There is a video interview & live performance available at their site.
This interview was done with Deborah Conway and her partner Willy Zygier in August 1999. Her fourth “solo” album (their third together) has been recorded but not released yet. After some tea and lunch the following was uttered –
What is different about the new album?
Deborah : It’s a band record so it’s different to My
In October 1998 I was fortunate enough to be able to interview the much admired Willy Zygier. I was shattered to learn that although I consider myself a devoted fan there is much I would not have guessed about Willy Zygier.
Many thanks to Willy for taking part in this interview, to the Bitch Listers for submitting questions (most of which i used), and Nicky Pelletier for editing this and reassuring me that perhaps I am not as much a monkey as I think I am.
Where were you born?
I was born at the Jessie McPherson hospital in Melbourne.
Deborah: DC & WZ Here Hello!
Mark&Co: Hi! how are you!
suz: hello 🙂
Alison: Hello. Now we have to watch what we say?
Deborah: Good thanks
Mark&Co: It’s Rach typing at Mark’s – he’s here too
Mark&Co: wow! It’s getting crowded here!
Deborah: Any questions?
Mark&Co: how’s alma?
Deborah: 3 months tomorrow & drunk as a skunk
Mark&Co: yep… we were just discussing them when you arrived!
Alison: Heaps. Mark’s sister wants to know what you think of Bette Midler, and I was wondering about Whitney Houston.
Mark&Co: No, rach’s sister wants to know…
Alison: See, there it is again.
Deborah: I used to have a dog that looked like Bette- small eyes & a huge mouth
Anonymous: hey sorry i’m late
Mark&Co: sorry – should I start my comments with an r?
Mark&Co: hi felice!
Deborah: first clip
Anonymous: cool how did you know?
Mark&Co: is it dry sex or wry socks?
Mark&Co: damn! do tell 🙂
Anonymous: ok i got “my third husband” playing…i’m all set!
Alison: Is it resurrect your shoes, or razor rash? I like resurrect–you know, the whole Parson’s Brass thing.
Deborah: Well actually it’s dry socks
Mark&Co: who dislikes dry socks?
Deborah: & razor rash
Alison: Oh well.
Deborah: I’m learning things too(WZ)
Mark&Co: which is your fav song of that someone else wrote to sing?
Mark&Co: (oops) typos
Alison: So the big hip thing in music here is that all the guys are now painting their nails. Will Willy be joining the bandwagon?
Deborah: Could you repeat that IN ENGLISH
Alison: Was that to Mark or me?
Mark&Co: of songs that other people wrote, which is your favourite to sing?
Deborah: I’m plucking my nails – that’s the NEXT big thing
Anonymous: Go Deborah!!!
Mark&Co: pink would suit willy (rach)
Deborah: Go anon, I’ve always loved your work
Mark&Co: he’s written so much and is so old
Alison: Here’s one. what do you think is the best song you’ve written?
Deborah: We went shopping today for outfits for the tour
Mark&Co: hang on – what about my question?
Alison: That was for DC, not for mark.
Mark&Co: thanks Al 😛
Deborah: Mark the best song that I’ve sung is Crazy or Goldfinger
Anonymous: so have I…esp “hansel and gretel’s mother was dead, their father was sad cos he got no more head”
Alison: What’s that from?
Deborah: Alison tough question – we like Here In My Arms at the moment but your best song is always your next song
suz: ok heres one i always wondered, that last song on your first album dedicated to your goddaughters, what was its basic essence?
Alison: Good answer. Good answer.
Mark&Co: not sex or death? (or sex)
Anonymous: that is one of my absolute fav’s
suz: it always sounded just like the experience of childbirth to me tho you hadnt had that yet 🙂
Deborah: I don’t sing other peoples songs as much as I should
Alison: Is Goldfinger a DC song? I’m guessing no.
Mark&Co: good guess Al – Shirley Bassey
suz: do you like others singing yours?
Anonymous: why should you? yours are better
Alison: In response to Suz, let’s hope so, because I do it all the time.
Deborah: The idea tends to be better than the reality so far. Wendy Mathews does one of our songs on her latest
Mark&Co: which one?
Deborah: It’s called Mountains We’ve only demoed it & she changed it completely
Alison: So I’m here in the states and wanted to pass on that I’ve gotten about six friends really into your music, and think it’s awful that your stuff hasn’t been released here. Not to mention expenisive to get it, but what can you do?
Deborah: Al thank you – it must be very late there
Deborah: You should form a record co
MarkandCo: is evil homer about people you (pl) know?
Alison: AND is Pablo the last to know that Kurt Cobain is dead? Really, your stuff is awesome, and there’s so much crap here. Frustrating for me, can’t imagine being in your shoes.
Mark&Co: Nicky says hello
Deborah: Hi NP
Mark&Co: hi DC
Deborah: Nice to see you at swinburne
Anonymous: where are you at right now Deborah?
Mark&Co: and WZ (SDZ & AdeRZ)
Deborah: In my office at home
suz: phew 😐
Deborah: I saw Ani DiFranco the other day
Alison: We heard. Was she great? I’ve been wanting to see her live.
suz: Deborah do you prefer only questions about your music?
Deborah: Ask anything but don’t expect quick answers from remedial typists
Mark&Co: I heard she was fantastic
Deborah: She’s a great guitar player & I like her big heels
Mark&Co: what outfits did you buy?
Alison: Speaking of guitar, when did you start playing? (Did you play in DRM and just not on the albums?)
Mark&Co: good question Alison;-)
suz: thanks 🙂
Deborah: I didn’t pick up a guitar till I was 18
Mark&Co: and the clothes??
Deborah: I didn’t play with DRM because they wouldn’t let me
Mark&Co: why not ?(rach)
Alison: I saw Shawn Colvin last week and she’s pregnant and talked about both of her big toenails falling off. did this happen to you?
Mark&Co: Nicky thinks the toenails are a shoe problem..
suz: Ok well I was wondering what being a mother has meant to you? I know iits a big question but does it enrich your life? Has it changed a lot of your veiws ? I mean aside from all of the extra work 🙂
Deborah: My toenails didn’t collapse it was my brain
Mark&Co: like the gold fish?
Deborah: It changes you completely & fundamentally
Alison: for the better?
suz: I know but did it halt you in any ways?
Deborah: There’s now someone to die for
suz: I have 2 little girls myself 🙂
Deborah: It halts everything & you move to the dictates of another dictator
Alison: “there’s now someone to die for” sounds like it could be a line from the new album.
Deborah: Suz so you know
Mark&Co: so how about those outfits – anything as stunning as the red dress?
suz: well I do but i always presume its diff for others 🙂
Deborah: There’s a great divide between the people who know & the people who don’t
suz: always think its easier 🙂
Anonymous: heehee Mark that dress is implanted in my brain
Mark&Co: and mine (rach)
suz: but you probably have bad days too and rotten night s “:)
Deborah: You’ll have to wait & see
Mark&Co: any new material for the tour?
Deborah: We have good nights & the days are getting better all the time
Anonymous: Deborah, will you sign autographs after any shows?
suz: Im glad 🙂
Deborah: New material exists & one or 2 may be played
Mark&Co: how about a photo with the melbourne bitch list after the continental show?
Alison: Have you written any songs for/about your daughters?
Mark&Co: so how many people here are on the bitch list? (And where are people from?)
suz: Deborah, were you always comfortable in your skin? as in you look so cofident in your body no matter what and that is what i like the very most about you 🙂
Alison: Count me as a bitcher, live from America.
suz: Um Im from Canberra and no i guess im not 🙂
Mark&Co: three bitchers here (mark, nicky and rachael) all in mebourne
meeks: Big bitcher from Melbourne
Yon: 1 bitcher here from sydney
Anonymous: huge bitch in melbourne
Mark&Co: lots of bitches…
Mark&Co: deborah, having fun there>
Deborah: A few technical problems there we were chatting to Suz only
suz: well thank you kindly hehe
Alison: Thanks to DC it’s GOOD! to be a bitch!
suz: charmed im sure 🙂
Deborah: Anon I’ll sign anything but how will I know it’s you?
Mark&Co: I’ve always enjoyed bitching… (r)
Deborah: Feminism has such a bad name these days, it bothers me
Anonymous: i’ll tell you….i am the butt ugly guy waving your cd cover
Alison: So did “Bitch Epic” really come about that way? the story is very believable.
Mark&Co: Has anyone heard “It’s a Girl Thing” on the radio yet?
Mark&Co: feminism is a good thing, but my armpits aren’t hairy (r)
Deborah: Bitch E came out of a hat – check yours you never know what you may find
suz: um deborah did you get my other question?
Anonymous: no mark…i heard “it’s only the beginning” on TTFM yesterday
Deborah: Yes has anyone heard Girl Thing on the radio?
Deborah: Feminism is not armpits
Mark&Co: nope – but I’ve e-mail JJJ with a request – anyone else?
meeks: deb you inspired me to write a sing, I would like to send it
to you, if thats possible
Deborah: Meeks bring it to a gig & say Hello
meeks: I’ll try
Anonymous: its not girl power is it deborah?? *ducks*
Alison: Will you be returning to London any time soon? Any shows there? It’s closer than Australia.
Mark&Co: alison, only just closer (a few thousand miles…)
Deborah: London is on the cards but nothing definite
Mark&Co: who else is listnening to DC while online?
suz: was that a “no” Deborah?
Alison: I’ll just wait. No problem.
Mark&Co: how havethe gigs been?
Deborah: Suz no
suz: oh ok I thought you couldnt see me 🙂
Anonymous: me…the way you look tonight is just starting
Deborah: we’ve only just begun
Anonymous: what are you up to mark?
suz: suz1> Deborah, were you always comfortable in your skin? as in you look so cofident in
suz: real life?
Mark&Co: just sitting watching me type (r)
Alison: DC, did you write “Gold”. It’s got an 1800s Russian winter feel to it (I’ve only heard it about 5 times)
suz: I have always liked that the best about you 🙂
Deborah: No i experience enormous anxiety, it’s what keeps me writing
suz: it never shows 🙂
Deborah: Gold is by an American Peter Blegvad
Mark&Co: what really annoys you?
suz: I am so jealous of what seems so comfy in you 🙂
Alison: great question mark
Mark&Co: suz, buy My third Husband, it will make you feel better! (r)
Deborah: You’d probably appear comfy to me – it’s the human condition
suz: I know 🙂
suz: not if i was hiding under a table when you looked at me lol
Deborah: the way corporations evade tax
Mark&Co: go girl!
suz: here here!
Mark&Co: I’d like to avoid tax the way they do! (rach)
Deborah: while we support society – & governments condone it
Mark&Co: what annoys willy?
Deborah: Having to type
Anonymous: what scares you Deborah?
suz: the big hairy ones?
Mark&Co: I always thought spiders were kind of cute(r)
Alison: This isn’t really on the subject, but what’s your favorite book? (I find that to be an interesting insight into people)
Mark&Co: what about Molly Meldrum?
Deborah: & other people’s certainty
meeks: i like the little red ones
suz: i like that Deborah 🙂
Deborah: Book? So many
Anonymous: you prefer people to be uncertain?
Alison: So many–fair enough.
Deborah: Mater & Margherita
Deborah: Master &….
Mark&Co: Nicky says she knows a Simon just like the one in evil homer
Alison: I was listening to “It’s all part of my education”. Do you really speak German?
suz: ever read the womans room?
Deborah: 5 German phrases
Mark&Co: hte only german I know is the stuff I had to sing (r)
Deborah: Womans Room good….all the pretty horses
Mark&Co: who do you admire?
suz: btw mark&co……I dont feel bad 🙂
Deborah: Love in the time of cholera….Sabbath’s Theatre
suz: Deborah…..Pretty horses???
Mark&Co: Willy – are you stuck typing all this?
Anonymous: do you know what kind of fans you attract? as in age/gender/sexuality etc.
Deborah: Noam Chomsky Germaine Greer Woody Allen (for his way with women)
Mark&Co: who does willy admire?
Mark&Co: hmm… silence
Alison: What kind of staging/set stuff was there on the Epic Theatre tour.
Deborah: Mark I hate these questions I don’t have heros
Deborah: I did a 3 hour monologue
Mark&Co: Mark does! (rach)
Deborah: Final questions please
Alison: That would’ve been great. When was Parabasis written? I love that song.
Mark&Co: Are you likely to do anything like the epic theatre tour again?
Deborah: I wrote it for a version of Aristophanes Frogs that I performed in
suz: I dont want to ask another question I just want to say thanks for coming on here so i could be braver than i ever am when you are near 🙂
Deborah: Directed by Geoffrey Rush of Shine fame
Alison: thanks for chatting. I’ll see you live some great day in the far off future.
Anonymous: i also wanna say thanx Deborah, you’re a great music maker
meeks: I’ll try and get that song to yu. it might be difficult though. thanks for chatting
Mark&Co: thanks for chatting with us nerds deborah & willy
Deborah: If I ever hit the zeitgeist again I’ll do a big show
Deborah: Bye all DCWZ
suz: bye 🙂
Anonymous: and i’ll see you at la trobe!
suz: bye willie
This chat took place Monday 27th October 1997.
Log file opened at: 27/10/97 8:06:48 PM
Topic for #Deborah: Welcome to the Deborah Conway Chat
lhucekb: hi soozie, having connection troubles?
Pooh_bear: great to c u online soozie
soozie: hi honey….good to see another founding member of
the Boonah Chapter of the deborah conway fan club online
Pooh_bear: petty sister mary can’t be with us
Bryan: All rise.
soozie: poor sister mary she must be still hanging from
that harness in the tree
Markimus: hi people
Pooh_bear: with grade 9 boys!!
soozie: ha markimus
Bryan: Hi mark
Markimus: we are about to start here 🙂
Bryan: Hi Euan
etroup: G’day soprts fans
lhucekb: hi Markimus, Bryan, etroup…how goes?
Deborah has joined channel
lhucekb: bows to Australia’s greatest music maker
Deborah has set the topic on channel
#Deborah to Buy the album you bastards
soozie: i have
Bryan has bought three copies…
Deborah: thankyou for that
etroup: I’ve ordered it, takes awhile to get to the
Outback, you know
lhucekb: me too…its great…
Bryan: etroup: guess I should come up there more often…
Deborah: where are you in the
etroup: Parkes, NSW
ronny: it takes even longer for it to show up in the
Deborah: hey yankees, welcome
etroup: Anyone know why JJJ aren’t playing it, or shouldn’t
Deborah: JJJ played Only the Bones off
Ultrasound and didn’t want to risk repetion
etroup: JJJ avoid repetition?!
soozie: pooh bear..why arent you saying anything
lhucekb: saw you on saturday night…had a fucking ball you
were incredible but were you supposed to turn up when you did or were
Deborah: i was not late, it was their
fault at the venue
lhucekb: dont worry we were more than happy to blame the
venue as well…
Pooh_bear: i am a shy boy soozie
barry_bing: Deborah: It’s great to see you back in .au, how
have you found playing to melb audiences?
Pooh_bear: deb missed your concert in london as i was on
way to turkey two days before hand!
Pooh_bear: how did the concerts go over there
soozie: Deborah…..how much did play while in London.
Deborah: the shows in London were
Pooh_bear: u still there soozie
Mark: Staying in Oz for long?
Deborah: Mark, plans are fluid
soozie: Members of the Boonah Chapter of your fan club are
wondering whether you still have photo’s of their inaugural meeting
and hope you have blue taced them onto your fridge
Deborah: hey i remember you
Deborah: u turned up at that show at
Pooh_bear: soozie want be at the show in brissie
soozie: yes……life sometimes is embarassing..especially
when one wakes the next morning
lhucekb: stoopid question that i have been dieing to ask,
from “Bitch Epic” does “DCN # 348” stand for deborah conway’s
Deborah: of course it does.
Pooh_bear: soozie have u still got the bit of ham from kelly’s??
Deborah: what did you all think of the
underground lovers ?
Bryan: Deborah: Why “Only The Bones”?
Deborah: as a title or a single ?
Bryan: As a single.
Deborah: ask michael gudinski his
Bryan: OK… but then why did you choose to redo it on 3rd
Deborah: cos no one bought Ultrasound
Bryan: 🙁 I did. And then I turned up to your gig a week
later and you were bloody selling autographed copies… 🙁
lhucekb: i did!!!!!!!!! i love “3 love” so much….its even
better in concert
Deborah: bryan, bring it to a gig and
we’ll personalise it and autograph it
Bryan: Will do. Thursday. 🙂
soozie: Pooh bear I would love to do Brisbane show but I am
working in Malaysia….but I am hoisting 6 people to the Sydney show
….a sort of subgroup to the Boonah Chapter but based in Rose Bay
Mark: re staying is oz, special interest group of the willy
festival, any chance for jan ’98?
Deborah: mark, always happy to do the
will festival, will be large with child, you bring the hot water I’ll
bring the towels
Mark: I remember last time!
soozie: Deborah……how long do you think you will be
based in London
Deborah: here’s a scoop for you all…
Deborah: baby 2 is due on the same day as
Bryan: Makes birthday parties easier.
etroup: wow! time travel!
lhucekb: unreal!!! you gonna give him/her a cool name as
soozie: got any names ready for baby two
Deborah: re london, when they get rid of
lhucekb: you hate d. somers??? could you be more perfect???
Deborah: no name suggestions please
soozie: I always thought you and he had a perfect
Deborah: actually we were thinking about
calling the child daryl
Deborah: but we settled on Ozzie
Pooh_bear: some thing like Considerate Understanding
Nineties Type you once described bert newton as!!
lhucekb: i imagine Syd to have a personality and a
half…she a cool kid?
soozie: WASN’T THAT THAT COUNTDOWN BLOKE
Deborah: maybe it was
Bryan: Deb: A question about the album. I felt ‘String of
Pearls’ and ‘Bitch Epic’ both had a definite theme to them, but not
so much 3rd Husband. Any comment on this?
soozie: Why did you write such different stuff in London
Deborah: times were hard
Deborah: what did you think the themes
were on the first two ?
Deborah: my 3rd husband’s themes are sex,
death, memory, and sex
Bryan: Well ‘String’ semes to have a lot about
relationships – and how they can go wrong. I think Bitch’s theme
speaks for itself.
Deborah: we had to live without Daryl,
Deborah: sometimes these things are more
evident after the fact
Veronica: Deborah, do you think you will ever release in
Deborah: god knows I’d love to
Veronica: it’s damn hard to get your cds over here
Deborah: we wait to see if someone is
brave enough to put it out
lhucekb: you gonna release a live cd like you did with
“Epic Theatre”? if so will it be available seperately as well?
Deborah: what about over the net
Veronica: expensive, but the only real option
Deborah: you mean contractual obligation
ronny: shipping from australia is expensive on top of over
priced australian cd prices.
Deborah: veronica, you need a pen
lhucekb: you have a definite market in the states, i have
mailed some to friends there and they loved it
Deborah: yankees, why are you awake ?
Veronica: What can I say, I’m a fan. 1:30am on a work night
is not too much 🙂
Deborah: ooh, I am touched, have you ever
seen me play ?
Veronica: sadly, no.
Adorable saus hi ppl !
Adorable: hiya deborah how r u today ?
lhucekb: hey adorable…
Deborah: well, yourself ?
Adorable: i am well thanks
Adorable: can i ask you a question deborah ?
etroup: I loved the Club Buggery performance. Was that fun?
Deborah: club buggery, roy and hg are
very special people
Adorable: my dad has walked in and you know him
Adorable: his name is john and he works for festival in
Deborah: so who are you adorable
ronny: i’ve seen you twice. live at the wire performance
at the virgin mega store in melbourne (you signed a cd for me) and at
what i think was the cherry tree.
lhucekb: does it piss you off that annoying kennett lovers
like tina arena shudders get so much air play
Deborah: YES !!
Bryan: Any prospects of a future collaboration between you
etroup: does the pope wear a tall pointy hat?
Deborah: actually tina’s husband used to
manage me briefly
lhucekb: NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but what about you and max
sharam?? i reckon that’d sound really cool
Deborah: max sharam, we don’t know each
Adorable: john said to say congratulations on the album it
has been getting some great reviews ! 🙂
Deborah: oh good Deborah: you should all
write letters to Rolling Stone complaining about the appalling review
soozie: didn’t read it..what did it say….those arsehole’s
Deborah: we can’t bring ourselves to
soozie: no problem
lhucekb: pity…you both have something real to say
Deborah: you stick your neck out, what do
you get ?
Deborah: did anyone see the underground
Adorable: no i would like to though
Adorable: what were they like ?
Deborah: we didn’t see them either
etroup: no, they haven’t played Parkes. We had Dragon,
Adorable: deborah what do u think of nikka costa ?
lhucekb: yea…we were there on saturday from 8:30…i was
with 2 non-fans… lets just say they are now
Adorable: nikka costa she is awesome !!
Deborah: haven’t heard her
Adorable: i thought u might have
Adorable: well i suggest u listen to her cd
Adorable: she is fantastic
Deborah: are you nikka costa ?
Adorable: no i am just a fan of nikka
soozie: what time are you coming on on Thursday
night……I have a friend flying in late and hopes not to miss you.
Deborah: ring the venue and then added an
hour (maybe not)
Adorable: so whos the producer on my third husband ?
Adorable: cos the name looks familar
Deborah: produced Fine Young Cannibals
Adorable: ok then thanks a lot 🙂
Markimus: any more questions people ??
lhucekb: out of interest (ok i am nosey!!) what musicians
do you like?
Deborah: have you heard the blue moods of
spain record – totally sensational
soozie: Pooh bear I am out of here…..give your wifie a
big hug……see you Deborah
Adorable: when u r coming to adelaide deborah, do u know
off hand ?
Adorable: and do u know where u r playing ?
Deborah: 15, 16th Nov
ronny: why no DNC track on 3rd husband?
Deborah: there was going to be one…
Deborah: but we’re saving it for a b-side
lhucekb: how come only 10 songs??
Deborah: cos they’re so dense and I am
into short records at the moment.
Deborah: where is everyone from ?
ronny: san francisco
Bryan is from Sydney, and is miffed that we only get one gig!
AnthonyH: Better late than never… 🙂
Deborah: we are coming back to Sydney at
the end, Newtown the globe and a few out of towners
lhucekb: who is they?? i dont know much about the music
industry…melb…saw you do a free concert in moonee ponds…it was
Deborah: i have no recollection of moonee
ponds, isn’t that where edna everidge comes from
lhucekb: yea…i think you called it essendon…you like
sucked up your snot into the mic and said “i know i’m tasteless” then
“still we are in essendon”
Deborah: was that with dave graney
AnthonyH: OK, who set the topic? 🙂
Deborah has set the topic on channel
#Deborah to Ideal Christmas Present
AnthonyH: Much better Deborah…! Marketing is everything
Adorable: deborah i was listening to strings of pearls the
other day Adorable: and i read the cover
Adorable: it said u has like 4 producers and stuff y was
that ? couldnt find the right 1 ?
Mark: Any more concerts planned for Melb, had the outlaws
Deborah: continental acoustic
barry_bing: Deborah: Hate to harp on the past, but do you
do any/many DRM tracks during your shows?
Deborah: we are doing MOB
Deborah: were doing Adultery but wasn’t
Deborah: maybe it was more of a hit in
barry_bing: no idiot grin?
Deborah: never like it much
Adorable: god the lag is heaps bad !
Deborah: sorry to upset you
lhucekb: i cant tell if its lag or what
etroup: ahh, I’d love to see you sing Adultery, it’s one of
the best songs I’ve heard.
Deborah: really ? you don’t get out much
barry_bing: etroup: i’m listening to it now =)
Deborah: it’s hard to live with your past, one has to move
Adorable: so deborah what do u think of mushroom going to
Adorable: has it been beneficial for u ?
Deborah: not so far
etroup: that is precisely correct.
Deborah: hwo did cuttlefish beach age ?
Deborah: computers are a wonderful thing
aren’t they ?
lhucekb: i dont know deborah how did cuttlefish beach age?
Veronica: maybe sony will have the balls to release in the
US, I think you’d be a big hit, huge. =)
Adorable: would u have preferred mushroom to stay with
festival then ?
lhucekb: do you go to irc rooms or bbs rooms much?
Deborah: veronica, you don’t run a record
company do you ?
Veronica: I wish
Deborah: irc, no
lhucekb: sony has mariah caery they dont need balls
Adorable: mariah caey sucks
Veronica: i just evangelise you at every opportunity. so
far it hasn’t gotten me too far.
Adorable: she only got somewhere cos she was shagging the
boss of sony music
lhucekb: thanx…you live up to your name adorable
Deborah: welcome anthony
AnthonyH: ISP number three, here’s hoping…
lhucekb: hey that could be a carrer move…sorry couldnt
AnthonyH: Hi Deborah, how’s the electronic world? 🙂
Deborah: the typist leaves a lot to be
Adorable: i am off now
Adorable: cya deborah !
Deborah: bye adorable
Adorable: thanks for the chat !
Adorable: best of luck for the album
Adorable: i hope its a platinum/multi platinum smash cos u
deserve it 🙂
Adorable: bye ppl !
AnthonyH: Ty png i s way o ver ra ted
Deborah: wa wa wa waa
lhucekb: so is speling
Bryan: Deb: Are you open to questions on religion, personal
AnthonyH: Deborah – my flatmate just asked me to mention
that he has plenty of spare Nutella (he’s been collecting the
Simpsons glasses and he is not kidding, there’s about fifteen jars of
the stuff here!)
Deborah: so what’s the question ?
Bryan: Well… you’re not exactly a stereotyped Melb Jewish
girl. I was just wondering whether you do feel ties to the Jewish
community etc, or if its really not part of your life.
Deborah: should I come over, I need about
15 jars now
AnthonyH: All yours 🙂
lhucekb: i saw you on “good news week” you looked ummmm….
Deborah: bryan, are you a nice jewish boy
Bryan: I try to be. :-p
Deborah: i know when the holidays
somedays I even do shabbas dinner Deborah: but it is a problem when
you don’t believe in god
AnthonyH: Deborah – how did the POW crowd take to the new
songs on the weekend?
Deborah: like pigs to poo
Deborah: saturday show was sublime
AnthonyH: (Anthony files yet another potential album title)
Deborah: it’s a gift I have anthony
AnthonyH: No Hallam show, though? (Forgive me if I’m
covering already-covered ground)
Deborah: hope you weren’t there
lhucekb: that was my doing!!! laughs like crazy
ronny: why were you asking about Underground Lovers? did
they open for you?
AnthonyH: No, luckily the Thursday show happened, which was
a nice surprise in itself
Markimus: have you all run out of questions, surely not
AnthonyH: Ah, how IRC has changed. There’s no escaping junk
lhucekb: was Hallam not so good?
Deborah: hallam was not at all
Deborah: couldn’t find it
AnthonyH: It’s over there somewhere, on the…circumference
Deborah: melbourne is a big town and we
must jetison off into the night
lhucekb: im fuckin glad i didnt go then…although i might
have seen you instead
barry_bing: you can’t get there on a zone 1 ticket
Deborah: final questions chaps
Bryan: Another 3-4 yrs before the next album?
Deborah: no way jose
AnthonyH: Are the Continental dates locked in yet?
Deborah: yes to anthony
lhucekb: doing any movies?
Deborah: there was one but it was about
Deborah: being hounded by the paparazzi
somehow i doubt it’s going to be released
barry_bing: Deborah – It’s been a pleasure having you on my
screen, Thank You!
Mark: what are the dates (apart from those on
lhucekb: getting kicked outta latrobe myself….i really
love your music deborah thanks heaps for having talent and a
Veronica: Goodnight (morning) Deborah and Markimus. I am
sure that I will hear more of your music (just not as soon as others
:/ ) as I do have an Aussie pen pal, but I still want you to release
here, you are sensational.
lhucekb: opps heehee
ronny: san francisco is an even bigger town but i’m going
to sleep. bye and thanks deborah.
Deborah: lots of love
Deborah: see ya
Veronica: good to ‘see’ you
Deborah has left channel #Deborah
AnthonyH: Bye Deborah, nice to briefly type at you
barry_bing: bye all thanks for coming!
AnthonyH: Hold that thought
barry_bing: c’ya Anthony
AnthonyH: And remember, whereever you go, there you are.
AnthonyH: 🙂 etroup: well, looks like I have to go and
watch Stewie Littlemore now, too.
barry_bing: me too
AnthonyH: I’m going to try harder to figure out the new
Kylie Minogue album…
Markimus: bye all, goodnight we’ll do this again soon
Bryan: Thanks for organising it, Markimus.
etroup: and buy 10 copies of the cd.
AnthonyH: We should, and next time, I’m getting a decent
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How far are we from the new album ? What can you tell us about it ?
[note : the new album was released as My Third Husband]
The album is written. By that I mean there are 20 songs to cull a record
from but I haven’t actually stopped writing and won’t until I’m in a
studio. My record company has just recently given me the green light to spend their money and as soon as I find a producer I want to work with, I will.
Willy Zygier and I have been demoing songs at home on a 16 track Mackie desk and Pro-Tools, using loops and samples in leiu of not having access to a drum kit or bass guitar. Apart from the inherant differences in the writing compared to my previous releases, this has given the songs quite a singular identity. A kind of junk yard approach. Hypnotic at it’s core but with spell breakers.
Any plans to come back to Australia ? tour elsewhere ?
Best case scenario.. Into studio in September, back in Australia in
January to tour, conveniently missing out on a harsh London winter. Back to
tour in Europe following summer. Fingers crossed.
What is your favourite pizza ? Where do you stand on the pineapple issue ?
You know I never knew there was a pineapple issue. But if it gets down
to it, I guess I’m a purist. Tomato, cheese, oregano. Commonly known as a
Margherita. Mind you it depends what time it is, I have been know to be
How were Bitch Epic and String of Pearls recieved overseas ?
Unfortunately neither were released anywhere outside of Australia/New Zealand.
What is the story behind the rumoured unreleased album of dance music ?
Ah, a story of intrigue, adventure, lost opportunity, myopic opportunists
and sad little bundles of waste; time, talent and terribly large sums of
money. Virgin wanted me to make a solo album, a dance album, and the carrot
was that the 3rd Do Re Mi album, which they didn’t otherwise want to make.
I, having no driving inclination to make a solo record at that point, made
a series of bad decisions not excluding the one where I said yes in the
All in all it’s for the best though. A big learning curve about how not to
make music and a new voice rose like Pheonix from the cremated remains.
Any future plans for Ultrasound ?
Maybe if I get pregnant and Willy, Bill and Paul happen to be hanging round with nothing better to do, another album. It was a one off but never say never…