MADNESS TO MUNGBEAN
In 1968 Christopher R Widdows took his first breath
on this planet. As the baby man-child began to grew, he realized
that there was a difference between him and the other children.
Chris, or Steady Eddy as we now know him, was diagnosed with
cerebral palsy when he was nine months old. Some people think
this is the reason he didn’t learn to walk until he was
five, but when asked about this Steady shrugs his good shoulder
and says, “I was just pacing myself.”
Humour has always been a huge part of his life - it was a coping
mechanism to tackle life’s little hurdles.
In 1992, Steady transformed his CP into an asset rather than
a liability, appearing on the Midday Show with Ray Martin and
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard.
Over the next few decades he went from strength to strength
- The Midday Show with Ray Martin Tonight Live with Steve Vizard
- Ready Steady Go the video (Old School)
- Melbourne Comedy Festival
- A Country Practice
- State Coroner
- Lucky Break
- MC for Midnight Oil (Redneck Wonderland Tour)
- And in 2004, Under the Radar (Aussie Movie)
After Under the Radar had rapped, his life was a mess.
Steady had always been alternative but now even more so. He
got his life together, stopped burning the candle at both ends,
and started to be self aware. In other words he got ‘hippyfide’.
In the future Steady just want to live in peace and harmony
with his fellow human beings and Mother Earth.
So, he will bring his peace and love to the Nimbin MardiGrass
at the Nimbin Town Hall on May 5.