High rotation and poor floatation in the wild west.
Wednesday September the 14th ~
After a surreal excursion to the absolute apogee of country hospitality, art & architecture, the Palace Hotel, for the Broken Heel Festival, it's time to descend instead to the Tank-Stream-adjacent basement that is Palmer & Co - for Swingin' at the Speakeasy.
Live music and dancing from 7, then crazy creaky tunes from me til around 2 in the morn. Always free.
Friday September the 16th ~
Social justice and cultural context comes gratis at the Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre as the weekend begins. Local music and more. Half 8 til half 11.
Saturday September the 17th ~
Jack Off was graciously hosted by the ever-generous Jonny Seymour in my absence last week. Hear his fab flow of audio on-demand here. My live report from Silverton comes in via the blower around 1:16 in.
This week we were hoping to have Danika playing live for us as our supporter drive kicks in but typical Sydney venue problems (they shut down) have put a spanner in the works. We're trying to wrangle a plan C but time will tell.
Either way we need yr love and support. If this program and the artists' work that we relay means anything to you please call us on 90306945 and explain to fellow listeners why. It's this cycle of communication and community that evolves and sustains us. It's also my annual opportunity to thank you, play requests, plug businesses and shower you in luxurious prizes. 3 til 5PM. Forever (now).
Afterwards I'll be joining my brilliant friends and colleagues at the newly crowned Hotel Bar of the Year, Dean and Nancy on 22. The Stefano who runs this joint is in good company with the Stefano who runs that and Maybe Sammy and more as in the same week he was awarded the peer-voted titled of Most Influential in the Australian Bar Industry. They are both the funniest and most lovely people and I kinda pinch myself that I get to work with them weekly. Come raise a toast between 9 and 12.30. It's free!
Sunday September the 18th ~
I'm gonna be utterly spent after not only doing all of these gigs post the triad of Broken Hill engagements but also celebrating a double 50th at the Hollywood in the early hours of Sunday, so it is perhaps apt that the Festival of Dangerous Ideas has had the notion to book me at all.
The entire line-up is of a peerless calibre this year so it is beyond my ken to summarise even the highlights of the two days here. That said I will both publish and reference on air the sessions I feel are most worth yr while in the Diary on Saturday. If you need to plan ahead I suggest perusing the full program here.
I'll be trying to take in several events per day around all of my own commitments this weekend, then I'll tie the whole palaver up with a shapely sonic bow of dubious taste and mirthful merit at the death. That part of the experience is (naturally) free of charge and takes place from 2.30 to 5PM in the Carriageworks Blacksmiths' workshop.