Lynne is another kettle of fish, born and raised in the Urunga area, then travelled about a bit, became a hippie and feminist and in first cycle of that movement and ended up back in the same area she grew up. We talked about the invisibility that comes with aging. We got to see Izzy perform at the Federal hotel. It's not rock anymore, it's qirky and hilarious. Stew and I had a good dance, drank some Coopers (Stew) and cola (the syrup stuff straight from the bar tap!) and laughed a lot : )
|Izzy and Friends at the Federal Hotel, Bellingen|
Most photos taken by Lynne Sanders-braithwaite
|Lynne, Izzy, Me and Stew (pic from 2011)|
Stewart said "Just do the show with all the stories, no matter if they clank their plates and don't listen... " So we did our full show and lo and behold they sat and listened to my stories and our songs - and even danced at the end. Kelli-Jo, the owner, made us a some of the best pizza we've ever tasted, we sold some CD's and won some new fans ... well, folks, that's what we're here for - not the pizza, then music :)
|'Jed' Izzy & Lynne's neighbours dog|
Next day at Idle In Cafe in Nana Glen it was unfortunately on the brink of rain the whole day and we were set up outside in the courtyard. It didn't quite rain, but it was gloomy enough to keep people away. This was the first time they had tried music at their cafe. We had a small crowd who were very appreciative to have some live original music in their town and we still sold some CD's . Ali and Ron from the Cafe were lovely and invited us back to play any time we're passing through.
They're thinking about doing music there more often now...so that's a bonus. All in all we were glad that we had dropped in and shared our songs with Nana Glen. BTW, Russell Crow lives there - didn't see him "... do you hear the people sing, singing the song of Nana Glen..." - you know, Les Mis!
|Idle In Cafe, Nana Glen|
Off to the Gold Coast this morning for a interview with the ABC to promote our show on Friday at Mandala Organic Arts Cafe.
Smell ya later