The Monkees

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1:15 Te Kōtare

Yadana Saw goes to Behrampore school in Wellington to learn about a new waiata resource for young New Zealanders.

1:30 Song Crush

Kirsten Johnstone is joined by Yadana Saw, Elliott Childs and Tony Stamp to go through their new music picks

2:10 Elroy Finn

Tony Stamp talks to the youngest member of the musical Finn family about his debut album.

2:30 Mike Nesmith        

Songwriter and former Monkees guitarist Mike Nesmith talks to Elliott Childs about his career and his current tour with Mickey Dolenz.

3:10 40 Watt Banana - Peeled

Trevor Reekie looks into the debut album by little known Wellington band 40 Watt Banana, which has just been released 50 years after being recorded.

3:20 20 Years of Napster

Author Steve Knopper talks to Elliott Childs on the 20th anniversary of the launch of Napster.

3:40 Introducing:Avi

We introduce West Auckland songwriter Avi.

4:05 The Mixtape: Milly Olykan               

Country music ambassador Milly Olykan joins Kirsten Johnstone for the RNZ Mixtape.

Music played in this show


Africa Express Presents - Terry Riley’s In C

Trinity Roots - Little Things

Te Kōtare

Te Kōtare - Hītoki, Ranginui and Papatuanuku

Lou'ana - Summer In May

Song Crush

Kevin Morby - No Halo

Sebadoh – Sunshine

Jamila Woods - MUDDY

Bill Callahan - Morning Is My Grandmother

Créme Jéan - Astrology Ace 

Ian Noe – Between The Country

Maribou State - Feel Good (feat Khruangbin)


Leisure - Too Much of a Good Thing

Elroy Finn

Elroy - Worth The Wait, Excite Me Much, The Whole thing, Lost Our Mystery

Miss June - Best Girl

Purple Pilgrims - Two Worlds Apart

Crosby Stills & Nash - Marrakesh Express

Riding The Wave With Mike Nesmith

The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville, Mary Mary

Michael Nesmith & The First National Band  - Listen To The Band

2814  - Restore

The Zombies - Friends of Mine

Must I Evolve - Jarvis Cocker

Pablo Vasquez - Adagio in A minor


The 40 Watt Banana - Peeled

40 Watt Banana - Nirvana, Namaqua Reprise, B04 Duddle-Dup, Haryana, Khamatic Conversations, Amanzi, Maharashna, Mridungham, Namaqua

Nina Simone - Four Women

The Flaming Lips - Race For The Prize

Roky Erickson & The Aliens - Two Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)

Introducing: Avi

Too Damn Much (feat. $ian)

Church & AP - Dandelion

Ford & Lopatin - Channel Pressure