CelloJoe - Cello, Beatboxing, Singing & Looping - Classical Hip-Hop. International bicycle touring vagabond troubadour cellist beatboxer

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Back injuries

Back Injury... :(

I hurt my back slightly dancing at the naked disco at La Toosh at Pete's Ridge Festival busting some break dance moves without warming up enough and then when I was coming back from Fest La Frog on French Island I was unloading gear off the ferry and tweeked my back. I've been talking long hot baths for the last week and I thought I was getting better so I rode the 3 km to the gig at 303 last night (which was awesome!) but when I woke up this morning my back was worse than it was a week ago.

I got an hour long sports massage today and am just praying that I can make it through the gig tomorrow and the next week at Rainbow Serpent Festival.

The show must go on!

Tomorrow night is at the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood (125 Johnston Street Collingwood VIC 3066 (03) 9417 3415) and it's with balkan klezmer experts The Underscore Orkestra and hot club jazz band Ultrafox.

Also, Cath from Wollengong NSW wrote in response to "Bike girl:" 
BTW, not meaning to crack on to you, but seeing as you have a song about
perving on cyclists that is as equally heternormative as this one, you
might be amused by these lyrics if you've not come across them before. My
choir sing them:
I think those lyrics are hilarious!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

January 7, 2013 2:34 PM Waratah, NSW

January 7, 2013 2:34 PM Waratah, NSW

 Wow..How the time flies. I can't believe it's been over a month since I posted on this blog.. I have been microblogging on twitter with pictures and updating my Facebook page (FaceBook.com/CelloJoe) Please let me know that you're reading this blog by posting comments or emailing me!

Traveling solo by bicycle with 150 pounds of music & camping gear + food has been very fun and rewarding and not as difficult as you would think. I took a train up to Newcastle from Sydney and I was pretty much able to push my fully loaded bike into elevators, into trains, off trains everywhere and no body said, "Hey, you can't take that crazy overloaded bike on the train!" Good on ya Australian train personnel!

It has been lonely, but I am always meeting and hanging out with hella cool interesting people. I just played at Peats Ridge Music, Art, & Sustainability Festival over the new year. I got to see John Butler Trio live which was awesome. I also danced my ass off at the Naked Disco at Latoosh busting various breakdancing moves naked such as a monkey flip and the turtle. I wish I had warmed up and stretched first because I think the monkeyflip through my back out. :(

I ran into Mister Rogers at Peats Ridge. He's from back home in California and we had talked about collaborating months ago. Who knew that we would end up working on some music together at the Graffiti Mansion in Bondi Beach Sydney? I'll be sure to let you know when it's done and share it. It is already sounding really good.

I went to Byron Bay and spent a week with Jake Kemp and friends busking on the streets there. Jake is a beatboxer and goes by Isosceles. We spent a day recording and I have made the tracks available on my BandCamp page: http://cellojoe.bandcamp.com/album/isosceles-cellojoe Give it a listen and tell me what you think! I play cello, Isosceles beatboxes.

I played a show at the Alexandria hotel Dec 19 2012 with Charlie Mgee (Permaculture Songs). Charlie is an awesome dude that plays a ukelele really well and sings songs about permaculture. We used the pedal powered sound system for the whole show! Check out this video he made of the show:

I also went and busked downtown in Sydney on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas is a huge shopping day in Australia and it's called Boxing Day.) I was singing all my anti-consumerism songs while people were massed up like sheep toting their shopping bags from Guicci and Prada and Armani. there were literally lines out the doors of the shops with people waiting in line to get into the stores. I actually made some good tips down there anyway!

I've got heaps of gigs lined up in Melbourne:
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
CelloJoe at Gertrude's Brown Couch @ Gertrude's Brown Couch
30 Gertrude Street Fitzroy, Fitzroy, VIC 3065 (Australia) - Map
(03) 9417 6420

Set: 8:00 PM
Tickets: free
Thursday, January 17, 2013
8 Foot Felix & CelloJoe at the Lomond Hotel @ Lomond Hotel
225 Nicholson St, Brunswick East, VIC 3057 (Australia) - Map
9380 1752
Set: 8:00 PM
Tickets: ?
Friday, January 18, 2013
CelloJoe at Edinburgh Castle (Brunswick/Melbourne) @ Edinburgh Castle (Brunswick/Melbourne)
681 Sydney Road, Brunswick, VIC 3056 (Australia) -Map
03 9386 7580

Set: 7:00 PM
Tickets: Free
Sunday, January 20, 2013
CelloJoe at 303 Bar (Melbourne) @ 303
303 High Street , Northcote, VIC 3070 (Australia) -Map
(03) 9482 4577

Set: 3:00 PM
Tickets: free
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
CelloJoe + The Underskore Orkestra + Ultrafox - Bendigo Hotel @ The Bendigo Hotel
125 Johnston Street, Collingwood, VIC 3066 (Australia) - Map
(03) 9417 3415

show poster for Bendigo Hotel show on Jan 22 2013
Set: 8:00 PM
Tickets: ?
Friday, January 25-28, 2013
Rainbow Serpent Festival @ Rainbow Serpent Festival
Lexton, VIC (Australia) - Map

Set: 8:00 PM
All Ages 
Tickets: $225-280