The Penultimate Wednesday Drive, May 4th

Right-o, here is my second to last Drive show. I hope you like the tracks, they’re a bunch of my favourites. Tune in next week for the last show!

Lawrence Arabia – Look Like A Fool

The Beach Boys – Don’t Worry Baby

Josephine and the Mouse People – Dance, Dance

DOM – Rude as Jude

Hot Chip – No Fit State

Metronomy – Back on the Motorway

The Ruby Suns – Give Advice

Final Fantasy – Blue Imelda

Jeffrey Lewis – Posters

Interpol – Evil

Deerhunter – Desire Lines

Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – L’estat

Bang Bang Eche – You’re A Jerk

HEALTH – Die Slow

Shocking Pinks – Lovehate

The Rapture – House of Jealous Lovers

Justice vs Simian Mobile Disco – Never Be Alone

So So Modern – Fire Fights

A Silver Mt Zion – Mountains Made of Steam

Portishead – The Rip

Los Campesinos! – The Sea is a Good Place to Think of the Future

The Gladeyes – Shyness Will Get You Nowhere

Haints of Dean Hall – Very American

Liam Finn – Remember When

Polka Dot Dot Dot – Cherry Blossoms

of Montreal – Du Og Meg

The Mint Chicks – I Can’t Stop Being Foolish

The Sneaks – Les Week Des Sneaks

Grayson Gilmour – Occupation Dreamland

Secret Knives – The Garden

Radiohead – Like Spinning Plates


Wednesday Drive, April 20th

Well, it’s been quite a while between drinks. This was my first show back since The Earthquake, and it felt long over-due. Many thanks to Nik, the RDU engineer for allowing the show to be prereorded at his place. Here’s what was played today

Tennis – Take Me Somewhere

Belle & Sebastian – Didn’t See it Coming

Beach House – Walk in the Park

The Ruby Sun – Birthdays on Mars

Candy Claws – The Breathing Fire

The Blow – Hey Boy

Grandaddy – Go On the Go for It

James Duncan – Of Everyone Around You

Grayson Gilmour – Follow Me Around

Glass Vaults – Worrier

Seth & Merle – Wonderfully Complicated

Architecture in Helsinki – What’s in Store?

High Places – On Giving Up

Caribou – Kaili

Jon Lemmon – Somewhere With Something

Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes

Owen Pallett – This Lamb Sells Condos

Dudley Benson – Pungawerewere

The Shins – A Call to Apathy

Los Campesinos! – We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed

MGMT – Kids

Justice – DVNO

Wednesday Drive, February 16th

Hi! I’ve been away for two weeks (many thanks to Andrew for covering my show!); I was up north at Laneway and Campus A Low Hum. Both were great, and I played a bunch of Camp(us) bands in the Constant Good Time hour…

Radiohead – These Are My Twisted Words (new album soon!)

Arcade Fire – Rococo (won a Grammy!)

Hold Dear – Electrons

St Rupertsberg – In Albania

Chelsea Jade & James Duncan – Skyfall

Glass Vaults – They Will Grow

Secret Knives – The Garden

Paper Ghost – Town Planners

The Parking Lot Experiments – Snowcone

Tiger Choir – Shotgun

Pond – Sunlight Cardigan

Toro y Moi – Still Sound

Caribou – Bowls

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

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



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)

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))