Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 29 January 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - 'Step Right Up' by Tom Waits, nominated by Ian Williams of Dunedin
1:25 Link 3 -
ARTIST: Sinfonia of London (Conducted by Ernest Gold)
TITLE: Theme of Exodus
COMP: Ernest Gold
DUR: 2' 27"
ALBUM: Exodus: An Original Soundtrack Recording - Track 1
LABEL: RCA 351058
TITLE: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
COMP: Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles
DUR: 3' 10"
ALBUM: I Am Sasha Fierce - CD 2 / Track 1
LABEL: Columbia 719492
ARTIST: Andy Williams
TITLE: Moon River
COMP: Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini
DUR: 2' 43"
ALBUM: Andy Williams Collection - Track 15
LABEL: Warner 200132
ARTIST: The New Vaudeville Band
TITLE: Winchester Cathedral
COMP: Geoff Stephens
DUR: 2' 22" [Cold]
ALBUM: Winchester Cathedral - Track 13
LABEL: Cherry Red 295980
TITLE: Smells Like Teen Spirit
COMP: Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Chris Novoselic
DUR: 4' 57' [cold fade]
ALBUM: Nevermind - Track 1
LABEL: Geffen 424425
ARTIST: Roger Miller
TITLE: King of The Road
COMP: Roger Miller
DUR: 2' 25" [Fade]
ALBUM: Roger Miller: All Time Greatest Hits - Track 5
LABEL: Mercury / B0000233
ARTIST: Christopher Cross
COMP: Christopher Cross
DUR: 4' 12" [Cold fade]
ALBUM: Christopher Cross - Track 8
LABEL: Warner 113383
ARTIST: Kim Carnes
TITLE: Bette Davis Eyes
COMP: Donna Weis, Jackie de Shannon
DUR: 3' 37"
ALBUM: Gypsy Honeymoon: The Best of Kim Carnes - Track 5
LABEL: EMI 798223
ARTIST: Bette Midler
TITLE: The Wind Beneath My Wings
COMP: Larry Henley, Jeff Sibler
DUR: 4' 48" [Cold fade]
ALBUM: Experience the Divine Bette Midler - Track 10
LABEL: Atlantic 782 497
The answer: all Grammy songs of the year, like Royals.
2:10 Pete Seeger Tribute - Peggy Seeger and Kitama Cahill-Jackson
Presidents and pop stars are paying tribute to a man who was the voice of folk music and social justice for 70 years. Pete Seeger has died at the age of 94. From the Civil rights movement to opposing the wars in Vietnam and the Middle East, he believed in the power of music to unite people and inspire change. He opposed McCarthyism, marched beside Martin Luther King and led environmental campaigns. With his trademark five string banjo, he influenced so many other singers like Bruce Springsteen, who called him a "citizen artist" Joan Baez, Dave Matthews, Rufus Wainwright, John Mellencamp and Arlo Guthrie.
Jim Mora talks with Pete's famous sister, Peggy and grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson in New York.
2:20 The West Coast Shipwreck Mystery - Steve Wilkinson
It's an unlikely place to find a shipwreck, but that is just one of many mysteries that surround an historic find on the edge of the Carters beach settlement near Westport, about half a kilometre from the sea.
Back in the 1960's, a farmer unearthed a section of the ship in his paddock. It was mostly forgotten until Buller District Council staff disovered what may have been part of the mast while putting in a pumping station near the West Coast Road. Local amateur archeologist Steve Wilkinson never stopped asking questions about the wreck. He was able to bring together a team of Archaeologists and historians to have a closer look a few years ago. Now he's trying to convince the Buller District Council to allow a new archological dig to finally uncover the mystery.
2:30 Reading - 'Under the Huang Jiao Tree: Two Journeys in China' written by Jane Carswell. Her reflective and absorbing account of living and working in China, and the profound impact it had on her personal search for connection and community.
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Barnaby Taylor: 'Descendants of the Dragon' (Taylor) rom the Production Music CD 'Chinese History' [Bruton Music Ltd BR470]
Miao Xiaoyun: 'Moon Birds' (trad) from the Production Music CD 'China, Mongolia and Tibet' [Atmosphere Music Ltd]
2:45 Feature album - Croz by David Crosby (2014) - Legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby has just released Croz, his first solo album of studio material in 20 years, and its getting good reviews
3:10 Virtual World - Living digitally with Jules Older. Predictions and anniversaries with Jules; the Macintosh computer is 30 years old this month. Also whatever happened to Psy after 2 billion hits with Gangnam Style.
3.30 Wellington Police Maritime Unit - Lynda Chanwai-Earle - Rescues or arrests, boaters in trouble or paua-smugglers being caught in the act, Lynda Chanwai-Earle explores the southern coastline with the Wellington Police Maritime Unit.
4:06 David Farrar and Vicki Hyde are on The Panel: Cycle safety and the coronial recommendations that won't be followed. Egypt, and the effectiveness or not of American foreign policy. The Privacy Commissioner's tenure is over. A lot happened on her watch, not much of it good regarding privacy. So in the era of the NSA, the GCSB, drones and CCTV andf selfies, how does this change society? Justin Bieber - a lot of Americans have signed a petition wanting him out of the U.S. Do celebrity teens really have to kick over the traces big time to progress to adulthood? Lorde's had something to say about the downside of celebrity as well, not feeling safe any more in her own country. You've been telling us you're sick of litter in NZ. Today a partial solution from Australia.