Author: Simon Mercep

Radioactive – an artist’s view of love and death

The film Radioactive tells the story of Marie Curie, one of the world’s most famous and influential scientists. She is the woman who, along with her husband Pierre, effectively unlocked radioactivity. It’s not subject matter to be taken lightly. Radioactive…

ROCK TIL YOU DROP: Elton John at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, Sunday February 16, 2020

“I can’t sing. I just completely lost my voice. I gotta go. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry” With those words Sir Elton John rose to his feet, about two thirds of the way through his first of three planned…

Post Modern Jukebox at the Auckland Town Hall, October 12th: Great show, not great sound

(With thanks to Chris Zwaagdyk for the concert photos) You have to say two things in the same breath about this show from Post Modern Jukebox (PMJ): first, that it was a barnstorming concert, full of energy, humour, and good…

Western Stars – Bruce Springsteen: Again, the call of the road

Simon’s followed Bruce Springsteen’s music for more than 40 years, and wanted to take his time absorbing the artist’s latest album, Western Stars. He’s glad he was patient. He finds it a richly rewarding work. Three questions lie in wait…