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.
No guest this week. You’re stuck with me. I’ve just released my first book of poems. It’s called The Death of Music Journalism – and if you click on that link you’ll be taken to publisher site, The Cuba Press. There you can order the book. You can also order it from any good NZ bookstore, and many stores will already have copies. We are launching at Meow in Wellington, This Sunday, October 11 at 4pm. I’ll have readings from poets Rachel McAlpine and Freya Daly Sadgrove and music (and poetry) from Dr. Blue. The book will be launched by Pip Adam. Mary McCallum, my publisher, will speak. And I’ll speak. I’m going to MC the event and I’ll read a poem or three at the end. Sure.
Ahead of all that I took the platform of my podcast to share some readings from the book and share also some of the stories around the poems; some of the themes. And the story of how the book came to be – its brilliant cover by my great friend, artist Matthew Couper. And the fact that there’s a QR code on the back cover where you can access a Spotify playlist of every song mentioned or referred to in some way in the book. (All 79 of them!)
I’ll be back with a guest for a regular-style of podcast show next week but for now here’s me. And my book. And some readings. And I hope you like it. But then, you can say what you want about my poems…they can’t hear you.
This is episode 233 of Sweetman Podcast – readings from and discussion of The Death of Music Journalism.
You can check out the book here and even purchase directly from this link