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EPISODE 5 - The Ballad of Agnes Turley
In this episode I seek out the truth about one of my earliest known ancestors, a blue-eyed teenager who found herself sent from the island of her birth to another island on the other side of the world. I end up calling the landlines of my Nan and then my old man, before walking in the tiny footsteps of the woman who gave life to all three of us. Features me singing some of Bob Dylan's "Ring Them Bells" in a big old room filled with memories. The song "The Ballad of Agnes Turley" was...
Episode 4 - Periwinkle Blue
Episode 4 is really a tale of three cities: Darwin, Launceston and Berlin. The hero of our story starts out in 19th century Germany, sails to Tasmania in the early 1900s and then travels by freight train to the Northern Territory in the new millennium. And then there's a landscaper in a library, a tiny blue flower and a beautiful woman. Featuring two of my previously unreleased songs "Race You To The Red Light" and Silent, Holy", as well as piano music from Craig Townsend and Willow...
Episode 3: Circle People, Sitting Down
In episode 3 we listen to "Circle People, Sitting Down," the third song on my new album. We wander city streets up north and remember city streets down south, lose ourselves among ideas of us and them, and find ourselves clutching an old harmonica.
Episode 2: How Green Your Glow From So Far Away
In episode 2 we listen to "How Green Your Glow From So Far Away," the second song on my new album. We will roam far from home, compare 'The Great Gatsby' with The Great Gas Binge of the Top End and The Great Gaps left in the landscape of Tasmania, then we will fall in love with wherever we are.
Episode 1: Waiting For The Storm
In episode 1 we listen to "Waiting For the Storm," the first song on my new album. Then we shelter from cyclones and sunburn, compare the way we remember the bombing of Darwin with that of Pearl Harbour, and make a delightful tropical cocktail out of old myths about change.