Jon Ronson The Last Days of August Audible Originals Of the many forms Ronson has arguably mastered (columns and book-length essays, TV and radio documentaries) it seems his great strength, now, is in the narrative investigative podcast. Working with Audible to serve them up as seven-episode podcasts that double as, essentially, an audiobook (they can be devoured in a […]
Well, this was something new. Watching porn in a boardroom with a bunch of strangers. Wednesday morning. You check your watch, 10.11am. Yep, definitely something new. Something different. There were three young women – in their 20s, most likely. And there was a guy older than you, probably 50, 50-ish. The woman leading the discussion […]
All The Dirty Parts: A Novel Daniel Handler Bloomsbury Daniel Handler has made his name under a penname first and foremost – his Lemony Snicket books are not the only string to his bow though, and under his own (real) name he has released a handful of (adult) novels. The latest, All The Dirty Parts, […]
Jon Ronson The Butterfly Effect Audible Originals Jon Ronson’s latest release is this 7-episode podcast series which is presented as if (also) an audiobook…the complete audio-documentary/reading is just over three hours; this is binge-listening then at its finest.
Hot Girls Wanted Directors: Jill Bauer & Ronna Gradus Two To Tangle Productions/Netflix The idea of the girl next door in porn has been usurped, or streamlined if you like – there’s now no need to find an actress willing to play the part it’s easier, cheaper and there is much in the way of […]
Mountaineater Mountaineater Banished From The Universe Dunedin’s Mountaineater has a weight of expectation behind it, on top of it, all around it, some two years in the making – and finally we have the band’s debut self-titled full-length album. But Mountaineater arrived as a known quantity essentially, because this is the post-HDU project for singer […]
I’ve been listening to an advance-copy of the upcoming album release from Mountaineater. It’s superb – I’ve been gushing about it a wee bit over on the Blog On The Tracks Facebook page; to me it feels inspired, at least in part, by the early albums from The Cure. But in saying that I was […]
The Cure, Standing On A Beach * The Singles (1986) I was a fan of The Cure at high school. But only just. I’d heard Seventeen Seconds and liked it a lot. And some of Pornography. And obviously I knew a bunch of the singles – playing out like jingles: Love Cats, Boys Don’t Cry […]