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1999 Interview for this 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

1998 Willy Zygier Interview

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.

1998 IRC Chat

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?

Deborah: neither

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

Mark&Co: ooow!

Alison: Ouch.

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?

Deborah: Innocence

suz: hmmmmm

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.

suz: hehehe

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

Anonymous: who?

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)
S

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…

suz: hehe

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: wow

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: hehehe

suz: I know 🙂

suz: lol

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

suz: )

Mark&Co: 🙂

Anonymous: what scares you Deborah?

Deborah: spiders

suz: eeeeeeeeeek

suz: Huntsman??

Mark&Co: arachnapobia?

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.

Mark&Co: nutters?

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 🙂

Deborah: Thanks

Alison: cheers

Anonymous: and i’ll see you at la trobe!

suz: bye willie

meeks: bye

1997 IRC Chat

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
Room!

soozie: hi

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
#Deborah

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
outback

etroup: Parkes, NSW

ronny: it takes even longer for it to show up in the
states!!!

Deborah: hey yankees, welcome

etroup: Anyone know why JJJ aren’t playing it, or shouldn’t
I ask?

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
you late?

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
sensational

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
Noosa

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
nightmare?

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
choice

Bryan: OK… but then why did you choose to redo it on 3rd
Husband?

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
baby one

Bryan: Makes birthday parties easier.

etroup: wow! time travel!

lhucekb: unreal!!! you gonna give him/her a cool name as
well?

soozie: got any names ready for baby two

Deborah: re london, when they get rid of
daryl somers

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
connection

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?

Deborah: yes

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,
without Kennett

Deborah: sometimes these things are more
evident after the fact

Veronica: Deborah, do you think you will ever release in
the US?

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
record ?

ronny: shipping from australia is expensive on top of over
priced australian cd prices.

Deborah: veronica, you need a pen
pal

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 ?

ronny: ditto

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
adelaide

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
and Tina?

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
other

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
repeat it

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
lovers ??

Adorable: no i would like to though

soozie: no

Adorable: what were they like ?

Deborah: we didn’t see them either

etroup: no, they haven’t played Parkes. We had Dragon,
though.

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

lhucekb: adorable…Who??

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
Sundays

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
maybe

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 ?

barry_bing: melb

Adorable: Adelaide

ronny: san francisco

Bryan is from Sydney, and is miffed that we only get one gig!

Veronica: Oregon

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
fun!!

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 ?

Deborah: no

Mark: Any more concerts planned for Melb, had the outlaws
last w/e

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
cutting it

Deborah: maybe it was more of a hit in
Sydney

barry_bing: no idiot grin?

Deborah: never like it much

barry_bing: =(

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
on

Adorable: so deborah what do u think of mushroom going to
sony ?

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
resist

AnthonyH: Hi Deborah, how’s the electronic world? 🙂

Deborah: the typist leaves a lot to be
desired

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: cya

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
beliefs etc?

Deborah: depends

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?

Deborah: yes

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
mail. :_)

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
Diana

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
www.mikka.com.au

barry_bing: www.mikka.net.au/~deborah

lhucekb: getting kicked outta latrobe myself….i really
love your music deborah thanks heaps for having talent and a
personality

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: quit

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.

barry_bing: l8r

etroup: and buy 10 copies of the cd.

AnthonyH: We should, and next time, I’m getting a decent
ISP account!

Log file closed at: 27/10/97 9:10:08 PM

1996 Interview for the site

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
quite flexible.

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
first place.

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…