Here’s another interview for your enjoyment:

I’m sure you’ll agree that the soulful music of this talented New Zealand band deserves to be heard everywhere.  The music played during the interview comes from Jah Rydem, the debut album from 1814. We play some of the eleven tracks of reggae that are infused with influences from a range of genres including R’n’B, soul and hip hop.

Enjoy. These folks are really good! And in the last few months 1814 has received a lot of airtime around New Zealand. The hard work we spoke of together in this 2008 interview is paying off for these talented people.

For information on ordering your own copy of Jah Rydem click here.

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I’m excited to announce that I’ve found a way to upload some of my radio programs to the net so that they are now available to everyone, as opposed to my usual geographically limited audience in New Zealand’s Far North.

They’re on www.odeo.com and for a complete listing of all my uploaded shows and associated blogs visit here.

Click on the link below for an interview with a fellow Gaia member, Elan Sun Star.



This interview with Elan Sun Star is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. In addition to dialogue packed with anecdotes and scientific evidence supporting the value of smiling, the hour is sprinkled with smiley songs from the likes of Tony Bennett and Red Grammar. Hear about:

  • How smiling assists brain development in children
  • The Duchenne Smile
  • The value of smiling to astronauts and peace negotiators
  • How Norman Cousins cured himself of an incurable disease
  • Laughing clubs spring up in India and elsewhere
  • The Inner Smile


The smile is quite simply the easiest, cheapest and perhaps most important and available means of attaining radiant health and finding peace in any situation. This is one of my favourite interviews.