Possibly naive, yet somewhat sustainable, music and party plans to enact and experience immediately!
Wednesday October the 26th ~
Back from stunning Aotearoa, my first time beyond our borders since the plague hit. I cried when I saw that pristine place rising out of the sea from the plane window. Now I'm filled with intentions to return there and fly far further.
This week's 'work' here at home makes for a softer landing (more so than radio then a wedding direct from a 3.30AM rise - NZ time - last Saturday).
First I'll hit Swingin' at the Speakeasy straight after The Faculties wrap their 3 hours of live fare, playing dusty oddities til about 2AM for free.
Friday October the 28th ~
On Friday I'm first looking to take in Pleasure & Protest, an evening celebrating intersectional feminist perspectives, ecosexuality and the body that has been co-curated by Kelly Dezart-Smith, Emma Maye Gibson and Megan Holloway.
It will feature a Welcome to Country by Aunty Rhonda Dixon Grovenor, screenings of visual works by Hannah Bronte alongside excerpts from Goddess: The Elizabeth Burton Story, a guided tour of the collection, DJ HipHopHoe, a screening of Water Makes Us Wet with introductory video by Beth Stephen’s and Annie Sprinkle, a community talk with Vic Spence and Aunty Rhonda, performances by Angel King and Betty Apple plus offerings of hosting and ritual by Betty Grumble and Megana Holiday. What a line-up! It runs from 5 til 9PM at the MCA and is free of charge.
Sin City Soirée offers the perfect destination afterwards. Our monthly explosion of demonstrative debauchery, empathy and defiance unfolds from 9PM til 2 in the morn at the iconic Hollywood Hotel. Entry is absolutely free for all, as ever.
Saturday October the 29th ~
Jack Off is going to reside in somewhat unfamiliar hands this weekend, as the improved weather has meant I will be spinning for my dear friend Blob's 50th way up the Hawkesbury at around that time (instead of in the flood-default location of a warehouse in town).
We're just sussing who might be up for a broadcast in my stead now, as our usual faithful standby host Jonny Seymour has the huge responsibility of realising their co-curation (with Paul Mac and Jeff Khan) of the massive Performance Space Day For Night party at Carriageworks on the same day.
Spring in Sydney, eh?
Everything all at once, all of a sudden!
Time, however temporarily, to blow this popsicle-stand to suck on some more substantive frozen fare!
Thursday October the 20th ~
Sham DJs (keynote speaker Liz Ham and myself) soundtrack the opening party of the reanimated Wellington edition of Semi Permanent, at last!
If yr reading from Aotearoa or headed there you'll find us spinning between 5.30 and 8PM.
Friday October the 21st ~
After Liz's 10.20AM Sem Pem presentation at the St James Theatre we'll be at Meow, as I play a free 5 til 6.30PM set for the Wellington Jazz Festival.
Sadly my more freewheeling independently-scheduled set at fabled Burmese family eatery Mabel's has had to be cancelled after some utter scum ripped off the venue's DJ gear recently. Please support them if you ever visit. They are kind and talented people.
Saturday October the 22nd ~
Should the gods of the sky deign to let us by, I hope to be back in time to both host Jack Off on FBi (from 3 til 5PM) then spin celebratory songs for Kylie and Adam's Wedding at the MCA directly after.
This all seems like a bit of a dream from this vantage, however sleep must wait til later...
Quaint old modes of manufacturing mirth and meaning during the twilight of life as we knew it.
Wednesday October the 12th ~
Make a song and dance about it for Swingin' at the Speakeasy. 10PM til 2AM. Free, like all these gigs.
Friday October the 14th ~
Heighten yr senses, challenge yr mind and exercise yr body by ascending to Dean and Nancy on 22. Book ahead as it is full throughout. 9PM til 12.30AM.
Saturday October the 15th ~
Jack Off for personal pleasure whilst attuning yr ears to community frequencies. 3 til 5PM. Forever.
Circulate between conversation and nutrition to attain absolution at The Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre between half 8 and half 11.
As above, so bellow. Free for fare whether friends.
Wednesday October the 5th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy. 10PM til 2AM.
Friday October the 7th ~
The Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre. 8.30 ~ 11.30.
Saturday October the 8th ~
Jack Off with Scattered Order. 3 til 5PM on FBi.
Dean and Nancy on 22. 9PM til half-past 12. Bye