Mon, 17 Oct|
Time of My Life Book Launch
From the much-loved Myf Warhurst comes a captivating and joyous memoir of wisdom, humour and heart that unleashes the music within us all. Join us as we celebrate the release of Time Of My Life. Myf will be in conversation with Rosie Beaton.
Time & Location
17 Oct 2022, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Vanguard, 42 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
We all have a soundtrack to our lives, songs that as soon as we hear them we're transported to a moment in time. As the youngest child, and only girl, in a family of creative types, Myf Warhurst grew up with the music in her. Whether she was watching Daryl Braithwaite on TV on a Sunday night or listening to the crackle of the needle across vinyl as Agnetha and Anni-Frid took her from rural Victoria to Eurovision, music has always shaped Myf's life. Later her love of music (and the realisation that a professional pianist gig wasn't part of the plan) would shape her career.
But music isn't just about memories. It's a safe place for people who feel different. Songs and lyrics helped Myf make sense of the world and deal with heartbreak and uncertainty. Music steered her hopes and fashion choices, cemented friendships and bonded family. In Time of My Life she shares funny, fabulous and occasionally fraught tales about growing up in a small country town with an unhealthy obsession with Countdown, then working in Australian radio and her experiences on the much-loved music quiz show Spicks & Specks. She spills the backstage beans on work, fame, feminism, failure, love and success. Like a sommelier matches food with wine, Myf matches hits with memory, and in the process reminds us all that, as Louis Armstrong said, 'Music is life itself.'
Myf Warhurst grew up in regional Victoria and studied music and fine arts at Melbourne University. After writing arts and music stories for The Age, she became Managing Editor of Inpress in 1999. After her first radio gig as showbiz reporter on Merrick and Rosso's Triple J Drive Show, she moved to the Triple J Saturday night request show in 2000 and landed the afternoon shift in 2003. In 2008 she joined Peter Helliar on the Pete and Myf Triple M Melbourne Breakfast Show. Since then Myf has hosted the ABC Radio daily afternoon show, been a columnist for The Guardian and The Age and reports regularly for The Project on Network Ten. Best known for her seven-year stint as a team captain on ABC TV's Spicks and Specks, Myf currently presents the Bang On podcast with Zan Rowe, discussing the biggest issues in art, music and pop culture. She also lends her voice to popular ABC Kids show Bluey, and recently presented on Play School: Story Time. She entered the South African jungle for the sixth series of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Australia, where she was one of the most popular contestants. Since 2017, Myf has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest alongside Joel Creasey. And Spicks & Specks lives on!
ROSIE BEATON LOVES MUSIC, especially Australian music.
Rosie spent 10 years as host of triple j's Super Request program, then digital station triple j Unearthed for young aspiring musicians. You have also heard Rosie on Double J, ABC Sydney and hosting the Billboard Program as you fly Qantas.
Music interview highlights are Lars from Metallica, Sia, Hilltop Hoods, Lime Cordiale, Silverchair, Mark Ronson and Tori Amos.
Event + Book
This ticket includes a copy of the book Time of My Life