Thanks to everyone who came along to our amazing Max-Mo gig at Higher Ground on Friday night. A great reunion with Amelia, fresh back from the Netherlands. If you weren’t there, as well as live versions of the tracks on our MySpace page, we did new material as well: Mike Ladd’s Ghost of Don Dunstan, Boomer Beach and Control Room and my The Thoughts of Charlie Sheen and Your Horrorscope. Great percussion layering by Andy Mills and some fantastic improvisational interplay between Derek Pascoe (sax) and Steve Matters (trombone) was the icing on the cake. After the show I got to chat to two of my favourite Adelaide poets Jules Leigh Koch & Aidan Coleman. Jules was kind enough to give me a copy of his marvellous Language of Rain collection (published by Rob Scott’s Bookends). Being a new dad, Aidan hasn’t seen much live poetry lately (although he’s also about to give birth to a poetry-baby courtesy of his publisher Brandl & Schlesinger.)
A wonderful time was had by all. See you next time.