About a month ago I sent Alan Attwood, the editor of The Big Issue, an invitation to the next Stereo Stories gig, on Sunday 19 April at the Williamstown Library. Alan said, Why don’t you write a story for us, about Stereo Stories, and how it started?
Given that Stereo Stories is very much in its infancy (the little-known website’s been running for just two years, we’ve only done a few gigs/shows) I wasn’t sure if I had much of a story to tell.
But who am I to look a gift horse in the mouth? Who am I to say No to an editor, especially when it’s Alan Attwood, who has looked after my stories so well at The Big Issue for several years now?
Edition 481 of The Big Issue has Sponge Bob Square Pants on the cover. Inside you’ll find Words and Music. Here’s an extract:
Writers spend much of their lives alone in silence, on an island of sorts. They write in silence. Their stories are read in silence. And now here I was trying to put words and music together on stage. In front of people. With a band.
The article includes a Stereo Story by Fiona Price, about Cyndi Lauper’s She Bop, and a lovely photo of Lucia Nardo and Salvatore Romita performing at the debut of Stero Stories Live, just over 12 months ago.
Edition 481 is available from vendors until 16 April.