Oh... here's some pics of my little place...
The inspection forced me to clean up the paper warfare that was battling for control of the table in my bedroom... I actually found some stuff I should have 'actioned' about a month ago, but no harm done. Nothing financial, thankfully.
I even had time to sew a button back onto a shirt... isn't that a shock? Yes yes... it does happen occasionally... just don't tell anyone, alright? [giggles happily]
I spent about 30 minutes this morning working out a fresh band arrangement for an oldie fun song to play, The Easybeats "I'll Make You Happy"... there's three different songs involved in one, kinda like a medley. I'm looking forward to Sunday's rehearsal - first proper one in three weeks!!! We've got a few things to get down together, and then we'll have time to "do our thing" and just experiment with "sound and space" - that's what we do best, really. We're basically a raw rock'n'roll band, but yeah... we love creating soundscapes in that context as well. It's all fun. Huzzah!
Our new vocalist, Shane, has told us he can't continue being involved with us at the moment, simply because he can't afford the traveling costs and put in the time he wants to with us! A round-trip for him is 210 kms / 130 miles - and that's just for practise. Needless to say we're disappointed, but we fully and totally appreciate his situation, and support and encourage him in his decision. It leaves us in the situation we've been in all along... we're back to a three-piece, with me on vocals. We'll continue to hunt around for a new main vocalist too. It's alright... Shane told us that this could possibly happen with him right from the beginning, so it's understandable. The show must go on! And it is.
The Demo CD is complete... oh god, I think I've said that already about 573 times, huh? heh heh.
Poor Julian... he rang me yesterday, and he sounded so tired! He's been traveling all week (he's a salesman with a niche-market company), firstly out to West Wyalong, then across to Sydney! He's gonna drop-in for a few minutes tomorrow morning (in passing) and pick-up his copy of the CD! I know he loves the chance to set-up his drumkit and have a good play, so Sunday's practise is a real outlet for him. It's a huge bonus for the rest of us that he's so frigging talented! No, seriously!
We've actually had some really good rain over the last week-or-so. The local water supply dam will be overflowing by this evening, for sure! Yeees! Unfortunately... after seven years (yes, seven years) of drought, the water is simply soaking straight into the ground, because the water table is so disastrously low. Out at Carcoar Dam (where I usually sail), it's hovering at a dismal 12%...
Here's a small gallery of our local dam, where I'll be doing a bit of sailing on this summer - hopefully!
So, while my beautiful Bathurst was looking splendidly green-all-over for Race Weekend just gone, the drought remains a real issue for rural Australians.
A new blog that I'm enjoying... a stay-at-home dad the same age as myself. Very cool.
Peas be with ewe
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