Archive | December, 2012

End of the preorder campaign

27 Dec

Drive West Today’s 2012 wrap up

22 Dec

DWT had the most prolific year ever in 2012 with 15 concerts, some tours of mainland Australia and Europe and two mini-albums released.

I gotta say that the gig where I played best was the NOW now concert in August, but unfortunately there is no recording … it is slowly flowing out into the stars, mingled with other noise from Sydney at that time.

Some other highlight gigs this year were

the Pontevedra gig in Galicia, Spain, where I met some absolutely lovely people and played to a very attentive crowd

the recent gig in Hobart where I played with Matt Warren in a sort-of impromptu arrangement – the first gig of the Hovering Waitresses.

A concert in May at the Moonah Arts Centre where I worked in some sports commentary from a Carlton Blues game which worked a TREAT!!

I’d like to thank all the people I played with on various tours and whatnot, people who helped gigs happen and people who came and told me they liked my music! Met some rad people and had a blast. Big thanks to the beautiful Nadine Kessler for supporting me and making great tour posters. xxoo

2013 starts with an exciting gig where I will be playing with cartoonist Chris Downes as he draws the images for a ghost/horror story at the Rosny Barn as part of MONA FOMA 2013 … hopefully as an artist at the festival I can sidle up to David Byrne and get someone to take a sneaky pic when I hug him by stealth!!

thanks guys!!!

jxo

18 Dec

Here’s an article in Arts Hub which … is slightly fictional in its factual … but reminded me of the video above that I’d forgotten about. It comes from a Sydney performance that I did in 2011 of the ongoing Acousmatic Ecology series … which is a style of playing that I developed over some years.

The Hovering Waitresses

3 Dec

Sound Klub 7 was held at Inflight Art Gallery on Friday the 30th November. Matt Warren of mumble(speak) and Josh Santospirito of Drive West Today played together for the first time as the Hovering Waitresses

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Listen to their set here – ethereal, beautiful … and slightly disturbed.

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Drive West Today tour

3 Dec

NSW/ACT tour

Sleuth – The Academic

1 Dec

I have taken down the Sleuth exhibition today – it has hung for a month and the Closing night concert – Sound Klub 7 was a bit of a smash hit – grateful to all who helped and to Reuben Ingall, Paul Heslin, Matt Warren and Nick McCorriston for performing!

This is The Academic from the Sleuth series.
He’s kind of a cipher for me … reading books trying to comprehend Australian things in an overly poetic and slightly unintelligible manner.

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