Ashley’s Worlds for Christmas

If you like cats, or stories about cats – or if you just like stories – here’s a Christmas gift from me to you (and your kids, if you happen to have any). I made a ‘cartoon for radio’ about 15 years ago. It’s about cats –...

Playing Musical Chairs for over a decade

About ten years ago – maybe a little more – I made some programmes for a Radio New Zealand series called Musical Chairs. Each programme focuses on a person who is very important in the world of New Zealand music. Usually it’s a musician, of course...

Ashley’s Worlds revisited

Continuing along the thread of digitally archiving the radio programmes and jazz sessions I did in the 1990s, I’ve started digitising the series Ashley’s Worlds – a “cartoon for radio” that was syndicated on 26 stations around New Zealand...

Interviewed on BBC 6Music

Ruth Daniel and I were interviewed about Unconvention on Tom Robinson’s show on BBC 6Music. If you’re quick, you can listen to it on iPlayer from about 44mins...

Thinking about the wireless

Photo by YlvaS I’ve been thinking a great deal about radio over the past few weeks. After having done the conference keynote in Auckland, a number of things have lined up to bring me back into that world, after a good five or so years being only peripherally...

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...