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  • How Bizarre and more

    What a fun­ny old year this has been. Good, I mean. Very good. I turned six­ty. Who turns six­ty? Only oth­er peo­ple sure­ly. I’ve trav­elled with Brigid – at last tal­ly 2015 has seen…

  • 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…

  • Zip a de doo dah

    In the mid 1970s I read and re-read a book about Phil Spec­tor. It was a inspi­ra­tional book for me at that age. Out of His Head by for­mer (and lat­er) Melody…