The online home for Fergus Maximus (both the band and the bloke)
The online home for Fergus Maximus (both the band and the bloke)

The Effluxion of Time

Apparently it is now August. I kid you not. How did this happen? In the immortal words of a very mortal author*, “I think it’s something to do with the effluxion of time”. True, that.

So, what have we been doing for the last four months? We played some gigs (including a surprise gig down at Woodstock on the 1st of July; we got the call at 11 am that morning as the bloke who was scheduled to play had the flu); we’ve learned and performed some new songs; we’ve half-written a few more and worked on some new arrangements (I’ve finally convinced the boys they need to start singing some backing vocals; woo hoo!); we’ve chased our various children around and pretty much just hung on for dear life as the world spins around with increased speed, desperately hoping not to fall off.

The good news is, we haven’t fallen off yet. The bad … well, our awesome bass player (Jamie H) has injured his shoulder and has to take a few weeks off to recover. I’m not too clear on the details but I think it had something to do with arm-wrestling a pirate. Or maybe a ninja robot.

The other good news is, we have our first gig at a new venue on Saturday night (20th August 2011) at The German Arms in Hahndorf. Sadly, Jamie won’t be there (on account of the aforementioned pirate/ninja robot) so feel free to start casting those bassless accusations.

But I digress. Finally, a chance to see Fergus Maximus without having to book into a restaurant for the privilege. It’s a long gig, 8:30 pm til 12:30, so we’d love to have your company to keep us going. We’ll be playing original tunes and some choice covers in the front bar of the German Arms, just a quick trip up the freeway to beautiful Hahndorf. The pub is at 69 Main Street, Hahndorf.

We’d love to see you there!

Ferg

* Um, yes. That very mortal author would be me.

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