Storycast from the end of the Grange Jetty, SA

We pushed the limit of Storycasting a little too far this time – the microphone siezed up in the cold, so we’ll spare you the snaps, crackles and pops that came through in the recording. We will re-record the stories and upload them at a later date. Browse on through the Listen Back page to hear all the other podcasts.

If you’re happy in a dream, does it count?
Where does the wind travel to?
Is death nothing more than a change in tense?

We can’t answer these questions but we can tell some stories that might offer some fresh insights. Rest easy with us; you’re not the only one whose sleep is postponed by preposterous propositions. Meet Borges, Sartre, local poet Adrian Rogers and Tessa Leon.

On Rain, Sam Jozeps
King Fisher, Tessa Leon
Vecchio Frack, Domenico Modugno
The Cirular Ruins, Jorge Luis Borges
Everyday Magic, Tessa Leon
Immaculate Deception, Tessa Leon
Day 1 – From the Rubble of Desire, Adrian Rogers
Day 6 – Spring’s Passing , Adrian Rogers
The Aleph Belt, Sam Jozeps
I felt a funeral in my brain, Emily Dickinson
I’m Working on the World, Wislawa Szymborska
On Death Without Exaggeration, Wislawa Szymborska
Miracle Fair, Wislawa Szymborska
The dictionary is just a beautiful menu, Peter Bakowski

Guest reader: Tessa Leon
Tessa Leon

Tessa is a performance artist, poet and producer. She has featured at Brisbane Writer’s Festival, Qld Poetry Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Womadelaide, Feast Festival, Adelaide Fringe, the Australian Poetry Slam and the National Circus Festival. With crooked elegance and a taste for the absurd, Tessa’s work for the stage and public arena combines poetry, comedy, romanticism and kitsch.

Submitted writer: Adrian Rogers
Adrian is a poet and novel writer whose novels and books of poems have been published in many states in Australia and Canada. He contributes to various journals, such as Mozzie, The Write Angle, Beyond the Rainbow, and a number of anthologies.

Featured music: Swimming
Yes, Tonight. Album cover
Yes, tonight. Album cover.

Swimming is an Adelaide-based three piece made up of Sam Reynolds, and Angela and Katie Schilling. They formed in 2011. In 2012 they supported the likes of Chet Faker, Fishing, Deep Sea Arcade and Oscar ‘N’ Martin, as well as played the incredible Ocean Graves festival at Two Ships, RIP and the infamous final Camp A Low Hum in Wellington in 2014. Their first album ‘Yes, tonight.’ was laid out across the past 18 months, and the release includes tracks from the early recordings through to the later period of 2012. Recorded by Format’s Pat Lockwood (Terrible Truth / Old Mate / Wild Oats) over 10 days in Angela’s home and mastered by Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker / I’lls), the production is laboured but minimal. Yes, tonight. is sycopation, R&B-drenched harmonies, and a complete admiration of space.

Yes, tonight. is available here. Go get it.