BOOK SIGNING: MELBOURNE Saturday July 12, 10.30–4.30 Book & Paper Bookshop, 36 Douglas Parade Williamstown (Andy will be there all day helping Book & Paper celebrate the opening of their new store. Come along and say hi!)
David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall ofZiggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars
Date: Friday 1 August, 8pm - 10.30pm
Includes at 30 minute interval
Venue: Byron Community Centre Theatre
For the first time, the Festival turns up the volume as the literary cabaret Liner Notes hits town. One of Melbourne’s best-loved spoken word events, this is a poetic tribute to a classic album, song by song. A stellar line-up of writers, poets and musicians explore their personal connection to that glam ham of wham, bam and thank-you-ma’am – David Bowie.
Join us as we salute Bowie’s masterpiece of Sturm und Drag, on which he introduced the world to the leper Messiah from outer space, Ziggy Stardust.Featuring special guests Andrew Denton, Missy Higgins, Andy Griffiths andBenjamin Law with Maxine Beneba-Clarke, Omar Musa, Luka Lesson, Emilie Zoey Baker, Asphyxia and Sean M Whelan.
MC Michael Nolan will deliver a potted history of Bowie and his flame-haired alter-ego, and the live Liner Notes band will rip through the hits like a stiletto caught on satin flares. Yes, they’ll likely take it all too far, but in their defence, boy can they play guitar…
Come for an unforgettable night of stories, spoken word and songs, as we celebrate a starman surely even Richard Dawkins believes in.
Super grateful to the wonderful PR staff at Corus/Nelvana/Teletoon for a very well put together launch event for The Day My Butt Went Psycho animated series.
Unfortunately, Australian author of the original concept, Andy Griffiths (andygbooks) was unable to attend, but he left a highly entertaining video message. I very much hope to meet him in person some day.
Also? They served “cheekburgers”. They did not taste like butt. Or maybe they did and butt is delicious and I was never before aware of this fact.
I’m not really one for being the focus of attention, but being able to help kids laugh or smile with simple moments like the one in this video makes it all so worthwhile to me. http://instagram.com/p/ozItiHrb5S/
The Day My Butt Went Psycho debuts in Canada on June 12th at 6:30pm on Teletoon!