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Cashews CD launch one heck of a party

By johnboy - 17 August 2008 37

Saturday night at Corroboree Park in Ainslie The Cashews CD launched reached Olympian heights as a contender for the title of the best party ever.

Late in the night things got crazy when I gazed at the sky and saw an alarming slew of new lights in the firmament. Fortunately, before I spread alarm, Amber explained that the right sort of eucalypt can reflect star or moonlight in appropriate conditions.

At a time when Min Mae’s Tableaux Vivant was fresh in our minds (the most beautiful people in Canberra getting naked in a pose, but you need to earn that image for yourselves babies) it was a big deal.

Having said that huge kudos to Andrew Walker for successfully popping the question to Nicole in front of the heaving throng.

Huge congrats to the Canberra Musicians Club (CMC) and the Cashews for putting together such a great show.

For a feel of a wonderful night check out the slideshow below. I could tell you more but why not turn up to the next CMC event and see it for yourself?

UPDATE The above was written about 4am after 12 hours of heavy drinking so I’m rather pleased about how it came out.

But… If you took pictures of the night and would like them included in the slideshow email them in to images@the-riotact.com – Thanks so far to SamTSeppo, Laurel_Waits and Overheard.

It was lovely to meet so many RiotACT readers on the night, even if you are all better looking and more intelligent than I am.

Finally, very keen to get your impressions of the night in the comments.

Thanks all.

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37 Responses to
Cashews CD launch one heck of a party
Laurel_Waits 8:13 pm 17 Aug 08

So many of my photos, and one of my shoes… Should’ve done up those laces…

johnboy 6:57 pm 17 Aug 08

Folk rock cabaret?

All sorts basically although the electronic and metal genres were somewhat under-represented.

fabforty 6:55 pm 17 Aug 08

Looks like a good night. What kind of music was it ?

Nickamc 5:35 pm 17 Aug 08

Due to my current melbourne living situation I’m very sad to have missed it, but I’d like to pass on my congrats to Walker and Boxy, and big hugs to Alison and everyone else! Looks like you all had a phat one!

scootergal 5:13 pm 17 Aug 08

Very much fun was had….my first time in a tableaux too!! Great night.

magella 5:11 pm 17 Aug 08

’twas a lovely night!

johnboy 5:02 pm 17 Aug 08
SamTSeppo 4:41 pm 17 Aug 08

A damned good time. When’s the next?

rosebud 4:36 pm 17 Aug 08

You all looked smaller in real life than than I thought!

Overheard 4:13 pm 17 Aug 08

I can’t believe they torched the pen!s, I mean, big cashew. They should have put it by the roadside as an ‘installation’. Could have funded the difficult second album.

Overheard 1:09 pm 17 Aug 08

I did a double-take there for a minute. The Cashews gig was being extensively covered yesterday by multiple cameras from the media crew from the CIT, and I thought, wow, they’re going to be on ABC2??!!

But I’ve caught up now.

I played ‘Tuggeranong Parkway’ off the album this morning on air especially for all the Tuggeranites, and the indicator users and abusers of all walks and drives!

peter@home 12:56 pm 17 Aug 08

Thumper said :

Also double booked, sadly…

In Sydney watching Keating the musical. Which incidentally, is brilliant!

Next CMC event and I’m there, considering I’m a premium member or whatever 😉

thanks, thumper, it is on abc2 this wednesday night. glad I didn’t miss it – but had a good night in with the kids…

Loose Brown 12:04 pm 17 Aug 08

Yes, ’twas a fine eve… Fantastic vibe and amazing to see the depth and breadth of talent that the ACT has to offer. The evening tasked Canberra bands to cover the songs on the Cashew’s new album – mixed in with circus displays, sentimental piano pieces, people wearing koala outfits, a craft area, freakbikers and friendly folk chatting away surrounding the fires out the front.

Canberra really rocks.

Thumper 8:15 am 17 Aug 08

Also double booked, sadly…

In Sydney watching Keating the musical. Which incidentally, is brilliant!

Next CMC event and I’m there, considering I’m a premium member or whatever 😉

Overheard 8:12 am 17 Aug 08

Great shots, JB. Sadly I was double-booked and had to spear off straight after the wonderfully impromptu number by the guests of honour on top of the wobbly table at the back of the bar. ‘Boys and girls, who can spell “OH&S”????’

Couple of pics of said number: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ovhrprod

If anyone’s up and about this fine sunny Sunday morning, I’ll be playing a couple of Cashews tracks on ‘Patchwork’ from 10am on Artsound. 92.7FM, 90.3FM in Tuggeranong.

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