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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 22 May 2015

1:10 Your Song

Child in Time by Deep Purple.  Chosen by Eryn Wilson of Auckland.  

1:20 NZ Live - Tiny Ruins

A one-woman show that became a trio, Auckland band Tiny Ruins have spent the last couple of years touring all over the world, with the likes of Sharon Van Etten, the Handsome Family, and alt-country heroes Calexico.  Their most recent album, Brightly Painted One, won Best Alternative Album at the 2014 NZ Music Awards.  

2:10 NZ's Next Top Entrepreneur - Simon Croft

A group of enterprising year 11 students from Wainuiomata High School have started their own company selling mountain bike parts and beauty products.  The project is part of their technology class, and the group's developed their business idea to the point where they've taken it to a "Dragon's Den" type panel.

2:20 Preserving Auckland Island Huts - David Steemson

An Auckland journalist just back from the Auckland Islands thinks heavily restricted visitor  numbers there could be  raised to allow more people to go.

New Zealand Society

2:30 NZ Reading - The Conductor

Elias manages to get extra rations for his orchestra until the day of the concert. He nearly collapses and after rehearsal, Nina and Nikolai learn that his mother has died. They get him to hospital and on his return, he conducts from a chair and appears more human to his players.  Nikolai has decided to kill himself after the concert but finds a letter telling him his daughter is safe.  His outlook is refreshed and he is able to face the future, relationships, and the performance with a new strength.

2:45 Feature album

My Aim Is True.  Elvis Costello.   

3:10 Food, Wine and Movies

Julie Biuso's recipe for Moroccan Chicken

Yvonne Lorkin's wine recommendations

Cheap and Cheerful
Lindauer Classic Brut Cuvee NV $10-$12
Did you know that all the grapes used in the production of what's become a national icon (so far as fizz is concerned) are grown in Gisborne?  And that the winemaker who has been at the helm of the recipe for all the Lindauer wines for aeons is Jane De Witt, an absolute sparkling wine wunderkind?  Well now you do.  This wine is carefully blended from parcels of pinot noir and chardonnay every year to create the flavour profile we know and love.  It wins awards hand over fist, it's  rich, smooth and generously flavoured with lemon, almond biscuit and breadcrust characters.  Zesty and crisp - it's a cracker every time.

Mid Price Magic
Hunters Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2014 $22
Hunter's are experts at producing snappy, succulently spicy gewürztraminer year after year.  The 2014 has delicate pear drop, ginger and lychee-laden loveliness on the nose, followed by a tangy, musky mouthfeel and soft, tongue-tingling texture on the finish.  I'm a big fan of the 'sweetness meter' on the back label that indicates this wine has a splash of natural sweetness, so I'm gunning it'll be sensational with my next Thai green chicken curry.  

Treat Yourself
Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah 2013 $99.95 ★★★★★
Perfumed with red rose, black guava, peppercorns and dusty potpourri, this glossy glass of maroon-black magic boasts incredibly fresh fruit, smoky cedar notes and a medicinal lift on the finish.  Each sip has a flick of dried, bouquet garni herbs and as a drink; it's elegant, velvety and dangerously delicious.  I'll cut straight to it and say this will go down as one of the greatest Syrah's New Zealand has ever produced.

Sarah McMullan reviews Slow West, Victoria & Albert, Spy and the Poltergeist remake

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about.  With Jim Mora, Julie Moffett, Chris Gallavin and Catherine Robertson.



Friday MAY 22    


ARTIST:   Deep Purple  
TITLE:   Child In Time   
COMP:   Blackmore,Gillan,Glover,Lord,Paice
ALBUM:  Deep Purple: 30 Very Best Of
LABEL:  EMI    496807


ARTIST:   Elvis Costello
TITLE:   Alison
COMP:   Costello
ALBUM:  My Aim Is True

ARTIST:   Elvis Costello
TITLE:   Watching The Detectives
COMP:   Costello
ALBUM:  My Aim Is True

ARTIST:   Elvis Costello
TITLE:   Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes
COMP:   Costello
ALBUM:  My Aim Is True


TITLE:   Waterloo
COMP:  Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus
ALBUM: Waterloo
LABEL:  POLAR    533985