Remnants of a lost paradise endure amongst us.
If you recognise any of the queeroes above or their storied abode the Dirty Habit - or perhaps you are a fan of the artist Liz Ham and her fabled photographic practice - then you might wish to vote for the audience award aspect of the National Portrait Prize. We'll be down in Canberra on this icy Friday evening to witness the work of all of the other finalists. See their astounding images here.
Wednesday June the 29th ~
It's a busy mid-week in the meantime, with the advent of Wynside Out bringing speakers, games, food and live music to Wynyard Park both Wednesday and Thursday. The full program is here.
I'll be spinning between 2 and 4PM each day and despite the claims of this Broadsheet reporter you can be safely assured that I will not be 'dropping' any 'commercial house'. It's a free event so if yr in the city swing by and hear something real.
By evening Swingin' at the Speakeasy will be underway once more a block or so down the way at Palmer & Co. Gratis swing dancing to live music from 7 then anything goes for my set between 10 and 2.
Thursday June the 30th ~
Day two of Wynside Out is a dead-ringer for day one in terms of the line-up and times but, as ever, you'll not cop a single song repeated under my auspices, so by all means come again.
Saturday July the 2nd ~
After an in-depth chat with Darren Hanlon about his recent travails last week on Jack Off I didn't expect to be welcoming any guests this weekend but our producer Hugh is working with the Sunnyboys and keen to drag them in, so you never know, I might not be Alone With You between 3 and 5 after all.
Regardless of the outcome there later that night you can be assured that I will once again be ensconced in the utmost luxury and convivial hospitality at the peerless Dean and Nancy on 22. Key founders are gallivanting around Italy toasting being named in the top 100 bar people worldwide as we speak, yet even in their absence the place shines. I count my lucky stars to work in such vibrant settings with truly good people. Join us for free from 9 til 12.30.
Yr welcome to gather freely at any of the below...
Wednesday June the 22nd ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy between 10PM and 2AM.
Friday June the 24th ~
Sin City Soireé part two from 9 til 2 in Hollywood.
Saturday June the 25th ~
Jack Off from 3 til 5. Hear Adalita last week here.
Dean and Nancy on 22 between 9PM & 12.30AM. Cheers!
No time at all to scrawl. Just the facts ma'am.
Wednesday June the 15th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy 10PM til 2AM. Free.
Friday June the 17th ~
Maybe Sammy 9PM til 1AM. Free and easy.
Saturday June the 18th ~
Jack Off with Adalita. 3 til 5PM. Free Broadcast Inc
Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre 8.30 til 11.30PM. Free dove not free beer. Best of the Inner West.
As winter winds bite I invite you to warmer realms.
Thursday June the 9th ~
I'm skipping my usual Swingin' Wednesday scene at Palmer & Co this week for footy and the Film Fest opening. You'll find me there instead the next evening at the same time, from 10 til around 2.
Entry is free and food is served throughout so it's a perfect subterranean sanctuary to descend to after any cinematic excursions in the CBD.
Friday June the 10th ~
Come Friday I'll reprise last week's appearance at the stunning Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre in sunny Marrickville, putting meat on the bones of an Australian-based musical foundation apt to the era.
The Chinese tucker available there is so good (the best prawn toast I've ever had) - book early to access the full menu before 9. I spin between half 8 and half 11 and entry is also always free.
Saturday June the 11th ~
By Saturday Jack Off will circle back on FBi Radio (94.5FM on yr dial or streaming live and on-demand online) from 3 til 5PM, as ever.
Afterwards I'll have the pleasure of playing a set of swish and surprising sounds for the frankly spoilt patrons of Dean and Nancy on 22. With Vivid crowds across the city I strongly suggest reserving yr place, whether for dining or the cocktail bar. Entry is free, the vista spectacular, the room warm.
Well I hope you've landed somewhere slightly safer after all of the upheaval of late. I'm settling in to my remote new abode, making the most of the winter sun and anticipating the busy weeks of Vivid and the Film Festival ahead. If yr out and about there are a few pit-stops I can suggest below.
Wednesday June the 1st ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy is an utterly exhilarating instance of convivial mid-week mayhem in secret city subterranean bar Palmer & Co. There are three sets of live music (this time from Queenie and The Cavaliers) between 7 and 10PM, then I play a swathe of strong and strange old songs til close around 2AM. Entry is free via the door in Abercrombie Lane.
Friday June the 3rd ~
As the weekend begins I'll be back in the heart of Sydney for my first set at the Hotel CBD. If you fancy joining me there for a drink and some fab free music pop in between 5 and 8PM. It's also free.
I'm still scheduled to spin a gratis local/indie bracket at the Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre directly after (from half 8 til 11.30) however you'd best advised to check in with me prior if tailored selections are yr main reason for heading along, as we are still awaiting the final fine-tune of the PA in the brand-new premises before proceeding.
Saturday June the 4th ~
Jack Off will never leave you hanging on a Saturday arvo, reliably broadcasting between 3 and 5 on FBi for over two decades now. Tune in for an immaculate balance of sound that strays beyond scale.