Thursday, November 22, 2012

On Song - by Simon Sweetman/Penguin. About $51.00

On Song: Stories Behind New Zealand's Pop Classics

Tonite we talk with Simon about his new book.  On Song - a lively journey through New Zealand's diverse pop landscape. Simon's a prolific music, almost manic consumer and writer on Muisc in Aotearoa and beyond.  For this book he's interviewed the writers and performers of beloved Kiwi classics, presenting 'in conversation' text that illuminates the fascinating stories behind the pop songs we all know and love, all complemented with a plethora of artists' personal imagery and archival photography. A stunning portrait of modern New Zealand through music.

Simon Sweetman is a freelance music writer. He is the popular music critic for the Dominion Post and writer of 'Blog on the Tracks', daily music musings for His work has also appeared in the New Zealand Listener, North & South, Rip It Up, Sunday Star-Times, Herald on Sunday, Salient and The Package. He has provided comment for Radio New Zealand National, RadioLIVE, Newstalk ZB, Radio Active and TVNZ's 'Good Morning'. He lives in Wellington with his wife Katy and their son Oscar. They share the house with far too many records and their cats Sylvie and Baxter. On Song is his first book.

Blog on the Tracks: Simon's Blog on the NZ Hearald Site

Off the Tracks - Simon's other Blog

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