Blog Catchup – Interviews in Melbourne

Wednesday morning 14th March. Here be the madness of interviews… so I thought I give you a snippet for the day.

The zither was packed, the hulusi was packed, I’ve spent the night on the kindly loaned couch at Carolyn and Lee’s and I’m up and awake at an ungodly hour of 0530hrs. Today be the day for interviews to talk about Twisted Tales…in Melbourne. Chryss had packed our day to the brim. I’m excited, but I miss the dream gods. Neeed sleeep but there is a full day scheduled for interviews today so I’m praying for my biological stash of adrenalin to kick in.

Screw it.

I need coffee.

Plane goes up…plane comes down…car…travel…mad morning melbourne traffic…then…

First stop is Studio 3 at ABC kids. I’m reminded by Chryss my publicist of AUM PR to reign it in..and behave. It is for kids, the show is for kids…so behave. This is insulting. I think I’m generally very well behaved and unoffensive (I have no idea what she’s talking about) . *0_0.

TV world is hyper, colourful and a little like a mad hatter’s tea party. Studio 3 hosts James and Liv are great fun. I crash land into my studio with my zither and hulusi. ( at their bequest I was supposed to bring strange instruments I play in…) Bright lights camera action, 2 takes and we’re done. James snuck in a marriage proposal ON TV in the madness…the answer is a quick no…it’s for his own good…really. Chryss believes I need to be more subtle with the media.

But how many ways can a girl say no? 0_0*!

Next stop is meeting Michael Dwyer from The Age/ Rolling Stone. Wow. It is strange…especially when I’m thinking that no one at drone work knows I do this yet. Michael is really nice…although he does declare that Lee and I are absolutely barking mad.He’s getting his perspectives wrong. I’m not mad, the rest of the world is just not very sane…but oh well…business of illusions this is…truth is…I’m really more interested in Michael’s life. Must be fun working for Rolling Stone…I wish I was doing the interviewing. I wonder what his life must be like. I wonder if he has a tale for me…

I’m nosy like that. My Storyteller is always hungry

and then we’re on RRR Melbourne Independent Radio with Alicia Sometimes and Lorin Clark. It’s fast becoming a blur now. I’m in the studio I’m out the studio. Craps…I’m not telling Queenie Chan’s story very well here. She’s the creator of the visual world to Twisted Tales and I’m not telling it well…am I telling it well? I need to mention Queenie more and I still need to talk about Twisted Tales more.. Oh gosh. Out of time…next interview. I feel like the white rabbit today.

Where the hell are we?

Oh good lunch. Lunch is a good concept.

Then we head to JMC Academy where I learn (apparently Lee already knows this), that Twisted Tales has become a project for study by the students at JMC. Wow. The irony, the insane honour. Considering that I’ve been nothing but a problem student growing up…being a study subject in a class that doesn’t involve my live vivisection is very refreshing…and pleasantly surprising. David Hunt who will interview us as host of later is the lecturer and the interviews begin again.

I talk about the process of creating the project, Lee talks about the logistics of managing and producing a monster like Twisted Tales. I had fun…it’s been strange sitting in a tutorial classroom again. I had fun though, telling the tales for today has put some perspective on how far Twisted Tales has come. I’m proud of us. More importantly, I hope the session was helpful to the students of JMC..if not…I hope we were at least entertaining 😀

Then off to , the only Gay and Lesbian radio station in Australia where we talk again with David Hunt about the album and promise to update him as it progresses. Aqua was there doing an interview too. Yup… The Aqua. Oh my gawd…I think I have their CD…their music was pretty fun after all.

This is all very mind boggling.

The day ends with an interview with Kingsley McGlew from Channel 31 for a program called Behind the Words. The episode airs in September so I guess I won’t give too many spoilers.

Mad rush back to the airport. 3 celebratory glasses of alcohol with Lee, who has been doing a very full day of driving. Day ends. Midnight landing at home…

Hmm…and I go back to being a paper pusher in 6 hours at drone world. Here’s hoping work doesn’t find out until I don’t need the money any more.

My life is curiouser and curiouser.

Next post: Twisted Tales beginnings…Queenie Chan and myself. I’m having so much trouble being chronological.









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