Welcome to episode 154 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. Here I have a conversation with Peter Wells.
This piece first appeared on The Spinoff and is also included as one of the pieces in the book “Is It Bedtime Yet?” by Emily Writes & Friends I always wanted a daughter named Billie. Simple really. As soon as I heard Billie Holiday’s voice I was sold. Her voice, that sound, and the idea of her […]
Coal Black Mornings Brett Anderson Little, Brown [This review originally appeared at The Spinoff] We are drawn, so often, to music memoirs for the clichés of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. The very best ones, however, ignore these tenets. Think Patti Smith’s Just Kids or Bob Dylan’s Chronicles. They also exist for both the mouth-breathing, moisty-palmed […]
Welcome to episode 72 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This conversation is me chatting with former Greens MP, book reviewer, mother, blogger, occasional podcaster and the author of The Whole Intimate Mess (a mini memoir), Holly Walker. You can keep up to […]
A couple of weeks ago I left you with a list of the biggest stinkers of 2015 – and I’ve looked back through that list, they are all duds (or were duds to my ears anyway) but there isn’t an album there that stands out as the single worst thing I heard this year. I […]
Conversations with McCartney Paul Du Noyer Hodder & Stoughton Ltd./Hachette I was tempted to just link to Steve Braunias’ spot-on assessment of this book – just leave you with that review; it does essentially sum it up. Here, collected in one place, are many of Paul McCartney’s dullest interviews, most of them commissioned, scripted damn-near, […]