Lo Carmen’s Loose Connections

I am a singer-songwriter/recording artist/touring musician/author and occasional actor sharing 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). My Substack newsletter Loose Connections has brought me a lot of joy and esoteric education since I launched in April 2020 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?

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

I’ve been an independent operator as a producer of musical, written and other arty works since … forever. My debut book ‘Lovers Dreamers Fighters’ was published Feb 2022 via Harper Collins Australia and I am preparing to record a new album (lucky number 8!) with my band and have various other exciting secret projects in the works to share with you soon.

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 love to hear your thoughts, stories and recommendations.

Learn more about me here: Lo Carmen links

These are some of the kind comments I’ve received about Loose Connections:

‘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 M

‘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

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