#443 Guidance

Feeling lost? Ill at ease?

This week, we have stories to guide you through: troubled waters, flooded plains, and a malfunctioning waterslide.

‘Guided Meditation’ by Bethany Gargett

Meditation is for everyone, no matter who you are or what you’re going through. Why not dip your toes in the water and give this short guided meditation a go? It’s very calming.

Produced by Bethany Gargett

Music: ‘Relaxing’ by Benjamin Tissot

A genuinely calming guided meditation, led by Bethany’s brother.

‘sweet smoke’ by Jazz Money

“This poem is dedicated to the humbling work of the Djab Wurrung Embassy, with their blessing. It was written last year in 2019 as people gathered on Djab Wurrung Country and while watching from a distance, I was filled with a certain kind of hope.”

Written and performed by Jazz Money

This poem was written on the lands of the Darug and Gundungurra. It is dedicated to the Djab Wurrung people and their fight for Country. This piece came runner up in the Nakata Brophy prize 2020.

Jazz’s poem was published in Overland. You can read it there.

Elephant in the Waterslide’ by Gus Macdonald

A story about punks, catastrophes and brain magic. Sometimes waterslides are as dangerous as they look.

Image credit: Nic Lelli

Written and performed by Gus Macdonald

Sound design by Gus Macdonald

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: ‘Judy is a Dickslap’ by Belle & Sebastian, ‘The Magic Flute Overture’ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ‘Silent Descent’ by Eugenio Mininni, ‘I just need love’ by Arulo (CC also from mixkit)

‘Bodies of Water’ by Campbell Whyte

Bodies of Water is a comics installation that draws on Campbell’s memory of growing up along the Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River). Trying to make visible the way thoughts flow together, past, present, future. The physical world around us and the internal world blurring and connecting. Bodies of Water is a work that tries to connect Campbell’s life on this land with the life in the land.

You can read the comic here.

Campbell read this story at Read To Me, a live comic-reading night held at Knox St. Bar in Sydney.

Written and performed by Campbell Whyte

Sound design by Ryan Pemberton

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Mell Chun

Host: Maddy Macquine

Episode mix and compile: Julian Wan

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producers: Matilda Fay and Angela Moran

Photo: Daniel Jensen via Unsplash