Tardis-like, it has reappeared in Melbourne for a couple of months as part of the Melbourne festival. As always, there are so many potentially interesting bands to go and see! Tonight we made a good start by seeing “Deborah Conway and Friends”, or “…and paid acquaintances” as they were introduced. An entertaining set, lots of jokes and chatting with the audience — its the sort of venue that encourages that. Finished off with Man Overboard, after many frantic calls from a couple of women in the audience. “How old is this song?”, I wondered out loud… “twenty years”? “Couldn’t possibly be”, claimed from a friend, “that would make me too old!” Aha! January 1983, The Waiting Room EP, so that’s twenty two and a half years ago!
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Another old shop looks destined to close, the wonderful old-world looking Violineri, presided over by a white-haired gentleman who looks to be straight out of the 19th century. A sign appeared in the window today announcing that they’re closing soon and moving to Ballarat. I fear that old timber front will go and another bland and shiny new premises will open — or worse, yet another café. I can’t stop some of these places closing, or being bulldozed, but I’m making a concerted effort to try and record them in pictures… The old Tennyson building last December, the ruins that hid behind a wall in Bridge road for so long... [cont.]