The Bedroom Philosopher – Songs From The 86 Tram (2010)
Available from Bandcamp & iTunes
1. Middle Aged Mum
2. We Are Tramily
6. Northcote (So Hungover)
7. Irish Girl
8. Tram Inspector
9. Man On A Tram
10. Song To Nod Off To
11. In My Day (Nan)
12. New Media
13. Old Man At End
Written by Justin Heazlewood.
Produced by Chris Scallan at The Soft Centre, Melbourne.
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Stirling Studios, NY.
Strings on Trishine arranged by Hugh Rabinovici.
Fanfare on New Media arranged by Chris Scallan.
Design by Tambourine Design.
Illustration by David Blumenstein.
The Bedroom Philosopher: Voice, acoustic guitar, accordion.
The Awkwardstra: (Hugh Rabinovici: Drums, Andy Hazel: Bass, Gordon Blake, Electric guitar, sitar, Jamie Power: Percussion.)
Scott Griffiths: Piano, harp, synths, percussion.
Harry Angus: Trumpet.
Jessica Venables: Cello.
Willow Stahlut: Violin, viola.
Xani Colac: Violin.
David Rabinovici: Violin.
DJ Who: Scratching.
Nicole Shenko: Backing vocals.
I bought Songs From the 86 at Landspeed on Saturday. Mainly for Northcote (of course). Currently Sudanese, Trishine, Song To Nod Off To and New Media are getting plenty of spins.
I too have a data projector, but I’m yet to make an installation of myself giving birth to myself. Though I once drew a picture of a cupcake farting, which they say is only three steps away from producing a video piece involving a strobe light and a can of reconstituted maize.
Visited Canberra on the weekend, sadly missed the Wednesday Lyneham gig. Heard it was lovely. I’ll try an catch a live show one day!
It’s almost cruel that, now I’ve discovered you, having just moved to Melbourne from Canberra, you play in Canberra very few weeks before.
Although, you’re based in Melbourne so… I don’t really know what to feel here.
I’ve spent the day falling in love with you (in a totally fan-based way) after John Safran mentioning you on Rage, discovered you write for Frankie, lived where I once lived, and are flippin’ wonderful to pieces.
I look forward to noticing you more from now on, sir.
Have come to love your work.
How can I purchase your album, since I can’t through itunes AUS (I hail from California!) Only Tram Inspector is available in the US itunes
Is an actual album available?
*A play on Sarah’s name. I enjoyed her comment 🙂
Hey, perhaps try again now. I’ve just reuploaded the album to itunes thru a new company. Hopefully this works.