It’s been 43 days since I last posted. A lot has happened. Over the coming weeks I will endeavour to bring you up to speed so please bear with me. It feels nice to be writing you all again.
One of the most significant things that have come to pass in my hiatus from ConversationsWithBianca.com, is the official launch of my Conversations With Punx: A Spiritual Dialogue project into the world.
On September 2 the Paper Cuts (zine) Collective held a triple-zine launch (featuring Conversations with Punx) at the Bleeding Heart Gallery Brisbane, Australia. The following media/bloggers/photographers were wonderful enough to come along and document the launch:
(please click on links for more photos)
Felinedown frontwoman Brodie-Ann & me
Hobo DJs provided the rockin’ soundtrack for the event
Ant & Arig were the best merch table crew a gal could ask for!
Sean Henry artist & tattooist provided live art
me and my lovely friend Annie chatting in front of J.R.Hobo’s ‘Rise Above’ art work (one of my favourites)
Correspondence I have received from various artists over the years was on display… (l to R) a letter and self-portrait from the Hives frontman Pelle Almqvist; handwritten interviews answers and self-portrait from pro-skater/artist Ed Templeton; handwritten answers + self-portrait by H20’s Toby Morse; Miss Bianca press.
by Collapse Board
CWP Book Covers (scheduled for a late 2011 release) + ad for CWP & CWP exhibition flyer by Jhonny Hobo
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez by Andy Hobo
Jhonny & me at the zine fair
All of the art featured as part of the CWP exhibit was INCREDIBLE! A big thank you to all the artists that contributed works (post featuring some of the works coming soon!)
Thank you with my whole heart to all of you who made it to the launch (and the zine fair the next evening). It was so wonderful to meet many of you and finally put a face to the correspondence I receive. Thank you for sharing your stories and experiences with me, so nice to meet like-minded people.
I will be announcing the details of Conversations With Punx Zine Two in a post this week. To all of you that brought CWP Zine One featuring: Don Letts, Ian MacKaye, Johnny Siera, Greg Attonito & Shanti Wintergate and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez or subscribed THANK YOU! At the end of this week (ending October 10) I will be retiring Zine One so if you haven’t ordered it yet and want it, now is the time to get it. Conversations With Punx is a limited edition zine series.
In the last 43 days I have also been busy with lots of interviews. In Australia we’re just coming into the spring/summer music festival/touring season—so expect Conversations with Bianca to fire up again in the coming weeks as lots of artists head to our shores.
My recent conversations include: Fat Mike (NOFX), Bedouin Soundclash, Bill Stevenson (the Descendents/All/Black Flag), Less Than Jake, the Bouncing Souls, the Bronx, Amity Affliction, the Charlatans, Sage Francis, the John Steel Singers and Parkway Drive. Next week I’m locked in to speak to Mouse On Mars from Germany. I also wrote a 30 Years of Bad Religion feature for Australian Hysteria Magazine (Australia’s newest independent punk publication). Interview posts and extracts coming soon.
Wishing my dear friend John Joseph a Happy Birthday!