It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these – far too long. Blame work commitments. I’ve been worried about getting a podcast up some part of Thursday or Friday and then work – the pesky day-job kind – has been on the horizon, looming, with early starts every Saturday for most of the last year. […]
Welcome to episode 117 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. Here’s a chat I had with Emily Fairlight. She’s a Wellington-based singer/songwriter and poet. She’s recently released the fantastic Mother of Gloom album. And before that, a few years ago now, there was a self-titled debut.
Elton John had it wrong – or rather Bernie Taupin if you prefer. Sad songs are not the ones that say so much – it’s only a special type of sad song; where there’s hope peeking through, where there’s an attempt at stoicism – the head being held high, an aim to move on, an attempt at rebirth or a […]
In 1995 I moved to Wellington, ostensibly for university, but in reality it was to start an enormous CD collection. Most of that collection has now been replaced by vinyl – and/or Mp3s. That’s because 1995 is closer is more than 20 years ago now. But at the time I was buying up music, having […]
It’s actually staggering – going back through these months, month by month (haha – staggering) – just how many great albums there’s been this year. May started with a couple of the recent gems from Rattle – I paid tribute to Rattle over at Blog On The Tracks today – and then on through so […]
Natalie Merchant Natalie Merchant Nonesuch Natalie Merchant’s solo career is immaculate. Six albums in 20 years – not a single dud, she’s also explored her folk roots through covers, she’s housed existing poems and nursery rhymes in her own musical creations and there’s been just enough of her arresting original material – kicking off with […]