Nights for Friday 21 April 2017
7:07 Sonic Tonic - Music with magic and mischief spun into an surreal sensation of mayhem and maybe magnificence. (playlist below)
8:12 Nights Event - the Big Dog Walk with Lots of Dogs
Hundreds of people and pets will gather in several cities around the country this weekend for a mass dog walk.
Jethro Tull sprang into existence in 1967, before becoming prog behemoths thanks in part to the charisma of their flute playing frontman, Ian Anderson.
The band is here this week, with their last gig tomorrow in Auckland, so flute-player Kirsten Johnstone called Ian for a stroll down memory lane, and to discuss their mutual love of wind instruments
9:07 Country Life
The Herlihy family from Whangamomona invited neighbours, friends and strangers to take to the boards recently in a 24-hour shearathon to raise money for suicide prevention.
Michael Herlihy, a talented shearer and the youngest of 8 children, died last year when he was just 20 .. and Little River's Coronation Garden is a living memorial for local men who died in World War One and Two. Designed by local nurseryman Bruce King, the garden is packed with perennials, rhododendrons, flaxes and bulbs he's grown and planted himself.
10:17 Late Edition
A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International.
11:07 The Mixtape
For the latest series of The Mixtape, RNZ Music invites guests to compile a C60 of local sounds, and talk us through their selections.
This Week - Leonie Hayden is the current editor of Mana Magazine, and has done time at the helm of music publications RipItUp and Groove Guide. She also co-hosts The Spinoff's podcast On The Rag.
Leonie joins Tony Stamp for a chat about her life, career, and the eclectic selection of songs that have meant something to her over the years.
Tonight's Sonic Tonic Playlist:
Shake Shake Go - England Skies
June Tabor - Shipbuilding
Billy Bragg - Jerusalem
The Clash - London Calling
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake:
Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen.
Lily Allen - LDN
Laura Marling - 'Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)'
Vera Lynn - The White Cliffs of Dover
Monty Python - Knights of the Round Table
Chance the Rapper and James Blake - Life Round Here
Blur - Parklife
Elton John - Goodbye England's Rose