Melbourne-born Andy Szikla is alive. Thirty years of wearing various hats — gadget inventor, audio engineer, visual technician, tour manager, graphic designer, screen printer, banjo-picker, child-raiser, room service attendant — and you have a lot of stories to tell. Add that to life lived in places like America and China, and those stories broaden further, diversify. It's been a while since we've heard from Szikla. Think twenty years ago. There's a lot of life in twenty years: love and loss; the acquisition of experience; coming to terms with the world, society and the solitary self. The condition of being alive.