Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Necks, Spiritualized & Silver Apples

Before I blog about our Christmas jaunt to Thailand and Laos, I have to write about The Necks. T and I saw them two nights in a row this week at the Corner, and they did not disappoint. Storms brewed, lightening and thunder struck, and hails of bullets rained on corrugated iron roofs. I do wonder if these vaguely violent images have been influenced by my reading this book at the moment. Or perhaps it is to do with having just finished watching season 3 of this.

Tonight we saw Spiritualized. I'm not a fan post 1997 or so, but the songs they did tonight, particularly from Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space were particularly good. Silver Apples did the support slot, and I was blown away. I can't believe that they/he started out 41 years ago. We spoke to Simeon afterwards, and he was a lovely guy. 

Tomorrow it is off to ATP at Mt Buller for more of all three of these bands. 

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Bye to Bangkok

T and I are sitting in a cafe in Bangkok in the last few hours of our holiday. It is a bittersweet ending - I miss our little house, but I would also love to keep going. It has been a fairly relaxing holiday, mostly because we haven't moved around too much - Bangkok, Luang Prabang and Vientiane. Once I sort out my photos, I'll put up some proper posts of what we got up to for the last 11 days or so. 

Hope everyone has had a great Christmas and happy new year!