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Bang on the Strillers

A podcast of sparkle warriors from cabaret, burlesque, drag, music theatre and comedy hosted by multi-award-winning Melbourne rock cabaret songwriter/performer Geraldine Quinn.
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Welcome to Bang On The Strillers, a podcast where rock cabaret songwriter Geraldine Quinn talks wonderful nonsense to various colleagues from cabaret, musical comedy, burlesque, drag and other glittery fringe art forms.

Feb 26, 2016

Part 1 of Quinn & Queenie's kitchen rambles - neuroscience, Elvis Costello, learning to sight-read in your 40s, Margaret Fulton, ceramic owls and inappropriate rubbing.

Episode 9 is the first half of Quinn's conversation with actor, singer, cabaret artist, mentor and beloved music theatre performer (she's my favourite, anyway) Queenie van de Zandt. Canberra-born (but she didn't know Wagga Wagga was a city? Weird...) Queenie confesses her love of self-help, how to deal with the Dutch, her yearning to own a dream catcher, her magnificent alter ego Jan van de Stool, and her terrible, terrible memory.

The greatest lesson in this first part of our conversation is that if Queenie is talking to you and suddenly runs to the other side of the room mid-sentence, she has definitely forgotten your name.

By the way, the language in this one is mostly clean. There are a couple of zingers, including early on, but overall it is significantly less fruity than usual. Don't take it personally... 

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