It seems to be that everywhere you look, the media is always there. It’s funny to think about how immediate news is in 2016. From your smartphone to your Apple watch and your iPad to your app refreshes, it’s no secret old media is on the decline.
There have been quite a few moments recently that have made me think about how lucky I am to be a musician. When I actively stop and think about it, what else would I do if I wasn’t? First and foremost, I am quite thankful for all of the opportunities that have presented themselves to me over the past 10 years of performing in the Geelong and Surf Coast region.
To be completely honest with you Forte, I have been a very lucky person. Not only have I had the opportunity to grow up in one of the most amazing regional towns in Australia, Geetroit rock forever, but I have also had the opportunity to live abroad.
It’s really sad to think about it, however there was a time when people went to concerts and festivals and enjoyed it – without the need or desire to whip out their phones at a moments notice and film every goddamn song.
When you sit down to think about Australia Day, what do you think of? Is it the ceremonies and recognising all of the great work that happens during the year from all of the hard working individuals? Maybe you think of all of the sporting events that are happening at the moment ie. tennis and cricket, or maybe you think of the Hottest 100 which leads to thinking about the greatest Australian music and what your favourite tracks of all time are? Straight up, voting this year was not on the top of my agenda and maybe that is because I was busy moving house and getting settled, however, I did happen to think about what my favourite tracks of 2015 were.