Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Remembering and Celebrating Dad



My Dad, Gordon Bayly, died last Monday morning, August 5, 2019.

Although I did not make it from the U.S. in time to see him before he passed, I am incredibly thankful for the five weeks I spent with him and Mum just two months ago; at a time when Dad's health really began deteriorating. We had a very meaningful time together, and I remember thinking as I was returning to the U.S. at the end of May, that if Dad were to “go tomorrow,” it would be okay; there was no unfinished business or nothing left unsaid. So I feel blessed in this awareness and reality.

Upon arrival in Port Macquarie on August 6, my Mum asked if I would write and deliver Dad's eulogy. The thought of the delivery part was, I admit, rather daunting. Accordingly, I extended an invitation to my family to join me in delivering Dad's eulogy at his funeral. My older brother Chris, my niece, Sami, and my nephews Ryan and Brendan (pictured with me below) accepted my invitation. From feedback I received afterwards, people found the eulogy informative, moving and meaningful. Fr. Joe D'Souza, who celebrated Dad's Requiem Mass, told me it was one of the best eulogies he had ever heard. I definitely appreciated hearing that.


Below is the text of Dad/Grandpa's eulogy, accompanied by photos from the family archives. It's followed by photos from my Dad's Requiem Mass that was held on Thursday, August 8 at St. Teresa of Kolkata Chapel, Emmaus Nursing Home, Port Macquarie.

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Chris: On behalf of the family I’d like to thank you for being here this morning to remember and celebrate the life of Gordon James Bayly. I’m Gordon’s eldest son, Chris, and along with my brother Michael, sons Ryan and Brendan, and niece Sami, we’ll be delivering Dad’s eulogy.

Sami: Grandpa was born in Coonabarabran on April 21, 1937. The son of Aubrey and Isabel Bayly [right], Gordon’s early years were spent at “Flodden,” his maternal grandmother Emily Simmons’ farm in the Purlewaugh district of New South Wales.

Ryan: During the Second World War Grandpa lived with his mother’s sister Phyllis, first in Sydney [below] and then in the New South Wales town of Wellington. Grandpa and his aunt formed a close bond that lasted until Phyllis’ death in 1996. Grandpa’s father, Aub, sadly died much earlier. He was one of 268 people lost at sea when the Australian hospital ship Centaur was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on May 14, 1943. Grandpa was just six years old when he lost his dad.




Michael: In the years after the war, Dad lived with his widowed mum and grandmother in the village of Tambar Springs, about 60 kilometres south-west of Gunnedah. His cousins, Joyce, Clare, and Trevor, along with their parents, also lived in Tambar – and from the photos of that time, it looks as though Dad and his equally larikkin-looking mates enjoyed a very carefree and happy childhood in this sleepy little country village.




Brendan: In 1949, Grandpa’s mum, Belle, remarried and relocated to Gunnedah. Grandpa’s step-dad, Bill Smith [pictured at right with Belle], was a farmer from the Curlewis area and a gifted horseman. He was also a very loving and caring father-figure to Grandpa, who by then was attending De LaSalle High School in Armidale.

Chris: Returning to Gunnedah to complete his schooling, Dad involved himself in – and excelled at – a number of interests, including brass band, model planes, T.Q. car racing, squash, basketball, golf, and a number of other sports. In 1954 he met the love of his life, Margaret Sparkes. Both were students at Gunnedah High School.



Ryan: Grandpa and Grandma were married in Gunnedah on November 7, 1959 and made their home at 23 Beulah St., next door to their enduring lifelong friends, John and Heather Sills. To look through the family photo albums from that time is to get a glimpse of a by-gone era, complete with men and women dressed to the nines while attending balls, weddings, and picnic races. At many of these events, Grandma and Grandpa liked nothing more than to dance the night away, something they both were very good at!



Above: Mum and Dad (at right) with their good friends Keith and Judy Moore at the 1962 Catholic Ball in Gunnedah.



Above: Dad (center) with his good friends Don Bruce (my Mum's cousin) and John Sills. Because of their close friendship (and no doubt their fresh-faced looks), an older friend, Mavis Grace, used to refer to the three young men as Huey, Dewey and Louie!



Above: Mum and Dad pictured at a social event in Gunnedah in the late 1960s.


Michael: Mum and Dad created a very loving and supportive home for my two brothers and I (right). Our home was also a bit of a magnet for the neighborhood kids, whom Dad always made feel welcome, including them in trips in the ute to collect rocks for the garden (below) and in lively table-tennis matches in “the back room.”




Brendan: Grandpa was always very good with numbers. His first job as a young man was with a Gunnedah accountant before he moved into the stock and station business. Grandpa’s specialty in this line of work was that of a grain merchant. He worked first with Farmers and Graziers and then as a partner with Gordon Barry & Co. That Grandpa and the founder of Gordon Barry and Co shared the same first name and a similar sounding last name was often a source of confusion. But Grandpa never considered replacing Gordon Barry’s name with his own, even after Mr. Barry’s passing, and Grandpa becoming the primary owner and operator. This speaks volumes of Grandpa’s humility and generosity. He didn’t need to be identified as being front-and-center, even when, more often than not, he was.




Chris: My brothers and I well remember as kids Dad working late into the night on the phone at his big roll-top desk, talking to farmers and carriers, and arranging the transportation of grain from farm to silo and mill. He was well-organized, with notes and figures meticulously handwritten in large ledgers (remember, this was well before the days of computers!) and he was always courteous and respectful to all with whom he did business. Indeed, many of his business associates, clients, and employees were (or soon became) steadfast friends – not only to Dad but to our family as well. My brothers and I remember, for instance, the many happy times we spent with the family of Ray and Gwen Riordan on their Kelvin property of “Fairview,” playing tennis, riding our mini-bikes, and hiking through the nearby Kelvin Hills.

Sami: Without doubt, Grandpa, over the decades, established himself as a greatly respected community figure and a much-valued friend and colleague to many. The words and phrases that have become synonymous with Grandpa include “great bloke,” “hard worker,” “dedicated community volunteer,” “respected business man,” and “avid tennis player.” He was also a skilled auctioneer and housie caller! He did the latter every Friday night for many years, first in the smoky St. Joseph parish hall and then in the smoke-free auditorium of the Gunnedah Servicemen’s Club.




Brendan: Grandpa was involved in a number of organizations, serving tirelessly on the board of the Gunnedah Tennis Club, St. Mary’s College, the Gunnedah Show Society, and Alkira Hostel. On these boards he often served as chairman or treasurer. He speedily got to and from all these meetings and his work in his purple souped-up Ford Fairmont, which was just as well-known around town as Grandpa was!






Ryan: Grandpa received many awards during his lifetime, though you would never have heard about them from him. He was far too humble to let others know of his many accomplishments. So you might be hearing for the first time that Grandpa was an Australia Day Citizen Award recipient, as well as a recipient of the Service Above Self Award from the Gunnedah Rotary Club. There were also many other accolades and awards over the years.




Chris: Dad started having health problems in his late 40’s and had his first bypass operation at 49. Over the years there were a number of other operations, a broken hip (playing tennis), and gout (which some of us inherited). But Dad kept in good spirits and didn’t complain – making the most of what he was able to do.

Michael: Dad valued his Catholic Christian faith and very much lived it through his actions. For my brothers and I, and for his six grandchildren whom he loved so much, Dad was a role model of integrity, compassion and selfless service to others.

Sami: Two generations of our family were blessed to experience and witness these qualities, and we know that they have inspired and guided us well as we have made (and continue to make) our own journeys into adulthood. In this way, our Dad and Grandpa very much lives on in us. And for that we are deeply grateful.


Michael: It was mentioned at the very beginning that Dad was born in 1937. That was also the year that his favorite adventure strip, Prince Valiant, was first published. “Prince Valiant wasn’t a superhero,” Dad told me a few years back, “but he was a hero.” . . . And when you stop to think about it, that’s also a pretty good description of our Dad.

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Above: Standing at left with Mum and my brothers, Chris and Tim, and two family friends, Denise and Wendy – Thursday, August 8, 2019.




















See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Dad
Australian Sojourn – April-May 2019
Happy Birthday, Dad (2018)
In Coogee, a Very Special Birthday Celebration
Happy Birthday, Dad – 2017 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
Congratulations, Mum and Dad
Catholic Rainbow (Australian) Parents
A Visit to Gunnedah (2017)
A Visit to Gunnedah (2014)
Journey to Gunnedah (2011)

Related Off-site Link:
“He Wasn't a Superhero But He Was a Hero”A Prince Named Valiant (February 21, 2011).


Monday, August 12, 2019

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Marianne Williamson on What It Will Take to Defeat Donald Trump

We will not defeat the president with a political argument.

We will not defeat the president with an economic argument.

We will not defeat the president with a purely rational argument.

We will defeat the president with a moral argument.

Like the space between Goliath’s eyes, it is the one area where he has no defense. He cannot defend himself morally or ethically because he doesn’t recognize morality and he doesn’t recognize ethics. He cannot fight what he cannot see.

It has been the lack of ethics and public morality in our politics that has left us vulnerable to such a one as he, and it will be the retrieval of ethics and morality that will repair the damage he has done and cast the meanness of his politics from our midst.

But a moral argument cannot be made by someone who doesn’t understand moral arguments any more deeply than to recognize that the president’s politics are immoral. It is the articulation of a moral politics, both philosophically and in terms of policy, that form the crux of my campaign, my qualifications, and what I offer the country as a potential president.

‬The hope for this country lies in the embrace of a politics that does not flow like bile from the power of an amoral economic system, but from the power of deep humanitarian principles at the core of our democracy. This speaks not just to changes in Washington but to changes in our hearts as well.

These are spiritually revolutionary times.

Rehearsal is over.

The time of change is now.

– Marianne Williamson
August 11, 2019


For more of Marianne Williamson at the Wild Reed, see:
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – November 5, 2018
Talkin’ ’Bout An Evolution: Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Bid
Why Marianne Williamson Is a Serious and Credible Presidential Candidate
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – April 24, 2019
Marianne Williamson: Reaching for Higher Ground
“A Lefty With Soul”: Why Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson Deserves Some Serious Attention
Sometimes You Just Have to Take Matters Into Your Own Hands . . .
Marianne Williamson Plans on Sharing Some “Big Truths” on Tonight's Debate Stage
Friar André Maria: Quote of the Day – June 28, 2019
Marianne Williamson: “Today Is a Day of Shame”
Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson: “We’re Living at a Critical Moment in Our Democracy”
Caitlin Johnstone: “Status Quo Politicians Are Infinitely ‘Weirder’ Than Marianne Williamson”

Related Off-site Links:
Marianne Williamson Goes for the Gut – Elaine Godfrey (The Atlantic, August 11, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Says Democratic Rivals Are Smearing Her in 'Well-Strategized Effort" to Keep Her Out of Third Presidential Debate – Emily Goodin (Daily Mail, August 10, 2019).
Can Self-Help Heal the Body Politic? – Why Marianne Williamson Has Found a Political Audience – Natalia Mehlman Petrzela (The Atlantic, August 10, 2019).
Outsider Candidate Williamson Brings “Radical Love” to the Iowa State Fair – James Oliphant (Reuters, August 9, 2019).
What Is It About Marianne Williamson – Dylan Palmer (71 Republic via Marianne2020.com, August 7, 2019).
The Strange Appeal of Marianne Williamson – Matthew Boose (The Ohio Star, August 7, 2019).
You Don't Have to Vote for Marianne Williamson – Just Don't Call Her Crazy – Kerry Pieri (Harper's Bazaar, August 2, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Knows How to Beat Trump – David Brooks (The New York Times, August 1, 2019).
The Meaning of the Marianne Williamson Moment – David French (National Review, July 31, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Won the Debate – Katherine Krueger (Splinter, July 31, 2019).
Don't Mock Marianne Williamson, Democrats Need Her Spiritual Politics in Dark Trump Era – Kirsten Powers (USA Today, July 31, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Is the Only True Anti-Trump – Megan McArdle (The Washington Post, July 17, 2019).
Author Marianne Williamson on 2020 Run: “The Best Thing I Can Do Is Be Myself” – Miranda Bryant (The Guardian, July 27, 2019).
When Everyone Else Stepped Back, Marianne Williamson Stepped Forward – David Kessler (Medium, July 26, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Polling Ahead Of Beto O’ Rourke, Corey Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand in New Hampshire – Ashe Schow (The Daily Wire, July 16, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Wants to Win the Presidency With the Power of Love and Miracles – Jesse Walker (Reason, July 13, 2019).
Marianne Williamson's “Evangelion” Meme Uses Anime to Explain 2020 Candidate's Holistic Politics – Andrew Whalen (Newsweek, July 10, 2019).
The Meaning of Marianne WilliamsonThe New York Times (July 9, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Is Just What the Democratic Party Needs – Tyler Cowen (Pioneer Press, July 5, 2019).

UPDATE: We Must Hear Marianne Williamson’s Message About the Overuse of Anti-Depressants – Kenneth F. McCallion (Mad in America, August 11, 2019).


Sunday, August 04, 2019

Dad


I begin the long journey back to Australia this afternoon to be with my family at a very sad time.

My dear dad, Gordon James Bayly (pictured with me at right earlier this year), is in the last days of his life, and about to embark on his own very special and profound journey to the next life.

As I write, he is receiving hospice care at Emmaus Nursing Home in Port Macquarie, the coastal town where my parents have resided since 2002. I plan on being in Australia for a month. Thanks in advance for your love and support.



Above: Dad - May 23, 2019.


See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Australian Sojourn – April-May 2019
Happy Birthday, Dad (2018)
In Coogee, a Very Special Birthday Celebration
Happy Birthday, Dad – 2017 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
Congratulations, Mum and Dad
Catholic Rainbow (Australian) Parents

Related Off-site Link:
“He Wasn't a Superhero But He Was a Hero”A Prince Named Valiant (February 21, 2011).


Thursday, August 01, 2019

Caitlin Johnstone: “Status Quo Politicians Are Infinitely ‘Weirder’ Than Marianne Williamson”



Well, it seems that author and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson has become a credible presidential candidate.

I say this because a month ago her presence in and contribution to the first Democratic presidential candidates' debate drew ridicule and derision from most mainstream media pundits. She was dismissed, in other words, as not being a credible candidate; as unthreatening. Yet now, after her success in the first night of the second debate (see the headlines at right), the knives have come out. She's clearly being viewed now as enough of a candidate to be a credible threat to business-as-usual politics and to the way the status quo insists things such as a presidential candidacy should look like and be conducted.

No longer considered merely a “kooky” or “joke” celebrity candidate, Marianne Williamson is being described in some quarters as the “dangerous” mirror image of Donald Trump. It's absurd, I know. But it goes to show just how far much of the corporate media and other gatekeepers of the political and economic status quo will go to undermine and discredit a genuinely progressive voice.

For her part, Williamson has responded to all of this by saying the following.

They’re no longer ignoring us. They’re still laughing but with some nervousness in their voices; and we are now moving into some serious resistance to the emergence of our campaign – lies about my stance on medicine and science, etc. Those who support the campaign need to get serious now; one of the themes has always been that we need to become as convicted in our love as some people are convicted in their fear.


I dare say I'll write more about this backlash against Williamson and her campaign in a later post. She is, after all, the candidate I'm most passionate and energized about supporting at this stage of the presidential race, for reasons that I outline here.

Tonight I share Caitlin Johnstone's recent op-ed in which she compellingly contends that it is not Marianne Williamson, "the lady talking about love and slavery reparations," whom should be consider a “freak,” but each and every "seasoned career politician.”

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Status Quo Politicians Are Infinitely
‘Weirder’ Than Marianne Williamson


By Caitlin Johnstone

The Mind Unleashed
July 31, 2019


Night one of the CNN Democratic debates has come and gone, and if you missed it you didn’t miss much. Basically the entire thing can be summed up as Jake Tapper asking the progressives on stage, “So explain why Americans would vote for your policies when we here at CNN have been telling them for years that they’re not allowed to support those policies?” Then for balance they ask one of the boring centrist candidates to explain why Bernie Sanders is crazy. Repeat for two and a half hours.

Disrupting the monotony was Marianne Williamson, who once again was the most-searched candidate following the debate. She raised eyebrows by using the phrase “dark psychic forces” to describe Trump’s demagoguery, prompting many ironically ironic tweets from ironically ironic people eager to make fun of how weird and ridiculous this self-help guru woman is. Which to me is a bit odd seeing as the people she’s being compared to are status quo politicians, who are some of the most freakishly insane creatures on this planet.

I am not a fan of Marianne Williamson, nor of anyone else in this primary race for that matter. But the candidates who push against the status quo in some way do tend to highlight various aspects of the oppression machine in ways I find interesting, and the reaction to Williamson is certainly no exception.

I mean, this same debate saw Mayor Pete Buttigieg saying that “assault weapons, things like what I carried overseas in uniform . . . have no business in American neighborhoods in peacetime, let alone anywhere near a school.” In other words, such weapons don’t belong in America, they belong overseas murdering foreigners for crude oil and Raytheon profit margins. This argument is becoming more and more common in America’s gun control debate, and the only reason people don’t shout and shudder in revulsion upon hearing it is because the propagandists of the political/media class have normalized military mass murder in mainstream American consciousness to such a severe extent.

This same debate also saw former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper argue that US troops should remain in Afghanistan for “humanitarian” reasons and to protect “the condition of women”, apparently in an attempt to court the key voting demographic of people who have been sealed in a soundproof time capsule since 2001. He literally said “Look at the progress that’s happened in that country.” With his literal face hole.

This same debate also saw Montana Governor Steve Bullock extolling the merits of keeping a nuclear first strike policy on the table for the United States. This man sincerely argued that it is good and right for the United States to be prepared to use nuclear weapons even when not attacked with nuclear force, and for other nuclear-armed nations to see this and know this. This is clearly an omnicidal, psychopathic position which threatens every organism on our planet, but today everyone’s talking about Marianne Williamson and energy crystals.

These people are freaks. If someone came into our world from a parallel universe where humanity is healthy, the least of their concerns on that stage would be the lady talking about love and slavery reparations.

If people could really see what’s happening in their nation and their world with fresh eyes, they’d scream in horror. But that’s the exact status quo that all these sane, normal, serious politicians have dedicated their lives to upholding. One where people are deliberately kept poor by a plutocratic class which understands that money is power and power is relative. One where the most powerful military force in history circles the globe and wages endless wars upon disobedient populations. One where we rip apart the flesh of our planet and dump poison into our air and our water in facilitation of a new mass extinction event which will someday claim our own species if not reversed. One where we point weapons at each other that can wipe out cities, cover the earth’s surface in nuclear radiation, and fill the sky with black soot blocking out the sun for decades, and we play with escalations toward the deployment of such weapons like it’s a game.

The only reason any of this seems normal to anyone is because the propagandists have normalized it. The only reason the politicians who help support this system seem normal to anyone is because the propagandists have normalized them. Without the filter of propaganda warping our sense of reality, we’d see these depraved monsters for what they really are.

If all of humanity suddenly took sane pills today, we wouldn’t be mocking some long-shot Democratic candidate for saying things in a slightly different way than we’re used to hearing them. We’d be mocking the people who’ve been propping up this ridiculous, insane way of being, and we’d be throwing them all out on their asses. And we’d be enraged that it took us this long to do so.

Seasoned career politicians are infinitely more ridiculous, crazy, risible and undignified than Marianne Williamson, because the power structures and agendas they uphold are so transparently bat shit insane. That doesn’t mean Williamson is special, it means they are freaks. And if we ever get sane, we’ll immediately see them as such.

Caitlin Johnstone
The Mind Unleashed
July 31, 2019


Following is CNN's Anderson Cooper's interview with Marianne Williamson after the first night of the CNN Democratic primary debate. . . .





Related Off-site Links:
The Meaning of the Marianne Williamson Moment – David French (National Review, July 31, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Won the Debate – Katherine Krueger (Splinter, July 31, 2019).
Don't Mock Marianne Williamson, Democrats Need Her Spiritual Politics in Dark Trump Era – Kirsten Powers (USA Today, July 31, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Is the Only True Anti-Trump
– Megan McArdle (The Washington Post, July 17, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Won’t Be President. But Her 2020 Competitors Should Take Note – Dana Milbank (The Washington Post, July 31, 2019).
Author Marianne Williamson on 2020 Run: “The Best Thing I Can Do Is Be Myself” – Miranda Bryant (The Guardian, July 27, 2019).
When Everyone Else Stepped Back, Marianne Williamson Stepped Forward – David Kessler (Medium, July 26, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Polling Ahead Of Beto O’ Rourke, Corey Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand in New Hampshire – Ashe Schow (The Daily Wire, July 16, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Wants to Win the Presidency With the Power of Love and Miracles – Jesse Walker (Reason, July 13, 2019).
Marianne Williamson's “Evangelion” Meme Uses Anime to Explain 2020 Candidate's Holistic Politics – Andrew Whalen (Newsweek, July 10, 2019).
The Meaning of Marianne WilliamsonThe New York Times (July 9, 2019).
Williamson Says Election About “the Love of Democracy” – Karen Dandurant (Sea Coast Online, July 6, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Is Just What the Democratic Party Needs – Tyler Cowen (Pioneer Press, July 5, 2019).

For more coverage at The Wild Reed of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, see:
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – November 5, 2018
Jacob Weindling: Quote of the Day – November 19, 2018
Something to Think About – February 19, 2019
Quotes(s) of the Day – February 26, 2019
Bernie Sanders: Quote of the Day – March 2, 2019
Talkin’ ’Bout An Evolution: Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Bid
Why Marianne Williamson Is a Serious and Credible Presidential Candidate
Pete Buttigieg: Quote of the Day – April 17, 2019
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – April 24, 2019
Marianne Williamson: Reaching for Higher Ground
Progressive Perspectives on Joe Biden's Presidential Run
Beto, Biden and Buttigieg: “Empty Suits and Poll-Tested Brands”
Pete Buttigieg, White Privilege, and Identity Politics
“A Lefty With Soul”: Why Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson Deserves Some Serious Attention
Bernie Sanders: Quote of the Day – June 12, 2019
Sometimes You Just Have to Take Matters Into Your Own Hands . . .
Marianne Williamson Plans on Sharing Some “Big Truths” on Tonight's Debate Stage
Pete Buttigieg: Quote of the Day – June 27, 2019
Friar André Maria: Quote of the Day – June 28, 2019
Marianne Williamson: “Today Is a Day of Shame”
Brian Geving: Quote of the Day – July 20, 2019
Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson: “We’re Living at a Critical Moment in Our Democracy”


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Daby Touré

Something special this evening at The Wild Reed . . .

. . . Senegalese musician Daby Touré performing his song “Woyoyoye” ("A Cry") live in the studios of the BBC in 2015.

“Woyoyoye” is the opening track of Daby's 2015 album Amonafi, a Wolof word for “Once upon a time.” Enjoy!





Writes music critic Séverine Baron about Amonafi:

As always with Touré, a champion melodist, his melodies are clear, beautiful, and sticky enough to become earworms. The harmonies are trance-inducing, definitely reminding of a pure and authentic form of African music. The lyrics are varied, from touching on political issues to observations on his states of mind.


Related Off-site Links:
Daby Toure on His Latest Album, Amonafi, and Its Message – Séverine Baron (Rrverb, October 19, 2015).
Daby Touré: Amonafi Review – Easygoing African Fusion Pop – Robin Denselow (Rrverb, September 17, 2015).
Daby Touré, Musician Inspired By African Diasporawbur.org (November 27, 2015).

Previous featured musicians at The Wild Reed:
Dusty Springfield | David Bowie | Kate Bush | Maxwell | Buffy Sainte-Marie | Prince | Frank Ocean | Maria Callas | Loreena McKennitt | Rosanne Cash | Petula Clark | Wendy Matthews | Darren Hayes | Jenny Morris | Gil Scott-Heron | Shirley Bassey | Rufus Wainwright | Kiki Dee | Suede | Marianne Faithfull | Dionne Warwick | Seal | Sam Sparro | Wanda Jackson | Engelbert Humperdinck | Pink Floyd | Carl Anderson | The Church | Enrique Iglesias | Yvonne Elliman | Lenny Kravitz | Helen Reddy | Stephen Gately | Judith Durham | Nat King Cole | Emmylou Harris | Bobbie Gentry | Russell Elliot | BØRNS | Hozier | Enigma | Moby (featuring the Banks Brothers) | Cat Stevens | Chrissy Amphlett | Jon Stevens | Nada Surf | Tom Goss (featuring Matt Alber) | Autoheart | Scissor Sisters | Mavis Staples | Claude Chalhoub | Cass Elliot | Duffy | The Cruel Sea | Wall of Voodoo | Loretta Lynn and Jack White | Foo Fighters | 1927 | Kate Ceberano | Tee Set | Joan Baez | Wet, Wet, Wet | Stephen “Tin Tin” Duffy | Fleetwood Mac | Jane Clifton | Australian Crawl | Pet Shop Boys | Marty Rhone | Josef Salvat | Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri | Aquilo | The Breeders | Tony Enos | Tupac Shakur | Nakhane Touré | Al Green | Donald Glover/Childish Gambino | Josh Garrels | Stromae | Damiyr Shuford | Vaudou Game | Yotha Yindi and The Treaty Project | Lil Nas X