A Curt Q&A With
Renaissance man, Tim Rogers, who is currently in the U.K having just knocked over a few solo shows, is a fan of directness as much as brevity both in life and song.
You've played a few festivals in your time - do they fulfill or just pay the bills?
Why so cynical? Do I project such mercenary airs? I choose to be an optimist about it all, so though the thought of people in a field gives me the fear; we may have a wonderful show and on the way to the next one have a transcendental moment. Or at least a fine pre packaged sandwich.
Do you find touring tougher these days especially as you now have kids at home?
It's what I do.
What keeps you sane on tour?
The thought of being on stage at some point the next day.
Solo work - what's happening have you been writing songs?
Yes, but for theatre and a You Am I record that I'm loving. (He's been working on a theatre project since his first theatre role, earlier this year, as the leader of the chorus of villainous angels in the Melbourne Malthouse Theatre's adaption of Georg BÃ¼chner's 'Woyzeck'.)
What Australian bands are you digging at the moment?
The Scram, Super Wild Horses, The Bower Birds and Pete Satchels solo record. Gun Street Girls.
Saw your endorsement of Broderick Smith's record - can you name a couple of Australian artists of times past that you think Scene Mag readers should check into?
The Creatures. The Atlantics. Venom P Stinger. Coloured Balls.
(Rogers regularly gets along to watch footy in the suburbs.)
Who's your VFL team?
(But more importantly Rogers is a rabid North Melbourne supporter.)
I see North are looking for a new coach - who would you like to see get the job?
Malcolm Blight. For a psychedelic adventure
Bad patch for North - how do you see their future? You worried?
No. I've had bad patches myself and I'm still standing. Why would I not have faith in my beautiful club?
Tim Rogers will perform at the Sounds Of Spring Festival at the Brisbane RNA Showground on September 26.