We are so very thrilled to have the one and only Angie Hart (Frente, Splendid) come into the studio and perform two poems created exclusively for More Than a Whelan and sing a poem by Dorothy Porter. YES, sing.
In her first poem Angie responds to two prompts directly by Ag (Dinosaurs) and Cameron Semmens (Fecundity) and an indirect prompt by Emilie Zoey Baker (wee on my yoga mat). Sean surprises Angie by performing a poem inspired by a Frente song ‘What’s Come Over Me’ from their 1996 album Shape. Sean also uses creative prompts from Ag and Cameron Semmens again, which was a complete accident.
Angie and Sean also discuss the upcoming gig Liner Notes Live, a special event at the Melbourne Writers Festival in which Angie will be a guest using the music of Nirvana as creative prompts. Tickets available for that show right here.
Sean then reveals his ambitious plans to write a serialised novel titled Letoh, a surrealist imagining of the freeway art fake hotel created by artist Callum Morton. If you wish to support this project and follow this crazy adventure, make yourself a reservation at the Letoh Hotel right now, all for the price of a cup of coffee.
For the Whelan & Stealin’ segment Sean reads a poem by Alicia Sometimes. Then Angie puts the entire studio into glowing rapture by SINGING a poem from Dorothy Porters collection Bee Hut. Angie put music to two of Porters poems for a recent live show and recording called Borrowed Verse.
Thank from the top to the bottom of hearts to our muses of the week: Ag, Amy and Cameron.
Don’t go changing.
Love MTAW. x
More Than A Whelan is deftly produced by Derek Myers of Castaway Studios in sunny downtown Collingwood. The greatest suburb in the world. Castaway Studios are offering in house training on how to create your own podcast right now. Hit up Derek for more details.