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  • Then somebody comes and smiles at me / And I can’t feel bad at all

    For­get the (utter­ly fab­u­lous) live album, the buzz of a packed Real Groovy (and oth­er record stores) — the very best thing to come out of Record Store Day is the huge…

  • Everytime I Look Around.…

    Peter McLen­nan has help­ful­ly and cor­rect­ly blogged here about the strange fac­tu­al detach­ment that the pop­u­lar media in New Zealand — or at least some of it — has devel­oped over the…

  • Don’t go jumping waterfalls / please keep to the lake

    A text­book def­i­n­i­tion of delu­sions of self-impor­­tance? .… the Com­merce Com­mis­sion in New Zealand ear­li­er today invit­ed inter­est­ed par­ties to make sub­mis­sions to its inquiry into Uni­ver­sal Music’s pro­posed takeover of the…