Audible traces escape suspended animations.
Thursday October the 29th ~
Relics rain where blood curses: Palmer & Co - between 9PM and the early hours. Entry being free.
Saturday October the 31st ~
Viral avian transmissions via Jack Off - 3 til 5PM.
Tuesday November the 3rd ~
Square thighs and blinded eyes gather online and at Giant Dwarf for Julian Morrow's Totally F*ct Trivia from 6.30PM. Musical queues by Monsieur Merde.
Spectacular sonics. Blink and you'll kiss it!
Saturday October the 24th ~
The Never-Ending Story of Sydney radio, Jack Off is borne (aloft) again between 3 til 5PM.
Sunday October the 25th ~
After playing the final set before lockdown (on the afternoon it was announced) back in March, I've offered to play the Petersham Bowling Club for free - in order to get the ball rolling again.
Regardless of stormy skies I will bathe those who brave the bitter weather in beauteous music. It means so much to me that we are free to do this. Shelter by the greens together between 3 and 6PM.
Reject arrogance, expel apathy. Music to thine ears!
Thursday October the 15th ~
A saintly set of searing sounds, confounding decay with passion and determination - all for free, from 9PM til 1AM, @ Palmer & Co in the heart of the city.
Saturday October the 17th ~
Jack Off afloat on understanding and empathy, for the living and the dead, for those here and beyond. A way for us to commune kindly. 3 til 5PM. On air.
Sunday October the 18th ~
An almost alien experience: my first gig in new digs since pre-pandemic. Right at home in the Inner-West.
An ideal brief: to spin psychedelic sounds from outer-space on a Sunday afternoon. Small outlays will get you literally endless amounts of pizza to eat and jugs of pure booze to swig.
Get thee to The Bank between 1 and 4PM. Have yr senses assailed by unimaginable frequencies and mind-bending moving images. Trip out together.
Tuesday October the 20th ~
Test the ongoing utility of the smoking remnants of yr brain (after 48 hours recovering) via Julian Morrow's Totally F*ct Trivia - Hamilton edition.
Places inside Giant Dwarf sold out last time so book ahead or join us online at 6.30PM.
'Dying is easy, young man. Living is harder.'
Back on the train gang. What could possibly go
Saturday October the 10th ~
Jack Off rolls tape between 3 and 5 on FBi.
Sunday October the 11th ~
Get astride that pony and ride - all the way UP to the Imperial Hotel's exquisite rooftop bar. At last we are aloft with all and sundry once more.
I cannot begin to tell you how much I've missed playing here (and at the PBC, more on that next week). Please join me, soaking up the spring sun, as I spin a free five hour set from 2 til 7PM.
Entertaining and enriching alternatives to basic buck-passing at the political football.
Thursday October the 1st ~
Old-timers will be enconsed at Palmer & Co as my fortnightly bracket of antique audio unfurls, for free, from 9PM til close (at around 1 in the morn).
Friday October the 2nd ~
Sunset on Friday sees me stabbing buttons in the front bar of The Paddington - in what will be my only gig there this month. 5 til 9PM. No charge.
Saturday October the 3rd ~
The entire Jack Off team were blown away by the support we received from listeners during our annual supporter drive last week, some truly heartfelt tributes were exchanged.
Such genuine appreciation is always a fuel for further work. This year it meant even more, considering how tough things are - and how much worse finances may yet get.
Thank you for being so strong, courageous, communicative and sensitive. We will redouble our efforts, on behalf of the station and the community we serve, from 3 til 5PM this Saturday.
Tuesday October the 6th ~
Totally F*ct Trivia is a comical portal into the morbid mortal truths that lie behind what we are routinely presented with by political 'leaders' and captive media these days.
Julian Morrow is the ideal bullshit detector / host for such an enterprise - and Giant Dwarf the perfect venue to facilitate participation in this canny quiz.
Capacity onsite has just doubled to 50% of the pre-COVID limit - and anyone who prefers to play from the comfort of home can do so.
I provide thematic musical cues for every question by conjuring them up in real-time, a pretty hilarious challenge for me personally.
Join us at 6.30PM and you'll see/hear what I mean!
Spiritual surgery via song, for you and everyone.
Friday September the 25th ~
Oceanic interludes and vast sonic vistas over the Eastern seabord, all via the easily-accessed front bar of The Paddington. 5 til 9PM. Completely free.
Saturday September the 26th ~
Jack Off delves deep to access collective compassion and mystique, working wonders once a year during supporter drive to Bring It On Home for yr local champion of emerging arts and culture, FBi Radio.
Whilst the entire affair this year is necessarily more online and distanced than usual, we've been granted special dispensation to have all three rotating producers (thank you Isabel, Hugh and James) present in the station simultaneously.
This is the key annual instance where we shamelessly grant requests whilst plugging the bands and businesses of the lovely listeners who help us survive. But this year, in addition to personally thanking you and responding to yr stated wishes via our web portal, we're also seeking to talk to you directly.
2020 has been so intense, so raw and real, so tragic and humane, stark and sweet. I've felt this in the most palpable way while broadcasting throughout the pandemic. It has made me even more profoundly grateful for our beautiful community and this heroic little radio station.
So rather than banging on myself as usual I genuinely want to share the air with our bright and brilliant listeners. Thus I invite you to follow in the footsteps of both our older regular texters and the several four-year-olds who've already spoken on air this year. Kindly call 83322999 between 3 and 5PM and I will put you directly to air.
I trust you. I love you. FBi needs you and we are all improved by the presence of each other.
Yr welcome to speak of anything you wish of course - but I'd especially love to hear what FBi has done for you, particularly of late.
And I do want to open up the airwaves to even more children - so parents, if yr kids are keen to say g'day and shoot the Shit live with me please make them feel free.
Right now we need regeneration across the board. Heartfelt humour, curiosity and glee. We're opening this up entirely. Give us a shout!
Also I should mention, one lucky listener who joins or renews as a supporter before 4.30PM will receive one of our best day prizes yet: not only a year's subscription to The Saturday Paper but a case of delicious Italian-inspired wines from the Adelaide Hills courtesy of Unico Zelo.
Enter yr details here by at half past 4 on Saturday arvo to be in the running. I wanna give it to you!
Aromatic audio plus train breezers for b(l)uffs.
Thursday September the 17th ~
A litany of linguistic liberties will be taken as I spin songs on the Grammarphone. Palmer & Co. Free. From 9PM til close at around 1 in the morning.
Friday September the 18th ~
Moderately more modern music fills every space of The Paddington between 9 and midnight. Also free.
Saturday September the 19th ~
Jack Off never stops. 3 til 5PM on FBi Radio.
Tuesday September the 22nd ~
After a sold-out Hamilton special Julian Morrow's Totally F*ct Trivia returns to Giant Dwarf with a more general approach to the farcical details of life. Stream and play live between 6.30 and 7.45.
Skip to hook-learnin' and the wisdom of the sheets!
Tuesday September the 8th ~
The real-life in-body experience with fellow humans in a room is sold out - but streaming participation remains available to all, as the Totally F*ct Trivia - Hamilton edition goes live from Giant Dwarf at 6.30PM tonight. Julian Morrow is yr host and he has kindly fed me a few ultra-nerdy audio references to the questions (that I otherwise wing my way through blind) in my role as music maestro this evening.
Friday September the 11th ~
I just wake up like this: playing more sassy tunes as the sun sets over Oxford Street, in The Paddington's front bar, for free, from 5 til 9PM.
Saturday September the 12th ~
Shimmy with spirit, strength and sorrow as Jack Off airs again on FBi Radio between 3 and 5PM.
Found sounds in fragrant surrounds.
Thursday September the 3rd ~
Step out to Palmer & Co and kick yr heels up to a free bracket of antique audio from 9PM til 1AM.
Friday September the 4th ~
Spin out at a gratis four hours of sublime sunset songs in the salubrious setting of The Paddington, betwixt 5 and 9PM.
Saturday September the 5th ~
Cavort topless and worship the goddess - as Jack Off airs mystical music on FBi Radio between 3 and 5PM.
Under where? Oh yeah! Lingerie-clad fauna surrounded by local flora, just as the first flush of spring blooms about us. What's not to love?!
All praise to Nimbin's Caspah Batchelor for these perfect paintings, which I first sequestered for future use here almost a decade ago.
Read on for free fare both out & about & on the air!
Thursday August the 27th ~
Dress up (or down) and hit the town tonight - as I spin at Palmer & Co from 9 til close around 1. Free!
Friday August the 28th ~
For the next month you can find me spinning free four-hour front bar sets from 5 at The Paddington each and every Friday. It's so great to be out!
Saturday August the 29th ~
FBi Radio turns 17 this Saturday. Except when playing major events (or breaking my neck) I've presented Jack Off almost every single Saturday between 3 and 5PM all of those years (and a good few during the test broadcasts prior).
I can't believe how lucky I am to have had this means of expression and interaction, with the city, country and world I love, for the bulk of my adult life. Please tune in if you can.
If yr moved to - and able - consider supporting the station financially here. We will be having a supporter drive proper soon but there's no time like the present hey? Drop me a text on 0409945945 if you do contribute as I'd like to thank you and perhaps play you a tune in return.
My deepest gratitude goes out to you for all of yr passion and support, both now and over the many years prior. As we emerge from this bleak and terrifying winter of isolation and deprivation, I truly wish you all the best. I proffer all of my hope and whatever power I possess in the service of better days ahead. Together we will go and grow.