Cry Over This

Crowded House song Together Alone is what British music blogger Paul Sinclair wants played at his funeral. Sinclair chose the track as part of the Guardian series ‘Six Songs of Me’. “The lyrics deal with death and separation and the song has a very earthy spiritual feel to it since it features a New Zealand Maori choir and log drummers,” Sinclair says. “It’s such a moving song – Neil Finn is one of the best songwriters on the planet, but it has never really been trendy to like Crowded House even though the Together Alone album was one of the finest records of the 1990s. Anyone who is not crying at my funeral will be when they hear this.”


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Artist Max Gimblett goes Oxherding with Lewis Hyde

Artist Max Gimblett goes Oxherding with Lewis Hyde

Auckland born New Yorker and pre-eminent New Zealand artist Max Gimblett has produced his most significant book collaboration with American poet, cultural essayist and MacArthur Fellow Lewis Hyde. Published in September…