The Bedroom Philosopher
The Bedroom Philosopher
‘Northcote’ was video of the week on Rage and Channel V and has won two US film festival awards. The Bedroom Philosopher has appeared on Spicks & Specks, Gordon St Tonight, Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala & most importantly, Rage. He’s performed weird side-stages at the Big Day Out, Falls Festival, Woodford & Queenscliffe. He has supported The Dresden Dolls, Dan Kelly, Tripod, Tim Minchin, Flacco, The DC3 & Peter Combe. He performs with his hipster-slaying backing band The Awkwardstra. As Justin Heazlewood, he was a senior writer for Frankie for five years.
He has also written for The Big Issue, Mess & Noise & Zoo Weekly (Melbourne Zoo’s bi-annual gazette). As a wordsmith, Justin has a reputation for mixing psychedelic wit with bittersweet pathos. In his time at Frankie he tackled everything from male virginity to mental illness. Being a precocious only-child, he is inspired by Dave Eggers ‘Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius’ and prescribes to the “more is more is more” school of cathartic writing. In 2012 he released his first book, The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries through Affirm.
earning praise from Neil Gaiman, saying “It was what all the great rock and roll touring books would have been like, if the people who wrote them had been honest to the point of embarrassment.” In 2009 he created Triple R’s sketch comedy show Lime Champions and played a young John Safran on Race Relations. The Bedroom Philosopher is currently working on his fourth album, produced by SPOD and writing a book about being an artist in Australia. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud, Wikipedia & The Advocate. For bookings go to the Contact page. “He is so hip, he’s absolutely not hip at all.” Amanda Palmer. “The Bedroom Philosopher’s band show was one of the best things I saw at Port Fairy 2013. My colleague had tears streaming down her face and I honked like a seal with an airless laugh-gasp that neither of us could conceal. The performance was equally as funny as it was clever, and with the addition of his excellent band compadres, showed Heazlewood’s ever-evolving maturity as an artist and musician.” Mandi McIntyre, Program Manager – Woodford Folk Festival. “One of the few artists making a genuine attempt to explore the oddness of our age.” Helen Razer, The Age. “I’m impressed that this guy’s still around and relevant. I met him at a show a few years ago and we traded CDs, nice guy, sort of a genius.” Art Rush, on Facebook.
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