Thursday Drive

Thursdays 4PM

Presented by Mick Paddon

Mick PaddonMick  has been a presenter on Eastside Radio since the year of the Sydney Olympics, 2000.  Since then he has presented Drive on different nights of the week but he s settled into his current Thursday time slot a few years ago. He interviews people who are trying to make the world a better, fairer or more interesting place.  The main focus is on Sydney, but that usually also means thinking  and t talking about national, international or global issues.  He has interviewed writers, curators, cooks, local activists, film makers ,musicians, fund raisers, researchers.  Anyone and everyone who is trying to use their skills, knowledge  or experience to make a positive difference.

The music is jazz. Anything which feeds from the spirit of Miles mixed with the sorts of jazz and jazz related music you can hear performed live around Sydney’s clubs, bars and performance spaces.  Mick was involved in running one of Australia’s longest standing jazz promotion and performance associations for many years.  He has written many reviews and opinion pieces on jazz, most recently for Eastside and for Australiajazznet.  When he has time  he works on improving his own saxophone technique.

Away from hosting Drive, Mick has been a research consultant based at one of Sydney’s universities and has spent much of his time working on development aid projects in different parts of south east Asia.



Recent Episodes

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 17th August, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 17th August, 2017
Captain Kirkwood - Tomorrow I'll know
RELEASE: Theseus and the Minatour
George Colligan - Waterfall dreams
RELEASE: More Powerful
John Hollenbeck - Wichita Lineman
RELEASE: Songs I like a lot
Way Out West - Droop Street Breakdown Pt 2
RELEASE: The effects of weather
Billie McCarthy - Empty Promise
RELEASE: Live at 107
Billie McCarthy - The Journey
RELEASE: Live at 107
Christian Sands - Use me
Sheryl Bailey - Cedar's Mood
RELEASE: Live at the Fat Cat
Richard Bona / Michael Brecker - Redemption Song
RELEASE: A twist of Marley
Topology - Black to Grey
RELEASE: Tortured Remixes
Benjamin Booker - Motivation
RELEASE: Witness
Jane Rutter / John Huie - Black Market
RELEASE: Third Culture

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 10th August, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 10th August, 2017
Ornette Coleman Quartet - Humpty Dumpty
RELEASE: This is Our Music
Talib Dawud - Bop Alley
RELEASE: Workshop
Paul Kelly - O Mistress Mine (Clown's Song from Twelfth Night)
RELEASE: Seven Sonnets & a Song
Paul Kelly - My True Love Hath My Heart
RELEASE: Seven Sonnets & a Song
Lily Dior - Seven Years
RELEASE: Jazzology 2
Lea DeLaria - People Are Strange
RELEASE: Double Standards
Sarah Vaughan - You Stepped Out of A Dream
RELEASE: Blue Note Blend
Kamasi Washington - Leroy and Lanisha
Alister Spence Trio - Peculiar Orbit
RELEASE: Not Everything But Enough - LABEL: Alister Spence Music
Alister Spence Trio - Time & Place
RELEASE: Not Everything But Enough - LABEL: Alister Spence Music
Modern Jazz Quartet - Mit meet Sid

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 3rd August, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 3rd August, 2017
Dizzy Gillespie - Two Bass Hit
RELEASE: Bebop Professor
Greg Poppleton And The Bakelite Broadcasters - Falling In Love Again (Ich Bin Von Kopf Bus Fuss Auf Liebe Eingestellt)
RELEASE: Doin the Charleston - LABEL: Independent
Alphamama - Bad Appel (Featuring Ngaiire)
RELEASE: Alphamama - LABEL: Creative Vibes
Sirens Big Band - Yekatit
RELEASE: Kali and the time of change
Ed Keupper - La Di Doh
RELEASE: Character Assassination
Robert Forster - Falling Star
RELEASE: Intermission
Cookin' On 3 Burners - Tokyo Saucer
RELEASE: Soul Messin - LABEL: COTB Direct
Meltdown - Better Days
RELEASE: Live at Abbey Road
RELEASE: Live at Abbey Road
Bobby Hutcherson - Ghetto Lights
RELEASE: Best of Blue Note Years
Alister Spence Trio - Time and Place
RELEASE: Not everything but enough
New Venusians - Get Along
RELEASE: New Venusians - LABEL: Fresh Selects

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 27th July, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 27th July, 2017
Sean Jones - Piscean Dichotomy
RELEASE: Live from Jazz at the Bistro
Speedball - The one in the closet
RELEASE: We have moved
Snoore Kirk - The Capital Blues
RELEASE: Drummer and Composer
Charlie Hunter - High pockets and a fanny npack
RELEASE: Gentlemen I neglected to inform you will not be paid
Billy Childs - The windmills of your mind
RELEASE: Rebirth
Marquis Hill - Maiden Voyage
RELEASE: The way we play
Phil Broadhurst Quartet - Precious Metal
RELEASE: Panacea
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - So it is
RELEASE: So it is
Marialy Pacheco - Three songs in E minor - no 1
RELEASE: Spaces Within
Marialy Pacheco - Three songs in E minor - no 3
RELEASE: Spaces Within
The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra - Infinity Row
RELEASE: Dreaming Big
Tal Cohen - Great PK
RELEASE: Gentle Giants
Elliot Galvin Trio - Punch and Judy
Donny McCaslin - Second Line Sally
RELEASE: Seen from above
Regina Carter - Higher Ground
RELEASE: Motor City Moments

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 20th July, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 20th July, 2017
Masha's legacy - Safe Haven
RELEASE: Safe Haven
Vera Blue - Turn
RELEASE: Fingertips
Solange - Cranes In the Sky
RELEASE: A Seat At the Table
Austra - Gaia
Patti Smith - People Power
Mary J Blige - Survivor
RELEASE: Strength Of A Woman
Akala - Time To Relax
RELEASE: Knowledge is Power 11
Emily Wurramara - Black Boy
RELEASE: Deadly Hearts
Oliver Tank - High With You
Warpaint - New Song
The xx - Say Something Loving
Julie Byrne - Natural Blue
RELEASE: Not Even Happiness
Holly Throsby - Evening Stroll
RELEASE: After A Time

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 13th July, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 13th July, 2017
Deborah Carter - Daytripper
RELEASE: A Beatles Tribute - LABEL: Dot Time
Jimmy Smith - Only In It For The Money
RELEASE: Jimmy smith Plays Red Hot
Bria Skonberg - Don't Be That Way
Dianne Reves - Love For Sale
RELEASE: All Her Best - LABEL: Blue Note
Stan Getz - Stella By Starlight
RELEASE: Dinner Jazz - LABEL: Jazzfm
Aretha - Since You've Been Gone
RELEASE: Queen of Soul - LABEL: Atlantic
Blessed Relief - No Healer Is Safe From Me
RELEASE: Design For Living - LABEL: Armchair
Blessed Relief - I Fear For My Rug
RELEASE: Design for Life - LABEL: Armchair
Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
Jon Cleary - Lets Get Lowdown
Anders Osborne & Monk Boudreaux - Dive In The Gumbo
RELEASE: Bury The Hatchet
Judy Bailey - willow weep for me
RELEASE: Not Withstanding