I know I’ve been a bit of a blog truant, wagging blog posts & missing upload roll call – it’s all because I’m in the middle of finishing zines and fundraising CDRs to sell at the MCA Zine Fair, on this Sunday.
I’ll also be selling the awesome food-related art and craft of Grace Lee. See above for the pastry-case of goods that’ll be on our table! I’m also dashing towards the zine finishing line – so far, I’ve made 3 copies of my latest Speak-easy (see below). Just 97 more to go!
The zine is a conversational tour of Sydney, involving lots of great people like zine-maker Vanessa Berry, photographer Glen Wilkie, architect Eoghan Lewis, zinester/China Heights’ Mark Drew, Matchbox Project-maker Sonya Gee and much more.
There’s not a huge food-related component, although I do recreate my own map of Sydney in sugar, soy, sumac, sourdough and other magic ingredients to list my favourite gourmet moments throughout the city (with some nostalgic un-culinary ring-ins too – hello school canteen recollections).
Nadia Saccardo from TwoThousand lists some of her eatery faves and I interview Bababa International, the awesome guys who put on Possible Curries, an exhibition where they home-delivered curries to any visitors who could find the kitchen they semi-concealed in the gallery.
Also, I’ll be selling some handmade CDRs to raise money for FBI 94.5FM, which has seen a major drop in advertising revenue and listener supportership as times get tough (thanks GFC!). It’s a compilation for my Local Fidelity show and features great exclusive/hard-to-get/unreleased tracks by Australian independent bands: The Desks, Shady Lane, Jane Woody & Angel Eyes, Voltaire Twins, Dragging Pianos, Sui Zhen and much more. Only $10 for 13 excellent songs and all proceeds to FBI.
Come by the MCA Fair stall this Sunday to check it out and say hello.
OK, back to the zine-making and CDR-creating factory line …
(And yes, normal blog status to resume soon …).