Ok troops! This is my manifesto for the concert for Radio National this Friday 2nd December at midday onwards outside the ABC studios in Harris St, Ultimo.
I'm not an event co-ordinator, I am a singer songwriter and single mum with two kids and I'm driving from Candelo to Sydney on Thursday night and Friday morn, and arriving in the driveway out the front of ABC studios Ultimo with my guitar and small girls at midday, and I'm going to start to sing. I'm hoping a few people come and join in... But I'm not going to tell you what to do.. If you have gathered a group of people and written a huge song for Radio National, do it! If you want to play some songs they featured on air, do it! If you are a great listener of the station, come and listen, gather and talk.. Bring a cushion? Bring your neighbour? Take the day off work and come and join in! It's worth it! My idea is that we are celebrating and defending a station and its programming that we love and need. If you are great at making posters and tshirts, well that's flamin cool. Do what you do best to show your appreciation and protection of Radio National Music. It is the only national exposure for an Australian artist who's art is outside of the mainstream, and we must defend it. It is OUR PUBLIC RADIO. And it is available on the actual RADIO. Yes, the radio, its strong signal actually reaches the deep dark corners of Australia.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org, or send me a message on here with your suggestions and all your great ideas!
Hers is the Sydney event page:
Remember to sign the petition and pass it on...
Join the facebook group for other states "busks" for Radio National if you are somewhere else in Oz.