As you know I am set to release another album Brutal Dawn at the end of May. So, The Black Fins and I are planning to do some touring later in the year and we wanted to know what your preference would be venue wise. There are a couple of options.
1. Theatres………. probably different to the ones we played for the Civil Dusk Tour, but nevertheless, pretty similar style venues. A bit more civilized I guess, all ages, and a bit more showbizzy production wise. Probably only one in each town.
2. Pubs………….So smaller capacities and more intimate shows and hopefully, multiple nights if there is the demand, in each town. A bit more rowdy, booze available, 18 + obviously, but closer up and a bit more personal.
I thought that, seeing as you guys are the ones who would actually be buying the tickets, it would be best for you to decide. If you could reply below with a simple 1. Theatre and your city or 2. Pub and your city, we can get cracking on working out some schedules. I think we’ll make the deadline for answers Monday the 27th.
A LATE ENTRY for this Flashback Friday when Ray Meagher popped into the Nova Studios earlier this week to 1. Check on me 2. Take me on at Quick Draw. A game he won convincingly and can be seen in full on the website www.novafm.com.au Without being too sombre or melancholy I have to say that seeing this man is always good for the soul but unfortunately reminds me what a large part of my heart is still reserved for that little Australian coastal town called Summer Bay.. Sigh. KR x
Who remembers Mum making coconut ice for the school fete? I haven't eaten a piece of coconut ice for donkeys years but I imagined if I tried it today it would be so sweet! Coconut ice, chocolate crackles, honey joys, lockjaw toffees, toffee apples....Who makes these anymore? Photo from June Edwards on Pinterest
I was doing my show “Clown Heart” at the Leicester Square Theatre in London. Whenever I do “Clown Heart” I walk on stage to a song called “Let’s Hear It For Ken” by the Ken Noath Ockerstra. The Ken Noath Ockerstra was a band set up by former SAFM Adelaide DJ, the late, great John Vincent, who was a wonderful human being, a lovely friend, and a great broadcaster.
John, or “Vinnie” as we knew him, believed in being silly, (he always signed off correspondence with “stay silly”) as well as being positive, and he taught me so much about how to communicate with an audience, and more importantly - how to uplift them. So it always fills me with joy to hear his music as I take to the stage.
Tonight, there just happened to be a woman in the crowd wearing an SAFM pullover with Ken Noath written on it. For those of you not from Adelaide, it’s hard to explain just how unlikely it is to spot a Ken Noath reference in the UK, especially from the stage. Especially when you’ve just walked on stage to a Ken Noath song.
The same woman wore the same pullover to my show at the Hammersmith Apollo last October when I filmed my DVD, but sadly I didn’t see it until after the show, otherwise I would have made mention of the Ken Noath connection.
Tonight though, I spotted her, and I explained the connection to the crowd - how Vinnie had been a great friend and mentor, and how strange it is to see a Ken Noath pullover in London. Then I did something I’ve never done before.
I asked my sound tech to play “Let’s Hear It For Ken” again, but this time to let it keep running up to the chorus so we could all hear Vinnie’s voice. I asked the woman when the last time she heard John Vincent’s voice was, and she said it must have been decades. Since John died in 2009 I said it had been a while for me too. In fact the last time I heard John’s voice in person was when I visited him in hospital a few days before he died.
The woman and I then sang “Let’s Hear It For Ken” along with Vinnie, and when I returned to the stage I said to the crowd “I don’t know why I felt like doing that tonight, but it has absolutely made my night”
Later in the show, when things got particularly silly, even sillier than usual, I said “I think Vinnie might have just dropped in.”
It was a very special show, the audience were incredible, and I described it afterwards as having a real “zing” in the air, but singing along with John was a highlight.
A few hours later I got home, and scanned facebook, where I saw a status update from one of Vinnie’s daughters, saying that she misses him every day, but especially today.
I then got goosebumps as I realised it was on this very day, eight years ago, that John Vincent passed away.
The one show in my entire career in which I decide to sing along to John Vincent’s voice on stage, the show in which I spot an audience member wearing a Ken Noath pullover, the show that got extra silly - just happens to be the anniversary of the day Vinnie died.
Some people are so special, they find a way to cross over from the afterlife. Tonight I truly believe Vinnie came back, just for a few minutes, to remind us all to “stay silly”.
CLARE...... I drove thru Clare on Sunday and commented how much I love it. Burrs house would have to be one of my most favourite historic ruins. Just take a look at this photo. Best ever!!!! Don't forget to TAG me in your SA snaps. 📷@wild_atmospheres 👏👌😍
Here we go! "Aussie Jez" and 4 time World Cup winner Jeremy Henry takes on Soufi Rusli of Malaysia in the World Bowls 2017 World Cup Men's Final at Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club! Can Soufi take down the local favourite? Get involved with the chatter by commenting, liking and sharing the stream with your friends!
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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 5 Issued at 10:58 am EST on Saturday 25 March 2017 Headline: Tropical Cyclone Debbie has recently formed in the Coral Sea.
Areas Affected: Warning Zone None.
Watch Zone Cape Tribulation to St Lawrence, including Cairns, Townsville and Mackay.
Cancelled Zone None.
Details of Tropical Cyclone Debbie at 10:00 am AEST: Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 65 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 95 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 35 kilometres of 17.4 degrees South 151.9 degrees East, estimated to be 650 kilometres east of Cairns and 580 kilometres east northeast of Townsville.
Movement: southwest at 9 kilometres per hour.
The tropical low over the central Coral Sea has recently developed into Tropical Cyclone Debbie. The system has been moving slowly southwards overnight, but has recently shown signs of shifting onto a west-southwest track. This general west-southwesterly motion is expected to continue for the next few days, bringing the cyclone towards the north Queensland coast. Conditions are expected to favour the continued intensification of the cyclone as it approaches the coast over the weekend and into early next week.
Hazards: GALES are not expected to develop about the Queensland east coast today, however they could develop about the coast and islands between Cape Tribulation and St Lawrence, including the Whitsunday Islands, during Sunday.
Based on the current forecast track, abnormally high tides are expected to occur between at least Lucinda and Mackay as the cyclone approaches the coast. Large waves may also develop along the beachfront.
Areas of heavy rain are expected to develop about parts of the northern and central Queensland coast and adjacent inland areas into Sunday. A Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Cooktown and Mackay, extending inland to the eastern Gulf River catchments.
Recommended Action: People between Cape Tribulation and St Lawrence should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.
- Information is available from your local government
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A very moving ceremony for the unveiling of a new public RAR Association Memorial in Enoggera, with current and former serving Defence members, Senator Brian Burston and Governor General, Peter Cosgrove.
It's lovely to see another fine monument dedicated to our Defence Force, past and present.
Please join us in apology by clicking here: https://equalvoices.org.au/apologise/ Fr Rod.
An apology to my LGBTIQ+ friends, and to all who have been adversely affected by the teachings and behaviour of Christians and their churches Considering the ways in which you have been hurt by me, and by other Christians and churches, I ask for your forgiveness: 1. For being too slow to acknowledge that we need to say sorry to you; 2. For not speaking up against the damaging, isolating, and often violent mistreatment you have been subjected to; 3. For speaking about you, without first listening to you; 4. For not creating safe environments within our churches where people can speak openly and honestly about their struggles and understandings; 5. For perpetuating stereotypes, and for not taking full account of your actual lived experiences; 6. For talking to you or about you in such a way as to suggest that sexual and gender differences are not part of your true identity as humans made in the image of God; 7. For perpetuating the mistaken belief that sexual orientation and gender identity should be treated, healed or changed; 8. For rejecting and harming people with intersex variations because we fail to understand or accept your non-binary biological sex characteristics; 9. For not acknowledging that Christians who are seeking to be faithful to their Lord and to the Scriptures are coming to different conclusions on matters of gender, sexual orientation, non-binary biological sex, and marriage.
I commit myself to: 1. honour and support you in every way I can; 2. be open to your correction and gentle guidance; 3. act in love to hold others to account for words, behaviour or practices which hurt, harm or exclude; 4. promote respectful, inclusive and informed discussion about issues of Biblical interpretation and application; 5. work with you to bring about transformative change within our churches.