I started buying albums in the 70s and it was a great time for the cover artwork. I have to admit that was part of the attraction for me – those Hipgnosis and Roger Dean images grabbed my imagination. It was an essential aspect to enjoying an album for me. By the time the Spines […]
Welcome to episode 73 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This conversation is me chatting with model, actor and author Janna Lapidus Leblanc. She was the former fiancée of Stevie Ray Vaughan and has recently written and released a book of photos from their time together.
Four Years In Pictures: Offstage with Stevie Ray Vaughan 1986-1990 Janna Lapidus Leblanc Four Years In Pictures; 1st Edition A lot of Kiwi fans of Stevie Ray Vaughan know some of the story of how he fell in love with a Wellington girl and swept her away – he played here more than once in […]
I spoke in a recent episode of the podcast about a time when I interviewed the great Anton Corbijn ahead of the release of his movie control. It was a piece that had been commissioned by The Listener. In the time between accepting the assignment and delivering to deadline the Arts Editor had quit, his […]
Welcome to episode 44 of Sweetman Podcast – my conversation with Ian Jorgensen (aka Blink) – you can find out about his various pursuits under the A Low Hum banner at his website. He started out as a photographer, from there to making magazines, creating a record label, organising tours and promoting shows and then […]
Shh…The Music Is Talking Alexander Hallag ah23photography There have been a few photo books showcasing scenes and styles within Kiwi music – and there will be more, but Alexander Hallag’s book, Shh…The Music Is Talking collects some wonderful images and allows you to simply take them in, to draw your own conclusion. Here is a […]
Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation Questlove Harper Collins Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is one of the greatest drummers around and with a trainspotter’s knowledge across so many styles and genres of music – as both player/participant and as observer/listener – he’s already proved himself a talented writer across a range of […]