A great new doco that I got to sing a song for: WHEN THE CAMERA STOPPED ROLLING. It has been selected as a FINALIST for Best Australian Documentary at @SydFilmFest 2021.
Jane Castle, the daughter of trailblazing Australian filmmaker, Lilias Fraser, tells the epic tale of her mother’s extraordinary life, her career and their challenging relationship.
Get your 🎟 to the Australian Premier at Sydney Film Fest today:
We finally finished off this video that we started in 2017 during lockdown last year . Some things take time. Clearly. Have a good weekend everybody.
beggar man keeps company
with soldiers, sailors, spies and thieves
everybody’s got a scheme
beggar man wears his on his sleeve
the priest is begging for a soul
the rabbi’s begging for the scroll
the ferryman begs for his toll
the jelly’s begging for the roll
Oh oh everybody’s begging
you have a lot of everything
you have someone to do your every bidding
and I see you living like a king
but you know there’s still something missing
the dog is begging for a bone
the heir is begging for the throne
the poor man’s begging for a loan
the unknown are begging to be known
Oh oh everybody’s begging
nothing like an earthly hell
to bring out all the-self styled angels
but the ones who spell it out can’t spell
you give them something and they want something else
there’s writers begging to be read
there’s voices begging in your head
there’s blood that’s ...
Enjoy your weekend all.
I thought of this today as News Corps has announced they've struck a deal with Facebook to pay them for their content. We recorded this nearly a year ago when lockdowns were first beginning as a favour to the Australian's music journalist. Did we ask for payment, no, but should we have?..... Anyhow here it is for those who haven't seen it and to those who managed to hold on into 2021. A cover of The Alabama Shakes' Hold On.
From Paul Kelly’s self-described ‘mongrel memoir’ ‘How To Make Gravy’ pg 139-140
"Everybody Wants To Touch Me’ is sometimes read as a riff on celebrity. That seems to be Sydney cabaret singer Paul Capsis’s take on it on his album of the same name. Medusa-haired Deborah Conway, Melbourne singer-songwriter and mother of three, knows a little about celebrity and pregnancy both. She fronted a band called Do-Re-Mi in the eighties and had a big hit with a song called ‘Man Overboard’, featuring the memorable lines ‘Your pubic hairs on my pillow, your stubble rings the sink.’ Her shapely posterior was also famous, full-framed and proudly bare on big Bluegrass Jeans billboards nationwide, with the tagline ‘Get yours into Bluegrass’.
Do-Re-Mi functioned as a collective - a shaky construct in pop music at the best of times - and used language such as ‘ideologically unsound’ (the predecessor of ‘politically incorrect’) in their band meetings. Deborah, with her ...
Hanging with the legendary Warren Pig Morgan listening to 60”s road stories of The Aztecs. I saw them debut Most People I Know at the Myer Music Bowl when I was 13. And now look at me
The weather in St Kilda is glorious and the Palais is gleaming. Love is in the air, always like the kisses from Leo and Kate