A package arrived today containing two CDs: Minimum Chips' Sound Asleep, and The Rumours' We Are Happy. Ta, minga! Your CDs will be on their way shortly.
It's so good to hear the Chips again, here in this cold, distant place.
glad you're enjoying them. can't wait for a bit of bad in a good way electroclash from Monsieur Corner. :)
actually, even when I'm just interstate, 'I still call australia home' has me in tears :) hah, I'm such a sook! I don't know how you can bear to listen to aussie indie rock in london :)
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All I can say is it brings back good memories, and keeps me in touch with back home. It is a bit bittersweet; it does make me miss the easy-going, organic scene back home, the small local gigs (the spiritual heirs of the "little band" nights of the late 1970s), and the tremendously fertile field for creative collaboration. Though life is inherently bittersweet.
I'm hoping that Melbourne's live music scene is still there when I come back. Which may be a few years away. Though, if in that time, all my favourite bands split up or quit music and the inner north turns into a St. Kilda-like yuppie wasteland of soulless conspicuous consumption, I may as well stay in London until I make enough money to retire early in Australia. At least what's left over after rent and Tube fares have taken their chunk out of it buys more PowerBooks and trips to Iceland.
Or so I'm thinking, sitting in London some five months after having left Melbourne, and a few hours after having downed a pint of Leffe. Living here for a while will change me, as people change. Hopefully, though, not so much as to make me lose sight of my roots, or to make it impossible to go back.