Click below to see some great pics from the discussion panel I was part of during the MIFF Festival 2014: Talking Pictures – Local and Notable: Marvellous Melbourne Movies. Great speakers and great insight into Melbourne’s cultural and historical impact on cinema.
I also had the chance to meet and speak with Jack Charles, star of that great Melbourne-centric doco, ‘Bastardy’.
Photos by Damian Sullivan
If you missed Adalita’s segment discussing Heartache & Pain on Double J on Sunday, never fear, you can stream it from Double J’s site.
“Heartbreak is a goldmine for song writing. It’s unfortunate that we have to go through it but it’s unavoidable and part of being alive. I’ve written many songs on this subject over the years and find it a good release, a good vehicle for all of that pain. I know that a lot of my fans get a lot out of these kinds of songs, it seems to help them through their tough times too. I have my go to songs and records and artists that I listen to when nursing a broken heart. I put them on to purposefully amplify my feelings of sorrow and languishing, which seems to give relief and validation to my experience and make things better.
All of the artists featured have, in my eyes, delivered the perfect song about love gone awry. And I think all of these artists share a love of truth and the willingness to open up so much that we see right inside and we get it.” – Adalita
GREAT song list here. We’re biased over here at Adalita HQ (naturally) but really…have a listen for yourself. It’ll cure your woes.
Adalita and her band are very excited to be heading up to north for this year’s Darwin Festival! For most of the band, it’s their first time to Darwin!
Catch one or both of her performances on Thu 14 Aug!
12:35pm at the Lunchbox Series at Smith St Mall Stage – solo performance
9:00pm at the Lighthouse – band performance
Coming up each Sunday in August, my mate Kevin Mitchell and I will be hosting our own radio shows on Double J.
Centred around a particular theme for each show, we will be playing a whole bunch of our favourite tunes and also interviewing some amazing musicians and delving into the Double J archives to get into the nitty gritty of the subject matter.
The very last show will be hosted by both Kevin and I and we’re gonna have a lot of fun playing you songs with ‘Unforgettable Opening Lines’, that’s gonna be a ripper. Here’s a rundown…
3 – 5pm Sunday 3 August: Love & Lust with Kevin Mitchell
3 – 5pm Sunday 10 August: Heartache & Pain with Adalita
3 – 5pm Sunday 17 August: The End with Kevin Mitchell
3 – 5pm Sunday 24 August: The Dark Side with Adalita
3 – 5pm Sunday 31August: Unforgettable Opening Lines with Kevin Mitchell & Adalita
So tune in via the ABC Radio App, online at doublej.net.au, on your digital radio or on Channel 200 on your digital TV. For more info please visit www.doublej.net.au or click on pic below.
I’m super excited and very honoured to be performing at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia this coming Sunday August 3 from 2pm til 3pm as part of the Unplugged Live: Portrait Of An Artist series.
Curated by Jae Laffer of The Panics, this series aims to showcase musicians within the gallery space and also involves a discussion about certain artworks within a specific theme. Mine being ‘The Loved One’.
It’ll be a pretty special day. It’s free. Hopefully see you there!
For more info please go to www.fedsquare.com