It would seem that a meeting of Melbourne heads is ready to go...perhaps first off we should meet at a public place to get a feel for each other and see from there.
I am open to a date of Nov 4th Sunday and would nominate the Town Hall Hotel in North Melbourne which is pretty central...say around 4pm or so.
Sound ok?....let me know and it's on.
as to the band Sonic Attack..(hawkwind covers band), we will have them back most likely in Jan...I missed the show last time but everyone I talked to about it seemed pretty impressed!
Nuthin' ... we've been waiting for your return from nothern climes.
Sundays and Tuesday work for me.
But I'm simply too lazy/idle/idol/ideal to put any energy into oragnising anything. Name a a place and a date and I'll likely front, though. Can I bring Bennie? He doesn't have a GD T-shirt, but he does have a Melbourne Victory one. And he likes his dad's GD Ts a lot - especially the movie one.
I like the idea of having folkses around to our joint for Sunday blackeyed peas or red beans 'n' rice, but I usually find that I really dig the cooking bit, and by the time people show up I'm knackered and I wish they'd all just fuck off.
When's that Hawkwind covers outfit playing in Brunswick?
Greetings fellow Melbourne heads!
Having arrived from the chilly and wet northern lands of Europe, I'm hoping to either hear of some meeting/s that have been had or get something going. I remember Mr Weir also hoping to get a meeting arranged, so I ask here "what's goin' down?"
If nothing else, I would propose a tues evening or sun afternoon for a get together.
What does the community say?
The Estimated Prophet
I might just go to Jungry Hacks for lunch tomorrow.
In the interests of keeping this thread ticking over - and simply because I'm in a talkative mood - let me share with fellow Melbourne DHs my latest cheap eat hit:
It's called Zam Zam Cafe Restaurant and it's at 364 Lonsdale St, just up the hill from Elizabeth St.
I remember when I moved to Melbourne 20 years ago, Indian tucker wasn't really a feature of the cheap eat scene. Basically most Indian eateries were a la carte and on the pricey side. Now they're all over the place, especially in the CBD. I think the inlfux of Asian students is good for my tummy and wallet.
Yum yum pig's bum!
I've been to Zam Zam three times in the past coupla weeks - and each and every time it's been packed, mostly with folkses from the sub-continent. I take it as a good sign when I'm in a very pale-faced minority in these sorts of joints.
Zam Zam is well above average for its ilk, such as Flora in Flinders St or Bismi's Gold An Fork, just around the corner in Elizabeth St.
Yesterday I had the vege thali - a big heap of "bryani" rice, a dollop of yougurt, sublime and simple dahl, a "dry" jumble of a bright orange onion and cauliflower concoction and a "wet" potato and eggplant thingie (the least successful) and a pappadam.
All for $7.50 fangs very muchly.
Now even though I ordered the vege option - as I am wont to do in such places - don't think for a minute this is health food.
It's overcooked, oily and salty. But sometimes there's nothing better, even if there are equally priced and far healtheir Viet options no more than a block away..
I was living in London at the time of Egypt shows and made tentative efforts to get there that came to zero. About a year later I also hads me tickets to shows at the Rainbow that were subsequently cancelled. Jerry was sick I think. That was as close as I ever got to seeing them a second time.
Knocking off cane toads? More likely distilling them in some fashion and then slurping up the resultant toad broth. Maybe with Jerry-flavoured icecream croutons floating on top.
kennyw wrote :
"AFAIK, none of the extended Dead ever made it to Australia and/or New Zealand. Least wise, not as performers. Surely, some of them have spent vacation time with their families/whatever "up" here."
Bear (Owsley Stanley) moved to Far North Queensland some years ago;going
by the Rolling Stone article he is now busy knocking off the cane toads.
Some time ago i read that one aussie promoter (Chugg ?) was going to bring the GD to OZ just after the 1978 Egypt gigs but than he got cold feet.It was not explained in the article why he pulled out.
but only in a general sense.
AFAIK, none of the extended Dead ever made it to Australia and/or New Zealand. Least wise, not as performers. Surely, some of them have spent vacation time with their families/whatever "up" here.
Yeah, but when you were in school, you still had the Dead ;)
In my daily jousting with various American pals on the 'net - mostly jazzbos around the same age as me - music/jazz/whatever goes hand in hand with our interests in sports, food and politics etc. When WE were in school, computers were science fiction stuff. :)