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