Lo Carmen’s Loose Connections

Allow me to lure you into Loose Connections - a Substack Featured Publication 2022 -with a couple of the delightfully encouraging comments I’ve received:

‘I send you endless love and thanks for your Loose Connections because they fill me up…there is a truth and beauty and serious lightness about all of it that I find enviable and precious all at the same time’.  Stephen Moyer

‘When Lo’s Substack shows up in my inbox, I always open it - just to read a few words - and invariably get totally caught up in whatever she happens to be writing about. Lo’s stories are always great. Her life is incredibly interesting and she has the turn of phrase to know how to share it too’. J Smith Cameron

I’ve been an independent operator as a producer of musical, written and other arty works since … forever. My debut book, memoir/manifesto ‘Lovers Dreamers Fighters’ was published Feb 2022 via Harper Collins Australia and is currently only available on Amazon in US but will be more widely available soon.

I am a singer-songwriter/recording artist/touring musician/writer and occasional actor sharing essays and musings on whatever cultural delights dance through my mind every fortnight (every second Sunday morning in Australia which is generally Saturday afternoons elsewhere in the world). I’ve been published in Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Vogue, Talkhouse, No Depression and many other places.

I launched Loose Connections because I love to write and having an excuse to research and dig into all the kinds of things I’m interested in. Writing this has brought me a lot of joy and esoteric education since I launched in April 2021 and I hope it brings you some too. I’m grateful for your readership. As Ann Margret says, let me entertain you.

So far I’ve written about answer songs, psychic waitresses, songwriting, Elvis, Bob Dylan, cool cars, Charo, Kris Kristofferson, crime novels, Dolly Parton, rehearsals and the lure of Hawaii. Who knows what’s next?

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I generally include playlists or links to videos or other informative and entertaining information.

This newsletter gives me the opportunity to bring all my interests, obsessions and fascinations together into one digital home, and to you invite you, dear reader, to come along for the ride with me.

I truly love to hear your thoughts, stories and recommendations.

I’m on most social media at @locarmenmusic and you can listen to my records online. Learn more about me here: Lo Carmen links

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As a lone operator in this big ol’ world, subscribing and sharing my newsletter helps me in so many ways, especially to grow and get my work out to the world one satisfied reader/listener at a time.

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Your support means the world to me, and helps me to be able to write without having to do all kinds of things I’d rather not have to do.

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Storytelling troubadour/singing wordsmith Lo Carmen's essays and musings on songs, music, culture and other fascinations... bi-monthly missives ... find me other places @locarmenmusic.


Lo Carmen

Storytelling troubadour, singing wordsmith, record maker, creative independent, debut book 'Lovers Dreamers Fighters' out now via Harper Collins Australia 🎶