Kilts and Kiwis – brought to you by the Dunedin Edinburgh Sister City Society.
Members of the Society, and wider Scottish community, explore the connections between Dunedin, Edinburgh and Scotland, culminating in November’s St Andrews Day Celebrations in the Octagon.
Chat, music, history and giveaways, proudly supported by Dunedin City Council Events and Community Development.
That’s Kilts and Kiwis – Friday morning at 11 on Otago Access Radio and podcast from oar.org.nz.
Peninsula People – celebrating 50 years of the Otago Peninsula Trust.
Meet the people and hear the stories behind 50 years of peninsula projects as New Zealand’s first private charitable conservation trust preserves and enhances Otago Peninsula for everyone to enjoy.
Peninsula People, Sunday nights at 7.30 and Fridays at noon on Otago Access Radio.
Join Jean Balchin as she dabbles in a little pop culture criticism, interview some cool and interesting locals, and roll out some old-school rock
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Imagine yourself in the middle of a dark ocean. The only thing you hear is a distant Morse code over a retro beat.
A silky voice asks, “Are you my mother?” The sparkly lights get closer. There’s people drinking coffee, vodka and fluffy ducks. They’re chatting and laughing. “Where did you get that lame boob tube from?” . . . “From here! Dr Glam and Demelza’s Inflammable Spandex Café!” . . . “That’s a mouthful.” . . . “I know, but it’s not fattening.”
The beat grows louder as you climb onboard the shimmering café. Chill out and relax, dudes.
Let Ian (Dr Glam) Chapman and Demelza May take you there, every Friday at 6pm on Otago Access Radio. Chur!
Living more consciously includes becoming kinder to ourselves, each other, and our world. Join Dr Kumari Valentine, clinical psychologist, every Tuesday at noon for psychological tips, guided meditations and interviews with people who can help you live a more connected and present life.
So…… Sixties Garage Punk. The harder end of the ‘garage boom’ of the mid sixties – the (mainly) American kids who hit their parents’ garages, pushed the Buick out and set up whatever cheap instruments they could find, and earnestly bashed out whatever ‘British Invasion’ covers they could muster. The more proficient might score a teen dance, or a school assembly gig, even the heady heights of a vanity pressing of fifty copies of their very own 45!
The Garage Standards are well known – Electric Prunes, Standells, The always awesome Sonics, much of the stuff on the seminal Nuggets comp and later box set. That’s the bedrock for sure, but I highly recommends the lesser-known Pebbles and Rubble series of comps- the seriously great Back From The Grave series, the Love, Peace & Poetry comps, (with the American, African and Mexican psychedelia focused releases particularly great).
But that’s just the tip of the garage punk iceberg…. I mix in obscurities from comps with groovy titles like Slitherama Teen Trash From Psychedelic Tokyo 66-69 , Surfbeat Behind the Iron Curtain, Who Will Buy These Wonderful Evils – Swedish 60s and 70s Pop, Freakbeat, Psych, Garage and Prog Nuggets, Los Nuggetz -60s punk, pop and psychedelic from Latin America, Garage Psychedelic and Rock n Roll from the Un-natural State Arkansas, Persian Underground – Garage Rock, Beat and Psychedelic Sounds from The Iranian 60’s & 70’s Scene, Savage Sounds from South Africa – Rare 60s Beat Garage Growlers From Beyond the Cape of Good Hope, and that barely even covers the crate-digging excesses of the unreleased vinyl acetates, often with unidentified bands who we can only assume are the aforementioned teens in the suburbs of middle America.
Heady stuff. Crude stuff at times, but with an earthy charm that’s got me hooked.
Retrospect is a weekly radio show and podcast presented by Phil Grey, produced and first broadcast at FreeFM.
Thanks for checking out Retrospect ’60s Garage Punk Show, and keep in touch via Twitter @RetroSpectRadio , and join in the conversations of Facebook where each episode, cool videos and heaps more will be posted every week.
If you are looking for a writing group in the Otago area, or just enjoy listening to writers reading from their own work, tune in to Charlie’s Angels; Twenty Four Years of Writing Together, every Sunday at noon.
Most writers benefit from being a member of a writing group, but groups in Otago are few and far between. The Otago Writers Network hopes to change that by helping writers to create new groups that cater to their specific needs.
The network was created by Kath Beattie’s Writing Group, a collection of writers based in Dunedin, UNESCO City of Literature, who have been writing together since 1993. On this series, writers read their own works tell you how they have benefited from being part of a writing group.
Visit http://www.otagowritersnetwork.co.nz/ for more information.