Welcome to episode 145 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and La Petite Chocolat. Now – 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 to access each new episode; or via Anchor/FM you can get […]
We haven’t been able to buy a lot of art recently – is there a more First World Problem sentence than that? – you don’t buy art when you have a wee kid, but you do get lots of new art anyway, fridge paintings galore… Anyway, my Christmas present was a new painting – the […]
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 […]
Matthew Couper is a New Zealand-born artist, now based in Las Vegas, USA. He is back in NZ for a fortnight to attend the Auckland Art Fair with his gallery representative, PAULNACHE before returning back to the USA for solo exhibitions in Riverside, California and Houston, Texas before the end of the year. His work […]
I love Songs For Drella – what an album. It’s one of my all-time favourites; you sit down with it and it’s like a movie, a book; you take it in. Lou Reed had suggested audiences do that with his New York album – and that works too, sure; but for me it’s always seemed […]
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 […]