Brisbane is a moody little city. At times it can suck you in like a warm jumper, then again, it can feel as cold as ice to our ill climatised bodies that think freezing is anywhere below 20 degrees.As we head into Winter, things can come a little worrying for emerging artists as the cold night scares the once bold bodies that occupy live music venues into hibernation. Sometimes it gets a little funny to think that “It’s too cold” has become a valid excuse not to get out of our pajamas to see some beautiful artists and rest on the laurels of old reruns on the television screen instead. The latter I wouldn’t know a lot about… I don’t actually own a television. But I have to admit I am becoming a fabulous pirate. It’s probably something i shouldn’t be proud of, but it is seemly impossible to find some older films in any other form.
So what I am trying to relay is that although it is getting a little chilly, we should add an extra layer of socks, another tee-shirt, some pants and a damn jacket and get out to support the people out there trying to make the city aurally and visually brighter and better. I’d like to challenge everyone to go out in the dim month of June, and see at least two bands play- preferably on different nights. See some theatre, go watch a start-up comedian make a fool of themselves and laugh and laugh and laugh. Go to that gallery opening your friend has been talking about forever- or go find one- just because people need people to make their work, work. And if those people aren’t you, well, you my friend will just be falling behind the crowd when that certain someone actually becomes a someone.
Aside from that June should make out to be my favorite month so far. We will be heading down south for the first time and visiting Melbourne for a few shows, along with serenading Courtyard Conspiracy into it’s nest until the heat comes back again. So what was that challenge again… Oh yeah… two gigs…. That would mean you could come to Black Bear Lodge on the 12th and then see us at Courtyard on the 17th and tick that off your June bucket list! Brisbane, how fabulous! Or follow us down the road, we would love to see some smiling familiar faces at some venues we have never played in.
Our record is on its way- I promise. Someone wise once said that all good things take time. Well this is one overdue baby, he will be well roasted, toasted and incredibly bold. He wouldn’t hide in his pajamas if there was something going on at night.