In the immortal words of MC Rakim, “It’s been a long time, I shouldn’tve left you” (without some podcasts to step to).
We are back. And we are recapping all that has been since we last spoke, namely The Scenery from September until now.
We shall be doing this with month by month recaps, before we re-format our website to suit our new doings.
As of February 16th The Scenery no longer broadcasts on community radio station Radio Adelaide, and instead we shall be releasing podcasts directly to our website, not to mention other forms of media. We sincerely thank Radio Adelaide, and are eternally grateful for all they done for us and IMPLORE you to subscribe to Australia’s first community radio station at www.radio.adelaide.edu.au/subcribe/
So there was September…
The ongoing Jade Monkey saga was a grievous one for the Adelaide live music scene. Many positives and negatives have since been born over the debate about Adelaide’s live music culture, that has seemingly drawn a line in the sand between the industry old guard, and the grass roots purveyors of culture.
The Scenery caught up with Zac the week of the Jade’s last show at it’s Twin Street abode.
As it stands now the Jade Monkey are currently going through various legal processes in order the get a liquor license for a space at the rear of the St Paul’s complex. We wish Zac and Naomi all the best in their strenuous fight to re launch “The Jade”. We will endeavor to catch up with Zac in the coming weeks to keep you up to date with the Jade’s future.
By now you all should have heard of Fascination Street. A group of architects and designers who have furiously plied their wares all over our fair city. Their credits to date include Moving Music, Lost City, and The Depot to name a few. John caught up with Branko, Josh, Rene and Sarie back in September to talk about the idea behind Fascination Street, their motivations and their goals.
September also saw Adelaide’s first glimpse at it’s Live Music Thinker in Residence, Martin Elbourne. Various stakeholders in the Adelaide Live Music Scene were invited to the World’s End Hotel to presumably rub shoulders with one another and get an idea of how M. Elbourne thought. The Scenery were in attendance and reported back as to how we thought the night went, and our impression of the man who is to save the scene.
In a response to the growing criticism of the Adelaide live music scene, Fowler’s Live proprietor Peter Darwin announced his intentions to host a Music Awards ceremony for South Australian artists. There were many critics putting in their ten cents about the announcement, including one Ryan Winter and one Alex Gordon-Smith of the Scenery.
It was that time of year again when we rustled up some torches and gum boots to go searching for the infamous Stan Mahoney and talk about the happenings of Format Festival 2012. Stan, along with gallery exhibition Rosanne Angry curator Amira H, joined Ryan, Alex and John in the studio to give us the low down on Format, the Festival, Rosanne and miscellaneous life advice.
Don’t ask me why, but someone thought it would be a good idea to give Adelaide’s favourite seedy uncle Matthew Hayward his own segment. You don’t want to know how many takes it took…but here’s A Thought with Matthew Hayward.
Finally. You may have heard the urban legend of ‘The Poisoner’, but you probably haven’t. In the interests of public safety, here’s the story behind the myth.
And so we have it, the first, hastily done Scenery post in let’s not talk about how long. More to come imminently.