Published in Overland Issue 221 Summer 2015 Uncategorized Tamarisk Jason Walker ‘you missed it’, I asked? her pearl button stamped from shell time to re-negotiate that deal with a cigarette and halo’d by it’s coal we set to work once more draining day from the earth. Jason Walker Jason Walker is a pedal steel player and songwriter who works in wildly diverse genres. He is also a respected music writer and journalist who has published biographies on Gram Parsons and Billy Thorpe. More by Jason Walker Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 9 December 2022 Fiction Fiction | Quitting Matthew Sini A week after Tom left, Gus was yawning through a morning piss when the patter on the roof intensified to a rattle. Before he could shake the last few dribbles into the toilet bowl, the rattle swelled into a roar. First published in Overland Issue 228 8 December 20229 December 2022 Politics Socialist politics after the elections in Victoria Daniel Lopez Speculative strategy aside, the most satisfying thing about the Victorian Socialists result is that it proves there’s a mass audience for an explicitly socialist project. It’s not just that socialism is electorally viable. It’s more than that. Now, VS has made it possible to articulate a socialist answer to the systemic problems that are degrading our lives. And, if we place our bets wisely, we can back it up with numbers, both in and out of parliament.