I’m sure most of you have heard of “The 27 Club” – or something along those lines? You know, the main members are Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison – they all died aged 27. You can look up 27 Club on Wikipedia and get a longer list. It might have started with Brian Jones from The Rolling Stones or – given that […]
Next month I will release my first book of poems. It’s called The Death of Music Journalism – it’s available to pre-order from now and yesterday I shared the cover image on my Facebook page. I mentioned that it was by my good friend the artist Matthew Couper. But what I didn’t get to say […]
Welcome to episode 168 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and La Petite Chocolat. 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 is a conversation with Roy Dunningham – he was […]
We fly in – and the pilot and crew keep warning that it’s 115 degrees or hotter even. We’re landing around 6pm Friday night. (We’re flying out Monday morning – so we’re on the Vegas Weekend Party Flights essentially). We’ve been to Las Vegas before. Nuttiest damn place I’ve ever been. This town – in […]
Here’s episode nine of Sweetman Podcast now – my chat with Matthew Couper. Matt’s an artist, Hawke’s Bay born, now Las Vegas based. Matt’s also my oldest friend, in that we’ve known each other since we were three. We went through kindergarten, primary, intermediate and high school along the same strip in Havelock North.
Lou Reed and John Cale, Songs For Drella (1990) Okay, here’s an album I owned on tape and then CD and now vinyl…there are a few like that, where it’s never enough…it’s always gotta be there. But also, with this one, check it out: A good friend buys me a copy of this as a […]
The Johnnys, Highlights Of A Dangerous Life (1986) My good friend Matthew Couper gave me a dubbed cassette of The Johnnys when we were at high school. Man, I thrashed that album. It was this weird hybrid of tongue-in-cheek country and tongue-in-pint pub-rock and I loved it. Instantly. All it once it was like nothing I’d […]