This episode of the Scenery originally aired the 2nd of December and featured the two founding members of the West Hindley Street All Male Cowboy Enthusiast Choir, Ryan ‘Cold Baked Beans’ Winter and Luke ‘Fat Guy Poncho’ Eygenraam.
This week on the Scenery, Dave and Alex were solemnly lead through the thick green carpeted corridors of Town Hall and brought before the Mayor, whilst in another time and part of town Sebastian Tonkin of poorly lit cello fame spoke to Jake One Holmes and Cassie Alvey about the new artist collective Tooth and Nail before its grand opening.
For the past couple of years, for me anyway, it has felt as though Adelaide was teetering on the verge of something good, at the cusp of a cultural revival that only seems to live in the rose coloured memories of those who experienced the fruits of the Dunstan era. In the midst of this came Stephen Yarwood who, through many a door knock and fresh idea, was elected Mayor. He was poised as the man that could finally untie the strings that had held down those aching to push this city into vibrancy. Dave Harden had a chat with the Mayor on a big leather couch.
The Scenery meets Stephen Yarwood
Let’s just assume that you have been listening to the show prior to reading this, and/or you have an interest in the exciting goings on in your city, you would have come across talk of activating laneways, urban renewal and creating vibrancy. Well this a group of artists that may inadvertently do just that. Tooth and Nail are a new artist collective running out of a warehouse space on Eliza St, near Light Square. Seb chats with organisers Jake One Holmes and Cassie Alvey about the Tooth and Nail story.
Tooth and Nail
This week’s feature track comes from Adelaide band Horror My Friend with the track ‘Make Friends’. Unfortunately we were unable to locate a source for you to hear the song, but awesomely the Friday Range recorded a few songs in the Radio Adelaide studios. Make Friends appears as the 5th and final track.
Horror My Friend on the Friday Sessions
Here a little something on Pre Mayoral Stephen Yarwood from 2010′s On Dit
and here’s an interview with Tooth and Nail by the lovely Jennie Lenman of Streetcast
Tooth and Nail on Breakfast with Jennie Lenman
Smoke us a kipper skipper. Luke & Ryan. & (gans)