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This week the theme is Easter.

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This week the theme is jazz and blues.

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Here in Christchurch, the Cavell Leitch New Zealand Jazz & Blues Festival runs from 22 April to 27 April 2014. This year’s festival will use a hotel ballroom, churches, restaurants and bars as venues. Performers at the Jazz and Blues Festival include:

Jazz and blues resources

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Cover of Gene loves JezebelCover of Africa BambaataaCover of Sharon O'NeillCover of The YoungbloodsCover od RachmaninoffCover of Hooverphonic

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Christchurch music lovers – every week get your Freegal on and download your three free music MP3s. This week let’s take a look at some poetry and literary audiobooks.

Cover of William FaulknerA Junior Anthology Of English VerseCover of Arthur Conan Doyle - The Poetry Cover of Nicholas NicklebyCover of How to Get on in Society and Other Poems by John BetjemanHowl by Allen Ginsberg

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  • George and Tammy When George Jones died last year, The Atlantic reported “the late country singer never sounded as good, or as corny, as when with his ex-wife (Tammy Wynette)”.
  • Musical Youth some tasty versions of Pass the Dutchie
  • Foxes wonderful jangly pop.
  • Candy Dulfer bringing saxy back.
  • Keep calm and relax  this compilation features the splendid I’m kissing you by Des’ree (you might remember it from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet), Prefect Day by Lou Reed and some more yummy titles.
  • William Basinksi The Disintegration loops is one of the most eerie yet soulful pieces of music I’ve ever heard. Wikipedia reports: Basinski finished the project the morning of the September eleventh attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, and sat on the roof of his apartment building in Brooklyn with friends listening to the project as the W.T.C. towers collapsed.

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This week I am highlighting some covers that have caught my eye  – the good, the bad, the ugly of album covers.

Cover of Brecker BrothersCover of DJ CassidyCover of Andre CymoneCover of Hoppe ReiterCover of The GirlsCover of The medium is the massage

And to those who say the art of cover design is dead in the age of digital music, I say Phhft! Check out these fab books on album covers.

Cover of Mind over matterCover of Alex SteinweissCover of The worst album covers in the world ever!

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Cover of Blondie Cover of Hurts Cover of David Bowie Cover of Leonard Cohen Cover of Miley Cyrus Cover of Majesty

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Christchurch music lovers – every week get your Freegal on and download your three free music MP3s. This week the theme is Metal. Or should I say Mëtal.

Cover of Badmouth Cover of Hospital bomber  Cover of Panzerfaust Cover of Motorhead Cover of Nuclear Assault Cover of Metal Duck

If you want more metal, try:

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And in celebration of Nine Inch Nails and the Queens of the Stone Age coming to Ōtautahi:

Cover of Eagles of Death Metal

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