Hello – I’m Marty Duda – welcome to the 13th Floor. Hopefully this will be a place where you’ll come regularly to check out what happening in music, film and art in New Zealand and around the world.
Thanks to my work for Radio New Zealand, Groove Guide, Next Magazine and others, I get the opportunity to interview quite a few artists. The Interview section contains these interviews, unedited – some of which are exclusive to the 13th Floor. The new year has kept me busy and there are new interviews with Wire, Amanda Palmer, Iron & Wine, The Melvins, Jessica Lea Mayfield and Joan As Policewoman. I’ll also be posting a few “classics” as well. For instance, with Lloyd Cole touring New Zealand this month, I’ve dug out an interview from 2006 along with a few songs recorded during his sound check from that interview session.
The main feature of the website is the streaming radio show section. This consists of one to two hour programmes hosted by myself or others that you can listen to while trolling around on your computer. To start things off I’ve produced one programme myself and there is another hosted by Caitlin Smith. Links to them are on the homepage. New programmes hosted by other music lovers will be posted regularly.
Additionally, there is a section for CD, DVD and film reviews and a place to check what’s happening with upcoming live shows, album releases and film premieres.
I look forward to your comments. A good healthy discussion is always fun. Enjoy your stay on the 13th Floor.