Some lovely reviews from my limited Adelaide run of Gaypocalypse have come in. You can read the full review by clicking on the pull quote text. Yes, I snigger every time I think of pull quotes. I also imagine someone trying to give a wristie to a sentence, which is weird. (Full text of all reviews also available after the jump)
This week we have one of my absolute comedy idols, and a frequent guest at The Shelf, the hysterical Tony Martin is on my team. We're joined by Kate Miller-Heidke, who is about to release her crowd-funded album O, Vertigo. I've heard an advance copy, and it is brilliant. Great pop, with those unmistakable acrobatic vocals. There are some fascinating collaborations on this album as well, including Megan Washington and Drapht. A particular highlight for me was Share Your Air featuring Passenger.
Josh Davis aka DJ Shadow is one of the most influential figures in music. His 1996 debut album Endtroducing... is in the Guiness Book of World Records as the world's first completely sampled album.
Ricki-Lee is one of my totes besties, and the force behind such huge hits as Raining Diamonds, Do It Like That and the international club sensation Can't Touch It (as featured on the Sex and the City 2 Soundtrack and trailer)
This week Josh, Ella and I are joined by Dave O'Neil, who has been on the show more than any of us, South African born and now New Zealand based comedian Urzila Carlson, entertainment journalist Nadia Salemme, and legend of Aussie Rock, Sean Kelly from The Models. Also featured on the show are musicians Tjupurru and Efiq Zulfiqar.
I was quite excited to meet Sean Kelly, because I was a bit of a fan of The Models back in the day. When Kate Ceberano was their back up singer and drummer Barton Price had an uber-mullet. Sean confessed to us on the set that he didn't remember much of what happened in the 80s with bands like INXS, but he is pretty sure there weren't quite so many topless women wandering around, as there seemed to be in the Never Tear Us Apart mini-series.
Wendy Hargreaves runs the 5 of the Best website, and I was meant to do something deliciously indulgent for her, like 5 of the Best Mocktails or 5 of the Best French Toasts in Melbourne, but instead I went another way. Thankfully her passion for indulgence overflows to her contributors, and she let me get away with this extremely off-topic top five. Hopefully this helps other people stuck on the seemingly endless diet treadmill.