After four years talking music with us every fortnight on Nine to Noon, today is Graeme Downes' last show for health reasons.
Graeme is a rock musician who founded The Verlaines in Dunedin in 1981, at the heart of what came to be known as the Dunedin Sound - along with Toy Love, The Chills, The Clean, Straitjacket Fits and many others.
Graeme has a classical background - his PhD was in the symphonies of Mahler.
He went on to an academic career at Otago University teaching band performance, songwriting, analysis, music theory, seminal works and more.
A new limited edition Verlaines double-album on vinyl, Dunedin Spleen, has just been released and swiftly sold out.
Graeme talks with Kathryn about his long and varied musical career.