I, I who have nothing really interesting to share. Lunch with friends, more lunch with friends, waiting to pick a friend up from the airport, afternoon tea with said friend. And it's not as if the weather has been curtailing more exciting adventures. It hasn't. It's been crisp and chilly and sunny. The oak tree outside the back door decided to drop all of its leaves in one fell swoop this week and so we have enough leaves to carpet several MCGs.
No books have arrived for me at The Library, no parcels I am expecting either and I have been reduced to de-cluttering. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it seems such a sad task to undertake in the holidays. I am trying to be ruthless. Ergo, I must have spent quite a lot of time in the past in a state of 'ruth' for all the cluttering to occur.
Peri and Lorelai Gilmore have enjoyed their walks, whether in the fog or the chilly iciness of Winter. Last week they were suddenly alert, all ears, listening for something.
The wallaby stood very still at the top of the hill, nose twitching, for more than just a few seconds before s/he took off at speed. Poor Lorelai still believes she could catch a wallaby. She's dreamin'.
Not a single stitch of knitting or sewing these past few days. Inordinate amounts of DVD watching on the couch with my quilt at home or Farscape at MrsDrWho's house. Yesterday I was extra, extra, tired because on Tuesday evening we went to the Princess to see Rockwiz!!! I am not as huge a fan as MrsDrWho, but I have had the tickets pinned to the cork board above my computer here for ten-ish months. Every day I would see them and then suddenly last week I realised the time had come!!
And now, look away if you have tickets for the show so you won't read any spoilers after the photo....
Brian Nankervis hosted the pre-show at 8pm where 24 contestants from the audience were put through their paces and four chosen. I was extremely glad there wasn't a Blue Ticket under my chair!!
The 'show' began at 9-30pm and it was pretty fabulous. I think Julia Zemiro is great and the band and Dugald too. And Julia and Brian can certainly sing. The guest stars were Ella Hooper (I don't know any of her songs)and, wait for it, Russell Morris!!! OMGCB. He sang The Real Thing. I was a little bit overwhelmed!!! It was very much louder and rockier than this version. I was quite deaf after this and I could feel the waves of sound hitting me. Pretty sure I said "It's Russell Morris" at least a dozen times, but I had only ever seen him on TV, and here he was, in real life: The Real Thing!!! Poor MrsDrWho, who is a woman of the world and has seen far more interesting and famous people- she had to listen to me all evening.
There was an 'unusual' singer called Holiday Sidewinder, I think, and then Dave Faulkner from the Hoodoo Gurus. I did know him and I remember listening to the Hoodoos on the radio when I was at College/Uni. Because let's make it clear, I have been to exactly two concerts in my life and MrsDrWho would pooh-pooh the second (Elton John at the footy ground) and the first was Sherbet when I was sixteen!! The noise and smoke and general rowdiness persuaded me very quickly that I did not like concerts. Little has changed.
I knew one or two answers during the evening but they kept having answers like The White Stripes and Joy Division and other bands with names I vaguely recognised. No Frank, or Nat or Doris. Or Dean or Perry or Matt. Still I was not bored for a moment and I would go again in a shot.
By the time I got home and played with The Labradors and had a cup of tea it was midnight!! I hope Rockwiz tours again soon.