The dishes; no matter how many times I promise you that I’m going to do them, they just sit there stinking. And I’m not talking about that ‘couple day old dirty water smell’ either, I’m talking that ‘oh shit you cooked with cream, mushroom and possibly chicken, and now it smells like we’ve killed a million ants by drowning them in sun treated milk’ stink. Well, not ants, no not really at all. But some kind of stink. The milk fits though.
Anyway, the point is that I’ve been also neglecting the updates. So without any further ado…
This week on the Scenery our drop in guest was the lovely Jane Howard, theatre critic extraordinaire, and John Dexterity spoke with an organiser of Adelaide Festival venue, Barrio.
Our drop in guest this week was the talented Jane Howard, making her Scenery debut. Trained as a scientist in genetics, Jane writes a lot about Adelaide and Australian theatre. Some may not see the thin connection between the two, joining one to the other in a brittle, translucent lattice, and nor did we. Nevertheless, Jane has made a mark on the Adelaide critic scene, injecting some fresh new blood into the what has become an old guard of writers. Ryan and Mateo speak to Jane about a great many things concerning the Adelaide theatre scene at present.
There are a great many and exciting venues that have popped up for this year’s festival season. We have spoken about the Garden of Unearthly Delights and Tuxedo Cat, but many more litter our fair city including Arcade Lane and the Grand Academy of Lagado. This year the Adelaide Festival has thrown a large hat in, like a ten galleon or something, and introduces Adelaide to Barrio. Meaning neighborhood in Spanish, Barrio is essentially a makeshift shanty town that lies between the back of parliament house and the festival theatre OR if you’re familiar with the geography, where all those strange chess like colourful concrete garden sculptures are. John Dexter had a chat with Geoff Cobham.
This week Ryan put together a Fuse only playlist, as in bands that played at the three Fuse showcases East/West/Fringe. Fuse is of course a festival that marries the words Music & Industry together, showcasing Adelaides up and coming ‘music’ talent to Australia’s ‘industry’ representatives. See. Here’s a track from hard rockin’ band The Rules (anyone feeling the Dead Weather on this track?). It’s sure to put some coffee in your cup, some scotch in your coffee and some cigarettes in your scotch.