Back from the dazzlingly brilliant Broken Heel festival in the far west, ready to c/rumble!
Wednesday September the 13th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy spreads its wings with music & movement: live from 7 then bedecked 10-2.
Friday September the 15th ~
More free sets play out on the weekend at the Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre: 8.30 til 11.30PM.
Saturday September the 16th ~
Jack Off precedes my return to the brewery, as Newy upstarts Dust play in the studio between 3 and 5.
Thence it's back to Marrickville for a reprise bracket at the Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre.
Hope to see you somewhere along the way!
Freaky far-flung fun for absolutely everyone.
Wednesday September the 6th ~
My only local public performance this week will go down Swingin' at the Speakeasy. Free from 10 til 2.
Thursday September the 7th ~
Thence I've a radical wrestling party to play for a computer corp in a fancy restaurant the next day.
Friday September the 8th ~
Following these electrifying engagements in town I'm once again taking flight to Broken Hill to perform at the ebullient Broken Heel Festival.
It's gonna be brisk out during my 11.30PM til 1.30AM set (from the actual Priscilla bus), possibly around 3 degrees! Cutting a rug on the dancefloor will be vital for survival!
Saturday September the 9th ~
Things will warm up the next morning as I spin in the Town Square from 10 til 11.30AM, prior to the riotous Broken Heel drag parade through the streets. I cannot wait to celebrate with all of the visitors, locals and animals at once. It's free, all-ages and utterly hilarious - the ultimate cross-section of our unique and diverse society.
Come dark I'll commence the conniptions for the huge Saturday Night Shindig with a wee set of whackiness from the bus betwixt 6 and 6.30.
In my absence Jack Off will again be hosted by regular producer Luce. We tuned in from a Queensland beach and had a ball listening last time Luce took the reins. I recommend you make time to stream live between 3 and 5 - or catch up on-demand after.
Sunday September the 10th ~
Sunday begins with a Bloody Mary Moo Moo party inside the resplendent Palace Hotel. I'll kick off an extremely enormous day at Broken Heel with some choice kitty cuts between 9 and 10.30AM.
Then as the sun sets, around 5 til 6, folks will catch me warming up for the unmissable interactive screening of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert. This mistresspiece surpasses all tests of time.
Speaking of, you can still make it out there if you get cracking after reading this. If that drive is a bridge too far, please get along next year. This is one of my favourite festivals in Australia. Words (and even images) cannot really do it justice. It's the larrikin and egalitarian aspect on the ground that gets ya. Trust me, try and make it one day!
Auditory hallucinations heat each and every orifice.
Wednesday August the 30th ~
Musical minds matter whilst Swingin' at the Speakeasy. Get a wriggle on from 10 til 2 for free.
Friday September the 1st ~
Jessica and Kaelen wed in style in town while I spin some of their faves for dinner and the dancefloor.
Saturday September the 2nd ~
Jack Off welcomes the sublime and stylish Georgia Mooney, strumming her dulcimer and singing songs from her debut solo album, live in the FBi studios between 3 and 5PM.
I've broadcast in that exact timeslot years longer than even the official 20 FBi turned yesterday. Experience the wisdom of the ragers via the wonderful conversation Chrissy Amphlett and Louis Tillett shared with me on air back in 2005 here.
Afterwards I'll ascend again to Dean and Nancy on 22, ready to celebrate the return of sweet and smooth steward, Stefano Filardi, after his extensive travels home to Italy and far further abroad. Join us for ridiculous revelry, gratis, from 9 til 1.
Btw if yr planning a party or event on Friday September 15 and want me to bring tunes (plus possibly gear to play them on) let me know. I've an exceedingly rare chance to spread my wings on a weekend due to a previously-booked venue instead needing to install new equipment then. Get in touch!
Anthemic audio for the last of the life we knew.
Wednesday August the 23rd ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy late, airing 10 til 1.30.
Friday August the 25th ~
Sin City Soirée connects community through music melding bogus mind/body/spirit splits at the Hollywood on the final Friday of each month. Sham DJs (Liz Ham and Monsieur Merde) for free, 9 til 2.
Saturday August the 26th ~
By way of tribute to the lovely Louis Tillett, Jack Off will air a long-lost interview (recently unearthed when the champions at the National Film and Sound Archive digitised all prior hard copies of the program) with Divinyls lead singer Chrissy Amphlett, which Louis sat in on after rocking up to FBi unannounced to say hi.
As was often the case he was doing it terribly tough at the time. It is a testament to Chrissy's astute and caring nature that she automatically included Louis in the entire subsequent exchange. It one of my most cherished interviews. Each person is artistically integral in this country, while individually they remained an inspirational outlier. After growing up with each, I now miss them both.
Following this trip back to 2005, we will resume live transmission with a performance by brilliant Brisbane duo Dippers (ex Thigh Master). Please tune in between 3 and 5 to experience an irreplaceable span of intimate conversation and culture.
Heading north tomorrow for spring's first flush...
Wednesday August the 16th ~
An anomalous Wednesday due to a private function that segues into a special early set by DJ Soup at Palmer & Co, then morphs into post-Matildas mayhem from 10.30 til very, very late. Always free!
Saturday August the 19th ~
As I'll be in Queensland for my old man's 80th Jack Off will be hosted by super-producer Luce. Tune in to FBi Radio between 3 and 5 to hear her ace audio.
I desperately need this (unprecedented) whole weekend off as my health has been persistently shaky of late so I'm looking to lap up some sand and sun in order to return stronger. Will be back in yr inbox with more stunning snaps next week I hope!
Free sonic phonics to hoist freak flags hella high.
Wednesday August the 9th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy flutters betwixt 10 and 1.
Friday August the 11th ~
Time is immaterial at Maybe Sammy: 9 til 1 or so...
Saturday August the 12th ~
Jack Off is eternally on air between 3 & 5 Saturdays.
Visit the Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre after to hear an equally elephantine set from 8.30 til 11.30.
Sublime sunlit sonics across country for free...
Wednesday August the 2nd ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy from 10PM til 1 or 2AM
Friday August the 4th ~
Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre 8.30 til 11.30PM
Saturday August the 5th ~
Jack Off clears the air on FBi Radio between 3 & 5PM
Then up to Dean and Nancy on 22 from 9PM til 12.30AM
Minin' for mould in serene surrounds at Splendour...
Wednesday July the 26th ~
Sumhow mah fambly preveiled with tha besst yett.
Swingin' at the Speakeasy affords a soft landin' between 10 and 1 or 2 tonight in town. Gratis.
Friday July the 28th ~
Sin City Soirée kinda makes for the opposite! Prolonged debauchery in the Doris Goddard Saloon at the Hollywood Hotel, with Sham DJs spinning a sordid set all the way from 9 til 2. Free for every body.
Saturday July the 22nd ~
Jack Off stands for artists over industry: 3 til 5.
Lastly, gratis tunes high above the city from half 8 to half 11 at Dean and Nancy on 22. Peace people xo
The sound of (sm)art money shredding outside.
Wednesday July the 19th ~
Be reborn again Swingin' at the Speakeasy, 10 til 2.
Friday July the 21st ~
Pilgrims of great faith traveling north to Splendour In The Grass, despite the utter apocalypse of last year, I pledge to do my duty and reward you with perfectly placed numbers throughout.
DJ Soup will partner me across the weekend this year, with all Gold Bar brackets between main-stage acts filled with tunes of our choosing. On day one Soup plays the day and I the night (my boyfriend needs to shoot two cults over two days on the way, true-ish story, so I won't be onsite til evening).
Saturday July the 22nd ~
Days of almost-no-sleep between Sydney, the Sunshine Coast, the hinterlands and the Splendour site (til 2AM on the first night) will not stop me taking the reins from midday til 6 in the Gold Bar.
After that all bets are off as I'm gonna lose it to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (healing the trauma of their cancellation last year), then Flume, before stretching my legs in the Shack as Colonel Waylon P. Flawstain III shakes the joint down once again.
Jack Off will proceed on FBi under the tender auspices of Jonny Seymour. Hopefully I'll be able to cross live from Yelgun with an update on the state of play in Northern NSW, somewhere between 3 and 5.
Sunday July the 23rd ~
To finally fry what scant synapses remain by Sunday I'll spin midday til 3 & 5.30 til 9 at the Gold Bar.
Then I'm bailing to build fires, play pinball and wait my turn to incinerate the inveterate party-animals gathered at the Shack to scale rafters, swill booze and smoke that secret, sacred, place sky-high one more motherfucking time.
Playing the Splendour In The Grass afterparty there each year remains one of the great joys and privileges in my life. If you will be at the festival find me - or just find a way. Only the ardent ever figure that mission, as it should be. The Colonel will tear it up from 10, then Soup and I will push it beyond form from 2 til dawn.
Tunes at the eternally-trusted tempo of sexy-time.
Wednesday July the 12th ~
Original balls-to-the-wall jukebox hits and rarities during Swingin' at the Speakeasy. 10 til 1. Gratis!
Friday July the 14th ~
Overload on sensuous sound for five hours bent as I debut at the sumptuous Golden Age Cinema and Bar between 8PM and 1AM. No charge to listen peeps.
Saturday July the 15th ~
Jack Off measures down on FBi betwixt 3 and 5.
Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre freely soaks in sordid songs of ancient adolescence from 8.30-11.30.