Well we knew it wouldn't be easy. We understood it may not even come to pass. But right now it appears that we might just get this event over the line.
Our final Recovery On The Rocks takes place on Sunday. Pretty sure I've eqiupped everyone with enough info to make their plans - but perhaps Liz Ham's pics (from the last one, below) might still sway a few of you. It's free to attend but you need to register online here. As I write there are only 67 tickets left.
It's rather a miracle that we've come this far. Not only are we slated to still be able to do this thing despite the extension of restrictions, by virtue of the outdoor courtyard where all of our bands and deejays will play we'll be one of the only places where people can dance in Sydney. Get to it!
Wednesday May the 12th ~
Unfortunately Swingin' at the Speakeasy tonight has dancing on hold til next time but you can still catch The Faculties for free between 7 and 10, when I'll take over from early interstitial deejay (and curator) Pia Andersen to play through til close.
The upside is you'll be able to take in the detail of lyrics and arrangements whilst lounging around - and one man whose work (often spun by me there) really warrants that is Vic Simms, pictured above.
Friday May the 14th ~
It may not cut as deep as Maya Petrovna's profound existential agony (above) but I am mildly disappointed not to again be dishing up a whole five hour set at the Allawah Hotel as Friday sets in.
However I am stoked that local fella DJ Soup will be doing the hard yards instead from 7 - and the minute the footy is over I'm gonna go crash that for some free track-for-track malarkey around 8.30 til 10.30.
If yr in the area swing by. It's absolutely free!
Saturday May the 15th ~
Jack Off bends in beneficence to the natural world and all of it's creatures and forms.
Betty Grumble (above and below) knows this is where life truly resides. Tune in between 3 and 5 for a pantheon of palpable praise and possibility.
Sunday May the 16th ~
Get thee to Good Space for a fully-legal, all-ages, free party to celebrate and commemorate this time like no other.
From midday you'll hear the soothing sounds of Jackson Fester from the pristine speaker stacks in each corner of our sheltered, sunny courtyard.
Then at 2 Aunty Rhonda returns with her equally esteemed daughter Nadeena Dixon in tow to conduct a Smoking Ceremony and Welcome To Country.
As Eddy Diamond and her dad Tony Hughes (whose family home was in The Rocks until the State Government evicted public housing tenants) accidentally double-booked with a vital charity ocean swim in Mollymook, I'll be deejaying from 2PM onwards - possibly assisted by the stars who were so rudely interrupted by multiple rangers on public parkland last time: Robbie Buck and Soup.
Come 3 you can choose between Community Radio performing outside or the extraordinary Max-Headroom-meets-Tim-and-Debbie culture, projections and live music clusterfuck that is The Vidiot (in his debut public show) within.
Around 4 Cheryn Frost brings Hydraulic Fucking to bear on the naked Earth inside, Stressless start their swansong in the yard and The Dancing Accountant gets down in inverse proportion to household (and government) debt!
I'm never gonna play Robin Hood with public funds via official channels again, so please avail yrselves of art and entertainment of such scale and resourcing while you can. Last chance. Let's dance!