Guest details for Saturday Morning 20 August 2011


8:15 Harry Sinclair

Harry Sinclair founded multimedia musical comedy act The Front Lawn with Don McGlashan in the 1980s, and is a screen actor (Braindead, The Lord of the Rings) and feature film director (The Price of Milk, Toy Love) who now lives in Los Angeles. A two-disc remastered edition of his 1996 television series and debut movie, Topless Women Talk About their Lives, has just been released for the first time on DVD.

8:35 John Buck

John Buck is the chief executive of Governance Alive, part of an international consulting organisation headquartered in the Netherlands, and the coauthor of We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy (Sociocracy.Info Press, ISBN: 978-0979282706). He is visiting New Zealand to run workshops about dynamic governance (known in The Netherlands as sociocracy), a sustainable system for organising and running organisations.

9:05 Ann Andrews

Ann Andrews has worked as a television and theatre producer, researcher, teacher and crisis counselor. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in mid-life, and has written Positively Parkinson's: Symptoms & Diagnosis, Research & Treatment, Advice & Support (Calico Publishing, ISBN 9781877429033).

9:45 Art with Mary Kisler

Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She will discuss the exhibition, Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams, at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane (to 2 October). Images can be viewed at this online gallery..

10:05 Playing Favourites with Simon Reynolds

Los Angeles-based English writer Simon Reynolds has written extensively about music, particularly on the topics of dance music and drugs. He runs a number of websites, and his books include Energy Flash: a Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture (Pan Macmillan, 1998), Rip It Up and Start Again: Post Punk 1978-1984 (Faber and Faber, 2005), and Bring The Noise: 20 Years of Writing about Hip Rock and Hip-Hop (Faber and Faber, 2007). His latest book is Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past (Faber and Faber, ISBN: 978-0-571-23208-6).

11:05 John Parker

John Parker is a ceramic artist, designer for theatre and opera, and collector of all manner of objects. He designed the set for NZ Opera’s double bill of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, which plays in Wellington (27, 30 August, 1, 3 September) and Auckland (15,

11:40 Maria V. Snyder

American writer Maria V. Snyder worked as an meteorologist before writing a number of best-selling fantasy books: the Study Series (Poison Study, Magic Study, Fire Study), about a young woman who becomes a poison taster; the Glass Series (Storm Glass, Sea Glass, Spy Glass), about a magician who can capture magic inside glass creations, and the dystopian young adult Insider series (Inside Out, Outside In). Maria is visiting Auckland as a guest at the Romance Writers of New Zealand conference.

Music played during the programme

The Clean: Anything Could Happen
From the 1996 soundtrack to the film: Topless Women Talk About Their Lives
(Flying Nun)
Played at around 8:35am

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra: Intermezzo, from Cavalleria Rusticana
From the album: Beauty Spot
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with Simon Reynolds

The Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever
The 1966 single
Played at around 10:15

Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime
The 1980 single from the album:  Remain in Light
Played at around 10:25

Beltram: Energy Flash
The 1990 single
Played at around 10:30

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: For Kate I Wait
From the 2000 album: The Doldrums
(Paw Tracks)
Played at around 10:40

Tasmin Archer: Sleeping Satellite
The 1992 single
Played at around 10:45

Boards of Canada: Roygbiv
From the 1998 album: Music Has the Right to Children
Played at around 11:06

Studio operators

Associate producer: Amelia Nurse
Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon
Christchurch engineer: Andrew Collins