Welcome to episode 40 of Sweetman Podcast brought to you by Phantom Billstickers. A chat with Auckland-based musician/producer/soundtrack composer Sean James Donnelly – better known, in band and solo-musician guise as SJD. I’m a huge fan of Sean’s music – all of his albums, I think he’s one of the great talents in New Zealand […]
The collaboration between Norman Meehan and Bill Manhire has been important, fruitful – but it’s as much been about a collaboration, a deep connection between Meehan and his chosen vocalist, Hannah Griffin. I worked with Hannah years ago so hearing her on the recordings and watching her perform these poems-made-into-music has something of that Proud, […]
Norman Meehan/Hannah Griffin/Hayden Chisholm Small Holes In The Silence Rattle/VUP Norman Meehan’s framing of Bill Manhire poems – taking them from the page to the stage with the assistance of the pure-voiced Hannah Griffin – resulted in a winning project across the Buddhist Rain and Making Baby Float albums, across the multimedia project, These Rough […]
The Close Readers The Lines Are Open (Independent) The Close Readers is essentially Damien Wilkins; it’s his words, his work, his world – the line-up is flexible, he builds a band to give shape to his songs. Previously Craig Terris all but one-man-banded his way through a couple of Close Readers albums, creating the frame […]
watch the sun come up again after another night awake waste no time dropping the word down the line it’s really not working would be better if I slept more any editor might tell you that too Bill Manhire sleeps eight hours a night. Trust him to get everything right!
(after Bill Manhire) The naked horse came in to the room. What is it doing here? Who invited this naked horse in? More to the point, what am I going to do about it? Certainly won’t be caught repeating and repeating and repeating myself. Damn! The naked horse has taken me for a ride again
Lorenzo Buhne Wild Iron: New Zealand Poetry Adapted To Song K-Pod Audio Lorenzo Buhne moved to New Zealand in 2003. He brought with him a family and a background playing bass in art-rock and punk bands around America. You wouldn’t guess that when listening to Wild Iron a well-meaning but ultimately redundant experiment in which […]
Billy Talent Dead Silence Warner Bros. Billy Talent is the name of a Canadian punk-rock ensemble and Dead Silence follows three self-titled albums. Follows them down a pit to where some sick, twisted individual decided to experiment by cross-pollinating albums by the bands Live and Green Day. It’s an ew from me on most of […]