Today is World Refugee Day and this poem by @nayyirah.waheed resonates. The incredible staff and volunteers at the @asrc1 are taking your calls from 6am - 10pm. Some of the @milkrecords crew will be answering the Make a pledge by calling anytime until 10pm tonight on 1300 692 772 (or 1300 MYASRC) You can also SMS ‘HOPE’ to 0437 371 371 to donate $20 Or, make a pledge online via the Telethon website https://www.asrc.org.au/telethon/donate
I’ve been grieving this past week and Laura Jean’s album ‘Devotion’ has kept me company. It’s nostalgic, wise, sensual, sophisticated, fun, bursting with creativity and a deep love. About ten years ago we worked together during a hard time in my life. My parents were fading and I had lost confidence as a songwriter. I asked Laura to produce my second album Hidden Hands but a couple of ‘experienced’ male engineers and their egos got in the way. They couldn’t make space for a 26 year old woman to be in charge. Laura was never given the respect she deserved and we were too green to know how to handle it. Her new album and fourth studio release ‘Devotion’ is proof that she can. Emotionally, musically, intellectually, through care and detail, she has delivered something rare and special. Laura Jean is one of the greats and ‘Devotion’ is a masterpiece. @laurajeanmusic is touring Aus end of July and UK EU in November with @courtneymelba
Berlin I needed that.
A belated happy birthday to my dear friend @katiebesgrove seated backstage in London between two @loosetooth_ I really do have the most amazing women in my life
Proud of these three! @loosetooth_ playing to a huge crowd in Bristol tonight on the CB tour
Sunset over London Town with Patti Smith singing ‘Land’. Thanks life
Just announced! I’ll be playing Sonic City curated this year by @courtneymelba with a line up that reflects how much women and non binary folk are ruling RN!! Tickets on sale 5pm today via @soniccity.be