Originally named “Skunk” when forming, to reference Ska and Funk their major influences, Warrick Scott and brothers Michael and Dean Sutherland came together in 1991, in Sydney Australia. In 1992, more brothers Aya and Del Larkin joined the band as vocalists (Lead and Rap). At that point the band changed their name to “Skunkhour”, after the Robert Lowell poem of the same name, Skunkhour. Officially disbanding in 2001, occasionally the band play at concerts and festivals.
What would it take? What would it take to live your life, your way? Are you the only thing standing in your way?
What if it wasn’t all this other stuff or people? What if, you just got out of your own way? And said, fuck it, I am scared, I don’t know what I am doing, and I am going to do it anyway.
When you realise you are the only thing holding you back from your dreams, you can deal with that. I know what it is now, so I just have to learn, how to be different, for real, not just positive thinking, which helps, for a while, but not forever.
“Kick in the door, to the world your waiting for, it could be yours, do you ever wish for more?”
So what’s the door in your way? I am kicking in one door at a time, each time it is better than before, each time, it is easier. Becoming a practiced skill, less and less effort required, soon, I will be opening doors instead of kicking them in.
Written under a full moon, why not?
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About the Curator: Erin Murray
Erin, a Mother of 1 little man and wife to 1 big man has learnt much about herself in the past few years. After moving from the city to the bush (near the Ocean), there weren’t as many distractions as she had become accustomed to, in a smaller community she lost her anonymity and slowly began to become aware of herself, her feelings, the life she had created for herself and her relationships with others. Seeking change from the feelings and behaviors which had become her normal, she sought out methods to do just that. Slowly at first, then a bit more and a bit more she is becoming aware of what she actually wants for herself and has begun removing the things that aren’t that, inside and out. Learning about faith (not religionJ), fun and how to be gentle with herself and others along the way.