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Don McGlashan

"When a song works it's like chipping off a small piece of the day and holding it up to the light."
- Don McGlashan, 'Counting The Beat', Gordon Spittle.

This page contains information about Don McGlashan's various projects.

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Books/articles written by Don McGlashan

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Other work

Attended Westlake Boys High School, Auckland.
Studied at University of Auckland, graduated with a BA in Music and English.

Teaching - school; music in a prison; at UNITEC, Auckland.
Auckland University Literary Fellowship 2001 - resident in the English Department.

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Sources of information

These pages have been compiled from various sources: web sites, articles in the press, posts to the Mutton Bird mailing lists and a pile of CD's, including Mutton Birds and The Front Lawn (and thanks to the person who lent me the Blam Blam Blam CD!).

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Books/articles

Bannister, Matthew, Don McGlashan - Touching The Green, Green Grass of Home, Music In New Zealand, Summer(?), 2000.
NZ Musician, Vol 12, No 8Bell, Mark, Loneliness of the Long Distance Strummer, NZ Musician, Vol 12, No 8, April/May 2006
The Mechanics of Popular Music Chunn, Mike and Jeremy, The Mechanics of Popular Music - A New Zealand Perspective, GP Publications, 10, Mulgrave St., Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand, 1995. ISBN 1-86956-130-9
  • Includes an account of Blam Blam Blam's origins, up to "There Is No Depression In New Zealand".
Film In Aotearoa New Zealand Dennis, Jonathan and Bieringa, Ian, editors, Film In Aotearoa New Zealand, Victoria University Press. ISBN 0-86473-309-7
Stranded In Paradise, 1988. Dix, John, Stranded In Paradise, New Zealand Rock 'N' Roll 1955-1988, Paradise Publications, 1988. ISBN 0-473-00638-3 (limpback), ISBN 0-473-00639-1 (Limited Edition Casebound)
  • Whizz Kids, Blam Blam Blam
Stranded In Paradise, 2005 Dix, John, Stranded In Paradise, New Zealand Rock 'N' Roll 1955 To The Modern Era, Penguin, 2005. (revised edition of 1988 publication) ISBN 0-14-301953
Ready To Fly Eggleton, David, Ready To Fly - The Story Of New Zealand Rock Music, Craig Potton Publishing, 2003 ISBN 1-877333-06-9
New Zealand Film 1912-1996 Martin, Helen, and Edwards,Sam, New Zealand Film 1912-1996, Oxford University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-19-558336-1
The Big Takeover 60The Big Takeover 61 Rabid, Jack, The Mutton Birds' Don McGlashan, The Big Takeover: Part 1, No. 61, p76; Part 2, No 61, p110
How You Doing? Ricketts, Harry and Roberts, Hugh, editors, How You Doing? - A Selection of New Zealand Comic and Satiric Verse, Lincoln University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-909049-26-2
  • The title comes from the Front Lawn song.
Counting The BeatSpittle, Gordon, Counting The Beat, A History of New Zealand Song, GP Publications, 1997. ISBN 1-86956-213-5
  • Don McGlashan on songwriting
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