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