Standing Room Only for Sunday 16 April 2017
12:20 Remembering those old TV and radio ads
We're back at Nga Toanga Sound and Vision with the second part on our feature about bringing old commercials back into the limelight.
On its new Sellebration online webpage, there are around 300 New Zealand commercials, good, bad and unbearable to be found.
This week Lynn Freeman meets some of the team involved in collecting and restoring the ads:
12:44 New songwriting from Age Pryor
Multi-instrumentalist and studio producer Age Pryor is a natural born collaborator...he's toured the country numerous times performing with groups including The Woolshed Sessions and Fly My Pretties.
Age is also a founding member of The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra.
For the last few years this once prolific songwriter hasn't been writing lyrics, concentrating instead on performing.
But he's back to writing and his hometown of Wellington is about to hear some of his new tracks at a suburban hall as part of the Old Hall Gigs project appearing with several long time collaborators in A Band With No Name.
Lynn Freeman asks Age what he's writing about these days.
1:10 At The Movies
1:33 Wanaka Art School still going strong after 28 years.
Each autumn, around 200 people with a creative itch gather at the Wanaka autumn art school.
This is the school's 28th year teaching everything from oil painting and creative writing, to photography and fly fishing.
Lynn Freeman travels to Wanaka to find out how it's managed to last so long.
1: Nicola Gardini on the art of translation
Nicola Gardini, Professof of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Oxford was in Wellington this week to attend the Wai Te Ata press launch of the Italian translation of Best New Zealand Poems 2015.
Himself a distinguished writer of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his recent novel Lost Worlds was awarded the prestigious Italian literary prize the Viareggio Prize. He's in the studio to share with us his passion for translation.
2:04 The Laugh Track - John Clarke and Jay Cassells
One from the archives, in memory of satirist John Clarke who died last week.
We spoke to him on The Laugh Track in 2007, along with his mate Jay Cassells, about the release of The Fred Dagg all-purpose DVD. Essential viewing for his many fans.
2:25 Karen McMillan's latest novel, Brushstrokes of Memory.
Imagine waking up in hospital to find that the last ten years of your life have been erased from your memory.
People around you have mysteriously aged - and you see that you have too, once you get to a mirror.
That's the scenario facing Rebecca in Karen McMillan's latest novel, Brushstrokes of Memory.
And if that's not enough, Rebecca discovers she's a cancer survivor.....as is her creator who talks to Lynn Freeman.
2:36 The Hope Fault - new writing and a new direction from Tracy Farr.
Trans Tasman writer Tracy Farr's last novel in 2013 was about the Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt...an imagined early female exponent of the theremin.
She talks to Lynn Freeman about her second novel, The Hope Fault, in which she goes in an entirely different direction bringing an extended family together in a house that's up for sale.
2:49 Petra Cortright, Digital Painter.
LA artist Petra Cortright isn't crazy about two of the labels she's been given....a pioneer of both post-internet art and of the selfie. She prefers - digital painter.
Petra finds and manipulates images from the net to create multi layered pictures and videos on her computer.
Wellington City Gallery is hosting the first exhibition of her work in New Zealand. Lynn Freeman asks Petra Cortright when she started thinking about a computer as a canvas.
3:06 Drama at 3 - Part One of "Faith", by Tom McCrory.
Part one of a 2-part drama that explores the nature of love and faith.
It stretches from contemporary New Zealand back to a war-torn Hungary of the 1930s to unravel decaying relationships in the wake of a matriarch's death.
Music played in this show
Artist: Dean Martin
Song: Memories are Made of This
Played at: 12:10
Artist: Van Morrison
Played at: 12:35
Artist: Fly My Pretties
Song: Singing In My Soul
Album: Live At Bats
Played at: 12:40
Artist: The Woolshed Sessions
Album: The Woolshed Sessions
Played at: 12:50
Artist: Sarah Vaughann
Song: I’d rather have a memory than a dream
Composer: Feather, Russell
Album: Hot Swings
Played at: 12:55
Artist: Elvis Costello
Song: Just a Memory
Album: Get Happy!
Played at: 1:08
Song: Sweet Memories
Composer: Mickey Newbury
Album: Melody Fair
Played at: 1:46
Artist: Panic! At The Disco
Album: Vices and Virtues
Played at: 1:59
Artist: Toddla T
Song: Take It Back
Composer: MacKenzie Bell
Album: Take It Back
Label: Ninja Tune
Played at: 2:04
Song: Memory Lane
Album: Always and for Real
Label: Dawn Raid Entertainment
Played at: 2:37
Artist: The Go-Betweens
Song: Dive for Your Memory
Composer: Forster, McLennan
Album: Bella Vista Terrace, The Best of (compilation)
Played at: 2:45
Artist: Barbara Streisand
Song: The Way We Were
Composer: Bergman, Bergman, Hamlisch
Album: The Way We Were
Played at: 2:58