Huge day and week, personally and politically. Happy to have settled in here. Paddled to a waterfall today and caught a mud crab on the full moon last night. Gotta dash to town in a tick so here goes...
Wednesday May the 18th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy hosts The Roslyn's live tonight before I sidle in to the DJ desk and assume the mantle from Pia Andersen at 10. Free tunes roll all the way til 2. It's worth a row to the CBD.
Friday May the 20th ~
After a couple of technical issues failed to prevent a collective dance uprising on the occasion of my debut DJ set at Hawke's Beer and Leisure Centre we've had selectors on hold until sound could be boosted further. That done I am stoked to announce that I'll return on election eve with a rousing set of sordid and stirring Australiana for free from half 8 til half 11. Make haste from yr rarefied idyll to the 'Ville for drinkin' dinin' and dancin'!
Saturday May the 21st ~
As voters head to the polls Jack Off will host Tassie/Melbourne mob Quivers, who - after countless COVID-related postponements - are at last in Sydney to launch their album at The Vanguard. I'm very fond of these folks and their music is world-class. Tuning in between 3 and 5PM oughtta keep the anxiety at bay until you can hit the streets for...
Good Rid Dance! Our third tri-annual exorcism of the evil that underpins so much of the political/media axis under the corrosive auspices of climate-denying capitalism in it's death-throes. We dance despite any prospective disappointment (this event's blurb is identical to last time, we know from bitter experience how justice can be snatched from hope).
We dance in defiance and solidarity with our fellow humans, with our ancestors, our descendants, all the living and dead of every form on this startling planet of paradoxical beauty and pain.
So we're doing it again. I delayed surgery to make this happen. Rain is forecast. Knowing these times another tempest will descend. Even so we will attempt to proceed.
These past three years have been precisely as appalling as I forecasted the day after the last party here but the recent concomitant chain-reactions that have radically accelerated our sense of imminent apocalyptic doom also underline why we must move fiercely, listen acutely and love with passion while we can. Meet outside The Hub at 7.