Today, I want to feature one conversation, and an overview, both centered on two Australian musicians, Mick Harvey (previously Birthday Party & Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) and the iconic Paul Kelly. I’m a fan of both of them, although Mick’s ‘solo’ music has taken a little bit more of a commitment, and has been more difficult to engage with and really enjoy.
Kelly is a brilliant lyricist and a fine observer of the ordinary and the everyday. The broadcast features Kelly performing two live in-studio songs, Thank You being my favourite of the two. The conversation also features sisters Vika and Linda Bull.