G-Flip - "Killing My Time"
It's every artist's dream for their music, and it's more rare that winning the lottery, but every now and then an artist releases their debut single and it just blows up. That just happened to G-Flip.
Georgia Flipo, also known as G Flip, is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, producer and drummer from Melbourne, Australia. She has performed as a drummer and backup singer for the Melbourne band EMPRA and performed her first solo show at SXSW in Texas in 2018. She's drummed for years. “I got my first drumkit when I was 9 years old, my uncle bought me a little blue drumkit… I remember trying to be tough and not cry but I was so happy I got a drumkit that I went to the toilet by myself and cried a little bit."
From there, Georgia’s love of drums snowballed and her first drum teacher in high school, Jenny Morrish, showed her an example of a young woman who could loudly and proudly drum in bands.
“Back in 2006/7 you couldn’t turn on Rage or look online and there’d be a girl drummer out front... My drum teacher was my absolute idol, I bought the same drumkit as her, the same sticks as her… she became one of my absolute best friends.”
Tragically, Georgia’s drum teacher and hero passed away in 2015 at just age 31 from cancer. “All she wanted to do was tour America, so then a few weeks later I tried out for a band and worked my ass off to be the drummer of that band, I think I was 19 at the time.”
With 10 years drumming experience at this point, Georgia knew if she was going to go solo, it was her other skills that needed sharpening. For 12 months Georgia honed her craft as a producer, bought a midi keyboard and sung and sung and sung. She kept video diaries, worked day and night and even built an LED drum. For Georgia, it was her full-time job.
She's got a spark, something rare and unique, and the voice to use it. Let's see what she can do.
So today, with magic and hope in heaping spoonfuls, I choose G-Flip's "Killing My Time" as my, murder the parrots, grow through the pain, find beauty in the mud, song for a, choices build destinies, lives spent hoping, dreams for the dancing, Monday.