Songs and Sense of Place

I love Don McGlashan’s songs, and growing up in Auckland, I always appreciated it when I knew the places being mentioned in them. (Forrest Hill! That’s on my slow bus route to the city!)

Here’s a little drag and drop exercise with five of his songs that are set in Auckland. (I may have to expand for another one to include Opononi, Christchurch, New York, London, and the Nakhon Pathom Province of Thailand, though I anticipate there may be some minor issues with scale, there)

Match them up correctly and you get to hear a snippet of the song where the place-name is mentioned.

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