Here’s a chat with Dennis O’Brien – he is the owner of Slow Boat Records in Wellington. But he also had a solo career as a musician – if you click on that link on his name you’ll be taken to Redmer Yska’s excellent Audioculture profile of Dennis’ musical career. Read More
Welcome to episode 106 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat.
I nabbed a wee chat with Andrew Fagan – he of the Mockers and of course his own career, poetry, songs, a life on the seas – a stint as a radio programmer and DJ, first as a Kiwi FM breakfast co-host (with wife Karen Hay) and then in talkback. Read More »
Here’s a chat with Ebony Lamb, singer/songwriter, frontperson for Eb & Sparrow. We talked about the band’s upcoming tour and new album and in fact talked through all of their music – from early success as the opening act for Rodriguez through tours up and down the country with local and international musicians.
I had a chat with Megan Dunn – she’s an artist, art-critic and writer. She’s recently released the book Tinderbox – which I loved. I contacted Megan for a chat because I’d enjoyed some of the press and interviews around Tinderbox also, and because the book details (as part of its themes and plot) her time working at the Borders bookstore chain. I also worked at Borders. Read More »
I sat down for a chat with Richard Langston. We’ve met and talked a few times over the years but this was the first time I’d attempted to get his full story – journalist, poet, broadcaster, music enthusiast, television director – there’s a lot to discuss. And so we sit back and work through it all with some meditations on writing and reading and all the good stuff – music too of course. Read More »
This one is a chat with visual artist Marie Le Lievre. She’s a Christchurch-based artist. A painter, primarily. Though her current show at Bartley & Company in Wellington features drawings and paintings. Read More »
Here’s a chat with legendary Wellington drummer Ant Donaldson. I met Ant a few years back – having been an admirer of his playing across so many bands. The Razorblade, The Mantarays, The Six Volts/Front Lawn, The Labcoats, The Village of The Idiots, and then there were the ones I’d heard about but not seen – his brief time in the Spines, and as a formative member of Primitive Art Group, plenty of others besides… Read More »
I had a conversation with myself. That is to say – the podcast has reached episode 100 and it was time to look back. I turned on the tape recorder and captured some thoughts about the evolution of the podcast, the hit-and-hope approach starting out and how, well, not a lot has changed. Read More »
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 of music from some very talented players. Read More »
This one is a conversation with Yvonne Lorkin, she’s a Hawke’s Bay-based wine-writer, taster, judge, critic and enthusiast. She’s also behind WineFriend, a subscription service that lets you present preferences allowing Sweetman Podcast: Episode 98 – Yvonne Lorkin to hand-select the right wine for you. She provides individual wines with tasting notes, personal recommendations and the interactive experience is designed so that your feedback assists in finding the right wine matches just for you. Read More »
This is a second conversation with Jules Desmond. If you missed the first one click here – we had a good old chat about some of his bands and music reminiscing – but we didn’t cover it all. So a few months on he came back for a second chat and we filled in the blanks. This is a separate, second conversation – we don’t really repeat the subjects though some similar themes (Wellington in the mid-90s and through to the mid-00s) come up. Read More »
It’s the summer holidays – I hope you’re enjoying your break. The podcast will continue weekly but for this episode it’s a dip into the archives, in a way. This is a conversation where I was interviewed- a couple of years ago – for a series of podcasts for the now defunct Rip It Up Radio. Andrew Johnstone, the then-editor and the interviewer contacted me recently and offered this up from the archives, he thought it might be of interest as part of my podcast. Read More »