Benten is one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan. 'May all beings be free of suffering and the causes of suffering. May all beings attain enlightenment'.
An Interview with Adam Warnock
Jan.s: Adam, You're the quintessential Renaissance man...accomplished in so many areas... You're a great lead guitarist, a singer/songwriter, composer, you write for film and you're a visual artist and also you've written children's literature...oh yes not to forget, you're a committed family man with two young sons! Oh yes, gotta say I keep listening to your songs...I particularly love the track "King of Fools"....' Tell us about what you're doing now!?
Adam: Janice. You do say very kind words about me, thank you! At the moment I'm putting together a pitch for an American for a particular sport and it's pretty exciting. I wrote a song explicitly for it and put it to a mock up TV commercial and I hope that the recipients dig it.
That song you're listening to, King of Fools, is part of an album project called "Tremor" which I've had mastered by Kathy Naunton at DB Mastering in Sydney and it sounds great. I'm going to make it available on CD Baby soon. I'm also writing lots of songs and starting to co write again after a long lay off.
There's also a follow up to the children's book/ CD, "Hello Gus". I haven't got a title for the next instalment yet but it'll probably be something witty like the first one. Maybe Gus II or Gus again (kidding). I'm keen on starting new projects and I'm loving my new studio 'cause it's a comfy, creative space and with one thing and another I'm keeping really busy. I'm also going to be putting a short film in for next years Tropfest in which the signature item is "dice". My buddy in Vancouver is a collaborator and we've scripted it already!
Apart from that I have a subscription to Songlink, an online A&R company out of the UK, where they send me hit lists and I try a place songs with artists right around the world.
Biog: The year Jo turned fifty, she sold her house to finance her lifelong dream of exploring the sacred sites of Egypt, the Mayan jungles in Mexico and the Native American reservations in Arizona where she was invited to participate in ancient traditional ceremonies. After reading an article Jo wrote about her adventures, a travel agency in Queensland offered her the job of escorting groups from Australia to explore the world’s most sacred sites – a brand new career destined to last another seventeen years. Janice: Jo, we've known each other for many moons now. From that first random meeting I experienced your nature as all accepting and embracing. Were there particular role models who embodied these qualities? Jo: My first role models would have been my parents. Back in the 1940s when I was a child, they ran what we call these days, a ‘soup kitchen’ at the South Melbourne Presbyterian mission. Not only did they supply food, Mum made lots of clothes for the homeless
Celebrating the life of and honouring the passing of one of Australia's most authentic & significant Rock'n Roll singers, Del Juliana. Del graced our t.v. screens with a big voice, big hair and a bold attitude. Sending my deepest condolences to all who knew & loved Del. May your memory live on and a sweetness surround you as you journey on. ...om mani padma hum... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sXqcziusQ4 http://www.poparchives.com.au/1828/del-juliana/never-like-this http://www.musicpophits.com/MainPages/FemaleStars/DelJuliana.htm
Janice: Hilde, I'm so excited to hear that you have a new CD about to be released. Can you give us an idea of the content? Hilde: Thank you dear Janice, I’m more than excited myself and at the same time it’s like sending my child out in the world on its own for the first time. :) In my opinion this is my most personal and original album. I am taking you with me out on the ocean, you’ll be flying with the birds, diving with whales and much more. You’ll find beautiful ballads, and a very special, groove-based a capella composition called “The End – TBA”. On this album I have composed and written lyrics for seven out of nine tracks, done all the music-arrangements, I’m playing all instruments on 75 % of the tracks, and I did all vocals. The album is called 'Quiet Dreams' after one of the compositions. On this recording I'm creating my own little universe. Triggered by being asked to write the commission work for Tall