Magic Beans

2015/06/21

This captures a goodly portion of how my favourite coffee is made – with boundless enthusiasm and a generous serve of precision.


Review of home{sic} by Julie Beveridge

2012/11/23

I was delighted to write this review of Julie Beveridge’s latest chapbook, home{sic}, for Brisbane’s splendid electric street-press, OffStreet, as it’s a collection that really resonated with me.

If you like the sound of it, you can pick yourself a copy via the Another Lost Shark store.


Wordless

2012/11/11

Dark energy — the mathematics tells us that it’s there;
we just haven’t found the way yet to observe it,
but the day that we do… such beautiful noise.


My Favourite Poetry Film

2012/10/06

I saw “End of the Street” (poem by Ian McMillan, film by Andy Martin) in the 2008 Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. It was the stand-out piece for me – indeed, the only film I remember from then with any degree of detail. Brilliant poem, and a really nice film interpretation.

Have a look at it on Andy Martin’s web site!

I liked the noise.


Queensland Poetry Festival Afterglow

2012/09/18

Last week, I posted my enthusings about the 2012 Queensland Poetry Festival and being part of it, on the rather new and jolly fabulous arts magazine and events guide, OffStreet. Have a read here, and once you’re finished basking in the shiny of Elleni Toumpas’ photos, check out the rest of the site; it’s a wonderland!


For Inspiration & kreative Gesellschaft

2012/08/30

The last five years in my life were five of the best. That stemmed primarily from the wonderful, warm, creative people I met while living in Berlin. From them came a sense of community, of shared endeavour, and a constant buzz of inspiration.

It was those things that led to the formation of the artist collective, A Headful of Bees, and next week, my delightful and fabulously talented colleages are running Do It Together workshops as part of Berlin Music Week. So if you’re in town, why not go along and pick up a dose of that fantastic momentum that I got from these people? The underlying concept is learning how we as artists can be our own music industry. We’ve seen it work for the shining beacons of DIY/DIT like Amanda Palmer; find out it if can work for you!

5€ gets you into as many sessions as you want on the day (Friday the 7th for the Bees’ workshops), and to be sure you don’t miss out, you can pre-book your tickets here.

And then, to feed your inspiration further, why not check out a splendid assembly of Berlin’s finest singer-songwriters at Lovelite?

 

And if that’s not enough, there are special Berlin Music Week Sofa Salon living room concerts on the 5th and 7th! So much shiny in such a short time! Be sure to have some surgical-grade duct tape on hand, in case your heart explodes with delight!


Debut Album for Wasp Summer

2011/12/07

Ladies and gentlemen, it delights me to announce that my dear friend and multi-talented superhero, Wasp Summer, is about to release her debut solo album, and you can help make it happen. The music is already recorded and her excitement about it is positively radiant. She has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise the money for the final stages: mixing, mastering and manufacturing. As well as snaring you a copy of the album, there is a cracking selection of bonuses for contributors, so please pop by and have a look. Splendid music and superb value!

Her music is alt.country/folk and her voice is like both a warm hug and roller-coaster for your heart. Have a listen on ReverbNation, SoundCloud or BandCamp. Also dear to my heart, she was also a member of Melbourne band, The Mime Set, who did such mind-blowing work with poet, Sean M. Whelan.

Close as a Slow Dance will be the first A Headful of Bees release for 2012. Please help make it real!