The great big Cashews CD Launch

johnboy 11 August 2008 5

[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.

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5 Responses to The great big Cashews CD Launch
Loose Brown Loose Brown 2:07 pm 15 Aug 08

This will be a very, very, very fun event and I can’t wait to go.

Granny Granny 11:19 am 03 Aug 08

I was listening to these Cashews in the wee hours of this morning. They are kind of quirky, surprisingly melodic and very original. All qualities of which I heartily approve. So you will no doubt be excited to hear that The Cashews now also have been awarded the official ‘Granny’ seal of approval.

Although the song that first grabbed me, was ‘gunnatell’, I did also enjoy ‘the fish song’ particularly on the second and third play.

johnboy johnboy 10:59 am 03 Aug 08

Not that it matters if she had!

but at the time I was only referring to height!


(please don’t hurt me)

Joe Canberran Joe Canberran 10:57 am 03 Aug 08

What? you have since got shorter?

Alison is still big but only in a tall, infectious smile, endless generosity and massively talented sort of way. I’d be amazed if Alison ever had an above average (over 25) BMI

Granny Granny 12:16 am 03 Aug 08

I too was Brobdingnagian once, but I would have forgiven you for saying so if you meant well.

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