I’m usually on RNZ once a month to have a chat about some new albums. But now and then I present features on the show too.
I followed that up with a chat about Ringo Starr and played some of his best Beatles drum bits and a few of his solo singing hits. That was fun too.
But then, I had the chance to talk about Prince. What to say about one of my favourite artists of all time? In just 40 minutes. I could talk for, erm, 17 Days about Prince. So I decided to look at some of the side-projects, collaborations and songs he’s written for other people.
And most recently I had the idea to talk about covers you didn’t know where covers Sometimes the ‘original’ is forgotten, lesser-known or just a songwriter’s demo – but the songwriter is famous for other things…I find this fascinating. And reckon there’s more than one radio feature in it. So I might do it all again with new songs sometime later.
And there’s a Spotify playlist below of all the tunes…