Wednesday Drive, January 26th

I was talking about busking today, and ducked out early to catch some of the World Buskers Festival. The second half of the Constant Good Times Hour was ably helmed by Eamonn from The Sheep Technique

Teengirl Fantasy – Portofino

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Turn Into

David Byrne & Brian Eno – Life is Long

Caribou – Hello Hammerheads

Deerhunter – Coronado

Beach House – Used to Be

LCD Soundsystem – Dance Yrself Clean

————–Eamonn’s section

Slint – Breadcrumb trail

Codiene – Kitchen Light

Low – Condescend

My Bloody Valentine – Sometimes

The Microphones – I felt your shape

My Disco – Closer

Tuesday Drive

Bit of an international flavour to tonight’s list!

So So Modern/ Metronomy- Give Everything (NZ/ UK)

The Field- A Paw In My Face (Sweden)

On Volcano- Acceleration of Heartbeat (Finland)

Enemies- A Blind Cocktail (Ireland)

Swimmingdoll- Last Tale (South Korea)

Disco Ruido!-  Amorfos (Mexico)

Caribou- After Hours (Canada/ UK)

M.I.A- Galang (Sri Lanka/ UK)



Wednesday Drive, January 19th

Gospel Gossip – Blazin’

Ducktales & Panda Bear – Killin the Vibe

Eternal Summers – Pogo

Tennis – Seafarer

Cut Copy – Where I’m Going

Beach Boys – Aren’t You Glad

Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out of This County

Islands – Switched On

The Mae Shi – Run To Your Grave

Thee Oh Sees – Ghost in the Trees

The Mint Chicks – Walking Off A Cliff Again

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Satan Said Dance

Jeffrey Lewis – Something Good



Tuesday BDO special

It was a miserable rainy day today so I spent my morning preserving fruit and veges that were getting a bit old. Nice way to spend a wet day inside. Here’s a nice Hot Sauce recipe I used to use of old tomatoes. Yum!

Homemade Mexican hot sauce

1 Kilo tomatoes

2-10 Serrano chiles, depending on how hot you like it! (You can really use any type and add as much as you want)You’re going to blend this salsa, so start with a small amount of chile, and add more to taste if it doesn’t have enough kick!

4 cloves garlic

About a 2 TBSP of vinegar of your choice

A bunch of coriander or parsley (optional)

Salt to taste

Pre- heat your grill to high, arrange the tomatoes on a baking tray and place close to the heat source. If your using the big serrano chiles, add them to the oven as well to soften out their vege taste. If you’re using the smaller Thai chiles or habenaros, then you don’t need to bother.

Broil for about 20 minutes, or until starting to blacken a bit, and bursting and shriveling.

Take out and wait for them to cool a bit. When you can handle them, slip of the blackened skins, and throw the meat into a blender. Add your garlic, chiles and vinegar to the blender and puree until smooth.

Add salt to taste and add more chile if it’s not spicy enough for you. You can also add more vinegar if you think it needs to be more sour. The flavors here should be pretty robust, as you’re only going to be adding a small quantity of it to your food.


This sauce will compliment any Mexican meal, and is best served as a table sauce, so people can spice up their food as they like.


Let me know if you would like more recipes- I spend a decent chunk of my week experimenting with food so am happy to post some up!


Anyway, back to the music! A BDO spesh on tonight. To all those who are going-Enjoy!

Ratat- Drugs

Bang Bang Eche- Beat up the children

Die Antwoord- Rich Bitch

Tommy Ill- Come home Mr Ill

Crystal Castles- Bird

M.I.A- Boyz

LCD Soundsystem- Someone Great

Grinderman- Heathen Child

Die Die Die!- How Ye

Red Vacuum Bacteria- Roller Coaster

Home Brew- Tuesday

Lupe Fiasco- Streets on Fire

Kody and Bic- Darkness All Around Us




Wednesday Drive, January 12th

Hey, welcome to 2011! Hope you’ve had a nice new year and festive season. Here’s what was on the first show for the year…

T54 – Singer in Mouth

Menomena – Wet and Rusting

Glass Vaults – New Space

Owen Pallett – Lewis Takes Action

Hosannas – When We Were Young

Future Islands  – Beach Foam

Au Revoir Simone – Sad Song

Deerhunter – Desire Lines

Twig Palace – Pangea

Barb – Not A Bird

Summer Cats – Camel Cords

French Quarter – Bold With Fire pt. 2

Wild Nothing – Chinatown

Shelby Sifers – Are You Devo (Spirituals remix)

Firs of Prey – This Will Be Our Year (Zombies cover)

Tuesday Drive- back in the new year!

Welcome to 2011. Hope you are all having a great summer.


Pretty mellow show tonight… Here’s the list


The Field- A Paw In My Face

Yacht- Its Boring/ You can live anywhere you want


Enemies- Fierce Pit Bosses

Grandaddy- Hewlitts Daughter

Tamaryn- Haze Interior

Pirouette- Noah’s Shark

Toro Y Moi- Blessa

The Ribbon- Peach Plum Pear (Joanna Newsom cover)

The Shocking Pinks- Smoke Screen

Gold Panda- You

M.I.A- Sunshowers

Crystal Castles/ Robert Smith- Not in Love

Wed Drive – Top 10 Gigs, Songs and Albums of 2010

Another year of musical fun is drawing to a close! Hope you found some good stuff to enjoy in 2010. Here are my favourite gigs, songs and albums (bracketed titles are song names). Thanks for listening!

Gigs of the year

10 – The Ruby Suns @ Campus A Low Hum (Cranberry)

9 – The xx @ Laneway Auckland (Crystalised)

8 – Ponytail @ San Fran Bathhouse, Wellington (Beg Waves)

7 – Kidz in Space @ The Bedford (Lose My Cool)

6 – Grayson Gilmour @ The Dux (Occupation: Dreamland)

5 – Parking Lot Experiments @ Campus A Low Hum (Flying Colours)

4 – HEALTH @ UC Orientation (In Violet)

3 – Rufus Wainwright @ James Hay Theatre (The Art Teacher)

2 – Jeffrey Lewis @ The Log Cabin (Time Machine)

*Honourable Mention – Jordan O’Jordan @ GBM (Little Finger)

1 – Dudley Benson @ Gaiety Hall, Akaroa (Rapaki)

Songs of the Year

10 – Holy Fuck – Red Lights

9 – The Mint Chicks – Say Goodbye

8 – of Montreal – Coquet Coquette

7 – So So Modern – Dusk and Children

6 – DOM – Rude As Jude

5 – Nas & Damien Marley – As We Enter

4 – Caribou – Odessa

*Honourable Mentions – Panda Bear – Slow Motion, Wet Wings – Running Like a Man

3 – Cults – Most Wanted

2 – Disasteradio – Gravy Rainbow

1 – Atlas Sound – Doctor

Albums of the Year

10 – Jon Lemmon – Kindling EP (. . . … words … . . .)

9 – Disasteradio – Charisma (Drop the Bomb)

8 – Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (Rococo)

7 – Dudley Benson – Forest: The Songs of Hirini Melbourne (Pungawerewere)

6 – Grayson Gilmour – No Constellation (Diamond Gutters, Mermaid Sewers)

5 – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today (Round and Round)

4 – Beach House – Teen Dream (Walk in the Park)

*Honourable Mention – Belle & Sebastian – Write About Love (I Want the World to Stop)

3 – Los Campesinos! – Romance is Boring (I Just Sighed. I Just Sighed, Just So You Know)

2 – Owen Pallett – Heartland (E is for Estranged)

1 – Seth Frightening – The Prince and His Madness (Even If I Die… (Classical))