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Hello all. Been a wee while. Thank you again for all those who came to The Corner Hotel show in Melbourne. For those unable to be there in evening by dint of geography or simply VBLS (Very Busy Life Syndrome…) ; the audio will soon be available to stream at www.newfoundfrequency.com; we’ll update when it’s confirmed and up.

The period since the show has been spent engaging with various funding bodies to assist in the production of the film. Won’t bore you with finer points. But, fingers and legs crossed now. I also (finally, finally) submitted my chapter to Chris Coughran and Niall Lucy’s upcoming book on David.

Of late, we’ve been in quite regular touch with members of the family about the film and planning how we’re going to use some of funds we’ve raised.

I was saying to Graham the other day that when you’re constantly drilling down into the detail of a film can work, what it needs, why it needs it, how you can achieve your goals, etc etc… it’s so easy to forget your ’subject’ is not a subject, but was a person. A few recent emails and indeed recent musical moments have served to remind me just a little of this; and of course, this in turn provokes new thoughts on why David McComb was such a remarkable individual.

It was great to get down to the Marquis de Lorne in Fitzroy to see The Blackeyed Susans the other night as well. It’s a lovely pub, even if the evening was a tad crowded. There’s little doubt The Blackeyed Susans’ audience has started to come back and see them live again; they remain a sublime live music experience; always fantastic to hear them play anything at all — I’d listen to Rob Snarski sing the form guide — but The Good Life Never Ends (from the unreleased costar ep) appears to have become quite a staple of their live set.

I am yet to go through the recently shot footage in Sydney with James Paterson, Fergus Linehan (Sydney Festival) and Richard Kingsmill from Triple J, and of course the several hours we shot with The Triffids’ former manager Sally Collins at her property in country NSW in June. I will report back sooner this time!

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