Feb 132015
 
Greetings,
To commemorate the decade since his death, the 10th Anniversary Great Southern Hunter S. Thompson Wake will be held at Cherry Bar on 28 February from 2 to 6.30pm.
Upon receiving news of  Dr Thompson’s departure on 20 February 2005, the now notorious first wake in the Southern Hemisphere was quickly arranged and held in Melbourne at Cherry Bar.  It featured a readings from Thompson’s greatest works, a machete grapefruit rum concoction, cigarette filter surprises and several other items and incidents that are now only whispered of in hushed tones by those who attended.
Make your way down to AC/DC Lane on the afternoon of Saturday February 28 to pay your respects to our most admired counter-cultural literary icon. Featuring readings from Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan, The Age Shortlist Editor Martin Boulton, Herald Sun Rock City scribe Mikey Cahill, editor of The Cliteratti Club Karen Conrad and David Langsam, arts writer and editor of Biotech Daily.  MORE TBA.
MCd by RRR favourite Tony Biggs, tunes spun by DJ Max Crawdaddy and live music provided by Kim Volkman.
You will also be invited to solemnly indulge in a BBQ and Paintball Shotgun Art.
Venerated Thompson illustrator Ralph Steadman has personally donated 3 prints for auction especially for The Wake, with all proceeds going directly to Support Act Ltd.
Reverential entertainment guaranteed.
Plus the regulation one minute of silence.
$12 entry.
See you there.
*photo by Annie Liebowitz
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Feb 122015
 

Metanoia Theatre presents

 

PLINTH

 

MALCOLM HILL


Album and Book Launch

 

8pm Friday March 6th

Mechanics Institute Theatre

Cnr Sydney Road and Dawson St Brunswick

Malcolm Hill launches his new book ‘PLINTH and other stories’

and his new album ‘Fingers’.

Featuring live readings from PLINTH and other stories by  Melbourne Arts luminaries –

  • award winning actor Caroline Lee
  • playwright & poet Kieran Carroll
  • rock star and artist Caroline Kennedy

&

  • cryptic rock voyager Dave Graney

 

Followed by

Malcolm Hill & This Is The Show

Launching their new CD ‘Fingers’

 

 

PLINTH and other stories is drawn from the life of the former Wild Bohemian. Some stories are true, some are almost true and some are complete fiction.  “Evocative”, “whip crack sharp” and often hilarious storytelling set in the inner city arts and music underbelly.

 

FINGERS

Malcolm Hill’s solo album Voir Nights won the prestigious Narnie award on 3RRR’s BLB program for Album of the Year. 2015 will see the release of Malcolm Hill’s new release ‘Fingers’ backed by his band This Is The Show.

 

 
 
From the story ‘Plinth’ in ‘Plinth and other stories’ by Malcolm Hill:

            “I won’t play on the floor. I won’t play on the carpet of the front bar of a pub. I  must have a stage, a platform, whatever you call it. I will not have some old Anzac drunk wandering through my James Brown splits or Iggy Pop wrestle with mic stand routine; won’t have real estate agents from South Melbourne chatting on  phones obliviously walking through my high wire balancing act of tension, emotion and F Diminished shuddering grand finale! I won’t play on the floor. I must  have my stage, my Rostra, my Plinth! “
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Feb 062015
 
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Feb 052015
 
10th ANNIVERSARY GREAT SOUTHERN HUNTER S. THOMPSON WAKE - CHERRY BAR -  SAT 28 FEB - 2 - 6.30 PM

Greetings, To commemorate the decade since his death, the 10th Anniversary Great Southern Hunter S. Thompson Wake will be held at Cherry Bar on 28 February from 6.30pm. Upon receiving news of  Dr Thompson’s departure on 20 February 2005, the now notorious first wake in the Southern Hemisphere was quickly arranged and held in Melbourne [more]