Enjoy some autumnal audio amidst the crisp, clean air - cleared for us by the cessation of industry.
Here is a mix I knocked up for my dear friend Sally Scarborough, scion of the renowned Hunter Valley vintners from Scarborough Wine Co.
Sal has been compiling a care package for the growers and nurturers of the region - comprising recipes, music and more.
She tapped me for tunes and I admit I got misty reprising my (un)usual role at home - imagining everyone listening in theirs, alone or with kin, in somewhat-suppressed states of fear, patience, hope and love.
Saturday April the 18th ~
Jack Off crawls from the chrysalis and takes wing via the FBi airwaves between 3 and 5.
There's talk of a live performance from the home of Laura Marling but I'm feeling this just-manifested possibility might be more likely to transpire next week.
I can guarantee you a journey of jumps and jinks that will lead to blossoms and pollen regardless.
Tune in and support Free Broadcast Incorporated.
Swimming against the tide, battling the breeze and staring at the sun - waiting patiently for our days to come.
Surrendering to less, offering up some.
Here's a shattered set of stark and sumptuous songs that I shared with a handful of deeply appreciative locals at the Hollywood Hotel on the night I received the news of my brother's peaceful death on the other side of the planet.
And here is the most powerful and defiant artefact to emerge from our quarantined culture yet.
Saturday April the 11th ~
FBi Radio needs yr help.
Jack Off will be reaching out live with the most pertinent music and the least fake talk between 3 and 5PM.
Please tune in and either text 0409945945 or call 83322999 if you wish to share feelings, tales or details of any contributions. I wish to say thanks.
We are here for you, always.
Take care good people.
Please be kind to each other.
Major musical morsels to lift the mood within.
STOP PRESS copy and paste from fakebook minutes ago:
I'm absolutely stoked to announce that - after a lot of enquiry and experimentation, not to mention some highly helpful recommendations from generous tech-minded friends - Jack's Hit House is ready to roll out broadcast quality live DJ sets, tailored for the celebrations of those in isolation.
I wants kids stuck inside to have brilliant birthdays regardless, lovers to waltz through anniversaries, families and sharehouses to party with a passion.
All services negotiable and largely barter at this stage I dare say.
All you'll need is one URL link like this (if yr reading this on Friday night it is live NOW) and any device will receive a signal as pristine as the files played - no decay, no loss.
Send wirelessly to speakers via Airplay, wifi or bluetooth or run a headphone jack out to proper hifi systems and luxuriate in lush stereo sound.
Up to 39 households can access my work simultaneously so you'll be at liberty to share with relatives and mates, then link via Zoom or other apps for social scenes and exchanges.
Here's a live example right now - recorded at Good RidDance outside The Hub on federal election night. I'll follow it up with another set after so as many folks as possible can witness the unrivalled streaming sound quality in real time tonight.
Enjoy - and don't hesitate to get in touch when you next need terrific tunes in yr abode!
Now back to Shithouse proper, with yet more by way of resources, this time radio replays:
First, you can hear the full half hour of my national chat with Indira Naidoo via Nightlife on ABC Radio courtesy of the player at the top of this page here. I got to share three exquisite songs and I couldn't have been happier with both their span and relevance. The first was Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again.
Secondly I do recommend a listen to last week's extraordinary program on FBi. I've never encountered so much sincere love, gratitude and support from listeners in all the decades I've been on air. I was more or less dissolving in tears from the first few texts.The messages from the last half an hour alone filled a gmail screen and were profoundly sweet.
A lot were triggered by my acknowledgement of the dire financial straits the station is in. That is also why our Diary of Death page now looks like this. Please either subscribe or donate now if you have any means. We are gonna need our independent local outlet in coming months like never before.
Saturday April the 4th ~
Jack Off will return to the air live between 3 and 5 tomorrow arvo. Now you know how drastic the situation at the station is I'd appreciate any assistance you can muster. Text 0409945945 or call 83322999 to say g'day, share yr tales from iso or to clue me in as to any financial fare you've made available on the FBi site.
This is not a supporter drive. This is just me doing whatever I can to help us survive.