19.9 C
Byron Shire
March 2, 2021

Crighton’s Hope & Recovery

Latest News

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Other News

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

Singer/songwriter William Crighton, based in the Hunter Valley, is known for his powerful and mesmerising live performances.

William-Crighton-general-PR-image-March-2016

Respected Australian music journalist Iain Shedden of The Australian recently described Crighton’s performance as, ‘Once in a lifetime a gig surpasses all expectations, slapping you in the face with its grace, majestic singing, the quality of the material, and, in this instance, the acoustic ambience of the venue… [it] demonstrated music’s power to stir the heart and soul. In my all-time Top 10 that one.’

What’s the essence of a great gig for you, William?

Connection.

How was it collaborating with Matt Sherrod?

Matt is a good mate and I’ve learned a lot from him. He’s always up for a challenge.

I note that you have recorded in Mullumbimby. Can you tell me about the process? It seems you have traversed some locations!

Yes! We recorded some of Hope Recovery at the Music Farm. It was a really nice spot. We definitely were inspired by the energy of the area and I think you can hear that in the music.

What have been the performing highlights for you this year?

This tour has been amazing. Every show has been its own thing and different from the next. The audiences have been very supportive and giving. WOMAD was incredible too!

You have recorded After the Gold Rush, the Neil Young song. Can you tell me about that?

That song has spoken to me since I first heard it and I think about the lyrics a lot. It was a spontaneous thing to record it though – I was playing it to myself and at first didn’t know Matt was recording, as we had been having a break from playing. We listened back and he’d captured a ‘moment’. I tried to play it a few more times, but the first take stuck.

And Talking to God – what is religious accountability, do you think?

That’s a tough one. I don’t know, but I think we are all one here. Whether we like it or not, the sum of our differences would fit on a pinhead when compared to the ways in which we’re the same.

I think we can all agree that religious institutions in the modern context are losing the power they once had. There is so much more information available to us now as well as the freedom to explore more ideas and as a result each individual is able to make more informed choices.

Religious institutions can be a bit like energy companies. They give us some power, some destroy our vital resources in the process, and some are more community minded; none is free.

What can we expect for your upcoming show here in Mullum?

It will be a unique experience for us and you – if you don’t enjoy the show tell me and I’ll give you your money back.

Club Mullum (Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club) Friday, 7.30pm Diggers Tavern, Bellingen Saturday, 7.30pm. Tix & info: www.redsquaremusic.com.au or phone 6684 6195


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.