This is the online home of Overheard Productions, registered in the ACT in December 2003, previously operating up and down the east coast of Australia (depending on our moods and the prevailing winds) from March 2013 to May 2019. Anchors dropped in Garramilla (Darwin) from May 2019 to August 2021, and for now in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), Northern Territory.
Original interviews and reviews are stored on this site. There’s some other miscellaneous odds and sods scattered therein – approach with caution. 😳 New content going up and about to increase at a rate of knots. Much of that will be thanks to our number four contractor (M.C.) who is currently based in Darwin, then Brisbane from November 2021.
Looking to take on more contractors very soon – watch out for recruitment ads soon. After last year’s debacle, though, we will NOT be using Facebook because applicants using this website/app have shown a very low propensity for reading and comprehension. Financial industry practitioners with no social media experience? Love the energy, guys, but you really need to read the label and the instructions more carefully. You’ve shortlisted yourself before I even get past your covering letter.
Due to some periods of bare-minimum membership subscription to Soundcloud, some older audio of interviews has expired and links may be broken. I’m mopping these up as I find them.
If you see any references to audio being removed by expiry dates in 2020, please ignore those. We had a pre-Covid exercise to transfer all audio interviews to text, but decided when the pandemic really bit hard that it was worth $16 a month of our business funds to keep those in place to support the independent artists we’ve helped over the past 15 years or so.
In our current incarnation, Overheard Productions is a wandering, itinerant, peripatetic entity (that would be the boss), and the contents will reflect this troubadouracality. Again, Darwin was a safe harbour pre-Covid and for the first 18 months of the pandemic.
Mparntwe will now definitely be a base of operations for some time to come, but the wandering minstrel nature of the business will continue.
If you’re a first time visitor, please read www.OverheardProductions.com/Testimonials to get a feel for the range of services, activities, and user reactions. To see who has engaged us in various capacities, go to: www.OverheardProductions.com/Clients.
Overheard Productions is currently a proud sponsor of 102.1FM 8CCC Community Radio – Alice Springs & Tennant Creek via the radio shows Dead Parrots Society (Saturday 6-8pm ACST) and A Little Bit Country (Sunday 11am-1pm ACST).
You can listen to these shows at 102.1FM in the aforementioned localities or online at 8ccc.com.au AND they are available on demand to listen to, pause, rewind, pause again while you grab a coffee, beer, the door, a tofu de burger, rack of ribs, your partner, the kid falling off the kitchen counter, or the doorbell ringing because Startrak thinks you’re #34 not #36 next door or across the road – check out the numbering in East Side, Alice Springs – it’s pretty whack, as the bloke at #363 found a few weeks ago when I rolled up to choir practice one house down from Jamie the progeny of Alice Springs folk royalty.
True story. I must go around and offer him some free tix to the Alice Sings Christmas Concert on 27 November at the Araluen Arts Centre, he types in no way trying to get in a shameless plug for his latest choir adventure.
William Francis John Albermorle Chauncy Farnsworth ArsenalFootballClub Quinn VIth* is a proud member of the Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory.
* Twice removed. Once by marriage, once by the police. Ok, twice. (I’m not making this up. As soon I’d typed the word ‘police’, an NT divvy van roared up the driveway and hung a U-ie about ten yards from where I’m sitting. I grinned a ‘Move along; nothing to see here’ grin. It’s a service we at Overheard Productions provide.)
The ‘twice removed’ gag was one of my late mother’s favourite bits, and since Overheard Productions and Bill The Gypsy became inspired by/homages to my late mum (Mary Agnes Jessie Quinn nee Turner, 1936-2016) and always were completely the inspiration of Greg*** Ben***** Quinn (1971-1998), so maybe both were pranking me from beyond the grave and crematorium.
Overheard Productions operates globally but has been physically situated since inception on stolen ground. Registered on Ngunnawal Country since day dot (3 December 2003) and only ever in Terra Australis since, we acknowledge and are sorry, so sorry that this continent are lands that were never ceded by the traditional custodians. There was no treaty.
The boss Bill Quinn was present on that day on the mall north of Parliament House in February 2008 when the apology to first nations people was given in federal parliament, and once he understood what was going on with the reply, he joined with hundreds of others and turned his back on Brendan Fraser as he tried to mitigate and obfuscate and *******ate by way of watering down any conservative party bi-partisan agreement with the apology.
We give our utmost respect in this country of many nations to custodians of these lands past, present, emerging, and future. #AlwaysWasAlwaysWilBe Aboriginal Land.
Overheard Productions is a non-discriminatory entity and does not allow discrimination of any sort, including all of the -isms and -ics. Wrap it altogether and say if you’re a bigot, go play elsewhere. Please!
Phew! That’s got rid of the RWFWs. For those who are left, it’s 3.36pm, and I’m heading next door to the pub for a V&T.
See you on the road(s) and when I’m looking at you.
Bill ‘Quinny’ Quinn