Saturday, July 14, 2007

Dalai Lama, Live Earth and Guppy Fish

I have been so bad, yet again. I really do not have any idea how I manage to go so long without updating this thing. In the main, I actually quite enjoy doing it, but, time is the issue.
So firstly, above is a small boat that went past the house (photo is taken from the balcony). From a quick look, nothing seems unusual however, if you click on the photo, it will open a larger one. You should look at the name of the boat. Very funny...
So much has happened since my last post. I went to watch a 'concert' that was held by the Dalai Lama. It was excellent and was even worth standing in torrential for the best part of five hours.
There was a small concert that took place just after his speech. It was predominately small Australian bands although the headliner was Ben Lee who has had a few hits around the world. In fact, I actually saw him in Las Vegas in 2006 when he supported Dashboard Confessional. Also appearing on the bill were a group called Blue King Brown. They are kind of reggae (which I hate) but with a real upbeat tempo to many of their songs. The reason that I paid particular attention to them was because they were due to open the 'Live Earth' show in Sydney. In fact, they were opening the full event by the very nature of the fact that Sydney was the first one to take place. So...onto the 'Live Earth' show; The line up was Crowded House, Jack Johnson, Wolfmother, John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins, Eskimo Joe, Sneaky Sound System and Blue King Brown. there were a few other bands but I had no idea who most of them were.
John Butler was superb. Other favourites were Missy Higgins, Blue King Brown and Eskimo Joe. I can't make my mind up about Wolfmother. The song 'Jpker and the Thief' was probably the best part of the whole day for me but, the rest of the set was average. It was still quite a thrill to go to the event, even though I do not believe that it matched the line-ups of New York and London.
I have started to enjoy Aussie Rules Football, in particular following the Sydney Swans and do not think that I have missed a home game since arriving in Australia. It is a very different sport to our own football, as is the atmosphere at one of the games. It is however, quite endearing.
Apologies for the disjointed post, it is late and I need my bed.
Keep Safe