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Raising over $5,000 for The Women’s Centre – A Set List

So last night was the Patti Smith fundraising gig for The Women’s Centre that I blogged about last week.

It was such a fucking great night full of hugely talented musicians and poets, many of which I had the pleasure of meeting, seeing, and playing with for the first time ever.

Truly amazing efforts from Adam McGrath & The Eastern crew for pulling together this show from the depths of their passionate and loving hearts to raise money for The Women’s Centre. Last thing I heard from Adam was that the show raised over $5,000 which is fucking STELLAR.

If you would like to raise this number even further, you can donate to The Women’s Centre’s givealittle page, which is permanently open, so please share it around and ask your network to donate!

Also notable mentions to Blue Smoke for hosting the evening in their beautiful venue, and hooking up all of the crew with food and beverages to sustain the magic, and to Ben Delaney and Joseph Veale for their talents on the sounds.

If you were in the audience, thank you for coming, you really helped make a difference in Christchurch last night and I hope you enjoyed all of the audio-visual delights as much as I did.

I thought I’d put together a quick blog of the set list from the night so you all can find all of the artists you enjoyed most, and hear Patti Smith’s original version of the pieces we all performed.

So, here it is…click on artist names to be taken to their resting place on the internet. Click play on the videos to enjoy the true good songs and the true good words of miss Patti Smith.

 

1 LINDON PUFFIN (with THE EASTERN)People Have The Power

 

2 THE EASTERNTrampin’  /  Babelogue (Read by AUDREY BALDWIN)  /  Rock ‘n Roll N****r

 

3 REBECCA NASHPoems

(sorry I don’t know what poems she read! If you know – let me know!)

4 EMMA CAMERONDANCING BAREFOOT

 

5 KATHRYN SHAWDEAD CITY (Slightly augmented..) / libya 

“This dead city
longs to be
this dead city
longs to be free

Seven screaming horses
melt down in the sun
building scenes on empty dreams
and smoking them one by one

This dead city
longs to be
this dead city
longs to be living

Is it any wonder
there’s squalor in the sun?
With their broken schemes and their lotteries
they never get nowhere

Is it any wonder they’re spitting at the sun?
God’s parasites in abandoned sites
and they never have much fun

If I was a blind man
would you see for me?
Or would you confuse
the nature of my blues
and refuse a hand to me?

Is it any wonder I’m crying in the sun?
Well I built my dreams on your empty scenes
now I’m burning them one by one

This damn city
this dead city
immortal city
shortfall city
orange cone city
CERA city
longs to be
longs to be
free”

 

6 JESSICA SHANKSKimberley

 

7 EMILY FAIRLIGHTPissin’ In A River

 

7 AUDREY BALDWINStar Fever (While brushing teeth)

“They can not harm me
They can not harm me
They can only
burn out my eyes
beat my limbs
black and blue
legs cant run
hands cant play
face cant sing
cant sing cant say
They can not harm me
They can only
turn in my eyes
rip out my teeth
spit pure ivory
carve my face like a clock
alarm me clock clock me
bleed me scape goat me
chain me to a rock me
rock me rock me
clever as a fox me
brand a star on/my left shoulder
a star on my left
clever as a fox
my spirit lights
behind the boulder
holding to my name forever
Knowing I’ll go on forever
Spirit laughing free as water
in a ring of fire
with its hair aflame”

 

8 AMIRIA GRENELL (with BRYONY MATTHEWS)Ghost Dance

 

9 ALICE ANDERSENPiss Factory

 

10 DAVEY BACKYARDFree Money

 

11 CARMEL COURTNEYFireflies

 

12 PAUL UBANA JONESThe Jackson Song

 

13 KIMBERLEY HOLMES (with House Band)February Snow

 

14 REB FOUNTAIN (with House Band)Privilege (Set Me Free)

 

15 ADAM HATTAWAY (with House Band)Ask The Angels

 

16 BRENDAN GREGG (with House Band)Mother Rose

 

17 RYAN FISHERMAN (with House Band)This Is The Girl

 

18 EVERYONE (Lead by REB FOUNTAIN)Gloria

 

19 EVERYONE (Lead by REB FOUNTAIN & ADAM MCGRATH)Because The Night

 

The House Band were:
ADAM HATTAWAY (Lead Guitar)
AJ PARK (Drums)
BRENDAN GREGG (Bass)
EMMA CAMERON (Rhythm Guitar)

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