We don’t know how lucky we are. The music that means the most to me from New Zealand artists is barely ever the product of a funding body, doesn’t have corporate sponsors, isn’t major label-endorsed. It’s the battlers. It’s about brave hearts and (sometimes) troubled souls. It’s about an energy. An anger. A feeling. It’s […]
It’s been a big week of podcast-edits for me, and as well as layering in loads of music (often instrumentals) I’ve been listening to lots of instrumental music even when not editing. There are some new and old favourites here. Something for everyone, hopefully. Five things that I dig at any rate.
Been a while since I’ve done a Five For Friday so I’m going old-school – old, old school – in the sense that everything here is something I’ve loved for a long time – these artists are in my special list of all-time favourites; in a lot of cases I come and go, give them […]
As I said here, recently I’m a fan of the show Later…with Jools Holland, not always, and not every performance, not even every episode, but I love the format of the show – and that it exists. It’s been a good way to find new music, to be reminded of great artists that you either […]
Not all live albums are created equally – many are built in the studio after with overdubs, some just feature crowd-noise endlessly, Neil Young’s brand new live album has him substituting out the crowd for animal noise. There are some great, great live albums out there – where the energy of the crowd is so […]
Last Friday I was back at the San Fran for their Shakedown – playing some records to wind into the weekend, a bit of low-key R’n’B and hip-hop, some 70s pop and light funk/soul… Well, I had a good time… So much so that I’ve put together most of those tunes as a playlist for […]
Adam Fresco works in film, theatre and TV as a writer, director, producer, performer and professional acting coach. Born in London, he arrived in Auckland a decade ago, having worked in professional British Theatre and TV. The Director of DramaTrain.co.nz and Producer for Imagine Studios NZ, Adam is a self-confessed film nut. He regularly reviews […]