Music With A Message – My Newstalk ZB Interview On Why Pop Matters

A few weeks back I was interviewed on another Newstalk ZB show, Total Recall, about pop songs that have a message and a conscience. As someone who loves popular music and the possibilities of the format (including when it’s being highly socially charged) this is one of my favourite topics. In the clip below (approximately…

Rod Stewart Gets A Knighthood – His Dozen Greatest Songs

And a baker’s dozen at that. Normally I shy away from non-neat numbered lists. It should be 5, 10, 15 or 20 etc – not “the 9 things you need to do to avoid blah blah blah,” or “the 14 ways to ensure yada yada,” etc. Or in this case, my 13 favourite Rod Stewart…

Rod Stewart And The Faces To Finally Reunite

The Faces in the 1970s. See below for details of September’s Rod Sewart / Faces reunion* One of the joys of being a perpetual student of popular music is discovering songs you never really knew from bands you thought you knew all about. I thought I knew all about The Faces, the wonderfully ramshackle early…