Guest details for Saturday Morning 15 December 2012


8:15 Gregory Johnsen

Gregory Johnsen is a PhD candidate in near Eastern studies at Princeton University, and in 2009 was a member of the USAID's conflict assessment team for Yemen. He is the author of the Waq al-waq blog, and the new book The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia (Scribe, ISBN: 978-1922070012).


9:05 Paul Wah

Paul Wah is a fourth generation Chinese New Zealander who became the first Chinese to be appointed as principal of a state secondary school in New Zealand. He tells his story in the new memoir, Wooden Man, Stone Heart (Paul Wah, ISBN: 978-0-473-21481-4).


9:45 Shaun Preston

Shaun Preston is a singer, pianist and entertainer who divides his performing year between New Zealand and the UK. He will release his self-funded debut album in July 2013 and is performing this month at Wellington’s Public Bar (New Year’s Eve), and in the gardens of Aotea Lagoon as part of the Porirua Summer Series Concerts (17 January).


10:05 Playing Favourites with Mike Dooley

Mike Dooley used to play drums for seminal New Zealand bands The Enemy, and Toy Love, and has also drummed for Snapper, the Dri Horrors, the Beaters, and the Snares. He is now a career consultant with Careers New Zealand in Dunedin.


11:05 David Magee

American scriptwriter David Magee was nominated for a 2004 Academy Award and a Golden Globe for the film Finding Neverland. His adaptation of Life of Pi, based upon the bestselling book by Yann Martel, directed by Ang Lee, opens nationwide here on 1 Jan 2013. David Magee is visiting Wellington as part of a group of international scriptwriters serving as mentors to New Zealand scriptwriters in the eQuinoxe Germany Script Lab, run by the NZ Film Commission.


11:40 Bryce Galloway

Bryce Galloway is a lecturer at the School of Fine Arts, Massey University, and co-organiser of the annual Wellington Zinefest. He has self-published his own music since 1985, and self-published the quarterly fanzine, Incredibly Hot Sex with Hideous People, since 2002. In 2011, selections from the first 37 issues of the zine were anthologised into a book of the same name (Clouds, ISBN: 978-0-9864628-4-9). Bryce is also half of the lo-fi fuzz pop band Wendyhouse, who play at Mighty Mighty in Wellington on 14 December.


Music played during the programme

The Cuff Links: Guided Missiles
The 1956 single from the 1996 compilation: The Doo Wop Box Vol 2
Played at around 9:05

Shaun Preston: New York City
Live recording from a 2010 Christchurch concert
Played at around 9:40

Wendyhouse: Christmas Is For Losers
The 1999 single from the 2005 compilation album: The Wendyhouse Christmas Album
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with Mike Dooley

The Enemy: Iggy Told Me
Live 1977 recording from the 1996 compilation album: Kiwi Rock
(Kiwi Rock)
Played at around 10:15

Toy Love: Don't Ask Me
The 1980 single from the 2005 compilation album: Cuts
(Flying Nun)
Played at around 10:25

The Dri Horrors: Drown or Swim
From the 1982 EP: The Day The World Ended (With A Cast Of Millions)
(Horrible Records)
Played at around 10:40

Snapper: Gentle Hour
The 1993 single from the 2005 compilation album: Where in the World is Wendy Broccoli?
(Flying Nun)
Played at around 10:50

Tall Dwarfs: Gone To The Worms
From the 1985 EP: That’s the Short & Long of It
(Flying Nun)
Played at around 10:58

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Carol Jones
Dunedin engineer: Martin Balch