22 October 2008

The Band Broke Up - Part the second

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The second installment of Matty Ellis’s four part series of musical evenings “The Band Broke Up” took place last night at The Front in Lyneham.

A blokey panel of singers got the crowd deeply involved with much singing along.

A happy knitter could even be found in the crowd (caught in the video, you’ll have to wait for it).

The video also features the “Matty Ellis guide to higher education” which I heartily recommend as well as Sanji DeSilva’s strongly held views on the subject of Xavier Rudd.

Two more to go over the next two Tuesday nights.

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Seeing the knitter doing her thing brought a wee smile to my face.

Bells, normally I do. Today I was feeling a little sick, fragile and self-conscious — it’s an very muchly extremely rare condition!

Overheard, you should ask. It’ll be a hoot. My knitting friends all call me Bells so maybe if you ask, and it’s not me, they’ll at least know who you’re talking about. 🙂

I knit in public ALL the time. You’re bound to be right one of the times you ask.

ah, the memories.

For mine, music works best as a catalyst or trigger/s.

Ben’s song on mental health issues means that tomorrow I WILL pull my finger out and type up my Mental Health Week story (a gig where, quite coincidentally, Ben was MC-ing).

And Sanji’s (not Sanjeev’s as I’d been saying earlier — I might be 42, but he’s not a Kumar at No. 42) — Sanji’s song about his kids firmed my resolve to burn what is going to be a HUGE weekend of local gigs and local (read: Queanbeyan) festivalling and go chill with my kids on the coast.

Joe Canberran4:15 pm 22 Oct 08

was indeed a top night

Bells said :

I can’t watch the video yet to see if I know the knitter but I will be as soon as I get home. I know a lot of the public knitters in town, but not all of them, not by a long stretch!

She’s cool, but I won’t post any identifying comments here. At Relay for Life, you’re keeping some pretty weird hours so it’s good to have all manner of folk to yak to. “The knitter” from last night was one of those people I chatted to, probably walking around the track at 2am holding a [baton description withheld — boom boom — so as not to reveal my main employer].

Now, dragging this back on topic sort of kind of, the Cancer Council ACT are sometimes on the hunt for local musos who are willing to go and do a set for gratis at this event. Link to event is here: http://www.actcancer.org/fundraising-events/default.aspx?id=3 It’s great exposure to hundreds of people who are spending 24 hours circumnavigating a 400m running track and looking for distraction and entertainment. The clientele are skewed towards the young and hip (plus to a lesser degree the young at heart and hip replacement).

Sadly, I’ve not been involved with the event for a couple of years due to other commitments (end of wedding season when it’s on plus it butts up against the National Folk Festival), but it might be worth a call to the Cancer Council and thrust your name in front of the fund-raising selectors. A couple of years ago, I would have said, ‘Tell ’em that Overheard sent you’, but these days there would just be the telephonic equivalent of a blank stare into the middle distance.

And finally right back OT, Bells, I skimmed your comment and dead set read the last bit as: ‘not by a long stitch!’

There was a knitter at The Front today and I was trying to work up the gumption to ask her, ‘Are you…?’ but every now and again (only rarely) a little angelic Overheard sits on my left shoulder and whispers, ‘Oi! Numnuts! You don’t have to talt to EVERYONE on the planet!’

It was cool that she showed up!

: )

I can’t watch the video yet to see if I know the knitter but I will be as soon as I get home. I know a lot of the public knitters in town, but not all of them, not by a long stretch!

Yay, the knitter!! I wish I went. *sigh*

So weird to be sitting here watching the video in the same seat that Randall was in last night (with a bar chick from last night watching on as well) and then to see the side of my head in the pan shot (thanks for making it a quick one, JB!)

And just for an extra bit of something or other, last night I was going to ask the knitter whether she was ‘Bells’ who posted her angst at not getting her knitting group into The Front a couple of weeks ago, and it turned out to be someone who I’d sort of kind of done some fund-raising with a few years ago (www.relayforlife.com.au — Cancer Council ACT)

The world is indeed a small place.

As per comments elsewhere, just one of the best nights of music, song and good people ever. Mark next Tuesday in your diaries now and get here early.

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