Saturday, 7 April 2012

Angels and Demons

It is never the big names at the Bluesfest that I enjoy the most. Wandering around the minor stages (there are five in all) one can come across incredible music. First an Angel, Renee Simone of the Blackbirds sang one of my favourite songs, little wing. They are locals! (Byron Bay)

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There is also a buskers tent for the up and comers and there were a couple of little Angels performing here. One day these girls will be playing on the main stages, after several more years of school. If memory serves me right they go by the name "Silkin River"


Music is not the only art-form on display. This little artist is no more than three years old I'm sure!


Now for the Demon

Joanne Shaw Taylor is wicked on the Guitar. I have been trying to upload a Video I took last night for over an hour now and since the quality is probably not great as usual, here is a Youtube link.

The NBN can't come fast enough for me....sigh...

I then went to listen to John Fogerty but after a few songs I was feeling quite unwell. After being in the sun for 10 hours I must have got sunstroke. A very unpleasant feeling but I seem to have almost recovered. Anyway, time to go listen to "Slightly Stoopid", a recommendation by my Chess Grasshopper Jeff :-) Whose move is it anyway?



Thursday, 5 April 2012

Bluesfest 2012 Cold Chisel

Cold Chisel is world famous....in Australia. When I was a teenager I heard them often in Sydney pubs like the Coogee Bay Hotel. It was funny to see these guys who were older than me back then, still rocking and rolling. A sample for you.

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It is never easy to miss the Doeberl Cup but apart from the Bluesfest I also promised friends I would not play any Chess before the Chess Olympiad selections are done. There is good reason for this. The last two times I played horribly immediately before the selection process and then gained all my points back as soon as I failed to make the team. 

Apart from that I have not done anything really post-worthy but let me give you some examples anyway.


Learning to operate a whatyoumacallit.


Sailing in Morton Bay with Captain Ahab


Inspecting Goats hooves. Gina was limping so David and I had to hold her down and trim her Hooves. Not as simple as it sounds.


And of course visiting different beaches. This is little Watego's, right under the light house in Byron Bay. If you are around here don't miss this one. Happy Easter all.