Welcome to episode 67 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This conversation is me chatting with the poet, historian and academic Jeffrey Paparoa Holman.
I still remember my first gig. DD Smash. Napier. Marine Parade Soundshell. 1984. I was at primary school. I loved DD Smash. Well, I liked them. Well, I knew that one song ‘Outlook For Thursday’. But more importantly my brother liked DD Smash. And mum and dad did too. They didn’t like them enough to […]
In 1995 I moved to Wellington, ostensibly for university, but in reality it was to start an enormous CD collection. Most of that collection has now been replaced by vinyl – and/or Mp3s. That’s because 1995 is closer is more than 20 years ago now. But at the time I was buying up music, having […]
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 […]
50FOOTWAVE Bath White ThrowingMusic One of the sad things in life is that we can’t have a new Throwing Muses album every year or so. Making up for that though is that there are Kristin Hersh solo albums (and books – and tours, sometimes combining readings/spoken-word and songs) and there are EPs by her other […]
For the 15th episode of Sweetman Podcast I got to talk to Leila Adu. Leila’s a friend, I’ve known her for a while, always been proud of her achievements – singing her own commissioned composition for Orchestra Wellington, her solo albums, and knowing she’s out there in the world making music across so many different […]
I guess it must have been a University Orientation gig – judging by the date. I wasn’t a big James Hardway fan ever – but I was aware of him. Perhaps the peak of my James Hardway fandom was going to this gig. I had one of the albums – if you don’t remember what […]
Chris Knox, Songs From 1990 [EP] (1990) The first day of my second year at university – one of the few that I made it up the hill that year (little to no exaggeration). I was lured by the pull of (finally) seeing Chris Knox live. I had heard a lot about him, from friends, […]