Nights for Friday 9 February 2018
7:07 Sonic Tonic - Carnival
Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left. Victor Hugo
I was sure that somewhere a grandiose carnival was going on in the sky, and I was missing it. Eve Babitz
In Brazil, you buy tickets to go to the stadium to watch the carnival, but in Trinidad, you buy a costume and take part. There are very few things that can rival that experience. Jillionaire
Living in New York always felt to me like living in the middle of a carnival. It never stopped. There was something very exciting about it. Sissy Spacek
8:12 Something for the Weekend (If you perhaps have a private jet...?)
Al Green is unquestionably one of soul's towering figures. Many of his hit records, including 'Love and Happiness', one of Barack Obama's favourite songs, embraced love in one the most tumultuous periods in American history - the 1970s. Just like the era in which he found success, Al Green is complex. At the peak of his commercial success he renounced making secular records and returned to the church.
Acclaimed journalist and author Jimmy McDonough talks to Trevor Reekie about his new book Soul Survivor - Biography of Al Green.
9:07 Country Life
Country Life meets a couple who by the sounds of things don't sleep ... they've kept their day jobs as well as running a commercial enterprise with lavender bushes, olive and lemon trees, a lavender still and a B and B.
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
To celebrate Auckland Pride Festival 2018 The Topp Twins and Possum Plows from the band Openside join Music 101's Alex Behan to share stories, experiences and choose some songs for the RNZ music mixtape.