I'm taking advantage of my guest spot here on the Grieve list by introducing you to one of Australia's finest storytellers Mr. Paul Kelly.
A true Aussie icon, and indisputably the jewel in the crown of home grown artists, in my eyes. Fact or fiction, his writing has the ability to lift you from the darkest of depths or bring you to tears with honesty and realism that cuts to the bone.
This weeks track is fairly ambiguous from the listeners seat - as the character opens up to his child about his relationship with his Mother.
Personally it takes me back to the loss of my own Mother, when I was six.
Coming from a solid Catholic family - my family had decided it was all to much for a child of my age to attend the service. I understand my fathers cup was full and everyone makes their best decision at the time...
In my later years,however, I can't help but feel a little hurt that I didn't get the chance to say goodbye.
Perhaps one day we will have a father and son chat about this - Maybe some of you can relate.
You can learn more about Paul Kelly here:
About the Curator - Chris Mccann
Drawn to music from an early age, Chris' first album was The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations, a record he'd spent weeks saving up his pocket money for. Now after many years of second hand vinyl markets and countless concerts and festivals, Chris a painter and decorator by day, continues to chase the dragon for that next cool music discovery. Raised in Brisbane and now operating out of Noosa on Australia's sunshine coast, you can learn more about Chris at https://www.noosadecorating.com/
25 September 2021
Why write a song reflecting on the suicide of a beloved friend? Why send it out into the world? What purpose does that serve? Ever since Gerhardt reached out and sent me this beautiful track, I’ve been reflecting on those questions – and while I don’t have an answer, I have an idea of one…
13 April 2021
I was feeling sad – and I know why, but damn it’s so hard at times.
I’ve sat and watched as circumstance came in and deconstructed my defences one by one – constant pain leading to lack of sleep to lack of writing to lack of self care to lack of confidence to lack of hope to – STOP!
31 March 2021
There’s this idea in life that just because you know a thing it makes it easier to deal with.
Like sitting down with a therapist, driving through your history until you find the behavior that causes you, many years later, to run away from connection or drink too much or insist on cleaning everything 3 times.
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the Dark Forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top, they would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
As a psychology graduate I studied how sound affects human performance.
As a musician I compose instrumental music that stimulates your brain but doesn't mess with your language centers, leaving you free to be creative and brilliant without distraction.
As the founder of musicto I’m on a mission to build a global creator community that collaborates through music. You can learn more about our community here.