a struggle for my prosthetics and brain juices
don't let the funky website and flyer fool you - it wasn't that good.
last night my sea bears and i went to the opening of liquid architecture - which you'll know as the experemental music festival in melbourne. it needs a bit of leeway this opening - because it was mostly improvised and the acoustics in the gaol were excellent. i did score some free earplugs tho (didn't need to use them at the show because the sound didn't blow me away)
there were some highlights - a nice man in pretty jeans making fun sounds with a trough filled with sand - a whisk - and a wonderful imitation of the buddhist cup thing that they do.
the night started (with me and my seabears getting in first on account of my prosthetic legs, much to the disgust of the beautiful melbournites dressed in black who'd gotten there before us) actually, last night was probably one of the most prime examples (excluding someday gallery openings) of the visions of style in melbourne. i mean, these people are gorgeous, dressed in there black boots and leopard print leggings under saucy small black skirts. there was even (as one of my seabears pointed out much to my shock) a fashion statement in the form of a red sleeping bag being worn as a parka. the funny thing was, she looked rather nice, warm and a bit like she'd come back from camping and neglected to get out of her thermol sleep worm.
when we first arrived everyone was ushered into the bar room where the delights of free beer, wine and orange juice awaited. it seemed that they didn't let anyone out until the alchohol stopped flowing and i know wonder whether this was because everything sounds better after a few drinks.
the highlight of this night was a funny bearded hippy who looked a little lost or stoned that kept the smiles going throughout the night, he was a rareity in a cold dark gaol filled with cold dark melbornights (who incidently - seem only to come out at night)
here are some websites to give you an idea of who we heard, saw and probably insulted -
http://www.ducroz.com/ - actually this is a very cool site
http://cajid.com/thembi/duo/index.html - this one has free downloads - yay (but bare in mind you really need good headphones or computer speakers to listen - i recommend headphones as always, but not those shitty ones you stick down your earlobes.