At the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Robert Forster (founding member of the Go-Betweens and music critic for The Monthly) talks to Toby Martin about his new book, The Ten Rules of Rock and Roll. Forster talks about the difference for him between writing music and prose, tells some funny stories and performs three songs. New Theatre, Newtown, May 2010
At the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Robert Forster (founding member of the Go-Betweens and music critic for The Monthly) talks to Toby Martin about his new book, The Ten Rules of Rock and Roll (Black Inc.) Forster talks about the difference for him between writing music and prose, tells some funny stories and performs three songs. New Theatre, Newtown, May 2010
By Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens. This is a B-side from around the time of 16 Lovers Lane.
Founder of the iconic group The Go Betweens, Robert Forster, joins Robin and Josie this week to talk about his new book Grant and I. There’s also chat of the work of Alan Bennett, Jack Kerouac and TS Elliot. And then Josie discovers Robert is a fan of The Neapolitan Novels…
Sasha Frere-Jones is a writer, musician, and music critic living in New York. Chris and Jason chat with him about the recent passing of his ex-wife, sobriety, being both a musician and a music critic, the importance of our loved ones pushing us further, writing his memoir, mixtapes, streaming music, Substack, and why he loves New York.
In this meeting of Australian rock music royalty, Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens) hosts an in-depth conversation with acclaimed singer-songwriter Paul Kelly about Kelly’s new memoir, How to Make Gravy. They discuss Kelly’s prose and song-writing, his influences and the task of setting down a personal history.
Presented by The Wheeler Centre, Athanaeum Theatre, October 2010
Robert Forster: Grant McLennan and the Go-Betweens | Saturday Morning, 10:09 am on 8 October 2016 | Radio New Zealand
Kim Hill talks to Brisbane singer-songwriter Robert Forster, best known for his work with songwriting partner Grant McLennan, with whom he co-founded The Go-Betweens. The band, formed in 1977, made nine albums between 1981 and 2005, and Forster has made six solo albums, written music criticism for a number of magazines, and published The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll: Collected Music Writings 2005-09, and new memoir, Grant & I: Inside and Outside the Go-Betweens.
For years Robert Forster was a singer and songwriter with the band the Go Betweens. They were the critic’s darlings. Now Robert Forster is, himself, a music critic. And author of The "Ten Rules of Rock and Roll". He shares his thoughts on everyone from The Monkees, to Nana Mouskouri and Delta Goodrem. Robert Forster is interviewed by Courier Mail journalist, Matt Cononors at the Avid Reader bookshop in Brisbane.
- Pretty In Pink by The Psychedelic Furs
- Kiss Me On The Bus by The Replacements
- You Get Me by The Broken Family Band
- All Her Favorite Fruit by Camper Van Beethoven
- Bachelor Kisses by The Go-Betweens
- Slow Show by The National
- Let Me Lie To You by Afghan Whigs
Each summer, the Pitchfork Music Festival draws thousands of fans to Chicago to hear three day’s worth of performances, by more than 40 bands. It’s a mix of some of the best new and largely unknown, independent bands of the year. On this episode of All Songs Considered, host Bob Boilen talks with freelance reporter Jacob Ganz about some of the music Ganz discovered while covering this year’s festival, which ended July 19