I’m loving the articles by Alan Holt in Real Groove magazine. I can’t remember what they’re called right now, but they’re always about obscure (often female) bands that totally deserve to have everyone know about them, and go down in the annals of history.
I kind of got fright when I read an issue and there was an article on Lizzy Mercier Descloux, and most recently on now defunct NZ band Goldifox – you get so used to not reading about anything you actually like in mainstream magazines, so when you finally can it’s like – Woah! These are great bands! Does everyone know about this?!
Go to the Saturday Shop in the old Bunny arcade off Kroad and check out the selection of music they have for sale. Guaranteed you won’t be able to leave without buying something!
Beth Ditto interviews Yo Majesty! How fucking awesome is that?! AND they said they’re gonna collaborate on a song! Can’t wait !!!
Also, if you haven’t heard Yo Majesty yet, you HAVE to check them out. This is their MySpace.
So, last night was the last Pony 4 Honey show on Fleet. It’s kinda sad because I don’t know if there are any other shows on radio that play what Melissa played, and I really loved listening to Melissa’s show — she’d play some of my favourite songs, as well as songs I loved a while ago and hadn’t heard in some time, and so much new stuff that I’d never heard of before. Once I realised I could listen to the show online it became a bit of a Tuesday tradition for me — working late at night, listening to Melissa’s show and having to continually stop working in order to obsessively text her about how much I loved the song that was playing or to laugh at some of the things she’d dedicate songs to (like the infinite text loop, my ute, the comet, etc.) I’m going to miss it.
We’re slowly working towards setting up a radio station of our own though, so once that’s all up and running there’s definitely going to be a lot more in the vein of Pony 4 Honey. In the meantime, hopefully we can hook something up for this site like downloadable mp3’s or podcasts or whatever.
Melissa found a way to record her last show, the playlist just below this. Listen to it here:
Born in Xixax- Nina Hagen
This Tuesday (29th May) is my last Pony 4 Honey show on Fleet Fm….So I guess listen in, if you can. 11-1am(ish) on 88.3.