North To Shelley

from by Andrew McDonald

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He caves as he looks up at the spotlight. This cooks the last of his eye sight. The interrogation starts and distorts the shape. He digests a foreign tongue before it waves. He’s restless from the arms to the waist and pressed against the glass from knees to face. He would smile but he can only seem to growl because the blood beneath his teeth will not allow. Cut this bound from upside down and onto the ground and draw chalk around this hollow frame and see who claims to know his name before they lead him astray. Who will interfere, break the chain or volunteer? Remove the blindfold and cigar and pull him to a moving car. Resurrect his heart and find a pulse or add him to the pile of ghosts. This old machine needs a clean getaway. He can’t touch the sky and makes up his mind that he’s just the curse of another birth.


from The Fugitive Assembly, released August 20, 2012



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Andrew McDonald Melbourne, Australia

Andrew McDonald has made an enviable impact on the music scene in recent years as a singer/ songwriter, a moonlighting acoustic performer and the once enigmatic front man of Melbourne outfit Tiltmeter. Andrew recently completed recording his debut album WH will clearly showcase Andrews dedication to unique melodies, engaging lyrics, thoughtful structures and attention to each detail of the craft. ... more

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