Sam Simmons, fatherhood and the Radical Women of Latin American Art

September 12th 2018

  • Sam Simmons :: Interview with Ruby Miles on Up For It

Returning to Up For It, the slightly absurd Sam Simmons lets Ruby in on his perplexingly titled Yack Festival show (kind of), and the raptures and perils of fatherhood. 

Though he kept cryptic about his show, ‘Radical Women of Latin American Art, 1960-1985’ (a story about an exhibition he attended in LA) we do know this: it involves “a man with a banana and a man holding a cigarette and a woman with high heeled shoes”. Hmm.

Simmons shared a couple of the newfound joys of parenting, some slightly more yuck than yack, but with the cute gargling of little 18 month old Luna in the background he does assure us it’s worth it. You just have to add one item to the morning rush mantra list, “wallet, phone, keys, baby”.

Have a listen to the full interview to hear some tips for swooping season, more gems from a new dad, plus some light-hearted negging of a couple of the other amazing acts to be found at the festival, which has a line up that includes Danielle Walker, Bob Franklin, Zoë Coombs Marr, Alex Lee,  Ösher Ginsberg, Rove McManus, Tom Ballard & many more.

Also, if anyone finds Sam Simmons’ wallet, please return to Giant Dwarf. He’ll be eternally grateful 🙂

WHO: Sam Simmons @ Yack Festival 2018
WHAT: Radical Women of Latin American Art, 1960-1985
WHEN: October 26th & 27th
WHERE: Giant Dwarf Theatre, 199 Cleveland St Redfern
HOW MUCH: $39+bf
Get yr tix here.