Storycast from The Exeter, Rundle St. Tuesday 5 May 2015, 10:30pm.
City. The brick-and-mortar representation of a communal species. Where it exists, we exist – and where we exist, life exists. Cities are built to assist us in our quest to prosper. But what about the mind within this matter? How do we find our own selves amid the blocks of flats, tram tracks and office stacks?
In this storycast, we nestle into the minds of a few city stewers grappling with soul vs space.
Guest reader: Aimee Knight
Aimee’s words appear on Junkee, theMusic.com.au, Rip It Up, AWOL and more. She digs gender equality, sexual diversity, multiculturalism and mental health. She froths for pop culture comment, travel writing, TV recaps and all things kawaii. After dancing on stage with Bruce Springsteen, her life’s all downhill from here.
Night in the City, 1893, Ellis Parker Butler (1869 – 1937)
Acquainted with the Night, 1928, Robert Frost (1874 – 1963)
Mary St / Electric Avenue / Wuthering Heights Adelaide, 2012 – 2014. RIP, 2014, Aimee Knight. First published in StereoStories.com, Feb 2014, then in Lip Mag, Apr 2014.
Those Ghostly Lovers, David McGuigan
Flung Far From Home, David McGuigan
Panky, 2013, Aimee Knight
Sumimasen, 2013, Aimee Knight
The Story of the Infant Sponge (in the Dirty Dishwater), 2013, Samuel Jozeps
Ch 1: Down and Out in Paris and London, 1933, George Orwell (1903 – 1950)
Last Night I Saw the City Breathing, Andrew Fusek Peters
Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802, William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850)
The night might leads us other places. This program is subject to change.
Submitted writer: David McGuigan
David has been teaching literacy and numeracy to Indigenous students in the Northern Territory and remote South Australia for over fifteen years. He enjoys creative writing and has had short stories published in The Westerly. His poetry appears in many journals and anthologies – including ‘Best Australian Poems’.
Music: Panoptique Electrical (Jason Sweeney)
Panoptique Electrical is both an experimental studio project by Jason Sweeney and instrumentalist collaboration with electronic and classical musicians and visual artists: Zoë Barry, Jed Palmer, Steve Phillips and Tristan Louth-Robins. This album is called Yes to Fear, Yes to Desire.
If you like what you hear, grab a digital copy of the work here