Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Femmes and thence to Shoalhaven!

Well that was a big weekend. A little tired now. Went to see Violent Femmes down at RWC on Friday night. They rocked. Hard. The audience didn't. Maybe the anti-mosh crowd has finally got it's way? Maybe the band is getting old? Maybe it's the audience (yes, including me....) anyway... loved it. Went nuts. Band rocked. Loved the range of instruments, including stuff I don't know name of. They used a conch shell, a stick with a single electric string, a bouzouki, some kind of wooden box thing which you sit on and hit with your hands... and to top it off, they all had a lot of energy. Especially the drummer.

After having been convinced by the delightful DV that it would be a good idea to go to Shoalhaven and drink wine, we did! It was great :-) We got to see the chickens at the Lyrebird organic vineyard (although they weren't in at the time because the fruit was ripe). That was fine though because that meant we got to taste the grapes!

The Chambourcin grapes tastes rather nice. A little in size, shape and taste like blueberries. There were also some "special" grapes there. You know how there's this artificial grape flavour that tastes nothing like grapes and tastes just disturbing? The one they use in bubblegum and some lollies? Well... it's real. And it occurs naturally. In this grape. Wrong I tells ya! We did have some very yummy wine at Two Figs and some others. Mmmmm.... wine stash :)

Great views all round...
...and I want one of thest for Christmas:
(yes, the whole thing).

Sunday involved a BBQ and Monday was just far too busy although I don't even remember why anymore... so now I'm looking at the fact that I'll be studying again soon! Eep! Next week is start of session....


DV said...

I think the concert would have been improved by everyone being 18 and on drugs again :)

DestructoMeg said...


the gig was fab. Agreed about the crowd.

anti ob said...

I want the wine rack too - especially if it comes with the wine!

Violent Femmes is one of the few bands I've been to see multiple times... and would go to see at the drop of a hat again. Shame about the dead crowd; first time I saw them was on a last minute whim:

("ring ring"
"Rob, wanna come see the Violent Femmes?"
"Now; we're parked out front. click.")

...and I raced out the front door in my sandals. I think I only lost two toenails and one sandal in the mosh, but it was absolutely brilliant!

worldpeace and a speedboat said...


Ob, I can see that... it's so you! :)