Wednesday, January 25, 2017

BEGINNINGS

Hey there!

While at Falls Festival I was lucky enough to see some great artists & bands. Probably the highlight was Grandmaster Flash. :)

Current Favourites
Song: To Be Without You by Ryan Adams
Film: La La Land
Animal: Manta Ray

The music in La La Land is sublime, the motif in 'City of Stars' encapsulates the whole film in a few notes. In a classic format with a rash unapologetic modernist tone - it's a realism piece contextualized by the fantasy and creativity the main characters crave. So good.

Here's some photographic inspiration I have collected from the worldwide web of late...





Until the beginning seems like the end, change is here to stay.


JRA


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