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Stories from the Gold Coast

Jul 22, 2020

Matt Eaton takes us back to his teenage years at Keebra State High School in the early 80's. You know...those awkward years negotiating puberty, love and the opposite sex. The story ends on New Years Eve 1981 in the heart of Surfer's Paradise. I'll let you discover what happens.

I supply a slightly cheesy 'John Hughes'...


Mar 5, 2020

Sean Flanagan, aka Flan, delivered this story only a few hours after the death of his Father. For a guy best known for making people laugh, this story explores the power of love and family in facing sickness and death. The music is largely improvised over a number of pre prepared themes. Sean and myself never...


Feb 24, 2020

Amy McDonald recounts her hilarious experience at a volunteers training day for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. There are a classic cast of characters, from the Canadian training staff to 'Itchy Guy' and one very special character steers the story into almost calamitous sequence of events. Introducing...


Jan 31, 2020

Lystra Bisschop delivers a personal story about facing death and finding the cure. It is a testament to making brave life choices and gives truth to surfing as a healing practise. 

I play the bass and concert flutes and use a loop station to create a breathy, ethereal sound design to support Lystra's narrative and Bern...


Jan 28, 2020

Tim Baker performs his slam-poem story 'A Surfer's Paradise'. It explores his move to the Gold Coast as young surf writer, the initial disconnect and the growing love for the GC over the decades. The music is inspired by Gansta rap, surf rock and the jangly, muted guitar stylings of Ernest Ranglin.

Fletch (aka Cold...