Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Lord Lamington

Wonders never cease to amaze... Eddie has confirmed he'll be at this Sundays' rehearsal. And even more staggering... Matt has arranged with me Thursday evening to sit down and actually get all the band recorded music off his digital recorder, and burn them onto CDs. Then I'll be able to ruff-mix/balance it on my machine and upload some of the stuff we've done, so you can hear what it is we try to do as a band.

After rehearsal, Eddie wants to record some of his own stuff, to send off to Sydney. So I've been asked to "supervise" Matt and the recording process. Truth is, I can anticipate I'll end up doing the actual recording myself, rather than just make sure everything goes right. Not to worry. It's something Matt's been saying for about seven months anyway... fingers' crossed he won't be drunk or stoned or worse this time...?

Sorry if I sound cynical. I am a cynical old bastard these days, unfortunately. Matt'll be getting the "reality check" speech on Thursday arvo from me. Seems he just hasn't taken-in the emails both Julian and myself have sent him, nor the 'fatherly advice' Mick has offered him as well.

If we simply didn't care, then we wouldn't be bothering. He is a pain in the ass sometimes, but when he's normal, he's actually a really nice bloke to be around.

Had a really good phone chat with Mr Hoon last night. I mean, really talking deep-level stuff together. Gees, it's so refreshing to be able to actually be there for some someone else for a change, and be a willing pair of ears to ask some searching questions and just listen. We've both been going thru similar situations emotionally (altho physically drastically different, but we can both appreciate where each other is coming from emotionally), so we're able to kinda connect and get to the nitty-gritty, even over the phone.

It's such a refreshment. Oh, but seriously Paige, you have no idea how wonderful it is to be able actually help someone else for a change. Just being there available to listen is what us guys really need sometimes. Not to give advice or solve problems - just listen and empathise.

Marriage taught me that! lol.

MmmmmmmMmmmm... Lamingtons! A true Aussie staple!

Lamingtons are a sponge cake (or more traditionally, butter cake) cubes, coated in a layer of traditionally chocolate icing then desiccated coconut. They are sometimes served as two halves with a layer of cream and/or strawberry jam between, and are commonly found in Australian outlets such as coffee lounges, lunch bars, bakeries, and supermarkets...

The chocolate coating is a thin mixture, into which cubes of sponge cake (one cookbook states 4 cm per side) are dipped, and the chocolate is absorbed into the outermost layers of the sponge where it sets. (Similarly, the strawberry jam or chocolate icing is absorbed into the sponge.) The cubes are then covered with coconut and left to set.

Friday 21 July 2006 was designated as National Lamington Day in Australia.

... how the lamington came about. At one stage when Baron Lamington was Queensland Governor, there was a large amount of stale cake in the Government House kitchen. In an attempt to make it palatable, the cake was dipped in chocolate and then tossed in desiccated coconut. The parliamentarians liked this 'gateau' and ordered their cooks to obtain the recipe from the Government House cook...

Ironically, Lord Lamington was known to have hated the dessert that had been named in his honour, once referring to them as "those bloody poofy woolly biscuits." (Source)
Peas be with ewe

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  1. Oh yeah that looks sooooooooo good.

  2. Lamingtons are that good... but too many of them at once give you a good-old tummy ache! Oooohhher! rofl

  3. good luck with your recordings...I really, really would love to hear you guys play.
    The desserts look wonderful...mmm butter cake.

  4. But don't buy them from supermarkets - get to a decent bakery not the ones that use that shit mock cream , get a real lamington with real cream and jam if you please or not - -mmmm I am going to find one of those today and have one - its been so long since I had one - thanks for the remind - good luck with your music thingie

  5. Was wondering why you'd have to ring up your goldfish to have a heart to heart. Then realised my mistake.

  6. "Thoon" and "Mr Hoon" - well spotted! I missed that one. By all means, they are two entirely separate entities, I assure you! heh heh.

  7. Nanee nanee nah, I have chocolate crackles. . . .

    . . . .But I wanna Lammytin! NOW! Gimme lammytin NOW!