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 16th March, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 16th March, 2017
Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
RELEASE: Headhunters
Tim Garland - Bright New Year
Swallow Quintet - Into the Woodwork
RELEASE: Into the Woodwork
Aziza - Aquila
Yellow jackets - An Amber Shade of Blue
RELEASE: A Rise in the Road
Tina Harrod - 7 Long Years
RELEASE: Shacked Up in Paradise
Stu Hunter - Requiem for Belief
RELEASE: The Migration
The Impossible Gentlemen - Hold out for the Sun
RELEASE: Let's get Deluxe
Bernie McGann - Eulogy for a Friend
RELEASE: Playground
Tim Hopkins - Norwegian Wood
RELEASE: Popcorn

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 9th March, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 9th March, 2017
Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
RELEASE: Headhunters
Aziza - Walkin' the Walk
Michelle Nicole - Misterioso
RELEASE: Misterioso
John Coltrane - Tunji
RELEASE: John Coltrane in a Soulful Mood
Lily Dior - Compared to What
RELEASE: Live at The Reservoir
Jackie Orszaczky Budget Orchestra - Be Good to me
RELEASE: Deep Down and Out
The Impossible Gentleman - It Could've been a Simple Goodbye
RELEASE: Let's Gt Deluxe
Tim Garland - Youkay
Wallace Roney - Elegy
RELEASE: A Place in Time

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 2nd March, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 2nd March, 2017
Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
RELEASE: Headhunters
Chris Cody Coalition - African Dance
The Impossible Gentlemen - Speak to me of Home
RELEASE: Let's get Deluxe
Mike Nock Trio - The Gypsy
RELEASE: An Accumulation of Subtleties
New York Jazz Collective - El Nino
RELEASE: I Don't know this world without Don Cherry
Paul Grabowsky Sextet - Toy Town
RELEASE: Bitter Suite
Lily Dior - Song for my Father
RELEASE: Invitation
Dinasaur - Awakening
RELEASE: Together as One
Aziza - Summer 15
Tim Garland - Foretold
Buddy Tate/Abdullah Ibrahim - Goduka Mfundi
RELEASE: Buddy Tate meets Abdullah Ibrahim