Robyn beat me to the jump, but hear the Radio NZ piece I did over here - thanks to James. Nice work, fella.
"Well, it looks like National Radio aren't going to archive the 3D Radio show that I was on back on New Years Eve, but fortunately one of my co-panellists, James from Noizyland, has kindly hosted the whole shows as a podcast (i.e. an mp3) for your listening pleasure."
3D Radio on National Radio - Internet Panel Discussion.
Listen out for the bit where James lets slip that he's surfing the net during the show, and Robyn calls him a geek. Too right!
Via Coolfer, some holiday reading... "Jason Gross of Pefect Sounds Forever compiled a list of the best music writing of the year.
Gross looks for good writing in many locations. One honoree was an album review from San Francisco's Aquarius Records. (The store's new release emails are great reading, though they're lengthy.) An article at the satiric The Onion made the list. And Damian Kulash's op-ed for the New York Times got a nod. Very nice. And since there's always bad to go along with the good, Gross has a list of the worst music writing of 2005."
Copped from Beats and Rants, a great interview with Questlove Thompson from The Roots. "I stumbled upon this old interview with the Roots mastermind Questlove. It was conducted in 2003 by journalist-turned-BET personality Touré for online magazine Believer. I don't know if any other bloggers linked this interview up besides Soulmind, but it's recommended reading. This piece features Q offering some insights on the Roots' recording process, why D'Angleo is so
damn fat overweight and Q's views on hip-hop..."
How do you feel about hiphop today?
Questlove: Does it speak volumes that I listen to the White Stripes more than I listen to anything in hiphop? The only album I’m listening to from start to finish right now is Elephant.