Repeats of some of our favourite interviews from 2008.

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Saturday Morning Summer Selections for 17 January 2009

8:12 Alastair Thompson: politics and pilgrimage

Co-founder, co-editor and general manager of independent online media organisation,
First broadcast on 20 September 2008

8:45 Ron Hanson: fungus, dairy and art

Co-publisher and co-editor of the experimental global arts magazine White Fungus.
First broadcast on 10 May 2008

9:05 Playing Favourites with Dr Graeme Downes

Senior lecturer in contemporary rock music at the University of Otago, and founding member of The Verlaines.
First broadcast on 12 July 2008

Music played during the programme

The Verlaines: Yangtze Cod and Chips
The 2008 single
Available for free download from
Played at around 8:30am

The Verlaines: Death and the Maiden
From the compilation album: You're Just Too Obscure For Me
(Flying Nun Records)

Simon Comber: Jaws of Life
A 2006 live recording (at Arc Caf') of a track from his 2008 album: Endearance

The Tweeks: Happened Before
From the 2008 album: The Tweeks

Tono and the Finance Company: Daffodils & a Cashbook
From their 2008 EP: Love & Economics
(She'll Be Right Records)

The Low Spark: Perfect Love
From the 2007 album: Out in the Ozone
(Low Spark/Global Routes)

George and Queen: Spoon Fork Knife Cross
From their 2007 album: City
(Gone Quiet Records)