Mother, drummer, social worker: It's Lindy Morrison.
Brisbane-raised Lindy Morrison was the drummer of my favourite Australian band of all time, The Go-Betweens.
The Go-Betweens was formed by song-writing duo Robert Forster and Grant McLennan. Lindy was the drummer in the band over six albums. Like an Australian Fleetwood Mac, she was in a relationship with Robert (she was seven years his senior). While Grant was in a relationship with fellow band member Amanda Brown.
Just released in Australian cinemas is the documentary The Go-Betweens: Right Here, from filmmaker Kriv Stenders (Red Dog). The documentary is incredible: it’s about music, a life’s work, lovers, friends, fallings out and reconciliations. On camera, Lindy is the most formidable character in the pop drama.
But Lindy is more than the drummer of Australia’s greatest pop band. She continues to do social work with Support Act and she’s active in the recorded music copyright space with PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia). She’s also a mother. Lindy talks about how Facebook made her feel less lonely and what she does on her iPad at night.