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!