Of all the artists/albums I’ve covered in this series so far, and along with Elvis Presley and perhaps Dusty Springfield, I’m most familiar with the work of Loretta Lynn. I’ve heard plenty of her records, I have a few. I like a lot. But…I hadn’t ever heard this one. I knew the song already. And […]
Drum Solos! – wait, come back! You don’t often hear people crying out for more drum solos, or any drum solos. Even a lot of drummers hate drum solos. But sometimes you see and hear something special. And sometimes the drum solo – or an extended break – is, I dunno, “musical”, and exciting. Well, […]
Welcome to episode 99 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This one is a conversation with Adam Page, he’s an Australian musician – based in Adelaide. He runs Wizard Tone Studios and the label Wizard Tone Records is home to not only his own recordings but a great range […]
Yes, it’s very late for a Top 10 of 2017 list, but I wasn’t planning to do one. I haven’t done a Top 10 list for a while – instead there are Digests that grab the best of a month or a quarter of the year. In 2017 I didn’t write as many album reviews, […]
Jonas Struck & Vladislav Delay Borg McEnroe [Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture] Sound by Struck The film is a masterpiece, I’m quite sure of that after two screenings. And one crucial component of this great movie is the score. That was obvious almost immediately. Also obvious was the fact that this music […]
Roy Orbison, You Got It [Single] (1989) The Big O – Roy Orbison – a one in a million voice and a backstory of personal heartbreak. This big single comes from his final victory lap – what a send-off he got, and deserved. What a legend. I first heard all of this stuff – the […]
It seems odd – to me anyway – that I had never previously hear this. I mean the song, sure. I know that. A staple from Nuggets, I often play it at DJ sets – and the Nuggets compilation has been a big deal in my life for a while. And yet I just simply […]
Dirt Music is a two-hour radio show on Sydney’s 2ser, every Saturday afternoon (1-3pm), hosted by Stuart Coupe. He’s a critic, author, broadcaster and Australian music legend – you can read more about his background and the show here. He was also one of the first guests on Sweetman Podcast.
Ska Legends BAD MANNERS bring their non-stop party back down under for a Greatest Hits Tour! Get your Tickets Now Fronted by the larger than life Buster Bloodvessel, BAD MANNERS setlist is all chock-a-block full of bouncy ska toons – ‘Lip Up Fatty’, ‘Special Brew’, ‘Just A Feeling’, ‘Skinhead Love Affair’, ‘My Girl Lollipop’, ‘Inner London Violence’, ‘Walking In The Sunshine’, ‘Lorraine’ and of course the […]
Sometimes the interview goes better than you could have planned – you’re into it, you want it to go well but the person on the other end of the line is a total pro, more than they they seem real – even if it’s the Staged-Interview Version of Real. So it was for me with […]
Bangles, Manic Monday [Single] (1985) A favourite trivial pursuit question, in my younger years, was around the pen-name Prince used when writing this song (answer: “Christopher”). Well he would have gifted this to the Bangles around the time he was writing about Christopher Tracy for his movie and album of that time…it’s such an obvious […]
i am not saying the poetry i write is any good, that’s for anyone else to offer. but i will say that silence is a great motivator.