the venue was a pay and display carpark in the centre of town. at least it didn’t get muddy in the rain
but the absolute bestest were echo and the bunnymen (despite the sounds being messed up so the keyboard was waaaay too loud).
i finally got to see jarvis cocker in concert on monday night. i missed him by a day in both wellington and auckland due to being in the other place on the other night.
so when i discovered he was playing in Sydney 2 minutes walk from my hotel i was excited. but gutted when it was sold out
but luckily i got a return ticket from the box office and enjoyed a marvellous evening. and was transported back to the time when i was a vague aquaintance of the great man in sheffield. in fact i once gave him a demo tape, which he lost, but apologised and said he had been looking forward to hearing my song ‘the death of bernie winters’
we saw bjorn again on saturday at my work summer party
i hadn’t realised there was actually a number of bjorn agains each with a different ‘cast’ of musicians/performers
our way home we moved out of the way to let a golf trolley through. it
contained the keyboard player who was speaking with a broad northern
accent. Rather different from the swenglish (swedish-english) used
during the performance !
full set of pictures here (click on the little icon to the bottom left of the pictures to watch as a bigger slide show
this choir sang at one of the village fayres we went to over the weekend. the leader of the band was particularly amusing to watch
jane’s now fully in to her exam-marking season which means 4 or 5 weekends of daddy/daughter weekends as we get ourselves out of the house so she can work. yesterday we went to the wood festival which was a great eco-hippy fest of the best degree
this was the main stage which was solar powered and about the size of our garden shed. although our garden shed doesn’t have grass on the roof
there were all sorts of sensible eco-friendly things like this stick for putting (used) large cups on. they also had eco toilets which involved a sprinkle of sawdust rather than a flush. the girls thought they were yucky but quiet (if you didn’t listen to the sound of ‘things’ dropping on to the pits below)
there was a guided tour to go forraging in the local woods in the afternoon encouraging people to go and find their own dinner in the woods. the girls didn’t fancy that much so we went crocheting instead. here’s my effort which is basically a load of knots as far as i can see. the girls’ efforts were much better than mine