Nights for Friday 13 October 2017
7:07 Sonic Tonic - Superstitions
A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition. Jose Bergamin
At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation and prejudice. Gore Vidal
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. George Bernard Shaw
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. Helen Keller
I am finicky about making sure my sneakers are pretty tight. It is almost like a superstition for me. John McEnroe
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses. Francis Bacon
8:12 Something for the Weekend
Nelson Arts Festival gets up to full steam this weekend. Team Leader Festivals Axel De Maupeou joins us with his festival highlights and we ask him if Nelson is still the arts capital that it once was.
Indialucia is a musical project, formed by Polish guitarist Miguel Czachowski who grew up surrounded by flamenco music and saw him start playing the guitar at age 12. He was completely self taught learning from imported records and tapes before studying and teaching in India where he conceptualized and formed his multi-cultural band Indialucia who are exploring the musical connections of Spanish Flamenco music and Indian Raga. To date Indialucia have recorded 2 self-released albums that have earned considerable praise from the likes of Anoushka Shankar and Nitin Sawney. The band has toured consistently over the years playing in 24 countries and building a reputation for their technical musicianship and exciting live shows. Trevor Reekie talks to Miguel Czachowski by phone in Poland.
9:07 Country Life
It seems there are exciting prospects for our cross bred wool to be worth good money again thanks to high value products in the USA, and country golf - just how do those clubs keep going...Duncan Smith and Carol Stiles bring us another slice or country life.
10:17 Late Edition
A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline 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's mixtape guests are seminal '90s dub merchants Unitone Hifi. The production trio, comprised of Joost Langeveld, Stinky Jim and Angus McNaughton have been focusing on their own musical outlets of late, but they're back together, re-energized and working on new material ahead of their appearance at Laneway 2018. Tony Stamp sat down with the trio for an hour of their favourite tunes..