For more than forty years, Colin Hay has been a man at work. After headlining one of the world's biggest bands, the singer/songwriter/storyteller embarked on a tumultuous solo career that transformed him into a completely different kind of artist. In the spectacular new documentary, Colin Hay: Waiting for My Real Life, co-directors Nate Gowtham and Aaron Faulls chronicle the rise, fall, and rebirth of one of music's most vulnerable entertainers.
For this week's Kicking the Seat Podcast, Ian and David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel sat down with Colin and Nate just before a screening of the film at City Winery Chicago. They discussed the making of the film; the wisdom that comes with humility and age; and how Colin's upcoming album, Fierce Mercy, dovetails cosmically with Waiting for My Real Life. Colin also surprised the group with an eye-popping example of his uncanny memory.
If you're a new fan, an old fan, or are unfamiliar with Colin Hay, we hope this conversation serves as a welcome companion piece to what is sure to be one of 2017's very best films. And if you're in Chicago on Friday, March 10th, and want to see what all the fuss is about, you can get tickets to Colin's performance at Thalia Hall.
Episode 192 is dedicated to artists everywhere as a reassurance that hard work, persistence, and love of craft and people are worth more than selling millions of records (No, really).