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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Tuesday: Reading to Matlock (the hard way)・ 2 mins
dst. (km) Today 0 Trip 3442.6 Slept most of the way to Derby in the bus, being exhausted from staying awake reading until 2 am, and from all the running around with bus stupidities. It was noticably cooler at Derby than down south, my breath fogging, everyone wearing thick jackets. I asked someone for directions to the train station and they were of the “up there, keep left, right at the pub… you can’t miss it” variety — I thought I didn’t have a chance, but luckily quite quickly ran into signs pointing the right way... [cont.]