Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 5 February 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - 'Ring Road' by Underworld, nominated by Steve Wheeler of Napier.
1:25 Link 3 -
ARTIST: The Police
TITLE: Message In A Bottle
DUR: 4' 42" [Fade]
ALBUM: The Police - CD 1 / Track 8
LABEL: A & M 736143
ARTIST: The Beatles
TITLE: Sergeant Pepper's Loney Hearts Club Band
COMP: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
DUR: 2' 00" [Fade]
ALBUM: Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Track 1
LABEL: Parlophone 746442
ARTIST: John Leyton
TITLE: Johnny Remember Me
COMP: Geoff Godard
DUR: 2' 33" [Fade]
ALBUM: Telstar; The Hit's of Joe Meek - CD 1 / Track 1
LABEL: Castle 730651
ARTIST: Eva Cassidy
TITLE: Anniversary Song
COMP: Steven M. Digman
DUR: 2' 49" [Cold]
ALBUM: The Best of Eva Cassidy - Track 17
LABEL: BLIX 410206
ARTIST: Dave & The Dynamos
TITLE: Life Begins at 40
COMP: Dave Luther
DUR: 3' 43" [Cold fade]
ALBUM: A Touch of The Hoggers - Track 9
LABEL: Ode 258780
ARTIST: Shona Laing
COMP: Shona Laing
DUR: 2' 54" [Fade]
ALBUM: Shona Laing - 1905-1990 A Retropective - Track 1
LABEL: Columbia 468529
COMP: Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
DUR: 4' 09" [Fade]
ALBUM: ABBA: The Definitive Collection - CD 1 / Track 11
LABEL: Polar 549974
ARTIST: Don McLean
TITLE: American Pie [Single version]
COMP: Don McLean
DUR: 4' 10" [Fade]
ALBUM: Top Ten Hits of the 70s - Track 1
LABEL: EMI 792767
ARTIST: Elton John
TITLE: Sixty Years On
COMP: Elton John, Bernie Taupin
DUR: 4' 32" [Fade]
ALBUM: Elton John - Track 6
2:10 WWI Paybook - Pat Hecker - In a dusty box, underneath a staircase inside the old Reed Building in central Dunedin, a worker doing some cleaning made an unexpected discovery. Soldier John Preston's pay book from World War One with careful notations of the 2 shillings and sixpence net daily rate for active service in the field. The developer talked about the find on a local Dunedin news programme and his search for someone connected to the Preston family so he could return the paybook. Now the book as been reunited with the solder's daughter, 92 year old Pat Hecker.
2:20 The Bootman - Hemi Pou - Every pair of boots that walks out the door of designer Hemi Pou's Cuba Street store in Wellington has a story. This time next week, Hemi will have his own story to tell when he delivers three pairs of of hand made boots to Actor Bradley Cooper in Hollywood. Seven years ago, Hemi set up his own boot and clothing brand called Wakefield Hotel. He travels the country searching for leather for his boots and craftsmen to put them together. Each pair is handmade to order, some with gear that's been used to make boots since the 1800's. His work caught the attention of Bradley Cooper's stylist, and so this time next week Hemi will be in Hollywood on this special deliver.
2:30 Reading - A short story today - called 'Washing Lettuce' by Claire Baylis.
It's the re-telling of old stories that brings the narrator to a place of enlightenment about her life and relationships.
The reader is Fiona Truelove.
2:45 Feature album - Duets - by Frank Sinatra, released in 1993.
3:10 Virtual World - Hamish MacEwan
3:30 New Zealand Society: The Seaplane Aotearoa II - a seaplane service has returned to Auckland skies after an absence of nearly quarter of a century. Lisa Thompson takes to the skies for a different view of the Queen City.
The seaplane Aoteaora II.
4:06 Dita di Boni and Sam Pease are on The Panel today: We'll discuss the Len Brown enquiry again, and the claim that the cost has now burgeoned out toa quarter of a million dollars. Backlanash against the transformation of berms in central Auckland as people dig up their grass verges and plant veges and flowers. The band Skinny Puppy - we'll play them for you - have invoiced the U.S. government for the use of their music as torture at Guantanamo. With the discussions we've had about ipads in NZ schools, are they safe? A lot of talk about this in Europe. The molestation allegations against Woody Allen and his lawyer's reort that these are implanted memories. To what extent can you implant memories? And short talks too about the Mediaworks standards committee deciding the on-air Roastbusters chat was OK, the Burgen virgin TV and billboard ads, and associated matters pertaining to the male gaze.