LINKS

LINKS

 

A collection of links to some of my highly recommended websites.

 

Elsewhere

 

http://www.elsewhere.co.nz/

 

Interviews, features, travel articles and music reviews by Graham Reid.

 

 

Igmusic

 

http://www.igmusic.co.nz

 

Homepage of Ian Morris, music producer, songwriter, member of Th’ Dudes and advertising music maestro. With rare music, things never to say in a studio, “rock’n’roll/not rock’n’roll” lists and Dudes memorabilia. 

 

 

Stupid Ad

 

http://www.stupidad.co.nz

 

 “Celebrating idiocy in New Zealand TV advertising”. Or biting the hand that once fed.

 

 

David Hepworth

 

http://whatsheonaboutnow.blogspot.com/

 

Blog of David Hepworth, very British, mock curmudgeonly editorial director of ‘The Word’ magazine, which he co-founded with editor Mark Ellen, along with ‘Mojo’, ‘Q’ and ‘Empire’. 

 

 

The Word

 

http://www.wordmagazine.co.uk/

 

“Intelligent life on Planet Rock” – the podcast is especially recommended. 

 

 

 

 

Rock’s Backpages

 

http://www.rocksbackpages.com/

 

“The ultimate library of rock music writing”.

 

 

Rockcritics.com 

 

http://rockcritics.com/

 

The history of rock music journalism

 

 

NZBC

 

http://www.nzbc.net.nz/

 

 The New Zealand Blogging Corporation resurrects a fine old brand. 

 

 

Dub Dot Dash

 

http://dubdotdash.blogspot.com/

 

Pop culture, music, television, vinyl and assorted junk.

 

 

Living With Music

 

http://papercuts.blogs.nytimes.com/tag/living-with-music/

 

Writers reveal their favourite music to the ‘New York Times’. 

 

 

Home of the Groove

 

http://www.hotg.org/

 

Great streaming radio of classic and rare Southern R&B, with informed commentary. 

 

 

 

Observer Music Monthly

 

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/omm

 

Astutely edited free supplement to the Observer, hip, fun and smart. 

 

 

From Abba to Zappa

 

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/observermusic/

 

Blog of the excellent ‘Observer Music Monthly’.

 

 

Opinionated Diner

 

http://opdiner.blogspot.com/

 

Any developments in New Zealand pop in the last 30 years, Simon Grigg was usually involved: the arrival of punk, independent label rock, house music, club life, ‘How Bizarre’ … thoughts from an expatriate now based in Bali. 

 

 

Windy City Strugglers

 

http://www.windycitystrugglers.co.nz/

 

Since 1968, New Zealand’s leading jug, blues and roots band. 

 

 

 

New Zealand Pop History

 

http://www.sergent.com.au

 

Thorough encyclopaedia of New Zealand pop from 1960s to 1980s

New Zealand Song History

 

http://folksong.org.nz/

 

Wiki-like history of New Zealand folk, songs and musical Kiwiana. 

 

 

Public Address

 

http://www.publicaddress.net/

 

A variety of commentators on current affairs, pop culture and life from a New Zealand perspective. 

 

 

Radio New Zealand

 

www.radionz.co.nz

 

Homepage of New Zealand’s public radio network. 

 

 

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill

 

http://www.radionz.co.nz/nr/programmes/saturday

 

Radio New Zealand’s Saturday morning programme: current affairs, books, music and everything else. 

 

 

Listener

 

http://www.listener.co.nz

 

New Zealand’s weekly current affairs, culture and broadcasting magazine, founded 1939. Since 1988 the print home of music writer Nick Bollinger. 

 

 

The Page

 

http://thepage.name/

 

Andrew Johnston’s digest of poets and poetry. 

Down in the Flood

 

http://www.highwatereverywhere.com/

 

American roots music history, with samples.  

 

 

 

WWOZ

 

http://www.wwoz.org/

 

Streaming radio from the streets of New Orleans: R&B, funk, jazz and great local ads. 

 

 

WFMU

 

http://wfmu.org/special.php

 

Archive music programmes and interviews from New Jersey public station; ‘Give the Drummer Some’ especially recommended. 

 

 

BBC Music Club

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/musicclub/documentaries_index.shtml

 

BBC radio music documentaries, archived. 

 

 

Te Ara

 

http://www.teara.govt.nz/

 

Culture in the deeper South exists: a government-sponsored encyclopaedia of New Zealand history. 

 

 

Independent Obits

 

http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/

 

Dead people don’t wear plaid: the art of the obituary. 

 

 

Frenz

 

http://frenzforum.com/eve

 

Home of all things Enz & Crowded House. 

 

 

Crowded House

 

http://www.crowdedhouse.com/s_home/index.php

 

Crowded House official website. 

 

 

Famous for 16 Minutes

 

http://www.frenz.com/16min/index.html

 

Diary of Peter Green, Split Enz/Crowded House’s Australian minder for over 25 years.

 

Enzology

 

http://www.radionz.co.nz/__data/assets/audio_item/0004/1265368/enz-20071223-1800-Enzology_Part_01_-_Beginning_of_the_Enz_1950s-1975-wmbr.asx

 

Jeremy Ansell, the George Martin of radio engineering (or is that Joe

Meek?), produced this masterful 10-part documentary on the history of

Split Enz.