Sam Hunt: Off The Road Colin Hogg (w/ Sam Hunt) HarperCollins When I read The Spinoff’s review of this book – I laughed. I loved it. Brilliantly written – and I winced at the thought that it was probably true, but that I still wanted to read Off The Road because the book that started the friendship between Hunt and Hogg, and the […]
Welcome to episode 25 of Sweetman Podcast brought to you by our brand new sponsor, Phantom Billstickers. This episode features a chat with Roger Shepherd, the guy that started Flying Nun Records, the guy who has written the fantastic memoir, In Love With These Times – My Life With Flying Nun Records.
In Love With These Times: My Life With Flying Nun Records Roger Shepherd HarperCollins The “inside story” of Flying Nun, the Little Record Label That Could (and did…and sorta still is…) is this year’s must-read New Zealand music book. In the way that Simon Grigg’s book about OMC was last year’s must-read, this should appeal […]
The Scene of the Crime: Twelve Extraordinary True Stories of Crime and Punishment Steve Braunias HarperCollins I stopped only on the other side of calling Steve Braunias our greatest writer when reviewing the small, self-published volume of political satire – because not only is he funny and engaging, sharp, wise, wordy and worldly, he also […]
Gutter Black: A Memoir Dave McArtney Harper Collins Dave McCartney’s memoir arrives just a year after his passing. He had delivered the manuscript just a few weeks out from his ultimate deadline. And it’s a wonderful book – worth reading, worth having. There are times when McArtney’s prose recalls the way his guitar lines would […]