The Time I Requested A Song At A Sly & The Family Stone Concert

Sly Stone. Crazy dream stories are much like poetry on the radio: boring and usually vaguely awkward. But I’m going to take a punt and describe last night’s possibly edam cheese-inspired drama in the hope it’s semi interesting. I dreamt I was at a Sly & The Family Stone gig at a nonexistent 1000-seater venue…

Nelson Mandela Dies – U2 Pays Tribute With ‘Ordinary Love’

Nelson Mandela. “I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.” I thought of this Nelson Mandela quote a couple of days ago when New Zealand politician John Banks was once again trying to tell all who’d listen that anyone who knows him knows he’s an…

That Time Tim Finn Rapped In A West Indian Accent

Mark Greatbatch, 1992. With the schedule for the 2015 Cricket World Cup to be held in New Zealand and Australia announced yesterday (and you can click here if you’d like to read it), I thought it was time to bust out two not entirely beloved cricket anthems from the 90s. The first is the theme…

Queen’s Other 6 Minute Long #1 Hit – Brian May’s Birthday

Brian May. UPDATE JULY 2014: Queen + Adam Lambert will be playing a concert at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Wednesday September 3rd. Tickets go on sale 9am, Thursday July 24. On last night’s episode of The Two we played a clip of a six minute long Queen number one hit which has several different stanzas and…