About MM

Originally from NZ, I spent the 80s in London working at Penguin Books [editorial assistant], living in squats and seeing loads of bands. Back home I was a scriptwriter for a local soap, Shortland Street, and have written features for blogs and magazines.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John

Maria Majsa 21 Swan Crescent, Pakuranga 1974 Under all the fairy floss, trouble is lurking. There are wrong turns, regrets, situations that are easier to run from than face. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is about escape and it wasn’t lost on me that the first place I heard it was my favourite place to escape to

By |2016-11-02T05:56:02+10:00November 2nd, 2016|Pop, Rock, Singer-songwriters|5 Comments

Falling And Laughing by Orange Juice

Maria Majsa Hammersmith Palais, London 1980 After all the attitude and swagger of punk, here was a band with the courage to be vulnerable. And while admitting to vulnerability is never comfortable or easy, it is necessary for real human connection.

By |2017-01-12T09:56:58+10:00March 24th, 2016|Indie pop|4 Comments