Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

At the Hi Fi Bar, Brisbane, Australia, March 23, 2010.


Love More.

A spell binding gig. When I first heard these guys do home, I said to the spouse that I thought they would rock out live.

I was so, so, so wrong. They lifted the roof. Despite a lead singer having missed her flight!

They opened with the jolly Janglin’ and finished with Brother. They played the Desert song (Yay!) which I was ecstatic about.

In short –

I turned into a fangirl!


The dotter

The Dotter has been living with us for two weeks now!

She has been to the vet twice (once to have her stitches looked at as SOMEONE had removed one! And once to be diagnosed with cat flu).

She wakes someone up in the middle of the night every night for a cuddle/pat/play.

She only eats Science diet after originally only eating tinned food.

She still isn’t overly fond of her harness, but will walk on it if prompted:

She sleeps, lots, during the day.

She has the most hard core jump-into-the-air game that she plays at night.

Her purr is infectious and happiness inducing.

We all love her so much.

I just wish she didn’t constantly try to eat the bird. **sigh** Big Bird now has his own bedroom at night….

“I want to live before I die” – Amanda Palmer

I went to the concert, Miss Amanda Palmer with 200 of her fans in Bangalow, Northern New South Wales on Monday Night. And I fell in love with this song 🙂

(Ummm, that would be my poor video recording skills from the flip…! Sorry!!!!)

Awesome gig, and I love, love, love this song. This sums up so many of my feelings!

The evening started crazily, I picked up my friends, Sarah and Max, on time, with a flurry of last minute activity. We drove to Stapylton, did the fuelling up, and pushed on through to Bangalow. In the car I received a huuuuuuge amount of flack for wanting to be early with the mantra that “fire, flood, famine or paranoia” could set in and prevent us from making it on time.


We rolled into the grounds of the amazing A + I Hall, to the sounds of Miss Palmer playing. I don’t like to gloat, but….. it is good that we didn’t stop for that ice block!

Incredible gig… Miss Amanda Palmer was stunning…

And then we hung out with some hard core fans (you know who you are!!!!) and jettisoned to Byron Bay, which was lively, to say the least.  We played on Watego’s beach until certain members of our company suggested they were tired…. whereupon we hurried to our accommodation in Pottsville. The place was cheap and we stayed there all of 8 hours – they had their roof cleaned that morning. Using a crane. Outside our door. We meandered up to Cabarita where this greeted us:

Perfection. Can you imagine a better way to start the day? I’ll give you some thinking time.

Nope? I can’t, either. It was beautiful and blissful. Breakfast was lovely and then we set off on our final adventure – home.