The Ehrenberg-Bass Institutue for Maketing Science is unique to South Australia and indeed the world, as the first university institute of its kind. If you were so inclined to find out the whys and hows, Ryan Winter spoke with the instsitute about just that.
Bowerbird Bazaar is a biannual marketplace appearing in the Queen’s Theatre, showcasing the wares of designers from South Australia and Interstate. It was conceived and is organised by two designers, Rebekah Cichero and Jane Barwick. The Scenery caught up with Jane to talk about the upcoming market on October 28th – 30th
Straight from Walter’s pocket and into your ears comes this week’s feature track from local all girl group Gold Bloom with How’d you Cacti.
Goodnight and Goodluck
Dave, Wally & Louis (and alex)
Good thing too. Mateo, Ryan and Dangerous Dave Harden have brought you the tale of two festivals. Originally aired on the 30th of September this episode of the Scenery brings you the best of the other side of Adelaide’s festival calendar. October blesses Adelaide with the Festival of Ideas and, its Fringe, the Festival of Unpopular Culture.
First Up! Our friend Mateo-with-no-last-name spoke to the good people from the Adelaide Festival of Idea about the treats they are about to offer. The Festival of Ideas is one of the grander ideas we have come across in our times. Celebrating the discussion of the ideas of living, the way we may have done it wrong and the ways we may do it better. That may be a disserving simplification, but its the best we’re gonna do.
The courageous Ryan spoke with Stan.
Stan, last name not supplied, Mahoney is a keen supplier of un-popular culture. The Festival of Unpopluar Culture has come as a kind of fringe to the Festival of Ideas. With a program of comic sans and a sharp moustached logo, We Shall See.
Dave likes all things Swedish, including (but not exclusive to) the music stylings of Air France. Described as, heh, post-rave bliss. (god I love that shit sometimes). What it is though, is a post rave bliss exploration of young adult love and loss (kidding). What I do love is the steel drums, you guys know El Guincho? its not like that.
Live long and prosper,
Mateo, Dave & Ryan. (and alex)
When we spoke with Josh Fanning of Collect and Magazine Gallery some weeks ago, there was enough content to fill the entire show. Thirty odd minutes of interview was edited down to the eight minute feature that aired on the show, which included Alex’s voice overs. We’ve decided to post the entire chat we had with Josh with only some cosmetic edits. He was a pretty interesting guy, with the chat only ending due to the overpowering wall of sound that was Batrider in the next studio.
In this first part after Josh introduces himself, he talks about his experiences with Merge magazine.
Here Josh talks about advertising in magazines and the differences between Merge and Collect.
Is print dead? Josh talks about the trials of working with print, and the reasons for doing so. I like this one.
Alex dribbles in his usual absent minded way, including out of mid air statements, about Australia’s lack of culture and then Josh makes him sound good with actual facts. This bit includes the first Batrider interruption. It starts getting really interesting here, as we drift around the topic.
This part begins with the question “Do you see Collect as an Adelaide magazine or a Universal magazine”, I love how it includes a criticism of Woolworths and Coles, as well as a chat about independence, sustainability and Australia’s passivity.
Finally, we chat about Adelaide, before we’re destroyed by Batrider.
You can get the Festival of Unpopluar Culture program here
In the name of the father, the son and an end to the ridiculous tax on beer, wine and spirits.
We decided to up the stakes on the latest Scenery, original airing date 16th of September. The traditional trio becomes a quartet as veterans Mateo, Alex and Louis are joined by newly elected On Dit editor, Radio AdelaideThursday Ranger and, of course, Scenery Guy, Sebastian (not of Little Mermaid fame). It proved a great success, if success were measured by the amount of in studio laughter. This episode featured a chat with Collect Magazine editor/publisher Joshua Fanning, and then a bit after that there was another chat with good egg and artists Peter Drew.
Some might say ‘from the ashes of Merge…’, and we, in a way, just did, ‘…was born Collect Magazine’. Merge folded, to the dismay of many, in 2010. It wasn’t long before founding editor Joshua Fanning threw in with another band of merry men & women and formed Collect Magazine. Collect is a beautifully printed, written and curated magazine, with stories ranging from the birth and life of Adelaide suburb Elizabeth, to a story on a boutique brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado (both in issue 4). Alex had a chat with Josh about the magazine, the death of print and Adelaide culture.
This is the audio that originally appeared on the show. We will be uploading the full 20 odd minute feature within the week.
Peter Drew is a visual artist and an arts writer. You’ve more than likely seen his work, whether you know it or not. Discontent to simply be confined to the studio or the gallery, Peter Drew has taken to the streets, postering, painting and stenciling his way through the grey buff of Adelaide and the world. Wally caught up with Peter to have a chat about the street art element of his work.
This week’s featured track comes from Brisbane band Tiny Spiders. We have Seb to thank for this slice of Australian punk, and he has the t-shirt to prove it. Tiny Spiders are a two piece who don’t mind a little noise, a little fuzz and some nice vocals sugared over the top. They’ve got themselves a pretty video, we like things pretty right. We also like beards and girls playing guitar, it’s got that too!
Mateo and Ryan are joined by Scenery radionaut Louis for the sophomore episode. Originally aired on September 9th, this episode featured a scrumptious story on Burger Theory, and the trials and tribulations of rural bands from the point of view of Goathanger.
Burger Theory is the brain child of friends Rob and Dan, who bring the New York style of street food to the laneways of Adelaide. Mateo spoke with both Rob and Dan about all things Burgers and Burritos.
The Adelaide live music scene is a strange and fickle thing, but still it manages to nurture the talents of a few who have weathered it. Outside the metropolitan area, though, is a different story all together. Ryan spoke with Whyalla band Goathanger about the rural live scene.
Feature Song of the Week:
Chllngr – Out of your Hands
Straight Outta Copenhagen, Danish producer Chllngr brings us this moody, nocturnal track with elements of r’n'b and dub from the album Haven. Apt for that lonely ride home on the train, sitting under the flickering fluoro lights, thinking about that girl (or boy) you were sure shot you glance across the bar.
The Scenery debuted on Radio Adelaide 101.5FM on Friday September 2nd. There were awkward hi-fives all round as Ryan, Alex and Mateo completed broadcast without a single second of dead air. Professionals much.
Renew Adelaide is an exciting and necessary organisation re-invigorating vacant store fronts and helping people activate unused spaces throughout the bureaucratic jungle of Adelaide’s archaic building codes. Luke spoke with one of the Renew Adelaide organisers Dr Ianto Ware.
One of the newer Renew Adelaide projects is a joint space in Prospect now occupied by art gallery Studio Lingo and vintage clothing store littlest Vintage. Dave spoke with Lauren from littlest Vintage about the project, and the aesthetic of sharing the space with Studio Lingo.
Meanwhile Mateo, Ryan and Alex added their ten cents, discussing the excitement these types of projects bring to our curious city. It brings to mind what Marcus Westbury of Renew Newcastle said in a Stateline story, that smaller renewal projects are more effective in re-invigorating dying parts of a city then a multi million dollar glam job. At a time when Adelaide is in the midst of a Torrens River redevelopment and the new Adelaide oval, set to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, here we have a group of people armed with some brooms, some paint brushes and bit of change from the Adelaide City Council bringing life to the otherwise deserted and unloved store front gems.
A 10 piece funk ensemble Melbourne high school band serving up a delicious morsel of a raw funk instrumental. It took us all by surprise when Ryan put this track on, not because it was an exciting explosion of foot shuffling funk but because he said that the oldest of them was sixteen. Well worth paying close attention to this group to see if they can deliver on this great potential.