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Focal Point

What is Focal Point I hear you ask? Part podcast, part perfect playlist, plus popularly phun. OK the alliteration stopped working towards the end but this really is a great show! Each week I dive head first into a particularly topic looking at it through every possible way! So join in the conversation and give it a cheeky listen 

WEDNESDAY 13TH MAY 2020
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WEDNESDAY 29TH APRIL 2020
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WEDNESDAY 15TH APRIL 2020
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WEDNESDAY 8TH APRIL 2020
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WEDNESDAY 18TH MARCH 2020
CAMP

yeah so perhaps not the most topical name for today, but hey not everything has to be doom and gloom!

dem sweet sweet song namez:

Feel It All Around - Washed Out
Laugh It Off - Chelsea Jade (NZ) 
Threads - Morning Silk 
Sick of This - Louisa Nicklin (NZ) 
Back Into The Womb - Moses Gunn Collective 
Flung - Big Scout (NZ) 
Indigo - Flamingo Pier (NZ)
Key To Love - BADBADNOTGOOD, Jonah Yano 
Always Dancing - Serious Happiness (NZ) 
Patchwork Soldier - Estere (NZ) 
The Oak - Groeni (NZ) 
Cars In Space - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever 
I Never Cried So Much In My Whole Life - Cub Sport, Darren Hayes 
Everyday - Weyes Blood 
Churchyard - AURORA
Swoon - The Chemical Brothers 

 

WEDNESDAY 4TH MARCH 2020
SELF CARE

wtf even is goop?!

songzzzzzz:

Alien - A.C. Freazy (NZ) 
Bank - Church & AP (NZ) 
Carnation - Roy Irwin (NZ) 
You Got It - Louie Knuxx (nz) feat. Fortunes
Unshelter Me - Amamelia (NZ)  
Leave U - Alexa Casino feat. PollyHill (NZ) 
Survivial - LABCAT (NZ) 
Sunrise - Jack Berry feat. Jack Berry (DN) 
Honey - Robyn 
Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Key To Love (Is Understanding - BADBADNOTGOOD, Jonah Yano 
Perfect Stranger - Chelsea Jade (NZ)
Seymour - The Rothmans (DN)
Low Down - DOG Power (NZ) 
Stardust Magical - Sneaky Feelings (NZ) 
A Death - Branaby Greebles (NZ )
Damned - Jonny Wise 
Zaddy - Bailey Wiley (NZ)

WEDNESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2020
VIRUS

yeah cause of the global outbreak and that 

jamz:

Key To Love (Is Understanding) - BADBADNOTGOOD, Jonah Yano 
Leave It Alone - BEACHWARE (NZ) 
Janina- Elan Vital (NZ) 
Winows - Frankie Cosmos 
No One Else - Molly Payton (NZ) 
Run (Moodyman Rmx) - Mara TK (NZ) 
Tickets To Space - NO CIGAR (NZ) 
Pot of Gold (feat. Benjamin Friday) - Prof Tahi (NZ) 
Switchblade - October (NZ) 
Flung - Big Scout (NZ) 
Waste - All The Colours (NZ) 
The Embers - Vagabon 
Addicted To The Sunshine - Lime Cordiale 
Pizza Man - Power Nap (NZ) 
Chill - Christoph El' Truento (NZ) 
H.N.Y.B. - Merk (NZ) 
Deeper the Hole - Harts
Wide Awake ( Danny Krivit Edit) - Parquet Courts
Talking Now - Fimo (NZ) 
Pale Bue Dot - Ross From Friends (NZ) 
Millenia - Mermaidens (NZ) 

 

WEDNESDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2020
ORIENTATION

its o-week babyyyyyy!!!! shenangins galore!

look after one another, aroha only 

songz:

So Low - JessB, Paige (NZ)
South - CHAII (NZ) 
Lavender feat. Snoop Dogg - BADBADNOTGOOD
I Want To Be Gentle - Juno Is (Dn)
The News - Giantess 
Prefer - Drax Project (NZ) 
Kua Kore He Pupu/Soaked - BENEE (NZ)
OMG - Sampa The Great 
Momentary Bliss feat. slowthai and Slaves - Gorillaz 
PSYCHO - Jack Berry (DN) 
Kinda Lovely - Poolside feat. Panama
Boogie Board - Koizilla (DN) 
i don't know - Water Boy (NZ)
The Fear Remains - 808s & Greatest Hits 
Misbehaving - Racing (NZ) 
Hold Out - Sam Fender 
New Era - JessB (NZ) 
Mary, I Think You Should Know - Adelaide Cara & Repulsive Woman (DN) 
UFO Lighter - Camp Cope
Seashells - Coffin Club (NZ) 
(Glad I'm) Not a Kennedy - Dudley Benson (NZ) 
Sugar - Peking Duk, Jack River 
Rangers - LarzRanda (NZ)
Leave It Alone - BEACHWARE (NZ)

 

WEDNESDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2020
TRANSPORT

y'all can read, it's about transport! cars, shoes, and pogos 

check out the old bus factory in dunners!: https://www.odt.co.nz/slideshow-section/from-our-files/dunedins-bus-factory

discussion points:

nike shoes = cheating 

car washes 

alternative modes of transport AND MORE

songz:

Out of the Blue - George Clanton, Nick Hexum
Windows- Frankie Cosmos
Puff of Air - Cookie Brooklyn & the Crumbs (NZ) 
i don't know - Water Boy (NZ) 
The Party Line - Belle & Sebastian 
No One Could Tell - Alizarin Lizard (Dn) 
Boogie feat. HIGH HOPES - SWIDT (NZ)
Hands - Belladonna (NZ)
Bonito - Brazil Beat Soundsystem (NZ) 
The Wheel - P.J Harvey
I Got Mine - The Black Keys
Sending Me Ur Loving - The Jungle Cruise 
Shakedown Street (Grateful Dead Cover) - Unknown Mortal Orchestra (NZ)
Kamo Kamo - Fat Freddy's Drop (NZ) 
Tuapapa (feat. Raiza Biza) - Nat Lover (NZ) 
Overwhelmed (HC RMX) - Human Confusion (Dn) 
Paul is Alive - El Vy
Lavender Burning - Half Waif
Allegory of the Chalet - BETTERSLOW (NZ)
Whaiapo - Te Reotakiwa Dunn (NZ)
Melancauli - Beatcomber (NZ)
Slide Into View - Blush Juliet (NZ)

 

SATURDAY 25TH JANUARY 2020
10

a fairly on the nose title today. 10. get it, cause like. new decade and stuff.

anywho, i'm back and better than ever, super excited to share some great shows with everyone this year!! 

jams: 

Millenia - Mermaidens (NZ)
Falling for You - Fimo (NZ) 
Right Track/ Wrong Man - Yumi Youma (NZ) 
Crazy Yes Dumb No (Scratch 22 Rmx) - The Mint Chicks (NZ) 
Elektrik Love - Coco Solid (NZ) 
Paradise Lost - Embedded Figures (Dn) 
Tu - Moana and the Tribe (NZ)
well come - Wolfboy (NZ) 
Take A Pill For It - Sex With Bowie (Dn) 
Paper Trails - Darkside
Homegrown feat. Joe Duke - APSD (NZ)
Threads - Morning Silk
Hens Teeth - Bad Say (Dn) 
Uber For One to Johnsonville - Frannkkey (NZ) 

 

SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2019
MONEY

this show is all about money! although it is free, I will take all donations x

articles:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/money/11174013/The-history-of-money-from-barter-to-bitcoin.html

songz:

To Love & Die feat. Cocaine 80s - Jhene Aiko 
Wilco - Wilco 
Sweet Spot - Wild Beasts
Man - Leisure (NZ) 
Come And See Me feat. Drake - Partynextdoor
Wait a Minute - Estelle 
Autosave My Love - Pezzner
Leave A Light On feat. Kevin Mark Trail & L.A. Mitchell - Sola Rosa (NZ) 
Straws - Charles Murdoch 
T69 collapse - Aphex Twin 
Leave It Alone - BEACHWARE (NZ) 
Poisoned Stones - Thee Oh Sees 
Kicks And Kicks - Signer (NZ) `
Vitamins - Nervous Jerk (NZ) 
Fool - Echo Ohs (NZ) 
Air War - Crystal Castles 
Jane Eyre - Sur Back 
Chads - Milpool (Dn) 
Slint - Overtime (NZ) 
First World Problem - Unknown Mortal Orchestra (NZ)
Look Blue - Sandboards (Dn)

SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2019
APOLOGIES

this weeks episode is all about APOLOGIES. So if you don't like it, i'm sorry you feel that way.

Reaeding:

https://www.princeton.edu/news/2013/10/08/weighed-down-guilt-research-shows-its-more-metaphor

`Some songz: 

Bowie - Flight of the Conchords (NZ)
Perfect Place - Sui Zhen 
Mooncatch feat. CutMyLips - Lontalius (NZ)
Real Blues - St. Germain 
Cruel Charlie - Estere (NZ) 
Fool - Echo Ohs (NZ) 
I need A Forest Fire feat. Bon Iver - James Blake 
Wild Flowers - Solar Bears 
Rewind - Kelela 
Tunnel Vision - Brian Tamaki and the Kool Aid Kids (NZ) 
By Ourselves - Blood Orange 
U R - Beach Baby 
Happy - Mitski 
Mercedes Marxist - IDLES 
Sidetrak - Boxcutter 
3WW - Alt J 
I Can't See Anything - Koizilla (Dn) 
Zaddy - Bailey Wiley (NZ) 
Millenia - Mermaidens (NZ) 
Swear - Inc 
Tiny - Dinosaur Jr. 
Don't Look Down (Clean) - Name UL (NZ) 

 

SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019
TRAVEL

Only 1-2pm today:

See See - Clark 
Milestone - T.C. Wedde (NZ)
Never Is The Change - Bullion 
Friday, I'm In Love (The Cure Cover) - Yo La Tengo 
Annual Leave - Carb On Carb (NZ) 
Giallo - Mugwump & DC Salas 
Coming Out - Heavy (NZ)
Tinglin' feat. Edie - The Strowlini Orchestra (NZ) 
Shoot this gun - Coolies (NZ) 
Sketch On Glass - Mt. Kimbie 

 

SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2019
PAIN

in this show i talked all things pain, but trust me, it won't be a painful listen!

other reading:

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/06/700743108/the-fifth-vital-sign

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3690315/

https://list25.com/25-worst-pains-humans-can-experience/

https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/read-the-journal/all-issues/2010-2019/2018/vol-131-no-1469-2-february-2018/7482

Songzz:

Spectrum - Goldlink 
Thinning - Snail Mail
Tangerine - Teleman 
Discipline (Ryan Hemsworth Rmx) - Club Cheval 
4 Degrees - Anohni 
Drop It Low - Amamelia (NZ)
You're A Jerk - Bang Bang Eche (NZ) 
Laputa - Hiatus Kaiyote
Just a Boy - Pikachunes (NZ)
Don't Look Down - Name UL (NZ) 
Cold Sweat - Tinashe
How Can You Find Someone To Love - Citizen Helene 
Uh - Fujiya & Miyagi
Forty Paces - Tiny Pieces of 8 (Dn)
Annual Leave - Carb on Carb (NZ)
Make it Over - New Look 
Drunk in LA - Beach House
Wallace Line - Ha The Unclear (NZ)
U Don't Stop The Beat - Archi Banal (NZ)

SATURDAY 17TH AUGUST 2019
ALIENS

first show in new timeslot! this weeks episode was all about extraterristrials! so that means scientology, area 51, and testing out some fictional alien languages

articles of things discussed:

https://www.space.com/25219-drake-equation.html

https://allthatsinteresting.com/scientology-beliefs

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/bizarre-and-terrifying-scientology-facts

some sweet sweet james played:

GONE GONE THANK YOU - Tyler the Creator 
Shreds - Fanfickk(NZ)
The Community of Hope - P.J. Harvey 
Cliff - Lapsley 
Come Down - Neil MacLeod (NZ)
Lost Without You - Marlon Williams (NZ)
That's Us/Wild Combination - Arthur Russell 
What's The Point? - Scuba Dive (NZ) 
Life Round (feat. Chance the Rapper) - James Blake 
Take It High - Introverted Dancefloor (NZ)
Ashes to Ashes - Jenny Hval 
...Or So I Said Last Weekend - Collapsing Cities (NZ) 
Pale Blue Dot - Ross From Friends (NZ)
Snuff - Secret Knives (NZ)
100 Snakes feat. Zackey Force Funk - Jellphonic (NZ)
Big God - Florence + The Machine 
Matariki - Dudley Benson (Dn)
Millennia - Mermaidens (NZ) 
Crown Violet feat. Azizi Gibson - Kamandi (NZ)
Alien - A.C. Freazy (NZ) 

WEDNESDAY 7TH AUGUST 2019
ASTROLOGY

all about the mysteroius world of astrology, horoscopes and the zodiac. have you ever wanted to know how a horoscope is made? what about the origin of newspaper horoscopes? what does merucry in retrograde mean?! all these answers and more in this show so give it a cheeky listen! but only if you are a sagittarius 

articles referenced:

https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/chinese-vs-western-astrology.htm

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/horoscope/aries/

https://www.astrology-zodiac-signs.com/zodiac-signs/aries/

https://www.astrologysource.com/astrology-articles/first-newspaper-horoscopes/

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/nikki-harper/confessions-of-a-horoscope-writer_b_1692144.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAJ_-DyNo_Y9cvBPPgy1Okq0p38qEpPGJpeRqquvxscZzS-72VkMo3oGMpPmrWdoFC0GgbHvSMTWBWbdR_h0wz4SL_esMt6QEWP2Ha6I2wigit9Ao4yMWxhaM6RWStHVaMVx73IxUeodfoADGEpN-lbYgA1DFoAxJdpUpIMoAS01M

https://www.horoscope.com/mercury-retrograde

jams played:

You Never Know feat. Nas - Scarfe (Dn)
Bodyache - Purity Ring 
I Can't Forgive You - Actress 
The Chase - SOHN
Lukid - Onandon 
Of Montral - Wicked Woman 
Earn it Twice - Repulsive Woman (Dn)
Bank - Church & AP (NZ)
Pale Blue Dot - Ross From Friends (NZ) 
Yo Yo Affairs pts 1 & 2 feat. Frezna - Madlib 
Haiku - Trinity Roots (NZ) 
Hurry On Home - Sleater Kinney 
Too Many People - Princess Chelsea (NZ) 
Bowie - Flight of the Conchords (NZ)
Real Estate - Primitive 
Snuff - Secret Knives (NZ) 
Bengali Cinema - Garden City Movement 
Free Throw - Chelsea Jade (NZ)
so sad so sexy - Lykke Li 
Zodiac - Preoccupations

WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY 2019
SPORT

In this show i discuss something I know nothing about, SPORT. Hear me talk about gender pay disparity, weird sports around the world and which sport is the most homoerotic among other tings!!

Things I talked about:

Cats Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_O8DN1CY_E

Pay Difference:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12251549

if you want to hate mike hosking more:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12251826

Some sweet sweet tunes:

Satori - Jay Dubs & Hudge (NZ)
Patient - Twin Shadow 
(This is For The) Better Days - The Bees 
To Your Health (Stef Animal RMX (Dn) - Terror of the Deep (NZ)
Don't Look Down - Name UL (NZ)
Shampoo and Conditioner - ENO x DIRTY (NZ)
Relief - Repulsive Woman (Dn) 
Family Portrait Revisited - Kool Aid (NZ)
Dawn Chorus - Thom Yorke 
LesAlpx - Floating Points
Every Little Thing - Molly Burch
Herside Story - GoldLink x Hare Squead
Back In Your Arms feat. Tali (NZ) - A-Sides & Makoto 
Anything - Arlo (NZ)
Limestone - Kauf
Dark Child - Marlon Williams (NZ) 
Baltimore - Trick Mammoth (Dn) 
Lady Blue - The Blueness (NZ)

 

WEDNESDAY 17TH JULY 2019
ALCOHOL

today's show was all about alcohol babyyy. Drinking game: take a shot every time i say Radio 1! Topics for today was historical facts, biological consequences of drinking, and drinking cultures around the world.

Some fun reading for my FANS:

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/watch-new-steepest-street-deserving-title

http://sawyerhartmanfilms.com/10-fun-facts-alcohol/

https://www.healthline.com/health/alcohol/effects-on-body

De jams I played:

School - Dirty Fingers 
Flat Out Lie - Club Kuru
Ubu- Methyl Ethel 
Shook - Lord RAJA
Otitis - MOURN
Living the Classics - Aldous Harding (NZ)
Hopefulessness - Courtney Barnett
Thistle Tends to Stingle - Lawrnece Arabia (NZ)
Perfect Place - Sui Zhen
U Say feat. Tyler the Creator & Jay Prince - Goldlink
Get Lost - Jed Parsons (NZ)
Delete You - HANDSOME
Cut It Open - Mermaiden (NZ)
La Di Da - The Internet
It'll Be Just Fun - Weval 
No Harm - Smerz
Million Dollar Loan (30 Day, 30 Songs) - Death Cab for Cutie
100 Cups - PNC (NZ)
TK Funk feat. Mara TK and Jetlag Johnson - Pacific Heights (NZ)
Dandelion - Church & AP (NZ) 
Tu - Moana and the Tribe (NZ) 
More (feat. Anderson .Paak) - Flying Lotus
HOLLYWOOD - Jack Berry (Dn)
Dream State- Son Lux
Alcohol Pt. 1 - Robert Jay

 

WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY 2019
PRIDE

This show is all about pride month .... recorded in July. Oh well! Better late than never. Listen to me spit a yarn about the Stonewall Riots, "Straight Pride", and the two pride parades in NYC. 

Some interesting articles for me FANS:

https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/7/1/18761623/straight-pride

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/29/podcasts/the-daily/pride-parade-stonewall.html

https://www.history.com/topics/gay-rights/the-stonewall-riots

Cheeky tunes: 

Matariki - Dudley Benson (Dn)
South Coast - Lake South (NZ)
Tu - Moana and the Tribe (NZ)
Hurry On Home - Sleater-Kinney 
In the Garden - Trentemoller 
More (ft. Anderson .Paak) - Flying Lotus
Sad Nudes - Cate Le Bon
Blame - Mel Parsons (NZ)
Lost Direction - Blair Parkes and Cardigan Bay (NZ)
Not That Bad - Kane Strang (NZ)
Sawa Dee Ka - Sonia Calico
Even If You Try (Death & the Maiden Rmx) - Introverted Dancefloor (NZ) 
One and Only - French for Rabbits (NZ) 
I Dreamed a Dream - Bic Runga (NZ) 
Sunshine Type - Turnover 
The Chase - SOHN 
Figue Out - FKA Twigs 
Two Medicines - The Dodos 
Juice - Lizzo
She's a Mod - The Mint Chicks (NZ)
Affiliate - Tooth Shy (Dn)
All The Good Girls Go To Hell - Bill Eyelash (Billie Eilish)
Dandelion - Church & AP (NZ)
Melodrama II - Milpool (Dn)
Clap Clap - Miss Blanks