Wednesday 30 March 2011

Overheard: Ponsonby Road, Auckland

If you were denied access to the youtube video, then you should be able to listen to the sample here.
And if that doesn't work ... you're clever, you'll figure something out.


In which Hints to Lady Travellers introduces a new feature* and figures out how to get more singing on this blog.

Where: Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland
When: a sunny, late-summer Saturday afternoon
What: the Henry Mancini/Police mashup that takes a song I don't particularly like and renders it a billion times cooler.
Effect: made me walk along the road with more of a strut in my step.
Historical note: my parents had (and may still have) a Henry Mancini record (I think it must have been a 'best of'); I recall lying on my tummy in the sitting room listening to the original theme from Peter Gunn, so this also hits my personal nostalgia button.

*so you can expect to see it every Wednesday/sporadically/never again because I will forget that I intended to make this a regular thing - delete as appropriate


  1. It is my sad duty to inform you that 'this video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment and is not available in your country'

    I think that removes most of your audience...

  2. LTBB, Canada has better laws! I'm sorry to disagree wiht you, but that song was always cool.