Ten artists/bands everyone should know about ….
“Jeff Lang, Liz Stringer, Mojo Juju, Betty Page, Baby Huey, Sharon Jones, Midnight Oil , Betty Davis, Patti La Belle and Xavier Rudd.”
Nine food items that you need to make a kickarse dinner party:
“Cucumber. Vegetarian Not-Dogs. Body chocolate. Carrot. Edible lube. Dates. Devils cabbage. Shrooms. Ice.”
Eight possessions that define you
“My ADD left-handed guitarist bandmate, Goat Boy. Rusty national tri cone guitar. Holy Takamine acoustic guitar. Noisey, scratched, dinged Fuzz guitar pedal. Pushbike sporting a woven basket. School bus…now-come tour van. Instant ranga hair dye. Candles at night.”
Seven favourite movies/TV shows that go on your mix-tape:
“Bad Boy Bubby, Hey Dad, Like Water For Chocolate, Dallas Does Debbie, Bill And Teds Excellent Adventure. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Kingswood Country.”
Six bad habits you can’t escape:
“Pelican patting. Partying with moon monkeys on disco bikkies. Hanging out with all the single ladies. $2 pots. Checking the neighbours letter box. Orgies.”
Five people who inspire you:
“Gollum. Sasquatch Dancing Man. Satan. Man on the moon. Bob Hawke.”
Four things that turn you on:
“John Howard getting the rough end of the pineapple. God, French kissing Jesus. Fruit. Patti Labelle singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow.”
Three goals for your music:
“To be listened to… Love to be made all around the world to our tunes… A porn score…”
Two live gigs you’ll never forget and why:
“Watching Susan Tedecshi in an amphitheatre in Cognac, France (which we also were lucky enough to have performed at) while 15,000 people watched on, not saying one word in between songs or during her show; it was ridiculously surreal.
Any person playing to a backing tracks/ because they’re a stooge-muppet-pelican-headed dud.”
One day left before the apocalypse and you…:
“Thank Aretha, of course.”
When’s the gig ?
“RITES OF PASSAGE FESTIVAL at Melbourne Exhibition Centre on Friday January 28 – info and tickets at ritesofpassagefestival.com. Then Raw For Africa fundraiser, Mornington Racing Club on Saturday January 29 tickets and lineups at rawforafrica.com.au.”