Vale Sound Engineer Graeme Goodall AKA Mr Goody. Arriving in Kingston in the 50s, he helped set up studios as well as Jamaica’s first commercial radio station RJR. He also recorded local ska, beat, rocksteady and reggae musicians, and co-founded Island Records. His numerous studio credits include the Skatalites, Toots & the Maytals, Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley and the Wailers. Here are some of my fave tracks he engineered – Millie Small’s My Boy Lollipop and Desmond Dekker’s Israelites…
For those who came in late, Dean Sunshine launched his new book yesterday. Street Art Now is 200+ pages of fabulous, from Australia and overseas. For those of you on Instagram, artists deets are included so you can easily follow your favourites. Just $59.95 ($104.95 International) from the Land of Sunshine website, or find it at many bookstores and galleries around town. The Silent Auction panels were amazing, with all funds raised going to charities chosen by the artists. Hard to take pics of large pieces with cider in hand (and a nearly flat phone camera – omg) but here we go – works by Smug, Conrad Bizjak, Bailer, Deb, Jack Douglas, Putos, Itch, Mysterious Al and Phoenix. Steen Jones, Sofles, Dvate, Bailer and Be Free also had panels up for auction on the night. Congratulations Mister Sunshine!
Pop Up Scroll is a welcome addition to the Gertrude end of Smith Street. Scrolls with a brioche/croissant base, baked on premises, in seriously gorgeous flavours. Great coffee (Coffee Supreme beans and a sexy La Marzocco machine), friendly service and sweet retro style fitout. Julian and Tammy plan on being here until April/May, then moving to more permanent premises nearby. Find them at 86 Smith St Fitzroy. Visit their website and Instagram for more info.
Great WIP footage of Senekt and Jun by Preprint on Vine, yesterday in Northcote