The idea? Every day in May, to mark NZ Music Month and 38 years of his own rancid opining and reportage, Gary Steel will present something from his considerable behind. Personal archive, that is. The following piece appeared in the Sunday Star Times, November 30, 1997.
In his ongoing series of stories rescued from the dumpster of time, Gary Steel gifts us his August 1998 interview with Patti Smith, who had just returned after her retirement 16 years before.
For the first time ever, Gary Steel vs. Neil Finn in the infamous 2007 interview, unexpurgated and unmixed.
With respect to her induction into the New Zealand Music Hall Of Fame, Gary Steel digs out his 1987 interview with the singer-songwriter, who was newly flush with her unexpected second round of success.
Gary Steel gets personally acquainted with Rick Wakeman, keyboard whiz/wizzard and comic wag, on the eve of his one-man, one-piano, three-date NZ tour.
Gary Steel talks to Annabel Fay. Or is it the other way around?
Words were slurred. Late night in Amsterdam. Early morning in NZ. Conversational ambiguities with BRMC.
Jaz Coleman is an unusual man.