Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Sorry I haven't blogged for a while. Everything seemed kind of uneventful after Crowded House :) Trying to remember what happened...I saw Liam Finn again, got a perm, went to Kaiser Chiefs last night, and put a guitar (yes, another one) on layby today.

Liam and the perm are old news, so not going to go into that...there's photos of both on my flickr though.

Kaiser Chiefs last night, man what a gig! It was at Festival Hall and I was with Stef and my little sister and her friends in the all ages section in the stands so wasn't so enthused about our seats, but surprisingly they were quite good, we had a view of the stage (even if we were sitting perpendicular to it). Kaisers are so awesome live, they have a huge presence and charisma. Ricky Wilson should start a cult, we were eating out of his hand. One of Kathryn's friends was getting way overexcited and it rubbed off on me, I was screaming like one of those girls at the Beatles gigs. I have sore shins today, there was not a lot of space between the rows of seats and any time I danced too energetically I hit the seats in front. I can now see why it's called Festering Hole, cold night and it was boiling inside, can only imagine how bad it would be in the summer. The sound was pretty terrible too, very muddy and messy even for Kaiser Chiefs probably because of the shape of the room. Still, it was a fantastic gig so I can't complain.

And today...today I put a (soon to be mine) fantastically superb Maton EBG808CL acoustic guitar on layby at Allan's *dances excitedly* It's such a gorgeous instrument. I played it a few weeks ago when they first got it in and decided I had to have it...funnily enough it's very similar to the model Neil Finn and Tommy Emmanuel play (although mine is thinner and has a cutaway)...hero worship much? lol well the real reason I love it is that it's a smaller bodied guitar which makes it really comfortable to play...also it sounds incredible, bright and big, and amplified...*sigh* The guy who is looking after me in the guitar shop (Neil...not Finn) and I spent ages passing it back and forth and playing it. He wanted to buy it but he's going to have to wait till they get another one in, haha. I'm taking on a couple of extra shifts at work (including sunday night, my least favourite shift because of all the cleaning) to help pay for it, so for anyone who is even contemplating saying 'oh, just take time off work' for me to do something, the answer is a flat no, unless you want to help pay for the guitar :P If everything goes to plan (I'm an accountant's daughter, I wrote down all the dates and how much I'm going to pay) I should pick it up end of October.

So that's what's happening. I'm seeing the Cure on Sunday night with Alana, and John Butler Trio with Steve on the 23rd, both of which I'm very much looking forward to.


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