[First filed: August 02, 2008 @ 14:51]
Once, in a particularly dim-witted moment, I made the error of describing Alison Procter, in an otherwise glowing review, as ‘big’.
I should, perhaps, have said she is a tall
girl woman with a strong physical presence.
But I said ‘big’; and I’m not entirely sure I’ve been forgiven for it to this day.
So I shall not be saying that the upcoming launch of her band, The Cashews’, CD will be big.
My thesaurus suggests that it will instead be: large, sizable, substantial, great, huge, immense, enormous, extensive, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, tremendous, gigantic, giant, monumental, mighty, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, mountainous, Brobdingnagian, towering, tall, high, lofty, outsize, oversized, capacious, voluminous, spacious, jumbo, whopping, mega, humongous, monster, astronomical and ginormous.
The first show put on by the Canberra Musician’s Club (of which I am a member – no wait, a hall of fame member – despite being in no way a musician, in much the same way I am also a member of the Dickson Tradesman’s Club – although no hall of fame recognition at El Tradies) it features a cast of thousands (well tens, but a lot).
Here’s the astonishing list of talent: The Cashews, Andy Walker, Julia and The Deep Sea Sirens, The Ellis Collective, Cam & Ry, Chanel Cole, Big Score, Sanjiva de Silva, The Wedded Bliss, Smitten, Ocean Moses, Margaret Helen King, Dubba Rukki, Horny Vagrant Buffoons, Alice Cottee, Mr Fibby, Mutley Sniggers, Hashemoto.
Yes that’s the same Chanel Cole as what was on Idol.
The show will go on at the scout hall on Macarthur Avenue.
For those unsure about it all you can hear some of their songs on The Cashews Myspace Page. Try the fish song.
URGENT UPDATE: The Canberra Musicians’ Club is reporting that the event has now been moved to Corroboree Park in Ainslie.