Jack Howard – Songs For Longing: The Poems of Dawson Hann EP
Jack brings the beautiful poetry of Dawson Hann to life with music.
Released In: [Australia / NZ].
Release Date: 8 August 2015.
Australian Chart Position: N/A.
Availability: Moderately common. Available new in digital forms.
Highly recommended track.
Version: Independent Australian digital album.
Album length: 26 minutes, 14 seconds.
ReplayGain loudness: -9.06dB (2016).
- A Song For Longing
- The Falling Man
- Kaniva Christmas
- Ghost Town
- Stains of the Third Age
- Coming By Sea
- When Dylan Went Electric
In February 1973, I made my first Broadmeadows line trek from the wilds of Oak Park to the lushness of Wesley College on St. Kilda Road. I felt utterly out of place for awhile but pretty quickly made some good friends and I had one memorable teacher, Dawson Hann, who also started teaching there in 1973.
He’s still there and so am I 42 years later (!!).
Dawson is a legend of the school – smart, caring, compassionate, funny, full of wisdom. He taught English and started the Adamson Theatre Company with Tony Scanlon (R.I.P.).
I started teaching there again after Hunters and Collectors broke up in 1998.
A few years ago, Dawson gave me some manuscripts of his poetry. Beautiful poetry. Down to earth, relevant, passionate, Australian, sometimes with an eyebrow arched. It was a bit of a revelation.
So I decided put some of them to music. These eight tracks are the results.
Hope you enjoy them.
Music – Jack Howard
Words – Dawson Hann
tags: alternative alternative rock bluesy cinematic poetry rock trumpet Melbourne
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