Friday, January 18, 2008

Christchurch to the Max

On a day when Keith Humble took his six hundredth wicket the Squids are left spread-eagled like the Danger Bird.

The exciting mock-up of the CD by the indolent printmaker turned out to have a prophetic symbolism. The image on the front shows a giant squid grappling with the skyline of a city...and so too the tallest squid grapples with a new city, Christchurch. Life imitates art in the cruelest way for the band. It was an obvious choice as, being the sister city of Adelaide, it will no doubt afford plenty of options for al fresco dining.

While not trying to create an award-nominated, expertly-intricate connections post it is worth noting that after Crafty's bitterly, howlingly, plaintively beautiful Slippin' Away (complete with trademark daring reharmonisation...the dominant providing a FAR more satisfying, though perhaps predictable, release than the dribble back from supertonic to tonic) at rehearsal on Monday night, that the redoubtable and recently deceased Max Merritt hails from Christchurch.

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Blogger silky-D said...

I like it here. I think I might join Bic Runga's band and stay for a while.

19/1/08 10:16  
Blogger silky-D said...

by the way, Crafty, as you know we had planned to meet up in Wellington during the time of our lord's death and resurrection. Just a note to say that in a one off specal event, wellington is hosting a gig that weekend featuring Ozzy, Kiss, Poison and Eurovision favourite shock rockers Gordi, all with special effects and prosthetics done by Peter Jackson's WETA company. It could just be the best worst ever gig ever. Just a thought. Obviously the rest of the band are welcome also, new spawn and all.

19/1/08 10:19  
Blogger Fluffy said...

Death Star will do it for $164 pp each way. Gentlemen, please let me know the approximate time and date of the death of your lord and I'll see what I can rustle up in the way of a rollicking group tour with fancy bus.

22/1/08 09:15  

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