The Royal Society of Victoria and Ologism have been trying to organise a gig for ages, but these two highly respected entities have not been able to get our diaries to match. They didn’t have a building until 1859, then it was either one thing or another for either them or us.
If RSV weren’t organising and sponsoring the Burke and Wills expedition, we were shooting a music video on top of the Dish. If they weren’t busy with a visit from the HMS Challenger, we were doing gigs around Australia at pubs, theatres, bowls clubs, universities, sporting grounds and the backs of trucks.
Next, they were all tied up convening the first Australian Antarctic Exploration Committee and then establishing the Victorian Institute of Marine Sciences; we were doing web-streamed performances from under the Sydney Harbour bridge, at the Nati Frinj, on Mount Ainslie, in front of the Alice Springs telegraph exchange and from CapeGrim in Tassie.
Finally we’ve gotten ourselves sorted out and it’s all going to happen on 12 July at 7:30pm. Tickets are available from Eventbrite - just click here, we’d love to see you there.
Music that melts in your mind . . . science as nature didn't intend
We’ve had some pretty special food experiences over the years. We’ve eaten great food, we’ve sung in restaurants and we’ve sung about wine, potatoes and resistant starch. Apparently this has not gone unnoticed and we’ve been invited to rock out with some friends at a Melbourne Fringe show - My Veggie Garden Rules. This is a reality TV show, set in 2050, when burgeoning population and climate change have made food production pretty bloody hard. Expect root tubers.
If you haven’t heard, this year the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research is celebrating its centenary. In our experience, scientists know how to party and they’ve asked us to help. Ologism is playing at ‘Walter and Eliza’s Big Night Out’ at Federation Square on Saturday 15 August. The onstage team includes Paul McDermott, Rod Quantock and Matt Elsbury, and we will be revealing a brand new song written especially for the occasion - very excitement. Click below for more details.