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Applespiel’s Morning Breakfast Commercial Radio Show: Day Three

October 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Here’s our last day of radio at Crack Theatre Festival. There wasn’t much going on Sunday, so we were told we could go for as long as we wanted. We went for about an extra half hour I think. It was certainly my favourite of the three days. Keep an ear out for some point in part three where it all falls apart.

Big thanks to David Finnigan and Ben Packer for having us up at Crack, we had a great time. Thanks to everyone who came out to the room at 10 in the morning to watch/listen to our show, especially after daylight savings.

This is a project we’re hoping to return to next year, to take what we’ve learnt and turn it into a full performance. We’ll see.

Day three features music from Influenza, Ocean Party, and the hip hop collective of Cranky Mack, Elbow Slug and Ily Turmoil.

Also featuring Hadley to talk about the Year 12 Formal.

Listen to it here

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12320621/07%20Day%20Three%20pt13mp3

Or download part 1, part 2 and part 3.

Next up we’ve got Applespiel Are Actors and You Can Be Too Maybe at Performance Space for Clubhouse on October 28. Go here for all the info.

Applespiel’s Morning Breakfast Commercial Radio Show: Day Two

October 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Here’s our recordings of the second day of breakfast radio. Child discipline, Melbourne Cup, disabled people and massage parlours.

Featuring an interview with Masters of Space and Time, and music from Wollongong bands Inanimate Objects and Order 66.

Listen to them here

Part 1

Part 2

Or you can download part 1 and part 2.

Day three will be up later today or tomorrow.

Crack Theatre Festival and TiNA 2010!!!

October 4, 2010 Leave a comment

We’re back from TiNA and the Crack Theatre Festival!
It was a seriously lovely four nights of performances, panels, ginger beers and being heaps tough doormen at the Year 12 Formal. No clowns got past us.
Here are some photos from Applespiel’s Morning Breakfast Radio Show! We recorded each of our three shows, and will be uploading them here (unedited) so you can grab some toast and coffee and get down to business in the comfort of your very own home.

Crack Theatre Festival was awesome, and we’re very thankful that Ben, Gillian and Dave were able to have us. Thanks for throwing a great Crack!

*My camera is awful and responds to light badly – hence the orange photos. Sorry! There will be better ones up soon.


Getting ready at the desk…


Nathan being a wizard…


Troy…


running order for the first show is on the wall…


Emma Reids: The News (with The Duff)…

Check out the TiNA Flickr page for photos of the entire festival HERE.

Stay tuned for recordings of the Breakfast Radio – and remember, the shows are all made up on the spot, guest speakers and callers include members of the audience who were great sports and played along, and songs from bands we like. Spoons, Rach and The Duff are not based on any real person, alive or deceased, and any relation to living persons is purely incidental.

First Day of Breakfast Radio

October 4, 2010 2 comments

Here’s the recordings of the first day of Applespiel’s Morning Breakfast Commercial Radio Show, which we did on Friday at Crack Theatre Festival. Bicycles, body image, high school reunions and communism.

Featuring music from Ian and Bennie James and the Hesitant Few.

Also special thanks to the awesome Adam Buncher who does this sort of thing (radio) as his job and so helped us out in rehearsal a bit.

Part 1

Part 2

Or download them

Part 1

Part 2

Stay tuned for Saturday and Sunday’s shows.

Applespiel.fm, comin’ at you in the morning.

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Good morning, listeners, and welcome to another beautiful morning here on 94.7 Applespiel.fm, you’re here with Spoons, Rach and The Duff and we’re going to be giving you the freshest beats, the hottest news and the biggest laughs from our station with Traffic/Weather Man Troy, News specialist Joe Reids, Artsy-Fartsy type Simon, and celebrity reporter Naschan and special guest Emma.

Applespiel stepped into the sound studio today for a first bash at Applespiel’s Morning Breakfast Commercial Radio Show. Here’s a link to a short (1.30min) teaser of bits of our rehearsal ads, anchoring and callers. All content is created on the fly, including ads, and Nathan was a wizard and put them all together in teaser-form.

Or you can listen to the teaser here:

We’ll be comin’ at you from Crack Theatre’s ‘Lodge of Lounge’ THIS VERY WEEKEND from 10-11am (Fri, Sat, Sun) and for those who can’t make it to Newcastle, we’ll be uploading the entire podcast up here after each show. It’ll be a chunky hour of content, but it will make your breakfast much, much tastier.

Enjoy!
Rachel.

Applespiel’s Busy Two Months

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

So the next couple of months are going to be pretty nutso busy. It’s stuff we’ve mostly covered, but I’m just writing to update on a few things and show you our new shiny pictures.

Appleloft Poster

Our Sydney Fringe show is just over two weeks away now. You can get your tickets here for a great night of romance, easter eggs, John Mayer, baked goods and much much more. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and true to Appleloft form, the more the merrier.

After that is Applespiel’s Morning Breakfast Commercial Radio Show, as part of Crack Theatre Festival for This Is Not Art 2010 up in Newcastle. The program is live now, and features friends of our Van Badham, Nat Randall and Holly Orkin. Also, our very own Simon Binns will be hosting a forum, and Rachel Roberts will be speaking on another. It’s going to be a great weekend. We’ll be recording our radio show and putting it up online for everyone who can’t make it to the festival.

At the end of October, we’re very pleased to be a part of Performance Space’s Clubhouse season. We’ll be presenting Applespiel are Actors and You Can Be Too Maybe on October 28th.

Applespiel are actors and you can be too maybe

Applespiel are Actors and You Can Be Too Maybe

Let’s face it. There’s a strong divide in the “scene” between strict theatre and contemporary performance. Applespiel’s intense research division has done some heavy research in to the matter and have concluded that the reason for such a divide is that most performance artists are terrified of acting. Being the warm-hearted community builders that Applespiel are, we have decided to try and fix this problem by offering a FREE acting workshop for all those contemporary performers out there who need to get over their fears. So come along and get in touch with your inner Stanley or Blanche. Learn all about PLAYING ACTIONS and your character’s MOTIVATION. To ensure that the experience is truly worthwhile, we will be using an acting method known as the Harrison technique. Shrouded in mystery, as its master never truly documented all of its different aspects, the Harrison method is a highly reliable yet deceptive acting method that will help you overcome the terror that acting currently incites in you.

To wrap up the year we’ll probably be planning another suburban Appleloft at someone’s house, but until then we’ll be very busy. Hope to see you at these events!

appleloft!, the fringe, TiNA and others.

August 23, 2010 2 comments

So, Appleloft! was last Friday night. It was pretty sweet.


We had some lovely tunes from Rob and Mark, poetry from Doug (who also created an indie film script/send-up with Rob and Kirby which was seriously funny) and other performances from Nathan, Joe, Duffy, and myself – plus the Summit (‘Who or What do you think should be PM that isn’t currently running for parliament?’) and the Holes stories.

Thankyou so much to everyone who performed and everyone who attended. We look forward to seeing you all at the Fringe version of Appleloft.

Speaking of, the Sydney Fringe Festival starts in about two weeks! Which means our show is in about three weeks! Tickets are on sale here and you can book subscriptions to see four or five different shows throughout the festival for a discount. We’d love to see you there 🙂

TiNA and the Crack Theatre Festival is the October long weekend in Newcastle, NSW – where we are presenting Applespiel’s Morning Breakfast Commercial Radio Show at 10-11am each morning. I am personally looking forward to this very, very much as I have never been to TiNA before and I can’t wait to see all the other works over the long weekend.

Other shows: next week at Carriageworks, the National Youth Theatre Company is presenting a series of new works as the first ever showcase of the NYTC. I’m performing with the Senior Ensemble and have been working with the Junior Ensemble as Assistant Director. You can buy tickets to the Senior Ensemble show ‘Growing Up’ here and if you enter the discount code RACHEL you’ll get cheaper tickets and the joy that comes from knowing you’ve used my name as a discount code. Tickets for the Junior Ensemble show ‘MUD’ and the Regional show ‘OUTBACK” are available through the NYTC website.

It’s going to be a busy few months, with shows and teaching pracs and thesis editing and camping ahead for the Applespielers. We hope that we’ll see you at the Fringe and TiNA/Crack Theatre Festival.

Rachel.