Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can now get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved in your Spotify library.
This episode is my conversation with Colin Morris.
I first read the name Colin Morris on the backs of records in my collection. I knew about him before I knew him – I knew his name as a record store owner, a retailer with a reputation of being helpful and knowledgeable, polite, friendly and engaging. And then I met him when I moved to Wellington, found the last of his stores (in the mid-90s) and bought some albums directly from him.
A couple of years on and we were both working in the same store (Tandys) and then Colin helped at one of my all-time favourite record shops, Fisheye Discs.
We’ve both reviewed albums and shows for The Dominion Post and we both talk on RNZ’s Afternoons show with Jesse Mulligan.
I’ve known Colin for a quarter century now – sometimes we are sitting next to each other at gigs, having not seen each other for a few months. For many years he was one of the friendly faces at Wellington institution, Unity Books.
It was a great pleasure to finally have Colin on the podcast. We sat and chatted about his life dedicated to music, he shared some of the stories of the famous names and faces he’s met and been photographed with; of the concerts he’s been to and the records that still capture a part of his soul.
I loved this conversation and I hope you do too.