Fluked a serendipitous trip to heavenly heights in Japan, literally bathing in beauty beyond the clouds - acutely aware of our good fortune and privilege during this benighted time upon the planet.
We are lucky to have gone - and are grateful to be home amongst the people and places we love, notwithstanding the dire politics playing out everywhere of late. Time to resume transmission of mixed music and messages so as to meet the moment.
Wednesday October the 25th ~
Smoke signals sometimes suggest subterranean audio activity, even at the site of our first stolen water source.
Swingin' at the Speakeasy emits historical cultural perspectives even as hope springs a leak. Hear it and be moved/moving. 10 til 2. Free to all comers.
Friday October the 27th ~
Sin City Soirée is a microcosm of the bittersweet and humble heart of love and community in Sydney, situated in the Doris Goddard Salon at the eternally iconic Hollywood Hotel in Slurry Hills.
Sham DJs (State Library speaker and photographer Liz Ham plus myself) conjure a convivial shimmy for all and sundry between 9 and 2, with entry always free.
Saturday October the 28th ~
After another sublime stint from Jonny Seymour in my absence last week, Saturday arvo returns to far more volatile territory from 3 til 5, as The Lemon Twigs join us for Jack Off live on FBi Radio.
Later I'll emerge atop the A by Adina in town to spin stunning sounds amongst the skyline at Dean and Nancy on 22 (Sham DJs just confirmed as their selectors for another NYE too). 9 til 12.30. Free!
Fresh cheese and sordid songs on the precipice: a few final flings before fleeing this pitiful place.
Wednesday October the 11th ~
Bashing out the blues again for Swingin' at the Speakeasy from 10 til 1.30. All gigs free this week.
Friday October the 13th ~
Doubling down while redundant concepts of this country as essentially egalitarian teeter and topple on referendum referendum eve, at the Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre between half 8 and half 11.
Saturday October the 14th ~
Broadcasting music from every emotional, spiritual and intellectual angle only to intersect at the same point/less speck that is Jack Off, from 3 til 5.
Preparing to transition into travel by playing our best hotel bar, Dean and Nancy on 22, between 9 and half past midnight.
Saturday October the 21st ~
Did you know that, for less than the price of a single combined tech+innovation/screen/gaming/music badge (basically a deluxe wristband that sells for $1895, whilst badges to individual streams go for $1295) to the heavily-sponsored inaugural Sydney SXSW, two people could fly to Japan via Virgin (even without the $900 Covid-era travel credit we used), trip out of Tokyo on trains to a tiny onsen - and be accommodated for four nights both there and in the capital? Me neither, but I discovered that this week. Admittedly we made our wayward plans in December last year, unaware that nationwide votes and international festivals would overlap.
I'm at peace with that choice but presently devastated at the escalation and perpetuation of political violence on this planet - invariably by male-run regimes rotten from within, sacrificing innocent lives to sideline opposition from voiceless majorities at home by saturating everyone in the fog of war, such that a desperation to simply keep loved ones alive is all that good people can conjure.
With the populace thus divided the machinery of war and exploitation marches on. Watch for more autocratic 'leaders' and states to initiate further abysmal manipulations under the cover of this chaos.
With so little time at liberty left you are best advised to attend to the loving signals transmitted by Jonny Seymour, as he hosts Jack Off in my stead next week (originally I was to be back for this program but flight times shifted a smidge and it is a bridge too far now, though I will be back in time to play Dean and Nancy again later that evening).
I love Jonny. I value you all enormously. I'm so sorry this world is falling apart around us. Please make the most of all we still share and take care xo
Gotta (possibly literally) bail before the storms hit upriver so ulta-brief text and pics via Taralga.
Wednesday October the 4th ~
Tonight it's Swingin' at the Speakeasy: 10-2. Free.
Friday October the 6th ~
Back at the Hollywood to celebrate the COVID-delayed union of Kate and Luca, from 3.30 til 9.30.
Saturday October the 7th ~
Jack Off airs guest-free between 3 and 5 this week.
Afterwards it's up to Dean and Nancy on 22 to soundtrack the delayed-darkening of the city skyline with another free set between 9 and 12.30. Peas out!