The road ahead…

Last night at Confit Bistro will go down as one of the best gigs I have ever been part of. Straight up, I want to thank everyone who could be there (and everyone who wanted to be there). The energy in the room was sparking all night and the smiles beaming back from the floor shone brighter than the lights. And the performances…

Fern Thompsett brought the spirit of emily xyz into the room, with a stunning performance of her poem, Interview with Syd Barrett, Janaka Malwatta kept the beat going with his superb Jazz Man, David Stavanger growled like a dog in a storm and breathed like a dying asthmatic as he belted out Tom Waits’ What’s He Building In There? and his own, When the Devil Comes for Tea, Nathan Shepherdson took us on a T-Rex trip with his piece, Bolan Variations and Sheish Money spilled a little ‘Blood on the Tracks’; his versions of Simple Twist of Fate, If You See Her Say Hello and You’re a Big Girl Now, were unforgettable. To quote Bob, they twisted like a corkscrew threw our hearts.

So again, thank you… it was amazing to stand up in front of a room filled with people I love and do the thing I love. It will make the trip out to Blackall this afternoon fly a little faster. And of course there’ll be no phone or internet out in the beautiful west, so will be back with news early next week.


Filed under discussions, poetry

7 responses to “The road ahead…

  1. Enjoy Blackall – love th poem
    ‘a skyline of shopping centres
    holding us in. ‘ ain’t that the truth!

  2. Some of my fave cats performing up a storm. Sounds like a hootenanny G.Nunn! I’m missin’ out all kinds!

  3. Sounds fabuloud Graham. I wish I could have been there. I will make it over there one of these days…

  4. I meant ‘fabulous’, but ‘fabuloud’ is a fantastic new word discovery in any case 🙂

  5. It was a great night. Happy birthday once again and congratulations.

  6. enjoyed that poem.
    no need for many words to hit with a hard truth

  7. Love it. Nothing better than getting out there. Give me the silence over the shopping centres any day … x

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