A conversation with Father Christopher Orczy, the vicar at St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Christchurch. He is also am ambient/minimalist composer and all-around music nerd, a former music-store worker.
A conversation with musician Matthew Pender (Odessa) on the influence and fandom of Prince; this conversation our special tribute to our friendship formed through mutual Prince appreciation and in honour of Prince in marking the five years since his passing.
A conversation with Wellington musician/composer Jermiah Ross - aka Module. We talk about his life and music and the mental health tug-of-war that derailed his life for a time. There is a redemptive arc to this story - music.
A conversation paying tribute to Eddie Van Halen. Recorded on the day we found out about his death me and my guitarist friend Ben Fulton discussing Eddie and the band and paying tribute to his life, music and sound.
I celebrate the release of my first book of poems, The Death of Music Journalism, and promote the launch (Sunday Oct 11, Meow, 4pm, Wellington, NZ) with a reading of a few poems and some discussion around the themes and the making of the book.
A conversation with Anna Dean, one half of Double Denim and the Ace Lady Network, a journalist, broadcaster, PR guru, party and event planner and clever mind so deeply engaged in social mdedia trends, journalism's online development and the digital cultures driving how we live and message.
A phone conversation with Margo Timmins, lead singer of the Cowboy Junkies. We talk through the history of the band and preview their May 2020 tour of New Zealand, the band's first visit to NZ in 20 years.
A conversation with American session drummer Gregg Bissonette. We talk through his time playing with Maynard Ferguson, David Lee Roth and Ringo Starr. We talk about his lengthy career doing everything from TV adds to playing Beatles songs to thousands, subbing for Toto, recording with Joe Satriani and touring New Zealand with Rodger Fox.
A conversation with Hawke's Bay-based art collector, curator, critic and former teacher Roy Dunningham. Roy counts among his top students three former podcast guests of mine, Phil Judd, Freeman White and Matthew Couper.
A conversation with head of programming at the NZ Festival and Wellington Jazz Festival, Marnie Karmelita. We talk about her background in arts-admin and then preview the June 2019 Wellington Jazz Festival events.
A conversation with musician Graeme Jefferies (The CakeKitchen, This Kind of Punishment, Nocturnal Projections) about his touring and recording life and the writing of his recent memoir, "Time Flowing Backwards"
A live recording of a panel discussion featuring me and Nick Bollinger and chaired by Jamie Macphail. This took place in Napier at the Cabana as part of the Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival in October of 2018.