Thursday, November 7, 2013

THE WORLD BUS STOP TOUR CONTINUES
















All the world's a stage.

19 - 28 Nov we are doing our own version of 10 days on the Island, touring Tasmania on our continuous Bus Stop World Tour. There are some crackers in Tasmania. Little ready made stages.

In addition, we'll be doing house concerts, a birthday party and catching up with friends.

Follow us on facebook to find out where we'll be performing at such exotic locations as this.

Will be posting details from the road.

If you know any taswegians, let them know about it and send the link.

REGISTER to download a couple of tracks from our forthcoming album. Use BUS as your edition number if you dion't have a copy of the book.

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Story Project


The story we recorded as part of The Story Project's Sunshine Coast Pilot 2011 - are finally available to listen to online through the State Library of Queensland. In song, we tell the story of our coming to the farm in the hinterland of Sunshine Coast.

Click here for simple instructions on how to find stories on the State Library catalogue.

You can read the blog written by State Library about the collection here.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Art Instruments

Just completed these digital collages for a show at the Butter Factory here in li'l ol' Cooroy. Entitled Soundmaker Symposium , it will comprise an exhibition of musical instruments and will be held on the last weekend of June 2013. Possibly with a performance as well to coincide. 

All images are 60 x 85 cm on paper. 








Saturday, January 12, 2013

Raechel's teardrop DAY 6
















We were pretty much stuffed form the nightshoot the previous evening which coincided with the edge of the big heatwave and it was just too hot for humans. Raechel put a second coat on the teardrop and we spent the rest of the day snoozing and swimming in preparation for the cool of evening when we would shoot a pickup of the pool shot and the dark garden, but when it came to just the right light for the shot - the camera ran out of juice because the director filed to charge the battery, and the back up camera had a memory problem. Universe was telling us that really, we had no reason to rush things and besides, Raechel needed and early night because in the morning I'd be driving her home.
But it's all cool - there is no frantic hurry. Raechel is coming back on Tuesday with her mum and dad for dinner and to see the War is Over video rough cut.


NB: Raechel:
Bad news  - had to ditch the bee idea. It wouldn't stick priorly, but the golden petals round the sound holes look great. We are still waiting for the fretwire and machine heads to arrive on monday and hope to have it all together so you can learn to string it and tune it on Wednesday.

What a week, what a hoot. Thanks Raechel. I had a fantastic time and I hope you did too.


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Raechel's teardrop Day 5

It's really hot today and I have to be sanding my dulcimer. What a job. But I do get to go for a swim which is good and I'm eating ice cream too. Mmm....mango flavour, what a treat.
Have to remember to drink water. Geoffrey is about to start to show me how to varnish it, then I can paint it.

Actually, it is not ice-cream - it is Mango and yoghurt frozen - no sugar AT ALL! Except for the fruit. Got you a beauty.

The dulcimer is really starting to look very beautiful, with the first coat of varnish on now, all the grain in the wood is accentuated and even though the back is just garden variety ply, it is very striking. There is a little block of silky oak on the end and in the headstock and they are really great little accents.




Myfriend came to visit. As usual, and the peewee is still at it, round and round the house without let up.

In the evening we did the night shots for the videos starring Raechel. She is at that amazing cusp between child and adolescent - shapeshifting from one to the other in a heartbeat. Sometimes a chubby-cheeked cherub, the next a willowy siren. Makes you realise that the way we look is just an illusion.

Kal came over in the evening to collect his bass and his Richenbacker and stayed to play. He took the War is Over files to add drums. Liked the clip starring Raechel.
still - dark garden

still from war is over

syill - dark garden