Yacht Rock Revue Hot Dads In Tight Jeans Pleaserock Here’s the nadir – you hopefully all know that Yacht Rock was never a genre but for a clever set of YouTube mini webisode-something-or-others… which basically dressed soft-rock in boat shoes and an admiral’s hat and made it a stoner’s wet-dream.
Various Artists: NOW That’s What I Call Yacht Rock CUSTOM MARKETING GROUP I think the perfect thing to sum up “YACHT ROCK” is that a good four years after people stopped giving a fuck about the name (and for the fairweather sailors much of the music too) there’s a compilation on the market called NOW […]
Most years between Christmas and New Year’s I do a wee DJ set at the San Fran, our way of letting the people know the bar’s open again in the lead up to Bill E’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza. It’s a low-key thing. Summer tunes. Usually “Kiwi BBQ” is the theme, this year I decided […]
When I’m in Wellington in-between Christmas and New Year’s – my favourite time to be in Wellington, the city is sleeping, it’s holiday-time – I play a DJ set up at the San Fran. I missed the chance last year due to being away for a long stretch, but often at this time of the […]
Various Artists: Too Slow To Disco 2 How Do You Are Well, like most compilations – or sequels of almost any kind – volume 2 isn’t quite as good as the first one. But Good on DJ Supermarkt for trying his best to supply more of the good stuff, and for mostly succeeding. In fact […]
Another week, another last-minute call – tomorrow (Friday, August 29) I’ll be playing some records up at the San Fran as part of their Friday night entertainment. I’m the fill-in guy this week, again just helping out…here was last week’s set. I’ll try not to repeat too many… The San Fran 5 O’Clock Shakedown includes […]
Nicolette Larson, In The Nick of Time (1979) The other week I played a run of a few soft-rock/yacht-rock classics while DJing – including some tracks from the wonderful Too Slow To Disco comp. A guy comes up and goes, “is this that Neil Young song?” when I’m playing the Nicolette Larson version of Lotta […]
Various Artists Too Slow To Disco How Do You Are Whether you were/are secretly embarrassed for loving the likes of Paul McCartney & Wings’ Let Em In and the most MOR moments in the Fleetwood Mac catalogue or if you’re an out and proud fan of the coke-assisted soft-shoe shuffle where funk chugs down on […]