I Believe You Are A Star - Interviews with New Zealand musicians, DJs and artists, is a collection of articles by writer, DJ and pop culture fiend Peter McLennan.
Titled after a Dimmer song, these pieces were written between 1992 - 2003, when McLennan twas a freelance journalist for magazines such as Pavement, Rip It Up, North & South and NZ Musician.
With nearly 40 pieces compiled into this book, it features musicians and artists both at the start of their recording career (P-Money, SJD) through to establish artists (Bailterspace, JPSE) spanning across indie rock, hip hop, soul, electronica and dub in New Zealand during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Each book hand-signed by Peter McLennan
Artists featured include; Shayne Carter, SJD, Sola Rosa, Bailterspace, Darcy Clay, DLT, Kog Transmissions, JPSE, Solid Gold Hell, Subliminals, Weta, Stinky Jim, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Fiona McDonald, HDU, Cloudbiy, Jakob and more.
"McLennan is a thoughtful listener and observer, and a writer who misses little. With I Believe You Are A Star he gives us the opportunity to reflect. A segment of our musical underground invaded the mainstream, and McLennan was there, documenting some of the pivotal shifts, when and as they happened." -Martin Pepperell, NZ Musician
Author: Peter McLennan
Title: I Believe You Are A Star
Publisher: Dunbar Noon Publishing