Nights for Friday 8 July 2016
7:07 Sonic Tonic
Music with magic and mischief spun into an surreal sensation of mayhem and maybe magnificence...
In the summer of 1665, London was gripped by one of the worst epidemics in its history. The outbreak later became known as the Great Plague. Witness hears eye-witness testimony from the time, including an account by famous diarist Samuel Pepys.
8:12 The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever
Ready to let your inner Cathy free? On Saturday 16th July, large groups of red-clad med, women and children will gather at events around the world to dance to Kate Bush's 1978 hit song, Wuthering Heights. Karen Leemen is the woman behind the Wellington event.
To celebrate Matariki 2016, Wellington City Council staged Purapurawhetu, a showcase of emerging and established Maori and pacific performers including Ariana Tikao, Sharn Te Pou, Sonny Southon, Troy Kingi, Mara TK, Iva Lamkum, and Brannigan Kaa.
9:07 Country Life
Country Life hears about thefts and turf wars in the bee industry, they meet a butcher who grows drug free lambs, processes the meat and markets it too and we have part 3 of Possumer Colin Cox's memoir; today he and his father start capturing deer and farming them illegally.
10:17 Late Edition
A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International
11:07 The Friday Finale
The legendary frontman of The Clash and punk rock icon Joe Strummer was an avid radio listener and music collector; between 1998 and 2001 he hosted his London Calling radio show for the BBC World Service playing an eclectic mix of punk, reggae, folk, jazz and world music. Tonight he spins tunes from Jamaica, France and Senegal and puts the spotlight on the Punjabi and Bhangra sounds that emerged from the British industrial Midlands.
Music played in this show
Sonic Tonic - Wuthering Heights
ARTIST: Bonnie Tyler
SONG: Total Eclipse of the Heart
ARTIST: John Lennon and Yoko Ono
SONG: You're the one
ARTIST: Nina Simone
SONG: I put a spell on you
ARTIST: Death Cab for Cutie
ARTIST: Willie Nelson
SONG: She's gone
ARTIST: The The
SONG: Love is stronger than death
ARTIST: Sinéad O'Connor & Shane MacGowan
SONG: The Next Life
ARTIST: Nick Cave
SONG: Nobody's Baby Now
ARTIST: China Drum
SONG: Wuthering Heights