Bandcamp artists clean up at NZ Music Awards

Image pinched off the NZ Herald website Young Blood by The Naked And Famous The NZ Music Awards just took place an hour or two back (it’s night time there as I write), and I was so pleased to see that a couple of the artists who did so well also happen to be on...

Talking about my week

I thought I’d just do a quick blog post, because for the first time in probably two years, I’m using dictation software again. I used to write quite a bit using dictation software and it was all right, but I would always have to go back and correct some of...

Off the Record: the lost tapes

Back in 1996, I was a self-employed (self-unemployed, more like) radio producer. I’d quit my job at talkback station Radio Pacific after five years making ads for retirement villages, incontinence pants, the Mad Butcher and horse-racing events. Along the way,...

Archival treasure hunt

I spent the last few weeks in Auckland. There was an international academic conference about radio, and I was the opening keynote speaker, which was a real honour. You can download the text of my speech here as a PDF if you’re interested, complete with the...

Busy in Auckland

I’ve spent the last week or so in New Zealand. I’m doing the opening keynote speech at the International radio conference being held at AUT from the 11th of January, and I’ve come over a bit early so I could spend Christmas and New Year in the summer...

On Downloading Pickle

I’m a latercomer to the world of comics and graphic novels. It’s odd, really, because I knew some great cartoonists, comic book artists and enthusiasts growing up in New Zealand. Some of them went on to own comic book stores, some produced some great...