There's Nothing Like Australia

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After 10 days of soaking up the music and culture of Australia, I’ve made lots of new friends and been completely inspired by all the amazing music. I’m back in Los Angeles now, but not nearly done reporting and posting footage from the trip.
My weekly radio show is TONIGHT at 12-3am in LA (or 6-9pm in AUS) on 89.9fm KCRW, or worldwide from www.KCRW.com.
Tonight’s show is 100% Aussie artists - learn (and love) folks like THE RED EYES, JONTI, ARI ROZE, C.W. STONEKING, CUMBIA COSMONAUTS, MARK PRITCHARD, ANDRAS FOX, KATIE NOONAN, GHOUL, MAX MERRITT & THE METEORS, MISTA SAVONA, LANEOUS & THE FAMILY YAH, DEREB THE AMBASSADOR, MY DISCO, THE RAAH PROJECT, LANU, THE BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE, LISA MILLER, THE CACTUS CHANNEL and many more…

After 10 days of soaking up the music and culture of Australia, I’ve made lots of new friends and been completely inspired by all the amazing music. I’m back in Los Angeles now, but not nearly done reporting and posting footage from the trip.

My weekly radio show is TONIGHT at 12-3am in LA (or 6-9pm in AUS) on 89.9fm KCRW, or worldwide from www.KCRW.com.

Tonight’s show is 100% Aussie artists - learn (and love) folks like THE RED EYES, JONTI, ARI ROZE, C.W. STONEKING, CUMBIA COSMONAUTS, MARK PRITCHARD, ANDRAS FOX, KATIE NOONAN, GHOUL, MAX MERRITT & THE METEORS, MISTA SAVONA, LANEOUS & THE FAMILY YAH, DEREB THE AMBASSADOR, MY DISCO, THE RAAH PROJECT, LANU, THE BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE, LISA MILLER, THE CACTUS CHANNEL and many more…

Chris Gill of Northside records was kind enough to keep the store open a bit longer on Sunday so I could finish record shopping on my last day in Melbourne. He and Jake Savona were hanging out waiting for me, and Jake pulled out his melodica…

When Tourism Australia first contacted me to start planning the trip, they were used to dealing with reporters in the traditional sense, people who were there to report on a specific event or story. It didn’t take long for them to get on board, and break the mold of past experiences to allow for this musical discovery mission I would be on.

This clip is a prime example of what must happen when dealing in the mystical world of artists. Australia was to be my muse and I, like an artist, had to allow myself to be guided by the moments that happen in between ”plans”.

I was with “Mista” Jake Savona, recording emcee Mantra in a loft-style overdub studio in Brunswick. We were steppin out to go eat and this girl was in the stairwell working on a tune. Jake and I looked at each other at the bottom of the stairs and both thought the same thing. We walked back up and asked if she wouldn’t mind playing for us what she was working on. Brothers and sisters, meet Kiki Wilmot.

So yeah yall, "Mista" Jake Savona and I ran around Fitzroy last night, checking 3 bands at 3 different venues: LANEOUS & THE FAMILY YAH @ Evelyn Hotel, BOMBAY ROYALE @ Bar Open, and COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS (w/ KYLIE AULDIST) @ The Night Cat …whew!

Here’s another one of the acappellas I recorded in last night’s musical haze, this one is a very special and personal tune by Tru Thoughts recording artist KYLIE AULDIST, recorded on the street behind The Night Cat at about 2:30am.

SO much to do today! I’m off to record a rehearsal with CUMBIA COSMONAUTS, then off to record a sessions with MISTA SAVONA with VIDA SUNSHYNE, then hang with LANCE (aka LANU) of THE BAMBOOS (Tru Thoughts). Tonight I’m running between concerts by COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS, LANEOUS & THE FAMILY YAH, and an amazing Bollywood band - all at different venues… WISH ME LUCK!