Friday, July 29, 2016

SOUTH OF HERE

Hello there!

Well the time has come to rest my fingers on the keyboard to construct a blog post, so here it goes...

Current Favourites-
Album: On My One by Jake Bugg
TV: The Last Leg
Decoration: Disco Balls
Invention: Beds
David Bowie Album: Young Americans

Here are some photos from my adventures at Splendour in the Grass. :)




Stay golden.


- JRA


Monday, June 20, 2016

EVOLUTION

Hello there!

Well the halfway point of the year is here, and habits die hard. Far from the looming shadow of the previous sentence, maybe it's a good thing. Change isn't always in giant leaps, the erosion of a statue - now that's the kind of change that keeps you company, always.

Current Favourites
Drink: Apple and Cranberry Juice
TV: New Girl
Film: The Breakfast Club
Song: Like Nobody Else by RAYE
Album: Heartbreaker by Ryan Adams

Above is a photo from the 'I Heart Songwriting Club' Dreamweaver House Concert in Brisbane I performed at. A big thank you to everyone who came along, it was a magic night!

Until the next cyberspace pit stop.


JRA

   

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ALL ACES

Hey Hey!

It's not Saturday....

I have an upcoming house concert in Brisbane and the night's theme is 'Dreamweaver'. I do not know how to weaver dreams or jumpers, but I can write songs, so come along :)


I little while ago I wrote the music for a short film series for Griffith University. Below is the first of the three films. I love the humour in this, so much.


Staying ahead of the self-infliction is an art.

Today's blog post is brought to you by Bleachers.


JRA



Monday, April 18, 2016

MEMORIES & DUST

Hello there!

Like an eager and overly ambitious pet, 2016 has got a mind of its own. Embracing this unlikely visualisation is far better than the alternative.

Writing music for film projects has consumed my time along with the usual grand plans and traffic jams.

Current Favourites:
Stationary - Whiteboard markers
Book - Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello
TV - The Weekly with Charlie Pickering
Podcast - Sodajerker
Album - The Brink by The Jezabels
Webisode Series - SYD 2030 (Season 2)

I have another house concert coming up in May with the "I Heart Songwriting Club" gang which I am so pumped for!! More details about that will be out soon.

Recently I went to the Rock'n Roll Writers Festival which was SUPER great! So many interesting people talking about interesting things.


In February I went to the Australian Museum and saw the Australian explorers exhibition. It was a sublimely researched and designed piece, my favourite sections were about sailors and underwater explorers. Below is one of the quotes that scattered the walls.



Find me lost in the memories and dust, exploration is as much about the future as it is the past.


JRA


Sunday, March 20, 2016

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Hi there!

Well as almost usual I have to look at my diary to even know what I have been doing in the last month. Head space is at a premium.

I performed at a kick ass house concert in late February as a part of the "I Heart Songwriting Club". Below are some photos by Francesca De Valence.



I performed at The Nook & Cranny in Nambour this month as the featured artist for their open mic, to the right is a photo from the night.

I attended a couple of great events to celebrate Queensland Women's Week. At a panel discussion held by APRA I had the pleasure of having a chat to Carol Lloyd, of Railroad Gin and The Carol Lloyd Band. The entire panel were very open and honest, a dynamo team.

I also recently went to a songwriting workshop with Ben Lee hosted by Bleach Festival which was an interesting look into the psychology of lyrics.


How far can we fall? How far will our great expectations let us slip?


JRA



Tuesday, February 16, 2016

NEVER STOP

Hey there!

Here are some of the lyrics that have been decorating my room for almost a year.

"Don't Dream It's Over"

"You Need Me Man, I Don't Need You"

"Don't Wanna Grow Up, Just Wanna Get Out"

"Save Me From What I Want"

"I was 21 years when I wrote this song, I'm 22 now but I won't be for long"

Since we're on decor some of the friendly faces scattering my walls at the moment include Kate Winslet, Annie Lennox, Feist, St Vincent, Shaun the Sheep, Butterfly Boucher, The Jezabels and Cate Blachett.



Above are some photos by Cynthia Lee from my gig at The Nook & Cranny in Nambour (Sunshine Coast). Also a review of the show was published by Nambouring check it out here.

Today's blog post brought to you by Gonzo.


JRA


Monday, January 25, 2016

SWEET SIXTEEN

Hey there!

Well the new year has kicked off at great speed! I welcomed in the new year at Falls Festival in Byron Bay which was part of a stellar week of action. :)

In a few days I have a gig at The Nook in Nambour which should be ace. #nambouring

I am currently working on writing music for a three part short film series for Griffith University called Learning Futures, so I'll share that with you once it's out.

Below is a pic from my desk at the Beaver Lodge of Falls Festival.


Over the last couple of months I have been working in the production department of 4ZZZ FM below is a video celebrating the station's 40th birthday which features a "remix" I did of the first broadcast back in 1975 (with music from Art vs Science).



New music & new adventures are planned for 2016 so stay posted.


JRA