seals, Live And Burning (1978) A blunt-fingered bluesman, that’s how I figure him – but I like it! I’m not sure how he’s rated, but I always rated him highly. I remember hearing a Son Seals compilation when I worked in music-retail and it was good in-store blues; now I recognise that’s not a […]
It’s been a big week of podcast-edits for me, and as well as layering in loads of music (often instrumentals) I’ve been listening to lots of instrumental music even when not editing. There are some new and old favourites here. Something for everyone, hopefully. Five things that I dig at any rate.
Steve Vai Modern Primitive Favored Nations Originally released last year as part of the 25th Anniversary package of Passion and Warfare this collection of outtakes and off-cuts, Modern Primitive, now receives the standalone-release treatment, perfect for Vai/guitar fans that didn’t want to fork for “just another copy of Passion and Warfare”.
memory fades, falls, drops, droops, dips, trips me up now rolls right past (not even in a flash) fog lifting through a valley, smoke on her lips
Bellamy Brothers, Plain & Fancy (1977) I’m having flashbacks to an imagined world of key parties in Hastings in the late 1970s. The keys would all be for tractors though…this is the sort of music that is tied to my memory from family get-togethers at shitty smorgasbord restaurants. There’d be a two-piece in the corner […]
The Great South Pacific Tuning Fork, 95bFM and Under The Radar with support from Jim Beam, are proud to announce the lineup for the Southern Fork Americana Fest 2017 as it returns full steam for its fourth year. Taking place at The Tuning Fork from the 7th-15th of October, this year’s festival is jam packed with some of the very best names in […]
An Abbreviated Life: A Memoir Ariel Leve Harper Ariel Leve doesn’t name her mother – we can Google and find out her name of course – but I guess it’s a gesture around dignity; proof that this isn’t a Mommy Dearest-styled hatchet-job memoir; in fact it’s about memory, recovery and growth, about understanding and conquering, […]
Welcome to episode 76 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This one arrives a day or two early – timing it with the film’s current run around the country as part of the Festival – a conversation with Tamzin Beazley; she is the wife of Booga Beazley from Head […]