Chelle and the Fig


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Pray all Monsters and the Abott Government Away

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A local church, a vigil, a moment of love and solidarity for all those suffering the trauma of detention. A song about waking in fright, a visceral clutch of pain for all those who have suffered at the hands of cruelty and violence, at the hands now of our own government…a prayer whispered to keep her children, all children, all people, all loved ones, all creatures safe. Monsters wear suits, they are running our country.

P.S We are playing at the Bangalow Markets the Sunday after this one. That’s the 25th of May. We would love you to come and say hello and support the amazing artisans that put true love into their creations.


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A song for my mum

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Here’s my Mum and sisters in 1971 (I’m in arms), visiting my Pop who lived in Yallourn, Gippsland. This house, my Pops home for most of his life was demolished in the early 80’s. His home was taken in the final stage of the towns demolition for a power station. I was 12 by then and had no concept of the loss that would mean to him. On the day of this photo, we were mostly oblivious to the fate of Yallourn and it’s simple, working class beauty. I love the photo and dug it up to sit along side the song I wrote about my dear Mum.

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