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…

street art now : dean sunshine’s book launch

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!

smug and sofles - street art now silent auction

conrad bizjak - street art now silent auction

street art now launch - silent auction panels : bailer, deb, jack douglas, putos, itch, mysterious al

street art now launch - silent auction phoenix panel

slide night @ wesley anne december 21

Love exotica? Don’t miss Slide Night’s gig at the Wesley Anne. I went to their last one at the Spotted Mallard in Brunswick, and was totally blown away. Save the date, dress up, and enjoy…Slide Night play the Wesley Anne at 2pm on December 21. $8 entry.

slide night 21 dec wesley anne

pop up scroll : smith st fitzroy

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.

pop up scroll 86 smith st fitzroy