A collection of links to some of my highly recommended websites.




Interviews, features, travel articles and music reviews by Graham Reid.





Homepage of Ian Morris, music producer, songwriter, member of Th’ Dudes and advertising music maestro. With rare music, things never to say in a studio, “rock’n’roll/not rock’n’roll” lists and Dudes memorabilia. 



Stupid Ad


 “Celebrating idiocy in New Zealand TV advertising”. Or biting the hand that once fed.



David Hepworth


Blog of David Hepworth, very British, mock curmudgeonly editorial director of ‘The Word’ magazine, which he co-founded with editor Mark Ellen, along with ‘Mojo’, ‘Q’ and ‘Empire’. 



The Word


“Intelligent life on Planet Rock” – the podcast is especially recommended. 





Rock’s Backpages


“The ultimate library of rock music writing”.


The history of rock music journalism





 The New Zealand Blogging Corporation resurrects a fine old brand. 



Dub Dot Dash


Pop culture, music, television, vinyl and assorted junk.



Living With Music


Writers reveal their favourite music to the ‘New York Times’. 



Home of the Groove


Great streaming radio of classic and rare Southern R&B, with informed commentary. 




Observer Music Monthly


Astutely edited free supplement to the Observer, hip, fun and smart. 



From Abba to Zappa


Blog of the excellent ‘Observer Music Monthly’.



Opinionated Diner


Any developments in New Zealand pop in the last 30 years, Simon Grigg was usually involved: the arrival of punk, independent label rock, house music, club life, ‘How Bizarre’ … thoughts from an expatriate now based in Bali. 



Windy City Strugglers


Since 1968, New Zealand’s leading jug, blues and roots band. 




New Zealand Pop History


Thorough encyclopaedia of New Zealand pop from 1960s to 1980s

New Zealand Song History


Wiki-like history of New Zealand folk, songs and musical Kiwiana. 



Public Address


A variety of commentators on current affairs, pop culture and life from a New Zealand perspective. 



Radio New Zealand


Homepage of New Zealand’s public radio network. 



Saturday Morning with Kim Hill


Radio New Zealand’s Saturday morning programme: current affairs, books, music and everything else. 





New Zealand’s weekly current affairs, culture and broadcasting magazine, founded 1939. Since 1988 the print home of music writer Nick Bollinger. 



The Page


Andrew Johnston’s digest of poets and poetry. 

Down in the Flood


American roots music history, with samples.  






Streaming radio from the streets of New Orleans: R&B, funk, jazz and great local ads. 





Archive music programmes and interviews from New Jersey public station; ‘Give the Drummer Some’ especially recommended. 



BBC Music Club


BBC radio music documentaries, archived. 



Te Ara


Culture in the deeper South exists: a government-sponsored encyclopaedia of New Zealand history. 



Independent Obits


Dead people don’t wear plaid: the art of the obituary. 





Home of all things Enz & Crowded House. 



Crowded House


Crowded House official website. 



Famous for 16 Minutes


Diary of Peter Green, Split Enz/Crowded House’s Australian minder for over 25 years.




Jeremy Ansell, the George Martin of radio engineering (or is that Joe

Meek?), produced this masterful 10-part documentary on the history of

Split Enz.