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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 29 May 2018

Short Story Club

This week we discuss the poem Speaking with my grandmothers  by Fiona Kidman
Email us before 3pm Thursday about the poem, and the writer of the best email will win a copy of Big Weather: Poems of Wellington, edited by Greg O'Brien and Louise St John,

1:10 Pale Lady perform live

New Zealand music month is almost over - and we can't let it end without a performance from a good old kiwi rock band! Or in this case, a good young kiwi rock band.

Pale Lady won battle of the bands last year - and they are about to release their first EP. They perform one of their new songs live.

Pale Lady music video

Pale Lady music video Photo: supplied

1:15 Announcing BATTLE OF THE COVER BANDS!

We love having New Zealand musicians on the show performing their original work - but we know there are a lot of hugely talented musicians out there who make their living performing covers

So we are very pleased to announce our new competition: Battle of the Covers Bands! The prize is a full New Zealand Live session on our show, in either our Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch studio. You get to perform four or five songs to the entire country!

Just send us an email with some information about your band and examples of two of your performances - that can be videos, audio files to jesse@radionz.co.nz

You have until Friday June 15th!

The Rules

You have be a group that does mostly covers and have a vocalist
If you win you have to make your own way to our studio  
The deadline is June 15

Battle of the Cover Bands

Battle of the Cover Bands Photo: illustration by Ossian Lynch (age 14)

1:20 Tauranga's new boxing gym for at-risk youth

In Tauranga a new boxing gym's opened up looking to connect with young people in the area who need a bit of structure and discipline in their lives.

Craig Nees is a local businessman and the brains behind the operation and tells us about it.

Henry Fa'afili, Craig Nees and Paora Howe

Henry Fa'afili, Craig Nees and Paora Howe Photo: Supplied

1:25 Sleep Radio - night-time listening for insomniacs

After our interview with sleep expert Lora Wu yesterday, we were contacted by John Watson, who started his own internet radio station, called Sleep Radio, after suffering from a bout of severe insomnia.

He tells us about the community of sleepless people who tune in and what sort of sounds work best for those who struggle to nod off.

John Watson, creator of Sleep Radio in his home studio

John Watson, creator of Sleep Radio in his home studio Photo: Supplied

1:35 Another NZ film innovation

Kiwis punching above their weight in the film industry is nothing new, but normally that's from behind the camera, rather than up in the cloud.

Hugh Calveley is the founder and chief executive of Moxion (which is pronounced "Motion") - a camera technology company that hopes to revolutionise the way film footage is transported in Hollywood.

A screenshot of Moxion's software

A screenshot of Moxion's software Photo: Supplied

1:40 Great album: Dr Hook's Greatest Hits

2:10 Elizabeth Heritage on Interactive Fiction

Our book critic today is Elizabeth Heritage who tells us about interactive ficton - which is storytelling where the reader has to interact with the story by making decisions

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Photo: supplied

2:20 1968 - a huge year for NZ Music

Of the 22 kiwi singles that hit the charts in 1968, 19 of them reached the top 10.

Grant Gillanders is a music historian who makes New Zealand back catalogue compilations - including his most recent one on the music of 1968 .

He talks to us about why this was such a huge year for New Zealand music

3:10 Father Rod Bower: practicing hardline compassion

Father Rod Bower makes headlines around the world for the provocative billboards outside his Anglican church in Gosford, North of Sydney. His stands for asylum seekers, marriage equality and other social justice issues have made him a target online and in his own church.

A week ago Sunday a group of right wing activists stormed the church and interrupted the service. That will not deter Father Rod from practicing what he calls "hardline compassion". 

3:35 Ours: Treasures from Te Papa

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question

4:05 The Panel with Heather Roy and Damian Christie

 

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN

 

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:

ARTIST: Pale Lady     
TITLE:  'Beyond The Quota'     
COMP: Pale Lady - Conall D. Ryan, Jack Shalders-Taylor, Sam Minot, Sam Higham
RNZ Live recording  

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

ARTIST:  Dr Hook
TITLE:  sexy eyes     
COMP: Chris Waters, Keith Stegall, Bob Mather    
ALBUM: Dr Hook's Greatest Hits         
LABEL: Capitol      

ARTIST:  Dr Hook
TITLE:  Walk Right In
COMP: Gus Cannon, Hosea Woods    
ALBUM: Dr Hook's Greatest Hits         
LABEL: Capitol  

ARTIST:  Dr Hook
TITLE: Sharing the Night Together    
COMP: Ava Aldridge & Eddie Struzick    
ALBUM: Dr Hook's Greatest Hits         
LABEL: Capitol  

ARTIST:  Dr Hook
TITLE:  Sylvia's Mother     
COMP: Shel Silverstein
ALBUM: Dr Hook's Greatest Hits         
LABEL: Capitol 

MUSIC FEATURE

ARTIST: Larry's Rebels     
TITLE: Everybody's Girl     
ALBUM: The Kiwi Music Scene 1968    
LABEL: Frenzy Music     

ARTIST: The Avengers
TITLE: Love Hate Revenge
ALBUM: The Kiwi Music Scene 1968    
LABEL: Frenzy Music     

ARTIST:  The Fourmyula    
TITLE:  Come With Me    
ALBUM: The Kiwi Music Scene 1968    
LABEL: Frenzy Music

ARTIST: Gene Pierson..    
TITLE:  You Got To Me   
ALBUM: The Kiwi Music Scene 1968    
LABEL: Frenzy Music          

ARTIST: Frankie Stevens & the  Castaways...
TITLE: Baby What I Mean   
ALBUM: The Kiwi Music Scene 1968    
LABEL: Frenzy Music     

ARTIST: Yolande Gibson.
TITLE:  Hush   
ALBUM: The Kiwi Music Scene 1968    
LABEL: Frenzy Music     

ARTIST: Allison Durbin.  
TITLE:  I Have Loved Me A Man
ALBUM: The Kiwi Music Scene 1968    
LABEL: Frenzy Music