Jenny Valentish will be joining us for our Memo Music Hall show in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon 14 November.
Canadian writer Bill Arnott brought a new dimension to Stereo Stories when he started sending in some jazz poems in mid-2020 . He sent YouTube clips of himself narrating the poems. While driving the empty streets of Vancouver in lockdown..
Throwing protocol to the wind I even joined the exhibitionists in standing and swaying in something akin to dancing.
Where I went to school, boys – men – didn’t dance. Not unless they were full of whisky bluster or beer bravado, anyway, and certainly not the way he was, his lithe body a study in confident, soft, expressive masculinity.
Occasionally the tensions in the house would boil over. Our mother would pick a fight over the dinner. Our father would try his best to be diplomatic, interpreting for each of the women as to what they may have meant. We would slink away, hiding in favourite places until things had simmered down.
I’ve been in the emergency psych ward for about 24 hours. There’s not much to do besides talking to other patients, and I’m feeling restless. I have three songs from Wave, the latest Patrick Watson album.
'Voice' is not a song. It's a book. A slim volume. Just 90 small pages. But a weighty tome.
I went with my mum, Bonnie, to Chaddy (the shopping centre) to the record shop, trying to look cool with Amco jeans, granny shirt and hair as long as it would stretch and browsed ... seriously.
Damian Balassone’s contribution to Stereo Stories is not just on the page, so to speak.
My brother Paul was into the Minneapolis/St. Paul punk scene at the time, complete with ripped jeans, jack boots and spiked hair. He loaned me his album Rocket To Russia.