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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

WIN a double pass to Weddings, Parties, Anything grand final eve show

How would you like to win a double pass to see Weddings, Parties, Anything play at the Palace Theatre, Bourke st, Melbourne on Friday 28th September.
Weddings, Parties, Anything play their annual show with a fantastic line up including The Livingstone Daisies, Even and MC for the night Brian Nankervis from RockWiz.

Here's what you have to do to win a double pass valued at $121.74

Step 1: Follow this blog

Step 2: Make a copy of the Wedding's Parties Anything poster below by right clicking and save to your computer.

Step 3: Post the photo of the poster to your facebook wall and set the viewing on the photo to public. 
(You can do this in the edit section when you view your uploaded photo, select edit, then custom, then public, then finish editing)

OR Attach it to a Tweet with the words 'Weddings Parties Anything play the Palace Melb grand final eve Fri 28th Sept'.

Step 4: email Lorinda at jane.lorinda@gmail.com with a copy of a link to the photo you have uploaded or tweeted, include your name and type WPA in the subject line.

winner will be notified by email by noon Friday 28th.


Monday, 17 September 2012

Weddings, Parties, Anything reunite for their annual gig, Grand Final Eve at the Palace Melbourne.

Australian folk rock band, Weddings Parties Anything formed in 1984 in Melbourne.  
Their name comes from The Clash song ("Revolution Rock").

In 1987 Weddings Parties Anything released its first album, Scorn of the Women. They recorded it as an independent release, but due to their ever growing live following, they were offered a recording contract and the album was released by Warners.
Weddings, Parties, Anything is led by Mick Thomas and remains to be the only continual member throughout the groups history. Mick started out playing in bush bands when he was 16, and was a solo folk artist in his mid-teens in Geelong.

Weddings, Parties, Anything spent fifteen years tearing up and down the highways of Australia, North America and Europe. They won  Aria awards, sold some records and played a stack of great shows. When they finished in 1998 it was just a matter of time before the itch needed scratching and the fact they could hold off for ten years might have been admirable but ultimately fooled no-one.



The 2008 reunion tour was a triumph and led the band to thinking it was worth at least a regular yearly hit out and a consideration of anything special that might come along. The 2012 Bluesfest line up falls very much into that category, for a band that built their ethos on simply playing great shows, the decision was an easy one.

These days, Weddings, Parties, Anything are taking it one year at a time. The tradition continues for the fourth year running as the Weddings hit the Palace for their Grand Final Eve spectacular.



This year features a stellar home town line up with The Livingstone Daisies (Van Walker, Liz Stringer, Michael Barclay) opening the show. Next  up Even take the stage in an all too rare appearance and television's own  Brian Nankervis will be MC for the evening.


WPA play their annual Grand Final Eve show at the Palace Theatre Friday 28th Sept. Tix on sale now.


Monday, 3 September 2012

Things about Christopher Rimmer


What do you do for a living?  Duration?
I'm a photographer. 30 years

What made you choose this role?
A strong desire to articulate what I see in the world through visual language and an ability to do the same.

Do you have a website? If so supply link
      www.christopherrimmer.com

Submit your favourite photo of yourself and describe why it is your favourite?

This photograph was taken just as the sun was rising over Etosha Pan in Namibia, casting the most wonderful light over the surreal landscape. I like it because it shows me as I am, a loner, and a traveller in a place for which I have a very deep love - Africa

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I was born in Liverpool in England and went to live in Africa when I was a little boy.  Half of my family were wiped out within the first 4 years of being there. I was conscripted into the South African Army in 1981 and came to live in Australia which is where I learnt the formal art of photography at Rusden College.

Do you have a belief you are passionate about?
I'm passionate about saving what remains of the wildlife in Africa. I'm driven to create the kind of photography that stimulates a similar drive in the mind of the viewer.

What kind of student were you at school?
A very good one.

If you could learn to do something, what would it be?
To knit myself a cardigan.

What do you like to do in your spare time, hobbies etc?
Booze and talk rubbish, associate with the wrong crowd.

What is your favourite food?
Anything cooked by Iain Hewitson.

What makes you laugh?
Listening to my two children Lily 8 and Harry 6, explain their view of the world.

What makes you cry?
Electrodes to the testicles.

What pisses you off?
Getting stuck taking to boring people.

If you could have a super power what would it be and why?
To cure Africa's broken heart.

What chore do you hate doing?
Buying petrol. Making small talk.

If you could swap your life with someone else who would it be and why?
I wouldn't wish to swap with anyone.

What would you like people to remember about you?
Couldn't care less.

What do you find attractive about a person?
I like quirky, artistic types with self destructive personalities.

What is your best feature?
My eyes.

What’s on your bucket list?
I think the bucket list to be a media driven concept which encourages going somewhere over experiencing going somewhere. I don't have one.

What is the one thing you’d like to achieve in your life?
Win a Pulizer Prize for photo-journalism.

If the world was about to come to an end, how would you spend your last hour?
With my family in the Namib Desert because the world has already ended there.

What’s your favourite possession?
My Nikkormat EL camera and my 50mm f1.4 lens

Who is Lorinda Jane?
A blonde blur on my visual periphery - for now at least.


Thank you Christoper for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer 25 questions, LJ x.
Please people, check out Christopher's website and have a look at his absolutely stunning photographs, they are beautiful.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

25 Things about Neil Wedd


What do you do for a living?  Duration?
Venue booker, promoter, band manager. 30 years

What made you choose this role?
Fate. 

Do you have a website? If so supply link.
www.indieinitiative.com


Submit your favourite photo of yourself and describe why it is your favourite?

Nice moody study of me at BDO when Neil Young played.

Having fun with Zelda at a party. FunBoyOne mode.

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I love music. I talk in songs sometimes. I can't play an instrument, but I can organise a gig and make people happy. Nothing better than feeling you are part of a great show.


Do you have a belief you are passionate about?
That Tony Abbott is a complete tool.

What kind of student were you at school?
Pretty good, but a little lazy. Knew enough to get by.

If you could learn to do something, what would it be?
Cooking cakes.

What do you like to do in your spare time, hobbies etc?
Read books, wander around checking things out. Record shopping, spending time with my partner Jan.

What is your favourite food?
Chinese food, seafood.

What makes you laugh?
Clever jokes. I groan at shaggy dog stories.

What makes you cry?
Lots of things. I tear up easily.

What pisses you off?
Injustice. Record companies who have sowed the seeds of destruction of value in the music business. Musicians who whinge about not getting a break. Theres usually a reason for that.

What is your most embarrassing moment?
When the music stops when I'm DJing.

If you could have a super power what would it be and why?
The ability to change things over time. Right a few wrongs. Could interfere with the time space continuum.

What chore do you hate doing?
Cleaning up other peoples mess.

If you could swap your life with someone else who would it be and why?
I would like to be Dizzy Gillespie or Gough Whitlam. People who have principles and stand up for them.

What would you like people to remember about you?
I helped people realise their ambitions

What do you find attractive about a person?
Smile, the way they treat people.

What is your best feature?
Long eyelashes.

What’s on your bucket list?
A holiday.

What is the one thing you’d like to achieve in your life?
Own my own venue.

If the world was about to come to an end, how would you spend your last hour?
Crayfish, smoked salmon, champagne, oysters and Jan Doyle.

What’s your favourite possession?
Stereo.

Who is Lorinda Jane?
A wonderful woman, who is only just beginning to understand how great she is. (awww what a lovely thing to say Neil. LJ)
Thank you Neil for taking the time to answer 25 questions.
Neil Wedd is currently booking the Thornbury Theatre.  Melbourne

Friday, 24 August 2012

25 Things about Warwick Brown


What do you do for a living?  Duration? 
I buy and sell records and cd,s in my record store (Greville Records)..and have done so for about 27 years....

What made you choose this role?
mmm I've  been a music lover since I was real small, and spent as much time as possible visiting Melbourne record stores and collecting records..so when the opportunity came along I took it...

       Do you have a website?
I should have a website I know it..but there just aren't the hours in the day..and I can’t seem to find the headspace required to get it done.

Submit your favourite photo of yourself and describe why it is your favourite?
It’s a photo of me at 8 years of age..in New Guinea, wearing a easy rider t shirt and swinging a baseball bat and smiling..a time when the world was a wide open book and all I needed was a daydream to get by..


Warwick Brown age 8
Tell me a bit about yourself.
Well I’m nearly 50..life's had its ups and its very downs too..but I can say I'm happier, more content than I've ever been..I'm a single dad with an incredible son..I'm in the best relationship I've ever been in with a beautiful Indian/English girl..My youth was spent in Mt Elize/New Guinea and then Torquay..
I see the world as a big miracle that I'm very glad, and kinda astonished, to be part of.

Do you have a belief you are passionate about?
Music mainly..but always have a book on the go..love film as well..I love afl football...love finding the time to just sit and feel the sun and the breeze..to watch nature do its thing...

What kind of student were you at school?
I was a terrible student in many ways...I seemed to spend my entire time trying to impress the many girls I seemed to have crushes on at any one time...

If you could learn to do something, what would it be?
Float in outer space.

What do you like to do in your spare time, hobbies etc?
In my spare time..I read a lot..listen to a lot of records..play my guitars....watch dvd,s...hang out with my son...take the dogs down the beach and walk for hours on end.

What is your favourite food?
My girlfriend and I like to pick a new suburb and a restaurant in it and try it out..I have my favourite Indian, Mexican and Vegetarian restaurants...love cooking a big vegie sausage/gravy and vegie mush....

What makes you laugh?
Great jokes.....Richmond victories.

What makes you cry?
Don't cry much..but I do get quite emotional over a beautiful song..or movie, or piece of writing....The new Bill Fay albums and his whole story had a big effect on me this week....
I get very affected about bad things that happen to children and animals.

What pisses you off?
I try to be tolerant..But the way animals are treated can piss me off....Bad umpiring at the footy.. The delivery man being late when I'm waiting for a shipment of a new release cd I'm dying to hear..(watch out if the new Bob Dylan arrives late)....

What is your most embarrassing moment?
Nothing springs to mind.

If you could have a super power what would it be and why?
A superpower.. I'd love to wave a wand so there was nothing but bliss and inner and outer peace throughout the world..and that everyone became a vegetarian.

What chore do you hate doing?
Hate doing bookkeeping for the shop...

If you could swap your life with someone else who would it be and why?
mmmm I wouldn't mind swapping with an Astronaut for  a few days...and I wouldn’t mind being a Monk who can astral travel whilst meditating..I'd like to be able to go back to various times in history for a day or two...but I'd basically like to be me.

What would you like people to remember about you?
A great father...

What do you find attractive about a person?
Passionate about music, film books, travel..compassionate..peaceful..inspiring..have their shit together...and has that twinkle in their eye.

What is your best feature?
At 50 I still have a full head of curly hair..

What’s on your bucket list?
Keep traveling each year to a new country with my son..enjoying the simple things everyday..and then making sure I do the big things I wanna do too...

What is the one thing you’d like to achieve in your life?
I'd like to grow old with grace and dignity.and to keep discovering new music and books and films....I wanna achieve inner peace.

If the world was about to come to an end, how would you spend your last hour?
I'd get in touch with everyone who meant something to me and tell so..and thank them...I'd spend it with my son...and in the last 5 minutes..lie down fold my arms and thank the world for letting me be a part of it all.

What’s your favourite possession?
Myself.....then my guitars..my records and books...my old 1951 Windsor Newport car too.

Who is Lorinda Jane?
She is the one who will correct all my grammar mistakes on this..  (haha I gave it a shot)

Thank you Warwick for taking the time to answer the 25 questions. LJ xx
If you are ever in Greville St, pop into Greville Records and check out the amazing collection of stock.


Monday, 20 August 2012

Barry Adamson (UK) Australian Tour Sept 2012


Super cool, super sophisticated, Barry Adamson returns to Australia for the first time in four years to tour his new album I Will Set You Free.  Certainly a tour not to miss.

34 years on from the first album he played on, the seminal Magazine's post-punk classic 'Real Life', comes an album that touches on the sonic stepping stones he's used year by year to pave his way to now, his coruscating new album, I Will Set You Free.


The memories and experience from performing and taking his work across the world with Magazine, the Bad Seeds, Iggy Pop, The Gun Club, writing for David Lynch, Danny Boyle, being nominated for the Mercury Prize, scoring an Olivier award-winning ballet, scooping the Best Short Story gong at Italy's Piemonte Noir festival for his debut work of fiction and writing, directing and editing a movie whilst simultaneously heading back to grace the stage with a reformed Magazine during their triumphant 2009 tour... All of which has directly informed this album, colouring it with a steady, sure-handed experience that emanates from the swagger and fingertip fire of rock numbers Get Your Mind Right, Destination & The Sun and The Sea, to the emotive, yearning noir ballads of If You Love Her and Looking To Love Somebody and the new wave inflicted power pop of Turnaround and Stand In.


Barry has ultimately channelled himself to make an album that is unmistakably Barry Adamson, gravitating finally to the core of who he is and revealing his findings to startling results.  Adamson as an artist and an auteur has firmly hit a new peak in his creative stride and, finally free of the shackles of mute obsequiousness, he has created both the album of his career and an album for the year.



BARRY ADAMSON LIVE IN AUSTRALIA, SEPTEMBER 2012

9 SEPTEMBER SUNDAY – FLY BY NIGHT- 1 Holdsworth St, Fremantle WA
Tix $43.50 + bf Phone (08) 9430 5976 or online www.flybynight.org

11 SEPTEMBER TUESDAY - CORNER HOTEL - 57 Swan St, Richmond, Melbourne VIC  
Tix $45 + bf through The Corner Box Office Phone (03) 9427 9198 or online at www.cornerhotel.com

12 SEPTEMBER WEDNESDAY - THE FACTORY THEATRE - 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville, Sydney NSW
Tix $45 + bf Phone (02) 9550 3666 or online at www.factorytheatre.com.au

14 SEPTEMBER FRIDAY - THE PROMETHEAN - 116 Grote St, Adelaide SA

15 SEPTEMBER SATURDAY – BRISBANE HOTEL - 3 Brisbane St, Hobart TAS
Tix $35 + bf (03) 62348600 http://tinyurl.com/brahqr3 or $40 at the door


16 SEPTEMBER SUNDAY – THE BEETLE BAR – 350 Upper Roma St, Brisbane QLD
Tix $25 + bf through oztix http://goo.gl/vf8Pt



For more information about Barry Adamson, visit his official website http://www.barryadamson.com/centralcontrol/cc1000.html

Thursday, 2 August 2012

25 Things about Terry Serio


What do you do for a living?
I am an actor, singer/songwriter, broadcaster on Fbi 94.5fm

Duration? 
All my life.. I remember making up my first song about the moon.. standing on a chair and wrapped in a towel after a bath and being kind of embarrassed about the adult sentiment of it as I waited for Mum to come and dry me off.

What made you choose this role? 
I never 'chose' anything. I have always done what feels good at the time. I drift through life occasionally saying 'yes' to the things people throw my way. I used to ride my motorcycle the same way. Just take off but have no idea where i would end up.

Do you have a website? If so supply link
www.terryserio.com.au

Submit your favourite photo of yourself.
Terry Serio
Tell me a bit about yourself?
Raised near a thousand acre lake in a place called Wongan Hills in WA. Irish convict ship (The Phoebe Dunbar) on my Mum's side and Italian, Irish, Scandinavian on my Dad's. All seafarers. Grew up listening to the music my Dad loved.. Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin. Rainy sing-songs in the car with a windscreen-wiper beat. And black and white movies.

Do you have a belief you are passionate about?
I am passionate about leaving this land like we found it. I fear the people who would turn this land into a toilet probably live in their homes the same way. If they invited me over I would decline the invitation.

What kind of student were you at school?
I wasn't a good student.. but always got through. I love the education theorists who think it is insane to keep a child sitting at a desk all day. I never liked it.

If you could learn to do something, what would it be?
I would love to be able to sketch. Just be able to sit down and draw what's in my head.

What do you like to do in your spare time, hobbies etc?
I love writing songs/playing guitar.. watching long haul HBO shows or any great series on DVD.. walking the dog.

What is your favourite food?
Regional Chinese.

What makes you laugh?
Just like everybody else.. Politicians and their antics..

What makes you cry?
Politicians and their antics.. or if I'm tired.. just about anything.

What pisses you off?
Greed crimes against humanity.

What is your most embarrassing moment?
Trying to kick-start a stubborn Triumph Bonneville in front of The Coffin Cheaters clubhouse. One of those big hairy guys strode over and in one fluid movement moved me away.. took the left handgrip, swung his leg over onto the kick start lever, right hand on the throttle and kicked it into life. He got off the other way keeping one hand blipping the throttle and silently gestured like a bemused livery-man, "Your ride, Sir!" I may have muttered, "Thanks.." 

If you could have a super power what would it be and why?
Oh that's easy.. um..

What chore do you hate doing?
My tax..

If you could swap your life with someone else who would it be and why?
Seriously I could only do it for a week I'm afraid.. that's about how long I could put off having sex with his wife I reckon.. I mean before she starts getting suspicious (which is also I suspect a great compliment to the man) Barack Obama

What would you like people to remember about you?
It's arrogant to think you'll be remembered.. I mean what do we really know of Da Vinci the man. On the other hand a song will often linger and speak of you long after you're gone. A song

What do you find attractive about a person?
Beauty, Humility and Humour.

What is your best feature?
My feature rock garden with water fall.. um.. no one would agree.. my legs                    

What’s on your bucket list?
More travel.. more music.. more life.. trouble is.. the more you do the faster it goes.. eek, maybe just laze away on a beach!!

What is the one thing you’d like to achieve in your life?
I would like to live long enough to know there are 'others' out there...

If the world was about to come to an end, how would you spend your last hour?
I would like to be with friends and dogs near Leighton beach in WA WA land and watch the sun go down over the water one last time..

What’s your favourite possession?
A guitar my Dad helped me buy.

Who is Lorinda Jane?
The girl in the song: MELBOURNE BITTER TEARS

and here it is. Thanks Terry

Thank you Terry for taking the time to answer the 25 questions.  L.J xx

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

25 Things about Tim Anthony Cashmere


     What do you do for a living?  Duration?
I write about music, interview bands and produce recordings of bands we make in our studio. I have done that (or something along those lines) since I was 15 – literally half of my life. When I am not doing that, I am studying physics and mathematics at Monash University.

     What made you choose this role?
What’s this “choose” you speak of?

      Do you have a website? If so supply link
All of my music stuff goes here: http://www.noise11.com
I also have a science blog. Like anybody’s non-professional hobby-blog, it doesn’t get updated as often as I would like. You can see it here: http://www.particleschmarticle.com

    Submit your favourite photo of yourself and describe why it is your favourite?
Self portrait taken from a train window somewhere in India. If I look skinner there than I do now, it’s probably because I hadn’t kept a meal down for a week.
     Tell me a bit about yourself.
I like music, science and craft beer. I also like travelling, but since it is not a perfect world, I don’t get to indulge in that as much as the other three things. If you try to talk to me about anything that isn’t one of these, you will probably think I am a complete moron.

     Do you have a belief you are passionate about?
I believe science is the key to understanding the world around us and if everyone were scientifically literate, the world would be a better place.

     What kind of student were you at school?
My entire school years were spent blowing kisses to the jocks and reading every music magazine I could get my hands on.

     If you could learn to do something, what would it be?
Let’s assume the many years I have dedicated to learning physics and maths doesn’t count. I’d sure like to speak another language. A really cool one too, like Bengali.

     What do you like to do in your spare time, hobbies etc?
I like to walk out of my front door with my ipod, head in no particular direction and come home many hours later. If my budget allows, I usually return with a few new books and records.

     What is your favourite food?
I am not much of a foodie, but eating Indian food always brings back fond memories of travelling around the sub-continent.

    What makes you laugh?
Jokes.

    What makes you cry?
Bad jokes.

    What pisses you off?
Few things piss me off more than a denial of science. “Vaccines kill!” “Evolution isn’t real!” “My homeopath gave me something to cure my cancer!” Bah. I’m getting angry just typing this. *calm blue ocean*

    What is your most embarrassing moment?
On my fourth birthday in kindergarten I had to stand in the middle of a circle formed by my fellow students while they sung “Happy Birthday” to me. I was so embarrassed that I tried to hide under the table that the cake was on and the teacher yelled at me and told me to get out, so I had to stand there and cry tears of embarrassment while everyone sang at me. THERE. I SAID IT.

     If you could have a super power what would it be and why?
The ability to know all of the secrets of the universe.

    What chore do you hate doing?
You know how some people get that horrible shiver down their spine from metal on metal? Or nails on a chalkboard? Yeah, well the vacuum cleaner does that to me.

     If you could swap your life with someone else who would it be and why?
I am happy with the life I have, but I wouldn’t mind being Brian Cox just for one documentary shoot. Have you seen the stuff he gets to do?

    What would you like people to remember about you?
I don’t mind if people remember me fondly or not, but I would appreciate it if people remembered me truthfully.

    What do you find attractive about a person?
Great music taste and a curiosity about the world.

    What is your best feature?
Great music taste and my curiosity about the world.

    What’s on your bucket list?
That’s a looong list. I would like to travel to the Middle East… and orchestrate world peace.

    What is the one thing you’d like to achieve in your life?
To finish this fucking degree.

     If the world was about to come to an end, how would you spend your last hour?
Probably correcting someone’s grammar. It’s if the world *were* going to come to an end, by the way. Seriously though, it’s hard to say, but I’m willing to bet it’s going to involve as many unhealthy vices I can get my hands on.

    What’s your favourite possession?
So many! My original pressing Primal Scream  ‘All Fall Down’ 7” single. My Custom Shop Stratocaster. Any one of my books. My motorbike. We’re living in a material world, okay?

    Who is Lorinda Jane?
Someone who I will never delete from my Facebook account ever again.  (Good to hear haha L.J)

Thank you Tim Cashmere for revealing 25 things about yourself.   xx L.J


Sunday, 29 July 2012

25 things about Karen Conrad


What do you do for a living? 
Touring, publicity and artist management.  Basically,  I am a professional enthusiast.  I let people know about fantastic art/events/music, fashion & philosophy..  


Duration?  
I've been doing publicity in one form or another since I came to Australia 14 years ago from the US.


What made you choose this role?  
I'm nothing if not enthusiastic and although it's hard to break into working in the entertainment industry, I'm a bit of a risk taker and I love music, film, art - all those things that make life beautiful.  It suits me.

Do you have a website? If so supply link

Left to Right. Renee Geyer & Karen Conrad - Karen Conrad meets her Sunnies - Peter Garrett meets someone famous
Tell me a bit about yourself.
I migrated from the US to Australia 14 years ago with my two sons to marry my Aussie husband.  All of us are now both Australian and U.S. citizens.  My first job in Australia was in a freshly elected Steve Bracks' media unit at 1 Treasury Place.  I'm not sure how I got from there to doing pr for filthy rock n' roll bands but that's where the journey has taken me so far.  

Do you have a belief you are passionate about?
I am passionate about raising awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and I'm an advocate for a strong universal health care system in the US in case my son wants to return to the US one day.

What kind of student were you at school?
Genius in arts subject.  deficient in everything else.

If you could learn to do something, what would it be?
Play piano like Fats Domino.

What do you like to do in your spare time, hobbies etc?
Go to gigs, theatre, art shows.  Cook for the kids, test bourbon, paint, read and write.

What is your favourite food?
Gumbo

What makes you laugh?
Australian and US politics

What makes you cry?
That there is no cure yet for Cystic Fibrosis.

What pisses you off?
Politicans who would like to move Australia towards a user pays health system.

What is your most embarrassing moment? 
I met Bob Hawke once in Steve Brack's reception foyer and had to escort him to the premier's private office.
It went down like this:

Me (exiting reception foyer to get a coffee)

Hello, Can I help you?

BH:  Yes, I'm here to see the Premier

Me: Who can I tell him is calling?

Yeah, I didn't know who Bob Hawke was.

Nice one! (hahaha yes nice one Karen L.J)

If you could have a super power what would it be and why? 
I would like to never need sleep so I could go to more gigs per night.

What chore do you hate doing?
Pretty much all of them, but I do them anyway.  I'm very tidy.

If you could swap your life with someone else who would it be and why?
Wouldn't.
If I absolutely had to I'd like to be Pablo Picasso for a day…

What would you like people to remember about you?
I don't mind if they don't remember me at all, as long as they appreciate and are kind to the excellent children I gave to the world.

What do you find attractive about a person?
Sense of humour.

What is your best feature?
Compassion

What’s on your bucket list?
I want a beer monkey to bring me a beer in Japan.  Honestly, there's this restaurant there that has monkey waiters.  No seriously, this is exactly the type of thing I would plan an entire holiday around….
And I want to travel with my sons sometime soon in Europe and drive the proud highways of the U.S.

What is the one thing you’d like to achieve in your life?
I want a monkey to bring me beer.  (see above)

If the world was about to come to an end, how would you spend your last hour?
Having dinner with my kids. or drinking beer with a monkey.

What’s your favourite possession?
The letters, cards, drawings, paintings, mix tapes my boys have made me over the years, and the voodoo doll.  Yeah, they made me a voodoo doll, too.

Who is Lorinda Jane?
My friend, my business associate and Molly's mum!

Thank you Karen Conrad for revealing 25 things about yourself.  You Rock. xx L.J
You can also find Karen Conrad Publicity, Touring and Artist Management on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/KarenConradPublicity 





















Thursday, 26 July 2012

Butterfly Boucher


For those that haven’t heard of the Australian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Adelaide, Butterfly has been one very busy girl since spreading her wings and heading into international waters, first to the UK and then to the US. Starting out playing bass in her sister Becca’s band, The Mercy Bell, Butterfly released her first solo album in 2004 and hasn’t stopped since.

Currently living between Nashville in the US and Melbourne in Australia, Butterfly has come back and in a big way, releasing her 3rd album and first independent release, the self titled ‘Butterfly Boucher’ on April 13th through MGM in Australia.
Boucher’s work with others fed the sound of the new record. Immutable in her need to be more than a solo artist, she spent 2011 producing fellow Aussie Missy Higgins forthcoming album, touring as a bass player and vocalist with McLachlan, and working with a new pop trio Elle Macho. “Everything broadened when I allowed myself to go beyond my solo music, collaborating with others has been key to keeping my own creativity bubbling as well as my sanity.”

Boucher recorded in Nashville with co-producer Jamie Kenney, and she played most of the instruments — including guitar, bass, drum, piano, synthesizers, and other odds and ends. “While making this record, I found that child-like joyful approach to creating music again, which I’d been craving,” she said of her lushly layered - yet not overly ornate album.

Though she plans plenty of time to work with others, it is her own music that exposes the depth of her talent. Like her previous album Scary Fragile, television and film have already begun picking up songs from Butterfly Boucher.
Stretching the gamut from sincere to playful, her smart pop inhabits a world of pure creativity — where fragility and force are complementary and indie rock accompanies heartfelt vulnerability.

BUTTERFLY BOUCHER with Van Hoorn + Katie Herzig (US)
Wed 8th August - Brass Monkey - Cronulla NSW
http://brassmonkey.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=27673

BUTTERFLY BOUCHER with Van Hoorn + Katie Herzig (US)
Thurs 9th August - Camelot Lounge - Sydney
http://www.camelotlounge.com/

BUTTERFLY BOUCHER with Katie Herzig (US) + Courtney Barnett
Sun 11th August - The Toff Of The Town - Melbourne
http://www.moshtix.com.au/Event.aspx?id=57860&pLock=&vip=&skin=&ref=


Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The Thornbury Theatre


The Thornbury Theatre situated at 859 High Street Thornbury, is the most majestic live music venue in Melbourne, this magnificent venue is truly a one of a kind facility.

Comprising a domed entrance hall with marble staircase and a first floor lounge bar leading into the main ballroom featuring 7m ceilings with chandeliers, The Thornbury Theatre is a unique venue on a truly grand scale.
The Grand Staircase
 As a performance venue It consists of three areas. 


The front bar hosts free live entertainment, mainly acoustic and mellow performances.
Also on the ground floor is the amazing Velvet room which has only been recently opened for live performances, the room seats up to 200 patrons and is a beautifully equipped  performance space with velvet curtains draping the walls, carpeted flooring and parquetry dance floor front of stage, the soft furnishings make for great acoustics.
The Velvet Room
The First floor you will find the grand Ballroom which comfortably seats up to 390 patrons, the decor is amazing, plush, ornate and certainly grand and also features a balcony section where one can view the scale of the room.  The Ballroom also has a 10m x10m parquetry dance floor front of stage. It truly must be seen to be believed, it is absolutely beautiful.
Grand Ballroom
The Velvet room and the Grand Ballroom are serviced by 2 separate commercial kitchens.  Primarily configured for Dinner and Show style events with a stage and professional PA System, this is a versatile space that can easily be re-configured to meet your needs.



The Thornbury Theatre has played host to some fantastic live shows over the years.  Old Crow Medicine Show, Justin Townes Earle, Lloyd Cole, Calexico, Tegan and Sarah and the Church 30th anniversary shows just to name a few.

Go to the Thornbury Theatre website for a full listing of gigs and events and subscribe to their mailing list whilst there to be kept up to date with what's on. http://thethornburytheatre.com/

You can also keep up to date with events at the Thornbury Theatre via their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/TheThornburyTheatre or follow on twitter @ThornburyTheatr

For all band booking and private function enquires contact The Thornbury Theatre Venue bookers & Event co-ordinators. 
Neil Wedd - neilwedd@thornburytheatre.com
Julian Abrahams - julian@thornburytheatre.com
The Thornbury Theatre.  859 High St.  Thornbury

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Amy Winehouse - Love Me Tomorrow

Amy Winehouse is remembered in this beautiful artist tribute book 'Love Me Tomorrow' by Miranda Young.



The death of superstar singer Amy Winehouse on 23 July 2011 shocked the world when she was found dead in her London apartment at the young age of 27.  Her legion of worldwide fans travelled with her as she hit the top of the charts with her album Back to Black and then sadly witnessed her fall from grace.


Miranda Young in her interview with Paul Cashmere, Noise11 - "The purpose of this unauthorised tribute is to celebrate her music and help perpetuate her legacy. The addictions and disasters that wrapped themselves around poor Amy’s life are definitely discussed, but I tried to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Her loves, her family and most importantly the Records!”..........

Her death was mourned worldwide and Amy Winehouse - Love Me Tomorrow is a final tribute to an amazing artist on the one-year anniversary of her untimely passing.



For all fans of her soulful music, this full colour commemoration of Amy's life is a must have memento of a truly unique talent.



Available in all good book stores and newsagents worldwide RRP $9.95
http://www.wilkinsonpublishing.com.au