Christine Nixon, Marion von Adlerstein, Colin Hay (774 ABC Melbourne)

by Colin Hay, December 8, 2011


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r867407_8394780Jon Faine had a studio full of strong personalities today – an environment in which he thrives. His co-host, Christine Nixon, made her way in the male-dominated world of policing, rising to Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, and then Chair of the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority. She and Jon welcomed Marion von Adlerstein into the studio, a woman who worked in the ‘Mad Men’ type world of advertising and magazines in the 1960s, as a writer for Vogue Australia. Her new novel, The Freudian Slip, is loosely based on her experiences.

They were joined by Colin Hay, former front man of much-loved Australian rock band Men at Work, who has been touring his solo work for many years now. He played a haunting and beautiful song called Dear father, from his new album Gathering Mercury, inspired by his father’s recent death. He’s playing shows around Victoria next week – details on his website – and you can catch his Australian tour in February, including shows in Ballarat, Echuca, Wangaratta, Sale, Warragul, Geelong and Melbourne.

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