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ON DUCTED COOLING
AT MASTER GASFITTERS
155 GLADSTONE ST
Diesel's on fire
By Naomi Fallon
Diesel's Under The
When: Friday, September 9
Where: Canberra Southern
Cross Club, Phillip
Tickets: Call 6383 7200
Legend: Mark Lizotte, aka Diesel, hits Canberra this Friday.
Alot of things have changed
in the 25 years since Mark
Lizotte stormed onto the
Australian music scene as part of
Johnny Diesel and the Injectors.
For starters, he boasted a full
head of hair back then.
In that time he's also won five
ARIA awards, sold more than
800,000 records and had two al-
bums reach number one in Aust-
This Friday the music legend hits
Canberra as part of his Under The
Influence tour, where he'll belt out
some of the tunes from his most
recent album of the same name.
Lizotte insists the album's name
isn't indicative of his physical state
at the time of recording.
"It's just a play on words really,"
"I guess I kind of liked that multi-
dimensional aspect of it."
Under The Influence is an album
dedicated to Lizotte's musical
heroes, where he presents some
older classics in a different way.
"Primarily it's not really my col-
lection of songs, it's a real mixed
bag of all influences and writers. It
still feels pretty cohesive to me," he
"I guess they are 'covers' but I've
never really liked that term.
"[The album] means a bit more
to me than that, these songs are
etched into me, they're songs I
was inspired to try and play when
I was an early teen."
Those fans looking to hear some
old-school Diesel needn't be dis-
appointed -- he's promised the
tour will be "a seamless infusion" of
both old and new stuff.
Lizotte looks back on his long
career fondly -- particularly the first
record he made with the Injectors.
While he now refers to it as a
pretty raw record, he said it was
honest and real.
"I kind of cringe at it now ... but
I'm proud of it in the same way,"
"Over the years I was lucky in the
sense that I had cool people to
work with, no real megalomania.
"I was given as much control as
I could imagine."
While he believes many mu-
sicians aren't given the same
liberties today, he says the internet
has opened the career up to
many more aspiring artists. "If
you're clever about it you can do
just about anything with a lap top,"
"There's no stigma attached to
home recordings any more.
''There's been a real shift of
power, but I guess the cream still
comes to the top."
He's hoping his daughter, Lily,
who is also musically-inclined, will
be among some of that cream.
"She loves to sing and write,
we've been doing a few charity
things together ... it's been pretty
special," he said.
1 SEE the work of fashion
designers and Canberra pri-
vate businesses as Fashioned
Here unpacks the wardrobe of
Canberra Museum and Gallery
(CMAG). From September 3 until
January 22, 2012, Fashioned
Here showcases some of CMAG's
permanent collection and selec-
ted current designers. For
details, visit www.museumsand
2 GET ready to sing and shout
when The Living End hit
Canberra on September 7. The
Living End continue their
impressive run as one of Aust-
ralia's incendiary rock acts with a
new album The Ending is Just the
Beginning Repeating. This is an
over 18s event. For tickets, visit
3APPRECIATE the wit and co-
mic timing of the star and
creator of Black Books, Dylan
Moran, when he performs his
new show Yeah, Yeah. On Sept-
ember 9 Canberrans will be able
to enjoy Moran's legendary
stand up rants, which have ce-
mented the unkempt word-
smith's reputation as one of the
foremost comics of his gener-
ation. Moran will appear at the
Canberra Theatre. For details,
4 PREPARE to be entertained
by the over 18s show Often I
Find That I Am Naked. At the
Street Theatre from September
9-10, Often I Find That I Am
Naked is an outrageous comedy
about dreaming of perfect love
but sometimes waking up hung
over and naked in a stranger's
bed. This madcap cabaret that
takes a hilariously honest look at
the ups and downs of single life.
For details, visit www.the
5 WATCH Auteurs From The
Other Americas and be
amazed. Beginning September 8,
this celebration of Latin America
cinema is coming to Canberra.
The series samples the work of
the region's leading modern fil-
mmakers, beginning with the
sensual and often vivid films of
Brazilian-Algerian Karim Ainouz
and the social satires of Argen-
tinean, Lucrecia Martel. For the
full Arc program, visit
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