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Anna Coddington is one of New Zealand’s foremost heroines of independent pop music, as is clearly evident on her debut, self-produced album “The Lake?, due for release in June 2008. Coddington has been quietly kicking around New Zealand’s music scene for some time now. You may have heard her singing in the background of some well known tunes by artists like Bic Runga, Anika Moa, SJD, Dimmer and more, or in the foreground of a handful of casually released pop gems by her bands Handsome Geoffery and Duchess.

In this live session recorded for the Radio Wammo show on Kiwi FM Anna plays three tracks called Never Change, Hold You Here and What a Shame off her debut album The Lake.

Direct download: Wammo_and_Anna_Coddington_11_4_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:27am EDT

David Slack commentates the Olympic Torch Relay debacle as it makes it's way round the world. Will China take the world on by force or by one free trade deal at a time?

David Slack commentates at public address and lurks at speeches.com

Direct download: Wammo_and_David_Slack_11_04_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:26am EDT

Sam is preparing for a trip to the Bay of Plenty all the while listening to the noises in his head and observing Armo, a very skilled digger driver who has been demonstrating brilliance near Sam's home. Sam remembers a poem by Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) called In My Craft or Sullen Art

In my craft or sullen art
Exercised in the still night
When only the moon rages
And the lovers lie abed
With all their griefs in their arms,
I labor by singing light
Not for ambition or bread
Or the strut and trade of charms
On the ivory stages
But for the common wages
Of their most secret heart.

Not for the proud man apart
From the raging moon I write
On these spindrift pages
Nor for the towering dead
With their nightingales and psalms
But for the lovers, their arms
Round the griefs of the ages,
Who pay no praise or wages
Nor heed my craft or art.

New technology meets old when Sam runs a wire across his living room....

Sam Hunt is New Zealand's best-known poet and he continues to do what he’s always done - bring poetry to the people.

Direct download: Wammo_and_Sam_Hunt_11_04_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:26am EDT

Handheld gadgets storing thousands of hours of film footage could soon be a reality thanks to IBM scientists. A new pipe is planned between Australia and New Zealand. Apple have done a Microsoft and bundled unwanted software into security updates.

Paul Brislen loves technology - find him at his blog

Direct download: Wammo_and_Paul_Brislen_11_04_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:24am EDT