SINK AND SWIM
Aquatic audio and air waves escalate as summer crashes ashore. Absolutely everything is free.
Wednesday November the 27th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy features the Steve Edmonds band alongside DJ sets by Pia Andersen between 7 and 10PM, thence a few sonic stunts from myself til 3.
Friday November the 29th ~
Palmer and Co will also be the venue for more vintage capers come Friday, from midnight til 3.
Saturday November the 30th ~
Somewhere down there lies the future of my mind, especially after attempting this Saturday's absurd schedule.
It begins with the opening set (from midday til 2) of Redfern Surf Club's Massive Summer Block Party. A freaky food truck, whack drinks and crack selectors (Le Fruit x Mr Friendly, Ariane, Bea Goode, Shantan Wantan Ichiban and Purple Sneakers DJs) oughtta make for a wild time. See you there!
By mid-arvo I'll dash across the road to Jack Off with RVG live on FBi radio between 3 and 5.
Then from 9 it's time to knock out another 5 to 6 hour set for the lairs and larrikins of the infamous Hollywood Hotel, wrapping up around 2 or 3AM.
Sunday December the 1st ~
If you've kept up with all that you actually really deserve a beer - and on Sunday yr in luck as there's actually a piss-up in a brewery, Willie The Boatman's to be exact.
Given live music has made a comeback there of late this may be the last time I'll get to share a DJ set with discerning Sunday drinkers, something that kinda breaks my heart as I love the place so much.
Let's make it a memorable hurrah, whether it proves to be the last for me or not. 3 til 6PM. Amen!
Love and respect to the fighters challenging power out there. We ain't going down with this shit!
Wednesday November the 20th ~
Supernatural scenarios transpire in the heart of the CBD at Swingin' at the Speakeasy, with Miss Pia's Swing Combo (featuring The Senator) live from 7 til 10, then old Shithead here til close at 2 or 3. Free
Saturday November the 23rd ~
Jack Off with Quivers on FBi Radio between 3 and 5PM, then quicken the pulse further via an erotic escalation at the Hollywood Hotel, from 9PM til an unsustainable peak is reached around 2 or 3AM. There have been ever wilder scenes late of late. All free.
Sunday November the 24th ~
Bask under alien skies upon the fertile dirt of the Petersham Bowlo's greens - and offer up any progeny born of last night's depravity in return for the faint prospect of peace on Earth.
Bentspoke Brewing will have an outside bar on the boil - and inside will proffer a potent array of all ages entertainment courtesy of the final It's A Family Affair for the year.
$8 for adults (kids are free) will get you gigs by Froggy Prinze, Sam Shinazzi, Jerrah Patston, The Sticker Club and The Rock Bots from 2 til 8 - or just soak up some sweet songs in the fresh air for free as I spin out there from 3 til 6PM.
Boots for scooting! Still praying for so many loved ones facing flames all around them as I write.
Wednesday November the 13th ~
Hop, skip or jump beyond yr allocated lane at Palmer and Co for Swingin' at the Speakeasy - with free live music from 7 til 10, then classics via turning tables courtesy of me til close at around 3.
Saturday November the 16th ~
Jack Off between 3 and 5PM on FBi Radio, then travel to Hollywood for a gratis art deco experience of entertaining audio variety between 9 and 2 or 3AM.
Sunday November the 17th ~
I'm pretty glad that I'll have enjoyed some time in a few old surfie-built 60s cabins down south leading in to this weekend (instead of doing the usual 5 hour Friday lead-in to my 7-8 hour Saturday) as the Imperial have extended my already rather vast monthly Sunday set on the roof another hour.
I expect to be fresh and fab for a full six hours up in the sky. Join us from 2 til 8PM. It's also free!
Make a song and dance about it. Everything is free.
Wednesday November the 6th ~
Swing to the Speakeasy for scale across the spectrum. Sara O'Connor live from 7 til 10, then old Shitty on the decks til close at around 3.
Friday November the 8th ~
Press play for 5 hours of orbiting audio from 8 at the South King Recreation Club each Friday.
Saturday November the 9th ~
Retired/retooled Violator Steve Gunn, all the way from the Brooklyn that ain't on the Hawkesbury, joins us from the get-go as Jack Off airs from 3. Sometime before our two hours is up we may also hear from The Jezebels' Hayley Mary in solo mode.
Later I've a long-booked birthday bash to spin at til after midnight so Meem will be holding forth at the Hotel Hollywood from 9 til 1 in my stead.
After a super-tricky tech scare soon after my arrival last week we saved the day via miraculous lifts and gifts. I remain outraged that K Mart no longer stock any form of RCA cord - but am forever indebted to Liz for the night rides and Tim for the long leads. There were minuscule odds we'd be able to rectify those issues so late but we prevailed and just in the nick of time, as the joint was inundated with celebrating cinematographers from the State awards night straight after I got connected again.
The place pretty much exploded in dance after midnight. You just never know what's around the corner there. Either way I'm not missing out any more than I have to this week so I'll be back on deck/s from 1 til close (somewhere between 2 and 3).
Sunday November the 10th ~
The most vital event this week, indeed this year, is Picnic Among Friends at Girrahween Park.
This community memorial picnic was devised by my dear friend Victoria Spence a decade ago - and for 10 years now her devoted team of artists and activists have realised an exquisite collective context for honouring those we've lost, together.
Victoria is the most preternaturally gifted celebrant I've ever encountered - and a wise and passionate advocate of calm, common-sense when it comes to making a place for meaningful rites to honour our lives and deaths.
This is the final Picnic Vic will be organising herself. She has sown the seeds and is encouraging others to further develop these unique shared spaces for memory, loss and love to coalesce.
If you've never had the chance to attend one of these before I entreat you to come to this exquisite bushland between 2 and 5 on Sunday. It's one of the most gentle and kind gatherings imaginable. Kids and pets are welcome (there is a memorial for the latter specifically), Voices From The Vacant Lot will sing, there are activities and installations that will take your breath away. There is fire.
To honour the final Picnic at Girrahween I've the unimaginable privilege of playing some subliminal, then celebratory, sounds through a stereo Sunny Bin soundsystem too. This is something I've done once for a Picnic at Rookwood Cemetary only - and it was one of the most overwhelmingly spiritual experiences I've ever had doing my 'job'. I dissolved in tears throughout but it was as much from gratitude and awe as sadness. I can't imagine how much more sublime the experience will be amongst the birds and bush I live for in this country. Please, be with us there.