Wow. What a weekend. Unfortunately, Jamie is out with a corked thigh. No, maybe it’s a CV joint? Anyway, he’s out for a few weeks so had to watch from the sidelines. Kym and I played seven hours out of the last 24 (with a handful of 10-15 minute breaks thrown in). For me that’s almost seven hours of standing up in front of people and singing and honking on the haxophone (so-called on account of me being a hack). And we only repeated one tune (Ray Charles’ Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying) AND we still had more material in the bag that we ran out of time for. I’m still staggered about that. Great fun and a really excellent weekend. “Well wicked” as the young folks might say. Those who haven’t yet realised it’s passe and moved on to the next momentarily cool exclamation anyway.
Our debut at the German Arms in Hahndorf was really fun. Thanks to Andrea, Lyn, Rach and Sally for traipsing up to see us. Hope you had a good night too. Some of the punters asked if we took requests and wanted Am I Not Pretty Enough by Casey Chambers. We had to pass, sadly, but we learned it during our next break (thanks to the magic of YouTube and Google) and opened the next set with it. Admittedly I was cheating as I had to read the words off my phone. That was a hoot. We figured out Khe Sanh in the following break for the same reason. Half the bar joined in and a silly time was had by all.
This afternoon we played at Woodstock and had a really great time again. A very mellow vibe today but everything seemed to sit really well. Great feedback from the punters on both occasions.
If you’ve been meaning to catch us, we’re playing again on Friday evening at Lirra Lirra Bar in Urrbrae (it’s the Adelaide Uni campus at the Waite Institute). Very civilised. This one is from 5–8 pm so feel free to drop in after work. We’d love to see you.
Hope to catch you somewhere soon,