Comicfest 2015 roundup – the podcasts!

Sadly Comicfest is over for another year, but you can relive it right here! We mentioned in our last post that you could listen to podcasts of the panel discussions on Mixcloud, but we thought it would be good to have them all here on the blog too, for your convenience. We had a great turnout to the panels, and some exciting discussion came out of them, thanks to the input of our fantastic Comicfest guests. Have a listen below!

Thursday 30th April 2015: Cartoons to comics: Sharon Murdoch, Toby Morris, Cory Mathis, Tim Bollinger & Melinda Johnston

Friday 1st May 2015: Panel: On NZ comics with Jonathan King, Tim Gibson, Matt Emery and Tim Bollinger

Saturday 2nd May 2015: New Zealand Women’s Comics with the editors of Three Words – Rae Joyce, Indira Neville and Sarah Laing, with Matt Emery

#Comicfest 2014 @NZBookCouncil Panel Discussion Podcast

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Ant Sang (Creator of Shaolin Burning, designer for bro’Town), Grant Buist (Fishhead Magazine’s Jiteratti, animator and playwright) and Robyn Keneally (webcomic artist) discuss their work, their influences and the comic scene of Wellington and New Zealand.

Supported by New Zealand Book Council.

#Comicfest 2014 Panel Discussion: Ant Sang, Royn Keneally, & Grant Buist by Wellington City Libraries on Mixcloud

Listen to Al Fraser on our Music Ad Lib podcast

Putorino3aWellington City Libraries has a monthly radio show on Wellington Access Radio. For a recent show (16th April), we interviewed Al Fraser, maker of beautiful taonga puoro (maori musical instruments) and multi-talented Wellington musician.

He’s a musician on the The Woolshed Sessions, Tahu, Reo and Rosy Tin Teacaddy and we chat about music, making music and making musical instruments…

PutorinoSongs featured in the podcast came from these albums:
The Woolshed Sessions – “Our World”, Tahu – “Mataa”, plus “Te Take o Te Raku” and “Reo” by Reo

Listen to the interview here

Listen to NZ musician Tama Waipara on our radio show podcast!

Wellington City Libraries has a monthly radio show on Radio Access. For a recent show (27th November, 4.00 – 4.30) we interviewed Tama Waipara, singer/songwriter behind the 2009 release ‘Sir Plus and the Requirements,’ – a beautifully realised concept album rich in pop hooks and delicous arrangements.

Listen to the Tama Waipara interview here

Tama talks generously about his inspirations, lyrics and songs and the 35 minute interview includes 6 songs from his 3 albums so far.
Below are the albums featured in the show:

TAMA2Sir+Plus and the Requirements

2331191Triumph of time

10321441Leaving Paradise

Radio show podcast – New Zealand musician Edmund Cake

Wellington City Libraries has a monthly radio show on Radio Access. For an upcoming show (7 August, 4.00 – 4.30) we recently interviewed Edmund McWilliams (Ed Cake) writer of brilliantly skewed pop gems over the last 15 or so years.  (Grab a preview of this show below)

His most recent release, The Fearsome Feeling was the last CD to be featured in Nick Bollinger’s ‘100 essential New Zealand albums.’

Here’s how it’s described on Pie Warmer’s Myspace page,

‘The album features songs about love, not love songs as such, but songs that blend ideas about love with fear, insanity, talkback radio, violence against children, death of a loved one, indecision, abandonment, fame, Michael King/motorcars.’

Listen to the entire interview – covered are 2 songs from each of Ed’s 3 albums so far and Ed’s views on his songs, music and the potential of percussive tap dancers!

Below are the albums featured in the show:

Downtown Puff by Edmund Cake

Bressa Creeting Cake by Bressa Creeting Cake

The Fearsome Feeling by Pie Warmer