‘Cyclones and Sickness’ by Sean Flanagan

Here we have the final episode from the first Stories in the Key of GC event.


Sean Flanagan, aka Flan, delivered this story only a few hours after the death of his Father. For a guy best known for making people laugh, this story explores the power of love and family in facing sickness and death. The music is largely improvised over a number of pre prepared themes. Sean and myself never actually rehearsed this story.

I play Sean’s own beloved steel string guitar and Jake Morton joins in on drums at the end.

Thanks for your honesty and bravery in sharing this story Sean. It is a powerful performance.

Stories in the Key of GC…a Most Incredible Night at The Basement, HOTA

HOTA Stories in the Key of GC - LEXIMAGEYLast Friday night was an incredible evening of local stories and music. A result of  positive and fruitful collaborations between myself and four amazing local Gold Coast writers, Tim Baker, Lystra Bisschop, Amy McDonald and Sean Flanagan. The amazing Bern young weaved the night together as host and Jake Morton sat studious on the drums.

Oh…and the venue was perfect…

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The sold out event was showcased at The Basement at HOTA and will no doubt be the first of more to come.

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Each story teller relished the proposed challenge and delivered a unique Gold Coast narrative. I have loved creating a soundtrack around each story.

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These are just some of the great images from Leximagery, courtesy of HOTA Home of the Arts


Thanks again to HOTA, Home of the Arts for supporting the creation of this project through its creative development grants. There is a lot to say about the energy of arts and culture on the Gold Coast at the moment. Full stem ahead.