Live music sadly does not play a big part in my life whereas recorded and broadcast music has. Over the past 12 months there have been 2 events. Herbie Hancock’s NZ Tour and WOMAD NZ 2008. Prior to that was 2005 Diana Krall. Wellington is increasingly seen as the poor smaller brother of Auckland and not economic to tour. Despite that we do have the NZ International Festival of The Arts and that is more likely to attract the sort of artists that I like.