McGlashan begins Antarctic spell

MIKE ALEXANDER
Last updated 16:21 24/11/2012
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Musician Don McGlashan is chilling out - literally.
 
The Muttonbirds' frontman has arrived in Antarctica for a week long residency.

"I was chosen to go down by Antarctica NZ for a week, to see if a song or two about the ice might find its way onto my next album," McGlashan said.

"It's amazing here. We flew low over McMurdo Sound and landed on the sea-ice in dazzling sunshine."

"Apart from scientists and Scott & McMurdo base personnel, it was just me and Mark Binns on the plane. He's CEO of Meridian energy.  They're helping Scott Base with wind turbines. Yay! Green energy!"

The bird, from which the Muttonbirds take their name, is normally not seen further south than Fouveaux Starits.

"I believe they may have some in the freezer here," McGlashan said.

"I think I might be the southern-most live one."

While the primary purpose of McGlashan's visit is the potential for inspiration, there's a chance he might play a song or two.

"Yes, it looks like I'll be singing a few songs both at Scott Base and at McMurdo," he said. "They have good bands here, I'm told - so I won't be headlining."

The Muttonbirds' new album Free Range Live 2012 is out now.

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