The past week or so has been full tilt in a variety of ways in this corner of the music writing campus, topped last weekend by an exciting and absorbing few days at A Rock & Roll Writers Festival in Brisbane. This talkfest, now in its second year, produced a highly entertaining range of speakers, including artists Adalita, Cash Savage and Hugo Race, and authors such as Nick Earls and Holly George-Warren. You Am I’s Tim Rogers was holding court on the nature of rock stardom. The singer was also presenting songs from his upcoming solo album, An Actor Repairs (more on that soon), but was happy also to point out that he doesn’t particularly enjoy being stopped in the street by people telling him he looks like Rod Stewart, as happened to him on his way to the festival venue, Brisbane’s quite gorgeous Old Museum. The festival, for those in the neighbourhood, is having a second outing in Melbourne tomorrow.
Cash Savage talks songwriting