O beautiful for spacious skies etc. etc.

October 14, 2007


Long week in work so I needed to blow off the cobwebs this weekend.  Ended up too long in the scratcher to go anywhere too far afield plus the England France game kind of delayed me.  Can’t believe they’re in the World Cup Final but there you go.

So off I trotted to Discovery Park on a glorious Saturday afternoon.  It’s about a 15 minute drive from salubrious Belltown.  The City has basically parkified a headland and a nice parkified headland it is too.  Lots of walkers, runners and families about and a few annoying cyclists who kept getting in the way of my photographic endeavours with their ludicrous cycling shorts and their bottle of wine.

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Following this healthy and uplifiting sojourn I needed to get back to my mundane reality.  What could be more appropriate than dropping by my local Safeway which was having it’s official post-remodel grand opening.  With Starbucks Grande Hot Chocolate firmly ensconced in my trolley cup-holder I idled from aisle to aisle grabbing every variety of carbohydrate I could lay my hands on.  I write this blog-post now on an intense chocolate chip cookie, Coke and Cashew nut high.

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Fat-Mc rocks out at the Lep

October 1, 2007

100_0129 Well I joined Ro at the Auburn Def Leppard gig on Wednesday gone.  It was awesome man!  Seriously.  Great buzz backstage as Ro swanned me in.  Got to see his tour bus – interesting aroma.  Caught the end of Foreigner as they were doing that song.  Had a prime seat in the front-of-house booth area place with Ro and a large cooler of beer.  The gig was fantastic, the venue was great.  I could hear the music so Ro was clearly doing something right.  I was very proud.  Very nice bunch of people working on the tour.  Great craic after the gig.  Bottles of Bushmills were appearing from all angles.  Great great night.  Here’s an action shot of Ro as he’s twiddling knobs.  I noticed a marked difference in the lower tonal ranges of the bass guitar after he did this.  What an audio legend!