Sun, 20 Apr 2008

The Weddoes meet the Wiggles // at 22:00

Weddings, Parties, Anything know their audience well; they're all getting older, they're all getting fatter, many of them have kids... so for the last show in the series of the ten-year reformation Christmas in April it was a matinee show. Quite odd to walk in from the bright autumn sunlight to a dark pub bandroom and see not only a room full of punters but young kids darting about here and there, dancing on whichever of the two stages wasn't currently in use, and generally putting everyone in a good mood and making them laugh.

Even the merchandising was in tune with the audience, amongst the t-shirts, Hawaian shirts, CDs, DVDs and footy scarves there were bibs for babies! Your choice, either "Weddings, Parties, Anything.. 10 year reunion", or the magnificently tongue-in-cheek titled "Spawn of the Women."

I'm no good at writing gig reviews so I'll give it a miss, they opened with Wide Open Road, I think everyone had a good time, I ran into an old friend from years back and we all left contented.

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Mon, 06 Nov 2006

Mick Thomas @ the Spanish Club // at 23:59

Two CD launches in two nights, some kind of a record I guess.... Tonight Mick Thomas and the Sure Thing launch Paddock Buddy.... Its the first time I've been to the Spanish Club since it decided to become “a venue” and start booking bands, been meaning to get there for ages, but Fitzroy always seems so hard to get to.

A curious mix of a crowd, lots of old Weddoes fans with bald patches reliving their youth. As for the venue; I'm not sure what the room is normally like but the tables for the dinner show seemed to take up two thirds of the space, leaving the rest of the crowd crammed in standing up at the back. The sound system was pretty poor too, or maybe it was the guy on the mixer, muffled booming bass overpowering everything else and making the vocals almost indistinguishable. After a few songs they seemed to work it out and it improved a little, but was almost drowned out by selfish idiots in the crowd around me — I don't expect a reverent church-like silence, but gabbing away non-stop to your mates like an old ladies' sewing circle is a little bloody rude. Rude enough that one of the guys in front of us turned around and asked one of the offending groups if they could move into the front bar for a chat and let the rest of us listen to the band. He should of guessed the reaction — if they're rude enough to gabble away over the band, they're probably rude enough to tell him to go get f@Q#$fed, then proceed to harass him for the rest of the night!

Two CD launches in two days, two new CDs per day. This could be a busy week for the music library! Paddock Buddy has joined the library, together with an older disk — Anythings, Sure Things, Other Things — from the back catalogue.

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Mon, 21 May 2001

'ol music // at 23:59

Victim of a sudden old music attack: listening to the Undertones, and then found a couple of songs by the Thought Criminals, something I thought I'd never be able to do.

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Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Nothing very much // at 23:59

Tuesday, wandering about at home performing essential domestic chores, listening to music and fiddling with my website.

I'd heard on the radio that Joey Ramone had died, so half the morning was spent nostalgically listening to old Ramones songs — 1-2-3-4 followed by 2 1/2 minutes of noise.

The journal idea has been rattling around for some time, so after checking up on a few websites I noticed that cos had rewritten ordinary world to use php. It was all too easy and I'm all too lazy, so I just grabbed his scripts and modified them to work here. I'll rework the scripts so that the look and feel isn't identical. I promise I will.

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Wed, 01 Sep 1999

MLP // at 12:00

Mon, 12 Apr 1999

MLP // at 12:00

Thu, 14 Jan 1999

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