December stations …



Leunig love

Real Men

And finally, to end the year and all – a gift especially for those likely to be sucked in to making New Year’s resolutions – some advice from Thelonious Monk:

Advice from Thelonious Monk

… and some great sounds to see the new year in with:


  1. Crikey, Jason, I don’t think you have enough to do with your time…! Love the notes from Thelonius Monk…I saw him with his band here in Dunedin way, way back….huge man with huge hands, leaned over the piano like he was caressing it…sometimes!


  2. Mike, the end of year break, plus the pressure of needing to write a conference paper in the next few weeks, certainly helps, as does not watching any TV! But it’s not all books; we spent the most of today out at the Whare Flat Fold Festival where I attended a wonderful workshop, led by Bob Cooper-Grundy, on the history of the blues. And now I’m cooking dinner (smoked chicken plus extras) for some good friends with whom we will see in the new year. Planning to head back out to Whare Flat tomorrow. Is it reasonable to expect to see you out there?


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