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Wagons: 2004 to 2019

2004

UpRRRooted at the Palace, St Kilda
Benefit for RRR FM’s “Move Your R’s” campaign
14th June 2004
http://photos.timchuma.com/upRRRooted/index.htm

Wagons
http://photos.timchuma.com/upRRRooted/pages/upRRRooted_012.htm

2005

Marquis of Lorne
Sunday, 1st May 2005
http://photos.timchuma.com/WagonsatMarquisofLorne/index.html

Queenscliff Music Festival 2005
25th – 27th November 2005
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2005/

Wagons – Henry later said at this appearance they were the “piss boys” in between bands on the main stage, he made a small child cry during one show
http://photos.timchuma.com/QMF2005/Saturday/photos/photo47.html

Melbourne BBQ Day 2005
Ceres Environmental Park
Sunday, 4th December, 2005
http://photos.timchuma.com/MelbourneBBQDay2005/index.html

2006

Live at Night
Royal Melbourne Show
Tuesday, September 26 2006
with Wagons, Sarah Carroll and Rebecca Barnard
http://photos.timchuma.com/RMS2006/index.html

Melbourne BBQ Day 2006
Ceres Environmental Park
Sunday, 3rd December, 2006
with special guests Ian Bland, Gary Adams, Melbourne BBQ Orchestra: Big Kev, Dan, Ed Bates, Dan Warner, Marcel Borrack,
Sarah Carroll, Fred Negro, Wagons, Tides of Welcome Community Choir, Barb Waters, Wes & Horse, Suzannah Espie, Dr Pump, Merri Creek Primary School dancers
http://photos.timchuma.com/MelbourneBBQDay2006/

2007

Elvis 30th Anniversary
with Jane Dust, Tupeloettes, Little Sadie, Aintree Sweet, Kentucky Backroads, Tanya Lee’s R&Bs, Collard Greens & Gravy, Sarah Carroll & the Blue Moon Boys, Chautauqua, Henry Wagons, Four Men from Memphis (unseen), The Exotics (unseen)
Corner Hotel, Thursday 16th August 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/Elvis30thAnniversary/index.html

2008

Melbourne BBQ Day 2008
Ceres Environmental Park
Sunday, 7th December, 2008
with special guests Melbourne BBQ Orchestra, Dan Warner, Harrington Brothers, Ian Bland, Barb Waters, Bob Starkie, Charles Jenkins, Dave Larkin, Dr Pump, Sarah Carroll, Suzannah Espie, Adam Simmonds, Wagons, Fred Negro, Jimmy Clinkerfield, Wolfgramm Sisters
http://photos.timchuma.com/MelbourneBBQDay2008/index.html

Wagons
http://photos.timchuma.com/MelbourneBBQDay2008/photo92.html

2009

Wagons CD Preview
with M.C. Fee B-Squared, Princess One Point Five, QUA (DJ SET)
East Brunswick Club, Thursday 9th April 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/WagonsCDPreview090409/index.html

Wagons Goodtown CD Launch
with Felicity Groom, Whiskey Go Gos
Corner Hotel, Sunday 7th June 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/WagonsCDLaunch070609/index.html

JVG Radio Method RRR Radiothon Spectacular 2009
RRR Performance Space
with The Futuras, The Mercurials, Dr Pump, Big Kev, Pina Colada, Dale Lindrea, Liz Stringer, GO GO SAPIEN, Henry Wagons, Si Philanthropist, Large No. 12s, Charles Jenkins, Dan Warner & his big band
Sunday 23rd August 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/JVGRadiothon2009/index.html

2010

Long Gone Whistle CD Launch – A Tribute to Maurice Frawley
MC Brian Nankervis, Large Number 12s, The Frawleys, Billy Pommer Jnr, Clare Bowditch, Henry Wagons, Kasey Chambers, Paul Kelly, Dan Brodie, Dan Kelly, Tom Carolyn, Megan Washington, Tim Rogers, Billy Miller, Renee Geyer, Spencer P. Jones, Adalita, Tex Perkins, The Panics, Working Class Ringos
The Espy, Thursday 19th August 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/LongGoneWhistleCDLaunch/index.html

Clare Bowditch and Henry Wagons
http://photos.timchuma.com/LongGoneWhistleCDLaunch/photo64.html

2011

International Independant Record Store Day 2011
Basement Discs, Saturday 16th April 2011
with Charles Jenkins, Wolfgramm Sisters, The Spoils (Duo), Sarah Carroll, Chris Wilson, Sean MacMahon’s Western Union, Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, Little John, Abbie Cardwell and Her Leading Men, Jeff Lang, MCs Rebecca Barnard, Rusty Berther, Dave Graney, Henry Wagons
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Record-Store-Day-2011

Wagons
Basement Discs, Friday 6th May 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Wagons-06-05-11

Wagons Rumble, Shake and Tumble CD Launch
Forum Theatre, Saturday 16th July 2011
with MC Peter Escott, Teeth & Tongue, Puta Madre Brothers and special guests the DC3
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Wagons-CD-Launch-16-07-11

Queenscliff Music Festival 2011
November 25th – 27th 2011
Leah Flanagan, The Widowbirds, President Roots, Puta Madre Brothers, Pseudo Echo, The Herd, The Delta Riggs, Pete Denahy, The Sweethearts, Tides of Welcome choir with Dave Steel, Dead River Deeps, Wagons, The Cruel Sea, Brothers Grimm, Laine Lane, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Woody Pitney, The Plains, BOOM! BAP! POW!, Kimbra, WHATEM 2 CD Launch with Sarah Carroll, Chris Wilson, Hausfrau, Sophia Katos, Lash78, Dadhouse, Frente, Gypsy & the Cat, Bondi Cigars
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/QMF-2011/

2012

Wagons
with Dan Waters, The Nymphs
Caravan Music Club, Friday 9th March 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/Wagons-09-03-12

Raise the Roof – Pure Pop Records Benefit
with MC Ryan Coffey, Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk, Hamish Cowan, The Twoks, Henry Wagons, Archer, Alex Lashlie, Roesy, Paul Kelly, Pony Face, Davey Lane, Underground Lovers, Charles Jenkins, Ron Peno and Cam Butler, Stonefield, the Dark Lords
Prince Bandroom, Friday 11th May 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/Raise-the-Roof

Chris “Nothing but Nice Things” Album launch
with the Altmann Revue Band
and special guests Henry Wagons, Van Walker, Liz Stringer, Ange Boxall
Caravan Music Club, Saturday 1st December 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/Chris-Altman-Caravan-01-12-12

Chris “Nothing but Nice Things” Album launch
with the Altmann Revue Band
and special guests Henry Wagons, Suzannah Espie, Liz Stringer, Ange Boxall
John Curtin Bandroom, Friday 7th December 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/Chris-Altmann-John-Curtin-07-12-12

2013

Wagons Album Preview show
with Jemma and the Wise Young Ambitious Men, the Toot Toot Toots
Corner Hotel, Saturday 22nd June 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Wagons-Album-Preview-Show-22-06-13

A Nymphtastic Christmas
with the Nymphs, Henry Wagons, Cash Savage, James Kenyon, Mikelangelo and Saint Clare, Tracy McNeil and Luke Sinclair, Sweet Jean, Major Chord
Toff in Town, Wednesday 18th December 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013//Nymphtastic-Christmas-2013

2014

The Nymphs Farewell Show
with Lady Dee, The Rechords and special guests Cash Savage, Henry Wagons
Ding Dong Lounge, Friday 21st March 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Nymphs-Farewell-Show-21-03-14

Wagons “Acid Rain and Sugar Cane” Album Launch
with Fraser A Gorman, Johnny Fritz
The HiFi Bar, Saturday 7th June 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Wagons-Album-Launch-07-06-14

Wagons
with Broads
Caravan Music Club, Friday 8th August 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Wagons-Caravan-08-08-14

Out on the Weekend 2014
with Justin Townes Earl (unseen), Henry Wagons, Nikki Lane, Lindi Ortega, Jonny Fritz, Raised by Eagles, Ryan Bingham (unseen), Robert Ellis, The Delines, Chris Altmann, Emma Swift, The Morrissons
Seaworks, Saturday 18th October 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Out-on-the-Weekend-2014

2015

JVG Radiothon Spectacular 2015
with Stu Thomas, Ian Bland, Jemma and the Clifton Hillbillies, Liam Linley and Phil Gionfriddo, SKA Vendors, Dr Pump, Henry Wagons, Kylie Auldist, Davey Lane, Pete Ewing, Dan Warner
RRR Performance Space, Sunday 23rd August 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/JVG-Radiothon-2015

2016

Henry Wagons
with Lachlan Bryan
Caravan Music Club, Friday 11th November 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Henry-Wagons-Caravan-11-11-16

2019

Wagons 20th Anniversary
with Charlie Whitten and special guests Broads
Corner Hotel, Friday 15th February 2019

http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2019/Wagons-20th-Anniversary

Wagons “Songs from the Aftermath” Album Launch
with Gena Rose Bruce and guests
Croxton Bandroom, Friday 6th September 2019

http://photos.timchuma.com/zenphoto/2019/Wagons-Croxton-06-09-19/

MWF 2019: Sex Work on the Page

as part of the Melbourne Writers’ Festival 2019

Sun Sep 1st 2019, State Library Victoria, Isabella Fraser Room

with facilitator Jules Kim, Nadine Chemali, Fiona Patten, Nic Holas and Rita Therese

I was interested in this session as I follow a few sex workers on social media and even got asked by someone on Facebook to help look for someone as I was “familiar” with the sex industry. It should be fairly obvious by now my relationship with the industry, I have sex about once every two years if I am lucky.

I did follow one of the panel members but they blocked me and I can’t even fathom the reason, people just do a snap turn on Twitter and you can’t take it personally. Rita Therese talked about the need to curate herself so she did not turn off prospective clients and that she can’t promote causes as it will also distance some people from her.

The premise of the session was to discuss sex worker voices in print and the media. There was criticism from the audience Q&A that there weren’t enough currently working sex workers on the panel. There is a history with the MWF of them having an event around the “Invisible Women” book that included several SWERFs on the panel. Rita Therese said she had protested that event and now she is on a panel “suck it bitches!”

There was some discussion about the tragic incident in Sydney and it was a workplace death. Whenever someone is a sex worker and something happens to them that is the thing that is focussed upon by the media.

Nadine Chemali mentioned that we mainly hear from white sex workers and people of colour and those in marginalised communities are afraid to speak up as they are being persecuted. In a lot of cultures people are not open to speaking about sex. The many “massage” places around the place still have people who work at them and they are not heard from at all.

Nic Holas said he is out about his sex work and starring in hardcore porn, but not everyone at his work knows about it. He is more embarrassed from taking money from News Corp than working in porn. There was some discussion about short form writing and online outlets being more receptive to articles written by current sex workers, but if you work for a tabloid expect it to sensationalised.

Fiona Patten said she was outed as a former sex worker to her parents when someone faxed them the front page of a newspaper. She said she was the first former sex worker to serve in Victorian parliament “but many of my clients come before me”.  Fiona and Rita Therese both said they had supportive publishers in writing their books and Fiona always likes seeing new sex worker voices.

Jules Kim from the Scarlett Alliance and the member of the audience from Vixen Collective both spoke of the need to be more inclusive and did bring up the past controversies of panels about sex workers that did not have any sex workers on the panel.

There were some good recommendations of books written by sex workers but I did not take them down. I am sure the panellists will fill you in if you get in touch.

It was a good discussion with a lot of things covered. You can follow some of the panellists on social media or just a sex worker if you want a more interesting feed.

 

Links:

http://www.scarletalliance.org.au/

https://vixencollective.net/

https://www.facebook.com/femmocollective/

https://twitter.com/FionaPattenMLC

https://twitter.com/nicheholas

https://www.instagram.com/rita_therese__/

Rowdy, Tim, Fred and Tex

Commuity Cup 2002 – 2018

No camera for the first two years I attended:
http://timchuma.com/2003/communitycup2002.htm
http://timchuma.com/2003/communitycup2003.htm

Sacred Heart Mission Community Cup 2004
Junction Oval, St Kilda
Sunday, 27th June 2004
http://photos.timchuma.com/communitycup2004/index.htm

Sacred Heart Mission Community Cup 2005
Junction Oval, Sunday 26th June 2005
with The Almaboobies, Rebecca’s Empire, Weddings, Parties, Anything and Dallas Crane
http://photos.timchuma.com/CommunityCup2005/index.html

Ruck’n’Roll Pie Night
with The Cheats, The Twits, The Spazzys & Cosmic Psychos
The Esplanade Hotel
Saturday, 24th June 2006
http://photos.timchuma.com/RucknRollPieNight/index.html

Sacred Heart Mission Community Cup 2006
with Grant Hansen’s Big City Rock Band, The King City Seven, Dave Graney & Clare Moore, Matt Walker & Ashley Davies, The Meanies, Man’s Ruin Cheerleader
Junction Oval, St Kilda
Sunday, 25th June 2006
http://photos.timchuma.com/CommunityCup2006/index.html

Community Cup Training 2007
Arden St Oval, Wednesday 13th June 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/CCTraining2007/index.html

RRR/PBS Megahertz 10th Anniversary
with the Bowerbirds & British India (unseen)
Spanish Club, Wednesday, 20th June 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/Megahertz10thAnniversary/index.html

Sacred Heart Mission Community Cup 2007
with he RocKwiz Orchestra (with special guests), The Double Agents, Crystal Thomas & Les Fleurs Du Mal, Killer Birds, Bob Log III, Mach Pelican
Junction Oval, St Kilda
Sunday, 24th June 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/CommunityCup2007/index.html

Photo mosaics based on photos from the Community Cup from 2004 to 2007:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1275532-in-training
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1275612-rockdog
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1275680-tough-girls
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1275820-youre-under-arrest
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1275945-50-if-you-dont-mind-umpire
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1276027-hirstute
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1284113-killer-birds
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1284247-double-agents
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1284303-tim-squared
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1284390-meditation
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1284522-richard-and-jack
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1284626-kat-spazzy

Reclink Community Cup 2009
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 21st June 2009
with Jordie Lane, Dollsquad, Kram, Scared Weird Little Guys, Cosmic Psychos
special appearances by Espy Rockdogs & Megahertz Cheerleaders
http://photos.timchuma.com/CommunityCup2009/index.html

Espy Rockdogs Pie Night
with Buried Horses, The Level Spirits, Money for Rope, The Spazzys, Cosmic Psychos, The Nubiles, Oz Rock Karaoke, Fuck Fucks (unseen)
The Espy, Friday 25th June 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/EspyRockdogsPieNight2010/index.html

Reclink Community Cup 2010
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 27th June 2010
with Blue Lead, Money for Rope, Little Freddie and the Pops, Blackeyed Susans, The Living End, Nick Barker and the Reptiles
http://photos.timchuma.com/CommunityCup2010/index.html

Final Community Cup Training 2011
Elsternwick Park, Monday 20th June 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/CC-Training-20-06-11

Reclink Community Cup 2011
with Red Rockets of Borneo, The Mercy Kills, The Rebelles, Tumbleweed, You Am I, Barry Morgan
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 26th June 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Community-Cup-2011

Reclink Sydney Community Cup 2012
with Wolfpack, The Meanies, Celibate Rifles
Henson Park, Sunday 18th March 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/Sydney-Community-Cup-2012

Rockdogs Training
Ross Gregory Oval, Monday 11th June 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/Rockdogs-Training-11-06-12

Combined Community Cup Training
Elsternwick Park, Monday 18th June 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/Combined-Training-18-06-12

2012 Reclink Commmunity Cup
with Blue Ruin, Boomgates, Bunny Monroe, Drunk Mums
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 24th June 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/Community-Cup-2012

Combined Community Cup Training
Elsternwick Park, Monday 17th June 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Combined-Training-17-06-13

Reclink Community Cup 2013
with Justine Clarke and the Rebelles, Super Wild Horses, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Beasts of Bourbon
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 23rd June 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Community-Cup-2013

Reclink Community Cup 2014
with Elmo and friends, Fraser A Gorman, Smith St Band, Saskwatch, Painters and Dockers
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 22nd June 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Community-Cup-2014

Reclink Community Cup 2015
with Ally Spazzy Kiddyrock and the Cool Bananas, Pearls, Adalita, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Graveyard Train
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 21st June 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Community-Cup-2015

Reclink Community Cup 2016
with MCs Ms Emma Peel and Johnny Von Goes, Rhys Muldoon kids’ group with KRAM, Ash Naylor, Tim Rogers, The Sugarcanes, Loose Tooth, Ross Wilson, Total Giovani, Regurigtator
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 26th June 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Community-Cup-2016

Reclink Community Cup 2017
with MCs Ms Emma Peel and Johnny Von Goes, Murray Wiggle and Wally Meanie’s Bubblegum Machine, BoxWars, Jen Cloher
Victoria Park, Sunday 25th June 2017
https://www.facebook.com/pg/timchumaphotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2656554734371200

Reclink Community Cup 2018
with MCs Ms Emma Peel and Johnny Von Goes, Rudely Interrupted, The Cartridge Family
Victoria Park, Sunday 24th June 2018
https://www.facebook.com/pg/timchumaphotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2254507907909220

Sarah

10 years of the Union Hotel Brunswick

I know as a pub it has been around a lot longer, but I have been going to it to see gigs for 10 years now.

2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2019 / 2019

2008

Union Hotel Brunswick Launch
with Bluestone Junction, Sarah Carroll & Suzannah Espie, The Leisuremasters, The Futuras
Sunday 9th November 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/UHBLaunch091108/index.html

2009

Sarah Carroll and Andy Baylor
Saturday 20th June 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sarah200609/index.html

Sarah Carroll & Marcel Borrack
Saturday 22nd August 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sarah220809/index.html

Suzannah Espie and the Last Word
Sunday 15th November 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sunday151109/photo1.html

2010

Suzannah Espie & Chris Altman
Saturday 13th February 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/SuzannahChris130210/index.html

Sarah Carroll & Dan Warner
Thursday 11th March 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sarah110310/index.html

Prayerbabies
Monday 14th June 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/Prayerbabies140610/index.html

Jordie Lane and Matt Green
with special guest Leanna
Sunday 29th August 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/JordieLane290810/index.html

Sarah Caroll
with the Nice Guys (Marcel Borrack, Tim Fullerton, Chris Tabone)
Sunday 12th September 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sarah120910/index.html

Suzannah Espie & The Sensitive Strings
with Liz Stringer, Chris Altmann
Thursday 2nd December 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/SensitiveStrings021210/index.html

The Cartridge Family
Saturday 11th December 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/CartridgeFamily111210/index.html

2011

Suzannah Espie and the Last Word
with special guest Chris Altmann
Sunday 23rd January 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/Suzannah230111/index.html

Gleny Rae and her Brunswick Playboys
Saturday 19th February 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/GlenyRae190211/index.html

Sarah Carroll CD Launch
with the Psychadelic Wildmen, Marisa Quigley
Sunday 5th June 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Sarah-CD-Launch-05-06-11

Zoe K and the Shadow Katz
Sunday 7th August 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Zoe-Gleny-07-08-11

The Junes
Sunday 14th August 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Junes-14-08-11

Coral Lee & the Silver Scream
Sunday 9th October 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Coral-Lee-Silver-Scream-09-10-11

Cartridge Family
with Danny Butler
Saturday 5th November 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Cartridge-Family-05-11-11

2012

The Band Who Knew Too Much
with Chris Wilson
Thursday 26th January 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/BWKTM-UHB-26-01-12

2013

The Cartridge Family
Saturday 6th April 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Cartridge-Family-UHB-06-04-13

The Cartridge Family
Sunday 13th October 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Cartridge-Family-UHB-13-10-13

2014

Mick Daley’s Corporate Raiders
Sunday 9th Februrary 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Suzannah-Retreat-09-02-14

The Cartridge Family
Sunday 15th June 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Cartridge-Family-UHB-15-06-14

The Sideshow Brides Duo
Sunday 6th July 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/BWKTM-Spotted-Mallard-06-07-14

The Junes
Sunday 31st August 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Junes-UHB-31-08-14

Suzannah Espie and the Last Word
Sunday 7th September 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Sunday-07-09-14

Suzannah Espie and the Last Word
Sunday 21st September 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Sunday-21-09-14

2015

The Cartridge Family
Saturday 9th May 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Saturday-09-05-10

The Sideshow Brides
Sunday 10th May 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Sideshow-Brides-UHB-10-05-15

Dan Warner & Marcel Borrack
Sunday 24th May 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Dan-Marcel-UHB-24-05-15

Dan Warner and band
Sunday 27th June 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Dan-Warner-UHB-27-06-15

Leah Flanagan
Saturday 29th August 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Leah-Flanagan-UHB-29-08-15

New Year’s Eve 2015 with Suzannah Espie and the Last Word
with Native Plants and guests
Thursday 31st December 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/NYE-2015-Suzannah

2016

The Cartridge Family
Saturday 21st May 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Cartridge-Family-UHB-21-05-16

Dan Warner and the Night Parrots Band
Saturday 28th May 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Dan-Warner-UHB-28-05-16

Suzannah Espie and the Last Word
Saturday 23rd July 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Suzannah-UHB-23-07-16

Layla Jean/Davidson Brothers
Sunday 9th October 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/UHB-09-10-16

The Lairs
Sunday 30th October 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Lairs-UHB-30-10-16

Dan Warner & Marcel Borrack
Sunday 6th November
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Carcane-Album-Launch-06-11-16

Sarah Carroll and Sally Taylor
Sunday 13th November 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/BKTM-Spotted-Mallard-13-11-16

2017

Ian Bland and the Lamington Drive Orchestra
Sunday 30th April 2017
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2017/Ian-Bland-UHB-30-04-17

2018

Dan Warner and the Night Parrots Band
Saturday 1st December 2018
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2018/Dan-Warner-UHB-1-12-18

2019

An Arvo of Rockin’ Chicks at the Union
with Katie Bates, Alison Ferrier, Lucie Thorne, Tracy McNeil, Suzannah Espie
Sunday 10th March 2019
http://photos.timchuma.com/zenphoto/2019/Rockin-Women-UHB-10-03-19/

MICF 2019: Friendlyjordies presents John Howard Really Sucked

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019

Lithuanian Club, Friday 12th April 2019 (Late show)

Jordan Shanks stated in his show he does not really care about reviews and seeing as the show’s run sold out (this was a bonus show), but I just wanted to say a few words about it. The last thing I saw in the venue was the After Hours Cabaret Club which feature Memphis Mae pouring McDonalds nuggets all over herself.

As he said himself he is preaching to the choir in his show as he knows which end of the political spectrum he is delivering his message to. It was a very young audience and it is a fallacy that young people these days do not care about anything. They care about too much and having grown up with social media as a part of their lives they are right across important social and political issues as are discussed in the show.

One of the jokes in the show was that it is not just a stand up show. It is a long form version of one of Friendlyjordies’ YouTube videos where he gets to expand on one of the topics that he would usually do in a video.

The main premise of the show is exposing what at poor economic manager John Howard was of the economy with many twists and turns that go into explaining this. There was a detour back to the 1940s which I would have liked to see as a show of its’ own but I’m just weird.

The $1.3 Trillion figure that the Howard government cost Australia can’t have just come out of his arse, he must have gotten it somewhere. I can’t say I have heard it mentioned anywhere else, but then again I don’t really read the Financial Review or pay that much attention to financial advice.

Having the show on the day after the 2019 Federal Election was called added an extra something. Friendlyjordies knows his audience and also says he is not aligned with one side or the other.

What he does do is encourage the audience to get their apathetic friends to register to vote as the electoral roles close the day before Good Friday (18th April) and you have no business in complaining if you couldn’t be bothered to vote.

There were a lot of laughs in the show mixed in with the factoids. Some people laughed at oddly specific things, like the two women sitting next to me who laughed at the brand of make up in one slide.

The show was filmed by Luke their photographer/videographer and Sandi says they always use him. Not sure if they are going to release a DVD or it will just be used for promotion like the last time they were in Melbourne for a show.

He did take the opportunity to do some edge lord bullshit like the school shootings joke which amused him greatly as the audience took about a minute to decide if it was funny or not. Using dead soldiers at Kokoda as a punchline was pretty low also. I am sure he will not get any blowback for using ANZAC as a joke as he is not Muslim, a person or colour or female.

Cheap shots abound in this show, but they come and go so quickly they kind of blur into each other. A bit rich piling onto Yumi Stynes when everyone else in the mainstream media he claims to hate has done so too.

When I was looking to get into university the most popular course was Journalism at RMIT, to the point they made 4000 people a year sit the Journalism Entrance Test. I made it through to the interview stage that was for about 20 first year places. These days why would you even bother as there are many other ways to get your opinion out to the masses even if nobody reads it.

I do know some people in the media but mainly the good ones such as community radio or people I have known for a long time. I do sympathise with people from the Age who had to go work at the Australian. There are good people working at ABC 774 Melbourne as they used to be on RRR FM in Melbourne.

I would like to see Friendlyjordies do a guest spot on Biggsy’s show on RRR FM as they could have an informed chat on several topics of note.

He has done a video on Melbourne vs. Sydney since doing his show down here. I would like to see more of it outside of the usual tropes.

If you have missed the show’s Melbourne run then you are too late since it has already sold out. Other state hopefully in the future.

In all a good economics lecture and political history lesson with the “cool teacher” from your high school who let you swear in class and call him by his first name.

Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne 2006 – 2018

2006
====
with Lola Cherry Cola
20th December 2006
http://photos.timchuma.com/DrSketchy201206/

2007
====
with Carla from the Town Bikes
31st May 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/DrSketchy310507/

Lolly Belle Voodoo Trash Dolls
Wednesday 29th August 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/DrSketchy290807/

Sarah Lea Cheesecake
Christmas windows edition, 6th December 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/DrSketchy061207/

with the Diamond Dolls
19th December 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/DrSketchy191207/

2008
====

with Kelly Ann Doll
Wednesday 25th June 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/DrSketchy250608/

2009
====

with Lil’ Thelma Thunderbird
29th April 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/DrSketchy290409/

with Leia and Sarah Lea Cheesecake
20th September 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/DrSketchy200909/index.html

2010
====

with Bombshell Becky Lou
30th May 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/DrSketchy300510/index.html

Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne 4th Birthday
MC Molly Jean Morrison, Rosy Rabbit, Cath Jamison, Miss Honey Pot, The Town Bikes, The Huw Joseph Experience
Order of Melbourne, Saturday July 17th 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/DrSketchy4thBirthday/index.html

with Lux St Sin
Sunday 29th August 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/DrSketchy290810/index.html

with Dolores Daiquiri
Sunday 19th December 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/DrSketchy191210/index.html

2011
====

Rites of Passage Festvial 2011
Tattoo Convention & Arts Festival
Royal Exhibtion Building, Saturday January 29th 2011
with Jess McAvoy, Capoeira Muzenza, Optamus, Miss Honey Pot, Betty Blood, Spencer P Jones, Jordie Lane, Dr Sketchys, Bertie Page Clinic
http://photos.timchuma.com/RitesofPassage2011/index.html

with Betty Blood
Order of Melbourne, Sunday 27th March 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/DrSketchy270311/index.html

with Poppy Cherry
Order of Melbourne, Sunday 29th May 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/DrSketchys290511/

Dr Sketchys tribute to Barbarella starring Rosy Rabbit
Toff in Town, Sunday 28th August 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Dr-Sketchys-28-08-11

Chase the Dragon with Lux St Sin
Toff in Town, Sunday 25th September 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Dr-Sketchys-25-09-11

Sexy Death by Cleave & Daly
Toff in Town, Sunday 30th October 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Dr-Sketchys-30-10-11


2012

====

with Captain Kidd and Lilikoi Kaos
The Famous Spiegeltent, Monday 13th February 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/Dr-Sketchy-Spiegeltent-13-02-12

with Frankie Valentine
Toff in Town, Sunday 29th April 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/Dr-Sketchy-29-04-12

with Sveta Dobranoch/Simoncee Page Jones
Toff in Town, Sunday 27th May 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/Dr-Sketchys-27-05-12

with Bijou Lala
Toff in Town, Sunday 4th November 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/Dr-Sketchys-04-11-12

2013
====

with the Caesar Twins
The Famous Speigeltent, Thursday 14th February 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Dr-Sketchys-Speigeltent-14-02-13

with CASUS
The Famous Speigeltent, Saturday 9th March 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Dr-Sketchys-Speigeltent-09-03-13

with Gypsy Wood and Ali McGregor
The Famous Speigeltent, Saturday 13th April 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Dr-Sketchy-Spiegeltent-13-04-13

Anything Goes with Evie Red’s (BIG) Ruby Lips
Toff in Town, Sunday 28th April 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Dr-Sketchys-28-04-13

Fire & Ice with Lux St Sin
Toff in Town, Sunday 26th May 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Dr-Sketchys-26-05-13

Tribal Dirt with Miss Jane
Toff in Town, Sunday 30th June 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Dr-Sketchys-30-06-13

Dr Sketchys! In! Spaaaaaace!
with Lola Ramone
Toff in Town, Sunday 25th August 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Dr-Sketchys-25-08-13

The Wives of Henry VIII with reigning Princess of Burlesque, Strawberry Siren
The Toff in Town, Sunday 27th October 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Dr-Sketchys-27-10-13

2014
====

with Stella Angelico
Toff in Town, Sunday 12th January 2014
(photos deleted from site by request)

Virgins and Mermaids with Nelli Scarlet
Toff in Town, Sunday 23rd February 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Dr-Sketchys-23-02-12

Dr Sketchy’s Roman Vision
at Viva L’Italia Family Day as part of the Rome: Piranesi’s Vision exhibiton
State Library of Victoria, Sunday 13th April 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Dr-Sketchys-SLV-13-04-14

The Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Marching Band – with Bijou Lala
Toff in Town, Sunday 25th May 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Dr-Sketchys-25-05-14

Dr Sketchys Melbourne 8th Birthday
with Tanzer
Toff in Town, Sunday 29th June 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Dr-Sketchys-8th-Birthday

Dr Sketchys and the Sideshow Scallywag
with Little Laa Laa
Toff in Town, Sunday 27th July 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Dr-Sketchys-27-07-14

Dr Sketchy’s Disco! Sunday Afternoon Fever with Anna Lumb!
Toff in Town, Sunday 28th September 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Dr-Sketchys-28-09-14

Ghoulish Grindhouse & Scary Sketching with Betty Blood
Toff in Town, Sunday 26th October 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Dr-Sketchys-26-10-14

2015
====

Dr Sketchy’s 2015 season launch with Honey B Goode
Toff in Town, Sunday 22nd February 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Dr-Sketchy-22-02-15

Dr Sketchy’s and Holly Durant the dancing siren
Toff in Town, Sunday 29th March 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Dr-Sketchys-29-03-15

Dr Sketchys with Miss Jane Doe
Toff in Town, Sunday 26th April 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Dr-Sketchys-26-04-15

Dr Sketchy’s and the Greek Myth
with Vesper White
Toff in Town, Sunday 31st May 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Dr-Sketchys-31-05-15

Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne 9th Birthday and RIP
with Tanzer, Agent Cleave, Lilikoi Kaos, Mel, Logan
Toff in Town, Sunday 28th June 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Dr-Sketchys-28-06-15

2016
====

Dr Sketchys – The Rebirth
Featuring designs by Sex Cake Monster, modelled by Gem and Fox
BeinArt Gallery, Sunday 12th June 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Dr-Sketchys-Rebirth-12-06-16

Strutt’s sketching studio event
Heroes and villains: Strutt’s Australia
State Library Victoria, Friday 23rd September 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Dr-Sketchys-SLV-23-09-16

BAM BAM premieres at Dr Sketchy’s
BeinArt Gallery, Sunday 23rd October 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Dr-Sketchys-23-10-16

2018
====

with Agent Cleave & Dandrogyny
24 Moons Bar, 12th July 2018
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10156538404052863&type=3

with Catherine Deveny, Brendan Maclean, Ashleigh Young, Sabrina D’Angelo
Melbourne Writers Festival 2018
Mission to Seafarers, 26th August 2018
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10156646877147863&type=3

A Bohemian Birthday Bash
Description: with Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne, Sugar Fed Leopards
The Moat, Wednesday 14th November 2018
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2018/Bohemian-Birthday-Bash

Greyhound Hotel – All the gigs I went to*

* – those that I have a verified record of at least.

2001 | 2002 | 2003
| 2004 | 2005 | 2006
|
2007 | 2008 | 2009

2001

The Starliners & Cabana Smoothie Karaoke
26/5/01

Twits Karaoke
9/9/2001

http://twitsgivemetheshits.timchuma.com/twitskaraoke.htm

2002

Fred Negro & Steve Prictor’s Karaoke
20/01/2002

The Gamma Rays
26/02/2002

Fred & Steve’s Karaoke
27/01/2002

2003

The Prayerbabies
30/04/2003

http://photos.timchuma.com/prayerbabies/index.htm

Prayerbabies & South of the River Community Choir
Thursday 18th December 2003

http://timchuma.com/2003/prayerbabies&choir.htm

Red Hot Poker Dots
26/04/2003

2004

Reopening of the Greyhound Hotel Band room
Featuring Prayerbabies, Violent Mood Swings, GUT, The Exotics, Gamma Rays,
Speed Demons & The Fuck Fucks
26/02/2004

http://photos.timchuma.com/ghbandroom/index.htm

2005

New Year’s Day 2005 Recovery at the Greyhound
with the Gamma Rays, Shonkytonk, Vaginabillies & Sin City (unseen)
http://photos.timchuma.com/NewYearsDay2005/index.html

Suzannah Espie & The Last Word
Sunday, 29th May, 2005

http://photos.timchuma.com/SELWGreyhoundHotel/index.html

P-TEX Christmas Show 2005
Saturday, 17th December, 2005

http://photos.timchuma.com/PTEXChristmasShow2005/index.html

2006

Rock’n’Roll Wrestling
Friday, 13th January, 2006

http://photos.timchuma.com/RocknRollWrestling/index.html

Hard Drive Bluegrass
Sunday, 22nd January 2006

http://photos.timchuma.com/HDBDMDD220106/index.html

Coreyoke for Corey’s Birthday
Sunday, 5th February, 2006

http://photos.timchuma.com/Coreyoke/index.html

Mrs Wainright
Sunday, 2nd April, 2006

http://photos.timchuma.com/MrsWainright020406/index.html

Slim Whittle’s Country Killed
Sunday, 30th April, 2006

http://photos.timchuma.com/SlimWhittle300406/

Suzannah Espie & The Last Word (special guest Jeff Lang)
Sunday 9th July 2006

http://photos.timchuma.com/SweetFeliciaBenefit/photos/photo45.html

Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Tribute
with the Maryhillbillys Trio, the Paddy Chong Orchestra, CW Stoneking, Tony
Shaw, Dave Last
Thursday, 17th August 2006

http://photos.timchuma.com/HeartbreakHotelElvisTribute/index.html

The Twits vs. Rock’n’Roll Wrestling
Friday, 13th October 2006
http://twitsgivemetheshits.timchuma.com/RocknRollWrestling/index.html

Kooky Karaoke
Sunday, 5th November 2006

http://photos.timchuma.com/KK051106/index.html

Dragaoke
Sunday, 10th December 2006
hosted by Frederica 100% Negro and Janelle down the Pint
featuring performances by Alicia, Damian, Jack, Justine,Mrs Mitchell, Lucy,
Mia, Margarine, Nick and Tiffany
http://photos.timchuma.com/Dragaoke/index.html

Fuck Fucks XMAS Show 2006
with Brothel & The Hybernators
Friday, 22nd December 2006
http://photos.timchuma.com/FuckFucksXMAS2006/index.html

2007

Suzannah Espie & the Last Word, Kooky Karaoke
with special guest Matt Walker
Sunday, 21st January 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sunday210107/index.html

Rock & Roll Wrestling
with the Twits
Friday, 9th February 2007
http://twitsgivemetheshits.timchuma.com/RnRWrestling090207/index.html

The Detonators
Saturday, 10th February 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/Detonators100207/index.html

X
with Killer Birds and Cold Harbour
Friday, 9th March 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/XGH090307/

2007 Karaoke Oscars
Sunday, 11th March 2007
Hosted by Fred Negro and Johnny Down the Pint
Singers: George E Bean, Deb & Peter, Ewan, Bongo Womble, Amanda, Carla,
Jeff the Butcher, Melinda, Frank Lee Earnest, Dale
http://photos.timchuma.com/KaraokeOscars/index.html

Sunday night, Monday morning early
Jesse Bates’ Birthday
with various supports
http://photos.timchuma.com/JesseBatesBDay/

23rd March 2007
Bittersweet Kicks, Speed Demons, The Hybernators, Box Wars, Fuck Fucks
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound230307/

Sarah Carroll & the Unconscious Brothers
with special guests Suzannah Espie & Dan Warner
Sunday, 15th April 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/SCRUBS150407/index.html

Wayward Fancies & Fingerbone Bill
Sunday, 3rd June 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/WFFBBGH030607/index.html

The Brown Brothers, Maryhillbillys
Sunday 16th September 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound160907/index.html

The Re-mains
with Bec and Den Hanrahan
Thursday 11th October 2007

The Hybernators
with Catgut Mary, Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows
Friday 16th November 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/Hybernators161107/index.html

Gleny Rae and Her Tamworth Playboys
Thursday 22nd December 2007

http://photos.timchuma.com/GlenyRae221107/index.html

2008

Chuck’s Wagon, Prayerbabies, Toby’s last Karaoke
Sunday 10th February 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound100208/index.html

Sin City
with On The Prowl, Loveslaps
22nd February 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/SinCity220208/index.html

The Paesanos, The Joelenes
Sunday 13th January 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sunday130108/index.html

The Band Who Knew Too Much
Sunday 2nd March 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/BWKTM020308/index.html

Ghost Mountain, The Dirt
16th March 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sunday160308/index.html

Karaoke Oscars 2008
Sunday 23rd March 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/KaraokeOscars2008/index.html

The Re-mains
with Fireside Bellows
Thursday 27th March 2008

The Double Agents
Saturday 5th April 2008

http://photos.timchuma.com/EggsDoubleAgents050408/photo12.html

Dezperados CD Launch
with the Large No. 12’s
Saturday 12th April 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/DezperadosCDLaunch120408/index.html

Suzannah Espie & the Last Word
Sunday 22nd June 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Suzannah220608/index.html

Rob Luckey & the Lucky Bastards
Sunday 6th July 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/RobLuckey060708/index.html

You Yangs
Thursday 24th July 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/YouYangs240708/index.html

The Stetson Family, The Snowdroppers, Kooky Karaoke
Sunday 17th August 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound170808/index.html

Crackwhore, Kamikaze, Killerbirds
Friday 22nd August 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound220808/index.html

Kooky Karaoke
Sunday 24th August 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sunday240808/photo16.html

HOSS
with Imperial Leatherman
Friday 19th September 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound190908/index.html

Grand Final Eve 2008
Kretch, The Hybernators, Sons of Lee Marvin
Friday 26th September 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/GrandFinalEve2008/index.html

The Flyin’ Saucers, Brigitte Handley and the Dark Shadows
Sunday 2nd November 2008

Kooky Karaoke’s 12th Birthday
with the Kaos Orchestra, special guests
Sunday 2nd November 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound021108/index.html

Nici Blue Eyes, The Snowdroppers, Kooky Karaoke
Greyhound Hotel, Sunday 16th November 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound161108/index.html

Fuck Fucks Barrels by Candlelight 2008
with Cold Harbour
Saturday 13th December 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound131208/

Mal Webb, Sarah Carroll, Bakersfield Glee Club, Waz E. James Band, The Junes
Pure Pop Records/The Greyhound/St Kilda Bowling Club
Sunday 21st December 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sunday211208/index.html

2009

Chuck’s Wagon
with Den Hanrahan
Sunday 4th January 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound040109/index.html

Kooky Karaoke
Sunday 11th January 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/KookyKaraoke110109/index.html

Runaway Boys, Greasy Hawaiians, Flyin’ Saucers, Kooky Karaoke
Sunday 25th January 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound250109/index.html

The Band Who Knew Too Much
Sunday 8th February 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound080209/index.html

Hornswagglers, Brigette Handley & the Dark Shadows, the Hybernators
Sunday 15th March 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound150309/index.html

Bittersweet Kicks, Molten Universe
Friday 27th March 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Greyhound270309/index.html

StrapOnEoke
Sunday 23rd August 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/StrapOnEoke/index.html

MIFF 2016: Monsieur Mayonnaise (2016)

Director: Trevor Graham
Featuring: Mirka Mora, Phillipe Mora, Georges Mora, Marcel Marceau (archival footage), Hitler (archival footage)

https://www.facebook.com/monsieurmayonnaise/

In this documentary we follow Phillipe Mora as he retraces the history of his family through World War II and before while painting the scenes for a graphic novel about his families’ experiences and finding out things he never knew before.
During the Q&A after the film the director said he did know some of the things that Phillipe was going to find out beforehand, but he wanted his genuine reactions on film when he found out things so he did not tell him exactly what to expect.

Mirka Mora is also interviewed throughout the film and reveals some surprising things about why she paints a lot of ducks and birds (phallic symbols) and the significance of fences in her works that they represent the people left behind in the camps after she was rescued.

Phillipe Mora’s film career is covered including his debut at Cannes that caused a commotion for “humanising” Hitler with colour close up footage of him sourced from the CIA archives. I knew that he had directed the Howling III and Mad Dog Morgan with Dennis Hopper but not the other movies.

There are some very touching scenes with Phillipe meeting one of the children rescued by his father and the daughter of the family who sheltered his mother’s family during WWII. As he said he had to make the film as the original witnesses were starting to get thin on the ground.

When the story gets into Phillipe’s fathers work with the French Resistance it is also very interesting as it turned out Georges Mora worked with Marcel Marceau on some operations involving rescuing children from the Nazis. While they may have had differences in their mayonnaise recipes, their work with the children was never in doubt.

Marcel Marceau was Phillipe’s godfather and a frequent visitor of the family when they were in Australia. Phillipe thought he was a “weirdo” when he was younger due to him wanting to rub the left over olive oil all over himself whenever they had a salad. He did get to know him when he was older and they became good friends.

I don’t actually know when the graphic novel featured in the story is coming out as it is not mentioned in the documentary or during the Q&A afterwards. I am sure it will do very well when it is released.

There was a question of how Mirka Mora’s family was released from the camp when only 100 other people managed to be released. The answer was the French resistance was involved falsifying documents and also the Nazi officials where receptive to bribes.
This was a really enjoyable and interesting documentary about a family I had heard a lot about but didn’t really know their history. As Phillipe and the director said they had wanted to make a story together on the topic before, but didn’t want it to be so serious you would come out of the experience depressed.

The screening I saw it at was the world premiere with a lot of the family in attendance including Mirka Mora who got a lot of applause for yelling out and waving her bouquet around.

It was quite a shame that this documentary did not get a presale into television in Australia and had to be backed by a TV station in France, but they recognise the importance of their history.

MIFF 2016: Film shortlist

Based on my first read through of the program without having any limtations for screening times or fitting on an E-Mini Pass added.

Might actually reschedule some of these to see at Cinema Nova after the festival after the festival as a lot of them are screening there.

High Rise
The Neon Demon
The Handmaiden
Heart of a Dog
Lo and Behold: Reveries of a Connected World
Neon Bull
Clash
How Heavy This Hammer
Operation Avalanche
Girl Asleep
Monsieur Mayonaise
Destination Arnold
Three
Right Now, Wrong Then
Office
Tokyo Story
Smorgasboard
Which Way to the Front?
The Big Mouth
Jerry Lewis: The King of Comedy
Kedi
The Lovers and the Despot
The Eagle Huntress
The Lost Arcade
Zero Days
Tickled
Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie
Don’t Bloml: Robert Frank
National Bird
Notes on Blindness
The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe
Miss Sharon Jones!
Meal Tickets
The American Epic Sessions
Ella
Kubo and the Two Strings
Long Way North
Our Huff and Puff Journey
The Red Turtle
NUTS!
Seoul Station
The Love Witch
Train to Busan
Phantasm: Remastered
The Lure
Bugs
WTF Shorts
Animation Shorts