Monday, December 26, 2016

UP & UP

Hi there!

2016 is now almost a mere memory. Now's the time to collect the reins, check the compass and smile.

Current Favourites
Song: Up & Up by Coldplay
Video Clip: Up & Up by Coldplay - mind blowing, so beautiful.
Fruit: Cherry
Documentary: Shut Up & Sing by Dixie Chicks
Transport: Walking
General: New Friends

Here's some photos from my latest adventure, Sydney side at the songwriting camp '50 Song in 5 Days' as an intern.

 Photo Credit - Exposed Sounds
 Photo Credit - Exposed Sounds (above & below)

While in Sydney I was lucky enough to be given a ticket (along with the entire '50 Songs in 5 Days' crew) to see Coldplay and attend their after show celebration (invited by the band), who were also at Studios 301 that week. Below is a picture from before their set. Such a generous gesture and a magical life-affirming evening, thanks Chris, Johnny, Guy & Will. :) #love











Habitual - this blog reminds me of what I've done, made and seen, which is somehow too easy to forget and bury.

Embracing the unexpected and saving the last dance.


JRA



Saturday, November 19, 2016

POST TRUTH

Hello there,

Like a crack in Spacetime, the internet has brought you here in a flash, maybe for no reason and maybe for every reason, welcome.

Here's a photo from my performance at The Soundhouse launch in Nambour.

Current Favourites
TV: Class
Book: Feeling a big HP kickback - time to revisit
Animal: Manta Ray
Song: Make America Great Again by Pussy Riot
Radio: Beats 1
Talking Head: Billie JD Porter

Spacetime is pulling us apart and holding us together. And so the struggle is real and nonfactual... or so it seems sometimes.


Stay Real & Musical.


JRA


Friday, October 21, 2016

PLAY IT UP

Hello there!

I have a gig coming up at the launch of a new performance space in Nambour, called The Soundhouse! It's on the 29th of October - come along and get some quality #nambouring in your week :)


Below is a playlist I made just for you...

'Zen Fury'
Thursday Afternoon by Brian Eno
White Keys by Chilly Gonzales
Teenage Talk by St Vincent
Smile by The Jezabels
Get Off by ZUZU
You & I by Wilco ft. Feist
A Bitter Song by Butterfly Boucher


"Live it up, I live on the second story you know"


JRA


Friday, September 23, 2016

HOLLOW

Hey there!

Celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Shakespearian Chick coming out I released an understudy of the EP into the world, it's called Hollow.

Current Favourites
Book: Almost Sincerely by Zoe Norton Lodge
Film: Girl Asleep
Film Clip: Perfect Illusion by Lady Gaga
Song: Oh My God ft. Lily Allen by Mark Ronson

Right now I at writing the music for a music documentary, which you'll hear more about soon. :)

Below is a picture of probably the best sign I have ever encountered #show&tell




Until the next pit stop.


JRA


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

THE SEARCH

Hello!

Since my last blog post I performed at a house concert for the I Heart Songwriting Club, and been on some adventures...

My Current Favourites-
Podcast: Music's Cool with Chilly Gonzales
Blog: Song Crush
TV: New Blood
The Work Of: Zane Lowe
Genre: Punk of all sorts (always)

Above: A group shot from the 2 Year Anniversary I Heart Songwriting Club house concert.

Above: *Flashback* Ed Sheeran in December last year, the perfect concert to capstone 2015. My first stadium show, a bird's eye view, the grand scale of it was something special.

Below: *Flashback* A sign I made for a St Vincent show I went to in early 2015. I didn't hold it up/out because I was too busy 'living it'.


We went a little archival today, alas the search has no reverse...


JRA


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