Once a month or so I have a chat on RNZ on their Afternoons show with Jesse Mulligan. These things start – randomly and stop in much the same way. I hope to keep doing this. For a while at least. I think I started in December of 2015, so now four years into it or so… It’s […]
Various Artists: Come On Up To The House: Women Sing Waits Dualtone Music Devised as a 70th Birthday gift to Tom Waits (December 7 is the day) this compilation of female singer/songwriters interpreting material from all across Waits’ 45 year recording career is in fact a gift to us all.
Aimee Mann Mental Illness SuperEgo Records In the world of the Aimee Mann fan – even casual admirers – there is no bad record. Hers is a catalogue of utmost consistency. There have been risks, sure. Concept albums, soundtracks, decisions to not just do the same thing over and again, and yet, also, and quite […]
I guess I do this most weeks – occupational hazard or whatever – but this week in particular I’ve been revisiting old favourites, thinking about albums I liked a lot 5 and 10 years ago, and 20 years ago…and in some cases just 2-3 years ago… I’ll also give an early mention of Goose Snow […]
My first Friday in a while without Oscar – his first Friday at school. Strange week this week, very strange…lots of cool things happening (I met Robert Forster, new podcast up with Charlotte Yates, got a bit of reading done – tomorrow I’m the MC at one of the LitCrawl events, one showcasing some of […]
Welcome to episode 26 of Sweetman Podcast brought to you by Phantom Billstickers. This episode features a chat with Lisa Crawley, a Melbourne-based Kiwi-born singer/songwriter. Lisa’s enthusiasm for music is part of her story; that might seem obvious to say with a musician, but what I mean – and what has always been an important […]
The Both The Both SuperEgo Records The Both formed in 2012 – here’s their self-titled debut album, you know The Both separately, one or both of them anyway. They are Ted Leo (solo artist, former member of Citizens Arrest and The Spinanes among others) and Aimee Mann. He gives it a slightly spiky, prickly punk/power-pop […]